SANTA ANITA’S 19-DAY AUTUMN MEET TO BE HIGHLIGHTED BY SIX GRADE I BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE RACES AS THE GREAT RACE PLACE OFFERS 12 OVERALL GRADED STAKES

first_img–30–Saturday, September 26FRONTRUNNER STAKES (G I)  $300,000   2 YO  1  1/16 MAWESOME AGAIN STAKES (G I)  $300,000   3 & UP  1  1/8 MCHANDELIER STAKES (G I)   $300,000    F, 2 YO   1  1/16 MUNZIP ME STAKES   $70,000+    F, 3 YO   abt 6 1/2 F (T)RODEO DRIVE STAKES (G I)   $300,000    F/M, 3 & UP  1 1/4 M (T)ZENYATTA STAKES (G I)   $300,000    F/M, 3 & UP  1 1/16 MSunday, September 27CITY OF HOPE MILE (G II)   $200,000   3 & UP  1 M (T)KING PELLINORE STAKES   $70,000+   3 & UP  1 1/4 M (T) Saturday, October 3SANTA ANITA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP (G I)  $300,000  3 & UP  6 FEDDIE D STAKES  (G III)   $100,000   3 & UP  abt 6 1/2 F (T)SWINGTIME STAKES ®   $70,000+    F/M, 3 & UP  1 M (T)Sunday, October 4LA WOMAN STAKES (G III)   $100,000   F/M, 3 & UP  6 1/2 FCALIFORNIA DISTAFF   $100,000   F/M, 3 & UP (CA)  abt 6 1/2 F (T)Saturday, October 10ZUMA BEACH STAKES   $100,000   2 YO  1 M (T)SURFER GIRL STAKES   $100,000   F, 2 YO  1 M (T)Sunday, October 11ANOAKIA STAKES   $70,000+    F, 2 YO  6 FMonday, October 12CALIFORNIA FLAG STAKES   $100,000    3 & UP (CA)  abt 6 1/2 F (T)Saturday, October 17AUTUMN MISS STAKES (G III)   $100,000    F, 3 YO 1 M (T)Sunday, October 18SPEAKEASY STAKES   $70,000+    2 YO  6 FSaturday, October 24TWILIGHT DERBY (G II)    $200,000   3 YO  1 1/8 M (T)Sunday, October 25SEN. KEN MADDY STAKES (G lll)    $100,000    F/M, 3 & UP   abt. 6 1/2 (T) BC PREPS SET FOR FIRST THREE WEEKENDS OF MEET AS TRACK TO OFFER 21 OVERALL STAKES DURING MEET WHICH RUNS FROM SEPT. 26 THROUGH OCT. 25See the Autumn Stakes Schedule here. ARCADIA, Calif. (July 22, 2015)–Santa Anita Park’s 2015 Autumn Meet, which will consist of 19 racing days beginning Saturday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 25, will be highlighted by six Grade I Breeders’ Cup Challenge races, which are part of 21 overall added money events–12 of which are graded.With this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships scheduled to be run at Keeneland on Oct. 30 & 31, Santa Anita will offer five Grade I Breeders’ Cup preps on opening day, Sept. 26; the FrontRunner Stakes, for 2-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles, the Awesome Again Stakes, for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles, the Chandelier Stakes, for 2-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles, the Rodeo Drive Stakes, for fillies and mares three and up at 1 ¼ miles on turf and the Zenyatta Stakes, for fillies and mares three and up at 1 1/16 miles.In addition to the afore mentioned Grade I offerings, Santa Anita will also offer five additional Breeders’ Cup prep stakes; the Grade II City of Hope Mile for three year olds and up on Sept. 27, the Grade III Eddie D. Stakes for three year olds and up at 6 ½ furlongs down the track’s hillside turf course on Oct. 3, the Grade III LA Woman Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs on the main track, the Surfer Girl Stakes, for 2-year-old fillies at one mile on turf and the Zuma Beach Stakes for 2-year-olds at one mile on turf–both of which will be run on Oct. 10.Santa Anita will also offer the Grade III Autumn Miss Stakes, for 3-year-old fillies at one mile on turf Oct. 17, the Grade II Twilight Derby, for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles on turf Oct. 24, and the Grade III Senator Ken Maddy Stakes, for fillies and mares, three and up at 6 ½ furlongs down the track’s hillside turf course on closing day, Oct. 25.Santa Anita, which hosted the Breeders’ Cup for an unprecedented three consecutive years, from 2012 through 2014, will again host the biggest two days in racing for the ninth time in the fall of 2016.Dating back to the inaugural Breeders’ Cup, which was held at Hollywood Park in 1984, Santa Anita-based horses have accounted for 56 overall Breeders’ Cup wins.Santa Anita’s complete 2015 Autumn Stakes Schedule is attached and can also be viewed at santaanita.com.See the Autumn Stakes Schedule here.last_img read more

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Abelardo: “We don’t come from tourism”

first_img“Little by little. He has that discomfort in the adductor and is improving but let’s see how it evolves. There’s no more. Today we do not know if it will be for Sunday but right now I am not thinking about it, but tomorrow. In Seville it was not, another partner entered and without problem ”.Goal Cast:“I have six games in the League and two in the Copa del Rey. In the first League, which was not Raul, we scored two goals. The team has the capacity to score goals. Raúl brings us a lot and is on a roll, but if we are missing in Valladolid there will be other teammates who will be more motivated to play those minutes. For example, Wu Lei did very well in Seville, scored the second goal. ”It is even said that the Europa League is now a hindrance:“We are very excited about this tie and get as far as possible. And tomorrow there will be players who are not participating in LaLiga that have to make things difficult for me. Seeing how they train, it is hard for me to choose not the eleven but the call. Some are not summoned and deserve it, and tomorrow they will have their chance to show me that I can count on them more. ”Two months ago playing in Europe was unimaginable for you:“For me it is fantastic. Last year at Alavés we fought all season for Europe and in the end it was achieved by Espanyol. Now I am living this super nice tie. It is also motivating to come to a Premier League stadium. I want to convey to my players that it is a beautiful match. We will see many people not in Catalonia or Spain, but in Europe. It is a showcase to leave the image of Espanyol at a high level. Tomorrow the player must get hyper motivated. ” What do you think the Leganés cannot sign:“I do not know. There are laws and if you can’t sign, you can’t sign. If it had happened to us? And if tomorrow a stone falls on me, I die. They are assumptions, I don’t want to comment. ” Rotations:“I will not say who will play but for that we have the template. It’s a game that excites me a lot. The most important thing is LaLiga but here we do not come to do tourism but to get a positive result. We will try to win the match and compete. There will be a rival in front that will make things very difficult for us. The Wolves are eighth, they are doing things very well and they have great players. ”Potential of Wolverhampton:“It is a very organized team in defense and attack, very strong in strategy actions. It is difficult to catch them in transitions, they have five or six players behind the ball. And they are dangerous in cons. We must not lose in the beginning because they are going to kill us with Raúl Jiménez, Adama Traoré … He is going to demand us 200 percent. I am confident, we have known how to compete against teams similar to Wolverhampton. ” How he lives his European debut on the bench:“It is an opportunity to continue competing in Europe. Espanyol had a hard time being seventh to have the game relaxed. I will try to put the best possible team. There will be changes because the priority is LaLiga but it will be a competitive team. The players are motivated to play and satisfy the 1,200 followers. As a coach it will be a beautiful challenge. ”The state of Raúl de Tomás:last_img read more

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PBA D-League: CEU drubs Diliman College-Gerry’s Grill

first_imgCentro Escolar University went on a blistering third quarter run en route to a 93-76 drubbing of Diliman College-Gerry’s Grill in the 2019 PBA D-League Tuesday at Paco Arena in Manila.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Senegalese big man Maodo Malick Diouf shone on both ends with 15 points, 17 rebounds, three assists and two blocks while Tyron Chan and Rich Guinitaran were instrumental in CEU’s pivotal 12-0 tear at the start of the third period.“Actually, I’m surprised with the way we played today. I’m surprised with the energy and I’m happy with the way the boys were able to block out the NCRAA and come out with a lot of energy,” said CEU coach Derrick Pumaren.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsChan registered 15 points, 11 coming in the third quarter. He also grabbed six rebounds while Guinitaran had 13 points, five boards and two steals.The Scorpions kept their foot on the gas pedal to stretch the lead to 25 in the final frame. MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO 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 Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Kobe Bryant to attend Fiba World Cup 2019 draw next month Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Kevin Gandjeto paced Diliman-Gerry’s with 18 points and nine rebounds. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

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Pervocate Expands Diabetes Testing and Awareness

first_imgThe management of Pervocate, a diabetes testing and awareness center, has taken its ‘free’ diabetes testing and awareness community initiative to Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.The community initiative, which took place recently, brought together a cross-section of residents of the county, among them the Buchanan City Mayor, Julia K. Bono.  Pervocate’s chief executive officer (CEO), James Momoh, told Buchanan residents of the importance of diabetes testing and awareness, which he described as a key component in the management of the disease.The Pervocate executive said diabetes had become a global medical condition affecting the vast majority of the world’s population, “but with testing and awareness, sufferers can better manage the highs and lows of their sugar content.”He said that the establishment of Pervocate in Liberia should be an opportunity for all Liberians, regardless of the content of their individual sugar level.According to Mr. Momoh, his entity currently has one of the newest diabetes testing equipment in the country that is capable of giving results in less than six seconds.   “Our goal,” he said, “is to ensure that the technology is made affordable and accessible to every household in the country.”“Since the establishment of the diabetes diagnostic center in the country a couple of months ago, it has been of greater service to the residents of Monrovia,  identifying the level of their sugar content, and providing onsite counseling to individuals with high sugar content.”Mayor Bono, who received a donation of the diabetes technology from Mr. Momoh in Buchanan, said while testing and awareness are key components to diabetes management, sufferers need to be proactive in managing  life style changes, including dieting, exercise and being mindful of what foods to consume.Mayor Bono then lauded the effort of Pervocate in bringing the technology into the country.  According to her, the engagement of Pervocate in Buchanan is a demonstration that Mr. Momoh is concerned about the health care delivery system of the locals.The City Mayor, who also benefited from the testing exercise, told the participants that getting tested and knowing one’s diabetes status was a relief to them.“I always thought I was diabetic until I was tested and found to be negative through Pervocate’s community initiative,” she said.She promised to spread the message and ensure that every health care delivery system in Buchanan has access to the technology.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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We will stand by the legacies of Cheddi and Burnham

first_imgDear EditorAfter reading the Cheddi Jagan bashing letter of Leyland Roopnarine (New York) “We must stop admiring our two dead Socialist Leaders” (KN, 17th March 2018) I wondered at the gall of some people to tell people whom to admire.Whom should we admire, Leyland Roopnarine (New York)? President Donald Trump of the USA? The Queen of England? President Putin of Russia? YOU?Forbes Burnham and Cheddi Jagan did a lot for Guyanese, and that is why they are remembered fondly. Their failings were in not understanding the true world of politics, especially Cold War politics at the time. And for that they are forgiven.Guyana is NOT AMERICA’s backyard, to do with as they please. We are not a colony of America or the UK.Yours faithfullySean Orilast_img read more

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President promises improved Government services for Whitewater community

first_imgPresident David Granger on Friday committed to ensuring that the residents of Whitewater Creek, Region One (Barima-Waini) receive enhanced services in the areas of education, infrastructural development and citizenship.He announced that a new ferry has been procured for the Region, and committed to delivering a school boat and other educational services while ensuring that a  team from the Ministry of Citizenship was dispatched to the area to achieve total registration in that village and surrounding communities.President David Granger addressing the residents of WhitewaterIn his address to residents at a community meeting, the President said that investments in education coupled with the development of the physical infrastructure and stimulation of the economy through increased agricultural activity, particularly agro-processing, will play a leading role in the transformation of the Region and the country. In this regard, the President, who spoke of his Five Bs – “Boats, Buses and Bicycles plus Breakfast and Books” – programme and his National Endowment for Science and Technology (NEST), said that these programmes were part of Government’s efforts to ensure that every Guyanese child had access to education, as it was only through education that they could gain employment and become empowered, thereby contributing to the growth and development of Guyana.Whitewater already benefits from a 15-seater school bus under the Five Bs programme which takes secondary school students to school in Mabaruma. In addition to committing to providing a school boat and engine, President Granger said he would explore options to determine the possibility of providing another bus.“From no school buses to 27. Similarly, there are a dozen boats; Pomeroon River has a boat, Essequibo River has a boat, Demerara River has a boat, Berbice River has a boat and, if you need a boat, if you need a boat here, I promise you that I will provide a boat for your children to go to school.  Every child must go to school,” he said.One resident noted that the community was particularly happy with the Five Bs initiative.CitizenshipAs far as registration is concerned, President Granger said he would ensure that a team from the Ministry of Citizenship visited Whitewater before mid-year to complete registration services.“This has been a problem, especially in the riverine areas. When I went into office in May 2015, I created a new Ministry of Citizenship, the first time we’ve had a Ministry of Citizenship because I’m very concerned that every Guyanese should be registered. So give me until July 1 and that team will be here, in Whitewater, in Region One, looking after your registration…,” he said.ICT and infrastructureMeanwhile, the President said that Government has been placing heavy emphasis on public infrastructure programmes and Government would continue to work with the regional administration to ensure that Region One got its fair share of the budget for infrastructural development each year.In addition to upgrades at the Mabaruma Airstrip, the Public Infrastructure Ministry is currently conducting works on the Mabaruma road, for the first time in history. Noting that works for 2018 have already been budgeted for, President Granger called on the regional administration to ensure that works for Whitewater and surrounding communities were included in the 2019 National Budget.Whitewater Toshao Cleveland DeSouza, in his remarks, said that the community was grateful for the visit. “I am very happy to have you here. We are very much thankful to the Government for the improvement of our livelihoods within this part of the country. We are privileged to have our President here with us,” he said.last_img read more

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18 months jail for man who escaped from Police custody

first_imgTwenty-seven-year-old Adrian Walters, who according to City Magistrate Judy Latchman was “crafty” in his escape from the Prashad Nagar Police Outpost, where he was being held for questioning on a break and enter and larceny charge, was on Monday sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment.According to Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore, Walters requested to use the toilet, and was escorted thereto by a Police Constable, whom he reportedly pushed aside as he ran out of the facility.He proceeded to jump the fence of the Police outpost, and was pursued by a number of ranks, but managed to escape.The Lot 350 West Ruimveldt, Georgetown resident admitted to escaping from the outpost on April 11, 2018. He was recaptured a number of days later, close to the Police Outpost in East Ruimveldt.Walters told Magistrate Latchman he was unsure how a scuffle ensued between him and the Police Constable whom he pushed. However, he saw another rank approaching with a gun and, as such, he escaped.Magistrate Latchman told the defendant he was very “crafty in escaping custody”. To deter anyone else who might attempt same, she sentenced Walters to 18 months in prison.last_img read more

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ERC calls for inclusive celebration of Heritage Month

first_imgSeptember is known as the month set aside for the celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Heritage; and as the celebration commences, the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) is urging all Guyanese to partake in the festivities.Even as the organisation extended its greetings to the Indigenous community and the wider spectrum, calls are being made to embrace the diversified culture which embodies Guyana as the month-long observances get underway.“During the celebrations, many aspects of the Indigenous culture and traditions will be brought to the fore in this multi-ethnic society of ours. The ERC therefore urges all Guyanese to get involved in any way possible in the planned countrywide celebrations,” the ERC has said.The theme for this year’s Indigenous Peoples’ Heritage Month is: “Proud of Our Indigenous Identity, Celebrating in Unity”.The ERC has said Heritage Month is an opportunity for fostering unity among Guyanese while upholding the tradition and culture of the Indigenous Peoples.“The prevailing religious and cultural freedoms are attributes which make a multi-ethnic and multi-faceted country like Guyana one of the most tolerant societies in the world today, having evolved after a long history of struggle and commitment to nation building. ERC, as it seeks to promote harmony and good relations among all, is reminding every Guyanese to make a valiant effort to remember the origins of our diverse Guyana, as we celebrate another milestone that builds bridges for our peoples.”Heritage Month activities commenced on Friday at the Sophia Exhibition Centre, with the main attraction being the performance of the Hallelujah Group from Jawalla in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).The Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry is working to have the Heritage Village established at the Sophia Exhibition Centre, Greater Georgetown, and expects it to be grand, with more exhibitors this year than last year.The ceremonial opening of the month’s activities is scheduled for today at the Sophia Exhibition Centre, and Heritage Village will be active from September 1-5. At that time, the cultural extravaganza is expected to last for two hours every night, starting at 19:00h. There will be additional entertainment by other artistes, with performances from Blaze Antonio, King Harpy and the Mighty Perai.These undertakings will culminate on September 29 with the annual Fundraising Dinner at the Mirage Banquet Hall. Tickets costs $10,000, and all proceeds would go to enhancing the Amerindian Hostel located on Princes Street, Georgetown.last_img read more

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Chetwynd driver involved in truck collision with house in Prince George

first_imgPreliminary police investigation found that the driver went off the side of the road after failing to properly negotiate a bend in the road. The 2007 Chevrolet pickup then rolled through a bushy area and the home’s back yard, ending up with its rear end crashing through the second floor of the residence. The male driver and his male passenger were taken by ambulance to the University Hospital of Northern B.C. with minor injuries. Police say it’s lucky that no one in the home was injured, especially as the adult male who had been sleeping in the second floor bedroom had exited it only moments before the collision. Two other adults were sleeping on the main floor and were uninjured.“It is remarkable that no one was seriously hurt in this collision” says Prince George RCMP spokesperson, Corporal Craig Douglass. “A few seconds earlier and the results could have been far worse.”- Advertisement -Excessive speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash, and the 28 year old driver from Chetwynd is being investigated for dangerous driving and driving while impaired.last_img read more

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Jose Mourinho or Roberto Di Matteo: Who is the bigger Chelsea hero?

first_img Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge faithful have had plenty of heroes to cheer 3 Chelsea v Schalke is live on talkSPORT Tuesday 25 November, and it brings together two Blues legends, but who is the bigger Stamford Bridge hero?Current Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has won every domestic honour with the Blues and is poised to cement his status as the club’s most successful boss by winning a third Premier League title in his second spell with the club.Roberto Di Matteo will be in the opposite dugout for the Champions League showdown, but the Italian Schalke manager is himself a former Chelsea player and gaffer, who won trophies with the club in both capacities, including the Champions League against Bayern in Munich.That success seems to rankle with Mourinho, who – despite his self-appointed title of ‘Special One’ – failed to land the trophy during his first stint with Chelsea.The Portuguese was somewhat disparaging of Di Matteo’s achievement in the build up to the Schalke game, saying: “You can win the Champions League in the worst season. You can finish fifth [domestically] and win the Champions League. Liverpool did [finishing fifth in 2005] and Chelsea [finished sixth].Di Matteo, typically, played down the magic of Munich. “I don’t think about it much,” he offered. “People remind me, but I’m a person who looks to the future. The past is there for everybody to see, but I look forward.”So, which man ranks as the greater Chelsea hero?The case for Jose Mourinho Arriving at Stamford Bridge in June 2004, Mourinho took over a club with just one top flight league title, won in 1955.Aided by Roman Abramovich’s millions, he knocked Arsenal’s so called ‘Invincibles’ off their perch by winning the Premier League with just a single defeat, adding the League Cup for good measure.During his first year in charge, the Blues set a number of records, including the most points ever achieved in the top division (95) and the fewest goals conceded (15).The next season, Mourinho and his Chelsea side successfully defended their Premier League trophy and the Portuguese endeared himself further to the Stamford Bridge support when he threw his Premier League winner’s medal into the crowd.Despite being pipped to a hat-trick of titles by Man United, Mourinho won the League Cup again and completed his haul of domestic trophies by adding the FA Cup in the first final at the new Wembley.Champions League success proved elusive, however, and after losing two last four games to Liverpool in 2005 and 2007, Mourinho left the club under a cloud at the start of the 2007/08 season.His tally of five major honours in just three seasons earned him a place in the hearts of all Chelsea supporters, though, and a return to the club in 2013.Mourinho’s Chelsea honours – Premier League: 2004-05, 2005-06. FA Cup: 2006-07. Football League Cup: 2004-05,2006-07. FA Community Shield: 2005The case for Roberto Di Matteo 3 3 A central figure in much of Chelsea’s modern success, Di Matteo’s time at Stamford Bridge is decorated not only with trophies, but also respect.Spending six years at the club as a player, the Italian scored 26 goals in 175 appearances, including a screamer from 30 yards against Middlesborough in the 1997 FA Cup final after just 42 seconds.The Blues won at Wembley that day and, though it may be hard to believe for younger Chelsea fans, landed their first major trophy in 26 years.Success bred success, and soon Di Matteo and his team-mates were collecting more silverware.The Italian netted another goal against Middlesbrough in the 1998 League Cup final victory and collected a European Cup Winners’ Cup medal when the Blues defeated Stuttgart in May.Di Matteo was in the team that beat Real Madrid to lift the European Super Cup in August 1998, and Chelsea progressed to becoming real contenders for the league title.The 1998/99 season saw Chelsea finish third, clinching a Champions League place for the first time, where they progressed to the quarter-finals before losing in extra-time to Barcelona.Chelsea were now a major force in English football and in 2000 Di Matteo scored the winning goal in the FA Cup final against Aston Villa, the last to be played at the old Wembley.In 2001, the midfielder sustained a triple leg fracture, which sidelined him for 18 months and after a painful return, Di Matteo retired at the age of 31 as a Chelsea legend.The Italian international returned to Stamford Bridge in 2011 to assist new boss Andre Villas-Boas, then took the reins on an interim basis when Jose Mourinho’s former protege was dismissed.Di Matteo took over a Blues team 3-1 down to Napoli after the first leg of the Champions League last 16 and going nowhere in the Premier League.Incredibly, no only did he land the FA Cup – courtesy of a 2-1 win against Liverpool – he guided Chelsea to the Champions League last four, where they knocked out hot favourites and holders Barcelona.Even more remarkably, the Blues came from a goal down late on to beat Bayern Munich on penalties in the German club’s own stadium to become the first London team to be crowned European champions.The next season took a turn for the worse for Di Matteo though. After a poor run in the Champions League, and some stuttering Premier League results after a good start, Di Matteo was sacked.Regardless, he will always be a true Blue hero.Di Matteo’s Chelsea honours as a player – FA Cup: 1996/97, 1999/2000. League Cup: 1997/98. FA Charity Shield: 2000. UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup: 1997/98. UEFA Super Cup: 1998Di Matteo’s Chelsea honours as a manager – FA Cup: 2011/12. UEFA Champions League: 2011/12Who do you think is the bigger Chelsea hero?last_img read more

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