Stop for marathon runner Saúl

first_imgA physical wonder that has slowed down his progression, like that of the other footballers, due to the coronavirus pandemic that is ravaging the planet. An indefatigable Saúl that besides being indisputable for Cholo it is his wild card on the field. A patch that feels more comfortable playing midfield, as it has done regularly throughout the year, but can cover any of the bands, the left side, as he did again in the last league game against Sevilla and who has also come to exercise as central. The break can serve Saúl to recharge batteries and reach the end of the season like new when the competitions restart. In the last match played, the midfielder again made clear at Anfield that his physical deployment is essential for the team. Keep in mind that Saúl has played more than Oblak himself. Slovenian meta too He has been in eleven in 37 of Atlético’s 38 games this year, resting by technical decision against Cultural Leonesa, but unlike ‘8’ he did have to be substituted in one, at Reale Arena after suffering a hard blow to the auction that ended up assuming the second goal of Real Sociedad. In total Oblak has played 3,366 minutes, the second most of the team.The podium in terms of participation Thomas closes it, although already at a wide distance from the two leaders with 2,859 minutes. The signing that has played the most in Atlético is Philip, the great feeling of the team that has become a real wall in the center of defense. So what the Brazilian started the course as a central quarter in the squad and playing only one minute between the first five games, but since he managed to make a place for himself in the starting lineup, there is no one who threatens his power behind. Felipe is fourth on the list with 2,791 minutes. They come from behind Koke (2,605), Lodi (2,500), Morata (2,303), Correa (2,248), Trippier (2,187) and João Félix (2,114), all of them above 2,000 minutes. Saúl, like the rest of the staff, works alone at home so as not to lose an iota of his condition in a way that has allowed him to always be on the pitch except for disciplinary reasons. Saúl himself pointed out last Thursday in AS that “like everyone. We have no other choice. We have to be responsible and pay attention. You don’t have to leave home at all. It will have consequences, that is clear. But you have to have great mental strength to endure and not leave the home. “Now cross off the days to be able to continue accumulating minutes and kilometers as one of the most essential pieces for Atlético de Simeone. Saúl Ñíguez started the month of March celebrating eight years since his debut with Atlético’s first team. On March 8, 2012, at just 17 years old, the midfielder entered the Vicente Calderón pitch in the 84th minute to give Koke rest and take his first steps as a mattress maker in the round of 16 of the Europa League against Besiktas (3-1). A very significant substitution between two of Simeone’s untouchables. If the captain was irreplaceable during his injury leave, Saúl directly has lost just 90 minutes in the entire season and it was by sanction in the tie in Granada (1-1) after seeing his fifth yellow card in the League against Espanyol. That is to say, the ‘8’ has been on the field in 3,420 of the 3,510 minutes that Atlético has played this course among all competitions, with three extensions included (final of the Spanish Super Cup against Real Madrid, Copa del Rey against Cultural Leonesa and Champions against Liverpool). last_img read more

Redfearn ‘very close’ to becoming permanent Leeds boss

first_img1 Neil Redfearn says he is ‘very close’ to signing a contract to become Leeds United’s permanent boss.The 49-year-old is understandably seeking assurances over the job before taking it on, given the fact the club’s owner Massimo Cellino has already seen off three managers in just five months, but expects to firm up a deal in the next few days.“It’s very close,” the former Barnsley and Charlton midfielder said on Thursday.“I had a good chat with Massimo yesterday and we went through one or two things. It’s not that far away.“I wanted some assurances from the conversations I had, where he saw me at the club and the club going forward. He said I was the future and I wanted to know if that was still the case. He said ‘you are’. I wanted the contract to reflect certain things.”One of the granted assurances is that Redfearn will return to his role at the head of the academy if Cellino decides to end his reign early.“It seems to be shorter here (a coach’s life) but you can spend the rest of your life wondering. You have to go on and make things happen and be positive. There’s no let up now,” he said.“This is a massive honour. It’s a massive football club with a great tradition and the owner has a desire to make it great (again). I can see that, that’s a genuine opinion from me and if I can be part of that down the line it’s a fantastic honour.“I’m capable of doing it. Now it’s a case of knuckling down and concentrating on the footy.”A lifelong Leeds fan, Redfearn’s ascent to the top job at Elland Road has been a slow one, having joined the club’s academy staff in 2009.He has had four caretaker spells since then and resisted interest from other clubs in order to remain with Leeds.But, even if things do not work out with the first team, he is sure he will continue to enjoy working at his boyhood club.“I would be happy taking the Under-11s,” he added.“Massimo sees me here for the long haul but there are no guarantees in football. If it was as easy as guaranteeing wins we would all be managers. It’s got to be worked at and earned and I know that as well.“The bigger picture is whatever happens needs to be for the good of Leeds United. If it takes me on, great, if it doesn’t I will be back with the academy.” Neil Redfearn last_img read more

DROP IN TO SISTER SARA’S SUPERPUB THIS FRIDAY FOR SOME ‘SMALL TALK’

first_imgSister Sara’s Letterkenny has provided another stunning and diverse line-up of entertainment to cater for all ages this weekend.This FRIDAY, the ever popular SMALL TALK play in the live lounge.A large crowd is expected to see this talented band perform so make sure to get in early to secure a seat. Then on SATURDAY, it’s resident DJ Marty Curran playing all your club favourites to get you in the party mood.You can also watch all the Premiership football live on any of their HD plasma TV’s over the weekend.Plus make sure to call in SUNDAY for the All-Ireland Hurling final it promises to be a cracker.There’s nowhere else to spend your weekend, so make sure and get along to Sister Sara’s Superpub Letterkenny for another fabulous weekend. All the management and staff at Sister Sara’s would also like to congratulate Donegal on a sensational performance at the weekend.You’ve done us proud boys, now let’s take SAM BACK TO THE HILLS. DROP IN TO SISTER SARA’S SUPERPUB THIS FRIDAY FOR SOME ‘SMALL TALK’ was last modified: September 5th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EntertainmentFeaturesnewsSister Sara’slast_img read more