Fali: “I would love to retire in Cádiz, until they don’t kick me out I’m not leaving”

first_imgWhy did you choose to live in the capital?Everyone said they lived in Jerez and I thought ‘something Cadiz will have that nobody wants to go’ (laughs), but when I arrived, I said ‘I have to live here’. I live in front of the stadium.Living so close to Carranza, does it motivate you?Clear! I go to the stadium supermarket and tell my wife, above is Carranza!Did you speak with Perea and Romera before signing for Cádiz (did the 2017-18 season coincide at Barça B)?Yes, I talked to them and they told me it was spectacular. Roberto Perera and Manuel Vizcaíno also called me and I said ‘let’s try it’.Is the dressing room a family as shown?I have been in changing rooms and we have been partners, but here we are all a family, from Juan Marchante (utillero) to the president. It is the key to our success.How did you live the arrival of your friend Choco Lozano?When his name came out I talked to him and said come to Cádiz! We have a very good relationship and for me it was a joy to come.Who has been the player that has surprised you most in the locker room?Everybody. They immediately put you in the group. I didn’t know Cala and everyone was telling me, watch out for Cala! (jokes). On top of that I had it as a roommate and I thought ooo, you’ll see this one that is going to mess me up! But what’s up, it’s spectacular. Playing by your side is lucky. He has won UEFA …What do you think of José Mari?José Mari is one of the best midfielders in the category. He tricked me, you see him skinny but he hits some hosts … He is a player who gives us a lot of life in the field.How is your relationship with Álvaro Cervera?Mr. speaks little, but I am grateful. Part of my renovation is for him. In the first training I did a filtered pass and he said no, that here inside not, here outside. It makes you watch football in a way that gives results. The teams that even when they play badly win are the ones that will be up.What did you feel the first time in Carranza?The first game was against Osasuna and two hours before I see a lot of people out the window, we were fifth and the leader was coming and I said my mother! I got nervous and started stretching because it smelled like I was going to play. When I entered Carranza and saw 20,000 people, who had never played with so much public, I thought: ‘Like the mess they will kill me (laughs)’.It has a character very similar to that of Cadiz.Yes, that’s why they have welcomed me so well (laughs). I think the fans see the delivery of players like Garrido, like me, who leave our soul, and value it. In the first press conference here I said ‘I come to burst it, not on vacation’.What is your secret to recovering so soon from injuries?Each injury is different. When I had a broken foot, I was scared, I couldn’t even support it, but in the end they told me it was a fissure, so I told Alvarito (Sánchez-Ferragut, physiotherapist) ‘we’re going to give him a shot that I’m racing for’ . He told me it was impossible, but in the end I got it. The game was on Friday and I decided to do double sessions to be able to be available, because if the coach doesn’t see you up by a hundred, he doesn’t put you, and I wanted to play. Cervera doesn’t ask if you’re okay, he watches you and decides. When I saw myself on the board as a headline, I thought: ‘This master is a titan!’ And the truth is that I was fine, my foot didn’t hurt.Always willing to serve everyone.I am so. If they stop me in the street, I talk to them, I have no problem. They are the same people as me. I care about the opinion of the fans. My neighbor is now my friend, on the day of the game against Osasuna he said ‘hey, pisha, you are the Fali, aren’t you?’. And I said ‘if we win, we have a beer’. From there, he is my friend. Happy with the renovation until 2024?For me it is a very beautiful thing, so take advantage of these years and especially this, that we have the best.Are you comfortable in Cádiz?Yes, and very happy with the city. I live in Cádiz and my family is happy to be here, they live very well. The city is spectacular. And how does your family have to be stopped in the street?My wife says: ‘Honey, you are important. You for everyone! ‘ She is delighted in Cádiz. People are crazy. One day we went to have an ice cream and did not want to give one to my daughter because she had misbehaved, and the ice cream girl arrived and gave her an ice cream. I’m not used to giving things to the girl. The people here are very humble, very like me. It seems that I was born here.Would you like to retire in Cádiz?The president stung and has renewed me four years, now to see if I can get him four more years (laughs). I would love to retire here. If you tell me to renew eight years, I sign. I’m very comfortable here, until they kick me out I’m not leaving.Dreams to fulfill?Upload to First. If we ascend, I tattoo the shield of Cádiz. I am able to pull myself off the bus, I trust that the fans take me! (jokes).He did not have an easy life, but he is proud of his gypsy roots.I am very proud to come from the family that I come from, so humble. It has cost me a lot of work, but that effort and the bad thing that I have had has made me mentally very strong. My wife sometimes tells me: ‘You said you weren’t going to get it and look!’ My family told me ‘How are you going to play football! For what you charge come with us to scrap or to the market’. But I wanted to try.Has football left you friends?In the Hurricane I met Tariq Spezie and I continue talking to him. El Choco is more than a friend, and David Costas and Alberto Perea too. Surely I forget someone.How does your father live his success?In a playoff with the Hurricane it was very hot and when the game ended I saw an ambulance, it was my father. He gave him an anxiety attack so I said: ‘You don’t come anymore!’ If he comes to Carranza, I feel stiff. He asked me when GolTV was broadcasting the next game and I said: ‘I think they don’t televise us anymore.’ Also, with what we suffer …There are not many gypsy players, what is the reason?Our life is difficult, we get married soon and priorities change. I married 16 years old and I was in Levante B. In the morning I worked in the scrap metal and in the afternoon I trained. I married 16 years old and I was already 30 years old. People tell me that I am very old. Of course, with all that I have suffered … For me it is a pride to see Antoñín (Málaga) and Joaquín Fernández (Valladolid). Few gypsy players leave, but the one that comes out is good.What do you think of the malaguista Antoñín?We got a great header. It is very heavy (he jokes). He has a lot of nerve and is a good striker, he still has to learn because he is very young, but a hole is being made. I also follow Joaquin, it is a pride that there are more and more gypsies in football.What would you say to gypsy children who have the dream of dedicating themselves to football?That all work has its reward. They have to continue, that the parents support them, that they do not immediately tell them to leave it and that, although economic efforts must be made, they will be encouraged.Would you like to be a reference for the gypsy people?Of course. When I go to my neighborhood, parents say to their children: ‘See? He has arrived, so you can too. ‘ Everyone wants them to be like me, and that’s good, because at least they are going to support them.Have you heard carnival?-I heard Daddy Cadi and laughed a lot. This year they go from gypsies. I don’t understand Carnival, but I laugh. When I entered the Falla to record the renewal video I hallucinated. I want to go to a session. I would like to participate in a cameo, but I want to talk (jokes).Tell us about your experience at Barcelona B.It was a very good experience, I learned a lot. The coach (Gerard López) was like my father. Valverde liked the delivery of the youth players and gave me the opportunity to train with the first team. In addition, I met a referent like Busquets thanks to his father (Carlos Busquets). My legs were shaking like when my wife was going to give birth.He came for Pantic’s injury, to stayFali arrived in Cádiz on loan from Nàstic de Tarragona to cover the loss due to Pantic’s long-term injury in the final stretch of last season. What seemed an urgent arrival became such a resounding success that the entity chaired by Manuel Vizcaíno paid the clause to the Tarragona club, about 250,000 euros.last_img read more

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Pringle’s 29 lifts GlobalPort to 1st win

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netStanley Pringle’s herculean effort did not go to waste this time as he lead GlobalPort to a 78-70 victory over Rain or Shine for its first win in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.The former Rookie of the Year made most of his damage in the first half where he unleashed 20 of his 29 points on 5-of-10 shooting from beyond the arc to help Batang Pier halt a two-game losing skid. He also had nine rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Kelly Nabong chipped in 12 markers and 13 boards, while Bradwyn Guinto had a near double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds.Coming off a 29-point showing against Ginebra, Sean Anthony settled for the dirty work as he collected three markers, 13 rebounds and 12 assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThat was just the kind of performance coach Pido Jarencio has been looking for as they limited their foes to just 80 points after giving up a league second-worst 109.5 points in their first two games.“It was a lesson learned for us. We hit our target that we limit our opponents to 80 points below. We talked about it with the players that we have to consider defending and tonight, we played good defense,” he said. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH PLAY LIST 01:39SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH04:16Hidilyn Diaz clinches her 1st SEA Games weightlifting gold04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dexter Maiquez put Rain or Shine within one, 61-62, with 7:16 to go, but GlobalPort responded with an 8-0 blast to take a 70-61 lead with 4:24 left and never let go of the lead.Gabe Norwood topped the Elastopainters, who suffered their second consecutive defeat to fall to 1-2, with 15 points, eight rebounds.Mark Borboran added 13 markers on a 3-of-7 clip from downtown, to go with five boards, while Maverick Ahanmisi got 10 points and five rebounds in the losing cause.The Scores:GLOBALPORT 78 – Pringle 29, Nabong 12, Guinto 10, Grey 8, Sargent 8, Gabayni 4, Anthony 3, Flores 2, Elorde 2, Arana 0, Juico 0, Taha 0.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew RAIN OR SHINE 70 – Norwood 15, Borboran 13, Ahanmisi 10, Belga 8, Nambatac 6, Yap 5, Ponferrada 3, Daquioag 3, Trollano 3, Almazan 2, Maiquez 2,Quarters: 19-18, 41-35, 58-56, 78-70.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Beda to see action in Dubai basketball tilt Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

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Tony Joseph wanted to help out of pureness of heart – PM

first_img… sees “nothing wrong” with arrangementPrime Minister and First Vice President Moses Nagamootoo on Friday announced that his son-in-law Tony Joseph sought to assist to find investors for the cash-strapped Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) out of the pureness of his heart.Nagamootoo’s son-in-law, Tony Joseph, a businessman, is currently encouraging investors to meet with Government officials to deliberate on possible plans for the local industry, in keeping with the coalition’s intentions to either privatise or diversify the sugar company.The Prime Minister told the media on Friday that indeed he had made the suggestion to his son-in-law to liaise with potential investors for GuySuCo.“He just listened to the Prime Minister in India saying bring some investors to help the crippled sugar industry and he did… I met him in Delhi (India) where there was a Rotary club meeting, I met him with the High Commissioner, he went there on his own business and I met with all the business people. He asked me to go to a dinner and everyone wants to come to Guyana… they want to even form a Guyana/New Delhi Friendship Society and I said, ‘listen Tony, get a list of all who wants to invest in Guyana, coordinate with our High Commissioner and see if you can make contact (with Ministries)’,” Nagamootoo explained.But the Prime Minister believes there is nothing amiss about such an arrangement, insisting that his son-in-law embarked upon this venture out of the pureness of his heart.“This issue is not about the Prime Minister’s son-in-law. This issue is about a businessman, a credible successful businessman who has decided that he will bring investors to Guyana wherever he can find them. He’s a Guyanese, he is a Berbician and he wants to help Guyana,” Nagamootoo told <<>> when questioned about the swirling conflict of interest and nepotism concerns on the matter.In fact, Nagamootoo expressed that the entire nation should thank his son-in-law for the interest he has demonstrated in helping the country’s ailing sugar industry.“The nation should thank him… in fact I am so proud of him,” Nagamootoo expressed.Representatives of Srinath Ispat Limited, an India-based company with extensive knowledge of the sugar industry, are expected in Guyana this week to have dialogue with Government on potential investments in GuySuCo.The Agriculture Ministry last week announced that the delegation would be led by President of Integrated Casetech Consultants PV T LTD, Rajesh Kumar Agarwal and Managing Director of Sunrise Holdings, Tony Joseph. They would visit the country’s major sugar estates before meeting with several key Government officials, including the Prime Minister.The businessman is married to Prime Minister Nagamootoo’s daughter Angela, something which Government failed to disclose when it made the announcement.Joseph currently heads a freight forwarding company, Joseph Pack-n-Ship in Muscatine, Iowa. Back in October 2015, Prime Minister Nagamootoo had participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Joseph Pack-N-Ship.Meanwhile, Government continues to entertain such interest from investors as it faces major decisions on the future of the local sugar industry.To this end, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with Trinidadian company D Rampersad and Company Limited (DRCL) for the undertaking of a feasibility study. The agreement will see the company likely to rake in major benefits from the Guyana Government, including favourable tax incentives for the development of an integrated sugarcane processing facility at the Skeldon Sugar Estate.The Skeldon Sugar Factory, which is located on the estate, alone is worth US$200 million, so the total value of the Estate would amount to billions.Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo believes that Government’s talks about wanting consultations with stakeholders are perfunctory.According to the former President, Government seems to already have preconceived ideas about the future of the sugar industry and the consultations they are requesting are just smokescreens.This, he said, is evident when the Government requested a meeting with the Opposition Leader and the workers unions only after it entered into a MoU with the Trinidadian firm.last_img read more

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