Poch keeps lemons close to avoid bad vibes… but now Spurs are losing zest

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO is going to have to shake up his lemons this week — on and off the pitch.Tottenham’s universal energy-loving boss famously keeps bowls of lemons around in a bid to get rid of bad vibes.2 Mauricio Pochettino watched his Tottenham side lose 1-0 at home to Newcastle on SundayCredit: Getty – ContributorBut for a club meant to be mounting a title tilt, there is a lot of bitterness about.Spurs lost 1-0 at home to Newcastle on Sunday, yet it came as little shock to many fans, who have seen them fall behind early in all of their three games this term.And it is rivals Arsenal up next.Spurs striker Harry Kane said: “We have to learn teams who come and get an early goal are going to defend and make it tough. We need to have the answers.“Obviously we’d like to go ahead and finish the game — but that isn’t always going to be the case so when it gets difficult we have to find more answers.“That’s all of us, the stuff we need to work on. That is what we have to try and do.”ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneArsenal v Tottenham- Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and betting odds for Premier League clashThe 1-0 Toon defeat left Tottenham in seventh — already three points behind champions Manchester City and five off early leaders Liverpool.It all means Sunday’s north London derby at the Emirates takes on the kind of magnitude Spurs could do without at this stage of the season.Kane said: “Winning the first game 3-1 at home to Aston Villa was great and getting a 2-2 at Manchester City was not a bad result.“But at home to Newcastle is where we needed to step up if we want to be up there come the end of the season. Those games you have to win.“We have a few days before another big game and we have to address it, see what we can do better.“You never want to go into an international break having lost or drawn.“Of course, a north London derby is as big as it gets. If we win that it makes the first four games a bit brighter.Tottenham News HARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrong“It won’t be easy but we have to make sure we are prepared for that one.”But Kane is still optimistic Tottenham can challenge City and Liverpool for the title.He said: “It is still going to take a lot of hard work.“As you’re seeing from City and Liverpool, there is no letting up from them.”2 Harry Kane and Co. struggled to a shock loss to Newcastle on SundayCredit: AP:Associated Presslast_img read more

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Manchester City runs out of winter vacations

first_imgThe City calendar includes the end of the Carabao Cup before him Aston Villa (1-M); the round of 16 of the FA Cup against the Sheffield Wednesday (4-M); visit to Old trafford in the Manchester derby (8-M) and match of the 30th day against the Burnley (14-M). Four games in fifteen days. While the team of Zinedine Zidane will have in that period of time to be measured at Barcelona (1-M); to the Betis (8-M) and at Eibar (14-M), on the day before the return of the eighth Champions. More rest a priori for Real Madrid before a game that is expected to be crucial.It’s not all bad news for Guardiola. The clashes against West Ham and Leicester can serve the Spanish coach as a test bench for the French central Aymeric Laporte Take a rhythm of competition with a view to being full against Real Madrid. Premier League* Data updated as of February 11, 2020 The calendar also does not favor the City for the returnNot only the citizen they will get more fatigued to meet the first leg of the round, but that For the return meeting scheduled on March 16, it will also have more load of matches. The Manchester City he had to enjoy his first winter break in the Premier between February 9 and 22 but the storm Sabine He played against him.Those of Pep Guardiola they had to play in their stadium against him West ham last February 9 game of the Premier but the storm that hit the British Isles caused the suspension of the match. Now the Federation English has set the meeting for the Wednesday, February 19 at 8:30 p.m. in the Etihad, only one week before the first leg of the round of 16 against the Real Madrid. The City, who was going to have almost two weeks of vacation, will be forced to shorten his days off and has seen how the calendar has been ‘loaded’ at the peak of the season. Since now you will have to dispute two Premier League matches in the same week in which the white team is measured at the Bernabéu: on February 19 before the West ham and on the 22nd, visit the Leicester. Real Madrid on the other hand only have two games ahead of LaLiga Santander before the return of Champions: Celta, on February 16 and visit the Levant, on 22.last_img read more

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Davis thinks his foul woes ‘cost’ Taipei the game vs Gilas

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Davis was instrumental in the visitors jumping to an early 17-3 lead that silenced the crowd inside Smart Araneta Coliseum, He poured in 10 points in the opening frame alone.But Davis got into early foul trouble and he wasn’t as dominating since with Gilas center June Mar Fajardo and guard Jayson Castro playing aggressive throughout the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“I got in foul trouble early, just major mistakes that really hurt us. I think my defensive fouls really cost me and the team,” said Davis, who sat on the bench for the majority of the third period after picking up his fourth foul when he tried to spin around Fajardo.Davis was then whistled for his fifth and final foul while trying to stop a driving Kiefer Ravena with still 1:59 left. SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Taipei gets another crack at the Philippines sometime in June next year.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Towards the end, my last foul was a guard driving to the basket with nobody guarding him,” Davis said after finishing with 20 points and nine rebounds.It was a sorry defeat for Chinese Taipei, which shot 9-of-24 from downtown.“Gilas is very strong with their guard play, so we knew this was gonna happen. That’s just something we gotta work at,” said Davis.Chinese Taipei are now 0-2 after getting blown out by reigning Fiba Asia champion Australia to begin its campaign but Davis said that his team shouldn’t be discouraged and instead, look at its current situation as a reason to get better.“Gilas played their heart out. But I’m very proud of us because we never did give up. We really kept it close, we gave up some late 3-point shots in the end, but overall, we gotta let this be learning lesson for us, and hopefully, we’ll prepare to get them back when they come to Taipei,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments LATEST STORIES NBA: Antetokounmpo downplays spat with assistant coach Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Gilas Pilipinas’ Kiefer Ravena drives and draws Chinese Taipei’s Quincy Davis’ fifth foul. Davis fouled out with still 1:59 remaining in the game. Photo by Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIRERChinese Taipei center Quincy Davis III said that one of the keys to Gilas Pilipinas win over the Taiwanese was the performance of its guards.“The Gilas guard play, the way they attack the basket was very tough for us,” Davis said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

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NCAA: Miranda saves JRU in win over EAC

first_imgView comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Amnesty condemns Indonesia police killings ahead of Asian Games Peza offers relief to ecozone firms 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Miranda’s clutch defense gave JRU its second win for a 2-6 record tying EAC’s mark. Jed Mendoza was the high-point man for the Heavy Bombers with 18 points, four rebounds, five assists, and five steals while Mark Mallari had 12 points and four assists. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Jun Silvarez was a bucket shy from a double-double as he finished with eight points, 11 rebounds, and three blocks for JRU. Garcia had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Generals whole Hamadou Laminou put up 10 points and seven boards.  LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Agem Miranda saved Jose Rizal University from disappointment after his late-game block sealed his tewmMs 57-55 win over Emilio Aguinaldo College in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Generals’ Jerome Garcia put up a contested three from the right wing that Miranda blocked with around 22 seconds left in the game and the Heavy Bombers leading 56-55.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

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Champion Juggler Entertains Fans

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Jean Mama’s football career ended in the 2nd division of the Liberia Football Association, some years ago in Mamba Point.Since then he has developed a knack for juggling the ball.He was in action last Sunday at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium when the national soccer team, Lone Star, took on their opponents from Lesotho.“I won the juggling champion,” Mama told the Daily Observer. “It was last held in July at the YMCA in Monrovia.”He has the ability to play with the ball with his feet and kick it on top of his head and let it sit there as long as he wants.Last Sunday, he had on a boxer shorts and he decided to put on his sweat-suite trousers, while at the same time he juggled the ball from one part of his body to another.Fans who were familiar with his antics cheered him on, and it was a fascination to see someone who had absolute command of the ball and did all he could with it, with the experience of a professional juggler.This was a piece of side attraction that the Daily Observer could not have overlooked.last_img read more

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LFA to Celebrate Triumph at Antoinette Tubman Stadium Today

first_imgCellcom GSM sponsored national soccer team (Lone Star) was expected to arrive home at 4am today, after a successful second leg match against Guinea Bissau in the preliminary qualifying rounds of the 2018 World Cup.Lone Star’s arrival early this morning was confirmed by Mr. Henry Flomo, communications director at the Liberia Football Association.Acting President Musa Shannon told sports journalists at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium yesterday that the Liberia Football Association will take the team to the Liberian people with a parade through the principal streets of Monrovia and to climax the occasion at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium with a fundraiser.“This is to show our appreciation for the players and to let the Liberian people know what is going on after the team’s successful defense against Guinea Bissau,” he said.Shannon said the national team; Lone Star’s 3-1 victory away was the first in 14 years.“We are glad and want to congratulate Coach James Salinsa Debbah and the players for a wonderful defense of the nation in Guinea Bissau,” Shannon said.He added, “There will also be a floater and a rally to generate funds to support the national team in the campaign.”Shannon said while in the past there was a Lone Star Mobilization Committee, “This one is different because we want Liberians to come out at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium to see their heroes.”Though the last Lone Star fund drive, which was headed by former Liberia Football Association president Rep. Edwin Snowe’s report that generated over U$1M and is yet to be made public on how the money was used, Shannon assured that for the sake of accountability, “any amount from the raffle will be announced immediately to the Liberian people.”He said the parade is necessary because for the last several matches, against Togo, Tunisia and Guinea Bissau, the national team went through different stages of development.Shannon commended the Liberian government for its financial support to the national team, and thanked the Ministry of Youth & Sports for its support as well.Lone Star’s next target will be against The Elephants of the Ivory Coast in November, Shannon said, “and we must work together to ensure that success is certain.”He appealed to Liberians to join the team in the parade and then at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium. “We are not targeting a specific sum of money in this campaign. We want Liberians to come in their numbers to make their donations,” he said.Shannon noted that the official sponsor of the national team, Cellcom GSM’s officials will be in attendance at the program today.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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EJS to Head Election Observer Mission to Zimbabwe

first_imgFormer President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.The International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) have selected former Liberian president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to co-chair their observer mission to Zimbabwe’s elections later this month.According to a Zimbabwe news magazine, former President Sirleaf will be joined by US congresswoman Karen Bass, former US Assistant Secretary Connie Berry Newman and Ambassador Johnnie Carson.Madam Sirleaf, who spoke recently on her preferment by the elections monitoring organizations, said Zimbabwe could use the election to chart a new trajectory after years of political and socioeconomic turmoil.“These elections provide an opportunity for Zimbabwe to make a clear break with its past that would be significant not only for the Zimbabwean people, but for all of Africa,” she said.According to Sirleaf, “no prosperity can ever be realized in Africa if countries fail to respect the tenets of democracy, which include regular elections in order to allow each given population the inherent right to access, evaluate and determine how their country should be run by those they entrust with power.”On her own historic transition of power to an elected leader who is now President George Manneh Weah, a former soccer legend, Sirleaf said that period in her political life demonstrated a resolve of and by the people as provided for in the rules of engagement in democracy to shape the destiny of the country and exemplify the true meaning of leadership as Liberia is the first after Ethiopia to have declared its independence from outside manipulations.US congresswoman Karen Bass said she is happy to form part of a team interested in seeing that Zimbabwe, a country that has been ruled with an iron fist by Robert Mugabe for over 30 years, gets a new history by having a democratic election void of manipulations from incumbency or whatever outside factor.“I am delighted to be part of the leadership of this joint IRI-NDI international election observation mission. We hope our presence will contribute to more credible elections,” Bass told Zimbabwe magazine and a host of other international media outlets, including the British Broadcasting Service (BBC), recently.With 25 long-term staff and 14 long-term observers already in the country, Madam Sirleaf’s delegation from IRI and NDI will bring in 22 short-term observers who will be arriving on Tuesday, July 24.The Daily Observer has been informed by New Zimbabwe.com that the IRI-NDI observation effort, which began with an in-country (local IRI-NDI offices) presence on April 23, also included a June 3-8 Pre-election Assessment Mission, which issued a detailed statement at the conclusion of the mission that set forth 13 recommended steps for enhancing public confidence in the electoral process.According to the statement, the IRI-NDI mission will conduct activities in accordance with the Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation and Code of Conduct launched at the United Nations in 2005.“And will base its findings on international standards for elections. The mission’s approach is consistent with regional instruments to which Zimbabwe is a signatory, including the African Union Declaration on the Principles Governing Democratic Elections in Africa and the SADC Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections,” the statement said.It added, “all activities will be conducted on a strictly independent and nonpartisan basis and ensure that everything is done without interfering in the election process and in conformity with the laws of Zimbabwe.”IRI-NDI have observed over 200 international elections gaining a reputation for independent assessments.Zimbabweans will on Monday, July 30, go to the polls to elect for the first time in over 30 years a new leader without having to worry about the presence of Robert Mugabe as a politician and former leader of Zanu-PF party.Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former Justice and Defense Minister, also known as “The Crocodile,” succeeded then Africa’s longest serving President Robert Mugabe on November 18, 2017, after Mugabe was ousted by a popular military measure but in safety.Mnangagwa was a key Mugabe confidant for decades until they fell out because of the presidential ambitions of Mugabe’s wife, Grace. Despite his long association with the government that has presided over Zimbabwe’s decline, including economic collapse and human rights abuses as reported by many international media and human rights organizations, Mnangagwa has promised democracy and reached out to other countries for help.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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Norwegian sensation urged to join Celtic amid Man United and Real Madrid interest

first_img1 Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen has revealed he is trying to persuade teen sensation Martin Odegaard to join the Scottish champions.Odegaard, 15, is wanted by a host of clubs from around Europe and has been linked with a move to the likes of Manchester United or Real Madrid.Despite his youth, the midfielder has already appeared three times for Norway’s national side and is tipped for a big future.And Celtic midfielder Johansen, who is a national team-mate of Odegaard, has told the youngster that his bright future can flourish at Parkhead.“I’ve been talking lately with Martin, especially over the phone and we’ve agreed to keep in touch,” Johansen told Voetbal Primeur.“Celtic would be a good choice for him. The way we play suits Martin. He always wants the ball and can count on us.” Martin Odegaard in action for Norway last_img read more

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LADIES FOOTBALL: U-14 RESULTS

first_imgRed Hughs 9-06 Glenfin 4-03Aodh Ruadh 5-04 Four Masters 3-05Downings 5-05 Termon 5-05 MacCumhaills 3-09 Convoy 2-00MIlford beat GlenswillyGaoth Dobhair won against DungloeSt Eunan’s v Letterkenny Gaels – Gaels unable to field a team.   LADIES FOOTBALL: U-14 RESULTS was last modified: April 17th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal LGFAU-14 resultslast_img

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