Santi Cazorla collaborates in the purchase of medical supplies

Asturian footballer Santi Cazrola is among the athletes who joined a charity auction that brings together more than a hundred people linked to the sport from Alava, and who is looking for funds to buy material so that the health workers protect themselves against COVID-19. Like Cazorla, the golfer Jon Rahm and the soccer referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz have a special bond with the province of Alava and they did not want to miss the opportunity to collaborate with a cause that was born from doctors Orlando Pompei and Jorge Guadilla, from orthopedic team Mikel Sánchez. Cazorla managed to return to elite football, after a year and a half of complications after an injury suffered during his time at Arsenal, thanks to the interventions they made in Vitoria.

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Who gets the most credit: Brady or Belichick? – NBC Boston

From 2001 to 2019, the New England Patriots have won the AFC East 17 times. The other two years ended in a tie in first place.

In that time frame, they went to 12 AFC championship games and nine Super bowls. Six have won.

Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have been together for the entire race and – thanks to the past two decades – are now recognized as the best coach and quarterback in NFL history respectively.

Trying to share credit for a race never seen before the NFL domination and perhaps the most incredible trait in the history of professional sport – to some extent – is missing the point.

Did the ancient Egyptians stand in front of the pyramids and discuss whether the architect or builders deserved more credit? Did Mrs Wright analyze which of her children – Wilbur or Orville – was primarily responsible for the invention, construction and flight of the first plane?

There is something to be said just to close and appreciate the realization, isn’t there? Yup.

And we will get there.

But right now, with the engines going down Route 1 to pack Tom Brady’s remaining stuff and take him out of Foxboro forever, the question hangs on everything. Which man was most responsible for creating the story we’ve seen written in the past two decades: Belichick or Brady?

Results may vary. In fact, I know they will. But here’s how I see it.

If it hadn’t been for Belichick, there would never have been the mini-dynasty that they became in the decade 2000-2009.

If it weren’t for Brady, the Patriots would never have become the Super Dynasty that they became from 2010 to 2019 when they blew up the 60s Packers, 70s Steelers, 80s Niners and 90s Cowboys to become the only franchise that has dominated two decades.

Bill gets the first decade

The moment Mo Lewis cut an artery in Drew Bledsoe’s chest in September 2001, he is touched as the history of the NFL has changed. It wasn’t. It will only speed up a trial that began when Robert Kraft decided to hire Belichick to succeed Pete Carroll in January 2000.

Belichick took a look at the team’s register and management and started fumigating and renewing. In the end – despite the heavy contract that the Patriots gave Bledsoe in January 2001 to help strengthen public confidence and private investment in building CMGI Field (possibly Gillette Stadium) – Belichick was wary of being tied to a quarterback that the coach was able to routinely undress whenever he trained against him.

Especially a quarterback who had to be paid as the top of the market, as Bledsoe and his agent David Dunn made clear.

Brady was not enlisted in the sixth round of the 2000 draft as Bledsoe’s successor, but in September it became clear to Belichick that he had something. And it became obvious during the 2001 offseason and the training camp that – although not better than Bledsoe in all – the child who made $ 298,000 was more mobile, more precise, more ready in his pocket and destined to be more suited to handling a Bledsoe game.

Mo Lewis accelerated the process and – with a painful stroke – made the transition relatively painless. But the credit goes to Belichick for seeing what he had, promoting it and having the decision to pull the trigger.

The fact that the Patriots went 14-5 under Brady after starting 5-13 under Bledsoe is persuasive evidence that Brady was the missing piece. But Belichick created the register, built the culture and hired the right people – from managers to coaches – to put the team in a position to succeed. It deserves more credit.

Brady may have helped them get where they did, but the Patriots were undoubtedly headed in the right direction and the fruits of Belichick’s designs were collected in 2003 and 2004.

Those Super Bowl wins – the first at the end of a season that started with the shooting down of lawyer Milloy in favor of Rodney Harrison; the second thanks largely to a dice throw on Corey Dillon – they were the victories for “culture”.

Disinterest imposed. All done for the greatest good of the team. Everything ego in your pocket. The most impressive aspect of the patriots was therefore their stamina and mental endurance. Brady was an important part. But so were Tedy Bruschi and Harrison, Matt Light, Richard Seymour, Mike Vrabel and so on.

Fifty-three very intelligent and capable players row together in the hold of the big ship while Belichick was over the bridge to trace a route. It was from 2001 to 2004.

The dips in 2005 and 2006 began the process that would have led Brady to become, largely on Belichick’s design, the engine.

The 2005 Patriots were hit by injuries – not a hindsight surprise when you consider the nine extra games played in the previous four seasons and the difficulty of staying on top. They started to see some friction to grow old – Troy Brown was 34 then – and the ongoing game was marked as well as their defense on the run. They went 10-6 and lost in the division round.

The following season, a protracted squabble over the contract led to the Deion Branch being swapped with Seattle shortly before the season began. Reche Caldwell led the team in receptions followed by Ben Watson, Troy Brown and Kevin Faulk. However, they were unable to advance to the Super Bowl, but lost on the road to the Colts.

That season, Brady got a toy he had never had in Randy Moss and a Troy Brown replica model named Wes Welker. The entire set of record sets went 16-0 and lost in the Super Bowl.

Which brings us to 2008. This is the season that many are aiming for when they say that it is Belichick’s genius that is most responsible for twenty-year success. The Patriots went 11-5 with Matt Cassel starting in quarterback. Hadn’t he been a beginner from high school, yet the patriots still went 11-5?

Cassel was exceptional, better than anyone could hope for. But it’s still a sharp drop from 16-0 to 11-5.

In 2009, the central defense core was expelled or withdrawn: Vrabel, Bruschi, Seymour and Harrison. Belichick complained to Brady on the sidelines during a defeat for the Saints that season that “I just can’t get these kids to play the way I want them. So frustrating.”

The season ended with an ignominious home defeat against the crows in the AFC division playoff round.

Brady gets the second decade

The patriots renewed in the off-season and, in my opinion, Brady was at the forefront of finding their places where they had no business at that stage of their reconstruction. In 2010, the Patriots went 14-2, they were seed no. 1 and Brady was the unanimous MVP.

The offense, moving away from the narrow final position, enlisted two – Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez – and their production would become historic in 2011 when the Patriots arrived at the Super Bowl and lost again to the Giants. Brady launched for 5,235 career yards with 39 touchdowns and 12 picks.

In the 2012 season, he launched 637 times, a career high and one of three times in four seasons that attempted more than 600 passes. With a defense that too often seemed to resist better teams, it was Brady and the offense to score and score and score a little more. They were the first, third, first and third in points marked from 2010 to 2013. Defensively in that period they were eighth, 15th, ninth and tenth.

Even in 2013, when Hernandez was jailed for murder, Gronkowski was grounded due to back surgery and then with an ACL, Brady still ran by hitting the ball with Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola and – to a lesser extent – Kenbrell Thompkins, Aaron Dobson and Shane Vereen.

They won the Super Bowl in 2014, winning a shootout against the Ravens in the Divisional Round, 35-31, and then overcoming a 24-14 deficit against the Seahawks in the fourth quarter when Brady moved to a completely different level in the fourth quarter.

The previous April, Belichick had enlisted Brady’s aspiring successor, Jimmy Garoppolo, in the second round. Brady, perhaps remembering the shrug that Drew Bledsoe had encountered Brady’s arrival 14 years earlier, would not have fallen asleep on the move with the team that ran Garoppolo.

Brady went on to launch 69 touchdowns and 16 predictions in 2014 and 15. He lost four suspension games in 2016 – Garoppolo overcame six quarters of Brady’s relief before hurting himself and giving way to Jacoby Brissett – but he still threw 28 touchdowns and two interceptions before ending that season with a 43- record. by-62, 466 yards in the Super Bowl when the Patriots canceled out a deficit of 28-3. Brady did it at 39.

At 40 in the AFCCG, without Edelman, without an injured Gronkowski, Brady and Amendola joined together to push the Patriots beyond the Jaguars and in the Super Bowl against Philly where he would have launched for 505 yards.

So let’s tell here. From 2010 to 2017, the Patriots have reached seven consecutive AFC Championship Games and the year they didn’t, Brady was the unanimous MVP. He wrote the filming of the playoffs against Ravens and Seahawks in 2014, the Falcons in 2016, the Jaguars in 2017 and led the team to two Super Bowl wins.

In 2018, Edelman was exiting an ACL and was therefore suspended for the first four games. Gronk was injured for a large chunk of the year. Phillip Dorsett and Chris Hogan were the main gimmicks for a while until the team faced Josh Gordon. It’s still? The team went 11-5, Brady put them on his back in the fourth quarter and overtime in Kansas City in the AFCCG and then the Patriots defense checked against the Rams and delivered a Super Bowl to Brady – apart from the shot at Gronk which led to the game’s winning touchdown – he just had to play OK to win the team.

The final verdict

So, see what my answer to this debate is now. Bill gets a bigger share of the first three Lombards. Tom gets a higher share than the second three.

So many people over the years have speculated that Belichick wants to prove that he can win a championship without Brady. I don’t know if it’s true.

I think if Brady was gone, Belichick would appreciate the opportunity, but I never thought he would have wanted to get rid of what he thinks is a quarterback capable of giving him a title that the others couldn’t.

Maybe that’s why we’re here. Belichick doesn’t see Brady as special as he once was. Great? Sure. Are there other guys who can do things they can’t do now? Belichick seems to think so. Brady has apparently survived its usefulness here.

Bill will do what he has done to so many other players. Go ahead. But this is the life cycle of the NFL.

From what I’ve been told and what I’ve collected, Brady agrees. He hoped to be special and to be able to write a different ending here, but to realize he couldn’t shock him. For a legend, it is rather well established.

Playing for Bill Belichick will help keep a player that way. And maybe even for that, Belichick deserves a lot of credit. He allowed Tom Brady to become Tom Brady because he was eternally and exasperatedly Bill Belichick.

Every. Single. Year.

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AFL 2020: coronavirus of the player Fremantle, sent for testing, game in China in Shanghai

A Fremantle player has been sent for tests amid concerns that may have been exposed to the coronavirus.

The Dockers released a statement Monday evening, confirming a previous report from The age which suggested that a Docker had been subjected to precautionary tests.

The identity of the Dockers player has not yet been revealed.

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Fremantle confirmed that a player has been subjected to COVID-19 precautionary tests after “having had contact with a friend who had been to China earlier this year”.

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EPL, Premier League discussion points, results, highlights, table, matches, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, City

In the Premier League this weekend, we saw Frank Lampard double his former mentor Jose Mourinho, Manchester United returned to the Champions League mix and turned into a break or break for Aston Villa on the other part of the table.

Here are the main talking points of the weekend …

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11 goals in 3 games

11 goals in 3 games

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Round 27

Irreplaceable Aubameyang for Arsenal

There was more than a hint of Thierry Henry on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s first goal in Arsenal’s 3-2 win against Everton on Sunday. In fact, the milestone, clinically deployed in the opposite corner from David Luiz’s net, came directly from the playbook of the Arsenal legend.

It was the 16th goal of the season in Aubameyang’s Premier League and raised his count to 17 with what turned out to be the winner only 22 seconds after the break at Emirates Stadium. He is now level with Jamie Vardy at the top of the charts this season. Since arriving in the Premier League in January 2018, no player has scored more goals.

Mikel Arteta described Aubameyang as Arsenal’s “most important player” in his post-game interview with Sky Sports, before the interrogation inevitably turned into his future. Aubameyang is expected to enter the final year of his contract this summer, but the thought of losing him is not one that anyone at Arsenal will be eager to entertain.

“As for statistics, there is no question about the impact it has on this team,” added Arteta, who also praised the 30-year-old’s defensive work rate and expressed his “commitment” to the club and its teammates. “As far as I can and as far as the club can, we will try to convince him to stay with us.”

The gunners claim the classic victory

The gunners claim the classic victory

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Lampard does double

Frank Lampard has done double. Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Tottenham means his Chelsea boys are the first team to beat a team managed by Jose Mourinho at home and away in the same season.

Thrown in last season’s Carabao Cup victory, when Lampard’s Derby knocked out Mourinho’s Manchester United from competition at Old Trafford and the managers’ head-to-head record is three out of three for the apprentice against the master.

Lampard was humble and eager to downplay the tactical battle between himself and his former Chelsea boss in his post-match press conference, but this was a significant victory. While Chelsea’s set-up may not have caught Tottenham by surprise as in December, their quick and aggressive approach was too much for their conservative and injury-affected opponents.

This victory was also timely, after a worrying series of results.

Four unsuccessful Premier League games and a longer streak of just four in 14, had seen Lampard Chelsea’s young team – hit by inconsistencies and injuries themselves – squander what had been a dominant lead in the race for a fourth place.

Blue bounces off Tottenham

Blue bounces off Tottenham

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Lampard’s reaction was to change formation. It was a move that could easily have been undermined when Mourinho revealed on Friday that he had been told of Lampard’s plans to move to a three-way defense – “don’t tell the sources.” But it had worked for Chelsea earlier this season – particularly at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – and had forced Mourinho to change his set-up.

Lampard’s other reaction was to change personnel. There have been four changes since the defeat at Manchester United, with Olivier Giroud, Marcos Alonso, Mason Mount and Ross Barkley.

The result was emphatic – although, as Lampard said later, a VAR error, a late goal and some missed chances from Chelsea have influenced the appearance of the standings. Mourinho may have known what was going to happen, but he couldn’t find a way to stop it.

Man Utd returns to the mix

It has been a good week for Manchester United. A first league victory at Stamford Bridge since Sir Alex Ferguson’s last season at the club was followed by a decent, if not exciting, move to Bruges in the Europa League.

But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team left the best until the end, with January signing Bruno Fernandes leading United over Watford and the league’s only consecutive wins for the third time this season to rekindle a Champions League qualifying challenge League that has vanished far too many times this season.

With the gap in the top four now only three points, Solskjaer challenged his players to continue in a series of games that define the season. “Sometimes we have given ourselves a mountain to climb, win games and then lose and not be consistent,” said the United manager after Sunday’s 3-0 win at Old Trafford. “So to get six points, two clean sheets in six days great.

United overwhelmed with sadness Watford

United overwhelmed with sadness Watford

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“We want to be in the Champions League. We have four big games coming up in the league – Everton, Manchester City, Tottenham, Sheffield United – all the teams at the top of the table. It’s an important month for us.”

United’s inconsistencies have undermined their cause over and over again, if they can’t cope with their Achilles heel this time, you can’t imagine many other opportunities coming up to save something from this season.

Mahrez climbs over the whistles of Leicester

Riyad Mahrez was booed by fans who used to cheer at King Power Stadium on Saturday. The Algerian is probably the most gifted player in the history of Leicester. Nobody was more important to their historic Premier League triumph in 2016. But the way it started didn’t suit the locals well and they let them know.

To his credit, however, Mahrez ended up rising above the pranks and setting the decisive goal when, with only 10 minutes remaining, he took possession and led the defense of Leicester before passing a flawless pass to Gabriel Jesus to apply the end. It was a moment of inspiration exactly when his part needed it.

Man City clings to the second

Man City clings to the second

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He also passed another excellent all-round performance by a player who has been enjoying his best season since moving to the Etihad stadium. So far, there have been seven goals and eight assists in 22 Premier League appearances. He is on average showing an involvement on goal for every 90 minutes played.

It’s the type of production that made it so precious to Leicester, but now it’s Manchester City to feel the benefits. Pep Guardiola hopes to be back to his maximum inspiration when they face Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Bournemouth mistreated and bruised by VAR

“This can’t happen to us again in the same game …”

You can live with a goal excluded from VAR. The same can probably be said, almost, for a second. But having two goals scored at the crucial moments of a crucial game in offering a club to avoid relegation, and to match one of those goals reversed by assigning a penalty to the opposition, is now really testing a club’s resolution.

Bournemouth seemed to have secured the advantage that their positive start to the Turf Moor deserved when Joshua King got wrapped up in Philip Billing’s almost post-hit film, only to be excluded for a controversial handball call. And when Jay Rodriguez doubled Burnley’s lead with a penalty awarded by the VAR seconds after Harry Wilson seemed to have dragged the level of Cherries, it was no surprise that Bournemouth’s capitulation followed.

Burnley burns Bournemouth

Burnley burns Bournemouth

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With 11 games of the season left and with only a two-point buffer in the relegation zone, Howe will hope that this bruising encounter with VAR will not leave lasting psychological damage to a group of players fighting to avoid the fall.

Create or break for Aston Villa

Aston Villa showed almost no threat of attack against Southampton – while the Saints cut their defense at will.

More troubling for Villa, however, is that the wheels seem to fall exactly when the club is pulling in the right direction.

Dean Smith’s team will face what should be the exciting prospect of Manchester City’s next game in the Carabao Cup final, their first final piece after the England Cup in 2015.

But the manager has publicly drawn the spirit of his players and fought following their poor demonstration against the saints, a bold move that will undoubtedly test his team’s tender ego involved in a relegation battle.

After the 2-0 defeat, Smith said, “Certainly many players have played out of the team for the next week,” before adding, “I just wanted to see more fights in the players – just show me that you care, show a little. of passion for what you are doing. “

Villa Aston conquered by the saints

Villa Aston conquered by the saints

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This seems like a decisive moment for Villa. On the one hand, the opportunity for silverware offers an exciting new dawn – on the other, it fits the cracks on one side withered into the desperate need for inspiration.

Villa has the team to break free from the Premier League struggles – perhaps even with a trophy in hand – but they must begin to show their strength as a collective unit, rather than a collection of talented people.

Wolves performing at both ends of the field

The titles after the Wolves’ 3-0 victory over Norwich focused on the performance of the first two: Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez. The first hit a purple patch with five goals in just four days: a hat-trick against Espanyol followed by a double against Norwich. The most impressive thing about its display was its determination to lift its teammates after a 15-minute lethargic opening.

A mummy run had already set the crowd up before opening the scoring with an orderly curve and ending. Jota was Molineux’s talisman and it seems he is taking his game to the next level. He came so close to notching his first Premier League hat-trick, only to hit the post and see strike partner Jimenez hit in the rebound. That duo will continue to scare the defenses.

But the fact that the Wolves have kept their third consecutive clean sheet cannot be overlooked. That race coincides with Willy Boly’s return to the side after an injury and is the best defensive race in the top flight since 1981! Despite Norwich’s position at the table, their movement and offensive play have caused problems for many teams this season. Wolves did not allow this to happen.

Wolves build up pain in Norwich

Wolves build up pain in Norwich

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Although Nuno Espirito Santo’s team only went from ninth to eighth, the gap in fifth place is now only two points and only one to sixth. The wolves got in the right mix for another European spot and supported credible draws against Leicester and Manchester United with an amazing victory on a weaker side.

On Sunday after a trip to Tottenham, the Wolves have four games against teams at risk of relegation, and it would be a brave person to bet against them in one of the European competitions next season. On Sunday they did not reach the best gear and this should worry Spurs, Manchester United, Sheffield United and even Chelsea in fourth place.

Blades’ frustration tells a true story

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has admitted that he may consider hitting 40 points with 11 games left of the season as a bigger achievement once the adrenaline of a frustrating day has run out.

And he had a good reason.

The commendable style of Brighton’s flowing football has been sacrificed for an impressive five who has come to defend – and has demonstrated the lengths that the Blades have come with the respect that visiting teams now pay on Bramall Lane.

Stevens' violent volley

Stevens’ violent volley

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Sheffield United have been frustrated at home, not for the first time this season, as they have struggled to bring down visitors but they should have nevertheless won a good chance that Oli McBurnie missed after half-time.

Wilder was full of praise for his team’s perseverance, despite the full-time whistle, regardless, knowing that it is exactly that relentless ethic that forced opposition teams to put men behind the ball and that he could still conceivably see the Blades play soccer in the Champions League next season.

The eagles eclipse the magpies but the frustration for Zaha again

Crystal Palace and Wilfried Zaha often repeated claims of dirt can often fall on deaf or unpleasant ears, but both Miguel Almiron and Jamaal Lascelles received yellow cards for rough challenges on the wing and Allan Saint-Maximin was lucky not to receive the same punishment for sliding the equipment from behind.

However, the Eagles showed their multifaceted attacking skills, with many attacks resulting from Zaha’s strikemates Jordan Ayew and Christian Benteke as Zaha fought his double mark to make room and feed the players around him.

Roy Hodgson’s hitherto shy team scored with his sixth shot on goal, overcoming in five minutes the five attempts on goal that they had managed to overcome in the last two games. They also reached the level with Newcastle as their lowest Premier League top scorer with 24, having been the worst in the league.

Palace ensures much needed victory

Palace ensures much needed victory

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Hodgson knows, and has admitted, that the Eagles could and should have converted more clinically and made the game safe long before the last few minutes, but in terms of the possibilities created they had greatly improved.

On the other hand, the less Newcastle is said to go on, the better. Their threat of attack was less straightforward than nonexistent and a disconsolate Steve Bruce admitted that he may eventually have to change things – perhaps signifying a move to the wing for the infamous frontman Joelinton and giving Dwight Gayle more play time, Yoshinori Muto or Andy Carroll as the lone striker.

Joelinton tested Vicente Guaita with a powerful long-range effort – Newcastle’s only two shots on target came from outside the area – but the 23-year-old Brazilian is certainly more suitable outside the shooting line, given Toon’s heavy expectations on the Newcastle jersey number nine.

This article was originally published by Sky Sports and reproduced with permission.

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