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Ronaldo a symbol of Real like Di Stefano -Zidane

first_img0Shares0000Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane places Cristiano Ronaldo on the same level as Alfredo Di Stefano © AFP / JAVIER SORIANOMADRID, Spain, Apr 10 – Zinedine Zidane believes Cristiano Ronaldo will be remembered at Real Madrid in the same glowing terms as Alfredo Di Stefano.Di Stefano was the face of Real´s domination during the 1950s and 1960s, when they won five European Cups and he scored more than 300 goals. Ronaldo is now trying to lead another prolonged period of European success, with Real gunning for their third consecutive Champions League triumph, and fourth in five years.They take a 3-0 lead into Wednesday´s quarter-final second leg at home to Juventus after the Portuguese scored twice last week in Turin, a double that included a sensational bicycle kick.Ronaldo already has 14 goals in this year´s tournament, three short of his best ever 17, which he posted when Real were crowned champions in 2014.“I do not think of playing without Cristian, we have him and we are happy,” Zidane said on Tuesday.“There are many people who remember Di Stefano, it is normal – many people, and I am one of them, will now remember Cristiano with this club.“We have him and it is necessary to take advantage of this. All the teams in the world would be happy to have this player.”Barring a huge collapse at the Santiago Bernabeu, Real will take their place in next month´s semi-finals but their domestic season has been far less impressive.Real sit fourth in La Liga, 15 points behind Barcelona, while a shock defeat to Leganes in the Copa del Rey means they have only one chance of a major trophy.“The explanation I do not have,” Zidane said. “Sometimes this year our consistency has not been very good.“We have had moments of difficulty, now we are better, but there is no explanation. If you ask me, I have more motivation than I can ever remember to win the league. It is the hardest thing to do, it is what the player wants.“There are difficult times but in the Champions League, when you look at the trajectory of this club, it is impressive and nobody has reached this level. It is what this club has.”Real have hit a golden patch in recent weeks, losing only one of their last 15 matches and scoring 20 goals in their last seven.“When we scored again, with three or four goals, you cheer up, you feel better, you have your confidence back,” Zidane said.“But it annoys me when people say we are favourites in the Champions League. We are a great team but we have won nothing yet.”Real will be without the suspended Sergio Ramos for the return game against Juve, meaning 21-year-old defender Jesus Vallejo could come in alongside the more experienced Raphael Varane.Varane insists he will not look to make up for the loss of Ramos´ leadership at the back.“My preparation for the match does not change,” Varane said. “I have my personality, I know how to guide my partners, to speak to the team.“But I will not transform into someone who will bark orders. I will do it with personality, as usual, and the important thing is that the team can rely on me.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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first_imgSpecial Olympics Swimming will continue this Wednesday October 3rd, 6.00-6.50pm in Ballyshannon Leisure Centre, all welcome. If you are interested in your child (age 6+) or adult with Special Needs to participate in swimming, please contact Lorraine 086 6626246 or Sinead on 0863612024 or at specialolympicsballyshannon@yahoo.comWith a larger number of registered Volunteers assisting this year, we are delighted to increase the number of swims to two sessions per month. Therefore, SO Swimming will continue on the following dates:Wednesday’s 6-6.50pm –October 3rd & 17th,November 7th & 21st,December 5th & 19th, 2012SPECIAL OLYMPICS SWIMMING IN BALLYSHANNON was last modified: October 1st, 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:SPECIAL OLYMPICS SWIMMING IN BALLYSHANNONlast_img read more

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Man City report record-breaking revenue of over half-a-billion pounds

first_img smart causal Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED 2 possible standings 2 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS The report said the club had a net spend of “approximately £42million” over the summer following the signings of Riyad Mahrez, Daniel Arzani and Claudio Gomes, and the sales of Angus Gunn, Joe Hart, Bersant Celina, Rodney Kongolo and Jason Denayer.Additionally, the report said City could be liable for up to £158.9million in additional transfer fees, signing on fees and bonuses under existing contracts depending on future conditions being met.City recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of Sheikh Mansour’s takeover of the club in 2008, since when they have been transformed on and off the pitch, and chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak traced recent successes back to that date in the report.He wrote: “Most of the developments visible today are the result of a carefully crafted strategy – one in which organic evolution has also been allowed to thrive – and I have come to be as proud of many of those evolutionary elements of the plan as I am of those which were meticulously planned in 2008.” City broke many records on the pitch last season silverware How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures highlights Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more MONEY Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Premier League champions Manchester City matched a record-breaking season on the pitch with unprecedented revenues off it, according to the club’s annual report released on Thursday.City reported record revenues of £500.5million during the 2017/18 campaign, with a profit of £10.4million making it a fourth successive year in the black. RANKED impact That coincided with a season in which Pep Guardiola’s side broke a string of records and became the first Premier League side to amass 100 points, also recording the most wins, the most goals and the best goal difference in Premier League history.City said commercial and broadcast revenues had increased seven and four percent respectively on the previous season.The half-billion pound revenues mark an increase of 44 per cent over the past five years.The financial statements attached to the report noted that the period covered ended before this summer’s transfer window. In his own statement, the club’s chief executive officer Ferran Soriano pointed to the recently-released documentary Amazon series ‘All or Nothing’ as a major part of the club’s strategy.“Our fourth consecutive year of profit – reported at £10.4 million for the financial year – together with our breaking of the £500 million barrier with record revenues of £500.5 million are pleasing returns for our off-field efforts and the wage:revenue ratio of 52% is further evidence of the underlying strength of the organisation,” he wrote.“Commercial revenue grew with the closing of a number of new and innovative partnerships, perhaps the most notable of which was the strategic relationship with Amazon resulting in the production of Amazon Prime’s series ‘All or Nothing’ detailing the remarkable season that 2017-18 turned out to be.“The series aired in August and represented a completely innovative way to offer unprecedented access to the club on a globally accessible platform.” England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade City recently celebrated the 10-year anniversary of Sheikh Mansour’s takeover Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade last_img read more

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Real Madrid make Spurs star their ‘No.1 transfer target’, but not Harry Kane

first_imgReal Madrid have made Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen their ‘number one transfer target’, according to reports in Spain.Although Los Blancos reportedly have had their eye on Spurs teammate Harry Kane in the past, it seems as though Eriksen is now their main priority. However, it is understood Real see Eriksen asa more realistic target.Eriksen joined Spurs from Dutch club Ajax in the summer of 2013 and has scored 57 goals in 232 appearances since, while winning 83 caps for Denmark. targets IN DEMAND Latest Transfer News RANKED Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED targets LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has been on scintillating form this season. The Denmark international has been in excellent form for Spurs so far this season, scoring once in eight appearances and he continues to be closely monitored by Europe’s biggest clubs.The 26-year-old has been linked with Barcelona in the past, but continually pledged his long-term future to Spurs.Spurs are bracing themselves for renewed interest in their star midfielder next summer and Real Madrid are reportedly plotting their move.According to Cadena Cope, The Bernabeu giants have made Eriksen top end of season target, in a bid to beat Barca to his signature. LIVING THE DREAM The news will be greatly received in west London, with Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard recently declaring he is still interested in signing for the Champions League holders. Eriksen celebrates scoring at the San Siro last month 2 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 2last_img read more

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first_imgTwo Donegal lighthouses are to get makeovers in a €2.5m project bringing a much needed boost to the construction industry and tourism. Fanad Head and St John’s Point lighthouses are two of five buildings that will benefit from the European Union – the other three are in the NorthIt is expected renovation work will create 60 jobs in the construction industry. When refurbishment is finished, a further 10 people will be needed to work in the lighthouses when they go into service.The three in North included in the project are at Rathlin West Lighthouse on Rathlin Island, Blackhead Lighthouse in Co Antrim and St John’s Point Lighthouse in Co Down.EU special programmes representative Pat Colgan said the project was an “important tourism initiative” which has the potential to create long-term economic and employment opportunities for local communities, on a cross-border basis.He said: “The initiative represents a niche form of rural tourism that will help broaden out the tourism season of the entire region.he project will also create a lasting legacy that will attract both domestic and overseas visitors for many years to come.” Speaking today at Blackhead Lighthouse, Co. Antrim, where Minister for Tourism Leo Varadkar TD and Northern Ireland Minister for Enterprise Arlene Foster are launching the cross-border project, Deputy McHugh said:“The development of visitor facilities at Rathlin West Lighthouse (Rathlin Island), Fanad Head Lighthouse (Fanad, Donegal); Blackhead Lighthouse (Antrim), St John’s Point Lighthouse (Down) and St John’s Point Lighthouse (Killybegs, Donegal), with €2.5m funding from the INTERREG IVA programme, will place this island at the forefront of European maritime tourism.“This investment of €2.5m in lighthouses on both sides of the border will facilitate tourism access to our unique maritime and lighthouse heritage. This necklace of lighthouses is set against breath-taking coastal scenery.“This launch comes just four days after I officiated at the launch in Co. Tyrone of the extension of the Appalichian International Trail from the Slieve League Cliffs (Donegal) to Larne (Antrim) and Stranraer (Scotland), linking back with the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Canada and the USA.”Donegal Fine Gael Cllr Noel McBride, who accompanied Deputy McHugh to the launch, said: “I know from my own involvement with Fanad Head Lighthouse in Donegal, that the local community is pressing ahead with ambitious and clear plans for delivering an excellent maritime heritage experience for visitors.”JOBS BOOST AS DONEGAL LIGHTHOUSES GET MAKEOVERS was last modified: September 4th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:FanadFeaturesjobsjobs boostLighthouseMakeoversnewstourismlast_img read more

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