Player performance may suffer behind closed doors, Berbatov says

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance Club’s server collapses over ticket demand for first Bundesliga game in 11 years FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov fears the performance of some players could suffer in the absence of spectators and a normal atmosphere at stadiums.A number of football leagues around the globe will resume after the COVID-19 stoppage in the coming weeks, but the matches will be played without fans. The German Bundesliga season will restart on May 16 after a suspension of more than two months, and championships in South Korea and Faroe Islands are resuming this weekend.“Playing behind closed doors isn’t going to be the same and everybody knows that,” Berbatov said.The 39-year-old Bulgarian, his country’s all-time leading goalscorer with 48 goals, also played for Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham in the English top flight.He also featured for German club Bayer Leverkusen and AS Monaco in France.“It will be quiet and you will be able to hear all the players talking on the pitch and communicating with their coaches,” Berbatov said. “The atmosphere won’t be there and it’s going to be different for every team. Some are going to take it (and say) `okay’ and others may suffer from it.“Sometimes it can affect you performance when you go out there and there are no fans.“You know it’s a serious game, but in a way you body and mind can tell you it’s like a practice game, which can lead to bad games and performances, which isn’t a good thing.”Berbatov, Bulgaria’s Footballer of the Year on seven occasions, joined Manchester United from Spurs in 2008 for a then club-record fee of 30 million pounds ($37.1 million).“We all know that sometimes fans can win a game,” Berbatov said. Reuters/NAN.Tags: BundesligaCOVID-19Dimitar BerbatovFaroe IslandsManchester UnitedSouth Korealast_img

GAA NEWS: MAC CUMHAILLS U17 GIRLS DEFEAT FOUR MASTERS TO WIN CAMOGIE LEAGUE TITLE

first_imgSean Mac Cumhaills GAA NotesUNDER 17 CAMOGIE LEAGUE FINAL.Our Under 17 Camogie girls played against Four Masters in the league final on Friday evening. Right from the throw in Mac Cumhaills were dominant. They scored a goal and a point within the first five minutes.Mac Cumhaills were unbeaten in the league and they were determined to to keep it that way. The girls battled all over the pitch and their determination was rewarded with an incredible scoreline of 8-04 to 0-01. Scorers were Holly Gillespie 3-0, Chloe Kennedy 0-3,Amy Campbell 1-0,Laura Browne 3-1 n Rachel mc Gowan 1-0 This is an incredible bunch of young ladies, who train hard and play hard. Their determination and commitment is a joy to behold. Well done to Geraldine and all the girls. You all have done the club proud once again. UNDER 15 OG SPORTThe lads traveled to Letterkenny Gaels to take part in the Og Sport tournament. They had three matches against Convoy, Termon and Gweedore. They won all matches. This puts them through to the final stages this week. Venues and times to be confirmed. Well done lads.SENIOR FOOTBALLSean Mac Cumhaills took on Downings on Sat evening in Mac Cumhaill Park. In ideal conditions, Mac Cumhaills took control right from the throw in. Stephen O Reilly slotted over a point after just 20 seconds. This set the pattern for the rest of the game. Downings never got going at all in this match.Ht Mac Cumhaills 4-11 Downings 0-01.The second half was more of the same.There were some good performances from some of the younger Mac Cumhaills players. Aaron Kely, Rory Dunleavy and Stephen Mulligan all showing well. The game ended 4-22 to 1-03. To compound Downings misery this result also relegated them. (please check)Mac Cumhaills: E Gallen, G Grindle, G Dunnion, P Gallen, S Mc Gowan, M O Reilly, S Duffy, P Mc Nulty, S O Reilly, S Mulligan, Brian Lafferty, A Kelly, Alan Patton, D O Leary, Rory Dunleavy Scorers for Mac Cumhaills S O Reilly 0-01, A Kelly 2-03, Rory Dunleavy 2-02, D O Leary 0-06 (2f), B Lafferty 0-01, A Patton 0-02, M Lynch 0-01, B Patton 0-01, S Mc Gowan 0-01, P Mc Nulty 0-01, S mulligan 0-03(1f)UNDER 16 LADIES FOOTBALLOur U16 ladies traveled to Convoy yesterday evening for our second match in the group stages. We started of very well and built up a good lead, but as the game progressed Convoy came more into the game and it was very even until half time .We regrouped and came out strong in the second half and played some very good football and ran out winners on a score line of 6-5 to 1-4. All Players who travelled got game time.This was a good result against a very good Convoy team. We take on Glenfin next week and a victory would see us top the group. We would like to see all family members come out next week and support the girls.UNDER 16 FOOTBALL Having topped their group the 16’s were drawn in a preliminary round against Gweedore. They played this match in Mac Cumhaill Park last week. they were victorious again and now face Termon in the quarter finals.SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIPBurt 2-18 Mac Cumhaills 2-12THIRD TEAM FOOTBALLMac Cumhaills 3-14 Ardara 2-11UNDER 13 FOOTBALLThe Under 13 league starts this Wednesday evening. we are home to St Eunans. Best of luck lads.MAC CUMHAILLS JACKPOT STILL AT €10,000There were no winners of this weeks Lotto. Numbers drawn were 10,15,24,25.Four match 3. Kelvin lynch, Evan Mc Devitt, Kathleen Clarke , Kevin Gallagher receive €40 each.Gary Dunnion’s team selling this week.Next weeks Jackpot is €10,000.BINGOThe Bingo is on in The Villa Rose this week. Jackpot is over €9,000.GAA NEWS: MAC CUMHAILLS U17 GIRLS DEFEAT FOUR MASTERS TO WIN CAMOGIE LEAGUE TITLE was last modified: July 29th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANoticesSean Mac CumhaillsSportlast_img read more