Canberra Weekender

September 3, 2014

Jil Hogan

Entertainment and lifestyle reporter

Face of the Canberra Times fun run Jesinta Campbell.

Face of the Canberra Times fun run Jesinta Campbell. Photo: Jay Cronan

Your guide to what’s going on around the capital this weekend.

Friday

5.30pm VINYL LOUNGE The Vinyl Lounge has moved to a new day. On the first Friday of each month, end your week with a glass of wine, nibbles and listen to what’s spinning on the National Film and Sound Archives turntables. You can also bring your own LPs. 5.30-6.30pm. National Film and Sound Archive Theatrette. Free entry, no booking required.

The Magic Flute: Christopher Hillier. left, as Papageno and Sam Roberts-Smith as Tamino.

The Magic Flute: Christopher Hillier. left, as Papageno and Sam Roberts-Smith as Tamino. Photo: Albert Comper

6pm WHISKY CULTURE Local whisky connoisseur Nathanael Kennedy will walk guests through the world of whisky, sampling five from around the world including Starward Whisky from Australia. Each will be served with hors d’oeuvre to complement each drop. 6-8.30pm at the Hub, Level 1 Canberra Centre. Tickets $60 – to book email customerservice@canberracentre.com.au.

7.30pm THE DREAM Bell Shakespeare’s production of The Dream will see a reawakened version of the classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Tickets $48-$79. Showing at Canberra Theatre Centre until September 13. For tickets and show times visit canberratheatrecentre.com.au.

Saturday

The Ellis Collective play this weekend at The Street Theatre.

The Ellis Collective play this weekend at The Street Theatre. Photo: Supplied

From 7am ” THRIFT SHOPPING Browse and shop from a wide range of books, bric-a-brac, collectables, linen, clothes and furniture from as little as 50c and raise money for the Canberra Bridge Club. Sausage sizzle by Canberra South Lions Club. 6 Duff Place, Deakin.

9am LUNGES AND LATTES Get your heart racing with a free boot camp session at the Lionheart Fitness “come and try day”. Meet outside 38 Espresso at Kingston Foreshore, and return after you’ve worked up a sweat for a coffee. Register your details at lionheartfitnessclub.weebly.com.

From 11am POWER KARTS OPEN DAY Power Kart Raceway in Griffith will officially open with an unveiling ceremony, and special appearances by Volvo V8 Supercar young guns Scott McLaughlin and Robert Dahlgren. The event also features a barbecue, gift bags, jumping castle, face painting, local car club displays and discounted go karting. Free entry.

Iryana Shaposhnykova and Lucien Williams in a portrait by photographer Sean Davey.

Iryana Shaposhnykova and Lucien Williams in a portrait by photographer Sean Davey. Photo: Sean Davey

10am SEASONAL COOKING Learn to make the most of in-season vegetables in the kitchen. Evangeline Lam will teach you how to make a vegetarian curry using cauliflower as a rice substitute, and nam prik, without help from a jar. 10am-1.30pm. YMCA Bush Capital Lodge. $80 per person which includes all ingredients, lunch, and a glass of local organic wine. Bookings essential at ecoaction.com.au.

From 10am PORTRAITURE Get a free portrait of yourself taken by photographer Sean Davey at the Gorman Arts Centre between 10am and 3pm. The artist is collecting the photos as part of his artistic residency. All welcome. Subjects will be sent a free digital copy of the shot. Currong Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre. No booking required.

From 10am FASH’N’TREASURE Shop from the wardrobes of locals and plus designers, shops, milliners and stylists at Fash ‘n’ Treasure. Trawl through a wide range of pre-loved and new clothes, shoes, bags, hats and accessories. 10am-3pm, EPIC. Entry $3 an adult.

Eighties electro-rockers Pseudo Echo will take the stage at the National Museum of Australia.

Eighties electro-rockers Pseudo Echo will take the stage at the National Museum of Australia. Photo: Supplied

From 10am ART & CRAFT Browse and buy from local artists and view a display of antique and classic cars. Refreshments will be available throughout the day. Entry by gold coin donation. 10am-4pm, Wattle Park Uniting Church, Barton Highway, NSW.

From 12pm MAKERS DAY Connect with creative types at The Makers Day. Get a taste of multiple crafts, creative activities, live art and making experiences in a market setting, and take part in a range of competitions and workshops including paper crafts, ceramics, stencilling, watercolour painting, kids art and more. Food, tea, coffee and cold drinks available. 12-4pm, Majura Community Centre Hall, Dickson. Free entry, with workshops ranging in price from $5 to $20.

2pm FREE HEALTH TALK Learn from nutrition consultant Kyle Webber all about health plus how you can achieve your nutrition goals at this free talk. Func Fitness, Vicars Street, Mitchell. RSVP essential through memberships@funcfitness.com.au.

From 3pm WORLD BEARD DAY Regardless of your facial hair status, celebrate World Beard Day with the Canbeards, Canberra’s beard and moustache club. 3-7pm. King O’Malley’s, Civic. Free entry.  For more visit facebook.com/canbeards.

7pm ABSOLUTELY 80S Get your 80s on at the National Museum of Australia. Influential electro-rockers Pseudo Echo will take the stage with Absolutely 80s pop idols, Scott Carne (Kids in the Kitchen), Brian Mannix (Uncanny X-Men) and David Sterry (Real Life). 7-10pm. Tickets Adult $45/Concession $40/Museum Friends $35 from nma.gov.au.

7.30pm THE MAGIC FLUTE It’s Mozart meets Indiana Jones. The Magic Flute transforms Mozart’s final work into an adventure set in 1930s Egypt. Canberra Theatre. Tickets $29-$109 from canberratheatre.com.au. Also showing September 4 and 6.

8pm ALBUM LAUNCH Following the success of their first album, The Ellis Collective return to launch their new album Carry. The Street Theatre. Tickets $25 at thestreet.org.au or $30 at the door.

Sunday

ALL DAY FATHER’S DAY Don’t forget to spoil Dad. Venues all over town are celebrating with special events. Bookings are recommended.

From 8am CANBERRA TIMES FUN RUN Get running and raise money for charity in the process at the Canberra Times Fun Run. Choose from the 5km, 10km and 14km route. Entry fee starts at $45 for Adults running the 5km. To enter visitcanberratimesfunrun.com.au.

From 11.30am ” SUSTAINABLE HOUSE DAY Learn from some of the region’s most knowledgeable sustainability experts and enjoy live music, a sausage sizzle and kids entertainment. 11.30-4pm. Free entry. Beltana Avenue, Googong (near Club Googong)

Source : The Canberra Times

Asylum seeker Hamid Kehazaei dies in Brisbane hospital

September 5, 2014 – 9:09PM

Sarah Whyte

Immigration correspondent

Hamid Kehazaei, who was declared brain dead last week, was pronounced dead on Friday evening.

Hamid Kehazaei, who was declared brain dead last week, was pronounced dead on Friday evening. Photo: Supplied

Asylum seeker Hamid Kehazaei, who developed a severe infection on Manus Island after he cut his foot, has died in a Brisbane hospital, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed.

The 24-year-old, who was declared brain dead last week, was pronounced dead on Friday evening, Mr Morrison said in a statement.

His family made the decision to turn off his life support. His organs will also be donated in Australia.

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said he would review how Hamid Kehazaei died.

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said he would review how Hamid Kehazaei died. Photo: Joe Armao

The minister said he would initiate a review into the death of the 24-year-old. He would also request a medical review from the health service provider on Manus Island, International Health Medical Service.

“I can advise that the department’s Chief Medical Officer is conducting an in-depth clinical review on the background to the transferee’s medical condition and care while at Manus OPC,” he said.

“I am very saddened by this man’s passing and on behalf of the Australian government I extend our deepest sympathy to the man’s family and friends.”

Mr Kehazaei is the second asylum seeker detained at Manus Island to die.  In February, another man, Reza Barati, was killed during violent clashes which injured another 69 people.

Mr Kehazaei was evacuated to the mainland last week after his condition reportedly deteriorated when a cut on hit foot became infected, leading to severe septicaemia.

Mr Morrison said the man had been transferred to Australia from Port Moresby on Wednesday.

Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young has made claims there was a delay in treating the man for the cut to his foot, which resulted in his health severely deteriorating while he was on Manus Island.

Source : The Brisbane Times

Mark Bresciano considering Hyundai A-League stint

September 6, 2014 – 9:19AM

Liam FitzGibbon

Still got it: Australia's Mark Bresciano.

Evergreen Socceroos playmaker Mark Bresciano has suggested a return to Australia to play in the A-League could finally be on the cards next season.

The 34-year-old has spent 15 years abroad but he’s been linked with an Australian stint in recent times, confirming earlier this year he’d been approached by Melbourne City.

Bresciano was one of the Socceroos’ best players in Thursday’s 2-0 friendly defeat in Belgium and thoughts of retirement are far from his mind.

He is committed to playing out this season with his Qatari club Al-Gharafa but said a move to the A-League beyond that was a realistic option.

“I am in my last season in the Gulf,” said Bresciano, who has played in the Middle East since 2011.

“We are two weeks in and I will see how my body holds up on deciding what to do beyond this season.

“I will play it by ear – I am enjoying my football and there’s no reason to stop.

“I would certainly consider the A-league going forward and if I am physically okay I will look at my options.

“The last few years I have been enjoying my football more than I ever have.”

Bresciano and his Australian teammates travelled from Liege to London on Saturday after the world’s fifth-ranked side inflicted the Socceroos’ fifth straight defeat.

He is in the frame to start again in Monday’s (Tuesday morning AEST) friendly against Saudi Arabia at Craven Cottage, though Ange Postecoglou could opt to hand 21-year-old playmaker Massimo Luongo a start after he impressed off the bench against Belgium.

While there are concerns at how Australia will replace attacking stars Bresciano and Tim Cahill in the future, Bresciano has given Luongo a strong endorsement.

“For me, he looked excellent when he came on. He’s a real prospect,” Bresciano said of the Swindon Town youngster.

“It was difficult for the younger players coming up against a side this accomplished.

“But it’s good we have these type of games. You can only improve by playing against the best.”

Postecoglou is set to give his younger players more valuable game time against 83rd-ranked Saudi Arabia, though winning the match will remain the priority for the coach.

Australia have not tasted victory since beating Costa Rica in November last year but the Socceroos’ past five games have come against top-class opposition.

Robbie Kruse’s long-awaited comeback remains in doubt after a knee problem kept him out of training on Saturday, while defender Chris Herd (calf) is battling to be fit after he was forced off injured against Belgium.

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Source : The Sydney Morning Herald

Tony Abbott unmasked: ideological warrior marches to the right

September 6, 2014

Peter Hartcher

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD POLITICAL AND INTERNATIONAL EDITOR

The man occupying the prime minister’s chair today is a very different political character to the one who first sat in it a year ago.

Tony Abbott campaigned as an angry populist. He has emerged in the last few months as a committed ideologue.

Who could forget the “action agenda” he drummed into the country’s head? He promised to “end the waste, repay the debt, stop new taxes and stop the boats”.

All talk: Mr Abbott has emerged as an ideologue.

All talk: Mr Abbott has emerged as an ideologue. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Every point was about the government he wanted to demolish, not the country he wanted to create. But, a year on, we know.

His Treasurer read the authorised biography of Margaret Thatcher, Not for Turning, this year and told colleagues he found the Iron Lady “inspirational”.

One of Abbott’s cabinet ministers this week likened the Prime Minister to Ronald Reagan, for the simplicity of his messages but also for the conservative cast of his ideology.

Abbott has set out to resume the Thatcher-Reagan revolution where Howard left off. He intends to advance it to a new apogee.

Howard never attempted to impose a co-payment on Medicare, for instance.

Nor did he attempt to deregulate universities. Howard promoted the idea of “work for the dole,” but never proposed that young people be denied the dole for up to six months.

Abbott and Hockey intend not just to end the “age of entitlement” but to intensify market forces in Australian life and to shrink the government. The Prime Minister intends to move Australia decisively to the right.

The government promotes this project as pro-growth; it also carries the unspoken social cost of being pro-inequality.

The federal budget, for instance, puts a new tax on high income earners and cuts welfare entitlements. But where the tax increase on the rich is temporary, the welfare cuts are permanent. Axiomatically, inequality rises.

And where Abbott was a domestic scrapper, suspicious of foreign affairs and scornful of Kevin 747’s travel schedule, today he strikes a pose as serious commander-in-chief.

In opposition he liked to say that Australia shouldn’t get “ideas above its station”.

Last week he said “don’t underestimate Australia. We count for more than Australians are often inclined to think.”

He ends the first year of his prime ministership in Malaysia, matching precisely the number of Rudd’s overseas trips in his first year.

He has committed Australia forcefully in support of friendly countries under pressure in the East, West and Middle East.

He has pledged Australian support for Japan in its strategic rivalry with China, for the US in pursuit of the so-called Islamic State, and for the Ukraine in confronting Russia.

But in two essentials Abbott is still Abbott. First, he remains unpopular. Indeed, he is Australia’s uniquely unpopular prime minister of the past 40 years.

He does not enjoy this. “Who doesn’t want to be the popular boy at school?” poses one of his cabinet ministers. “Of course he’d like to be loved. We all do.”

Recall that Abbott once told his staff that he wanted to portray himself in a speech as “a good bloke” when he was opposition leader.

But, paradoxically, Abbott has found his unpopularity to be liberating. Whereas Rudd governed in fear of losing even a percentage point of his popularity, Abbott has cast the quest aside.

Where Rudd was constrained by his unprecedented popularity, Abbott  has given up on the prospect. Instead, he seeks the country’s respect, no matter how grudging.

Second, he remains determined. He is as determined to deliver his newfound ideological agenda as he was to win power.

It’s not all lofty leadership and dignified statesmanship. There is the constant temptation to play politics even where it’s better not to.

For instance, the prime minister’s office decided to leak to The Daily Telegraph details of a decision on counter-terrorism by the national security committee of cabinet last month before it had gone to the full cabinet.

It was the decision on so-called metadata, to force telecommunications companies to keep records of customers’ phone and internet activities for two years so they could be used to seek out terrorist threats.

Cabinet ministers were alarmed at the leak because it was premature. It was an in-principle decision. There was no detail. The government’s unreadiness was quickly evident as it tripped over itself for a week trying to explain.

But one minister was especially dismayed. The decision was in the portfolio of the Communications Minister, Malcolm Turnbull. He had not been consulted. He interpreted the leak as a deliberate act to humiliate him.

Broadly, the government projects unity. Abbott’s management of his cabinet is generally solid.

But the Prime Minister’s coterie seethes with resentment and suspicion regarding Turnbull, the most popular politician in the Federal Parliament from either side of politics.

There is no leadership rivalry in the government. The government is consistently behind in the polls, but at this point in the electoral cycle that is irrelevant.

With two years before an election is due, there is no thought of any move against Abbott by Turnbull, or by any of the other ministers who see themselves as potential future leaders – Julie Bishop, Scott Morrison or Joe Hockey.

But such gratuitous acts of personal bitterness as the metadata leak do nothing to promote good government or cabinet solidarity.

Again, there seemed to be an excess of politics in the Prime Minister’s decision to announce last week that the government had set up new counter-terrorism units at Sydney and Melbourne airports to seek out would-be jihadists.

Another 80 officers soon would be deployed to establish similar units at other airports, he told the House. To anyone planning to leave to join the Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, this would have been a helpful tip to direct them to Brisbane or Adelaide airport.

Some things are more important than giving the prime minister something to announce, surely.

Four moments defined the Abbott government and set it on its current course of pro-market activism on the one hand and robustly defiant global engagement on the other.

On the economy, the decision to allow the car industry to shut down and the ideological cast of the budget were fundamental. On foreign policy, Abbott’s defiant stance over spying on Indonesia and the shooting down on MH-17 were defining.

This is not the Abbott we were told to expect. We were long warned that he would bring Catholic conservatism to bear in social affairs, by changing abortion law, for instance.

But there is no hint of that. Instead, he applies a neo-liberal conservatism in economic policy that has no basis in Catholicism.

Peter Costello warned the Liberal Party three years ago that Abbott was not a true member of the party mainstream.

The former treasurer wrote that Abbott was a captive of the ideas of his early mentor, B.A. Santamaria and his Democratic Labor Party.

The old DLP favoured “‘protection and regulation”, said Costello, while it was the duty of Coalition leaders to “‘promote and implement Liberal policies like freedom in the workplace, open trade, lower tax and careful spending of taxpayers’ money'”.

And for a while it seemed Costello would be vindicated. His warning seemed to be borne out by Abbott’s friendship with the Nationals’ deputy leader, Barnaby Joyce, a populist and protectionist.

The first decision the government faced on economic policy was over a foreign takeover.

The big US firm ADM had offered $3.4 billion to buy Australia’s largest grain handler, GrainCorp. And Hockey blocked it. The business community was alarmed. So was Abbott’s own party. It was protectionist and populist and Joyce loved it.

But that was the last we saw of Tony “Santamaria” Abbott and his protectionist partnership with Barnaby.

The decision to allow the shutdown of the car industry was politically risky and in the best tradition of the Thatcher-Reagan project.

Abbott has repudiated Santamaria in deed and also in word: “He had too much faith in the power of government and he was too ready to resort to subsidy and other forms of market distortion,” he told The Australian Financial Review in 2012.

“Santa’s economics is of less relevance today than it might have been in the days before the discrediting of socialism.”

Bob Hawke, Paul Keating and John Howard all took Australia into the pro-market revolution of Thatcher and Reagan.

But Hawke tempered his economic reform program through a power-sharing deal with the union movement, the grand bargain called the Accord.

Keating was a ferociously determined pro-market reformer as treasurer, but he abandoned the project to campaign from the left as prime minister.

And Howard overreached by trying to deregulate the labour market with his Work Choices laws.

Howard’s defeat in 2007 appeared to so traumatise the Liberal Party that it was not clear whether it would return to the pro-market agenda.

Abbott has said that Howard was tempted to overreach because he had control of the Senate; there was no check on his ambition. A Senate majority, Abbott has said, was a “poisoned chalice” for Howard.

Some of Abbott’s most radical reforms are being blocked in the Senate, a source of frustration for the government but also a tempering influence on Abbott’s rightward revolution.

Yet Abbott has marked clearly that path he wants to take. The government is working on landmark new proposals for tax, for Australia’s federal structure, and for workplace relations. Each presents enormous opportunities for the Abbott revolution to the move Australia to the right.

To date, he has failed to take the country with him. But he has only just begun.

Source : The Sydney Morning Herald

Fortaleza faz dois treinos em Maceió antes da partida contra o CRB

Marcelo Chamusca define oficialmente qual será o substituto de Edinho após esses dois treinamentos: Erick Flores e Walfrido disputam a posição para jogo de domingo

Marcelo Chamusca, técnico do Fortaleza (Foto: Divulgação/Fortaleza EC)

Marcelo Chamusca comandará dois treinos antes do jogo contra o CRB (Foto: Divulgação/Fortaleza)

Já em Maceió, para jogo com o CRB, no domingo (7), o Fortaleza treina nesta sexta-feira e no sábado, um dia antes do jogo, no CT Gustavo Paiva, do CSA, na Capital alagoana. O objetivo do técnico Marcelo Chamusca é tirar a dúvida com relação ao substituto de Edinho no meio-campo. Erick Flores é o favorito, mas Walfrido ainda aparece com chances de ser titular mais uma vez.

A delegação do Fortaleza seguiu para Maceió às 7 horas desta sexta-feira. Dezoito jogadores foram relacionados pelo treinador leonino. O discurso do elenco e da comissão técnica é de total respeito ao adversário, mas com confiança em um resultado positivo contra o CRB. O Tricolor do Pici chegou a Alagoas às 13 horas.

O Leão jogará contra o CRB, no Estádio Rei Pelé, às 19 horas do próximo domingo (7), pela 14ª rodada da Série C do Campeonato Brasileiro. A equipe cearense tem 27 pontos e está seis do vice-líder Botafogo-PB no Grupo A. O adversário alagoano é o 3º colocado, com 19 pontos e precisa da vitória para se fixar de vez no G-4 da sua chave.

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Com 20 jogadores, Ceará encerra preparação para duelo contra Oeste

Com desfalques, Vovô enfrenta Oeste, em Itápolis, pela 20ª rodada da Série B

ceará, treino (Foto: Cearasc.com/Divulgação)

Ceará encerra preparação para jogo contra o Oeste (Foto: Cearasc.com/Divulgação)

No Ceará, grupo fechado e pronto para o duelo contra o Oeste, válido pela 20ª rodada da Série B do Brasileirão. Nesta sexta-feira (5), o Vovô seguiu ao estádio do Americano, em Américo Brasiliense, e encerrou os preparativos para o compromisso deste sábado, em Itápolis.

Antes de iniciar as atividades, o técnico Sérgio Soares teve uma conversa com o grupo. Após o bate-papo, a comissão técnica elaborou um trabalho técnico de passes e criação de jogadas, finalizando a preparação da equipe com um treino de posicionamento e jogadas ensaiadas.

Com o encerramento dos trabalhos, a delegação alvinegra retornou para Araraquara, onde ficará concentrada até amanhã, momentos antes da partida, que ocorre em Itápolis, no estádio dos Amaros.

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Joel confirma estreia na terça e critica 5 a 0 em casa: “Como é que pode?”

Após aceitar proposta, treinador se dirige ao torcedor e clama por união e respeito à camisa do clube em meio à crise. Diretoria, porém, ainda evita oficializar contratação

Joel Santana técnico do Vasco 2004/2005 (Foto: O Globo)

Observado por Petkovic, Joel orienta o time do Vasco no fim de 2004 (Foto: O Globo)

Para Joel Santana, após dizer sim à proposta ao Vasco, nesta sexta-feira, o trabalho já começou. Ao menos na tentativa de motivar time e torcida a sair da situação ruim. Depois que assinar contrato até o fim do ano e oficializar a volta, o treinador será apresentado na próxima segunda-feira e confirmou que estreia na terça-feira, contra o Luverdense, em São Januário. Animado com a nova chance, em entrevista à Rádio Globo, ele falou em “não passar mais vergonha” e colocou a determinação acima do papo no dia a dia.

– Quero deixar uma coisa bem clara: falar diretamente com o torcedor, que é nosso amigo, companheiro e que nunca nos deixou na mão. Sem o torcedor, não sou nada, nem ninguém. Estou comprando essa situação junto ao torcedor, de defender a camisa, ir para São Januário colocar nosso caldeirão, que nem sempre colocamos. Não podemos passar esse tipo de vergonha e não vamos passar mais. Não tem mais como, chegou ao limite. Não tem muita conversa, muito papo. Vou trabalhar no que posso fazer e espero que o torcedor do Vasco nos apoie – afirmou.

Apesar do tom do discurso, a diretoria, por outro lado, ainda evita o assunto e pede mais tempo para anunciá-lo através de seu site oficial. O presidente Roberto Dinamite, por volta das 16h, tratou a negociação com “90% fechada” mesmo com o acordo selado verbalmente. E o diretor executivo Rodrigo Caetano disse que “irá se manifestar após definir todos os detalhes”. Pequenas condições financeiras fizeram com que as partes estendessem a cautela.

Joel garante que vinha acompanhando as partidas, crê que o elenco tem qualidade e aproveitou para criticar o vexame de sábado passado, quando o time caiu por 5 a 0 para o Avaí, em casa. Nos últimos cinco jogos, foram dois empates e três derrotas, com direito à eliminação da Copa do Brasil para o ABC, nas oitavas de final. Na Série B, de vice-líder caiu para o quinto lugar. O duelo com o América-MG, neste sábado, é direto pelo G-4 e terá o interino Jorge Luiz no banco.

– Estou animado porque temos condições. Não aceitaria uma situação dessas se não tivesse confiança. Se a torcida rezar do nosso lado, vamos sair dessa, não tem como. Já saí de coisas piores. E vamos sair dessa maratona, dessa guerra, vou arrumar um nome (para classificar essa situação). Não tem como o Vasco conviver com isso. É o Vasco. Porra, como é que pode? Não podemos aceitar isso. Vamos trabalhar e fazer o que tem que ser feito. Dentro do Vasco, não perdíamos nunca e agora estamos perdendo? O que é isso, rapaz? Agora, chega lá e os caras dão de cinco… Que pomba, para não falar outra coisa, é essa? O torcedor tem que entender que vamos rezar na mesma cartilha. Vamos lutar para cacete e vamos ganhar – disse, inflamado.

Dentro do Vasco, não perdíamos nunca e agora estamos perdendo? O que é isso, rapaz? Agora, chega lá e os caras dão de cinco… Que pomba, para não falar outra coisa, é essa?
Joel Santana

O retorno à elite apenas não satisfaz o técnico, de 65 anos. Ele avisou que já disse a Dinamite que qualquer resultado que não seja o título da Série B está abaixo da perspectiva. E se dirigiu aos jogadores que lideram o vestiário para estar junto com a nova comissão.

– Nós, hoje, temos que chegar para esses jogadores consagrados do elenco e dizer: Vocês estão vestindo o manto do Vasco e mostrar a história do clube. Tivemos Vavá, Roberto, Edmundo… Os maiores artilheiros do futebol carioca e do mundo. O Vasco é o Vasco. O Vasco tem história, é conhecido no mundo inteiro. O Vasco vai sair dessa. Conto com esses jogadores. Se eles acharem que não vale a pena, têm que me falar. São jogadores cascudos. Quero ser campeão do que for. Como vou me contentar em só me classificar? Eu falei para o Roberto: estamos aqui para tirar o Vasco dessa situação e fazer o Vasco campeão. Não podemos ficar mais nisso.

A possibilidade de Felipe, ídolo do clube, se tornar auxiliar existe, segundo Joel Santana. A princípio, porém, devem chegar Marcelo Salles e o preparador físico Ronaldo Torres.

Resistência, amizade e dívida

A negociação, iniciada na terça-feira, foi conduzida diretamente por Roberto Dinamite. Joel treinou o amigo numa de suas passagens pelo clube e tem boa relação com o presidente do Vasco, que está em fim de mandato – enquanto a Justiça não julgar a liminar que o mantém no poder, ele segue presidente até as eleições de 11 de novembro.

Joel Santana - Bahia (Foto: Thiago Pereira)
Joel Santana é apresentado em seu último trabalho, no Bahia, no início de 2013 (Foto: Thiago Pereira)

Houve grande resistência interna ao nome de Joel, mas Dinamite resolveu se impor em uma de suas últimas decisões em São Januário. A escassez do mercado e a impossibilidade de acerto com as alternativas preferenciais – como no caso de Juninho e Oswaldo de Oliveira – abriram caminho para o acerto do veterano treinador. O primeiro contato havia sido feito logo após o pedido de demissão de Adilson. Joel, depois, esperou outra ligação e se irritou com a aproximação do acerto do Vasco com Enderson Moreira, que acabou não se concretizando.

Recentemente, Joel recebeu cerca de R$ 800 mil do clube. O valor é referente a um débito da última passagem pelo clube. O Vasco assinou confissão de dívida que serviu de instrumento para ação do técnico contra o clube em 2010. No início, o débito total era de R$ 840 mil. Com a outra passagem – Joel treinou o Vasco em 2000 e depois voltou em 2004 –, após pagamentos de algumas parcelas, a dívida chegou a quase R$ 900 mil. O clube, na gestão de Dinamite, pôs em dúvida a prova do treinador, baseada em confissão de dívida assinada pela diretoria do ex-presidente Eurico Miranda. Mas assim como no caso de Romário, que ainda tem a receber do Vasco mais de R$ 10 milhões, a Justiça deu ganho de causa a Joel.

O Vasco, no entanto, ainda tem outra dívida de outras passagens de Joel por São Januário. No novo acordo, o clube vai sugerir uma recomposição desse débito. Caso parecido a diretoria vascaína tenta com Felipe, que, segundo números do balanço financeiro de 2013, tinha R$ 1,1 milhão a receber de salário e direitos de imagem atraso desde a sua conturbada saída, após episódio com o então diretor de futebol René Simões, no fim de 2012.

 

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