The rise of the ‘Real Valladolid of records’ turns 13

Posted On May 14 2020 by

first_imgThe human flood accompanied the convertible bus to the center, with a police escort, mermaids, applause and cheers that did not stop ringing at the Pucela pass. The entire city was decked out with violet as a sign and the players responded to every song and did not skimp on smiles or photos to anyone who asked for it.The end of the party was missing. There have been two more promotions since then, and while spectacular, they did not reach the caliber of 2007. The entrance of the bus in the Plaza Mayor was the apotheosis and the final outbreak before more than 50,000 people, according to the public order forces. The crowded Plaza and the adjacent streets too, forming a sea in white and purple, with shirts from all eras and flags in the wind that gave the sensation from the balcony of the town hall of forming those waves in motion. It was time for the speeches … one by one all the players were parading through the lectern, some almost without a voice as the Murcian Óscar Sánchez and others with the clear effects of the ‘tiredness’ of the long celebration.Definitely, that April 22, 13 years ago is unforgettable and also the next day. In addition to those who played that day, the rest of the squad that also achieved promotion was this: Lledó, Jacobo and Sergio Asenjo; Óscar Sánchez, García Calvo, Julián de la Cuesta, Rafa, Jesús Rueda, Kome, Chema, Álvaro Antón, Asier, Mario Suárez, Capdevila, Figueredo, Toché and Losada.Real Valladolid ended up achieving the League championship, he did not let go, despite the promotion, and in the last eight games he had time to add three wins, three draws and two defeats, which also allowed him to beat the Record of League points in Second with 22 teams, to add 88, while Murcia and Almería who rose in the last days stayed at 80 and 76. Real Valladolid took the fourth place, the City of Murcia, 25 points! A 2006-07 campaign for remembrance, for history and for showing off in white and purple. Celtas Cortos has made April 20, 90 forever a special date and could be one of the soundtracks of what happened two days later, but 17 years later. The April 22, 2007 Real Valladolid de Mendilibar and the records got the promotion to First Division at Heliodoro Rodríguez López, and he did it eight days in advance, something that no one had done before and that no one has repeated afterwards.Therefore, 13 years of one of the most celebrated promotions and most enjoyed by fans and throughout the city. The truth is that Pucela was going to fulfill his third season in Second, all of them with more pain than glory since he descended in the fateful campaign in which Fernando Vázquez led the team, 2003-04 course. The beginning of 2006-07 did not foreshadow too many changes, with the arrival of Mendilibar and a chaotic preseason in Austria with regular results … The start of the season was also irregular, with three losses, two wins and a draw. On the sixth day, after falling at home, against Salamanca by 2-3, Mendilibar was on the ropesBut he endured the challenge and the team reacted in an unthinkable and spectacular way.From day seven, the blanquivioletas hooked 21 victories (including that of Tenerife) and seven draws; that is, 28 games in a row without knowing defeat, something that seen over time is really incredible. To this we must add that that team gave its face in the Cup, playing four rounds in a double match, eliminating Lorca and Elche, in addition to Villarreal of First Division and falling to Deportivo de La Coruña in quarters. That number of games allowed him add all the necessary points so that Almería and Murcia, his pursuers, could not reach him in day 34 and for the long-awaited promotion to come.The game was played on a Sunday, with a humid heat in the Canary Islands, in a Heliodoro Rodríguez López accustomed to watering down parties (tell Real Madrid) and he didn’t want to see a promotion celebration on his lawn. The fans, despite the distance, moved to accompany the team and a group of more than 500 were in the ‘chicken coop’ of the stadium, the area furthest from the lawn. The lineup of that match is for history: Alberto, Javi Baraja, Pedro López, Gonzalo Vicente, Iván Hernández, Iñaki Bea, Capdevila, Álvaro Rubio, Sisi, Llorente and Víctor. Borja, Marcos (entered by Gonzalo Vicente injured in the first minutes) and Manchev, who was important in the match, also played. The Plaza Mayor, crowded with people. Mendilibar greets the fanscenter_img Very soon it was seen that Valladolid had not gone to Tenerife with the idea of ​​passing up the opportunity and in the 23rd minute Victor opened the scoring. The party, curiously, did not take place on television, it was a different time, so radio was the most used means to follow the evolution of the crash. The minutes passed and the ascent was a step away, until the Bulgarian Manchev made it 0-2 in the 84th minute and brought tranquility to the stands and to his companions. The final outburst that came with the whistle of referee Del Cerro Grande was missing.Lawn walk images are hard to forget and even count. Suárez’s hugs with Marcos, tears mixed with the joy of something expected but so important for the club, Óscar Sánchez on one foot … and, of course, Mendilibar, great protagonist and icon since then for any fan of Real Valladolid. The Basque head this select club in which only some privileged ones live, such as Djukic, Cantatore or Sergio González and few others. The celebration night had no limits and the joy overflowed in the meeting rooms of the concentration hotel until the wee hours of the morning… and must remain within the secrecy of summary, but it was small with what awaited the team in a few hours.After practically not having slept and partying, it was time to catch the plane, where some continued displaying their joy, and return to Valladolid. It so happened that he was April 23, Monday holiday in Pucela for being the day of the community of Castilla y León, and that led the city, if the entire city, to take to the streets. Still some of the players who lived through that rub their eyes remembering how they arrived in the middle of the afternoon and they got on the ship ‘La Leyenda del Pisuerga’ and they went up the river from Arroyo to Las Moreras beach. The margins were crowded and on each bridge there was no room for another pin, acclaiming the passage of the heroes of that moment. It is impossible to calculate how many people went out that day, but it would not be unreasonable to assure that few events or events have managed to gather so many people, in so much space, at the same time in Valladolid.last_img read more


Bolt, Fraser-Pryce aiming at more success this year

Posted On Feb 10 2020 by

first_img Pushing myself Newly crowned RJR Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman of 2015, Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, say winning the prestigious title means a lot to them, adding they will be looking to represent Jamaica well, and seek more global success this year. The RJR Sports Foundation’s annual awards ceremony was held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel last Friday night. Bolt won his sixth Sportsman of the Year award, after copping titles in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013, while Fraser-Pryce, who also won in 2012 and 2013, lifted her third Sportswoman of the Year title. Last year, Bolt returned from an injury-plagued start to the season to dominate the men’s sprints at the IAAF World Championships. He won gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m in Beijing’s Bird’s Nest Stadium where he had previously set world records in the 100 and 200 metres. “Six-time athlete of the year in Jamaica is always an honour,” Bolt told reporters. He pointed out that he is looking forward to a stress-free year, but was mindful of the demands ahead. “It’s just about trying to stay focused this year and staying on top of things and making sure everything runs smoothly … pushing myself, but also being aware of everything that is going on around me,” he added. Meanwhile, Fraser-Pryce, the three-time Sportswoman of the Year, also received the Sagicor Iconic Award at the function. The MVP Track Club star won gold medals in the 100m and 4x100m at last year’s World Championships in Beijing, China, as well as copping the Diamond League 100m title. “I am feeling blessed and I am feeling honoured,” she said. “For me winning an award is a signal that you did something right in 2015, and I am really honoured and blessed and grateful to be able to collect a third Sportswoman of the Year Award here,” Fraser-Pryce said. She added: “I am looking forward to an exciting 2016.” Shot-putter O’Dayne Richards, who twice hit a national record – 21.69m – on his way to winning Pan American gold and a historic World Championships bronze, was presented with the runner-up to the Sportsman of the Year Award. World Championships 100m hurdles gold-medal winner Danielle Williams who clocked a personal best 12.57 for gold in the event in Beijing last summer was runner-up to the Sportswoman of the Year. The People’s Choice Award for Performance of the Year went to Jamaica’s senior women’s 4x400m relay team. Novlene Williams-Mills, who anchored Jamaica to the gold medal in the World Championships 4x400m and who has successfully fought off breast cancer, was recognised with the Chairman’s Award. Former Netball Jamaica president Marva Bernard was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Personal bestlast_img read more


WBD fire leaves 7 homeless

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgA fire on Wednesday evening has completely destroyed a one-storey wooden building at Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara, rendering a family of seven homeless.According to reports received, the fire started at about 21:00h at the home which is situated at the junction of Duncan Street and the Public Road.Eyewitnesses told Guyana Times that the heat was intense, and neighbours could do little in terms of rendering assistance. The fire tender arrived on scene about 15 minutes after the fire started, but by then it was too late to save anything.As it arrived, sourcing water also proved to be a challenge.“We see the fire blazing and we had to stand till back. I run and come, but it was too much of fire. In 20 minutes, everything finished. The fire reel came about 15 minutes after [the fire began],” one neighbour recalled.It is alleged that one of the children who were at home was playing with a lamp, and this caused a mattress to catch fire, but the occupants of the home were allWilfred Duncan, Sr, is contemplating his next movesable to sprint to safety. There was reportedly no adult supervision at the time.No one was however, injured during the blaze. Seventeen-year-old Wilfred Duncan Junior, who was not home at the time, rushed to the scene when he received the news of the fire, but he said he could not save anything.Home owner Wilfred Duncan Sr, his father, confirmed that he also was not at home when the fire started. Upon receiving the news, he rushed home, only to see his house burnt to the ground.The construction worker said that from work he went directly to church, where his daughter called him and relayed what had transpired. Though he did not get a chance to save anything, the father of six has said the items lost were not more important than his relatives’ well- being.“As a Christian, I believe that God has it in His hands. It (the fire) hasn’t had that effect on me. That’s the level of faith God has given to me,” Duncan said.Three of Duncan’s children and three grandchildren were living with him prior toWilfred Duncan, Jr, said he rushed home to see his home on fireWednesday’s blaze. Another son lives in a separate wooden structure at the side of the building. That also was raised to the ground. That son declined to speak with this publication.While still gathering information on what caused the fire, the senior Duncan denied that the property was at the centre of an ongoing family dispute.Guyana Times has learnt that the original family home was dismantled several years ago after it had deteriorated.“After the home deteriorated, the land became mine, and my sister went to the Scheme to live. So I don’t believe in my heart that I have a dispute with anybody. If she’s having any, I am not aware about it; but my heart is clean about her,” heThe remnants of Wednesday night’s firenoted.Duncan’s eastern neighbours were also affected by the fire, as they were seen removing curtains and fetching down furniture to be sun-dried. An investigation into the cause of the fire was launched by the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Fire Service. In the meantime, Duncan will be staying with his daughter and her family as he contemplates his next moves. (Story and images by Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more


Flyers dominated in Game One of Coy Cup showdown

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers were dominated in the first game of the Coy Cup Showdown versus the Dawson Creek Sr. Canucks on Sunday afternoon.In the first period, the Flyers seemed to be a step behind the Senior Canucks as they couldn’t sustain any offensive zone pressure and as a result, skated into the first intermission down 3-0.The middle stanza looked very similar to the first frame as the Flyers were thwarted by Dawson Creek’s netminder Josh Round as he stopped all 14 shots they fired his way. Score after forty minutes Senior Canucks 7- Flyers 0.- Advertisement -The Flyers finally broke Round’s shutout bid at 14:02 when Jeff Fast buried a shot from in close off a feed from Dan Pappin. That was all the offence the home side could muster in this affair as the score at the final buzzer, Senior Canucks 8 – Flyers 1.The Flyers must win the remaining two games of the series or face elimination from provincial contention.“We got outclassed and outworked,” said head coach Andrew Leriger. “We didn’t show up in this one, which is baffling because we were down two goals on Thursday and never faltered. We let our goaltenders out to dry tonight and after we were down a couple in the first period, we threw in the towel.”Advertisement Game Two in the showdown goes on Thursday in Dawson Creek. Puck drop is at 8:30 p.m.last_img read more


Troyer Toy Drive starts Today

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgThis is day one of the sixth annual Troyer Ventures/Moose-FM Christmas toy drive, for needy children in the community.The Salvation Army is reporting, there’s an increased need for toys this year, and while all toys donated will be gratefully received, the greatest need is for children ten years of age and older.Once again Moose-FM will broadcast live, for the next two days, from the Totem Mall beginning at noon today.- Advertisement -Over ten community groups or businesses, have already agreed to collect toys or act as a drop off point and any others interested are encouraged to call either Kelly or Adam, at 250-787-7100.You can call the same number, for any further information about the toy drive and we note again all the toys donated locally, do go to children in this area.last_img read more


Conuma Coal Resources buys Walter Energy Canada’s three mines

Posted On Jan 11 2020 by

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – August 8th was the date that Conuma Coal Resources Limited and Walter signed an Asset Purchase Agreement.Then on August 16th, the sale was approved. The deal was expected to be finalized September 1st.CEO of Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund, Inc.,Tom Clarke and Treasurer and co-founder of ERP Compliant Fuels, the parent company of Conuma Coal Resources says that the Brule Mine, which is near Chetwynd, will be the the start of where they will open up the properties. There are also 2 other mines. Wolverine and Willow Creek.- Advertisement -There isn’t a firm timeline on when they are expected to open, but rumors are that Wolverine could open by the beginning of next year, but that depends on how market conditions are.Story Credit: Trent Ernst, Editor at Tumbler Ridge News.Original Story: here.Advertisementlast_img read more


2 hurt in Long Beach boat blast

Posted On Dec 30 2019 by

first_imgEXPLOSION: Two men were moving a vessel from Wilmington when it caught fire and sank. By Kevin Butler Staff Writer A 39-foot recreation boat exploded in a Long Beach shipping channel Monday morning, injuring two men and leaving the craft in pieces. “Nothing on the boat pre-warned them of the impending explosion” of the craft, which is equipped with two gasoline-powered engines, DuRee said. Dennis Rodgers, who was staying on a nearby docked boat and helped rescue the two men, said he had just dressed and left his craft when he heard the explosion. “It was so loud that I thought a plane had crashed,” he said. Rodgers said he saw “smoke and wood flying everywhere.” He and two others ran to the boats that rescued the injured men. One of the men appeared badly injured, with his foot “nearly blown off,” Rodgers said. The two men were taken by ambulance to St. Mary Medical Center, Nash said. There did not appear to be a significant amount of fuel in the water after the blast, Nash said. kevin.butler@presstelegram.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The explosion occurred around 10:50 a.m. near 1400 Pier C in Channel No. 3 – just west of Pico Avenue and the Los Angeles River, authorities said. One man had second-degree burns on his lower back, left arm and head, and an open fracture to his right ankle, Long Beach firefighter Will Nash said. The other man reportedly had less serious injuries. Only part of the top of the wood-framed Consolidated boat, built in 1946, remained after the explosion, which scattered wood and metal debris. The two men, ages 52 and 67, had been taking the boat from the Colonial marina in Wilmington to the Port of Long Beach to have its hull repainted, fire Capt. Mike DuRee said. The 67-year-old man, whose brother owns the boat, said the pair had been running the craft for about an hour without any sign of trouble, DuRee said. last_img read more


DONEGAL BEACH DISPUTE TO FEATURE ON RTE’S ‘TODAY’ SHOW

Posted On Dec 29 2019 by

first_imgThe ongoing dispute over the closure of a right of way at Aghadachor near Carrigart is to hit the airwaves on this coming Monday morning on the Today with Sean O’Rourke programme.RTE has taken a keen interest in the developments at Carrigart since it was first featured in the Tirconaill Tribune in early September.And after the headline revelations in the paper on Thursday last about a Government Dept. raising serious concerns about the planning status of the beach activity centre at Carrigart, RTE decided to come and meet the community and try to find answers to the crux. And on Saturday, the show’s senior reporter Valerie Cox came to Carrigart to walk the 500 metres long right of way only to be stopped in sight of the beach by a seven foot tall gate, locked and solidly welded in a number of places.As a Dublin based security patrol kept watch from a distance, Ms Cox interviewed a group of local whose lives have been affected by the closure of the right of way.Those interviewed included James McCorkell: Tony and Frances McCarry: Andrew Speer: 87 years old Patricia Coyle: Donal Cullen: Brendan McFadden: Senator Brian O’Domhnaill: the Mayor of Donegal, Cllr. Ian McGarvey and John McAteer, Editor, Tirconaill Tribune.Over two hours was spent at the scene on Saturday and it is expected the item will feature in the first hour of Monday morning’s show. The last time that Valerie Cox covered such an obstacle was when she reported on the demolition of the Berlin Wall from the Brandenburg Gate.The Sean O’Rourke Show airs between 10.00 am and noon daily Monday to Friday.DONEGAL BEACH DISPUTE TO FEATURE ON RTE’S ‘TODAY’ SHOW was last modified: November 23rd, 2013 by StephenShare 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:AGHADACHOR BEACHbeachCarrigartSean O’RourkeTODAYlast_img read more


ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE GET TOP MARKS IN MATHS AND SCIENCE COMPETITION

Posted On Dec 28 2019 by

first_imgMiss Marie Kelly(Teacher) , Caolan Vaughan, Leon Vaughan, Danny Mathew and Mr. Chris Darby (Principal St. Eunan’s College)St. Eunan’s College continued their remarkable success in this competition winning 1st and 2nd places in the Mathematics Teachers Association Team Maths which was held in the Mount Errigal Hotel. The competition is open to all secondary schools in Donegal and this year there were 30 teams competing.The questions are based on the Higher level Project Mathematics Curriculum and all throughout Ireland schools compete on the same night for the right to go forward to the All Ireland. 2nd in Team Mathematics: Mr. Colm Mc Fadden (Teacher) and Mr Pauric Meehan(Teacher)James Donaghey, Donal Farren, Stephen Gallen and Ayrton KellyThe winning team of St. Eunan’s College will now go NUI Galway next weekend on Saturday 5th March to compete in the All Ireland Final in the University.The winning team was Pauric Neely, Leon Vaughan, Danny Mathew and Patrick Curran. The team in 2nd place overall also representing St. Eunan’s College were Donal Farren, James Donaghey, Ayrton Kelly and Stephen Gallen.In the Donegal Science competition St. Eunan’s College also won 1st place with Leon Vaughan, Danny Mathew and Caolan Vaughan with questions based on Physics, Chemistry and Biology based on the Higher Level course.Ist in Team Mathematics: Mr. Colm Mc Fadden (Teacher) and Mr Pauric Meehan (Teacher)Front:Patrick Curran, Pauric Neely, Leon Vaughan and Danny Mathew.ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE GET TOP MARKS IN MATHS AND SCIENCE COMPETITION was last modified: March 1st, 2016 by StephenShare 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:letterkennymathsScienceSt.Eunan’s Collegewinnerslast_img read more


Harry Kane handed England captaincy for Scotland World Cup qualifier clash

Posted On Dec 27 2019 by

first_imgHarry Kane will captain England against Scotland as Gareth Southgate continues to develop a leadership culture within his group.The Tottenham striker will lead his country out for the first time in Saturday’s World Cup qualifier, becoming the fifth player to wear the armband in seven matches under Southgate.The England boss is in no rush to make a permanent appointment after a lack of game time and form cost Wayne Rooney a place in the squad.And Southgate feels 23-year-old Kane will benefit from the experience after following England’s all-time top goalscorer plus Jordan Henderson, Gary Cahill and Joe Hart in being handed the honour.Southgate said: “People have said to me there were a lack of leaders in the team and I don’t see that to be the case. But I felt it important to try and give people the opportunity to lead in different ways.“Everybody’s different, everybody has different leadership styles, has a different impact on the game and around the training ground and the hotels, in meetings and Harry’s one of a number of people I could have given that opportunity to. But a couple of the others have done it already and I wanted to give him that boost for the game.”The twice Premier League top goalscorer has scored five goals in 17 internationals and Southgate has been impressed by his desire to improve.“We have worked with him for a long time, he has a great mentality and wants to the one of the best players in the world,” the former Middlesbrough manager said.“He has got huge belief in himself, he’s always had that. When he worked with us for the first time for the under-21s, he wasn’t in Tottenham’s first team but he had great self-belief even then and he has grown to be an outstanding player.”Southgate would not rule out trying out more skippers in forthcoming matches before making a long-term appointment. “I don’t feel any rush,” he said. “The most important thing when we came in was to develop people, look at who can lead, who wants to lead, who can be encouraged to lead and to take pressure off one person that all the expectation is on, because I think that’s been a problem in the recent history.“At some point it will be important to decide what structure we want and there’s bit more clarity but more importantly that we develop five or six leaders who are really leading the group.“Even as a captain at times you want someone else to pass the baton on to. It can’t always be the same players that leads in every meeting, in every training session. During a game you want different people to step forward, whether that’s with the ball or influencing others.”Southgate’s novel approach to the captaincy has been replicated in other ways in the build-up to the Hampden clash, notably when he took the squad on an exercise with the Royal Marines. And he felt the experience will live with the players for life.“We had to adapt to some new situations, we had to perform under pressure, we had to come together as a team, spend time together in a completely different environment,” he said.“We were able to observe an elite group working at a high level, and the standards they set for themselves all the time. We were looking at mentality, communication, leadership – there were so many shared experiences.“The biggest thing was coming together as one team. All the players and the support team went through everything and that was fantastic.“And also there are times when you want people to have a great life experience, something that will stay with them forever, that is beyond just building towards a game or a World Cup. Life is about memories and that’s a weekend that will stay with everyone forever.”Another noted diversion from the norm was bringing in Scottish forward coach, Allan Russell, a former Kilmarnock and Airdrie striker, to coach the likes of Kane and Jermain Defoe.Southgate said: “Sometimes when you go from being an academy player to a first-team player the focus shifts to team and tactical preparation and sometimes we can forget that everyone can still improve techniques.“We have been to look at other sports – fast bowlers and batsmen are constantly working on their techniques, goal-kickers in rugby have technical practice.“It’s important to invest in individuals in terms of giving them time studying where their goals come from, how they finish technically, might they take up positions and approach the ball in different ways? Allan’s detail is impressive and that’s why I invited him in.” The 23-year-old takes over the armband from the absent Wayne Rooney 1last_img read more