Critical eyes on Stocco once again after credit-less season

first_imgAh, the life of a quarterback. For some reason, in a game featuring 22 players taking the field at any particular time, so much focus is directed on the one guy under center.In fact, quarterback may be the only position in sports where a player can lead his team to victory and still draw criticism from the public eye. Sure, a pitcher in baseball can get knocked around a bit, somehow still get the win and take a little heat. Ditto for a goaltender in hockey. But that hardly compares to the weekly microscope the field general on a football team battles throughout the season.Now, any quarterback this side of Tim Couch knows that simply shrugging off the scorn, regardless of how hard that may be, is far easier than getting into a heated war of words with the general public. Just ask Wisconsin signal-caller John Stocco.“Well, I think that just kind of comes with the territory of playing quarterback,” Stocco said. “You’ve got the ball in your hands every play. You’re going to get the credit when you win and the blame when you lose. That’s just the way it goes. You can’t really do anything about it.”But does that old adage of quarterback public-relations speak really hold true in Stocco’s case?Let’s see … once upon a time, the Badgers began the 2004 season 9-0. Remember? Now, according to the classic theory, John Stocco must have gotten a regular old ticker-tape parade thrown for him. Call me crazy, but I don’t recall the festivities.Yes, the UW defense gave Stocco and the offense a seeming cakewalk to victory in some contests. But what about Wisconsin’s victory at Ohio State? Stocco tossed two touchdown passes and rallied UW from an early 10-0 deficit to knock off the Buckeyes in the Horse Shoe.And what about the Badgers’ upending of the then-No. 5-ranked Purdue Boilermakers in West Lafayette? Everyone will always remember cornerback Scott Starks’ 40-yard scamper to give the cardinal and white the victory. But it was Stocco who led Wisconsin on a touchdown drive immediately following a Purdue score that put the Boilermakers up 17-7. Without Stocco’s clutch play, Starks’ late heroics would have gone for naught.But Wisconsin’s 0-3 swoon to close out the year, in which it dropped from a national-title contender to an Outback Bowl loser? Stocco sure took plenty of blame for that debacle. Never mind the defensive meltdown at Michigan State or the complete and utter lack of a running game at Iowa. And forget that David Pollack had a permanent home in the Wisconsin backfield in Georgia’s New Year’s Day win.Granted, Stocco endured his fair of struggles. No one mistook him for Drew Brees. Hell, no one mistook him for Bobby Hoying. It may not have been pretty, but Stocco directed Wisconsin to nine wins. The point is simply that Stocco deserved some of the credit for the positives in UW’s season rather than absorbing most of the blame for the negatives.Even so, the starting job was not completely his until the spring season revealed the deficiencies of challengers Tyler Donovan and Bryan Savage further outnumbered Stocco’s. And the calls for Donovan will begin this season as soon as Stocco tosses his first interception or first misses an open receiver in the end zone. Brooks Bollinger, the school’s all-time winningest quarterback, endured similar criticisms. Now, Stocco’s credentials thus far don’t hold a candle to Bollinger’s. And Wisconsin will depend on Stocco to have improved his form from last season with the loss of running back Anthony Davis and a young revamped defense.But maybe, just maybe, the junior signal caller deserves the same open-minded chance that a hotshot recruit would get under center. Or maybe he deserves the same chance that any normal returning starter coming off a nine-win season would get.last_img read more

University implements wellness initiatives

first_imgAlong with these activities, students can contact USC Student Health to request and organize campus workshops that emphasize mental health awareness and well-being. Crisp and Van Orman also acknowledged the impact that recent campus deaths have had on the community, and encouraged those seeking help to reach out to Student Affairs and USC Student Health. “If you’re hurting for any reason, we want to meet with you. Please know that no one has to struggle alone; we are here for you,” they wrote. “Reaching out for support shows a person’s tremendous strength and courage.”  The initiative encourages the community to engage in these efforts to aid in suicide prevention and build a better understanding of mental health issues, the letter read.  The letter also introduced the #BeThe1To campaign as another source of mental health education. Created by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the #BeThe1To campaign is a five-step approach students can use to reach out and assist others contemplating suicide. The campaign stresses interpersonal contact, support of others and connection to external mental health resources. The Office of Student Affairs announced a mental health awareness initiative to provide wellness and self-harm education and prevention methods. The announcement sent to the University community Monday comes at the start of National Suicide Prevention Week. “This is an important time to remember those affected by suicide, raise awareness, and offer hope,” it read. The initiative also incorporates weekly on-campus mental health activities to promote well-being. One of these activities includes Trousdale Outreach and Awareness, a joint effort between Outreach and Mental Health Services and Undergraduate Student Government to provide mental health information and a space for students to connect with others dealing with trauma. The week includes discussions with clinical professionals and  opportunities for students to participate in stress-reduction activities and personal skill-building. The letter was signed by Vice President of Student Affairs Winston Crisp and USC Student Health Chief Health Office Sarah Van Orman.  (Daily Trojan file photo) The letter, signed by Vice President of Student Affairs Winston Crisp and Student Health Chief Health Officer Sarah Van Orman, presents on-campus mental health awareness activities. It comes shortly after two students died by suicide last week and one student died following a vehicle collision during Welcome Week.  “While suicide impacts far too many people, evidence shows that taking steps such as providing support services, talking about suicide, reducing access to means of self-harm, and following up with loved ones works,” the letter read.  Students dealing with mental health concerns can walk in to USC Student Health centers or contact the 24/7 phone line (213) 740-9355 for professional assistance. Faculty and staff members can reach out to the Center for Work and Family Life at (213) 821-0800. Students, faculty and staff members concerned about a fellow Trojan can notify Trojans Care 4 Trojans online or by calling (213) 740-0411.last_img read more

USC wrestling wraps up first season

first_imgFor a USC wrestling team that did not exist a year ago, the 2013 season has been full of milestones.To begin the season, the Trojans were officially recognized by the National Collegiate Wrestling Association, allowing them to compete at the National Junior College Athletic Association, NCAA, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and National Collegiate Wrestling Association levels.Practice makes perfect · The USC wrestling team was only able to practice twice a week as per Recreation Club Council restrictions. – Photo courtesy of USC wrestling And in its first year competing at a higher level, the team made history by sending two wrestlers to nationals, one of whom became the first NCWA All-American winner from USC.At the beginning of the month, the Trojans sent six wrestlers to Riverside, Calif. to compete in the West Coast Conference Championships. The team fared well, placing fourth overall among teams from the WCC, which includes Sacramento State, UC Santa Barbara, Utah, Utah State and 2013 NCWA champion, Cal Baptist.Four of the six Trojans who competed in the tournament qualified for nationals: freshman Nick Cegelski at the 149-pound weight class, sophomore Armand Farrokh at 157, freshman Dennis Ruan at 197 and freshman Kevin Kang at 285.Though all four made history by becoming the first USC wrestlers to ever compete in the postseason, USC was only able to send Cegelski and Farrokh to the national championships in Allen, Texas, because of budget constraints.“For Nick and I to be going alone to Texas as the first two national competitors in USC history was a daunting thought, but it felt amazing,” Farrokh said. “I finally felt that I had some attachment to USC and that I was representing the Trojan family.”Cegelski and Farrokh led USC to 45th place out of 90 teams at the NCWA Championships. Farrokh had an explosive start to open up the tournament, pinning his first opponent, Moises Lopez of the University of Texas-Pan American, in just one minute and 32 seconds to advance to the next round. Next, he fell in a hard-fought match to Danny Apgar of Northwest Missouri State. In the consolation round, Farrokh was defeated by Hunter Allen of Mercer.Cegelski also had an impressive tournament, placing sixth out of 38 wrestlers in his weight class and earning NCWA All-American honors, to become the first Trojan in history to do so. In the first round, Cegelski defeated Mason Macfarlane of Eastern Washington University 5-2. Then, he was defeated 3-2 in overtime by Peter Crawford of Liberty University. Cegelski bounced back in the consolation rounds by overtaking Evan Burchette of Mercer 7-1, then Vincent Camps of Slippery Rock 4-2. Next, he bested Max Becks of Central Florida 11-9 to clinch All-American status. He went on to win a 6-5 overtime decision over Air Force Prep’s Gerald McGinty before falling to Jesse Freise of Lindenwood and Kyle Spruill of The Apprentice School.“A year ago, I wouldn’t have believed you if you’d told me I’d be wrestling, let alone be gaining All-American status in the NCWA nationals,” Cegelski said. “My accomplishment is a result of thousands of hours of incredibly hard work by my coaches, my teammates, the team managers and my parents. At the end of the day, I could not be prouder to represent USC to the abilities I did.”The team’s success might surprise some people, as it seems the odds were stacked against the Trojans this season. Though some of the schools they competed against have full varsity programs that practice daily under a full-time coaching staff, the Trojans are only allowed to practice on mats two days a week because of Recreation Club Council restrictions for club teams. Additionally, the wrestlers themselves are responsible for scheduling their matches and arranging for transportation and lodging. Unlike athletes from varsity programs, USC’s wrestlers are not able to focus on wrestling all the time.The Trojans overcame these obstacles this season and hope to continue to make progress in the upcoming seasons and eventually become a premier NCWA team.“It’s easy to be timid and think that we could never be anything but a club, but that’s not the route we’ve taken,” USC head coach Wes Fulkerson said. “We’re building and we want to be able to compete with the best.”last_img read more

County Hurling Semi-Finals pairings made

first_imgThurles Sarsfields reward for eventually overcoming Nenagh Éire Óg is a last four clash with Templederry Kenyons.The defending champions Loughmore-Castleiney will take on the South champions Mullinahone in their semi-final.The semi-finals will be played next weekend. Meanwhile, the draw for the County Intermediate Hurling Championships was also made; Thurles Sarsfields will take on St. Marys, with Moyne/Templetuohy playing Clonakenny.last_img

U.S. Soccer hires lobbyists to fight USWNT players’ claim of being underpaid, report says

first_imgNoting the U.S. women’s Olympic hockey team’s fight for higher pay, Feinstein and Murray also introduced a separate bill last month mandating equal pay for women’s national and Olympic teams.Buethe wrote in an email to Politico that the lobbyists hired by U.S. Soccer aren’t trying to derail any of the legislation, only to provide accurate information about how much the men’s and women’s teams are paid.However, according to Politico, U.S. Soccer attorneys and lobbyists have met with lawmakers and raised the question of whether the pending legislation might threaten the U.S.’s ability to co-host the men’s 2026 World Cup because it threatens to withdraw federal dollars if pay equity isn’t achieved. U.S. Soccer, aiming to push back against claims of an unfair pay disparity by U.S. women’s national team players, has hired two Washington lobbying firms, Politico reported Wednesday.The players claimed in a lawsuit filed in March that under their previous contract a player on the USWNT earned in a year as little as 38 percent of what a men’s national team player made. In the immediate aftermath of the U.S. women winning their second consecutive World Cup last month, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) cited that statistic while introducing legislation requiring U.S. Soccer to pay the men’s and women’s teams equally.U.S. Soccer has disputed that there’s a gap between what it pays and now has hired lobbying firms FBB Federal Relations and Van Ness Feldman to work on persuading lawmakers the women’s claims aren’t accurate.“Due to the large number of requests we’ve received from policymakers since the Women’s World Cup, we are taking the proper steps to make sure that those leaders have accurate information and factual numbers that will inform them about the unmatched support and investment the U.S. Soccer Federation has provided as a leader in women’s football across the world,” U.S. Soccer spokesman Neil Buethe wrote in an email to Politico.A spokeswoman for the players, Molly Levinson, said in a statement that they were “stunned and disappointed” U.S. Soccer “would spend sponsor dollars and revenue to advocate against laws that ensure that women are paid equally to men.”The men’s national team also weighed in against U.S. Soccer’s lobbying efforts, calling them “disappointing but not surprising.”Neither lobbying firm has registered to lobby for U.S. Soccer, as required by law within 45 days of being hired, but Buethe said they would be doing so.Meantime, Politico obtained a presentation it said was circulated “in meetings late last month” that put an emphasis on the non-monetary compensation female players receive beyond a guaranteed salary, such as maternity leave, a nanny subsidy, health benefits, retirement perks and injury protection that players on the men’s team don’t get.The presentation states that U.S. women’s team players were paid far more last year than men’s team players, earning $275,478 in average cash compensation per player compared with $57,283 for the men’s team.However, both the women’s and men’s team players say it’s difficult to compare compensation because of a variety of factors, including how many games each team plays, and characterized as misleading U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro’s assertion in a recent open letter that U.S. Soccer had paid the women’s team more than the men’s team over the past decade.last_img read more

Wellington Fire Chief urges safety this Fourth of July season

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +4 Vote up Vote down concerned citizen · 268 weeks ago I have a friend whose son (10 years old) had some fireworks get in his eye last year. He was fortunate not to lose his eye or his vision, but it took many months of antibiotics and seeing a professional. The eye doctor said that they see lots of eye injuries this time of year. This year we are seriously considering eye protection as well as ear protection for our children. Accidents happen, but a little prevention goes a long way. Thanks Chief for the fire safety reminders as well. Have fun and be safe! Report Reply 0 replies · active 268 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tim Hay, Wellington Fire Chief — Wellington Fire and EMS departments want everyone to be careful and help prevent fires this 4th of July. Fireworks can be sold July 1 through July 4 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Discharge is July 1 through July 3 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and July 4 from 10 a.m. to midnight.Fireworks cause thousands of injuries each year primarily to children.  The hands and face are the primary areas that are injured.  Make sure children are monitored at all times.  Avoid alcohol when discharging fireworks and keep those watching at a safe distance.  Always wet down fireworks after discharging.  Do not place discharged fireworks in a box or other container and keep inside or near combustibles. Never discharge fireworks near dry vegetation, structures or vehicles.  Abide by the times of discharge!!  Consider how fireworks affects your neighbors and pets.  Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Remembering Judge Himelman

first_imgBy John Burton |RED BANK – Speaking with those who knew William Himelman, Red Bank’s long-serving Municipal Court judge who died last week, certain words keep coming up: “fair” being the most often repeated term, but also “tough” on the bench, and “decent” in his treatment of everyone he met while on the bench or in life.“I would say stability and civility,” were the words, said Mayor Pasquale Menna, recalling Himelman’s tenure on the bench here in the borough and in other municipalities over the years. “Those are the exact qualities you want in a judge.”“I’ve known him all my adult life and I respected him greatly,” said Menna, a lawyer, who earlier in his legal career worked as the prosecutor in Keansburg for about 12 years, while Himelman presided over the court.Himelman, 85, died on Jan. 25, after a relatively short battle with melanoma, according to his son, Daniel Himelman.Even at 85 and up until his illness prevented it, the elder Himelman had remained vital and active, going to the gym daily for up to two hours a day and playing golf multiple times a week, said his son.Himelman had been the longest serving Municipal Court judge in New Jersey, said Menna and former mayor Edward J. McKenna Jr., having sat on the bench in the borough from 1978 to 2017. He received unanimous approval for his reappointment from the Borough Council at the municipal reorganization meeting on Jan. 1.In addition to Red Bank, over the course of his career Himelman had been a judge in Little Silver as well as in Keansburg.“The death of a judge who has been a public servant for so very many years is a loss to all of us,” this week said Winnie Comfort, director of communications for the New Jersey Judiciary.“He always enjoyed it, acting in his capacity as a municipal judge,” Daniel recalled. “He loved working with all the men and women who work for the borough of Red Bank. He got to know all the borough police and borough workers.”“He was the best judge you could ask for. Very fair, just decent to everybody,” said Red Bank Police Chief Darren McConnell speaking of Himelman.McKenna said Himelman was “an incredible person in many ways.” McKenna said he was “a very astute businessman,” who with partners in his Tenco company had acquired considerable real estate holdings in the borough’s commercial district. “He was a great landlord, in that he always wanted to work with his tenants to keep the rents fair and keep the buildings occupied.”McKenna, a lawyer with a Red Bank practice, called Himelman “a great lawyer” and “a consummate professional.”Over the years McKenna found himself on the other side of Himelman in court cases. “He was one of the old school types,” McKenna remembered. “If he gave you his word you could take it to the bank.”Most profoundly for Red Bank, was his work on the bench. “He was tough but he was very fair,” McKenna said, “which is what made him such an exceptional judge.”That and “he was sensitive to real-life considerations,” for those who came before him in court, Menna said. “He understood them.”“He was understanding of people’s plights, as much as he could be,” Daniel said. Since his father’s passing, Daniel said he’s heard from people – some of whom the judge sentenced to jail – who offered kind words telling of how kind Himelman was.When Himelman considered retiring from the bench he offered to stay and agreed for a token $1 a year. This was at a time when Trenton eliminated state discretionary financial aid to municipalities – which was a real blow to Red Bank, Menna explained.Given Municipal Court judges can earn from the mid- $40,000s to upper $50,000 annually, “He saved the taxpayers of Red Bank hundreds of thousands of dollars,” Menna said. “It was a godsend.”“For him it was nice to be important but it was more important to be nice,” Daniel said of his father, remembering him as someone always willing to take time out to chat.“As busy as he was, as much as he had going on,” McConnell said, “he always had time to talk.” And, McConnell pointed out “He could talk you on literally any subject,” with football being a particularly favorite topic.“He just loved to talk and he was so down-to-earth. He could talk on any subject it seemed like,” offered Carl Colmorgen, who has been a volunteer in the Red Bank Municipal Court, working with Himelman for six years.“He always had a big smile on his face,” said Robert Koehler, as Himelman entered Koeher’s In-Between Café, English Plaza. He regularly had lunch at the restaurant, Koehler and his wife Ginny remembered, usually ordering his regular choice – scrambled eggs, “soft,” with salmon and cheddar cheese. “We all loved him. He was always so warm,” Ginny said.“We’re going to miss him terribly,” Koehler acknowledged.Himelman was born in Brooklyn, New York and move with his family to Belmar in 1935. He attended Asbury Park High School, where he played football.He attended Vanderbilt University, leaving his studies to serve in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War, becoming a second lieutenant. He completed his undergraduate studies at Albright College and then went to Rutgers Law School. He began his law practice in Red Bank in 1957.His wife of 60 years, Joan, died last May. Himelman is survived by his son, and daughter, Carla Campbell, Allentown, Pennsylvania, and their respective families, which include five grandchildren.last_img read more

Rebels, Leafs begin what could be a long stretch of games between the two West Kootenay rivals

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr The Nelson Daily Sports There should be no question in the minds of the Castlegar Rebels and Nelson Leafs who their respective first round opponents will be when the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs begin. The Rebels thought to have a chance at stealing away the Murdoch Division title from the front-running Beaver Valley Nitehawks after beating the Fruitvale squad four consecutive times. But the Hawks answered the bell Sunday in the Sunflower City, bouncing the Rebels 7-3 to all but end Castlegar’s stretch run to the title. So Friday in Nelson, unofficially, begins a best-of-eleven series between the two West Kootenay rivals. Of course the first four games — including this weekend’s home-and-home series starting Friday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena — will be a feeling out period. The real business takes place in Castlegar in the third full week of February. “Right now we’re preparing for the playoffs,” said Leaf coach and GM, Frank Maida. “Every day is important for the players to get ready, both mentally and physically.” Of course, you know the Rebels have a little more to play for than the Leafs. Steve Junker’s crew is not mathematically out of the race for the Murdoch Division title — trailing the Hawks by nine points with nine games remaining. The Murdoch champ receives an easier first-round opponent in the Spokane Braves. Meanwhile, the Leafs will finish third in the Murdoch and travel to either Castlegar or Beaver Valley to open the playoffs. So there’s really no incentive to bust a hump before the playoffs. Right? On the contrary says Maida. “This is a big weekend for us against Castlegar and we want both games,” Maida confessed. “We want the boys to come out to play a full 60 minutes and play good hockey against Castlegar. “That’s our key, battling with them on every shift.”Ironically, Beaver Valley has had Nelson’s number this season, losing once to the Leafs. Castlegar has gotten the better of Beaver Valley, until Sunday’s game. But not lost in translation is the fact Nelson has played the Rebels tough this season, splitting the first four games. Which should make for a very interesting best-of-eleven series starting Friday in Nelson.OVERTIME: Ironically is was a Nelson native that shot the lights out of the Rebels Sunday in Castlegar as Justin Niminiken not only scored the natural hat trick but added another goal and assist in the Beaver Valley win. . . .The Leafs finally have defenceman Blake Arcuri back in the lineup after the Nelson native returned from his second major injury of the season. Arcuri played in both weekend wins for Nelson over Golden and Columbia Valley. . . . Defenceman J.J. Beitel is listed as day-to-day. . . .Leaf coach Frank Maida was pleased with the play of rookie Carsen Willans on the recent East Kootenay trip saying, “Carsen played well all weekend but had a great game Saturday (against Columbia Valley.)” . . .No doubt the Walton boys will be front and center when Nelson meets Castlegar as Stuart, leading the Rebels in scoring, goes up against Andrew, goalie for the Leafs. Stuart Walton leads Anthony Delong in Castlegar scoring but Delong has the team lead in goals with 32. . . . Nick Newman leads the Leafs in scoring but Patrick Martens is back as the go-to guy. Martens, returning from the BCHL at the roster deadline, has seven points in three games including six goals. . . .The teams return to Castlegar for game two of the series. Game time is 7:30 p.m. in the Community Complex. sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Weah, Africa’s only Golden Ball, does not succeed as president of Liberia

first_imgUn Tebas vs Rubiales also in Argentina. The anger between Rubials Y Thebes He has created a school. Argentina He is faithfully replicating the dispute in Spanish football. The two top Argentine leaders, Claudio Tapia, president of the AFA, Y Mariano Elizondo, holder of the Super League, They are on the lookout. The last discussion is because Elizondo refuses to delay the start of the championship to favor the Argentine national team in the Pre-Olympic Tapia accuses Elizondo of putting the interests of the clubs above those of the albiceleste. Anyway, that the anger Tebas-Rubiales crosses borders.Eurocup with facial recognition. The next Eurocup it will be held in twelve European capitals, but the stadium of Wembley, in London, it will host the two semifinals and the final of the tournament, which will be held on July 12. The British police have a new facial recognition technology available to control the ultras. The system is going to be tested today in the wales derby that will dispute the Cardiff and the Swansea If all goes well, it will be one of the police control systems that will be implemented in the Eurocup 2020. Demonstrations in Monrovia. Thousands of people have demonstrated during this week in the streets of Monrovia against the president of Liberia, George Weah, the only Golden Ball that has given Africa (nineteen ninety five). The opposition to Weah accuses him of corruption and claims him for the indeterminate destiny of 22 million euros of public funds. According to the prestigious The Guardian, the president George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah he responded to the protesters with a disturbing challenge: “Whoever thinks he can walk freely through the streets of Monrovia insulting his president, is ready …”.Gento wanted to sign him for Real Madrid. Weah was one of the most accredited scorers of his time, and one of the most sought-after strikers. Paco Gento López, today Honorary President of the Real Madrid, He tried to sign him when he worked as a sports advisor to the former president Ramon Mendoza But it was not possible. The Milan from Berlusconi, then in full boil, he took it on a heel. But Weah was left wanting to play in the Bernabeu because he never hid his admiration for Real Madrid.last_img read more

The 10 moments that have Cádiz one step away from Primera

first_imgUntil the break came, the Cádiz season was being framed. Solid leader of Second during 27 of the 31 days, he only dropped from first place on four occasions and in all of them being second classified, or what is the same: always in direct promotion. Throughout the League he has shown superiority that was absolute in sections. The base has been defensive strength and good numbers both at home (where the fans have had a fundamental role), whatever (They have only fallen in five games out of 16). All this is summed up in ten key moments. Ten situations in games, which have Cádiz one step away from First.8/18/2019. Day 1. Cádiz 3-1 PonferradinaCádiz started the season with a victory against Ponferradina (3-1) and against their people to forget as soon as possible the tragic end of the previous campaign, in which the yellows did not win any of the last seven games. This reason deprived them of playing the promotion playoff. Despite the fact that the Bercianos were ahead on the scoreboard with a goal from Trigueros; Javi Navarro, Perea and Nano Mesa, came back to leave +3 in Carranza.09/01/2019. Matchday 4. Racing 1-2 Cádiz.After chaining three consecutive victories and already settled in first place, Álvaro Cervera players went to El Sardinero with the aim of continuing in a positive line. The yellows had to sweat a lot to beat the Cantabrians (1-2). Perea put the visitors ahead in the first half and Barral equalized in the 85th after previously missing a penalty. When everything seemed to indicate that the tie would be the final result, Álex, from a penalty, and in the 100 ‘, put the 1-2.09-14-2019. Matchday 5. Cádiz 2-0 GironaOne of the great tests by fire came on the fifth day. Cádiz received Girona, one of the recently descended and favorites for promotion. However, those of Álvaro Cervera did not shake their pulse and with goals from Álcala, at his own door; and Álex, put 15 in the yellow dotted box. Stuani ended the game prematurely on expulsion. Cadiz began to present a firm candidacy for promotion.09-29.2019. Day 8. Almería 1-2 CádizThe game of the Mediterranean Games was, perhaps, the key moment of the Cádiz season. The yellows arrived at the field of the current leader (they had lost the first place two days before) and they recovered it with a flag victory in a difficult match. Despite the fact that Cervera’s men went ahead on the scoreboard with a goal from Lozano, Marcos Mauro saw the expulsion in the 76th minute and three minutes later the locals tied. However, in 88 ‘, Espino appeared to put the final 1-2 and thus regain the lead.10-18-2019. Matchday 12. Cádiz 2-0 Las PalmasOn day 12, Cádiz was a perfectly greased machine. Las Palmas visited the Tacita de Plata and those of Cervera added a new victory (2-0), which meant the fifth consecutive victory. Fali and Álex, from a penalty, put the goals and placed the yellows to the maximum difference with respect to the playoff of the entire season. A +11 with Fuenlabrada, which dispelled any doubts about the real objective of Cádiz. 11-24-2019. Matchday 17. Cádiz 2-1 LugoCádiz faced the match against Lugo on matchday 17, as a great opportunity to make good the two consecutive draws in two visits to Rayo and Tenerife. The yellows started with doubts after an early goal by Iriome, but recovered thanks to a double by Iza. In the first, the winger appeared through the center of the box to finish off a luxury assist from Mesa; and in the second, a tremendous kick was taken that entered the squad.01-04-2020. Round 22. Ponferradina 0-0 CádizOn the first day of the new year, Cádiz saved an important point from El Toralín, another of the complicated fields of this season. Álvaro Cervera’s did not show their best version before Ponferradina and Cifuentes had to sustain the team with seven stops. The yellows had to play the last minutes of the match with one less player, by expulsion of Quezada, but they were able to maintain the initial result.01-24-2020. Matchday 25. Cádiz 1-0 RacingDoubts begin to arrive in January, where Cádiz begins to weaken and loses part of the advantage with its pursuers. Against Racing, on matchday 25, The yellow team has no choice but to win again after a streak of four games without doing so. Everything seems expensive when the Cantabrians are left with one less player by expulsion from Olartúa, however, and despite the siege of the Cervera team, Cádiz does not manage to break the door down until the 92nd minute, when Cala takes an unstoppable kick from outside the area. Cádiz returns to the lead and will no longer release him.02-08-2020. Matchday 27. Las Palmas 1-2 CádizIn Gran Canaria, Cádiz shows again a version more similar to that of the first days of the League. The people of Cádiz took an important victory at the Las Palmas stadium (1-2). Perea and Álex put the score 0-2 on the scoreboard. The locals begin to tighten and manage to reduce distances through a goal by Rubén Castro, minutes from the end. Mel’s tried to tie on several occasions, but Cifuentes saved the team again with five merit stops.03-06-2020. Matchday 31. Lugo 1-1 CádizCádiz played its last game before the break, at Anxo Carro. Another match where things got difficult from the start. Cervera’s men played 65 minutes with one less player, by expulsion of Cifuentes, but managed to get a point despite being inferior. Lozano put the yellows ahead before the break; and in the second part the figure of David Gil was erected, with several interventions of merit. The locals overwhelmed the yellow goal until in the 81 ‘, Carrillo tied the game. Proud yellow tie.last_img read more