Levy ‘plans to put ground staff to use on his private estate’ amid coronavirus

first_img4TOTTENHAM chairman Daniel Levy is reportedly considering plans to put Spurs’ ground staff who have not been furloughed to work on his private estate during the coronavirus pandemic.The ground staff are continuing to maintain the pitch at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but do not need to prepare it for match days with the Premier League suspended indefinitely as the COVID-19 bug continues to sweep the globe.4 Daniel Levy is reportedly considering plans to put Spurs’ ground staff who have not been furloughed to work on his private estate during the coronavirus pandemic⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updatesSpurs’ groundsman are also enjoying a lessened workload at the training ground in Enfield, which is also shut as players and the rest of the public self-isolate.According to The Telegraph, Tottenham chief Levy is planning on using the ground staff to work at his private Hertfordshire estate.However, Spurs insist he would pay for the private use of the staff himself rather than coming off the club’s payroll.It comes as Levy and the Premier League giants came under fire for going ahead with 20 per cent wage cuts for their 550 non-playing staff during April and May, with around half being furloughed.It means the British government will pay 80 per cent of their salaries despite the extraordinary riches in England’s top flight.Mike Ashley, the owner of Newcastle who is worth around £2.3billion, was the first to make non-playing staff furlough before Spurs and European Champions Liverpool followed.However, after facing major public backlash runaway league leaders Liverpool reversed their decision.Levy and Spurs face the wrath of the public again after it emerged manager Jose Mourinho could face a police warning after he was spotted taking a training session on public parkland yesterday.4Most read in football THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’Pictures appeared to show the Spurs boss doing drills with three players on Hadley Common in North London.An online video showed Davinson Sanchez and Ryan Sessegnon jogging around the same park much closer together than the government’s recommended two metres apart.SunSport understands one of the players was £65million record signing Tanguy Ndombele.4 Spurs stars Sanchez and Sessegnon run side by side in parklandGive now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today herewww.thesun.co.uk/whocareswinsappealTottenham stars Sessegnon and Sanchez ‘jog side-by-side together in London amid coronavirus social distancing warnings’last_img read more

Top five locks in the NRL

first_img5. Jake Trbojevic2016 stats: 23 games, 116.7 avg metres, 858 tackles; 18 offloads, 316 runsYoung Manly prop-turned lock Jake Trbojevic has arguably had two successive breakout seasons in a row. In 2015 he went from little-known youngster coming off a serious injury to a first-grade regular starting prop. In 2016 he upped his game from already impressive levels after shifting to the No.13 jersey where he started all but two of Manly’s 2016 games (Round 1 he was at prop and he missed Round 5 through injury). Not only that, an injury to Raider Josh Papalii opened the door for the Mona Vale junior’s first Kangaroo tour and he made an impressive, try-scoring debut against Scotland in what looks to be the start of a very long senior rep career.4. Trent Merrin2016 stats: 25 games, 155.6 avg metres, 861 tackles, 56 offloads, 418 runsMerrin was already a Test and Origin player when he departed the Shellharbour beaches for a fresh start in Sydney’s golden west at the end of 2015 and – a curious Origin non-selection aside – had surely the best season of his career so far in terms of his individual efforts. Merrin was a powerhouse for the Panthers and finished the year off as an automatic selection for Australia in the No.13 jumper following a brilliant Four Nations campaign. His tireless runs and tackles and relentless offloading was a massive part of the platform that helped a young Panthers outfit exceed expectations in 2016.3. Paul Gallen2016 stats: 20 games, 175.6 avg metres, 600 tackles, 31 offloads, 392 runsLong-serving Sharks skipper Gallen’s representative career closed in 2016 with a typically robust effort in a narrow Origin series loss as well as a man-of-the-match effort in his Test swansong (a 16-0 win over the Kiwis in the May Test). But no doubt the personal highlight was a powerhouse season at club level, in which he captained Cronulla to a maiden premiership. The tireless 35-year-old also decided his battered body had one more year of NRL left in him and Sharks fans will no doubt be relieved to see the gladiatorial lock go round for one final season in the Shire.2. Sam Burgess2016 stats: 23 games, 153.5 avg metres, 803 tackles, 49 offloads, 399 runsIt’s possible nothing Burgess does for the rest of his career will quite match the stunning heights of 2014, when a towering season at the Bunnies was capped by a historic Clive Churchill Medal-winning performance in an emotional grand final. But don’t discount the tireless contributions he made on his return from the 15-man code in 2016 despite the fact Souths missed out on the finals. While his 21 penalties conceded and seven errors may indicate a man who at times may have tried for a bit too much, the new England Test captain’s talismanic presence lifts any team he plays in.1. Jason Taumalolo2016 stats: 27 games, 165.0 avg metres, 645 tackles, nine offloads, 419 runsHow could the 2016 co-Dally M winner (the first non-hooker forward to win since Cronulla’s Gavin Miller in 1989) be anything other than top of this list? The New Zealand Test lock had the best year of his career to date and will be even more of a key man for the 2015 premiers in the absence of James Tamou and Ben Hannant in 2017. His belligerent runs – which saw him alternately cut between defenders or trample straight over the top of them – caused countless headaches this year. Worryingly, he told NRL.com that he’ll be looking to add more ball skills and offloading to his game next year as he looks to become an even more dangerous player.last_img read more

Jets claim maiden Cup title

first_imgIt was a grandstand finish with Townsville pressing until the end – but they could not pin back the Jets who inflated the score line with a try to Manly Sea Eagles-bound hooker Matt Parcell in the final seconds of the game.One of only three foundation clubs to have not won the Queensland / Intrust Super Cup – the Jets claimed their first major silverware in style – despite being on the back foot early.The North Queensland side started well with Tom Humble over to open the scoring for the game and the Blackhawks looked like they were handling the grand final nerves better than their opposition.However, the speed of Marmin Barba helped light up a sodden Suncorp Stadium and turned the game in the favour of the Jets, with his bust down the sideline and pass inside to Dane Phillips coming up with points.He scored one of his own soon after following an error from the Blackhawks, with Jahrome Hughes throwing the ball into his path in his attempt to keep the ball from going over the sideline.Fellow speedster Zac Santo picked up his customary try, speeding away to peg the scores back to 12-8; with the Blackhawks missing both conversions.However, as the clock was winding down for halftime – the Jets made sure they had ample breathing space at the break, with Carlin Anderson scoring from a set play from a scrum – giving his side a 16-8 lead at halftime.The Jets started the second half with short kick-off – and after two previous ones were unsuccessful – this one came up with the goods – eventuating in a try to retiring skipper Keiron Lander before Nemani Valekapa added to the points tally with a try of his own.However, despite uncharacteristic errors blotting their play throughout the match; the Blackhawks were never going to die wondering and hit back with Hughes finding some redemption to go over to reduce the deficit to 10 points at 24-14; but a penalty goal to the Jets took the gap out to two converted tries once again.The excitement kept on coming and with just over six minutes left in the game – Robert Lui got his team back in the game with a chip-kick ahead for himself which he pounced on to score.However, despite pressing until the end, that was the last of their points for the day – while Parcell brought his tally of tries in the finals to 12 – a record for the Cup.  It was a remarkable performance from the Jets who were down to two on the bench for most of the second half, with Kurt Capewell and Josh Seage unable to return with injury.For the Townville Blackhawks, the disappointment of defeat was etched on the faces of the players – but they had achieved remarkable success already this year, having claimed the minor premiership and a grand final berth in their first season.  The Ipswich Jets will face off against the winners of the NSW Cup the Newcastle Knights in next week’s NRL State Championship at ANZ Stadium on NRL grand final day.IPSWICH JETS 32 (Carlin Anderson, Marmin Barba, Nemani Valekapa, Dane Phillips, Matt Parcell, Keiron Lander tries; Carlin Anderson 2, Marmin Barba, Keiron Lander goals) defTOWNSVILLE BLACKHAWKS 20 (Jahrome Hughes, Zac Santo, Tom Humble, Robert Lui tries; Robert Lui 2 goals) at Suncorp Stadiumlast_img read more

1×1 Barcelona: Messi decides and Busquets directs

first_imgArturo vidal: Great match of the Chilean, who has proven to be able to survive the positional and touch game of Setién. Pleasant in the recoveries and contagious in the claw that he prints in all his actions, his game also had a plus with the ball at his feet. In fact, he was the author of the assistance that served for Messi to open the scoring after a great heel.Messi: Decisive once again. If Barça remains a leader, it is thanks to him and his extraordinary goal, which began with a great recovery of Riqui Puig, followed with a huge heel of Arturo Vidal and ended with a precise and placed shot of the Argentine crack. His role with Setién has not changed: he is the best in the world and always decides what he has to do. In any case, it is true that without Luis Suarez in the field, the rings did not fall at the time of pressing.Griezmann: He took the ovation of the respectable by two defensive moves where he was able to thwart a dangerous transition after a gallop. However, in the high block, that is, in the attack game your game is still inaccurate and deficient. He tried some auction, but without ton or are. His combinations with Messi were rather scarce. We are still waiting for the French.Ansu Fati: It went from more to less. His first twenty minutes in the field were an explosion of offensive play, starting from the left and beating his score based on talent and speed. He finished with intention several times, but Silva was attentive to the quite. However, his game faded as the minutes passed and Setién decided to give him rest. The fans fired him with a loud ovation.CHANGES:Riqui Puig: Ovacated as a rock star as soon as he jumped into the field, his recovery gave rise to Messi’s goal.Carles Pérez: He placed himself on the right wing and tried to give verticality to the game.Arthur: In the few minutes he was in the field he proved to be recovered from the pubis. Ter Stegen: He lived practically the whole game as one more spectator, having more than one occasion to heat under the sticks so as not to remain frozen like an ice cube. He just had to get out of hibernation at a tight auction of Etaki that hit the wood. In fact, this time he did not even participate taking the ball with his feet because Granada did not even reach the area.Sergi Roberto: Very emotional game for Reus who before playing received the homage of Camp Nou with a minute of silence for the death of his mother. Setién kept him on the right wing, although without the offensive contribution he made with Valverde because he placed him to an extreme like Fati to occupy that place. Little demanded during the match, he fully complied.Pique: The Catalan central had little work, but the truth is that it always developed safely and judiciously, both when defending and raising the ball.Umtiti: The Frenchman is still light years away from that powerful and powerful power station that dazzled in his early years at Barcelona. Slow and inaccurate, he made some mistake when he got the ball. Luckily, he had a rival in front of him that didn’t bother him too much.Sunrise: Good game of the left side who began to synapse in his game with Messi. In fact, he served two handballs to the Argentine who failed incomprehensibly. He received a kick that broke his sock, but the referee turned a blind eye to the anger on the side.Sergio Busquets: Superlative. One of those who was more loose and comfortable with the new board. There is no doubt that nobody better than Badia’s to understand positional play and touch. Winning a midfielder also reinforced his game. He broke lines how and when he wanted. A recital of play at all levels, both defensively and offensively.Rakitic: He will have to espabilar and much the Croatian if he wants to stay in the eleven of Setién. His match was a nonsense, with many unforced errors and losses of absurd balls. The truth is that it points to bench meat or to the stands directly if it does not take a step forward. The impetus of Riqui Puig can take him ahead.last_img read more

La Deportiva is still in the market

first_imgThe goalkeeper’s would not be the only piece that would be missing to complete the Bolo puzzle, since the club also polls the market in search of an attacking player to replace Buenacasa, who went to Malaga. Bolo confessed that he did not have the departure of the Aragonese striker, so he will try to get another scorer to compete with Yuri, Kaxe and Asier Benito.The exit chapter is not closed either after the departure of the aforementioned Buenacasa and Caro, whom Yac joined in the last hours, assigned to Getafe B. The club has not yet clarified Gao’s situation, that the weekend said goodbye on social networks, while players like Carlos Bravo, Guille or Jon García could leave too to other teams looking for the missing minutes in Ponferrada.Tribute to José Fernández NietoLa Deportiva will pay tribute next Friday to its president, José Fernández Nieto, who turns twenty at the head of the blue and white club. Silvano, which is as he is familiarly known in El Bierzo, came in 2000 to the presidency of a Ponferradina fighting for permanence in Second Division B and, under his mandate, he has managed to take the first team to its highest sporting heights, achieving four promotions to Second and becoming a regular in the silver category, where he has played six of the last ten seasons.In addition, and not least, During his tenure there was the conversion of the club into a Sports Public Limited Company, ending the historical debt to show off an economic situation, within the humility of your budget In this sense, the name of René Román, to which Almería seeks an exit in the winter market after stopping to count for José María Gutiérrez, It is sounding like one of the possibilities to reinforce the goal of El Toralín. LaBiga SmartBank* Data updated as of January 21, 2020center_img The staff of the Ponferradina returned Tuesday to training with the novelty of the incorporation of his last, so far, signing in the winter market. The Malaga side Ivan Rodriguez was put under the orders of Bolus to start preparing Sunday’s game in Alcorcón, in which the Berciano team will seek their first victory of 2020.IVán Rodríguez is the second addition of the Bercians after that of Ivi, which came on loan from Levante Last week, but it won’t be the last. The coach himself confirmed days ago that the club wants to take on the services of another goalkeeper to mitigate the departure of Caro to Valladolid and avoid having to resort to the subsidiary in case Manu García or Gazzaniga suffer any mishap.last_img read more

Aday: “I am convinced that we can go up”

first_imgOne of the captains of Girona did not hide that the point added to Oviedo left them dissatisfied, but they “scored the goal on the first occasion they had. In the first half we were what we have to be and we must be calm. I’m seeing my classmates in the locker room“. Going up to Primera is the great objective of this Girona and Aday does not doubt that they can achieve it:” I am convinced to do so and whoever does not think so leaves. Another one will come. “ The mood starts to warm up in Girona. The bad run of the team (only four of the last 18 points have been added) caused that, after the draw against Oviedo (1-1), whistles were heard and that the rojiblanco team still cannot assault the playoff positions. Even so, the rojiblanco costume remains confident in being able to reach the goal and this was confirmed Aday Benítez in the mixed zone of Montilivi: “After the draw it is difficult to assess a situation, but the team went out to win. We all want this to improve and we have to do it together, with the fans”. Finally, he wanted to ask for unity from the fans and patience. “Against Oviedo we did not lose and that was something we needed. We are going to work hard for all that we have left and we will fight until the end. This is very long and the Second, very difficult. We hope the fans come to cheer us up“.last_img read more

Carrasco had no rest and trained in Majadahonda

first_imgCarrasco played in the derby against Real Madrid even though he had only completed one training session. Simeone took him in the final stretch of the match. Now he has the whole week ahead to be physically better able to measure himself in Granada.Carrasco has been training in his country in the time he has been unemployed. He knew that he could sign for a European team in this winter market and could not afford to spend a lot of time doing nothing.Atlético will recover several players for this new league game. Koke, also Herrera, will come back and we will have to see if Morata’s discomforts subside. The forward left the Benabéu pitch in the second half and Atlético accused him. Morata also has a week ahead to recover from his discomfort. Atlético has had a rest day, but Carrasco has not stopped and follows a particular plan to be in the best possible conditions for these next matches. The rojiblanco team has had a day off and will be starting tomorrow when Simeone and his players begin to prepare for the clash against Granada (Saturday 8, 9:00 p.m.). But Carrasco wants to make the most of working days and has not stopped. The Belgian extreme was exercised at the Majadahonda facilities to continue with his particular set-up for this second part of the season.last_img read more

Parma punishes Gervinho

first_imgParma decided to punish Gervinho (32 years old), one of the most important men on his staff, after trying to force his transfer to Xavi’s Al-Sadd. The Ivorian, in his second season with the Ducali after passing through the Hebei China Fortune, was the protagonist of a true mystery at the close of the Italian market. In the days before January 31, the forward “disappeared”: he did not train with his teammates, annoying manager and technician. “We did not expect this,” said sports director Daniele Faggiano. The intention of the player was to go to Qatar and, in the end, he was about to get it: the firms arrived a few minutes after the closing of the transfer market (22 hours on January 31), but the Qatari federation did not approve the operation, That broke.Gervinho had to return to Italy, although recovering his position in the eleven of D’Aversa will cost him. “Due to his unexcused absences last week,” the club said today, “the player will follow an individual training program until further communication.” The coach said: “I prefer to talk about those who have given everything for this shirt and that allowed Gervinho to receive that proposal, having practically stopped playing when he was in China. We will see what will happen. ”last_img read more

Sergio Fernández: “We are satisfied with the market”

first_imgAsked about the team’s progress this season, Sergio Fernández stressed that “the perspective of reality regarding the team performance”but admitted that this year has been reflected in some games “the image” of what he would like the Alaves He clarified that “this is a game and there are people”, to which he added that the fact of each year have to be renewed “needs your time and balance.”Fernandez reviewed the news of the team and made “positive balance” of the winter market because arrivals have improved the team and have balanced “the team at budget level”.At the same time, had words of thanks to Dani Torres and John Guidetti for his behavior despite not having many opportunities“It was ruled out to bring one more forward, we do not consider it necessary and it also meant putting the club in a new expense for three months, “he argued Fernández on the club’s decision in this market, in which ditch that “there were no real offers” by prominent team players, although he admitted that “it would have been a setback lose some player of this kind”.“The market in Spain has acquired economic parameters that they are difficult to face for Alavés and the opportunities of January they are subject to the low performance or complications of some players in their clubs, “said the coach.On the other hand, although in Barcelona it has come to the fore the name of Lucas Pérez to replace the injured Ousmane Demebelé, Sergio Fernández said he is not afraid that Lucas can leave the team.He confirmed that there is no purchase option with any player assigned in the current template and explained, instead, that John Guidetti and Antonio Sivera do have the option to stay in their current clubs, Hannover and Almeria, respectively.In another vein, warned that “next month will mark the kind of anguish “ that will live in the final stretch of the competition and considered that it will be “a vital month” in which they should offer their best version if you do not want to have problems. “If Alavés achieves permanence, Asier Garitano is guaranteed one more year of contract.” They are the words of the Alavés Sports Director, Sergio Fernández, at a working breakfast with the media to analyze the balance of the winter market. About the situation of the team and the competition, said “This month will mark where we will be and we have to offer our best version if we don’t want to have problems in the future. “Reading the team’s progress, he said that “In some games I would lie if I said that I liked what I have seen reflected in some games of Deportivo Alavés. But we must bear in mind that we have changed many players and coach and that we have to adapt to the new model. “The team is now with a six-point mattress with respect to the relegation positions.The appointment was called to analyze the market balance for the month of January. “We make a great effort, we are not a club. Our idea is always to have the most competitive staff possible and maintain the pillars of the team. Pacheco, Laguardia or Pina are still here and then efforts are made in open markets to bring people like Joselu and Lucas like last summer. We are the fifth humblest budget in the category “he added.Of the exits he observed that “the sale of Wakaso has helped us to reach a type of players that, otherwise, would not have been possible. Guidetti will have minutes in Germany and we hope he can show his level. Sivera asked to leave and you have to understand. We think that they have been good operations “, I observe.Regarding the entries, Sergio Fernández concluded that “the first thing we try is to ensure reinforcements in the positions we need but it is difficult because it does not depend only on us but of the intentions of other clubs. This is an awkward market for clubs like ours and some operations we would have liked to do before. The winter market is valued positively because I think that with the arrivals we have improved. At the level of wage burden we have balanced the budget level and that is why we are happy. “Garitano has a clause to continue if Alavés achieves permanenceThe sports director of Alavés, Sergio Fernández revealed on Wednesday that Asier Garitano has in his contract “a clause to continue” in front of the team, in case the albiazules achieve permanence.In an informative meeting with the media, the person in charge of the signings of the babazorro box, said they are “satisfied” with the Gipuzkoan technician “for his involvement and for his knowledge”, but he clarified that, “sometimes things don’t go as expected”, what added that in the profession they are “slaves of the results”. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of February 5, 2020last_img read more

Taberner, eliminated in the round of 16 in Córdoba

first_imgThe Spanish tennis participant Carlos Taberner was eliminated this Wednesday in the round of 16 of the event in Córdoba (Argentina), of class ATP 250 and that’s disputed on clay, due to his defeat 6-Three and 7-6 (7) in opposition to Slovak Andrej Martin.Due to a match that lasted 2 precise hours, the Valencian participant was interrupted his means by a contest the place He had stunned in the round of sixteenths, beating Fernando Verdasco from Madrid in three units (4-6, 6-1 and 6-4). Nonetheless, Taberner accused Martin of the solely ‘break’ ball he conceded in the inaugural sleeve. It was in the fourth sport and, after taking benefit of it, the Slovakian not launched the lead on the scoreboard. To prime, the one in Valencia wasted three breaking alternatives.Throughout the second set, it was Martin who loved extra ‘break’ events than his opponent, however none was in a position to hurt fully and He needed to resolve sudden demise. In it, the Central European floated much less and that earned him a ticket to the subsequent section.last_img read more