While the deal has been agreed, Hartmann will not be able to play for Global in the United Football League until the next transfer window opens in April, but he will be eligible to suit up for his new team for the upcoming AFC Cup matches.
I haven't really watched enough UFL games to make an educated opinion but since Matt is the more experienced player and is a starter on his team, he would be more useful to Global at present during their AFC Cup campaign than the younger Curt Dizon, who I presume will be coming off the bench.
agree that Matt is an asset to any team but Global has enough players who can be the same given enough playing time. Heck, more often than not Ceres signed those who were released by Global.
as the article said, the pull of playing w/ your brother is a reason but there's that feeling that those in the football circle think it's time for Matt to rejoin the NT. What better way than to position him under Palami's care? It's the easy way to welcome him back to the fold w/o PFF or anyone losing face. Palami is used to this kind of set up & people know that he wouldn't care to defend himself as long as things as working accdng to plan.
as for Loyola mngt, IMO as long as they have the YH bros., anyone is replaceable
After spending a couple seasons with Pachanga, veteran midfielder Anto Gonzales has returned to the Loyola Meralco Sparks. The former Philippine National Team standout is the fourth official signing of the club as the United Football League season inches ever closer.
“I’m quite excited. But also at the same time, I know I’ve not been at the top of my game the last year, so it’s a big challenge for me to be able to contribute and help the team become better. It’s nice to be back and be with some old friends. And I’m looking forward to the new season.”
Gonzales reclaimed his national team status during his stint with the Sparks, and he’s looking forward to reaching the same level upon his return.
“I want to be challenged always. Now is a good time. I know I won’t be playing for too long anymore – maybe two, three years down the road. I really want to give it all out there. This is the perfect team and place to be in now in this stage of my career.”
Anto bolsters a midfield that recently added the services of Arnel Amita and Jason de Jong. And while he sees similarities from the Loyola squad he played in, he also picks out a few stark contrasts.
“I think in terms of quality, we have the same quality in the team as we did before. I think the competitiveness of the players is better in this team. I like how each player is really trying to push themselves always in training, and push each other in training. I like the spirit of the team now.”
Having joined a squad that was well into preseason training ahead of rival clubs, Gonzales is hopeful the extra work will pay dividends in the looming season.
“The team is blending very well. I think in terms of conditioning we’re quite ahead of the other teams. The team has done a lot of work, and let’s just hope that come January we’ll get to pull our strings together.”
Loyola Meralco Sparks is pleased to announce the signing of goalkeeper Guilherme Hasegawa. The player is the third addition to the team after Arnel Amita and Jason de Jong joined up earlier in the offseason.
“I’m feeling great,” Guilherme said of his move. “Being a part of this great team, I’m loving the training sessions that we have. I like the chemistry in the team. I’m happy.”
Like de Jong, Hasegawa brings championship experience to the club, having won the League with Stallion three years ago. The Brazilian admits he’s delighted to be back in an environment where winning trophies is top priority.
“In my first years in the UFL, I experienced being champion with Stallion. With Socceroo it was different. The team didn’t have the ambition to be champion. Here in Loyola, I feel that everyone wants to be champion in the League, in the Cup, and whatever comes. I like that. I like that ambition to win every time,” he said.
Guilherme’s move is also a reunion with Tomas Trigo, who similarly joined the Sparks from Team Socceroo.
“In Socceroo, I played with Tommy before and we did very well. I’ve obviously trained with him. In football and outside of football we’re very good friends. I like Tommy. He’s always pushing himself, so I like that. I’m pretty sure we’re going to do well together.”
BoyBacolod: If some UAAP or NCAA schools will join the new league in one form or another, it may remove the gap between U22s and seniors. The schools can devise a system akin to sports academies, education is important after all.
Feb 28, 2019 18:16:35 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: Will the PFL be like the San Marino league system, where there are no so-called "home" stadiums.
Mar 2, 2019 12:39:19 GMT 8
leoisiah: Gibraltar also has a single stadium for their league.
Mar 12, 2019 8:27:57 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: Rules are rules are rules. The two clubs should have known better. They are given loads of time to act on it. And to those who say PFF sucks, sometimes they do but one thing they are consistent is sticking to the rules.
Mar 25, 2019 10:42:16 GMT 8
truman: Agree @boybacolod
Mar 25, 2019 14:49:21 GMT 8
truman: lowkey cringe sa conyoness ng PPL FB page.
Apr 8, 2019 10:11:23 GMT 8
truman: sad day for philippine football
Apr 27, 2019 13:22:38 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: Why I like UAAP football, no more extra games for seeding.Makes me think about European efficiency. Wish gayahin din sa basketball (very sketchy tiebreakers), like Euroleague.
May 8, 2019 14:02:35 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: Negros Occidental footy fans, expect more football this 2019, now that a San Carlos native is governor.
May 14, 2019 2:05:22 GMT 8
Jun 9, 2019 18:39:47 GMT 8
@BoyBacolod: Hamak na mungkahi lang. Mabuti siguro kung maipromote ulit ang larong sipa. Daming maling sa sipa na mga bata, mabuting transistion for futsal, kung hindi regular football. Parang sa Thailand, sepak takraw, o chinlone sa Myanmar.
Jul 24, 2019 19:12:53 GMT 8
bluedevil2k8: guys please support the across the line podcast
Sept 16, 2019 19:18:16 GMT 8
papajamba: listening now to simone rota - across the line podcast
Sept 16, 2019 23:48:32 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: As long as Ricky Yanson is professional to Ceres FC and extends support to the Azkals in general (Ceres Azkals in particular) during home games, he can be PFF president in my book. Much better will be reconciling with Leo, though that idea is Farfetch'd.
Sept 21, 2019 23:07:36 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: Kaya fans wishing that Ricky Yanson wins the PFF presidency is akin to GMA fans wishing that Congress and President Duterte will not renew ABS-CBN's franchise.
Oct 24, 2019 21:10:39 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: We will wait for the basketball and volleyball ASEAN teams and then we compare their reception to that given to the football delegations, where ALL ASEAN nations participate. Now there will be foreign scrutiny in every move of PHISGOC.
Nov 24, 2019 23:20:26 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: DDS trolls underestimated the SEA football community. Having no prior exposure to football culture, they dismiss any and all so-called sabotages as destabilization plots, to the point that they do not support the teams, especially the women.
Nov 27, 2019 15:25:36 GMT 8
Passerby: That's awkwardly worded.
Mar 6, 2020 21:09:41 GMT 8
Jun 3, 2020 11:29:52 GMT 8
nil: anyone have any ADT FC's contact?
Jun 3, 2020 11:30:08 GMT 8