Atlético’s double heroes say goodbye to Antic

first_img“He made history with Atlético” Simeone: “You have left us an endearing mark as athletics. We will remember you today and always! Thank you Mister, thank you Radomir.”José Francisco Molina: “I am very sorry for the loss of Radomir. He always helped me a lot and he knew how to make the best of me as a player. We were able to share several seasons and a wonderful Double that will always be among my best memories. My most sincere condolences for his wife Vera and his children Dusan and Ana “.Juan Vizcaíno: “The first and most important thing: I want to offer condolences to his family. A great coach leaves, but above all a great person leaves. We have maintained our friendship until the end, he was a great guy. I insist on giving my condolences to his wife and children. “ “He has left us one of the most influential coaches” Radomir Antic died today at the age of 71, after complications from pancreatitis that he suffered for a long time. Quickly dozens and dozens of personalities in the world of sports dedicated a heartfelt message to the one who has been a mythical coach in Spanish football. Especially because of his career in the Atlético de Madrid, with whom he conquered the historic double of the 1995-96 season. Probably those footballers starred alongside their coach one of the most glorious moments of the rojiblanca career. For this reason, the club has brought together virtually everyone to say goodbye to Antic. Delfi Geli: “I want to send a big hug and all the affection of the world to his wife, to his children and to the whole Red and White family. It is very hard news. I can only thank him for everything he did for us, for making me happy about him. playing field, for letting me enjoy some incredible years with him and my teammates. Today a great player from Atlético has left us. “Veljko Paunovic: “I knew of the situation that Radomir was going through lately and was in almost daily contact with his family. I prayed every day for him to recover but when today I received the call from our mutual friend Milinko Pantic, my world has shaken again just like Six years ago when I lost my father. Today I have relived this moment again with the death of our Radomir. I have no words to describe our relationship and how much I have learned from him as a player, now as a coach, and more importantly, as a person. Nothing will be able to supply the football evenings at home in the company of his wife Vera and his wonderful family, and the continuous lessons he undertook from his armchair capturing football details with his expert eyes. He loved football and people, with the who was always cheerful and generous. I will always remember his powerful presence on and off the field and his characteristic clear, open and radiant smile, just as my dear Mist was er. Forever in our hearts. ” Tomás Reñones: “A friend is leaving, it is a great loss for all the athletes. He was a great coach who took us to the top and made history with Atlético de Madrid. I am devastated. I want to send much encouragement to his family and express my condolences. “ Simeonecenter_img “You have left us an endearing mark” Toni Muñoz: “Sad loss of a great coach who made us enjoy our beloved Atlético de Madrid a lot. Rest in peace.”Dani González: “I deeply regret the loss of Radomir Antic, legendary coach of our club and person with whom I will always be indebted for giving me the opportunity to debut in the First Division with Atleti making a dream come true. Rest in peace.”José Luis Pérez Caminero: “I want to offer condolences to his entire family. Rest in peace. He has left us one of the most influential coaches in modern football.” Caminero Kidneys Kiko Narvaez: “It was an advance of its time. The great architect of the miracle of ’96 left us. Rest in peace, Mister.”Futre: “Radomir Antic left us at 71 years old. I have no words for this eternal Legend of Atlético de Madrid and soccer. My condolences to the family. Rest in peace, Mister.”last_img read more

Therapy dogs give comfort at homeless shelter on Christmas Eve

first_imgTyfani McGowan misses her dog Luna, an 8-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever, and hasn’t seen the dog since Thanksgiving. The 19-year-old stays at the Share Homestead homeless shelter with her mom while Luna is at her aunt’s place.“Being here, it’s so stressful on top of not having her here,” said McGowan, who’s had Luna since she was a puppy. “It’s horrible.”But on Christmas Eve, McGowan got plenty of wet kisses and nudges from another labrador retriever: Limon, a therapy dog that visited the shelter. It’s become a holiday tradition for the 5-year-old yellow Labrador to visit local homeless shelters, loving on people who may be particularly stressed.“It makes me think of my dog,” McGowan said. “It’s just like having my dog here.”The holidays are a particularly hard time to be homeless, said Rebecca Sigler, a case manager with Share. The main reason a lot of people are staying in shelters is because they don’t have a good family support system, so the holidays — big on family time — can trigger stress, she said.Limon is trained to relieve some of that stress.“There’s nothing like a dog wagging its tail at you,” said Kathy Loter, program coordinator for DoveLewis’ Portland Area Canine Therapy Teams. “This is always such a sensitive time for people.”last_img read more