Thomasian spirit will always remain with me, says Ateneo coach Oliver Almadro

Posted in uwvmwtei on January 17th, 2020

first_imgChristian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles02:56NCRPO 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 Taal03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Oliver Almadro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Who would’ve thought that the one who helped break the collective hearts of Thomasians was a former University of Santo Tomas student himself?Oliver Almadro crushed the Golden Tigresses’ title hopes when he steered Ateneo to the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball championship after three games and give the Lady Eagles their third ever title in team history.ADVERTISEMENT Former NBA star Odom used ‘fake penis’ to cheat drug testers in 2004 Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted MOST READ DOJ dismisses CIDG drug complaint vs Albayalde LATEST STORIES PNP: Albayalde innocent until proven guilty View comments PH Air Force air surveillance radar system project awaits award noticecenter_img 3 suspected drug pushers nabbed in Lucena busts And this type of fanfare stuck with him even when he left UST in 1998 to transfer to Colegio de San Juan de Letran, UST’s sister school under the Dominican order.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsIt was with the Knights where Almadro eventually became a varsity player as an unheralded setter. It was also at Letran where he started his coaching career.Almadro said he was a working student for one year at Letran, focusing on his studies as a Computer Management student wherein he got the Best Thesis and Best Oral Defense recognitions.Apart from burning the midnight oil, Almadro also learned from the best coaches possible, becoming a former deputy of Nes Pamilar and La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus.Almadro was De Jesus’ assistant from 1997 to 2007 at La Salle, and in between that time graduated from Letran in 1999.ADVERTISEMENT He may have been to many schools but his Thomasian spirit remains strong.“My identity as a Thomasian was still there because my parents and sisters were Dominicans so that spirit will always remain with me,” said Almadro. “I would like to thank my family because it was because of them that I became passionate.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists 3 arrested in Bicol drug stings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almadro was once a student of UST’s Faculty of Engineering. He took up Electrical Engineering and tried his luck with the Tiger Spikers as a setter but failed to crack the team that won the Season 55 title.“I just tried out, and during that time there was no libero yet so I tried out as a setter since I’m a small guy,” said Almadro after Ateneo’s Game 3 win, 25-17, 25-22, 25-22, Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*t“I couldn’t make the lineup so I decided to just play for the college team of Engineering.”Almadro, whose parents and sisters graduated from UST, said his stay at the university was smack in the middle of the Growling Tigers’ four-peat run under Aric del Rosario. ‘DOJ charges Albayalde, 12 ‘ninja cops’ with graftlast_img read more

Harry Kane believes familiarity with Wembley gives Tottenham FA Cup advantage

Posted in jetevarl on December 28th, 2019

first_imgHarry Kane believes Tottenham’s familiarity with Wembley will be a big advantage if they can reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup.Spurs have played all their European home games at the national stadium this season and will host Gent there on Thursday in the second leg of the Europa League last 32. Gent hold a 1-0 lead from last week’s opening leg in Belgium.Kane ensured Tottenham bounced back from that defeat on Sunday, the striker’s hat-trick sealing a 3-0 win over Fulham and a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals where they will host Millwall.That tie will be at White Hart Lane but if Mauricio Pochettino’s men go through, the semi-finals and final will take place at Wembley, as has been the case since 2008.Spurs have until the end of March to confirm they will play all their home matches at Wembley next season, with the plan to move into their new stadium at the start of the 2018-19 campaign.Kane believes playing under the iconic arch in Europe would give them the edge over their rivals in the FA Cup.“It will be an advantage, 100 per cent,” Kane said. “If we get through the next round of the FA Cup, the semi will be at Wembley.“We are playing there on Thursday, hopefully we will get through. We have got to try and make it our home.“We don’t know what we are doing next season – we could be there next season – so we want to make it as good for us as possible and win as many games as we can there and get that confidence going because we could be playing there a few times this season.“The more the better. The more we play there, the further we will be going in competitions. It is important that we try to do that.”Kane was a surprise inclusion in the starting line-up at Craven Cottage, having taken a knock to his knee in the defeat to Gent three days before.“It was just a knee-to-knee contact,” Kane said. “It was just a bit of a dead leg so a bit of ice and pressure for two days in between and I was ready to play.“I didn’t know if I would be starting or not but the gaffer wanted me to play so I was ready to start.”Pochettino was perhaps eager to field his top striker to improve the club’s recent form, which had included only two victories in six matches in all competitions.The Argentinian also admitted he had summoned two meetings with Tottenham’s players before the game in an attempt to spark them back into life.“Sometimes we need that, we need a reminder of who we are and what we are about,” Kane said.“We had a couple a couple of meetings between us and we were glad to go out (against Fulham) and put it right.“We have been starting quite slow in games and it was just about bringing the desire back to the team, bringing that hunger back to the team, chasing balls down, running in behind and I think we did that great.”Tottenham will now look to overturn their one-goal deficit against Gent on Thursday before returning to the Premier League at home to Stoke next Sunday.Kane insists their dip has been exaggerated.“Everyone is calling it a blip,” Kane said. “It is one game away to Liverpool that we lost and away at Gent. But the Gent one is one we can turn around this Thursday.“I think if we win on Thursday it makes it a lot sweeter and it doesn’t seem as bad.“Obviously we are not going to play the whole season perfectly – there are going to be ups and downs. It is about limiting them and hopefully we are on the up for the rest of the season.” Harry Kane believes Tottenham have an advantage in the FA Cup 1last_img read more