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“Maybe I should have gone to Barcelona instead of Real Madrid”

first_imgShortly before the winter of 98, his return to Porto was planned, after going to play there with Real Madrid. “We came to play a Champions League match in Porto and speaking with President Pinto da Costa he asked me if I wanted to return. I did not look back. There were people at Real Madrid who told me not to go out, that we were going to be champions of Europe, as then happened, but I left because I could not reject the offer of Porto. I was in time to win the League five times, “he said.The Portuguese played just 17 games for Real Madrid throughout his brief journey as a white player. In Porto, he added many more titles to his achievements in addition to the League with Real Madrid: six Portuguese Leagues, five Cups, one UEFA Cup and three national Super Cups.Nowadays, Carlos Secretary is coach of the US Creteil-Lusitanos of the French Championnat National, equivalent to the Second Spanish B. Before the stoppage due to coronavirus, the Parisian club occupied half of the table with 35 points, 13 of the head and 11 of the promotion slots. “All of this happened after the Euro Cup in England. My representative called me to go to Lisbon because we had to make a contract with a club but I did not know what it was and suddenly saw that it was Real Madrid. When I was going to sign for them, Vítor Baía called me and told me about Barcelona. Bobby Robson was there and he wanted me to go too. But I had already committed to Real Madrid. Maybe it would have been better for my career to have gone to Barça, because there I had the support of my teammates but, that day, I was already signing for Real and I couldn’t reject it. Things did not go well, but we ended up winning LaLiga. The following year, after leaving in winter, Real Madrid was champion of Europe “, he assured the one who was a white winger in the TV program ‘FC Porto em casa’. Carlos Secretary was one of Fabio Capello’s requests to Lorenzo Sanz for Real Madrid. The Italian wanted to reform the squad with a reinforcement on the right side and looked at the Portuguese, then a Porto player and starter in the Portuguese team.The Secretary’s journey was not as successful as they expected and now, the former madridista admits in an interview in his country that Vitor Baía tried to take him to Barça and that in perspective, he may have chosen poorly and should have been inclined to dress in blaugrana.last_img read more

Donegal comedians use humour to make important point about mental health

first_imgConnect Mental Health is a Donegal activist group which campaigns for positive mental health awareness. During the week they released the story of Frank, titled ‘It’s Grand’.Although the video is very witty, it also has a serious undertone as it highlights a very real issue surrounding mental health; the mentality that ‘it’ll be grand’, and the flippant nature of which we dismiss our mental health as ‘just a bad day’. The video tells the story of Frank, a young man who breaks his arm during 5 a side football. Despite his friend’s advice, he refuses to get it checked by a medical professional, saying ‘what doesn’t kill me and all that’.With time, an infection sets in and it festers until he is unable to do even the most menial of tasks, such as answering the phone.Eventually his arm is so decomposed that it falls off. Throughout the video, Frank is smiling and joking, despite his pain.Frank’s arm is a metaphor for mental health, and how if you don’t look after it, things can spiral out of control.The video ends with ‘you wouldn’t ignore this… don’t ignore your mental health’.If you’ve felt affected by the content of this video, you can reach out to the following; Samartians, Reach Out, and Aware.Well done to Connect Mental Health and Hunt the Vigan for this amazing video! Donegal comedians use humour to make important point about mental health was last modified: September 24th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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)last_img read more