The First have given the size. Some of them have suffered, such as I raised, the Majorca, the Villarreal or the Pomegranate, but only two have said goodbye to the Cup. The Alavés fell loudly before the Real Jaén last December and the Badalona Getafe was imposed taking advantage of the early expulsion of David Timor. The rest, in one way or another, have managed to solve the ballot and reach the round that once would have been their first test in the competition.Thus, the difference with respect to previous years is minimal. Last season the 20 teams of First, 6 of Second and 6 of Second Division B played on the round of 16. This year, the same representatives of LaLiga SmartBank will play a place in the round of 16, but there will be two less than LaLiga Santander, fruit of the disappointment of Alavés and Getafe. Their places are occupied by two clubs of the bronze category.In short, despite the fact that the new format gives more facilities to the little ones, the fact that have to overcome two qualifiers makes the sixteenths are not so different from those of the previous model. Most, yes, agree; while others promote the introduction of a pure draw. Thus, a fully open Cup would be generated, although images such as Unionists celebrating the arrival of a historic event would be seen less frequently … The new Copa del Rey was born as an attractive format, pleasant for the most modest and that promised emotion and emphasized the message that nothing can be taken for granted in football. Said and done, the first two rounds have been loaded with matched matches, of surprises, of great photographs in small fields. The KO tournament has changed and will not return to the old model. However, when the sixteenths arrived, What differences are seen with years ago?Now, modest clubs receive more television revenue, since there are two more rounds issued with rights in between. Beyond the economic level, in the sports field, the results have brought a very similar round to what was previously the Copa del Rey. Taking as a reference last season, the First Division entered the round of 16. That is, until that moment, those of the Super Cup were exempt as this campaign has been.Nevertheless, Luis Rubiales propelled a change that forced 16 LaLiga Santander teams to play two more qualifiers and that crossed those of LaLiga SmartBank in front of more modest people with little chance of seeing each other’s faces. An idea that balanced the forces, especially to erase the double game, which made frequent surprises impossible. In this way, the failure of Second Division clubs, which have fallen en masse until only six representatives remain.
After admitting to a series of charges inclusive of armed robberies and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition, 26-year-old Joshua Joseph was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment by Magistrate Leron Daly on Friday.Jailed: Joshua JosephThe Laing Avenue, West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, resident was slapped with three armed robberies and two firearm-related charges. The first three charges read that on May 29, 2019, at Water Street, Georgetown, while in the company of another and armed with a gun, he robbed Sachinand Deosuraj, Zamid Baksh and Pareshram Persaud of a total of $115,000 inclusive of two cellphones.The other two charges stated that on the same date at Hadfield Street, Georgetown, Joseph had in his possession four live rounds of .38 calibre ammunition along with one .38 revolver without being the holder of a firearm license.According to facts presented to the court, on May 29, the victims, who are all vendors at the Stabroek Market, were in the vicinity of the Guyana Fire Service and Social Protection Department buildings when Joseph and an accomplice approached them with the gun and demanded their valuables while gun-butting the first two Virtual Complainants in the process.Police ranks were on patrol in the area and gave chase to the defendant and his accomplice. However, Joseph was apprehended while the other suspect made good his escape.A search later revealed the illegal weapon in Joseph’s possession and he was later taken in custody and charged for the present offence.As such, Magistrate Daly handed down the sentence to the defendant and he will spend the next three years in prison.