THE HOOPS REPORT: KILMARNOCK BEAT CELTIC IN LEAGUE CUP FINAL

first_imgFROM NEIL DOHERTY IN GLASGOW: Kilmarnock won the Scottish Communities League Cup for the first time in their history today.It was a hugely disappointing day for the Hoops fans who travelled to Hampden including a large Donegal contingent.It just wasn’t Celticis day. Celtic’s Gary Hooper, Anthony Stokes and Scott Brown and Killie’s Dean Shiels and Paul Heffernan all had efforts saved in a frenetic first half.Killie keeper Cammy Bell was the man of the match pulling off incredible save after incredible save.Bell denied Stokes and Victor Wanyama after the break.Dieter van Tornhout headed Kilmarnock ahead six minutes from the end and Celtic could not find a leveller, with Stokes booked for diving when most fans thought it should have been a penalty. Having lost in the final of this competition on six previous occasions, Killie were also trying to win their first trophy since 1997’s Scottish Cup triumph.“You have to believe to achieve and we worked hard on getting the boys to believe,” Killie manager Kenny Shiels told BBC Scotland after the 1-0 win over Celtic at Hampden.“Celtic are a young team and there is always that strain on them to succeed, so we talked up their Treble chances.“I knew it would be difficult for them if we kept the ball because Celtic were the team under pressure.”Kilmarnock goalkeeper Cammy Bell several fine saves and substitute Dieter Van Tornhout, celebrating his birthday, won it for the underdogs with a header on 84 minutes. “Celtic are a fantastic team and they will go on to to be very successful,” added Shiels.“But they were gone in the last 10 minutes.”Neil Lennon complained about the penalty claim, but said his hurt at losing was put into perspective by a suspected heart attack suffered by Killie’ player Liam Kelly’s dad at the game.“My sympathies go to [Liam] and his family,” added Lennon. “All my thoughts go with the family. “It makes my pain pale into insignificance to what he’s feeling.”Congratulations to Kilmarnock.THE HOOPS REPORT: KILMARNOCK BEAT CELTIC IN LEAGUE CUP FINAL was last modified: March 18th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:THE HOOPS REPORT: KILMARNOCK BEAT CELTIC IN LEAGUE CUP FINALlast_img read more

Bright Stars vs Wakiso Giants: Purple Sharks eye third consecutive victory

first_img Tags: bright starskefa kisalaMuhammad KisekatopUganda Premier LeagueWakiso Giants Wakiso Giants have won both of their last two games.Uganda Premier LeagueBright Stars vs Wakiso GiantsMuteesa II Stadium, WankulukukuWednesday, 11-09-2019 @4:30pmWakiso Giants will be out to maintain their good start to the Uganda Premier League when they take on Bright Stars at the Muteesa II stadium in Wankulukuku.After losing to KCCA FC on opening day, the Purple Sharks who are currently in their debut top-flight season have gone on to defeat both URA FC and Tooro United.On Tuesday, they have a chance to make it three wins in as many games when they take on Bright Stars.It is a game that Wakiso will be expected to win as they ooze more quality in terms of playing staff than their opponents.However, head coach Kefa Kisala thinks it will not be an easy game.“We are ready for the game and the target is to pick maximum points, said Kisala ahead of Wednesday’s clash.“It will be a tough game because they are desperate to pick points but the boys are braced for the challenge.”True to Kisala’s words, Bright Stars are in desperate need for points.Muhammad Kiseka’s are yet to win a game this season and have taken just a single point from a possible nine.A 3-1 loss against Vipers SC was followed up with a 1-1 draw at Express and then a 3-0 loss away to Busoga United.A third loss in four games would spell disaster for the 2019 Uganda Cup finalists and they will be out to ensure that does not happen at all costs.Team NewsKirizestom Ntambi and Alex Komakech are available for Wakiso Giants after acquiring their licenses following delays in the paperwork. Hassan Wasswa Dazo and Yasin Mugabi are back in training but could be left out due to fitness issues while Yasin Mugume has no chance of playing as he is still injured.Mugabi (left) returned to training this week. (PHOTOS/Wakiso Giants)Bright Stars are still expected to be without striker Nelson Ssenkatuka who is eyeing a move elsewhere. Their hopes will have to settle with Methodius Jungu, Jamil Kalisa and Augustine Kacanchu.Match FactsThis will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides.Their only previous match-up came in a preseason friendly which Bright Stars won.The other game on Wednesday-Bul FC vs Busoga United @4pmComments last_img read more

Manure Science Review Aug. 12

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2015 Ohio Manure Science Review (MSR) will be held in Darke County on Wednesday August 12 at Mississinawa Valley High School, 10480 Staudt Road, in Union City, Ohio, close to the border with Indiana.  The MSR is an educational program designed for those involved in any aspect of manure handling, management, or utilization.  The MSR consists of both classroom style presentations and field demonstrations of manure equipment.  Registration opens at 8:15 am and the program begins at 8:45 am. The afternoon field demos conclude at 4:00 pm.This year’s MSR will focus on aspects of manure management related to limiting the chance of manure nutrients to reach lakes and streams.  Topics that will be covered in the morning program include: Ohio’s new rules that limit manure application on snow-covered and frozen ground; lessons learned from the March 2015 application of manure on deep snow; emergency planning 101 for when spills occur; nutrient movement: data from edge of field studies; and the most recent data from university research on expanding the manure application window.Field demonstrations in the afternoon will feature a new poultry litter applicator; solid manure spreader calibration; smoking farm tile to show preferential flow; direct incorporation of pelleted poultry litter; manure application setback distances; cover crops; and applicators for injecting liquid manure, side-dressing liquid manure, and dragline systems on corn.Participants in the event are eligible for the following continuing education credits: ODA Certified Livestock Manager, 4.0 continuing education hours; Certified Crop Adviser, 3.5 Soil and Water Management continuing education units, 1.5 Nutrient Management and 0.5 Manure Management CEUs; and Professional Engineer, 2.0 continuing professional development hours. Indiana office of state chemist hours are available as well.Pre-registration is requested.  Early registration by August 4 is $25/person and registration after August 4 or the day of the event is $30/person.  Morning coffee, juice, donuts, and lunch are included in the registration.  In addition to the program, there will be sponsor exhibits and displays.More information, including details on program topics and field demonstrations, registration forms, and flyers, are available at http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/ocamm/images/MSR_flyer_2015.pdfOhio Manure Science Review collaborators include OSU Extension, the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Soil and Water Resources, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service.Event sponsors include the Ohio Livestock Coalition, Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio EPA, Ag Credit, North Star, Brookside Consultants of Ohio, Cooper Farms, Quellz Products Inc.For more information on the event, call 330-202-3533 or email wicks.14@osu.edulast_img read more

I prayed for Sachin: Yuvraj

first_img“Nothing can get bigger than this,” That is how three members of the Indian team on Monday summed up the World Cup victory.As Headlines Today’s Nishant Arora caught up with Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli, they maintained: “It is a dream come true?a wonderful feeling.””Winning the WC was the biggest moment in my life. Nothing can get bigger than this,” said Harbhajan, adding, “We were confident of winning the WC even before the tournament as we had planned last year about this. We played both good and bad matches, but we came strongly out of tough situations. After league matches, we told ourselves that it’s a matter of a couple of games and we have to give more than 100 percent.””It is a dream come true,” Yuvraj Singh, the winner of four MoMs in the WC, said, adding, “I was very emotional, because it was our biggest day. The fact that all of us wanted to win this for Sachin and India made everyone emotional. Tendulkar’s dedication, motivation and the amount of adulation he commands – and he is such a humble man – all this made us work hard to achieve this for him. I prayed to God to give him this special moment.”Virat Kohli said winning the WC is an ‘amazing feeling’. “I consider myself lucky to win the WC in my first attempt. It’s wonderful feeling,” he said, adding “All of us look up to Sachin and wanted to win the Cup for him, who has done so much for Indian cricket.”advertisementlast_img read more

Sony, LG, Motorola and Samsung are continuously innovating the smartwatch segment

first_imgSmartwatches will be in the spotlight at the IFA scheduled from September 5 to 10 in Berlin, with LG Electronics, Motorola, Samsung and Sony all falling over each other to show that their new items are what buyers need.Jumping the gun, Samsung Electronics and LG previewed their approaching smartwatches, the Gear S and the LG Watch R, a week ago ahead of the show.Samsung’s Gear S is a 3G smartwatch that needn’t bother with a cell phone to operate. It is fueled by a 1GHz processor and has a bended 2 inch super AMOLED screen, sporting 480 X 360 display specification.In the wake of utilizing Android Wear on the Gear Live, Samsung is once more utilizing the Tizen framework on its most recent model. Getting designers to come up with applications for smartwatches will be a test for any organization, and more so for Samsung, since Tizen doesn’t have the huge numbers of technical developers that Android and iOS have. To help make up for the absence of applications, Samsung has collaborated with Nike on a health and fitness application, and Nokia for guided maps.The Gear S has 4GB of incorporated data space, 512MB of RAM and a 300 mAh lithium cell that endures two days with normal utilization, as per Samsung. The Gear S will begin shipping worldwide in October.Samsung has now affirmed five smartwatches in 12 months – the first model, the Galaxy Gear, was shown at IFA a year ago. The organization’s point is obviously to maintain and extend its position in the smartwatch segment, especially given bits of gossip about Apple’s conceivable entrance into the wearables business with the expected name of iWatch.The strategy is like what Samsung has done in the past – go for various distinctive thoughts and see what stays in the consumer memory. Given this approach, it is amazing the organization hasn’t put out a smartwatch with a round face, as LG and Motorola Mobility are relied upon to do soon.Motorola’s round Moto 360 has been expected for quite a while, sporting Android Wear as its Google-backed OS. It should (at last) be presented this week at IFA 2014, Berlin. The Moto 360 is expected to have a 1.5 inch screen, be water- and dust-safe, and have an incorporated heart-rate sensor.It will rival LG’s also-Android Wear-based G Watch R, which has a 1.3 inch screen and is controlled by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor. It has 4GB of memory, 512MB of RAM and a 410 mAh battery. LG has given a handful of pictures of the gadget, which looks more like a conventional watch – as opposed to the predecessing G Watch’s somewhat insipid looks. In light of the fact that none of the pictures demonstrate the Android Wear interface, LG is probably focusing on marketing it as a watch with smart functions rather than a small phone on your your wrist. The Moto 360 is reputed to have a $250 sticker, with no news from LG about the G Watch R.Sony is additionally lined up at IFA to dispatch another smartwatch. The organization is a veteran in the field, so far utilizing its self-tailored form of Android. Be that as it may, given Android Wear’s solid performance reviews, it is imaginable that Sony will utilize the Google OS on the new gadget.advertisementThe smartwatch segment is still in its earliest stages, with items that have a great deal of opportunity to get better. Case in point, colossal advances over the environment as a whole are required to accomplish various demands by smartwatch pushers and technophiles.Wearable devices are still overwhelmed by armbands from health and fitness companies, for example, Fitbit and Jawbone (worth mentioning: Goqii), which have more than a lion’s share of the overall wearable technology segment. It remains to be seen if mobile technology majors can match human wrists with steel and silicon.last_img read more

Stefanos Tsitsipas overcomes Mikhail Kukushkin challenge to win Marseille Open

first_imgTop seed Stefanos Tsitsipas clinched his second ATP Tour singles title with a 7-5 7-6(5) victory over Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin at the Marseille Open on Sunday.Tsitsipas, who reached the Australian Open semi-finals last month, battled hard to clinch victory over the 31-year-old Kukushkin in a little under two hours.The 20-year-old, who did not drop a set in the entire tournament, fired 14 aces and won 86 per cent of his first-serve points.”Winning titles is the thing that I am working for. It’s the biggest satisfaction and the biggest joy in tennis,” Tsitsipas said, as quoted by the ATP Tour website.”There was a lot of stress this week because I knew I had to face some good opponents. I’m happy that I got through that stress and played the game that I was supposed to play.”I lost the spark [after the Australian Open] and I was frustrated because it felt like I couldn’t find it again. This week, I can say I am really happy because I felt this hunger back again.”Break points were in short supply in the opening set with neither player wilting under the pressure as they held serve. However, Tsitsipas drew first blood when he broke Kukushkin at 6-5 to take the first set.Tsitsipas was seeing the ball very well on Kukushkin’s serve and returns, hitting some juicy forehand and backhand winners straight down the line.Kukushkin broke Tsitsipas for the first time in the second set and had the chance to break him again to go 5-2 up but the Greek number one saved two break points to mount an epic comeback.advertisementChanging strategies in the second set, Tsitsipas attempted a serve-and-volley game and came up to the net often in a bid to upset Kukushkin’s rhythm.Tsitsipas then won three games in a row to race to a 6-5 lead and was one game away from winning the title before Kukushkin enforced a tiebreak.The tiebreak went with serve until Tsitsipas broke Kukushkin at the 11th point to set up the win on serve and take home the title, his second after he won the Stockholm Open in October last year.Also Watch:last_img read more

14 days agoBarcelona sensation Carlos Perez: They compare me with Pedro

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona sensation Carlos Perez: They compare me with Pedroby Carlos Volcano14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCarlos Perez is delighted with his breakthrough at Barcelona.The winger has been a big revelation this season and admits he had lucrative offers to leave Barca at 16.Perez told Radio Catalunya: “There are people who are guided more by money, I respect all decisions, but I always say that I want to succeed here. “Money always arrives and for me being here is the most important thing and not leaving for €1.5m at 16 years of age. “My dream is to succeed here.”He added: “They have told me that I look like Pedro, they have also compared me to (Arjen) Robben. I would sign to have Pedro’s career.” last_img read more

Crown begins questioning of Quebec man charged in murders of exwife stranger

first_imgST-JEROME, Que. — A Quebec man charged with the first-degree murders of two people, including his ex-wife, has told a jury that a combination of stress and anger were precursors to the killing.Ugo Fredette was under cross examination by the Crown on Friday, two days after taking the stand in his defence.Fredette has pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murders of his ex, Veronique Barbe, and Yvon Lacasse, a random stranger he came across at a highway stop. Defence lawyer Louis-Alexandre Martin has told the court his client’s actions were not premeditated and that he snapped on the day of killings. Martin urged jurors to find Fredette guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter on both counts.The Crown argued that Fredette couldn’t accept the end of his relationship with Barbe, 41, so he allegedly stabbed her 17 times before fleeing with a child who was present at the scene. While on the lam, he allegedly killed Lacasse, 71, before stealing the man’s car at a rest stop.Fredette, 43, was arrested Sept. 15, 2017, in Ontario. He was reportedly spotted by citizens across Quebec during his alleged run from authorities.On Friday, the accused brushed off the Crown’s assertion his relationship with Barbe was “toxic,” describing it instead as “intense” or “hard-core.”Fredette was also questioned about a violent altercation outside the home he shared with Barbe just four days before both murders.Prosecutor Steve Baribeau asked Fredette if he had a problem with violence.“What happened is unacceptable,” Fredette said, alleging it was the first time such an altercation between the two had taken place.Fredette elected to take the stand in his own defence and told jurors Wednesday he exploded when Barbe threatened him with a knife on Sept. 14, 2017.The accused testified that he didn’t remember stabbing his ex-wife numerous times and was left with a singular image of her, inert on the ground, with a knife in her stomach.As for the slaying of Lacasse, Fredette said he was ashamed.He said he attacked Lacasse at a rest stop because he thought the man was trying to kidnap the same six-year-old boy Fredette had fled with.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 4, 2019.Stephanie Marin, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Big Ten presents balance challenge for Buckeyes

The Big Ten may be slipping in national prominence for football, but men’s basketball is on the rise.The dominance of the Big Ten in men’s basketball began in the 2005 NCAA tournament. Big Ten teams occupied five spots in the NCAA tournament, three of which made it to the Elite Eight: Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan State. Of those squads, Michigan State and Illinois reached the Final Four, and Illinois made it to the National Championship game.Since 2005, the Big Ten has had at least four teams in the NCAA tournament every year and has made three appearances in the National Championship, including Ohio State’s appearance in 2007 and Michigan State’s in 2009. Seven teams from the Big Ten made the 2009 NCAA tournament; only the Big East earned as many spots.The results for the Big Ten were respectable with only Minnesota, Ohio State and Illinois losing in the first round. Michigan and Wisconsin lost in the second round, Purdue lost in the Sweet 16 and Michigan State lost to North Carolina in the National Championship game.The Big Ten has been well represented in the NIT as well, winning three of the last six, including OSU’s win in 2008 and Penn State’s victory in 2009.To begin this season, five teams from the Big Ten are ranked; only the Big East has more teams in the Top 25 with six. No. 2 Michigan StateThe Spartans are the highest ranked team from the Big Ten, but have also lost the most in the offseason.The biggest loss came with the departure of senior center Goran Suton. Suton averaged 10.1 points and 8.2 rebounds per game and was an offensive catalyst in last year’s National Championship run.The Spartans also lost senior starting guard Travis Walton, who averaged 5.1 points, 2.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.5 steals per game. Walton was a reliable point guard, averaging only 1.4 turnovers a game.The problem for the Spartans this year might not be who they lost to graduation as much as who they could lose to injury. Senior forward Raymar Morgan and junior guard Chris Allen have already missed parts of the preseason due to injury.Sophomore forward Delvon Roe and junior guard Durrell Summers were unable to finish the Spartans’ preseason game last Sunday with injuries. However, MSU has one of the deepest benches in the country and should be fine once the regular season starts, as all of the current injuries are not major.MSU has its first real test of the season Dec. 1 as it travels to Chapel Hill, N.C., to take on the defending National Champion North Carolina Tar Heels, currently ranked No. 6 in the nation.No. 7 PurdueOther than MSU, the Purdue Boilermakers were the only team from the Big Ten to make it to the Sweet 16 in last season’s NCAA tournament.Purdue suffered no major losses to its roster last offseason and is hoping to make a deep run into the NCAA tournament. Pollsters agree that they have the potential for that deep run and ranked Purdue No. 7 nationally in the preseason.Purdue has already had a taste of the injury bug as freshman center Sandi Marcius fractured his right foot and will miss four to six weeks. Marcius was expected to receive a lot of minutes as a backup to junior forwards Robbie Hummel and JaJuan Johnson.Hummel had a lingering back injury last year and is expected to lead the Boilermakers to a very productive season. After being named to the preseason All-Conference team last year, Hummel managed to average 12.5 points and seven rebounds per game, despite his injuries.Purdue’s first test comes Jan. 1 against No. 8 West Virginia.No. 15 MichiganMichigan seems to have finally re-emerged as a powerhouse team in the conference after being disciplined by the NCAA in 2003. The NCAA took away one scholarship per year and banned Michigan from postseason appearances from 2004-2008.Michigan’s first NCAA tournament appearance in 11 years ended in the second round against Oklahoma.The Wolverines did not lose any key players in the offseason. They return senior forward DeShawn Sims and junior guard Manny Harris, a preseason pick for the Naismith Award, given to the best collegiate basketball player in the country. Together, they combined for 32.3 points and 13.6 rebounds per game last season.Michigan welcomes seven freshmen to the team this year, a large amount for any program in one year. Michigan plays No. 1 Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., on Dec. 19. No. 16 Ohio StateAfter a disappointing loss against Siena in the first round of last year’s NCAA tournament, Ohio State looks to get back to the NCAA tournament and have a better showing.The only player not on Ohio State’s roster from last season is center B.J. Mullens. Mullens entered the NBA draft and took his 8.8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game with him. Mullens was not thought to be a major loss until senior center Dallas Lauderdale broke a bone in his right hand. Lauderdale is expected to return in another two to three weeks.Lauderdale will be replaced by fifth-year senior center Kyle Madsen and sophomore Zisis Sarikopoulos. Madsen only averaged 7.7 minutes per game last year.The heart of the OSU squad lies in the hands of guard Evan Turner and forward David Lighty. Lighty returns this year after playing only seven games last season due to a broken bone in his left foot.Turner led the team in points with 17.3 per game, rebounds with 7.1 per game and assists with four per game.Ohio State will be tested early in the season with a matchup against defending champion North Carolina, currently ranked No. 6 in the nation.No. 23 IllinoisIllinois lost four players in the offseason who accounted for 83.1 minutes played per game, including two starters.Three key players not returning are guards Chester Frazier, Trent Meacham and Calvin Brock. Together, the three averaged a combined 21.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, 8.9 assists and three steals per game.These losses may seem hard to overcome, but Illinois does return three of its four leading scorers and two of its three leading rebounders.Also, Illinois welcomes five freshmen to its squad, including three highly touted guards to help replace its backcourt. The Illini are a wild-card team who depend on the play of freshmen to dictate the success of their season.The only ranked out-of-conference opponent Illinois plays is at No. 24 Clemson on Dec. 2 during the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.No. 25 MinnesotaMinnesota lost no major players from a year ago, but made an addition with junior-college transfer Trevor Mbakwe.Gopher nation hopes Mbakwe can be the inside presence the team seemed to lack last season, but a legal snag will keep him from playing for the time being. Minnesota athletic director Joel Maturi said last Monday that until Mbakwe’s felony battery case is resolved, he will not be allowed to play.The decision will hurt Minnesota, but not drastically. The team is deep, with nine players returning that each averaged 11 or more minutes per game last season. Only two players last season averaged 25 or more minutes per game.One advantage Minnesota has, that no other Big Ten team has, is that they do not play any ranked non-conference games. This gives Minnesota the best chance for the best overall record in the conference.However, the NCAA Tournament selection committee could be reluctant to give Minnesota an at-large bid because of its weak out-of-conference schedule.The first indicator of whether the Big Ten is a real competitor or not will take place during the ACC/Big Ten Challenge Nov. 30 through Dec. 2. The Big Ten has never won the Challenge. read more

Basile doesnt like Marcelo Bielsas popularity

first_imgWith the most recent job that Marcelo Bielsa has at Leeds United in English football’s Championship, compatriot Alfio Basile thrashed him for his popularity.We can’t say that we don’t agree with the Argentine former manager Alfio ‘Coco’ Basile, who recently spoke to newspaper La Nacion and harshly criticized Marcelo Bielsa’s inclination towards marketing around his reputation in the sport. Since he started his career as a professional manager, we always wondered why everybody always regarded Marcelo as some kind of genius when he has never really won any major trophies at the highest level of competition. Every time the manager does take a big squad that has many world-class stars in it, something happens that usually ends up with him resigning or getting sacked and yet everybody who talks about him almost attributes the cure of cancer to his name. Someone from his own country finally came out and criticized the manager, who is currently coaching English club Leeds United on the Championship. It was Alfio ‘Coco’ Basile who talking to newspaper La Nacion, went after Bielsa for being so “marketing inclined”.Basile: “Bielsa es lo más marketinero que he visto en mi vida” https://t.co/4ptV7GRil7 pic.twitter.com/YpptC7xffF— LA NACION (@LANACION) August 23, 2018“I don’t want to talk about Bielsa because he is the most marketing-oriented person I’ve ever seen. It’s probably not his fault because he does look like a nice guy, but I still can’t explain how they agree to televise his Championship matches. Who paid that when he managed Lille for example? I just can’t believe it. Plus, he never wants to coach a top-tier club that is pressured to win titles. Who else has had his second division matches televised before? They wouldn’t even do that with Mourinho! I just can’t explain it. I actually spoke to him once in Atocha, the Madrid train station. I went to see the Argentina national team that played in Sevilla once, and he was managing the squad. He saw me and invited me to sit down for a coffee. I remember him asking me how the qualifiers were. After that, I never saw him again. His kind are weird guys, you don’t see them anywhere,” said Basile to La Nacion.? | Upon arriving at the ground, the players take time out to meet and sign autographs for our fantastic travelling support #AllLeeds pic.twitter.com/vfV9pba3jZ— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 21, 2018Bielsa’s real appeal.But studying a bit more about this character and trying to understand him, we do have to say that this is a man who studies football every hour of every day and never gets tired of it. Plus his tactical ideas when seen during a football match are very interesting, he does have offensive inclinations that are very entertaining to watch. Pep Guardiola himself has declared that he is a devoted Bielsa fan, every time he has time to speak about the Argentine only praise comes out of his mouth. But we still fail to understand why he still isn’t able to control his personality, because Bielsa has always had trouble or arguments with important people from every single squad he manages. There have been many reports from the players of Marcelo Bielsa treating them like garbage, the incidents with the Chilean national team players and the Athletic Club roster are well-documented.Diego Simeone goes after Real Madrid’s lack of style again Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – August 5, 2019 During a long interview for La Nacion, Diego Simeone came after Real Madrid’s lack of school and praised other clubs above them.We’ve all known…40’ Shackleton got to the byline, played a great ball across the goal and Kemar Roofe tapped home1-1 | #SWALEEpic.twitter.com/IXahkxic75— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 21, 2018Bielsa’s current form in Leeds United.Then there is the proof of his football philosophy, Marcelo Bielsa has played fantastic football at Leeds United since he first arrived in the Championship and currently has the squad in second place playing offensive football that is just as entertaining as Josep Guardiola’s Manchester City. It’s pretty easy for any marketing team of any club in the world to market a squad that plays football like that, Marcelo Bielsa is the perfect example of a man who executes his ideas just the way he wants to and there is a huge reason why a lot of people regard him in such high esteem. We still don’t know if Bielsa will be able to take Leeds United back to the Premier League, it would certainly be a great achievement in the Argentinean manager’s career and we would obviously love to watch him play against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the next season of the top division of English football. We get why ‘Coco’ may be salty about this, but after a thorough analysis and consideration, we don’t agree with him anymore.El Leeds United de Marcelo Bielsa suma 3 victorias en 3 partidos. Así saca el balón jugado su equipo en Inglaterra. pic.twitter.com/ywlMWtyqaW— Fonsi Loaiza (@FonsiLoaiza) August 14, 2018What do you think Bielsa has that makes him such a special football manager? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more