Pochettino denies ‘stupid rumours’ he will quit Spurs after Arsenal clash

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO has denied he will quit Tottenham this weekend.Reports on social media and in some sections of the mainstream media claimed the Spurs boss would resign after his team’s North London derby at Arsenal.2 Mauricio Pochettino has laughed off rumours he is set to quit as Spurs bossCredit: EPABut Poch, speaking at his pre-match press conference this afternoon,  says the only place he is going next week is on a trip abroad before returning to the club to meet chairman Daniel Levy.That will be a relief to Spurs fans who feared their manager was heading for exit.One bookmaker even stopped taking bets on Pochettino quitting the club.But the Argentinian, speaking at his pre-match Press conference this afternoon, said: “What I can say about it is that is stupidity and rumour.”I have worked here for five years and now we are working Pochettino 6.0.“Social media has created this problem But I’m not going to walk away after London derby.Latest Tottenham NewsHARRY 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 summer2″I am going to be here on Monday.“I am then going away and coming back on Friday to meet Daniel.”I will then watch some international games at weekend before coming back on Monday to prepare for our next match the following weekend.”Mauricio Pochettino explains his idea of managers competing against other managers in the Premier Leaguelast_img read more

Slater to return in Storm’s trials

first_imgThe Storm won’t risk the 33-year-old in February’s Auckland Nines, with a shoulder injury limiting the former Australian and Queensland star to eight games in two years.But assistant coach Jason Ryles said Slater will return to the field for the first time since round one of 2016 in the pre-season, seemingly removing any doubt over his readiness for the opening round of the NRL season.”(He’ll) definitely be playing in our 13 v 13 trials,” Ryles told Sky Sports Radio on Friday.”It’s not worth the risk sending a player of his quality to the Nines, I don’t think.”Slater has been on the comeback trail since re-aggravating the shoulder issue in March last year, shutting down his entire campaign.He managed seven games in 2015.The 278-game veteran said in December his shoulder was not back to full strength and cast doubt on his prospects of returning to rugby league.But Ryles said he was progressing well, having returned to full contact at training this month.”He’s training really well. He’s started his contact so he’s in pretty good shape at the moment. He’s increasing his contact every week,” he said.”He’s been back in full training for quite a while now. Hopefully he translates that into a good NRL season.”Ryles said Slater’s return would allow Cameron Munster to shift into a ball-running role, with the stand-in fullback training at five-eighth in the off-season.”There’s certainly a huge bonus having Bill back and also having Cameron Munster as a bit more of a runner,” he said.last_img read more

Why Sydneysiders should support the Roosters

first_imgThe finals series started with such promise for the harbour city with five teams finishing inside the Telstra Premiership top eight, but two weeks later that number has dwindled down to one with the Bondi boys Sydney’s last hope. Week One of the finals saw the pride of the Northern beaches and the Shire bow out while Sydney’s golden West was left reeling when the Eels and Panthers were eliminated by their Queensland foes. You’d think Sydney would rally around the Roosters this weekend – especially when you consider the three remaining teams are from interstate – but that doesn’t appear to be the case. There has long been a stigma surrounding those from the Eastern suburbs that their affluence and elitism makes them better than the rest, but surely Sydneysiders can let bygones be bygones for the greater good of their state. This is a match that deserves a full house at Allianz Stadium, and just to show you how nice the area is, fans should make a day of it and experience all the east has to offer before heading to Moore Park. Come to Double Bay and enjoy a magical brunch at Indigo before you sneak off to Redleaf pool to enjoy one of Sydney’s hidden gems.Head on over to Watsons Bay for their world-famous fish and chips and mesmerising views while you sip on champagne at their waterside venues. Or if you have a bit more time, hop on the 333 bus – or pay plenty for parking – and enjoy Bondi in all its glory. Dine at Icebergs and watch your Instagram likes soar, chill at the Bucket List with your mates for a beer or two or simply enjoy a stroll on the beach to work on your summer tan. As tempting as that all sounds, Roosters players know it’s a hard sell for rival fans to jump on the bandwagon considering their recent success. “I just hope they get on board with us. As much as they might not like us during the regular season, they’ve just got to back us as the last NSW side,” Roosters winger Daniel Tupou – who lives in Auburn in Sydney’s west – told NRL.com. “There is a bit of pressure as the last Sydney side, but as a team we love that pressure and we won’t let it affect us. We’ll embrace the challenge and do our best for New South Wales. “There’s a bit of a State of Origin feel given the calibre of players and what’s at stake so hopefully that’s enough for the rest of Sydney to get behind us.”Roosters co-captain Jake Friend would love Sydney to get behind his team and told NRL.com a packed house would turn a classic encounter into a night fans will never forget. “We’re the last Sydney team so you’d hope that other fans from other teams would come and support us,” he said. “The main thing is that we get a big crowd here at Allianz. I’m sure all the Roosters supporters and members will be out here in force, and given it’s finals footy, you’d like to think that there’d be a big crowd to support the game. “As a player you want as many people as you can get here, and given what’s at stake, hopefully we’ll see a big crowd that can generate an amazing atmosphere because that’s what we all love to play off. “There’s so much external sort of stuff that people talk about that can get you side-tracked, but for us, I think we’ve just been focussing on what we need to worry about. We know that all that external stuff is there, but if you watch our training then you’ll know that it doesn’t bother us.”last_img read more

Former All Black Dylan Mika dead, aged 45

first_imgThe 45-year-old played two Tests for Samoa and then, following a three-year stand-down, seven for the All Blacks, including against South Africa at the 1999 World Cup.A statement released by Mika’s family on Tuesday says he passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, NZME reports.”Dylan was a very much-loved husband and father to Tracy and their daughter, Marley, and dearly loved son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend.”He was a hugely talented athlete, well-respected in the Samoan community and abroad, but just as importantly to his friends and family a warm, wonderful and caring man.”Gone far too soon at the age of just 45.”last_img

Madang FC fans back team in crunch match

first_imgMaintaining the second spot with 15 points with Lae Welgris United followed closely behind with 14 points Madang FC must win this game this weekend against rivals Lae Welgris to maintain their lead.Madang FC Patron and Governor Jim Kas while hosting the teams get together after the weekend home game against Goroka Goshia FC, assured the boys he will be there with them in Lae to cheer them on and urgec them to stay focussed and win this game.“It is a must-win game and I want all of you to stay focussed, give your best on the training field and grasp what is given by coaches to go up against Welgris,” Kas said.Madang FC Board comprises of Governor Jim Kas as Patron, Chairman is Deputy Provincial Administrator Paul Ito, Managing Director of Sigma Construction Sigfred Beche as Deputy Chairman responsible for home games grounds, Burnie Meten Principle Lawyer, Meten Lawyers as legal advisor, Collin Mileng Telikom Momase Regional Networking Manager as Treasurer, with other board members including Adolf Duanga Deputy Provincial Administrator Corporate and Government Affairs, Madang Chamber of Commerce President Kevin Murray, Lukae Mano and Freda Pomat.Board Member Duanga who is in charge of MFC Administration wants nothing more than a win this weekend to keeps the fire burning.Duanga yesterday, during the boys training urged them to aim high and win this weekends game against Lae Welgris before coming back for the last home game against Lae City Dwellers.Duanga says the board members stand together with the management and fans to support the boys and will not let them down.Meanwhile Madang FC coach Bob Morris with his assistant Amos Romo said the mistakes of the last weekend game against Goroka FC have been worked on during the training season this week.He said this weekends game will be a tough one but he is ready to put a strong team to challenge Welgris United who are one point behind them.Morris said he will announce the team tomorrow before travelling to Lae and are looking forward to the game against Lae Welgris.He said he will be  calling on captain Max Sengum and his assistant Vanya Malagian to lead the boys with Felix Komolong and Langarap Samol provide good leadership in the backline.However, Morris said the boys know what is expected of them and will play to their best.He said the boys will leave for Lae tomorrow and will prepare for the game on Saturday.last_img read more

What coffee do you like? The answer reveals your personality

first_imgCoffee is likely one of the most consumed drinks in Europe and America; and though it has turn into some of the widespread habits all over the world, it has its origin in Ethiopia and the Arabian peninsula. The drink is characterised by caffeine, a compound that has results on our nervous system by doing anti-sleep actions.Consuming coffee is helpful in numerous points for well being. Not solely can you drink as much as three cups to cut back the danger of a coronary heart assault, however the scent of coffee can scale back stress. As well as, there are other ways to arrange it; alone or with milk, or accompany the bitter style of coffee with cream, cream, condensed milk or some liquor.What sort of coffee do you like? Your preferences when ordering recent coffee can say loads about you. There’s a connection between the unconscious and the kind of coffee we drink; An individual who likes capuccino can be very totally different from an individual who asks for coffee solely. Simply coffeeYou’re a pure chief, you work very arduous to realize all your targets and the folks round you are what you most respect about your self. Your personality makes you an individual who is aware of how one can do issues and that’s an inspiration to others; each at work and in personal life. As a coffee drinker solely, you benefit from the authentic style of coffee and you like issues a bit less complicated. CappuccinoIf your precedence when consuming coffee is the ‘Cappuccino’, you are a really subtle particular person. Your sense of fashion could be very polished and you are delicate to the issues round you. In contrast to a few of your mates or colleagues, you are usually not the kind of one that makes jokes. You’re a inventive particular person and a very good buddy by nature.FrappuccinoIf you like how the cream melts on your lips and really feel that the coffee is frozen, reveal that you are a way more adventurous particular person than lots of your mates or colleagues. You favor to be spontaneous and dwell within the second as a substitute of planning intimately each second of your life. You’re a cheerful particular person by nature, your optimistic vitality makes you welcome anyplace.Coffees Picture: GettyimagesInstantaneous coffeeIf when you get up within the morning you favor to have an immediate coffee, you are an individual who doesn’t wish to complicate your life. You favor to do issues as merely and rapidly as potential; Being so easy is usually the most effective resolution to resolve issues. You might be normally an optimistic and relaxed particular person, wanting to find what the day will maintain and face any downside with the very best face.DecaffeinatedWhereas you don’t need caffeine to make your personal, however you just like the style of coffee; What reveals your personality is that you are an orderly particular person. You wish to have all the pieces beneath management and that you don’t miss even the smallest element of your arms; encountering a scenario you didn’t count on can typically overwhelm you, however normally you know how one can overcome any impediment.Coffee with milkYou’re a one that has bother making choices. You may have a extra relaxed nature than regular, and in consequence, do not fear about analyzing every resolution. Nonetheless, if you are a Latte coffee drinker, reveal that you are a way more considerate particular person by nature; preferring to let your creativeness fly than to contemplate all of the choices in a leisurely approach. Consuming coffee is helpful in lots of points for well beingIt may be taken and ready in numerous methodsThe alternative of your favourite can reveal your idcenter_img Several types of coffee. Picture: Gettyimageslast_img read more

Tottenham does not accept Inter bargains by Eriksen

first_imgA series* Data updated as of January 21, 2020 According Mirror, the midfielder is crazy about leaving the team he leads Jose Mourinho, but Inter only offers, for the moment, 11 million pounds, that is, 13 million euros. That figure does not convince the English club, which is not willing to let him out for less than 20 million pounds, about 23.5 million euros. Tottenham knows that he is exposed to running out of nothing, but he prefers to press and retain the player in order to obtain a fair price, since for an amount less than the required one they get more into account to keep it to try to overcome in the Premier League or go as far as possible in the Champions. 2. 3 Martin Schoots, a 27-year-old Danish representative, is scheduled to meet with Daniel Levy today to try to convince them to lower their claims and everyone wins. Inter, at the same time, continues to move in the January market and has already managed to sign Ashley Young (Manchester United), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea) and Victor Moses (Chelsea) Tottenham no longer tries to renew Christian Eriksen. He is aware that the player has already made the decision to leave London and they can’t do anything to stop it. In summer you will be free and there is a long list of clubs (among them the Real Madrid) that would peel for him. In the meantime, Inter Milan, which is losing in that summer auction, has tried to get ahead, negotiating to take it in the winter market in exchange for a symbolic price so that Spurs take something instead of nothing.last_img read more

Bayern, behind Lemar

first_imgThe door of Cavani to Atlético has to open it Lemar. The salary limit requires, there is no other. The Frenchman spent two summers 70 million to Atlético two years ago and between that it has not worked and that Simeone asks the Uruguayan striker to solve all the problems with the goal, Lemar’s time in Madrid seems to be running out. France Football I was reporting this evening that Bayern Munich thinks of Lemar for this winter market that ends on Friday 31 although it does not require if in transfer or signing mode. German scouts would be in Madrid closely following the French, he said. Lemar suffered an injury in the hamstring muscles of the right thigh on December 31 and has not returned to play with Atlético, although trained until last Saturday, who was absent from the session due to gastroenteritis. “Bayern Munich has a weakness for French players“began his news France Football. “This season, there are four French internationals (Kingsley Coman, Lucas Hernández, Corentin Tolisso and Benjamin Pavard) under contract in Bavaria, not forgetting Mickaël Cuisance.” “A contingent that could gain a little more thickness in the next few days with Lemar“he continued. Lemar and the European ChampionshipThe ambition of the player is to play to enter the plans of Deschamps for the European Championship that will be played this summer and at Atlético that is no longer safe. The opportunities with the Cholo pass but the Frenchman is not able to get on any of the trains that the technician puts ahead, to the despair of the rojiblanca fans who have stopped believing in him. But he is a soccer player who really likes Bayern, a club that a year and a half ago, when he was a footballer of Monaco, already tried his signing. The problem, according to France Football, the rojiblancas economic pretensions, They are 60 million. A price that the Bavarians are not willing to pay. “Actually, they are playing the clock to lower the price …” France Football your information.last_img read more

The commission of the agents was what broke the Cavani operation

first_imgThe signing of Cavani was made by Atlético de Madrid. Only the signature and announcement were practically missing, the salary and conditions had already been agreed. Three days ago the PSG had finally accepted the offer presented by the club rojiblanco, slightly higher than the 10 million that had been presented at the beginning, around 15. But everything was finally broken by the player agents, as you have known AS. At that time the negotiation broke down forever. Cavani will not reach Atlético this January but neither will he in June. It is a buried operation for the rojiblanco club. The player’s representatives asked for a commission as if the player’s transfer was in June, when it ends its contract with the PSG. An amount that, as AS has learned, was the same amount that the rojiblanco club was going to pay to PSG and that doubled the operation. Cavani’s option was to arrive pierced now, in January. Cavani was Simeone’s first option. And almost the only one. The rest of the names that were being considered did not convince the coaching staff, the sports management, or the coach. The cholo I had in Cavani a soccer player capable of competing with Morata and Diego Costa. The others do not. It was then that there was a turn in the search for signing for Cholo in this market and the option of repear Carrasco. He is a footballer with a goal, who can play on the entire attack front and also as a false ‘9’. From Atlético he went to China two years ago. I was just looking forward to returning to Europe.last_img read more

Betis shows off in Turin

first_img“In the book of the history of Betis, Kappa’s kit has many chapters. We have traveled a beautiful path together and we are very proud of it,” says AS Emanuelle Ostini, director of Kappa and designer and creator of the Kombat. Of course, at the Kappa exhibition in Turin, where the brand is based, the Betis shirt occupies a privileged place alongside other historic shirts such as Juventus, the Italian national team, Naples and Monaco, among others.“These historical teams, so important in their countries, help us grow in places other than Italy, such as Spain, which I love, and France,” concludes Ostini. Kappa continues working on designs for Betis for the next season and even plans to take out before the end of this course another special equipment as he did against Barça. Working Women’s Day or Andalusia Day could be the dates chosen for Betis to wear that new shirt, but nothing is confirmed yet. The modern history of Kappa is not understood without Betis. LThe Italian clothing brand celebrates this week the twentieth anniversary of its most famous shirt, the Kombat, that tight and elastic design made so that the defenders’ grips can be seen with the naked eye by the referee, and the Verdiblanco team is more than present in the commemoration of the already legendary kit. Last Sunday against Barça, Betis wore a special shirt in homage to the Kombat, a design with which the Heliopolis team won what until now is their only title in the 21st century, the Copa del Rey 2005.last_img read more