HARRIS FARMS HOMEBRED FASHIONABLY FAST ALL HEART IN WINNING DONALD VALPREDO CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT BY A NECK; LUCKY PULPIT GELDING GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:09.60

first_imgHARRIS FARMS HOMEBRED FASHIONABLY FAST ALL HEART IN WINNING DONALD VALPREDO CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT BY A NECK; LUCKY PULPIT GELDING GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:09.60RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRD HORSESARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2020)–Head and head for the early lead, Harris Farms homebred Fashionably Fast proved tough as nails late, as he repelled a stout challenge from late closing Lieutenant Dan to take Saturday’s $150,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint at Santa Anita by a neck, providing him with his fifth consecutive victory dating back to July 27 at Del Mar.  Ridden by Tiago Pereira and trained by Dean Pederson, the 5-year-old California-bred gelding by Lucky Pulpit got six furlongs in 1:09.60.Sponsored by the CTBA, the Donald Valpredo Cal Cup Sprint is part of the lucrative Golden State Series for California-bred or sired horses.“I don’t know if that is his ideal running style, but you gotta ride to win,” said Pederson.  “I kind of left it in (Pereira’s) hands.  The horse was just game as can be coming down the stretch.  The horse has done so much for us, how can you be disappointed in anything he does.  We are just very thankful to be in this position and for the opportunity to have this horse.  You can’t train for better owners.”A winner of a pair of Cal-bred sprint stakes on Oct. 5 at The Big Fresno Fair and on Nov. 24 at Del Mar, Fashionable Fast was off at 2-1 and paid $6.20, $3.00 and $2.60.“Our plan was to stay just behind the one horse (Baja Sur) and then push on the outside when we came for home,” said Pereira, who has been aboard for his five consecutive wins.  “I switched the whip in the stretch and when the horse (Lieutenant Dan) came outside of us, he really responded…I love this horse.”Out of the Forestry mare Fall Fashion, Fashionably Fast now has three stakes wins from an overall mark of 15-6-3-2.  With the winner’s share of $90,000, he now has earnings of $389,745.Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, Lieutenant Dan rallied four-wide turning for home, but couldn’t get by the winner late, finishing 2 ¼ lengths in front of Brandothebartender.  Off at 5-2, Lieutenant Dan paid $3.20 and $2.80.Ridden by Umberto Rispoli, Brandothebartender, off at 15-1, paid $3.80 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.75, 44.72 and 56.79.last_img read more

Spurs still want to sign Dybala and will battle PSG to seal transfer in January

first_imgTOTTENHAM will battle against Paris Saint-Germain for Paulo Dybala’s signature in January, according to reports.Spurs were heavily linked to the 25-year-old during the summer transfer window, but failed to agree a deal with Juventus.1 Paulo Dybala has played just 14 minutes of Serie A football this seasonCredit: Getty – ContributorAccording to Tuttosport, cited by Football Italia, Mauricio Pochettino will reignite his interest in Dybala in January.But the source suggests PSG will also continue their pursuit for the 24-cap Argentina international after failing to sign him this summer.The French champions did not manage to seal the deal despite holding talks over a £73million move.Dybala also emerged as a top target for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.It was reported that he was on the brink of joining the Red Devils, but could not agree personal terms.Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici admitted that the club were still hoping to offload Dybala after his move to Old Trafford collapsed.MOST READ IN SPORT THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN 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’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderMAC DADDYTriple H wants McGregor v McMahon with winner getting rights to billionaire strutAnd the 25-year-old has played just 14 minutes of first-team football in the club’s opening two Serie A matches this season.He has been with Juventus since he joined from Palermo in a £23million deal.But has fallen out of favour since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid for £105million last summer.Paulo Dybala transfer to Man Utd did not break down due to outrageous wage demandslast_img read more

All Blacks wary of improving Wallabies

first_imgThe All Blacks have already secured the Bledisloe Cup, backing up the 54-34 trouncing in Sydney with a series-clinching comeback in Dunedin.But after that narrow escape, and having witnessed Australia’s draw in South Africa and win in Argentina since, Hansen and the side have arrived in Brisbane wary of how far the Wallabies have come.”They’ve been pretty good, they keep developing and they’re a confident side aren’t they?” he said.”It’s always difficult when you play someone and you beat them well the first time, to back that up, one of the hardest things in sport I think.”They certainly got a lot out of it and came at us; it should be a good Test match.”Hansen said fit-again Karmichael Hunt’s push for a return was evidence of the Wallabies’ improved depth, agreeing that it was something the All Blacks had done better than most in recent years.”Karmichael’s a good player; whether he comes off the bench, whether he starts or whether he doesn’t make the 23 it just means that they’ve got a good squad,” he said.”One of the things you want in today’s game is 23 people who can participate and ask questions of the opposition.”We’ve moved from talking of a starting 15 to a playing 23 and I think Australia are starting to build that same depth; him coming back will only strengthen that.”They’ve used a lot of players but they’re starting to get more comfortable selecting the same team, so they’re obviously starting to believe they’re picking the right ones.”New Zealand’s own depth could be stretched again, with five-eighth Beauden Barrett in camp but suffering headaches after a knock in the one-point defeat of South Africa earlier this month.Canterbury’s Richie Mo’unga could debut if Barrett doesn’t improve this week.”Richie’s young, a good player and still in the infancy in his career … he’s got all the fundamentals of a good five-eighth,” Hansen said.”Obviously this (Test arena) is a different environment, it comes with a lot of pressure and can be overwhelming for some people.”It will be a big challenge, but we’ve had challenges like this before, it’s what you coach for and the boys will look after him.”last_img read more

NSL grand finals scores nil all at halftime

first_imgDespite many attempts from Dwellers to score, the Hekari FC goalkeeper  has kept a  tight lid at the goal mouth with numerous saves to keep the Dwellers out at the Sir John Guise Stadium.Dwellers veteran Raymond Gunemba and striker Nigel Dabinyaba combined to shift balls upfront which pushed the tide up but failed to score as Hekari held the side off with a strong backline.However, Hekari FC winger Tommy Semmy who played an outstanding game last weekend with a hattrick of goals could not break the deadlock to keep the scores tied at halftime at 0-0.last_img read more

Mallorca scores Juan Cruz

first_imgHowever, Juan Cruz’s operation is not the only one that Vicente Moreno has in mind. The technician knows that the permanence will be expensive and, therefore, think of other names to prop up a short template and in which practically throughout the year has had the same string of players. Exits to speed up signingsBefore entering, Mallorca must give way to several of its players. Trajkovsky Y Salibur they are two of the maximum indicated when not rendering as expected of them. The return of injury from Cucho Hernández close the door also to Abdón Prats Y Alex Alegría, who have not had the desired opportunities. Aridai Cabrera, meanwhile, he is already a new player of the UD Las Palmas. If everyone finally finds a destination, the board would have salary margin to incorporate level players. While the left side is the priority, Mallorca also searches the market for an extreme and a forward. The one chosen for the front position seems Rafa Mir, although there are already several LaLiga Santander teams that have been interested in the former Valencia. Mallorca is in need of reinforcements to face a second round of the championship in which they will seek to certify the permanence in the First Division. Among the needs, one of the priorities is to sign a left side, which gives oxygen to Lumor and helps while Baba is low. As AS has learned, the entity already works to incorporate Juan Cruz, Elche footballer which is being one of the sensations of the Pacheta team.center_img At 27, Juan Cruz is indisputable in the lineups and adds three assists in his 18 matches played. Mallorca’s intention is to sign it already in winter, although does not rule out postponing the operation until next summer. Side ends contract in 2021 and, although Elche has called several times at his door to negotiate the renovation, he has decided to reject it. At least for now, since His intention is to make the leap to First Division.last_img read more

El Rayo and Baraja meet again

first_img“The experience was negative regarding results, but very important in terms of learning. It became the most complicated situation I’ve experienced so far. A club that descended from Primera, with many problems internally. A veteran costume with very high expectations and then the result in the field said otherwise“Baraja confessed in ‘The Coaches’ Voice’.Some arguments that he developed: “The majority of the block had been in Primera for four years and getting off is complex. The team was not able to achieve the expected level. When you sign, you are convinced that your work is going to work and you will get the players to follow you. However, the results were not given. I discovered that in a difficult situation, because you are there, it will not improve. It depends on many other factors. “Baraja will be measured this Sunday to his past, although there is only one survivor of the squad who trained in the current Ray: Santi Comesaña. Of course, the reunion will be impossible since the midfielder continues his recovery, after going through the operating room because of a pubalgia. The Galician was holder with the Pipo in two games (Almería and Mallorca) and entered the list of one (Valladolid). The Pipo He had to pack up leaving the sixteenth-century Frenchmen at a point of descent. Exactly in the same position and with the same difference with respect to the danger posts as with its predecessor. Hence, they will bet on Míchel to channel the situation. The rest is history. After that adventure, Baraja went through Sporting (2017-19) and now has the reins of Tenerife since day 19, with four wins, two draws and three losses. The paths of Rubén Baraja and el Rayo will come back together. The current Tenerife coach will meet his ex this Sunday at Heliodoro. One night, no doubt, special for him Pipo, what He sat on the bench for thirteen games in the 2016-17 season. His balance then was thirteen points, reaping three wins, four draws and six losses, with 12 goals in favor and 14 against.That was a convulsed campaign by Vallecas. After the descent, Lightning kept the bulk of the seedling and recovered Sandoval as a coach, but soon came the problems in the locker room that resulted in fifteen points in thirteen days (four wins, three draws and six losses, with 15 goals in favor and 17 against). With the team in sixteenth position and at a point of decline, he decided to make a change in the bench.Baraja was chosen and its main supporter was the sports director Ramón Planes, with whom he had already agreed in Elche. There he had left the eleventh ilicitano cadre (he touched the promotion playoff) and he was offered the renovation, but the coach finally declined. His stage at the Lightning was marked by poor results, his unattended requests in the winter market and his decision to leave different heavyweights off the list, always using sports motives.last_img read more

Atalanta pecks in attack leave Valencia wounded to death

first_imgThe meeting had already been animated, at the end of the break, when the Atalanta was going to hit with another of his pecks. This time in the boots of an Ilicic, omnipresent in all the offensive areas, who received the ball, held with the body and before the scarce exit of the Valencian defense placed the ball in the square to put the second before reaching the tunnel of changing roomsIt seemed difficult the second half to Valencia, close to a very painful blow, and more when Parejo still failed to gain control of the midfield. De Roon, Pasalic and Freuler were harassing the captain ché at all times, who was going to see more closely how the Swiss carried another gun at the bottom of the net. It was before reaching the time of shock, when Freuler received without opposition on the front, put it on his right boot and took the ball to the opposite post of Jaume.3-0, all Bergamo squeezing in Milan and the fourth blow that was going to come often, not before without a clamorous failure of Maxi after a great pass from Ferrán taking advantage of Gollini’s mistake. The Atalanta came out quickly against the counter, Ilicic offside let the ball pass and Hateboer stood alone against Domènech. His double and poker on the scoreboard after reviewing VAR for the position of the Slovenian. The lateral arrivals of Gosens and the Dutch, plus the constant unmarked movements of Pasalic, Papu and Ilicic had already left Celades mortally wounded.Cheryshev brought hope on the first ball he touchedBut the Champions League has moments of hope and these would be opened by Cheryshev. As soon as he jumped into the field, by an exhausted and guttural garrison, the first who touched the Russian from the front, crossed his shot to beat Gollini and give wings to Valencia. A dream of getting closer on the scoreboard that could have grown if Maxi Gómez was right to face, but the Uruguayan in a game of aim to forget, failed to the point that he left the ball behind so that Cheryshev again had the so much that this time the Italian goalkeeper stopped.20 minutes left and with the entry of Gameiro Valencia went for all. Without the success, yes, that had all the Atalanta during the game. Ferran and Gayà hurt by the bands, Gasperini was replaced with the entry of Zapata and Milanovskyi and the clash was rushing his last moments between Valencian center and Bergamass cons.All wrong, since the round of eighths had already taken much of itself. Where Milan and Inter made their fief a recognizable fort in Europe, now they are those of Bergamo who dream of reaching unthinkable goals in the old continent. Valencia, for the time being, has not been able to do so with them and is anxious for Mestalla to take them on volandas to turn around a more than complicated tie. Because this Atalanta is offensively a pecking machine that the ché have been able to see first hand. He has to catch up with Cheryshev and discount three weeks.DATA SHEET– OUTCOME: Atalanta 4-1 Valencia (Hateboer 15 ‘and 62’, Ilicic 41 ‘and Freuler 57’) (Chershev 66 ‘).– ATALANTA: Gollini, Tolói, Palomino, Caldara (Zapata 74 ‘), Hateboer, Freuler, De Roon, Gosens, Pasalic (Tameze 91’), Papu Gómez (Malinovskyi 80 ‘) and Ilicic.– VALENCIA: Jaume Domènech, Wass, Mangala, Diakhaby, Gayà, Kondogbia, Parejo, Soler, Ferrán, Guedes (Cheryshev 65 ‘) and Maxi Gómez (Gameiro 72’).– REFEREE: Michael Oliver. He showed Hateboer yellow in the Atalanta.– STADIUM: San Siro. Valencia must dream, more than ever, with a miracle in Mestalla. All after that in the first leg of the eighth Champions League he was beaten from San Siro by an Atalanta that showed once again that he has a unique offensive gunpowder (4-1). The goals of Hateboer, double, Ilicic and Freuler were fatal for a team that paid expensive absences in their defense and grabs the loophole that opened Cheryshev with his goal.Bergamo was a deadly trap for Valencia. No San Siro, no. Because Atalanta transferred its goalscorer efficiency from Serie A to the Champions League to overwhelm a cadre that paid expensive absences due to injury, more in some unusual centers (Mangala and Diakhaby) who never knew how to detect the pair of Ilicic and Papu Gomez Gasperini again gave a tactical lesson and his people left a very touched Valencia, which at times did not appear in the Lombard city.Initially placing Pasalic by Zapata, the Italian coach reinforced the center of the field to nullify Parejo’s dominance and in turn provide his attackers with more freedom of movement. His plan went perfectly, as he ran the 15th minute when Domènech had already made the stop of the day in a hand in hand with Ilicic and Papu Gómez had warned of his power in a foul from the front. However, the third time was the charm.In one of the usual two against one of the Bergamasks in the band, Papu put the center, Gayà arrived late to his mark and Hateboer only had to push the ball to the bottom of the net. The first to confirm that those of Celades seemed the beginners in this type of games and the debutants in eighths a machine with the spirit of Inter or Milan.Guedes cheered the game before Ilicic left it frozenIn those meetings the match continued, with Atalanta going one after the other with his entire team at the pressure of a Valencia who could not find Guedes and Ferrán. But it was to begin to appear these and the visitors find the occasions before an Italian painting that has little of catenaccio and much of suicide in defense. It was the Spaniard, what an appearance hers this season, the one that hit the wood in the first clear ché, and then the Portuguese made one of the rides that both yearned for in Valencia and on his Maxi pass only being stopped by the Lombard defender , first, and its centrochut brush the wood, then. Hateboer, double, Ilicic and Freuler were deadly to the chéCheryshev opened a slight hope with his goal as soon as he left the fieldcenter_img Photo: Reuterslast_img read more

The Leganés had advanced to Bacca if the RFEF had let him sign

first_imgLack of time in JanuarySources consulted by As confirm that Leganés worked on the incorporation of a striker since Monday, February 10, when Barça first communicated its interest in Braithwaite. Although the Cucumber entity had serious doubts that the RFEF would authorize the signing, an attempt was made to close a substitute for guarantees in case Las Rozas reconsidered and ended up accepting Leganés’ request. The company was not simple, especially considering what it had cost to find some spare part for En Nesyri even with the winter market open. Bacca’s case, however, offered an alternative that did not occur with the window open. The signing of Alcácer by Villarreal took place on the afternoon of January 30, with just 36 hours for the market to close. There was no time for the parties involved to negotiate then. Now, however, there was that margin. And the pact was quick and simple. Everything was channeled shortly after the signing of Braithwaite was official, driven by Bacca’s desire to have the minutes that Javi Calleja cannot give him now. A panorama that now remains in mere stage of stone cardboard. Meanwhile, Leganés has almost 100% ruled out signing a free player because of the short adaptation time that reinforcement would have and because most players in this situation are far from the physical form that high competition demands in the middle of March . The Leganés had a principle of agreement with Villarreal and Carlos Bacca for the 33-year-old Colombian forward to become Martin Braithwaite’s replacement after obtaining permission from the Spanish Federation (RFEF) to sign a substitute. The draft agreement between all parties was a transfer until the end of the season in which the Madrid would assume the entire salary that was left to pay the player. Ram emoluments are one of the highest in the Yellow Submarine. The agreement between clubs would have included an explicit agreement so that Villarreal promised not to look for any replacement, something that the Yellow Submarine accepted. This was transferred from Butarque to the RFEF. In this way one of the arguments put forward by the agency was canceled to deny the Lega an extraordinary period of signings. There would not be a continuous loop of teams taking off players competition. The circle would have ended with Bacca’s departure to the Leganes. The news, advanced by the Cope Chain and contrasted by As, would have meant an injection of optimism for a Leganés who, After the departure of En Nesyri, first, and that of Braithwaite, later, he has lost a gigantic offensive potential. Both added 10 goals in the League of 18 that the team has scored. last_img read more

The Bolivian soccer league is suspended until March 31

first_imgThe soccer league in Bolivia was suspended until March 31 after the announcement of new government measures transitory of the country to face the coronavirus, reported on Monday the Bolivian Football Federation.“Prioritizing the health and well-being of all the actors that make up Bolivian soccer, suspension until March 31, 2020 of all championships is determined (professional and amateur division) in its different categories that are disputed throughout the national territory, “states a statement from the federation.It also ratifies its “commitment to fighting the pandemic” and is available to all future measures, according to the bulletin.Bolivian football federation I had already arranged for the games to be played without an audience since last Thursday, mostly corresponding to day twelve of the Apertura tournament, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Bolivia, where there are eleven confirmed cases. These determinations are added to those already assumed by the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol), that announced last week the suspension of the matches of the Copa Libertadores scheduled between March 15 and 21.FIFA also announced that the South American qualifying matches for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, which were scheduled from March 23 to 31, are being postponed.The Bolivian team had to play its first commitments on March 27 as a visitor against Brazil and at home against Argentina on 31, matches that were postponed.The transitional president of Bolivia, Jeanine Añez, announced on Sunday the new measures that the country will take to deal with the coronavirus.Among the new determinations is the prohibition of all kinds of cultural, sports, the operation of bars, cinemas, gyms, amusement parks, night events, among others.last_img read more

Irene Aguiar: “ERTE is a legal tool that Las Palmas can host”

first_imgThe legal advisor, attached to the Iusport management, and expert in sports law and Sport management, Irene Aguiar, attends the Diario AS to shed a little light on the current legal questions regarding the application of ERTE in the world of football and the expiration of contracts, as well as the particularity of the case of UD Las Palmas, being the The only professional club in La Liga that guarantees 100% of the salary of its employees and footballers.In the beginning, many clubs did not want to join an ERTE or did not see it as necessary, however, every day a new club comes out requesting its application. Was it inevitable given the economic and legal uncertainty?Of course, we must bear in mind that ERTE is the tool designed to safeguard these circumstances, which are superfluous, unpredictable, which affect football and all industries equally. What happens here is that the losses are large and indeterminate and the uncertainty does a lot of damage, because in a certain scenario you can make your forecasts, but here it is not known if the competition will be suspended for one, four or six months, or if not resumes. Therefore, the exact losses are not known either.It has also been attributed to a bad management of the clubs, as if they should have money in cash to survive these months without competition, but the best management could not imagine this scenario. By managing your accounts well, you can think of a reduction in your income, different scenarios, etc; However, you never imagine the complete cancellation of your income. A pandemic is not expected by anyone, so ERTE is the lawful tool that clubs can welcome, like any other company, if they want to survive this situation.Is the figure of the Bankruptcy Law in professional clubs completely discardable due to this crisis?We could get to see it, yes. In general many are going to be in great difficulties and it is possible that some have serious problems to survive if the situation is prolonged. There are clubs with very few resources and it will seriously affect them.At the local level, UD Las Palmas is, for the moment, the only team that has requested it, ensuring that it will maintain 100% of the salary of its players and workers. Why before they could not accept it and now it is understood that yes under this formula?The issue is that it can be difficult to justify that you have a real need to apply it, if you are going to keep wages, so it is possible that at first they thought that it would not be approved. After all, it is debatable. Of course, it depends on more variables. It is one thing for you to do the ERTE on non-sports personnel, suspend their contracts and to that you add a supplement that reaches 100% of the salary. To understand it better, we put figures: a worker who receives € 1,000, the unemployment benefit he receives is € 700 and the club puts him € 300 to complete his salary. This mechanism is compressible taking into account the number of workers that a club has. You can afford 100 € 300 salaries, but not 100 € 1,000. However, a different thing is if you make a reduction in working hours and complete 100%, because in practice you are paying the entire salary. Now, the agreement with the footballers what you can take into account are other variables such as the duration of the competition and what is being guaranteed is the total to be received annually. By this I mean that now instead of ending in June, the league can end in August and there are already 3 more months of salary that the club did not have and have been able to reach agreements to receive what was agreed in 12 months .And why is it taking so long for the labor authority to respond?The truth is that the labor authority has a maximum period of five days to resolve and authorize it. Right now the administrations are overflowing with the amount of ERTE´s that are being presented. At the moment three have been approved in La Liga, which are those of Barca, Espanyol and Alavés, due to positive silence, which means that the five-day period has expired and is understood as authorized. Normally, if you have not already been authorized, you at UD Las Palmas must be on the fall.Despite joining ERTE, from the Gran Canaria club they predict losses of between 2 and 3 million euros just for this two-month hiatus, are we legally entering an uncertain time of how to manage television contracts, sponsors, etc?Audiovisual rights are expected to be saved, but many other issues. The sponsorship leg is going to be very touched. Hopefully all other contracts will be renegotiated. The sponsor will need it because they have lost their activity, they may have had many losses, they will not have as much return as in normal circumstances, etc.The logical thing in these cases is that the club also plays its part since the relationship between them is close. As stipulated in the contract, the possibility that one of the parties may have to take charge of a force majeure cause or not, can be taken into account, this must also be taken into account.And in the field of fan subscriptions?Surely many clubs choose to return part of this income to their fans by not being able to go to the stadiums until next season, although they are not obliged to have ceased the activity due to a greater cause, the wording of this link of the club with its subscriber to know if the return is mandatory or not. In any case, if a part is returned, we can speak of a 10-20% loss of a club’s income, to which must be added merchandising sales, normal tickets, etc.Player rights and transfers The League is negotiating with the AFE the economic cut to the soccer players without reaching any type of agreement. One of the criticisms made by the footballers’ union is that, if the League has been carrying out an economic control of the clubs for years, how is it possible that the sanitized teams are not able to endure one or two months without income and that they put on the Spotlights on the footing of footballers for not wanting to lower their wages?The fact that clubs cannot cope with two, three or four months without competition does not mean that they are not healthy. I understand that the economic control of La Liga has nothing to do with this, because it is impossible to foresee that all income in one fell swoop, especially when we talk about companies with the particularity that the wages of their workers are very high amounts. .Sports clubs, unlike a normal company, can bear that up to 70% of their budget is borne by the salaries of footballers. It is not argued that they have to maintain the level of spending with income at zero. When you remove one of the legs, the balance breaks.It is normal that from AFE the interests of the players are defended, now, I think that in these special circumstances everyone should row in the same direction and, if the footballers do not understand that lowering their claims, there will come a time when the Discussion will not be about reducing 10 or 30% of my salary because there will be no club to go to.In this sense, the clubs have the frying pan by the handle, since they can unilaterally decide to carry out the ERTE.In itself, the clubs can do what you say, although it is not to be expected and, in fact, it is not what we are seeing. What are taking place right now are negotiations, since the relationship between club and player is based on good faith and cordiality and, in the end, the clubs have a bit of family. The footballer has to be comfortable or they end up leaving. You have to think that they are still an asset of the club, so they maintain that good relationship and it is not normal that these negotiations occur.Another issue regarding footballers is that they have been opposed to extending their contracts beyond June 30, despite the FIFA recommendation.FIFA suggests that contracts be prolonged, but does not bind because it cannot enter labor law. Nor does it have the capacity to determine the duration of a contract. If the player has signed a contract until June 30, no one can compel him to extend it. This can only happen by mutual agreement between the club and the player. Accepting otherwise would be accepting slavery.What FIFA has done, with good judgment, is to propose it. It also depends on how the footballer’s contract has been signed, if it says that it is until June 30 or if it is until the end of the season, so in the latter case there would be no problem.Here one of the questions to solve is to see how all the leagues are coordinated for the teams that have players on loan outside their national competition. Therefore, joint solutions are being sought, but it will be frankly difficult. UEFA, for example, has already given Belgium a hint that, if they end the season unilaterally, their teams may not compete in Europe next season. What is convenient is that all come to an agreement.And what can happen regarding the transfer windows?What is envisaged is that a modification of the regulation of the transfer of players statute will be carried out, which will allow, in turn, the national federations to modify their transfer windows. Not that FIFA is going to change this period. I say this because each national federation establishes its soccer player registration periods twelve months in advance and, in addition, it must do so when the season ends. Right now what happens is that we have a period that begins on July 1 because the season ends, in theory, on June 30, however, the competition is prolonged and it cannot happen that while the league is being played they are open the signings and the federation cannot change these regulations right now. What FIFA will do is change the regulations so that each national federation can modify, consequently, the end date of the season and the transfer window so that it takes place at the end of this league course.Not knowing how the disease will evolve in each country, FIFA cannot unilaterally designate market dates.In the health field, it would be understandable that there are players who do not see with good eyes to return to work under these circumstances and this added pressure, would they have any legal argument not to train with their teammates until everything happens?When there is serious and imminent risk, that is, it can be denied when I think you are at risk, but this situation has to be objective.The player can not stop training for the simple fear of being infected by the virus, but if there were other members of the staff infected, there we could enter another field.Economic impact on the stateOnly professional football is one of the drivers of Spain’s gross domestic product, representing 1.37%, with 185,000 direct jobs. Is it up to all sectors to help each other overcome this situation?Yes, they are demonizing the clubs a lot for the ERTE and for the mere idea of ​​resuming soccer, but it is an industry that moves a lot of money and many families depend on this activity to continue their employment. We all have to row for soccer to survive and come back. There is a false dichotomy between health and economics, but there is no choice. These are two aspects of the same balance that have to subsist if we want to maintain the system with which we have been living for so many years. One does not exist without the other.last_img read more