Pom AFL season resume after three weeks

first_imgThe competition enters Round nine at the University of PNG Oval.Concept Koboni is currently leading the senior competition, Defence Hawks topping the ‘A’ Reserves and Gordons Kokofas leading the women’s division.AFL PNG senior football operations manager Rex Leka is pleased with the competition so far with no hiccups.Leka said all teams are ready to get back into competition after three weeks and are looking forward to the weekend.In the ‘A’ Reserves draw for yoday;Gerehu Magpies take on Defence Hawks, Central Bombers will play MoniPlus Taurama Suns and University Tigers will battle with Lamana Dockers.In the seniors competition;Magpies take on Hawks,Bombers will play Taurama Suns and University Tigers will challenge Dockers.The season has six more rounds to go before it heads into finals in September.last_img read more

2015-2016 NSL season launching this Wednesday

first_imgThis will see all 12 teams display their franchise club uniforms. TNSL Competition Manager, Simon Koima said everything was set and he is looking forward to a big season ahead.All 12 teams have been divided into the Southern Conference and Northern Conference.Teams in the Southern Conference are Hekari United FC, Rapatona FC, Erema FC, PS Huawei FC, Port FC Moresby and Welgris FC.Teams in the Northern Conference are champions Lae City Dwellers, Madang Fox FC, Goroka FC, Besta United FC, Gigira Laitepo FC and Admiralty FC.The season kicks off this Saturday.last_img read more

Vanilla, cumin, saffron: could you identify what they look like before reaching the supermarket?

first_imgIn the world you will find hundreds of different spices and saucesNot many remember how these species are before reaching the super Different species of cuisine. Image: iStock The cuisine is very different depending on where in the world we are. If in Spain there are typical dishes such as paella or tortilla, in Mexico we find tacos and tamales, while in Japan, the star dish is sushi. However, there is something that is common in gastronomy around the world and is without any doubt is the use of spices and sauces.In the world you will find hundreds of different spices and sauces. On one side are rosemary and black pepper, while on the other you find wasabi or mustard, among many other options. Whatever the spice or sauce you want, you will almost always have it at your disposal in any supermarket, however, they are not always with their original appearance. These food condiments come from plants that many people are surprised to see, since their appearance has nothing to do with the final resultlast_img read more

The mismatches are not only in the field but also in the staff

first_imgBut the mismatch appeared when Setién included in his staff a third collaborator: a goalkeeper coach, Jon Pascua. And we say mismatch because Barcelona has since 2012 a goalkeeper coach, José Ramón de la Fuente, who came from the hand of Tito Vilanova from Hercules, and who has survived Tata Martino, Luis Enrique and Ernesto Valverde. And is that none of these three coaches came accompanied by a goalkeeper technician. Not even Luis Enrique, who landed in Barcelona in 2014 with an important cast of assistants – even a psychologist – but without having a specific goal technician, since Juan Carlos Unzué, who was part of his team, came as a second coach. So that, Setién Barcelona currently has the doubled position in goalkeeper training. A strange and completely anomalous situation, especially considering that there are only two goalkeepers in a squad, and now neither that because of the injury of the Brazilian Neto.In the case of physical preparation it also tends to bend, but it makes more sense when working with a large group of players in the squad. In this case, Soto shares work with Edu Pons.But obviously it is the first time in the history of FC Barcelona that the first team has two goalkeeping coaches. A situation, as AS has learned, that will remain at least until the end of the season. And it has been an express request of the staff that considers De la Fuente one more of the group and do not see the need to dispense with their services mid-season. The landing of Quique Setién in Barcelona triggered a series of movements within the previous staff headed by Ernesto Valverde. The obvious loss of the Extremaduran coach was joined by his second, Jon Aspiazu, as well as that of the physical trainer, ‘Ros’ Pozanco. Both came from Valverde in 2017 and were part of the hard core.For his part, Setién has also arrived flanked by his trusted staff: a second, Eder Sarabia, and a physical trainer, Fran Soto. So far no problem: It was about replacing piece by piece.last_img read more

Muguruza gets his first semifinals in Australia and will face Halep

first_imgSpain’s Garbiñe Muguruza signed her first semifinals at the Australian Open after defeating Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 7-5 and 6-3, and will face Romanian and fourth favorite Simona Halep in the semifinals.“I adapted to the circumstances, sometimes you don’t feel quite right but you have to keep fighting. Very happy to have taken that first set,” he said after winning the victory. Photo: EFE The Spanish wins 7-5 and 6-3 to the Russian in MelbourneIt has a positive balance against Halep, which wins 3-2center_img Although his tennis did not shine as in the previous two rounds when he touched the excellence, Muguruza achieved a worked victory after defeating the veteran Pavlyuchenkova who ended up desperate for the solidity of the Spanish. Up to five breaks were in a first round in which both players started insecure and making numerous unforced errors.The instability in the serve reigned during the first half of the crash and Muguruza, aware of the difficulty of the Russian to add with his service, gave the final blow in the last breath to be awarded a set by 7-5 that would end up being decisive.They did not remedy their problems with the serve after the start of a second partial opened with an early break and counterbreak which set 1-1 on the scoreboard. From there, Muguruza had no mercy and was slowing his rival to seal, with a brilliant blank game to serve, the final 6-3.His opponent in the semifinals will be the Romanian Simona Halep after overwhelming Estonian Anett Kontaveit by a forceful double 6-1 in less than an hour of play.“Very motivated to be able to play my first semifinals here. I will study my opponent but I know her quite well for all the times we have faced each other,” said Muguruza.The fourth series head has a negative balance against the Spanish after having fallen on three of the five occasions in which they met.last_img read more

1×1 of Barcelona: Messi and Fati make it easy: one puts them and the other plug them in

first_imgTer Stegen: Superlative. Spectacular with his great interventions, especially two shots from Morales and Hernani. The goal that fit in the last minute of Rochina does not tarnish his huge display. Also precise in the exit of ball with the feet, never gave a ball to the rival.Semedo: His best match as Blaugrana. Superb when climbing and occupying spaces in the right wing. A spectacular play was given, with dribbling and final shot to the crossbar that if mark becomes the goal of the day. In another play full of power and talent, he left only to give a master center to Griezmann, who must still be wondering how he failed.Pique: A serious meeting of the center, which had to do with an always awkward Morales. He saw a card that will prevent him from being at Benito Villamarín against Betis next day.Lenglet: Sober, safe at the start of the ball, attentive in anticipation and with good chemistry with his dance partner, Piqué, the French central is showing himself as the strongest bet in the Blaugrana rearguard. Right now, the substitution of Umtiti is unquestionable.Sunrise: He had many problems to stop the incursions of the Levant by his band. In fact, the entire offensive game of the opponent focused on the left wing of Barcelona. In attack he was not particularly wise either, since he could barely make a combination with Messi in the high phase. He saw a card for protesting.Sergio Busquets: The player who is best reading and executing the Setién script. He looks very comfortable in the field, wrapped in more midfielders and with more clairvoyance in his game. He broke rival lines how and when he wanted thanks to his precision at the first touch. From Jong: The Dutchman is still not at the level of when the season began, but this time he was more precise and successful in giving continuity in the game. It lacks a little more spark and ambition, especially when looking at the rival goal.Rakitic: The Croatian is just strength. He complied with the script and he cannot be reproached for anything, but he notices that he lacks a little more faith and conviction in his game. In any case, he never lost his face to the game.Messi: When one day he does not want to enter the ball, he does not enter and period. The Argentine tried one and a thousand ways, with shots of all kinds and plays right and left, but between Aitor and bad luck, it ended up drier than the mojama. That did not prevent him from giving two master assists to his teammate in attack, Ansu Fati, to score two goals.Griezmann: Good game of French, especially at the level of dynamism and sacrifice. He lacked a little more success in the face of goal, especially in two specific actions where he stayed alone before the goalkeeper and endorsed sending the ball incomprehensibly out.Ansu Fati: Superb, effective, unbalanced, committed, lethal, explosive and so we could be up to a whole day to define the game of this 17-year-old kid who continues to raise admiration and applause wherever he plays. His two goals and his contribution to the offensive game starting from the left wing were a gift for the team and the fans.CHANGES:Sergi Roberto: Spurred by the stands, Reus’s was very intense in his game, providing many solutions in the offensive phase.Arthur: The Brazilian is still at an unfortunate level. He lost an incomprehensible ball that was about to hit the Levante goal. He heard whistles.Riqui Puig: He hung on the left wing, entering by Ansu Fati. He had little presence.last_img read more

Real Madrid and Barça: Having the ball is not being right

first_imgZidane had time to reflect on the rest interval he had between his successful first stage on the bench in Madrid, in which he won three Champions in a row and the double (League and Champions) in 16-17, something that did not occur in the entity 59 years ago. He thought it was difficult to improve so many successes with his return, but that there was only one way to do it, and that was Look for a more physical Madrid. There was a time in that there was a direct relationship between having the ball and succeeding. But it was in times of Guardiola. If there is something the last one showed Classic is that, to have the ball is not to be right, or at least now that Xavi and Iniesta They are gone. In the 2-0 between Madrid Y Barcelona in the Bernabéu with which the whites regained the lead to those of Quique Setién it did little good to have a 56% possession in front of 44% of those in Zidane. The whites only gave 490 passes against 643 of the Blaugrana, but the reality is that Madrid 12 times (five of them between the three clubs) and Barça half, six (four, yes, at the door).The statistics provided by Opta indicate that the effectiveness of the two teams in the pass was very similar (83% Madrid, 85% Barça), but with an important difference, Zidane ordered a more vertical football in which attacked by band 65% while Barça only did 50% stuck to lime. Much of it was blamed for this Vinicius and the best game that the Brazilian has done since he arrived in Madrid. He did not stop trying. CHe completed 20 plays in the rival area, his record next to the game of Cup against Melilla at the Bernabéu. And another fact that clearly indicates that possession does not assure you of success: Madrid completed 44 good actions in the opposite area and Barça, 18. That is why he insisted so much on the signing of Pogba. That’s why he wanted to sign Mendy. And so, when he saw that the directive did not bring him to Pogba, so decidedly committed to Valdeverde. To such an extent, that the couple Valverde-Casemiro is non-negotiable at this point and that are Kroos and Modric those who alternate the other position of trivot in the spinal cord The data also confirm this trend change in the Zidane’s booklet. In his first two full seasons (the double and the next), the average possession in Liga of its Madrid was of 63% and 62% respectively. This season has dropped to 56%. The change in trend was more pronounced compared to the era Lopetegui, which abused possession without mordant. There were matches then with him 77% possession and average, with the now coach of Sevilla, he was in the 66%CHEMA DIAZ & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Casemiro, with Messi in the Classic.CHEMA DIAZ (DAILY AS)center_img A physical and direct football, open to the band, are the hallmarks of the new Madrid of Zidane. Or so the data says. In the last Carvajal Classic he created three occasions and Marcelo three others. In Barcelona, ​​Jordi Alba 1 and Semedo 1. Madrid has even abused centers in the area in more than one game, as against Celta (38), Athletic (37) or Real Sociedad in Copa (36). It did not help him that fast and direct way to play to win any of those three games (the three with more centers of the campaign), perhaps a forward is missing. But it is the nNew French stamp: high pressure, fast and direct game in search of spaces and much physical.last_img read more

Italy studies whether to finish this League in two different seasons

first_imgGravina also opened up the possibility for the championship to span two seasons: “I can’t rule anything out. We should try to plan with the most optimistic idea, which is to end the championships. Among the various hypotheses I have also announced the possibility of not assigning the title, freezing the classification or the use of playoffs and playouts. If it is not possible to complete the championship, we will make other decisions. It is also possible that today’s championship can be completed in two different seasons. Today I understand that there is a lot of curiosity, but today nobody can say what our future will be. “ “We are sailing in an atmosphere of absolute fog. I am convinced that April 3 is perhaps too close a date to think of an immediate restart of all activities, not only sports but also cheap. We could talk about a possible recovery beginnings of May, but even this date is completely theoretical at the moment “, said the president of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), Gabriele Gravina, to the Radio Anch’Io Sport microphones on Radio 1 Rai on the resumption of the championships. “We have to continue day by day trying to give some date references, otherwise we run the risk of not being prepared.”last_img read more

Dani Jiménez the best goalkeeper in Second in the history of Alcorcón

first_imgAmong those voted are also Dani Giménez goalkeeper for Deportivo de la Coruña, Manu Herrera currently at AT Baleares, Dmitrovic who now plays for Eibar and Juanma the goalkeeper who defended the Alcorcón framework for promotion to the Second Division. In these days of confinement and confinement, the potters do not stop talking and thinking about soccer. The Club celebrates a decade in the silver category of Spanish football. For each position the yellow set asks who the potters consider to be the best. Alcorcón have been a team of great goalkeepers and this Saturday they asked precisely about the best goalkeeper of AD Alcorcón in the Second Division. The winner has been the current keeper, Dani Jiménez. The goalkeeper celebrates his 5th season in the pottery framework, has played 65 matches and has conceded 74 goals.last_img read more

A break for the pending tasks of the ‘greats’

first_imgJuventus: Cristiano, Dybala and PogbaTie christian. Juventus has made it clear several times that Cristiano will honor his contract until 2022, and so far there has never been talk of renewals. The idea is that the Portuguese does not move in the next course either.Dybala Renewal. An important renovation is that of Dybala, which at the moment has not yet come to fruition and is somewhat stagnant. In the center of the field, Paratici’s dream remains Pogba, whom he will try to sign as soon as possible, while Ferran sounds for the front, for whom information has been taken.Other issues. Buffón and Chiellini want to renew and the agreement is close to happening.By Mirko CalemneManchester City: Aguero, Guardiola and SterlingClarify the future of Guardiola. It ends in contract in 2021 and the entire City project passes by whether or not it will continue. Possibly, this will be decided by his future in the Champions League.Tie Aguero. The Argentine ends his contract in 2021 and it is unknown whether he will be able to retire at the English club, as many fans want.Attention to Sterling. The winger ends his contract in 2023, but he has already publicly stated that you always have to be ready to face new challenges.By Eduardo Cornago.Manchester United: Pogba, Rashford and Ole Gunnar SolskjærNick Potts – PA Images & nbsp; (PA Images via Getty Images) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Manchester United v Arsenal – Premier League – Old TraffordNick Potts – PA Images (PA Images via Getty Images) The coronavirus stoppage is beginning to be an ‘opportunity’, especially for sports directors. Now, they can settle various issues that were listed on the agenda and that seemed that they would never be resolved: planning, new signings, continuity by the coach, renovations, organization of the transferred … There are a thousand tasks to decide these days.Real Madrid: Ramos, Bale and a ‘9’Bale’s hot potato. It is a real dilemma what can happen with the Welshman. When everything pointed out that it would come out last summer, there were some unexpected turns and he continued in Madrid. But his performance was not as expected and managers would be considering an exit, although his high salary will not be easy.JOAQUIN CORCHERO & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>FOOTBALL 19/20JOAQUIN CORCHERO (DAILY AS) The renewal of Ramos. In 2021 the captain’s contract ends and that encourages a parenthesis of doubts about what will happen. The future of the camero is completely unknown.A ‘9’. If there is something pending at the Bernabéu it is seeing fresh air, in this case at a ‘9’. A scorer who can lend a hand to the team, since Jovic does not finish curdling.By Tomás Roncero.Barcelona: Suárez, Griezmann and the defense …Suárez’s relief. Despite the arrival of Braithwaite, Luis Suárez needs a relief of guarantees. On the way to 34 years, the Uruguayan body begins to notice the passage of time. Lautaro Martínez, from Inter, is the great objective.Strut defense. It is being seen this season that the defensive line is sustained thanks to Piqué (33 years old). It is urgent to hire a guarantee center or to bet decisively on Roland Araújo. On the sides, there is also debate.Griezmann’s explosion. Without bad numbers, 14 goals and four assists, the Frenchman is far from a leading role according to a world star. After a year of adaptation, the second season should be that of the explosion and total harmony with Messi.© MIGUEL RUIZ & nbsp; (DIARIO AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>BARCELONA 19/20© MIGUEL RUIZ (DIARIO AS) By Santi Giménez.PSG: Mbappé, Neymar and a central defenderA central. They need to sign a center back because Thiago Silva does not renew and will leave a very sensitive vacancy to be the leader of the Parisian rear.PASCAL ROSSIGNOL & nbsp; (REUTERS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Coupe de la Ligue – Semi Final – Stade de Reims v Paris St GermainPASCAL ROSSIGNOL (REUTERS)center_img A striker. Neither Icardi nor Cavani will continue and it is key that they be reinforced as soon as possible so that they have a reference above.Neymar and Mbappé. Every summer is news and, on more than one occasion, they have hinted that they could come out.By Andrés Onrubia. Pogba continuity. It’s a mystery. Raiola continues to send messages that some of his stars could change their air. It already rang during the previous summer and it is unknown what will happen to it.Rashford Consecration. The end is the star next to Pogba. Contract ends in 2023 and the objective of the red club is none other than to tie him as long as possible.Solskjær’s future. Contract ends in 2022 and everything is up in the air. During this season the results have not finished accompanying him, but when he replaced Mourinho he was a “hero” for the fans.By Eduardo Cornago.Athletic: Thomas, the exits and the loanedThomas Renewal: The Ghanaian is one of Simeone’s fixes and the club wants to retain him, since his clause is 50 million, a bargain for the Premier. The player already has the offer on the table.Possible departures from Lemar and / or Diego Costa: The club has to make decisions regarding footballers who will leave the locker room. Lemar seems the first candidate and has a good lineup in England. Costa’s future is also in the air. Arias also points to a goodbye.Loaned: If Atlético has to tighten his belt, he could play a loan to prop up the squad. It is a good time to review your performances this season. Nehuén and Mollejo seem the best placed.By Jesús Colino.Power Sport Images & nbsp; (Getty Images) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>La Liga 2017-18 – Atletico de Madrid vs Malaga CFPower Sport Images (Getty Images)last_img read more