Loading… Dimitar Berbatov has faulted Pep Guardiola’s tactics in the Champions League quarter-final clash between Manchester City and Lyon. The Blues were eliminated at the hands of the French side in the Champions League quarter-finals in Lisbon, which marked another failure in the competition for Guariola’s side. “I was very surprised at Pep’s tactics, it was the first time I’ve seen him look so defensive,” Berbatov wrote in his Betfair column. “Usually, City play their own way and don’t worry too much about their opponents, but on this occasion they looked like they had too much respect for Lyon. Read Also: Galatasaray ready to hold talks with French club for Eagles star “If he were to leave, only very few clubs could really afford him, and Man City are certainly one of those clubs. “I also think that with Pep there and their style of football, it could suit Messi there. “I know many people will want to see him in the Premier League, including his critics so they could say he didn’t succeed there like Cristiano.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Berbatov also discussed Lionel Messi’s future and predicted that the Argentine will stay at Barcelona. “I don’t see Lionel Messi going anywhere,” Berbatov added. “Messi leaving would take away so much magic from the club. “Pep will know what mistakes he made. “He is always going to come in for criticism in the position he is in, especially as City have been knocked out at the quarter-final stage four times.” Promoted Content7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone
Governor DeSantis made it official, Palm Beach County will begin a five-step entry into Phase Two reopening on Tuesday. Theaters and bars inside restaurants will be able to open first. In person learning in schools will follow after the school board, county commission or the Governor decides when to reopen brick and mortar schools…could take a week or more.Despite Palm Beach County Schools Superintendent Donald Fennoy objection, Palm Beach County commissioners agreed Tuesday to ask Gov. Ron DeSantis to move the county to Phase 2 by Tuesday, September 8th. The governor approved the measure.Commissioners also recommended Tuesday that the school board vote to postpone in-person classes on its own, a suggestion that the school board’s chairman dismissed as politically unfeasible.In doing so, the school board gave control of school-reopening to the county commission.If the school board wants to delay classes further without risking state penalties, it may have to place its hopes in PBC Mayor Dave Kerner once again.Kerner says he will make the pitch on the school board’s behalf and ask Governor DeSantis personally if he would let the county’s schools open a week later than September 14th.“I said, ‘Let me see if I can make that happen,’ ” Kerner recalled telling Fennoy. “I’m trying to get the best of both worlds here.”
… Baptiste chides indisciplined teamsTHE winners of the recently concluded Guinness Greatest of the Streets Football Challenge were yesterday morning presented with their monetary prizes and trophies at a simple ceremony.Held at the Banks DIH Sports Club at Thirst Park, winners Sparta Boss collected their $500 000 and trophy after they beat Tucville, who pocketed $200 000 and a trophy.Third- and fourth-place winners Back Circle and Broad Street also picked up their earnings of $150 000 and $75 000 respectively after Friday’s presentation ceremony that preceded the game that was washed out by rain.Speaking yesterday, Guinness Brand Manager Lee Baptiste scolded those teams who showed indiscipline, adding that those behaviours will be met with the harsh penalties in the coming legs.“For the first time we had a main sponsor for the uniforms and I had to be going every night to ensure that the teams wore their uniforms. A whole team came out without their uniforms and we had to stop the whole night’s proceedings for them to go and get their uniforms. That’s not going to happen anymore,” Baptiste said.He continued, “From the next sub-meet, you come on the court without your uniform, socks, trunks T-shirt, (if) it’s one player, (he/she) cannot play; the whole team (without uniform), the whole team cannot play; immediate walkover. It’s got to stop.”He, however, lauded the various winners, reminding that they are not only brand ambassadors for their community but now, their region adding that on-field play has improved drastically.“The officials were just telling me that we had only one yellow card for the entire tournament which was a high improvement from the previous one.”Also in attendance yesterday was Director of Sport Christopher Jones who said that government is taking note of the work that Guinness is doing in the communities and will do its bit to support that initiative.“We at the National Sports Commission are continuing to have discussions with the Ministry of Finance. We want to see that the ministry can provide to companies/corporate Guyana, who would lend support to the development of sports,” he added.He continued, ‘Tax breaks, tax exemptions; tax holidays and so forth,” are what the Sport Director indicated are the recommendations on the table by the NSC, adding that he is hopeful in 2017 those discussions can be realised.Meanwhile, Colours representatives indicated that they were pleased to be on board for a second year running and were pleased at the support that they have seen.The top four teams will move onto the regional front with the next leg set for late January.