Almadro reminds Blue Eagles to shrug off hecklers

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar View comments Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead The Blue Eagles were bugged all-game long by a relentless Bulldog fan, who kept talking trash.Senior Josh Villanueva even exchanged words with the heckler in the first set.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnAlmadro reminded his wards to keep their focus on the game and not mind the unnecessary noise.“We know that these things can happen because they want to distract us. We have no problem with that. Even before when Josh and Ish (Polvorosa) were rookies, FEU has been doing that to us. Guys like Berlin (Paglinawan) and Peter (Torres) has been doing that before. It’s nothing new,” he said. MOST READ Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely NU has to remove doubt in do-or-die Game 2, says Alinsunurin LIST: Jan. 20 class suspensions due to Taal Volcano eruption FILE PHOTO – Ateneo head coach Oliver Almadro. Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netAteneo expected a tough fight against National University in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 79 men’s volleyball Finals on Tuesday.What Ateneo head coach Oliver Almadro didn’t expect was his team dealing with a heckler, who tried to get under the Blue Eagles’ skin.ADVERTISEMENT “What I’m telling my players is to manage it. You are an Atenean so you don’t stoop down to their level,” he said.The veteran mentor noted the best way to silence haters is through winning, which Ateneo did with a tough 25-22, 21-25, 22-25, 25-18, 15-13 five-set victory over NU to inch closer to  its dream three-peat.“What’s important here is our goal,” said Almadro. “If you win, they might bash you, but you still won. So who won? It’s not them but my players. I’m teaching my players not to be rude and not to retaliate to things like that.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img

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