PSG squeezes Mbappé

first_imgThe PSG estimates losses of more than € 300M due to the coronavirus, its president Al-Khelaifi was one of the first to give the green light in the Ligue1 to the cuts and more when his wage bill is € 371M this year. Above Real Madrid itself (€ 283M). The very high payrolls paid by the French Qatari owned club are especially burdensome with Neymar (€ 37M net) and footballers in the final stretch of their career as Thiago Silva (35 years old) Y Cavani (33). Mbappé, the great icon of the future of France, is dragged.A situation that rarefies the relationship between the great object of desire of Real Madrid and PSG, despite the fact that the Parisian club has been pampering its star on its social networks for days. Everything is aligned for the benefit of Madrid. In Concha Espina it is marked 2021 as the year of the total offensive by Mbappé. Crack is not comfortable with Tuchel, he refuses to renew and this drop in salary does not exactly encourage him to do so. Just what they want to hear in Chamartín. He PSG away increasingly to Mbappé from Paris. The French entity is negotiating hard with the locker room heavyweights (Thiago Silva, Neymar and Mbappé) to cut their wages and thus alleviate the serious economic crisis derived from COVID-19. It is not just any cut: while Real Madrid will only drop 10% or 20% of the footballer’s salary (depending on whether they play again or not), the PSG wants to lower at least 50% of the salary to Mbappé and his colleagues… According Le Parisien, well informed about the PSG, the negotiation moves in that percentage and the salary of the soccer players has already been frozen. If this plan is fulfilled, Mbappé will go from collecting € 20.8M net to € 10.4M right in the thick and thin to try to renew…last_img read more

Rosell advises Bartomeu: “I would sign Neymar, without a doubt”

first_img“I would sign Neymar, no doubt.” In one of the advances of the interview that Mundo Deportivo publishes on paper this Sunday, the former president of Barcelona votes for the return of the Brazilian to Barça with the paradox that it was his transfer that precipitated his resignation as president of the Barça club for the opacity of the numbers of his transfer.Rosell always considered the great success of his mandate the signing of Neymar, whom he considered the successor of Messi in an opinion that, curiously, even the Argentine shared, who even asked Neymar not to leave Barça. “I will make you the Golden Ball,” Messi said to Neymar during the tour of the United States in 2017 to try to convince him not to leave. Sandro Rosell would end up resigning on January 23, 2014 as president of Barça “tired and angry”. A Barça partner, Jordi Cases, filed a criminal complaint against Sandro Rosell for misappropriation due to the “distraction of 40 million euros corresponding to the signing of Neymar.” Barça ended up admitting to a crime.In the agreement, which involved the recognition of the club of an error in the planning of the taxation of the signing in the exercises of 2011 and 2013, ex-president Sandro Rosell and Bartomeu himself were exonerated. The Public Prosecutor of the National Court claimed more than 62 million euros from all those involved. In the pact with the Prosecutor’s Office of the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia and the State Bar, the presidents were exonerated from their management and the club was required to assume the two tax crimes for which it will pay 15 million, which include the defrauded fees and the fine, accepted in the agreement, of 5.5 million.last_img read more

Athletic, Real and FEF agree on a Cup final with the public

first_imgFortunately, sanity has prevailed and although Athletic and Real Sociedad had distanced themselves in recent days for trying to defend their interests in the final of the Copa del Rey, they have chosen to walk together to have more strength. Aperribay and Elizegi have met with Rubiales and have agreed to request the RFEF that the appointment of La Cartuja can be held with the public and officially, open door, at a future date to be determined by agreement between the three parties.“The desire and the will of both clubs has always been, now and before, to play the final with the presence of our fans and fans. It is what we would like most. A Cup final with our fans in the stands,” argue the responsible for both entities in a joint note. Ibaigane published a very lukewarm statement last week, somewhat criticized by fans and the team itself, and has waited a few days to join positions with its eternal rival.At the same time, Athletic and Real Sociedad they want the RFEF “to guarantee that the Cup final will be played as an official competition and will be considered an official title”. To do this, they have requested the General Secretariat of the RFEF that the Delegate Commission of the General Assembly of the RFEF, whose next meeting will be held on Friday, take an agreement to modify the calendar that enables the Cup final to be held as Official title with the presence of followers of both teams. The Federation devised a plan to move the final until the spring of 2021, reserving a European place for the representative of the competition, which could even be both if one of the contestants obtained a ticket for Europe through the League, but the UEFA put that idea down. Now it is a matter of resuming that initiative with the approval of the national body. Everything indicates that it will not be so and the seventh of the League (right now Valencia) would go to Europe. The two main Basque clubs stress that with this decision, they want “to value one of the most prestigious and traditional sporting events that can be played in world football, unique in this edition and to do it together with their followers, followers, subscribers , subscribers, partners and partners, the true essence and raison d’être of this wonderful sport. “RFEF: approval for a final with an audience either in 2020 or 2021The Federation shares the desire of the Cup finalists and will do everything possible so that the final is played with the public. This is the statement issued by the RFEF positioning itself with Real and Athletic.“The RFEF fully shares the desire of the Athletic Club and the Real Sociedad clubs to play the Final of the Copa del SM el Rey when health and sports circumstances allow the Final to be held open to the public and with the presence of both fans and everyone those fans who wish to attend.The Royal House and the Trophy with the greatest roots and tradition in Spanish football deserve a final with an audience. For this, the RFEF thanks the decision and the joint request of both clubs and will articulate the necessary regulatory mechanisms so that the Final of the Copa del SM el Rey is played as an official competition at the right time during the year 2020 or 2021 and always before the Final of the 2020/2021 Season is disputed. The RFEF will set, in common agreement with Real Sociedad and Athletic Club, the most convenient date for said Final to be the great celebration of Spanish football. “last_img read more

Primera Iberdrola: why not consider yourself a professional league?

first_imgNecessities which might be extra lined than ever after the signing of the collective settlement, which reinforces the employment relationship between golf equipment and gamers. It’s due to that, the Affiliation of Girls’s Soccer Golf equipment has seized the second, after the heading of this doc, to offer power to this combat. “It’s time”, assures AS from the employers, that ask for unity between golf equipment, unions, political events and gamers. At stake is a extra professional future of girls’s soccer.The combat involves CongressAs AS has realized, AFE has gone one step additional and has undertaken a number of initiatives with events like PP and Residents in order that the First Iberdrola be a league professional. A undeniable fact that took maintain yesterday with the presentation of a proposition no PP regulation to request that the CSD revoke the suspension of the First Iberdrola and provoke the procedures to make it a professional league. Residents additionally intends to put stress on the federal government as a result of this occurs. Girls’s soccer comes again to Congress, simply because it did with the settlement.The gamers, who’ve claimed on social media be handled like professionals. We’re nonetheless not professionals for anybody! “He complained Priscila Borja, Betis participant. Within the inexperienced and white locker room he additionally launched a evaluate Ana Romero ‘Willy’: “The issue is that they don’t consider us professionals.” To them was added the Barça captain, Vicky Losada, who acknowledged: “This example ought to make us take into consideration the long run: we should be a professional league, do not examine us with a Second B or a Third as a result of we play Champions, with the identical calendar because the professional leagues “. The professionalism he has made a distinction throughout this quarantine. The consideration of “non-professional” league has been decisive in deciding the long run closest of competitions because the First Iberdrola. Corsetted as an novice league and depending on the Royal Spanish Soccer Federation (RFEF), The utmost ladies’s competitors has been ended by reopening the controversy the disparity of standards between being or not being a professional league.The issue goes past any organism, be it RFEF or LaLiga, and it absolutely touches the Spanish regulation and extra particularly to the Sports activities Regulation of 1990. This laws solely establishes three competitions professionals in Spain, all of them are masculine: the Soccer First and Second Division, akin to these commercially referred to as LaLiga Santander and Smartbank, and the Males’s Basketball League (ACB).On this foundation, there are lots of crucial voices that declare to consider the First Iberdrola like league professional. “We’re speaking about professional athletes,” confused a few days in the past Javier Merino, PP deputy in Congress. His phrases are not removed from actuality. The gamers of the First Iberdrola are professionals and so what signifies additionally lby regulation, particularly the Royal Decree 1006/1985, which regulates the particular employment relationship of professional athletes and establishes: “They’re athletes professionals who, by advantage of a relationship established on a common foundation, dedicate themselves voluntarily to the apply sport by yourself and inside the scope of group and tackle of a sports activities membership or entity to change of remuneration“last_img read more

Beckles urges WICB to implement Patterson Report reform

first_imgVice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, has urged the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to implement the most crucial reform aspect of the Patterson Report.Telling the WICB president Dave Cameron that reform was the “duty of his generation”, Sir Hilary pointed to Carlos Brathwaite’s heroics of four sixes off the first four balls of the final over in the men’s final which fired West Indies to victory over England and stressed that it was now left to the regional governing body to complete the process.”All that is now required is for the WICB, president and directors, to complete the over,” Sir Hilary said in a letter to media.”There are two balls left to face, one is to accept the governance reform that calls for the Council of Stakeholders as set out in the Patterson Report, and the other is to recognise that by accepting the governance interdependence of cricket and society is not to lose autonomy.”The players have done their job on the field. It is now for the president, whose heart resides in cricket as much as any one of us, to do his and lead his board boldly into the rest of the decade with public support and popular legitimacy.”The Patterson Report, commissioned by the WICB and authored by former Jamaica Prime Minister P.J. Patterson, was produced in 2007, but its main recommendations have been ignored by the WICB.Among these proposals are the implementation of a Council of Stakeholders, comprising 23 members and, according to the Report, “representative of a wide cross section of stakeholders and will determine policies and strategies and provide guidance for the development of West Indies cricket”.This council would appoint the president, vice-president and the executive directors.West Indies cricket is being destroyed by “internal conflict and acrimony.”Without this reform, West Indies runs the risk of being razed to the ground by internal conflict and acrimony,” he pointed out.”The golden monument we have all built as a tribute to our cultural tenacity and collective wisdom must come first. This is your task, Mr President. It’s a duty of your generation.”Noticeably, Sir Hilary made no reference to the most recent Caricom-commissioned Governance Report, which last year called for the “immediate dissolution” of the WICB.Speaking last November after the report was made public, Sir Hilary said he believed institutions like UWI and the WICB needed to be “preserved for posterity”, but also adapt to changing times.- CMClast_img read more

Teams for Courtney Walsh Award? – CHASE chairman urges consideration for units that fit selection criteria

first_imgChairman of the Courtney Walsh Award selection committee, Brian George, suggested that as the prestigious Award evolves, teams could be considered as possible candidates for selection. George pointed to the Sunshine Girls as an example of a team that truly epitomised the values and character of the Courtney Walsh Award, which is hosted by the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund. “As we talk about the harmonious development and contribution to country, and we consider the values of what the Courtney Walsh award stands for, teams such as the Sunshine Girls come to mind … . They are examples that truly epitomise the values and character of what the Courtney Walsh Award represents. I hope the committee will consider this going forward,” said George. He added that sports should represent fair play and respect for others. “Sports is more than just about winning and achieving great results on the field, but should represent fair play, respect for others and respect for the rules and harmonious development and contribution to a country,” the selection committee chairman pointed out at the 11th annual opening of nominations for the Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence. The launch took place at Cuddy’z Sports Bar and Restaurant in New Kingston last Thursday. In appealing to the wider community to send in nominations, George urged them not to always look for the obvious choice or be seduced into thinking that it is a popularity award, but rather to select someone in the sporting field who genuinely represents the characters of sportsmanship set out in the criteria for selection. Minister with responsibility for sport, Natalie Neita-Headley, said she noted with pride that apart from the resilience and excellence being displayed among our athletes, there was also the growing trend of humility, which was one of the main criteria for selection in the Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence. “It’s not about the beating of the chest, but being grateful to God, to their coaches and managers for guiding them this far,” noted Neita-Headley. She also expressed her gratitude to CHASE for partnering in the process of celebrating excellence in sports. outstanding achievement The criteria for selection stipulate that the awardee must be Jamaican and possess qualities that include a history of outstanding achievement in their chosen sport, with notable achievements in the calendar year preceding the award; a spirit of sportsmanship and goodwill; appropriate leadership skills; appropriate deportment, a high level of discipline and integrity, both inside and outside of the sports arena and humility even in the face of victory. The winner of the award will receive $500,000 and an exquisitely designed crystal trophy. Male and female athletes at the secondary level will again be recognised with an award at this year’s ceremony for both academic and sporting achievements. The first awards were presented in 2013. Winners will be presented with a cash award of $250,000 and trophies. Nominations for the award close on September 18, with the award ceremony taking place on October 15 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel. The selection committee includes Mike Fennell, president, Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA); Horace G. Helps, senior journalist; Compton Rodney, JOA; Don Anderson, chairman, Institute of Sports; Dr Walton Small, president, ISSA; Donovan Bennett, secretary, Jamaica Cricket Association; and representing CHASE, Saleem Lazarus, Dr Winston Dawes and Fae Ellington.last_img read more

Messam Jr makes perfect fit for St George’s

first_imgGregory Messam Jr has been given the responsibility of spearheading St George’s College’s attack this FLOW/ISSA Manning Cup season, and the second-generation national footballer started the campaign with a bang, as he led the North Street-based school with a hat-trick in their 9-0 rout against Kingston Technical High School (KTHS) in their opening Group C game at Winchester Park yesterday.St George’s only scored one goal in the first half.Messam Jr netted in the 21st, 57th and 64thminutes, while Alex Marshall got a brace (90, 90+7) and Shevon Stewart (59th), Jevoun McKellar (68th) and Stephen Gilzene (90+6) one each.Kingston Technical were reduced to 10 players when Dejeun Hayle was red-carded midway the second half.Last season, Messam Jr played on the flank with much success, but, according to assistant coach Marcel Gayle, the departure of central striker Amoy Brown left a big void, and Messam Jr was the obvious replacement.testimony of ability”He is a fantastic player, a kid every coach would want in their team,” Gayle commented. “But we were looking for a number nine, and we were looking, looking, and he was right in front us, and today is testimony of his ability.”I hope he can get a hat-trick every game, even though that’s not possible. I hope he gets better as the competition goes on,” he added.The star-studded St George’s, which boast players like Paul Young Jr, Gilzene, Dominic James, Stewart, Marshall, McKellar, and Messam, controlled the game from the start, but wasted countless opportunities to go ahead until Messam capitalised on a pass from Marshall to put the hosts ahead 1-0.After the interval, the Neville ‘Bertis’ Bell-coached team ran riot, and two early strikes sealed Messam’s three-timer. His second-half goals were sandwich by a Stewart strike, which was followed by another from McKellar.Kingston Technical were reduced to 10 men when Hayle saw red for handball, when the ball appeared to come off his face.Stewart added two late goals, and Gilzene netted in between his strikes to seal the biggest win of the schoolboy football season thus far.In other Group C games, Innswood stopped Ardenne 2-0 with goals from Akeem Gibbons and Steve Harris, while Denham Town edged Eltham 1-0.In Group B, Greater Portmore held Hydel to a 1-1 draw, Dunoon edged Haile Selassie 1-0, while Papine drew 1-1 with eight-man Cumberland.In Group F, Excelsior beat Ascot 4-0, Jonathan Grant turned back Norman Manley 3-2 with a brace from Geovanni Shorter, and Vauxhall defeated Spanish Town 2-0.Yesterday’s ResultsGroup BPortmore 1 Hydel 1Dunoon 1 Haile Selassie 0Papine 1 Cumberland 1Group CSt George’s 9 KTHS 0Innswood 2 Ardenne 0Denham Town 1 Eltham 0Group FExcelsior 4 Ascot 0Jonathan Grant 3 Norman Manley 2Vauxhall 2 Spanish Town 0Today’s gamesGroup DPenwood vs Charlie SmithSt Mary’s College vs STATHSGroup EKingston High vs BridgeportSt Jago vs MonaGroup GJose Marti vs CampionCamperdown vs WaterfordAll games start at 3:30.pm.last_img read more

20-day ban for Henry

first_imgFormer champion jockey Wesley ‘Callaloo’ Henry was slapped with a 20-raceday suspension by the stewards for his failure to ride MEET JUSTIN on its merits in accordance with Rule 200 in the fourth race at Caymanas Park on Sunday, July 26.The Patrick Lynch-trained MEET JUSTIN finished fourth to 30-1 outsider DON TUDOR over the straight in a three-year-old maiden condition race. The stewards, however, were not satisfied with the ride and summoned the jockey to an enquiry on Tuesday last.Henry’s suspension takes effect on Saturday, October 10, and he will then be out of action for the rest of the year. He has appealed the ban and $10,000 fine.This is the second lengthy suspension imposed on Henry by the Jamaica Racing Commission in his career, the first for his ride aboard Richard Azan’s JAZZY JET eight years ago.Henry resumed riding at Caymanas Park in June following a four-year riding stint on the North American circuit. He came straight out of Florida to ride at Caymanas and since his return, has ridden 17 winners.Henry, 41, started riding in 1996, winning his first and only championship as an apprentice the following year.last_img read more

Semi-final first, final later – Tegat

first_imgWestern Bureau:Clarendon College head coach Paul ‘Tegat’ Davis said the loss to Dinthill Technical in the daCosta Cup on Tuesday will have no bearing on his team’s chances against Wolmer’s Boys in the ISSA/Flow Super Cup quarter-finals, starting at6 p.m., the second game of a double-header at Sabina Park.The first game pits Glenmuir High against St George’s College at 4 p.m.According to Davis, that result, though not what they desired, is already out of their thinking, as they now have a Wolmer’s team very much up for the contest in the cross hairs.”As usual, we are confident, and are looking forward to a good game. I know Wolmer’s are a very good team, but we also have what it takes to triumph and to move on,” Davis said.That surprise loss was the first of the season for Clarendon College, but the champions they are will not allow them to surrender.The talented Joel Sterling is back from injury, and that should add some fireworks up front. Also, Seigle Knight and Roger Russell in combination are dangerous for this Clarendon side.HUNTING ALL FOUR TITLES”It is a long season. [There are] four trophies on offer and we are still in the hunt for all of them, so it means we are on track. We will not allow that loss to affect us. Wolmer’s are in front of us, and we need a victory. That is what we are featuring right now – a victory,” Davis noted.”We are settled, comfortable, confident and ready for this game. All things being equal, we will win. That is our hope for today,” he said.The Wolmerians are no push-over, but apart from the one blemish inflicted by Dinthill, their backline has been almost imp-eccable. Goalkeeper Erick Edwards, Tremaine Williams and Andrade Hunt will make it difficult for Wolmer’s to breach.Meanwhile, Romario Squire will add to the potent attacking force of Knight, Sterling, Russell and Alex Cummings.The game is poised to be a real humdinger between two schools that know how to find the back of the net.Last year, almost all the Manning Cup-based schools moved into the semis. This time around, Clarendon, STETHS and Glenmuir are hoping to mix things up with a run into the semis, providing they each log wins and, of course, the big dance – the final – where they seek to pocket a cool $1 million.”The final is where we need to be, but of course, we need to take care of business here and then we have a semi-final to get by,” said Davis, who, at the start of the season, said he has all the trophies in his sight.last_img read more

Gymnasts did ‘exceptionally well’ – Grant-Brown

first_imgJamaica Amateur Gymnastics Association President Nicole Grant-Brown said the country’s representatives surpassed expectations at the inaugural Caribbean Gymnastics Championships.”We expected the team to do well but they have done exceptionally well,” Grant-Brown told The Gleaner. “They worked very hard and performed way above their ability.”The young representatives topped the regional competition on the weekend at the National Indoor Sports Centre as they amassed 258 points to finish ahead of the Cayman Islands, 228, and Trinidad and Tobago, 219.Outstanding performancesThere were also outstanding performances from boys Samario Smalling, Atorio Brown, Steven Lewis, Daniel Williams, Thierry Lodge-McKnight, while among the girls Kaela Kai Yen, India Shirley, Jane Horan Taylor and Dijonae Cole were impressive.Lewis, a senior male, was the tournament’s top scorer with a score of 74.600. He had first-place finishes in Level Ten on the floor, vault and parallel bars. Williams was second with victory on the rings and pommel horse.Brown, performing at Level Eight, was the nation’s second top scorer with 62.950. He was perfect in winning all six disciplines (floor, pommel, rings, vault, parallel bars and high bars).The tournament’s third top scorer, Smalling, tallied 58.300 points after winning the Level Four men’s pommel and high bars, while placing second in floor exercise, vault and parallel bars, and third on the rings.Best femaleThe best female performance came from Taylor, who scored 38.450 in Level Three junior girls. Taylor won all four events – vault, bars, beam and floor.Shirley was also first in Level Two female events, taking the vault and floor exercise to top the group with 37.250 points.Kimoya Banks followed her closely with 37.000, although she had just one win, on the floor. Jamilla Duffs was the next best scorer with 34.250, although her only win also came on the floor.Yen, in Level Five, followed with 32.375 points. She was first on the vault, bar and floor for a total 32.375 points.Cole scored 9.500 after she claimed firsts on the vault, bar and floor exercise for Level Three junior women.There were also great performances from Trinidad’s Natayla Lewis, Sydell Hines, Serena Burke, Keyara Prince, Rhenece Andrews, Karresa Kirton, Adrianna Houston and Amethyst Cuffy, and Cayman’s Igor Magalhes and Kaleb Woolaver.The tournament was basically a juniors championship, asthe organisers thought that Jamaica’s senior team was too advanced for the other countries, which would have given them an unfair advantage. As a result, the junior scores were used to determine the placing of the teams.”We are really trying to focus a lot on the juniors to get them competing a lot more, as the seniors have a lot more competition and the juniors don’t have those things,” explained Grant-Brown.”We are preparing our athletes for championships, because come next year when we have the Pan Am, the CAC championships and Commonwealth Games we will be included in these tournaments, so we can be in a position where we are included because we were not included last time (year) and we want to make sure we are competing in as many things as we possibly can,” she added.last_img read more