PSC golf from The Outback Golf BarMonday, August 15, Khao Kheow – StablefordThe rain in Pattaya put a number of players off today and as we approached Khao Kheow, negative thoughts regarding the weather and the possibility of no play were abundant as dark clouds loomed up and clung on threateningly to the surrounding hill tops. Nevertheless, the 18 Outbackers set about their daunting task of tackling the B & C nines, in what were some very soggy conditions. Out in front of us and off to a very early start was the “Rabbi’s Bar” group, who maintained a very good pace throughout. By the time our leading groups reached the ninth hole the rain came, as did the thunder and lightning and everybody quite rightly chose to shelter until it passed through.Friday’s winners Keith Buchanan and Jon Goddard with John Player (third in Div B).John Fitzgerald had 21 points at this stage and his thoughts must have been whether or not half the field would finish to make it a tournament; but after about 40 minutes the weather improved enough to play, with a light drizzle which eventually fizzled out after about another thirty minutes. The fairways were extremely waterlogged and needless to say, we played preferred lies but it was still difficult to strike the ball cleanly. The greens stood up extremely well but they were slow but that is probably down to the bad weather during recent days making them impossible to cut.It’s good to report that John maintained his round finishing with a brilliant 38 points on a day when the CSA (similar to CSS) was three shots tougher than par, to win by four from one of Capt’ Bob’s good mates, Brent Dalby on 34, with Nev Steward taking third with 31.There was just one ‘2’ from Suzi on the short (for her anyway) B3, for the rest of us it was the best part of a 200yd shot; however it was a very good downhill putt from just off the green.1st John Fitzgerald (17/Hi16.2) 38pts2nd Brent Dalby (20/Hi18.6) 34pts3rd Nev Steward (23/Hi21.5) 31pts4th Keith Buchanan (17/Hi16) 29ptsTuesday, August 16, Pattaya C.C. – StablefordPattaya Country Club escaped the worst of the rain on Monday and today, although very wet and the carts were restricted to cart paths only, it was a rain free day and a pleasant temperature. 12 Outbackers in three four-balls set out getting away on time with very few other players to be seen anywhere on the course.The greens were excellent and quite quick and most of the fairways, particularly on the drier back nine, were in very good shape.Today was Terry’s day, as he recorded a five shot win over the returning Paul Smets, with a great 41 points to Paul’s 36; back in third was the General on 33, who picked up nine points on the last three holes.There was only one ‘2’ from Geoff Moodie on the twelfth.1st Terry Marney (27/Hi26.4) 41pts2nd Paul Smets (22) 36pts3rd Jack Moseley (15/Hi14.9) 33pts4th Dennis Persson (15/Hi15.2) 32ptsWednesday, August 17, Burapha – StablefordOn a day of excellent scoring reducing the CSA (CSS) by one shot less than par (i.e. 37pts), the 26 Outbackers made hay in the excellent conditions here at Burapha on the C & D nines from the white tees.Jim Brackett, playing his first game for some time, demonstrated his golfing prowess with a one over par 73 gross, to comfortably win Division A by three with 40 points, from excellent rounds by John Cunningham and Paul Bourke both with 37 and Burapha member, Tony Garnett back in fourth on 36.Bryce Stick, who improved upon his 17 points on Monday with 28 points on Tuesday, went all the way to the top of Div B with a fine 39 points today to earn himself nearly a one shot handicap cut. He was followed home by another Aussie visitor, Phil Waite (38pts) as Tommy Jensen and Kissy Buchanan filled the minor places both on 35.There were seven ‘2’s; Jim Brackett & Tony McDonough on C5, David Stynes on C8, Paul Bourke & John Fitzgerald on D2 and finally Jim Brackett again on D8 and John Cunningham also on D8.Div A (0–16)1st Jim Brackett (5/Hi5.6) 40pts2nd John Cunningham (8/Hi7.7) 37pts3rd Paul Bourke (12/Hi11.6) 37pts4th Tony Garnett (9/Hi9.2) 36ptsDiv B (17+)1st Bryce Stick (22/Hi20.8) 39pts2nd Phil Waite (17/Hi16.5) 38pts3rd Tommy Jensen (18/Hi17.6) 35pts4th Keith Buchanan (17/Hi16.1) 35ptsFriday, August 19, Green Valley – StablefordThirty-three Outbackers here on a course that was presented in beautiful condition and always a popular venue. Welcome to Jon Goddard on one of his visits from KL and congrats to him for winning Div A off a handicap of 5 with 37 points, welcome also to Graham Holmes on a quick visit, generously handicapped off 8 who also scored 37 points. Four further back on 33 was Paul Bourke just beating his good friend, Paul Greenaway (32) into third place.Div B went to the inform “Kissy” Buchanan, who managed to find the course this week; well done for finding it and also to winning with a fine, top score of the day, 41 points; and welcome to your new handicap of 14.6. Phil Gough hasn’t played with the Outback for a long time and he returned in great style taking second with 40, ahead of John Player (36), who returns to Aus this weekend.A popular winner in Div C was “Pottsy”, who has been out in the wilderness for a while through injury but at long last he’s got his act together to score 39 points to win by four over Geoff Kubas (35) who was supposed to be at Greenwood but played with us instead.There were four ‘2’s today; from Phil Gough on hole 4, Ed Horrocks on hole 12 and Suzi and Brian Maddox both got ‘2’s on hole 16.Note: Next week we have been advised that we shall be at St. Andrews as Green Valley is busy, but the rates will remain the same.Div A (0–13)1st Jon Goddard (5/Hi5.9) 37pts2nd Graham Holmes (8/Hi8.8) 37pts3rd Paul Bourke (11/Hi11.6) 33pts4th Paul Greenaway (9/Hi9.9) 32ptsDiv B (14-20)1st Keith Buchanan (16/Hi16.1) 41pts2nd Philip Gough (14) 40pts3rd John Player (20/Hi19.6) 36pts4th David Day (14/Hi14.5) 35ptsDiv C (21+)1st Campbell Potts (21/Hi20.4) 39pts2nd Geoff Kubas (21) 35pts3rd Ed Horrocks (21/Hi20.6) 34pts4th Roger Koehler (26/Hi25.4) 33ptsNote: The Outback Golf Bar is situated about 6km from Sukhumvit Road along Soi Siam Country. All are welcome to come and join us for a beer and a hit. Just call in and put your name down on the list or give Bob a call on 087 941 2474.
As expected the scores were generally good and eight golfers played to their handicap or better, but what wasn’t expected was an outstanding performance from Gary Austin. Gary has seen has handicap go up by three shots following a string of disappointing performances over the last several weeks, but suddenly he re-found his form and came back to the clubhouse with a great score of 40 points, taking the overall win one shot clear of Keith Norman, who took the honours in the A Flight.A Flight1st Keith Norman (13) 39pts2nd Ian Milne (15) 37pts3rd Keichi Kasama (8) 36ptsB Flight1st Gary Austin (19) 40pts2nd Jack Robertson (27) 37pts3rd Mashi Kaneta (16) 36ptsNear Pins: Geoff Parker, John Graham, Paul Smith and Tony Robbins.Wednesday, Jan. 22, Greenwood – Championship Medal Day 1A field of 31 golfers turned up at the Ranch to contest the first day of the world famous Bunkerboys golf championship. The sun was shining and the temperature was perfect for a good walk to be spoilt by golf.After check-in with several golfers sporting the new championship shirt, we loaded up for the long drive up the 331, that is everyone except for Michael Brett, who had accidentally been left behind by a driver who shall not be named, oh go on then it was Rab. Fortuitously the last vehicle was just departing so he frantically flagged it down and surprisingly it had room for himself and clubs.50 minutes later we were at the course, which was quiet except for another society, but with 3 nines (A and B designated for Bunkerboys) this wasn’t a problem and we teed off around 10 minutes ahead of schedule.Fairways were dry and hard, which is fairly normal for this time of year unless the course has access to large quantities of water. Greens were a bit variable speed wise but generally fast and gave a lot of golfers great difficulty, regularly disappearing off the back. A strong gusty wind added to the problems, why is it that it always seems to change direction and be straight into your face?Due to the competition, the four-balls played together according to handicap with the supposedly better players teeing off first. This format worked well and the whole field moved along at a good pace with no holdups – very pleasant after recent rounds.Overall a good number of the golfers struggled on the day to master the course/conditions with only 3 golfers hitting to handicap or better. Best score on the board belonged to Paul Smith, playing off 4 and carding a very good net 68. Following closely behind with a net 69 was Raleigh Gosney, who could have been in the lead but triple bogied the last after going OB. In third place for the championship, Richard Baldotto netted 72 with Barry Murnin a shot behind with a 73.A Flight1st Paul Smith (4) net 682nd Barry Murnin (17) net 733rd Peter Kelly (13) net 744th Mark Stanley (10) net 74B Flight1st Raleigh Gosney (20) net 692nd Richard Baldotto (25) net 723rd Michael Brett (20) net 744th Ken Elmore (21) net 75Near Pins: Gary Austin (2), Duncan Lee, and Barry MurninFriday, Jan. 24, Bangpra – Championship Medal Day 233 golfers congregated in the Ranch ready to do battle over the fairways of Bangpra on day 2 to win the coveted Bunkerboys championship. Alongside this competition everybody was also in contention over a stableford tournament to add interest for those golfers who had not quite played up to their expectations on day 1.The championship leaders were out first on a bright and slightly breezy day, conditions were dry underfoot with the greens playing marginally slower than their normal fast speeds. The scene was set with around half a dozen golfers realistically in contention, needing to play very well on this difficult course to overhaul the current leader and odds on favourite, Paul Smith.The course is always busy but the leading group teed off slightly ahead of schedule. First drama of the day unfolded on the par 3 second hole where Ian Milne topped his ball into the water. He spotted his prized possession close to the edge, and in his attempt at retrieval did his best impression at trialling for the Sochi Olympics inverted toboggan team. The black plastic water trap liner was slick but fortunately Ian managed to avoid the fate of his ball by inches but was unable to scramble his way out.In the meantime his playing companions had reached the green and were unaware of his predicament, until they eventually spotted him and with the aid of a club, he was saved to continue his round.Up ahead Paul Smith was playing steady golf and nobody was managing to get within a couple of shots to mount a serious challenge. Closest of the bunch was Raleigh Gosney who trailed Paul by 1 shot at the start of play but his 2 over par for the day couldn’t quite match Paul’s par score.The stableford competition produced some very respectable scores with Ian Milne shrugging off his near soaking and carding 38 pts to take A flight. In B flight Eddie Kelly just edged out Geoff Hart on count back with championship runner-up Raleigh Gosney and Michael Brett making up the podium.In the championship sub categories, Peter Hapgood again ran away with the “golf club releasing specialist” title, although his career seems to be on the wane with diminishing distances over previous years. The inaugural “most colour coordinated golfer” division belonged to a very orange Colin Greig although he vehemently denied he had matching underwear. This could not be verified as the judges refused to inspect the evidence.Overall Championship1st Paul Smith (4) net 1402nd Raleigh Gosney (20) net 1433rd Ian Milne (15) net 145A Flight 1st Ian Milne (15) 38pts2nd Colin Greig (8) 37pts3rd Paul Smith (4) 36pts4th Dave Ashman (14) 36ptsB Flight1st Eddie Kelly (19) 36pts2nd Geoff Hart (26) 36pts3rd Raleigh Gosney (20) 34pts4th Michael Brett (20) 32ptsNear Pins: Duncan Lee, Peter Kelly, Rab McDonald and Colin GreigNote: The Bunker Boys are a PSC affiliated golf society who play three times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. We meet at The Ranch at 9 a.m. for breakfast and transportation, and new players are always welcome. Contact “Buff” on 086 046 5091 or 080 605 5663 for all enquiries or go to website www. bunkersociety.com. PSC golf Bunker Boys @ The RanchMonday, Jan. 20, Crystal Bay B & A – StablefordToday was our last game before the annual two-day Bunker Boy’s championship to be held on Wednesday and Friday, and twenty seven golfers turned out to fine tune their skills on what is generally considered to be one of the more forgiving courses on our regular schedule. Once again the weather was cool and sunny with a stiff breeze blowing off the sea, which made club selection tricky on several holes. We were playing behind a large group of Scandanavian tourists and the outward nine was played at a snail’s pace, but fortunately the pace of play picked up a little on the inward nine.Bunker champion Paul Smith (centre) – “which way’s the hole?”
Make a date to support your caddy! After 700 Thai caddies have attempted to qualify at six regional rounds, the top 140 will compete in the grand final of the 4th Amazing Thailand Singha Caddy Championship being hosted by Siam Country Club Plantation Course in Pattaya on Monday September 16. This year the tournament turns truly international, with top caddies representing China, Malaysia and South Korea competing against the top Thai caddies.Some of the top female caddies from around Asia will be competing in Pattaya.This unique event kicks off with a photo call at 11.30hrs and a shotgun start at 12.00hrs on 18 of the club’s challenging 27 holes. Apart from being exceptionally competitive, the players will not only be trying to win the tournament and have the right to travel overseas to compete in the South Korean Caddy Championship, but there will be numerous prizes on offer too. Nearest the pin and longest drive awards include the chance for someone to ride away on a brand new scooter!Media interest is huge with even Golfing World TV covering the final to be shown to over 300 million viewers around the world.Last year over 1,200 spectators turned up, so why not come along and support your caddy. Remember she looks after your bag throughout the year, so here is a great opportunity to spend a day at Siam Plantation cheering them on to victory. Entrance is free of charge. For more information, go to www.caddychampionship.com.The Amazing Thailand Singha Caddy Championship will take place at Siam Plantation golf course on Sept. 16.
PSC golf from The Golf ClubThis weeks’ write up has turned out to be more of a travel piece on Pak Chong & Khao Yai than intended. We hope it will be of some help to those golfers who are considering a different golf destination. This area is about 3 hour 20 minute drive from Pattaya and is just north-east of Bangkok, so an easy route on the 7 to the 9 to the 1 to the 2 and you are there. The town we based out of is called Pak Chong and all golf courses were no more than a 30 minute drive. The Khao Yai Posse poses poolside at The Landmark in Pak Chong.Khao Yai Golf Club is in a spectacular setting and the course is in very good nick every time we have played here, so is therefore highly recommended.Another bunch of us non-golfers headed up route 2090 to Palio, a very successful development that recreates a little bit of Tuscany in the Thai mountains. There are lots of little shops, cafes and restaurants here in their version of Siena that is quite picturesque and worth the effort, especially if there are ladies in tow.Monday, April 16, Mountain Creek B & C (White tees) – Stableford,.1st John Emmerson (12) 34pts2nd Vince Chesney (9) 32pts3rd Jimmy Brackett (5) 32ptsNow on to the Monday comp, the Seve Ballesteros designed Mountain Creek. There are trickier courses, I am sure. There are places here where there were supposed to be fairways, and someone forgot to put them in. This course has more blind shots than I have ever seen before, and the smallest of landing areas in the narrowest of fairways. Playing it for the first time was never going to be easy.Khao Yai Golf Club.There are photos of Seve in the clubhouse so we know he was here, just why did he approve some of the hole layouts? There are not enough straightforward golf holes on this course, it’s just way too tricked up. Only Seve would be able to pull off some of his amazing shots here! One needs to play this 27 hole course a few times to get the hang of it, so best of luck to those who wish to take on the challenge. You will need it.John Emmerson shot the best score today with 34 Stableford points and that was all we could muster as many of our players just got so frustrated with this course it did their heads in. Well played Johnny, patience has its virtues.Vincent Chesney came in 2nd with a 32 on countback with 15 on the back side over Jim Brackett’s 14 so it just shows to go ya how hard a track this is.Marlene and Brian Prudden.Near pins winners were Peter Le Noury and once again, Jimmy Brackett. At least the par 3’s on this course were really interesting and beautiful.Course condition was excellent and our 1,550 green fee, caddy and buggy was great value for a Songkran holiday rate. This course opened about 8 months ago so it is all new and very clean.The course looks more mature than one would think for the young track that it is. It has been cut through the lush jungle so most holes have the sensible red stakes on the left and right of the narrow fairways making the deep jungle a lateral hazard and speeding up play.The facilities here are quite unbelievable. The massive modern Thai-style clubhouse is superb and has very good food at OK prices. Now if they would only have a look again at the golf course…Tuesday, April 17, Panorama (White teees) – Stableford1st Brian Prudden (20) 41pts2nd John Emmerson (12) 41pts3rd Bob Newell (9) 40ptsFor the record, the course formerly known as Voyage Panorama is now called simply Panorama. We have played here several times and it has always been a pleasurable golf course and today was no exception. The staff were amazing and made us feel right at home. The course was in tip top shape and we can highly recommend it to those who venture up north to the Khao Yai area.One of the great aspects of golf is that we can all get out there and enjoy the competition from a level playing field, through the use of a handicap system and tee positions. No other sport is able to match what we have on the golf course that allows people of all ages and all three sexes to enjoy.Bonanza Golf Club & Resort.Brian Prudden won today’s comp at the ripe young age of 77, ain’t that great? The Golf Club allows for those over 70 years old to play from the tees one closer that those we play for the comp to make it fair and keep everyone in the game. Brian proved he was able to do just that and walked away with 41 Stableford points and on top of the heap.John Emmerson continued his good run of play with a 41 as well (a full 7 points better than his Monday win) but not as well as Brian’s. In fairness, John gave credit to his new pain killers that gave his back a rest for 18 holes. I want some of those! Fortunately for John, The Golf Club has no policy regarding random drugs testing. But maybe we should.Bob Newell drove into town on his new Keeway Speedlight 200 (Matt, to you and me) and took third place with 40 points. Bob had an easy 3 footer on the 18th that he bungled but we won’t dwell on that, will we? Now getting back to that putt he missed, he would have won had he made that teeny little 36 inch shot dead straight and uphill. At least he won the long drive contest…not on the course, but by taking 2 days to get here from Pattaya on Matt.Thursday, April 19, Bonanza (white tees) – Stableford.1st Brian Prudden (20) 38pts2nd Ed Wycoff (10) 38pts3rd Bob Newell (5) 37pts4th Jimmy Brackett (5) 37ptsWednesday was an optional golf day and some of the boys also went to Toscana Valley, one of the top 5 courses in Thailand. It cost us 2,800 to play here, like Siam Old course it is truly a championship golf course with first class facilities and is in pristine condition. Play here if you can, it is great!And now, on to Bonanza, which is a lovely mature course that is a must-play when in the Khao Yai area. The golf course is in great shape and I suppose one could compare it to Green Valley in Pattaya, where every hole is different and just an all around nice day out. We timed the trip for Sports Day and played this wonderful track for a mere 500 baht, the best deal up there for sure.The weather was gorgeous and a slight mountain breeze made the day just perfect for a round of golf, just ask Brian Prudden. With support from wife Marlene, Brian once again took the top spot with 38 points. The Pruddens, from Mandurra- just outside Perth in Australia, have been married for 52 years so that is quite a partnership.Ed Wycoff – the big winner 2 weeks ago – also shot 38 but had 17 on the back to Brian’s 18 for second place and Bob Newell battled it out with Jimmy Brackett and walked off the back nine with a massive 22 points to blitz out Jimmy for third on count back.So for this year, it looks like Brian Prudden claims Man of the Match for Khao Yai Songkran Tour 2012! Well played mate and thanks to all 22 golfers who joined us for another great road trip.Note: The Golf Club is “The Home of Golf in Pattaya” and is located on Soi LK Metro. We play on Monday, Wednesday and Friday so come join us for a fun day out. Just call 085 434 3377 or see our website www.golfclub pattaya.com and for more information mail us: email@example.com and see updates at www. facebook.com/golfclubpattaya. On Sunday, there was an optional golf day so some of the boys headed out to the Khao Yai Golf Club (formerly Life Priviledge and also Mission Hills). The consensus was the course was great and all of the lads were very happy to have played this Jack Nicklaus layout. We were treated to the weekend special of 1,000 baht green fee after 1:00 and it turned out to be a great deal.
Denver Broncos beleaguered and oft-injured quarterback Peyton Manning vehemently and angrily denies that he has taken the banned substance HGH or any other performance enhancing drugs.Manning, the most prolific regular season passer in NFL historyIn a new Al Jazeera report the legendary NFL quarterback was listed as one of several prominent professional athletes who were supplied illegal performance-enhancing drugs from a pharmacist who once worked at an Indiana-based pharmacy.In an Al Jazeera documentary that is scheduled to air on Sunday, it’s alleged that Manning was provided a supply of human growth hormone in 2011 while Manning was recovering from his neck surgery. Manning reportedly received HGH from a pharmacist then employed at the anti-aging Guyer Institute in Indiana.The report cites the pharmacist, Charlie Sly, who allegedly spoke to an undercover reporter working for the network.The report, titled “The Dark Side”, also mentions Philadelphia Phillies’ Ryan Howard, Green Bay Packers’ Mike Neal and Julius Peppers, Pittsburgh Steelers’ James Harrison, Washington Nationals Ryan Zimmerman and former boxer Mike Tyson as other athletes who received HGH shipments.The report also alleges that the clinic provided Packers’ Clay Matthews with painkillers.Harrison, Zimmerman and Howard have all denied the allegations.In a statement Saturday night, Manning said: “The allegation that I would do something like that is complete garbage and is totally made up. It never happened. Never.”He added, “I really can’t believe somebody would put something like this on the air. Whoever said this is making stuff up.”
Upd. at 19:12 Rik Sharma “Nothing’s ever certain with Deschamps,” Evra said. “That’s why I like to work with him. He never gives you presents. The Manchester United left-back was speaking at a press conference before his side’s second group match against Switzerland. Ref: Bjorn Kuipers. Switzerland: Benaglio, Djourou, Lichtsteiner, von Bergen, Rodriguez, Behrami, Inler, Stocker, Shaqiri, Xhaka, Drmic. Patrice Evra believes a unified France will go far at the World Cup, in comparison to the broken Les Bleus that left the 2010 tournament early. CEST “We do not have a problem with egos in this team. I have faith in this squad, and that’s a great strength. “We have to create weak points and jump on every opportunity. Putting 10 men back and waiting to see what happens is not the answer, we have to challenge them in the game.” But Evra says nobody is sure of their place in the side, with manager Didier Deschamps always looking for improvements. Switzerland, meanwhile, are struggling to find a weakness in the France side. France crushed Honduras 3-0 in the opener and looked impressive. He said: “You need everyone in the World Cup, you cannot give up because you’re not starting a game. They beat Ecuador 2-1 in their first game of the tournament, thanks to a last minute winner. France: Lloris; Debuchy, Sakho, Varane, Evra; Pogba, Cabaye, Matuidi; Valbuena, Benzema, Griezmann. “The star isn’t one player, it’s the team.” Possible teams: “He’ll look you in the eyes and say, ‘Pat, if you mess up I won’t spare you’. I know that if I step out of line I’m out of this team.” Assistant manager Michel Pont said: “It is extremely difficult to find weak points in the France team. They are very well-organised, compact and work hard for each other. 19/06/2014
The Serbian beat Jarkko Nieminen 6-2 7-5 6-2. Sport EN Nadal finds himself in the same half of the draw as World No.1 Novak Djokovic, who also got off to a winning start on Tuesday. Upd. at 22:00 The Spaniard, who is seeking his 10th French Open crown, secured his passage out of the first round in under two hours, advancing 6-3, 6-3, 6-4. “It’s not easy to play against someone who tries to hit winners from everywhere. CEST “My mentality and my goal is the same always. “I am here to try and play good tennis as I try every year,’ Nadal said after the match in light of recent comments he is not in his best form on clay. Rafa Nadal eased into the second round of the French Open at Roland Garros with a straight sets win over French teenager Quentin Halys. “But my feelings have been good, I think I changed direction well with my forehand, good forehand down the line. I’m happy with the way I played.” 26/05/2015
That has generated doubts over his future at the club during certain moments. And that’s what City and Guardiola would hope to use to tempt him to England. Upd. at 13:41 10/07/2016 Josep Guardiola wants Manchester City to sign a goalkeeper that will be able to adapt to his style of play and to put pressure on the club’s current stopper, Joe Hart. CEST Sport EN Since the German international join the Catalan club, Luis Enrique has insisted on him sharing responsibilities with Claudio Bravo. The Chilean plays in La Liga (and also played the Club World Cup), while Ter Stegen plays in the Champions League and the Copa del Rey. He played a few league games when Bravo was injured. And according to the British newspaper the Daily Mail, the No.1 target is Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who they could offer 24 million euros for. Ter Stegen, 24, has a contract with Barça until 2019 and a release clause worth 80 million euros. That should be enough to guarantee his continuity at Camp Nou. However, the goalkeeping situation at the club could break that security. In principle, Ter Stegen would arrive to play each game in every competition, relegating Joe Hart to a secondary role – or even forcing him to lave the Etihad Stadium.
“He convinced me to come here and that I can continue to progress. I know I will learn a lot under him and now I can take the next step in my career. Leroy Sane says one of the main reasons he signed for Manchester City was to work under manager Pep Guardiola. Sport EN CEST 02/08/2016 Upd. at 23:06 “One of the reasons I decided to join City was Pep Guardiola,” explained the player who joined from Schalke 04 for £37million. “I followed Pep at Barcelona and at Bayern where he achieved a lot and worked really well with young players. I think he can make me a more complete player.”
Neymar’s sentimental homage to Iniesta Emery made the announcement in a press conference and he took advice of the event to give some advice to Neymar, who is in his first season at PSG although has been unable to play in the last two months due to injury. sport.es CEST “I recommend that he continues as naturally as he has been. The first season at Barcelona was difficult for him and his family. For me, that’s normal, everything that has happened this year is normal. The injury is something that can happen in football. I think that with this solid project, he will stay here. He could fulfill all his individual objectives with this team.” neymar’s silence 28/04/2018 “Me and the club told him that PSG wanted him to be the best player in the world with us. I believe in him and I believe in this PSG project with him in it. I’m sure he’ll be happy here. He has to recover well and prepare for the World Cup, which is very important to him.” Paris Saint Germain’s outgoing coach Unai Emery had a message for Brazilian star Neymar after he announced he will be leaving the team when the season ends. The Brazilian missed the team’s Ligue 1 title celebrations to continue his recovery from a metatarsal injury in Brazil, and was spotted playing poker while his teammates were winning the league. Upd. at 20:08 El consejo de Emery a Neymar “We’ve spoken to him,” added Emery. “Changes are never easy. This is the first year Neymar has been in Paris and any change is difficult,” Emery said. Interestingly, Neymar had no reaction to the announcement that Emery is leaving PSG. He did not make any statment on social media after the news. RELATED STORIES The Brazilian did have something to say about Andres Iniesta’s departure from Barcelona, however, taking to Instagram to pay tribute to his former teammate. IN SPORT.ES
“There are two players who start every game no matter what happens, I understand that they are two of the best six strikers in the world. I understand that the plans of the club hings on Diego Costa and (Antoine) Griezmann being pillars of the future and I don’t want to be a substitute all the time,” he added. IN SPORT.ES “I still feel good and I still feel strong enough to keep playing but above all I went to leave the club in the right way.” Torres also said he understood that for Simeone “this process has been difficult to manage for him and I’ve tried to make it easier. There will never be a split between Torres and Simeone, we have to all stick together”. The veteran Spanish striker said he hoped Simeone stayed on at the Wanda Metropolitano, calling him “the ideal coach for Atletico”. sport.es CEST Fernando Torres gave an interview to Spanish radio show “El Larguero” to relive his career with Atletico Madrid a week after announcing he will leave the club at the end of the season. 17/04/2018 Torres also justified his decision to leave Atletico because “people always remember the final image, and I don’t want that image to be of me not playing at all, of not being in squad lists, I didn’t want that”. Upd. at 14:41 “El niño” also used the interview to dismiss the controversy about his relationship with coach Diego Simeone, saying he “has no problem” with the Argentine. Torres:”No tengo ningún problema con Simeone” Torres recognises that the level of competition at Atletico is brutal and that he wants to say farewell to Atletico fans while he can still play for the team. Torres will be remembered by Atletico fans for his goals but also for his impeccable behaviour off the pitch.
The Villarreal player’s record for Russia was: It’s been a spectacular month for the Villarreal winger, who had previously scored zero goals in nine games for his country since debuting in 2012. Upd. at 23:20 Cheryshev scored a double in the opening game against Saudi Arabia, the second a stunning outside of the boot effort, after coming on as a substitute. sport.es IN SPORT.ES The Russian, who came through Madrid’s accademy, playing for Castilla and the first time, was without doubt the star of the host’s run to the quarterfinal. CEST Cheryshev se sale en el Mundial: Cuatro goles en cinco partidos He was also on target in the win over Egypt in the group stages and scored another brilliant solo goal in the draw with Croatia on Saturday. 2012: 1 game, 0 goals 2013: 1 game, 0 goals 2014: 5 game, 0 goals 2015: 2 game, 0 goals But in the World Cup he exploded: 08/07/2018 Denis Cherishev may have exited the World Cup on Saturday but he left with his reputation restored after scoring four goals for Russia in five games. However, despite opening the scoring against Croatia, Cheryshev’s Russia side were eliminated after a penalty shootout — he scored his spot kickc. Russia-Saudi Arabia (5-0): 2 goals (43′ & 90+1′). Russia-Egypt (3-1): 1 goal (59′) Uruguay-Russia (0-3): didn’t score. Spain-Rusia (1-1): didn’t score. Russia-Croatia (2-2, AET): 1 goal (31′).