League targets abusive Real Madrid fans
different release pattern,” the former world number one said of what he called his “old/new” swing.
“Whether it’s the putting stroke or your driver, they’re just mini swings. So it has to be the same pattern.
“All it is, is practice. I just need to work.”
Stricker said he believed the problems can be fixed.
“Obviously his short game, his chipping and putting, is not up to snuff with what he’s expecting out of himself or an any- body else for that matter.
“He’s always been one that his long swing gets into his putting and his short game. It’s what he does.
“So he’s fighting some of those things in his chipping technique that he’s trying to do in his big swing. But he’ll be fine.”
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“To come out here and not play in any kind of pain is great progress,” he said.
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Reuters MADRID — Spain’s professional league (LFP) has moved to show it is serious about tackling violence and abuse by vowing to report Real Madrid fans who sang insulting chants about Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and the Catalan club.
The referee did not mention the chants in his report on Real’s La Liga game at home to Celta Vigo on Saturday but Javier Tebas, the LFP president, said the LFP would refer the fans to the Spanish federation’s (RFEF) competition committee.
Clubs, the football authorities and the government have pledged to crack down on violent and abusive fans known as “ultras” after a Deportivo La Coruna supporter was killed in apparently organised fighting near Atletico Madrid’s stadium late last month.
“Our qualitative step forward or new commitment is that if the referee does not hear it we will draw attention to it,” Tebas told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser.
“There were insults and unacceptable chants at the Bernabeu, so I gave the order to report them,” he added.
Real, who along with Barca and Espanyol are one of few clubs who have tried to banish ultras from their stadium, could not immediately be reached for comment.
The European champions had identified 17 fans who took part in the abusive chanting and they had been banned for life, local media reported.
Tebas admitted that more should have been done sooner to banish ultras from stadi- ums and their surroundings.
“I made a mistake in not seeing this as a problem in football and I won’t make it again,” he told Cadena Ser.
“We have fattened up a monster which must be banished. We have taken this decision and we will continue down the same path.” — Reuters MADRID — David Moyes (pictured) conceded his first defeat as Real Sociedad coach was thoroughly deserved as Villarreal ran out 4-0 winners - and admitted the result could have been even worse.
Former Manchester United boss Moyes had seen Sociedad pick up four points from his opening two Primera Division games in the hotseat while drawing with Real Oviedo in the Copa del Rey last 32 first leg.
The Basque side had also not conceded a goal during that three-match unbeaten run, but both those records came to an emphatic end at El Madrigal on Sunday as Villarreal scored four times in the final 27 minutes through Bruno Soriano, Denis Cheryshev and a Moi Gomez double.
Moyes had few complaints about the result, saying in his press conference: “It could have been more; we could have lost more goals. We made some terrible mistakes, defensively bad mistakes, especially with the third and fourth goals.
“I don’t think the first goal was a freekick, I think it was the wrong decision to give the free-kick, but the best team won.
“In the first 20 minutes of the game we had some opportunities, but not enough tonight. We knew we were coming to a difficult ground and we wanted to be hard to beat, and for 50-60 minutes we were, but in the end (it was) not good enough.”
Moyes, whose side have slipped to 14th in the Primera Division, had nothing to chastise his players about with regards their attitude, but says they need to do much better with the ball. — sportinglife.com