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M/gladbach fans to be ‘absent and present’ against Leverkusen

first_img Loading… Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Top 9 Oddest Underwater Discoveries No One Can Explain7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson9 Great Actors Who Will Always Be Defined By One RoleWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year “We’re arranging close to 13,000 cut-outs, but almost 20,000 have been ordered already,” Thomas Ludwig, head of the supporters’ group, told AFP subsidiary SID. “It’s a nice operation, which creates an atmosphere in the stadium,” said Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl. “Even if at the same time it’s a reminder that football without supporters is not the same.” “It’s fantastic. We really have the impression that we’re not alone when we’re training in the stadium,” added Gladbach coach Marco Rose. Bayern Munich beat Anthony Ujah;s Union Berlin 2-0 last Sunday Gladbach are third in the table and six points behind leaders Bayern Munich. They won 3-1 at Eintracht Frankfurt last weekend as the Bundesliga returned following a two-month interruption. Read AlsoBundesliga Players To Wear Black Armbands For Covid-19 Victims prior to Saturday’s march Nigeria international Anthony Ujah and his Union Berlin teammates will be hoping to earn their first re-start victory as they file out against Hertha BSC away on Friday. Ujah was in action for 71 minutes as they lost 2-0 to table toppers Bayern Munich last Sunday. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img The saying that necessity is the mother of invention will come to to fore on Saturday Borussia Moenchengladbach host Bayer leverkusen in the up and running German Bundesliga. With matches slated to be placed behind closed doors the club fans will be absent and present in a special way. Nearly 13,000 cardboard cut-outs of Borussia Moenchengladbach supporters are set to welcome the team. Gladbach hosted the first Bundesliga game ever played without fans on March 11, shortly before the German season was put on hold because of the coronavirus outbreak. One of the club’s supporters’ groups, “Fanprojekt Moenchengladbach”, subsequently came up with the idea of allowing fans to print life-sized images of themselves to be placed inside the ground. The cut-outs line the stadium’s otherwise empty stands, with season ticket holders able to have their cardboard lookalike allocated to their regular spot.last_img read more

Israel Adesanya retains UFC title

first_imgRelatedPosts Israel Adesanya in tears on UFC debut UFC: Israel Adesanya plans 42-year-old man fight Israel Adesanya expects Whittaker rematch Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya defeated Yoel Romero by unanimous decision to retain his middleweight championship in Saturday night’s main event at UFC 248 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The judges scored the bout 48-47, 48-47 and 49-46. The first two rounds featured very few exchanges between the fighters, but Romero appeared to have the two most significant strikes in the opening 10 minutes, including an overhand left that appeared to hurt Adesanya’s eye in the first. Adesanya picked up the pace in Round 3, especially with his kicks, landing one to the body and several sharp leg kicks. He also landed the most significant strike in the fourth round, another hard leg kick that briefly buckled Romero. Adesanya continued to do damage with hard leg kicks in the final round, and Romero’s right thigh had visible welts by the end of the fight. Adesanya (19-0) was making the first defence of his undisputed middleweight title, which he captured when he knocked out Robert Whittaker at UFC 243. He entered that fight as the interim champion and unified the crown with the win. With Sunday’s win, Adesanya became only the fourth middleweight in UFC history to begin his career 8-0 with the promotion, joining Anderson Silva, Chris Weidman and Romero. Romero (13-5) has lost four his past five fights, including three defeats in title bouts. In his previous fight, he lost a hard-fought unanimous decision to Paulo Costa at UFC 241 in August. Romero was slotted in Sunday’s fight because of an injury to Costa. Adesanya entered the fight as ESPN’s No. 7-ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Romero is ESPN’s No. 4 middleweight.Tags: Israel AdesanyaYoel Romerolast_img read more

Van Gaal hints Valdes could stay

first_imgManchester United manager Louis van Gaal has refused to rule out the possibility of signing goalkeeper Victor Valdes. “I have always done that, and not only with big players but ones you’ve never heard of.” Valdes’ compatriot David de Gea has enjoyed an outstanding couple of seasons as United’s number one, but currently faces little competition for his first-team spot. Anders Lindegaard looked set to leave Old Trafford in the summer, but he stayed to compete with Sam Johnstone and Ben Amos to be De Gea’s backup. Press Association United announced on Thursday that Valdes, a six-time Primera Division winner, is being allowed to use the club’s training facilities as he bids to return from the anterior cruciate ligament injury that has kept him out since March. The 32-year-old, who is a free agent after leaving Barcelona this summer, will join in with first-team training once he has recovered from the injury. When asked whether he would consider signing the Spaniard if he returns to full fitness, Van Gaal gave a cryptic hint that it might be a possibility. “Manchester United has always their eyes open,” the United manager said at his pre-match press conference on Friday. Van Gaal handed Valdes his Barcelona debut in 2002 during his second spell in charge of the Catalan giants. The Spanish goalkeeper became Van Gaal’s first choice and remained so until the Dutchman decided to leave the Nou Camp in the summer. Valdes had been linked with a move to Liverpool, whose first-choice goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has come under fire for some sub-par performances this term. But Van Gaal, whose goalkeeping coach Frans Hoek also worked with Valdes at Barcelona, was happy to give the three-time Champions League winner the opportunity to recover from the injury at United’s state of the art training ground in Carrington. “For me it’s not a surprise (decision) because I have done it already with a lot of players,” he said. “I have a relationship with a lot of players. I gave Ronald de Boer or Edgar Davids rehabilitation possibility or training possibility when they needed that, so he is one of these players. “Robin van Persie also when he played for me in the Dutch squad last year, I allowed him to come to our medical department to get him fit for the World Championship (World Cup). last_img read more

Lowell Thomas ‘Junior’ Coggins, 80, Oxford: Feb. 6, 1936 – May 31, 2016

first_imgLowell CogginsLowell Thomas “Junior” Coggins, 80, died May 31, 2016 at his home in Oxford surrounded by his loving family.Graveside services will be held at the Oxford Cemetery on Friday, June 3 at 2 p.m. No visitation is scheduled. Memorial contributions for Lowell can be made out to the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and may be left in care of Shelley Family Funeral Home of Winfield.Lowell Thomas “Junior” Coggins was born on February 6, 1936 in Cowley County to proud parents Thomas Lowell and Agnes (Dennett) Coggins. Lowell graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1953, after graduating he joined the National Guard and served from 1953-1956. On December 27, 1970 in Miami, Okla. Lowell was united in marriage to the love of his life, Marrietta (Whaley). Lowell loved staying busy, he was a hard worker and after spending 15 years in South Texas in the seafood industry, he worked in a variety of trades such as: maintenance for schools in the area, the Shangri La, Okla. golf course, the oilfields, and for Skyline Corporation. When he wasn’t working Lowell like to play Texas Hold ‘em, he enjoyed being a member of the Arkansas City American Legion Post #18, and he loved to fish. But most of all he loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Survivors include: wife, Marrietta Coggins of the home; children: Debbie Davidson and husband Mike, Tammie Pingsterhaus and husband Kevin, Suzie Lauderdale and husband Daniel, Patsy Bowen, Walter Wood and wife Wanetta; sister Barbara Branson; 14 grandchildren and an abundance of great-grandchildren.He is preceded in death by his parents, 7 siblings, and daughter Dana Jean.last_img read more