31 May

Southland Announces 2019 Preseason All-Conference Football Teams

first_img OL Toby Sanderson Central Arkansas Jr. Edmond, Okla. OL P.J. Burkhalter Nicholls R-Jr. Franklinton, La. The 2019 preseason poll will be revealed next Thursday, July 18, to kick off Southland Football Media Day at the Hilton Houston Post Oak.First Team All-Conference Offense OL Brandon Floores* UIW Sr. La Vernia, Texas WR Jerreth Sterns Houston Baptist So. Midlothian, Texas The Lions boast a talented crop of return specialists with returning all-conference selections Juwan Petit-Frere and Devonte Williams named to the top squad and punt returner Austin Mitchell appearing on the second team. Defending co-champion UIW and Abilene Christian placed five on the teams, while Northwestern State garnered four preseason all-conference selections. Houston Baptist, Lamar, McNeese and Stephen F. Austin earned three spots each. KR Juwan Petit-Frere* Southeastern Louisiana Sr. Orlando, Fla. LB Allen Pittman* Nicholls Sr. St. Rose, La. Pos. Name School Class Hometown P Winston Jones* Nicholls Sr. Thibodaux, La. P David Balcomb UIW Sr. Gordon, Australia Pos. Name School Class Hometown First Team All-Conference Defense WR Nathan Stewart* Sam Houston State Sr. Dallas, Texas WR Dai’Jean Dixon* Nicholls Jr. New Orleans, La. OL Chris Zirkle Northwestern State Sr. League City, Texas OL Jair Joseph Nicholls Jr. Napoleonville, La. LB Royce See Sam Houston State Sr. Shepherd, Texas KR Myles Ward Northwestern State So. Harvey, La. DL Daniel Crosley* Lamar Sr. DeRidder, La. DB Bolu Onifade* Abilene Christian Sr. Oklahoma City, Okla. WR Juwan Petit-Frere* Southeastern Louisiana Sr. Orlando, Fla. LB Jeremiah Chambers* Abilene Christian Sr. Austin, Texas DL Erick Fowler* Sam Houston State Sr. Austin, Texas Led by senior quarterback Chase Fourcade and senior defensive lineman Sully Laiche, the Colonels accounted for eight of the 28 first-team slots. Fourcade, the 2018 Southland Conference Player of the Year, enters his final season with the 10th-most career total offense yards in league history (8,990), and Laiche begins his senior campaign as the active FCS leader in career sacks (25.5). DL Chris Livings* McNeese Sr. Lake Charles, La. PR Devonte Williams* Southeastern Louisiana Sr. Columbia, Md. The Bears’ secondary placed three on the all-league teams with Juan Jackson earning first-team honors after leading the team with 91 tackles in 2018. UCA’s second-leading tackler, junior Jackie Harvell (69), joins classmate Robert Rochell on the second team. OL Kade Parmelly Abilene Christian Jr. Abilene, Texas TE/HB Bransen Schwebel* Southeastern Louisiana Sr. Amite, La. With 1,000 receiving yards in 2019, Sam Houston State wide receiver Nathan Stewart would become just the third player in FCS history to tally 1,000 yards all four years, joining Elon’s Terrell Hudgins and Eastern Washington’s Cooper Kupp. DL Sully Laiche* Nicholls Sr. Grammercy, La. QB Jon Copeland* UIW So. Argyle, Texas DB Zyon McCollum* Sam Houston State Jr. Galveston, Texas OL Terence Hickman II* UIW Sr. Converse, Texas Second Team All-Conference Offense WR Tamrick Pace Stephen F. Austin Sr. Brownsboro, Texas Returning all-conference selections from the previous season are automatically named to the preseason all-conference teams and may advance to higher team slots if they are vacated by non-returning players. Open positions are nominated and voted upon by the league’s head coaches. DB Darren Evans* Nicholls Jr. Baton Rouge, La. RB Dontrell Taylor* Nicholls Sr. White Castle, La. PK Elvin Martinez Lamar Jr. Huntsville, Texas TE/HB Woody Brandom Sam Houston State R-Sr. Corona, Calif. RB Billy McCrary* Abilene Christian Sr. Austin, Texas RB Myles Wanza Lamar Jr. Houston, Texas Second Team All-Conference Defense Central Arkansas earned the second-most selections with seven, followed by six each for Sam Houston State and Southeastern Louisiana. PK Storm Ruiz Stephen F. Austin Sr. League City, Texas RB Carlos Blackman* Central Arkansas Sr. Gosnell, Ark. QB Chase Fourcade* Nicholls Sr. Metairie, La. Pos. Name School Class Hometown DB Juan Jackson* Central Arkansas Sr. Gardendale, Ala. DB Alize Ward* Stephen F. Austin Sr. San Diego, Calif. OL Uzoma Okere UIW Jr. Grand Prairie, Texas OL Hunter Watts* Central Arkansas Sr. San Antonio, Texas LB Evan Veron* Nicholls Sr. LaPlace, La. DL O’Shea Jackson Northwestern State Sr. Arlington, Texas DB Khristian Mims* Nicholls Sr. Baton Rouge, La. OL Grant Burguillos* McNeese Sr. Mandeville, La. DL Isaac Adeyemi-Berglund Southeastern Louisiana Sr. Dartmouth, Nova Scotia FRISCO, Texas – The 2019 Southland Conference Football Preseason All-Conference Teams were announced on Thursday, with defending co-champion Nicholls leading the league with 11 total selections. DL Andre Walker Houston Baptist Sr. Slidell, La. LB Caleb Johnson Houston Baptist Jr. San Diego, Calif. Pos. Name School Class Hometown DB Robert Rochell Central Arkansas Jr. Shreveport, La. DB Hayden Bourgeois* Northwestern State Jr. Church Point, La. WR Josh Fink Abilene Christian Sr. Coppell, Texas LB Hunter Brown Sam Houston State R-Sr. Weston, Fla. DB Jackie Harvell Central Arkansas Jr. Gurdon, Ark. DL Chris Terrell* Central Arkansas Sr. Pensacola, Fla. DB Colby Burton* McNeese Sr. League City, Texas PR Austin Mitchell Southeastern Louisiana Jr. Plaquemine, La. * Automatic selection; returning all-conference playerlast_img read more

31 May

Lloris, Alli and Sanchez not in Tottenham squad for Leicester clash

first_imgTOTTENHAM trio Hugo Lloris, Dele Alli and Davinson Sanchez have not been named in the squad for the Leicester game.Lloris, who played in the 2-2 Champions League draw at Olympiakos, has been granted time away to be with his wife, who has just given birth.#THFC: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Winks, Sissoko, Ndombele, Lamela, Son, Kane (C).Latest odds from @WilliamHill (18+)https://t.co/MXaAmtlPLX#THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/nLMngnyZl9— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 21, 2019 Alli and Sanchez also both played in that game – with the former coming off in the second half for Erik Lamela.Four years ago Alli scored his first ever goal for Spurs away at Leicester – but he has been denied the opportunity to net again at the King Power Stadium.The England midfielder has only just returned after a spell out injured but it is not known whether this is the reason for his omission.Sanchez was played out of position at right-back against Olympiakos and unsurprisingly didn’t have his best game.ALL CHANGE FOR POCHETTINOFrench international Serge Aurier returns to the starting XI for the visit to Leicester to take that position.Harry Kane will captain Maurico Pochettino’s side in the hope that they can get over their slow start to the season.And the England star was seething after seeing his boys throw away a two-goal lead to the Greek side.Kane, 26, said: “That’s the hard part to get your head around because we’re not young any more, we’re not inexperienced. We’ve played in a big games for club and country.”I can see why the manager is frustrated because he’s been here for six years now and we’re still making similar mistakes to the ones we were in his first year.Latest Tottenham NewsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summer“We’ve got to find a way to get around it, improve and get better. That’s all we can try to do.”Pochettino ripped into his players after the 2-2 draw, accusing them of lacking fight and not following his game plan.And the gaffer has responded with some interesting changes to the starting XI for their Prem clash in the Midlands.2 Hugo Lloris has been granted time away to be wife his wife, who has just given birthCredit: Getty Images – Getty2 Dele Alli is also missing from the Spurs squad that has travelled to LeicesterCredit: Reuterslast_img read more

31 May

Ex-England youth keeper, 24, retires over social media abuse and pressure

first_imgFORMER England youth goalkeeper Ted Smith has announced his retirement at the age of 24.The shot-stopper – who represented the Three Lions at under 18, 19 and 20 level – featured for Tottenham last summer after he was released from Southend.3 Ted Smith, pictured here in 2015 featuring for England’s U20s, was called time on his career3 Ted Smith struggled with the social media criticisms of being a professional footballerCredit: Press Association ImagesJose Mourinho’s side were said to be close to completing a deal for Smith in January only for the keeper to decide that the pressures of football are not for him.He told the Telegraph: “It wasn’t me. It wasn’t what I enjoyed.“I love the game and the training side of it but when it came to matchday pressures, it was always a bit too much for me. It was a long-time coming but I’m getting my head around it.“In your head you’re telling people that you’re giving up a job that is everyone’s dream. I suppose that is the hard bit.”One of the goalkeepers Smith was usurped by at Southend was fellow academy kid Nathan Bishop, who has since joined Manchester United.The former England Under-20’s progress was hampered by a shoulder injury that sidelined him for 18 months and he revealed that he suffered badly from social media abuse.I tried so hard to go into a game enjoying it but couldn’t. I tried everything. I built up that fear of playing a game for so longTed SmithSmith added: “After a game I’d go back and look on social media straight away and see what people were saying.“For 90 per cent of the time there was nothing but if there were two or three comments after a bad game, I’d hold onto it if I got criticised. It would affect me during the week. Instead of looking at the positives, the negatives would niggle at me.“You should enjoy games. It wasn’t for want of trying. I tried so hard to go into a game enjoying it but couldn’t. I tried everything. I built up that fear of playing a game for so long. I just can’t switch that off.“I saw a sports psychologist. Deep down if I had a match I wouldn’t be excited. It would be the initial thought of dread and then it ingrained in me that I couldn’t get my head around it.“There might be other people in this situation. I don’t know how many.“I hope what I say can help other people realise there is more to life than putting yourself through the stresses of a football game.”Most Read in FootballTHROUGH 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 raidSmith made his senior debut for Southend in League Two in the 2014-15 season and was an unused substitute in the playoff final as the Shrimpers sealed promotion.The academy graduate made his proper breakthrough two seasons later, making 19 League One appearances in the 2016-17 season.He swiftly fell back down the pecking order though, making only one outing last season in the EFL Trophy.3 Smith, pictured here in action for Southend, fell out of love with the gameBale recreates iconic Champions League final goal in living room as Real Madrid star attempts ‘2.6 Challenge’ for NHSlast_img read more

26 May

Proctor to lead by example… for now

first_imgAfter a lengthy 2016 campaign that culminated with Melbourne’s loss to Cronulla in the NRL grand final and New Zealand’s loss to the Kangaroos in the Four Nations final, Proctor began his new life as a Titan on Monday more than a decade after being placed at Palm Beach Currumbin High School on a scholarship with the Storm.Signed by Melbourne as a teenager despite only a very limited background in rugby league, Proctor went on to play 179 games for the Storm over the past nine seasons and comes to the Gold Coast as a 16-Test representative expected to be one of the leaders at the club.For a rugby league public perhaps unsure of Proctor’s leadership credentials, watching the 27-year-old give his Kiwi teammates a dressing down after conceding a try against Australia during the Four Nations offered new insight into his make-up.With such great leaders at the club few players need to make their voices heard at the Storm but Proctor said all players were encouraged to speak their mind and that he would do so at the Titans, but only after he had earned the respect of his peers.”That’s just me being competitive. I’ve known those boys for a while now as well so I’m comfortable talking to them like that,” Proctor said of his Four Nations outburst.”[Smith and Cronk] push you to do that stuff. If you see something they tell you to speak up.”It doesn’t matter if you’ve played one game or 200 games, if you see something then say it because it’s only going to benefit the team anyway.”I reckon I could help out in that area definitely but I have to come in and earn their respect first.”You don’t want to be coming in and barking orders straight away when you don’t even really know the lads.”I’ve got to come in here and try and earn some respect and get to know the boys a bit better before you start doing all that stuff.”Setting the right tone on the training paddock and transferring that to games was one of the great lessons Proctor took from his time with the Storm and it was on full display during Tuesday morning’s training session.He took a heavy hit in contact work before bouncing back to his feet and when his water bottle needed a refill, rather than toss it across the field he walked across and handed it to the Titans’ training staff.It was a small lesson in respect that may have gone unnoticed by the majority of the squad but was one of the reasons coach Neil Henry believes he will be of great benefit to the team and the club in the longer term.”He’s spent 10 years in Melbourne in a system that’s been extremely successful under Craig Bellamy so he’s certainly got some leadership in him and he’s a consistent footballer,” Henry told Sky Sports Radio. “[He’s] an 80-minute player and we’ll look to him to lead on the field and off the field.”He’s slotted straight in at training and did some work over the last few weeks so he’s turned up in good shape and he wants to be here to finish his career here which is great for the club.”Indeed, setting down roots for a young man who grew up in the tiny town of Te Kuiti – the sheep shearing capital of the world – before moving to Perth, Brisbane and Tweed Heads and attending five different high schools was a major reason behind his move to the Titans.Still with two years to run on his contract with the Storm, Proctor could see the difficulties his partner Leesa was experiencing raising their two young daughters with no family support in Melbourne. Their eldest daughter Zara will turn three midway through this year while Myra is just three months old and with both sets of grandparents based on the Gold Coast, Proctor said the time was right to make the move.”It was just the right time,” said Proctor, who is signed to the Titans until the end of the 2020 season. “My missus had two kids down in Melbourne by herself so it was more a family thing.”She was struggling a little bit down there by herself with the two kids because I’d be going to work every day so it would have been hard for her and hard for my family as well.”They don’t really see them that much. They would have loved me coming back up here and so would have her parents so it kind of just worked out well.”It was tough to leave but there are exciting times ahead.”last_img read more

26 May

St George Illawarra Dragons v Parramatta Eels

first_imgThe history: Played 31; Dragons 14, Eels 15, Drawn 2. Parra have won four on the bounce against the Dragons but haven’t won in Wollongong since 2001 – although they have only visited four times in the 16 years since then.What are the odds: Parramatta have been backed off the map against the Dragons by Sportsbet punters. Three times as many bets have been placed on the Eels, and Parra 13+ is the overwhelming favourite in winning margin. Bevan French is the one punters want for first try scorer which is hardly surprising. Latest odds at Sportsbet.com.au.Match officials: Referee: Dave Munro; Assistant Referee: Chris Sutton; Touch judges: Rohan Best and Phil Henderson; Review Official: Ben Galea; Senior RO: Ashley Klein.Televised: Fox Sports – Live from 5.30pm. NRL.com predicts: There was a lot to like about both these teams in week one of the season and whether the Dragons can repeat their out-of-the-box attacking masterclass is one of the most interesting subplots of week two. We reckon they’ll find the going a little tougher against an Eels defence that was good last week and pretty much all of last year. On that basis we’ll tip Parra in a close one in what should be a fascinating game. Two of the more impressive winners from Round 1 face off in Wollongong to close Round 2 as each looks to consolidate a bright start to the year after 2016 campaigns each are keen to leave behind.The Red V were without doubt the surprise packets of Round 1. The second-worst attacking side of last season came out bursting with energy and full of running as they notched the biggest team score of the round. Their forwards bent the line back, they produced the most offloads and run metres of any side, the playmakers played what was in front of them, Gareth Widdop equalled the club point-scoring record with 22 and the dour lows of 2016 were consigned to history.Was it a fluke? Can they keep it up? Were the Panthers just really bad? We’ll have a much better idea of what the Dragons will offer this year once they meet a steely Eels side that looked very impressive last Sunday despite the side’s key playmakers never having played a game together before.Unsurprisingly Dragons coach Paul McGregor has named an unchanged 17 with Luciano Leilua appearing on the team sheet for the first time this year in the four-man reserve list.Parramatta coach Brad Arthur has also stuck solid with his 17 as expected though with a revamped reserves list that this week features hooker Cam King plus backs George Jennings and Marata Niukore for the first time.‌Why the Dragons can win: If they can reproduce the energy they showed last week they’ll be mighty hard to stop. They boast one of the best back rows in the comp and lock Jack De Belin (155 metres, five offloads, seven tackle busts and a try), second rower Joel Thompson (three tries and eight tackle busts) and new prop Paul Vaughan (189 metres) were all particularly effective. Maligned fullback Josh Dugan has been working on his ball-playing too, throwing 13 passes including three offloads to notch two line-break assists. By way of comparison, noted passing fullback Darius Boyd also threw 13 passes last week. Is this a new Dugan? Why the Eels can win: Another of the teams that got great service out of its forwards in Round 1. The impact of new props Suaia Matagi and Nathan Brown was fantastic, while skipper Tim Mannah was at his vintage best. The real star of the show though was halfback Corey Norman. Playing his first game in eight months, Norman’s kicking game – arguably the best in the NRL these days – was on fire. Five drop-outs forced and the most jaw-dropping 40/20 in recent memory were among 312 total kick metres to go with one try scored and a hand in another. He was disappointed he didn’t play better so if he improves on that now that he’s blown the cobwebs out, look out.last_img read more

26 May

Hunters polish up on completion of sets

first_imgThis is in preparation for tomorrow night’s game against the Norths Devils.Hunters coach Michael Marum said last Sunday’s performance was not up to par despite the 11-10 win over the top side Townsville Blackhawks.He said the team had polished up on this during the week.“We only completed 19/42 sets of play last week. This is only 45 percent and is the lowest so far this season for us.“If we can complete all our sets tomorrow, then we can execute the plays that we want to and score points,” said Marum.The Norths Devils are expected to arrive tomorrow around mid-day.Kick off at the National Football Stadium is at 6.30pm.last_img read more

14 May

A condition for the sale of Pogba

first_imgRed Devil Number 6 is experiencing a complicated season where an ankle injury has had almost the entire campaign in the dry dock. Pogba was operated in early January and its withdrawal is lengthening more weeks than Solskjaer claimed in public. So far this campaign, He has only played seven of 25 days in the Premier and one match in the Carabao Cup.The possible destiny of Paul Pogba is a mystery. Madrid no longer has so much interest in the French after the irruption of Fede Valverde this campaign and a return to Juventus appears as the most likely option. Paul Pogba remains the great protagonist in Old Trafford. The Mancunian team can not count on its big star on the green and also, it intends that the remaining months until the market opens are the last to play for Manchester United.According to the English press, the club has assumed that Paul Pogba wants to leave Manchester and, although he has lowered the 200 million he asked for last summer, he will not let it come out just like that. Mino Raiola, agent of the French international, will have to find a team that puts 175 million euros on the table. If no club that joins the bid arrives at that price, for now, United will not let Paul Pogba out for less money. last_img read more

14 May

Modric, Lucas Vázquez and Ramos leave “family plot”

first_imgIt already happened in May 2016, with Keylor of extra guest in addition to the three of this occasion. At that time, they were photographed in a pool in Andalusia, days before the Champions League final. On May 29, 2017 it was repeated, also in the previous Champions League. With unknown destination, and without the presence of Modric, again enjoyed a day of disconnection.First “conjuration”Unlike the other two occasions, which came to light as a simple Instagram post, this time Ramos has called it “conjuration.” “Excursion and conspiracy of families. A great day of adventures with friends“, says the message of the captain of Real Madrid in his social network. After the draw at the Bernabéu, the players enjoyed their day off, not forgetting that the important thing is yet to come. Heavy weights of the Real Madrid costumes have taken advantage of the day off after the draw against Celta in the Santiago Bernabéu to disconnect and leave with their families to the mountain. After that, Sergio Ramos has posted a photo on his Instagram account, along with Luka Modric and Lucas Vázquez, the other two players involved in the getaway.All three are close friends and their relationship goes far beyond the pitch. Also their wives and their children have a constant relationship and it is not the first time that they have starred in an excursion of this caliber. The striking thing is the qualifier that Ramos himself uses to define what a simple afternoon of leisure may seem like: “Conjuration”.last_img read more

14 May

Oviedo isolates the squad and cancels training

first_imgReal Oviedo suspended the closed-door training scheduled for Saturday and announced new mandatory prevention measures for members of the first team and the subsidiary who go through staying at their homes, not receiving visits from people from other communities and carrying out a title individual your work plans. The blue club made official late Friday a new “internal isolation, prevention and containment regime” aimed at staff, players and managers of both teams, the only categories that continued to work among strict security measures. and in restricted and differentiated spaces. With the advance of the hours, the Carbayón team has decided to toughen those conditions in order to avoid infections and to enact from the sports entity the “stay home” that has gone viral on social networks to urge the population not to be an element carrier of the coronavirus. The players will not train until at least Tuesday, and they must take extreme measures of personal hygiene, stay as long as possible at home, not go to places of public use and inform the club’s medical services if they have any symptoms. or suspect your health. During this time, the blue squad will carry out specific work plans and the rest of the measures put in place by the club in the last few hours, which include the closure of its stores and offices and the total suspension of sports activities, are maintained. Of the entity.last_img read more

14 May

“The Belgian League? UEFA thinks, but health comes first”

first_imgWell, my team has told us no. In others it is being negotiated.What surprises you about Belgian football?In Primera we have seen the great level there is. Bruges in the Champions League left a good image and that can only be achieved with work and with good players. In Second everything is very close too. There is a lot of quality French player and it is a site that I recommend to young people as a transition to a First or Second in Spain. As I tell you, footballers are of a high level and many go to other great competitions.You have been head coach since 2014. Since then you have experience in Cyprus, England and Belgium …I see a constant evolution. In Cyprus I had good years with great experiences winning the League with APOEL making the best record in its history, in the Europa League we beat Athletic de Valverde and it was a unique memory. From there I went to Leeds United, where it was incredible. I also had special moments. When that stage was over, the Union convinced me quickly. The owner is the same as that of Brighton and the goal is to be in Belgium’s First in two years. It is a nice target.Would you like to go to Spain in the future?Of course. I have already been in contact with several teams. Many times they comment that I lack experience in Spain, but I always watch games and I have enough information. I think that betting on someone with experience abroad is also positive to see football from another perspective.By the way, how do you see Braithwate?He arrived in a situation where crack was not brought in to replace important players such as Luis Suárez or Dembelé. The few performances they have had were good, leaving glimpses of strength. He gives the team a different option with his back to goal. His great virtue is physical: he keeps the ball well, he is strong, he goes well upside down.Finally, what is the memory that you will never forget as a player?Saying one is impossible. Barça, Oviedo, Racing … there are many teams. But even from the negative I have taken positive things. In all of them I have had good things too. I remember that at Bochum I was a scorer in the 2002/2003 season and then at Hannover 96 I retired. Thomas Christiansen, former player of Barcelona, ​​Oviedo, Villarreal, Racing, among others, continues to face different challenges from the bench. After reaping good results in England and Cyprus, especially where he won the League of Records with APOEL, he has coached the Saint-Gilloise Union of the Belgian Second Division since June 2019. From a Danish father and a Spanish mother, he attends to AS to give us his vision of the possible decisions that can be made in the domestic championship.How do you experience everything that is happening there?What has come out that the Belgian competition will end is not yet 100%, but it is almost certain. On April 15 it will be confirmed if it really will be so. Next Wednesday they have to give the licenses for next year and there are several teams with problems to meet the minimum requirements to play. They want to clarify this first and then make the other decision. In Second there is Opening and Closing. The first match of that play-off has already been played and now the round is missing, which is where you decide who goes up. What does the club tell you?Let us prepare for the next season. In Belgium, players can go out running individually, and at least they can keep their shape a little longer. The team is very aware of us and that is always appreciated.Are there many ERTES?center_img If LaLiga were to end and Bruges were champions, would that be fair?The Belgian league is difficult to understand. In the First Division there is the last day to be played and then there is the play-off which is the first 6. For me the Bruges should be the champion. then the play-off that would not be played would be missing or, perhaps, later. Another different thing is the case of Barcelona who are on matchday 28 and it is not known if Madrid on the next matchday could overtake him.UEFA says it has to be played. Is this understood there?UEFA responded to this possible decision and they have the right to comment, but health is the most important thing and it is above any institution. Doctors say it wouldn’t be good to start the season right now. And in Spain and Italy I don’t even tell you. It would be irresponsible to start LaLiga prematurely. If you tell me that a vaccine is currently available that can give great results, perhaps the situation would be very different.Do you think that most leagues will end up acting like in Belgium?Yes, I think most of the leagues will act like in Belgium. It is assumed that in many countries the peak has not yet occurred and experts say that we have to be at home. We are playing with our lives and that is the most important thing. It’s easy to watch football from home without exposing yourself, but those who have to be at the foot of the canyon …last_img read more