TOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1)LLORIS, WALKER, ALDERWEIRELD, WIMMER, ROSE,DIER, DEMBELE,SON, ALLI, ERIKSEN,KANERASHFORD, MARTIAL, LINGARD, MATA,SCHNEIDERLIN, CARRICK,ROJO, BLIND, SMALLING, DARMIAN, DE GEAUNITED (4-2-3-1)Both Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United have much to play for. In all probability Spurs have to win their remaining eight games and hope Leicester, seven points clear at the top of the Barclays premier League, slip up. And United are a point outside the top four with seven to play in their chase for a top-four finish.Spurs were held to a 1-1 draw at Liverpool last weekend, with Harry Kane earning a point with an equaliser, his 22nd Premier League goal of the season. Spurs have now recovered the most points from losing positions this term (19).But Spurs have dropped points in three of their last five games, winning only twice. United, meanwhile, have won four of their last five league outings, including last Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Everton at Old Trafford.Rumours persist that United could be close to sacking manager Louis van Gaal – and that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is a favourite to replace him.When these teams met at Old Trafford in August United won 1-0 with an early own goal from Spurs’ Kyle Walker.And history suggests a United double; Tottenham have entertained them 23 times in the Premier League, winning just three and losing 12. United last lost at White Hart Lane in May 2001. In the subsequent 15 years they have won eight and drawn six – including the last three and four of the last five.Spurs miss Nabil Bentaleb and Clinton N’Jie while there are tests for Erik Lamela and Jan Vertonghen.United, meanwhile, are without Bastian Schweinsteiger, Luke Shaw and Wayne Rooney and test Daley Blind.
I’VE given some thought to Gabrielino High School’s decision to cancel last week’s varsity football game against Duarte. Near the conclusion of the freshman football game between the two schools at Duarte last Thursday, gunfire was heard near the stadium. Gabrielino players were huddled near midfield until the police arrived. The frightening moment caused Gabrielino officials to postpone Friday’s football game at Duarte in the interest of safety. I understand that decision considering the fear it must have caused both football teams. Heck, I ducked for cover like a frightened baby during Monday night’s thunderstorms, so I feel for the players, fans and coaches who had to deal with the chilling sound of gunshots. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 It turns out the gunshots had nothing to do with students from either school, or the participating football teams according to Duarte principal Bill Martinez. It was an off-campus incident between idiots who had nothing to do with the game, and everything to do with spoiling a good time. Thank goodness no one was injured. But the question to play or not to play is a debatable one. Martinez wanted to play Friday’s game. He even offered to play the game at Gabrielino. He obviously felt the shooting was an isolated incident and that hosting Gabrielino would be like hosting anyone else, regardless of what happened the day before. Seriously, what makes last week’s game any safer than the next home game? But Gabrielino officials wanted nothing to do with it. They thought like parents who do what most parents do when a situation like this happens near school. They pull their children out of class and take them home until they feel it’s safe to go back. These are two logical and understandable opinions. Which is why both decisions should be respected, leaving only the question of what would you have done? Personally, I would have played the game. I never like idiots controlling our fears. I don’t walk the sidelines every Friday night fearing something like this could happen, but I know it could. And if it does, and I’m fortunate enough to walk away from it, I’ll be back on the sidelines the following week. What am I supposed to do? Stay home and lock the doors? A few years ago there was a shooting following the conclusion of a high school all-star game at Pasadena City College, and it led to the postponement of the event at PCC the following year. Who loses? The seniors who watched the event growing up but couldn’t play because of a few idiots. Muir and Pasadena High Schools play their boys basketball games in the afternoon because of safety concerns of having the games played at night. Who loses? The parents and alumni who like most people, work during the day and have to miss the game because of the fear that idiots cause. There’s nothing wrong with administrators who make those tough decisions, because they’re doing so in the interest of safety. But I do hate that the idiots control how we think. Then again, what are you going to do? — Fred J. Robledo can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Calangute police in North coastal Goa on Tuesday arrested a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan, Rajvir Prabhudayal Singh, for outraging the modesty of a woman.Jivba Dalvi, Police Inspector-in-charge of Calangute police station, said that a complaint was received from a lady from Mumbai who was sea-bathing along with her husband and kids at Calangute beach on Tuesday at around 4 p.m. Mr. Singh, who was also sea-bathing nearby, approached the lady, allegedly touched her inappropriately and abused her with vulgar words, thereby outraging her modesty.Further, when the lady’s husband questioned the accused, Mr. Singh assaulted him with fist blows.The police registered an offence Under Section 354-A, 323 of the Indian Penal Code and during the investigation the accused was arrested.During the investigation, it was revealed that the accused, 43, from Dhimwali in Rajasthan, is posted as a Hawaldar in the CRPF and is currently deployed at Recruit Training Centre in Madhya Pradesh, police said.
Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Sunday said that November 23 was a “black Saturday” and maintained that the Maha Vikas Aghadi (the Sena, the Congress, the NCP) still had a majority with 165 legislators. Speaking to the media on Sunday morning, Mr. Raut said, “[NCP chief] Sharad Pawar is a national leader, if the BJP is trying to break his party, this will boomerang on the BJP. Even before the Assembly election, there was an attempt to break the NCP when the BJP poached people from the NCP. Poaching Ajit Pawar was their last move which has boomeranged. They were expecting around 25 MLAs to support Ajit Pawar. I hope the BJP has come out of that delusion now. Nearly all the NCP MLAs have returned, barely five MLAs may have stayed, and in return of five MLAs, the BJP has given Ajit Pawar Deputy CM position? They were supposed to be good at business but now are struggling,” said Mr. Raut. He went on to say that the three parties together still had the numbers. “All Congress-NCP, Sena MLAs are with their respective parties. We now have a majority of 165 MLAs, I had said 170 in the past but now five are missing, some of them will return too. They have been kept somewhere,” said Mr. Raut and added that 49 NCP MLAs were still with Mr. Sharad Pawar. He equate Saturday’s developments “to be worse than Indira Gandhi’s Emergency”. “This is low-level politics. The CM of Maharashtra was sworn in and Maharashtra did not know. This is a black day for the country. The BJP has done black-marketing of the Raj Bhavan. Indira Gandhi’s Emergency should not be called black day any more because this act is even worse. If you [BJP] had majority, why did you do swearing-in secretly? Also, if you [BJP] have majority, why wait till November 30? The Governor has used one rule for us and another for the BJP. Narendra Modi’s image has been shattered by his own party. Our MahaVikas Aghadhi will prove majority in Assembly. Even if we are invited by the Governor right now, we can prove majority,” said Mr. Raut. He also criticised Mr. Ajit Pawar saying, “It is not true that Sharad Pawar knew about this. Ajit Pawar took a fake document to the Governor which he accepted and gave him the oath. BJP thought Ajit Pawar will bring 40-50 MLAs, he betrayed his party and BJP betrayed him. This is the worst act of Ajit Pawar’s life by betraying Sharad Pawar.”