Iniesta named captain at Vissel Kobe

first_imgWorld Cup-winning Iniesta, who lifted 32 major trophies with Barcelona, signed for Kobe last May in a historic J-League deal worth a reported $30 million a year.The 34-year-old plays alongside fellow veterans former Germany striker Lukas Podolski and former Barca and Spain team mate David-Villa.Vissel were expected to mount a serious challenge for the J-League title with the 34-year-old’s arrival but are languishing in mid-table with just 10 points from eight games so far.The mediocre start to the season cost manager Juan Manuel Lillo his job, the club announcing his departure by mutual agreement last week.Iniesta created two of the goals in Kobe’s recent 4-2 home defeat by Hiroshima but was clearly in a foul mood when he walked off the pitch, barking “no comment” as he stormed past waiting reporters.Podolski also hinted at some unhappiness in the dressing room, tweeting in English “stop expecting loyalty from people who can’t even give you honesty”.Iniesta’s signing was viewed as a timely boost to the J-League, which once attracted luminaries such as Brazilian great Zico and former England striker Gary Lineker when it began in 1993 but has struggled to tempt marquee players in recent years.And the 34-year-old has already hinted at a return to Barca in some capacity, recently telling Radio Marca: “I don’t know what role I would occupy, but in any case Barcelona can count on me.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Iniesta has the Vissel Kobe armband © JIJI PRESS/AFP/File / JIJI PRESSTOKYO, Japan, Apr 24 – Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta has been handed the captain’s armband at J-League outfit Vissel Kobe, the club announced, part of a shake-up following the sacking of their manager last week.The club tweeted a picture of Iniesta holding the armband announcing him as the new captain, with Japan international defender Daigo Nishi and midfielder Hotaru Yamaguchi named as co-captains.last_img read more

GAA NEWS – URRIS CLUB NOTES

first_imgGAA Bingo- Every Thursday Evening In St Marys Hall Clonmany at 9.00pm Everyone Welcome.Club Meeting: This Wednesday 15th May at 8.30pm all members welcome. Match & Win for 11/05/2013 No’s Drawn 5,10,17,19 No Jackpot Winner Next Weeks Jackpot Is €1,580.00, €15 Consolation Winners Were Damian Harkin Urris, Raymond McGonigle Clonmany, Charlie McGroarty Rasheny, Kevin Doherty Rooskey, Mickey Gordon Isle Of Dough.UNDERAGE FIXTURES: – Inishowen League U12’s Burt v Urris at 7.00pm on Tuesday 14th May. Northern Board U14’s Urris v Carn 7pm Wednesday 15th May. Inishowen League U14’s Burt v Urris 7pm 17th May, Under 10’s Burt v Urris 11am Saturday 18th May. UNDERAGE RESULTS: Under 8’s First match at home v Carn was a great success! They had 3 matches going at same time – 2 boys teams and 1 girls. Matches were 40 mins each and every player (over 30 in total) got a game!Thanks to all the parents for support – next match is away to Burt. Date and times to be confirmed.Under 14’s beat Red Hughes and lost to Carn in their games this week.SENIOR RESULTS: Urris lost their game away to Moville.SENIOR LADIES RESULT: The Ladies won their game at home to Letterkenny Gaels.TRAINING: Under 12 & 14 Girls TRAINING this Wednesday 15th May at 5.45pm til 7pm.Under 10’s on Fridays 4.30pm -5.45pm in Straid. Contact Susan for more infomation 0863945954.Club Merchandise – Club Merchandise to buy all year round hats, gear bags, hoodies and jackets something for everyone Contact Donal Kelly 0876461707. Club Website www.urris.gaa.ie.Any items for the notes please send to [email protected] or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening.GAA NEWS – URRIS CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 13th, 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:Urris GAA club noteslast_img read more