Spurs set to sign Teddy Smith after ‘agreeing terms’ with freebie keeper

first_imgJose Mourinho has great fun interviewing himself about transfers at Tottenham press conference TOTTENHAM are on the verge of completing a shock move for former Southend goalkeeper Teddy Smith, according to reports.The 24-year-old has been without a club since being released by the Shrimpers last summer – but did feature as a trialist for a Spurs reserve side against Dulwich Hamlet last summer.1 Teddy Smith is on the verge of a shock move to SpursA move failed to materialise at the time, but according to Football Insider, Spurs have gone back in for the former England youth international.Hugo Lloris recently returned from a long-term injury, with Paulo Gazzaniga having deputised for over three months.And the Lilywhites brought Michel Vorm back to the club in October, to offer further back up after Lloris’ injury.Youngsters Brandon Austin and Alfie Whiteman have both featured on the bench for the first-team this season.But with Austin now having joined Danish side Viborg on loan, Spurs chiefs appear to be moving for extra cover.Smith made his senior debut for Southend in League Two in the 2014-15 season and was an unused substitute in the playoff final as the Shrimpers sealed promotion.The academy graduate made his proper breakthrough two seasons later, making 19 League One appearances in the 2016-17 season.He swiftly fell back down the pecking order though, making only one outing last season in the EFL Trophy.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 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 wrongAfter his release at the end of last season, manager at the time Kevin Bond said: “Ted’s an excellent trainer and a great boy but he needs to be playing regular first-team football which I have no doubt he will find.”One of the goalkeepers he was usurped by was fellow academy kid Nathan Bishop.And he too has been on the move to the Premier League’s top six this season, having joined Manchester United earlier today.last_img

Foran out of World Cup

first_imgThe NZRL confirmed Foran’s new club, the Canterbury Bulldogs, have made him unavailable for the World Cup so he can recover from a quad and back strain he played through for the majority of the 2017 season with the Warriors.The Kiwis co-host the World Cup alongside Australia and Papaua New Guinea.The tournament kicks off at the end of next month.last_img

PNG track queen arrives for Games

first_imgAlso arriving is Nelson Stone, the 400m men’s champion of the South Pacific.Both were among 30 overseas based PNG athletes who arrived after midday today in Port Moresby.They were met on arrival at the Port Moresby International Airport by PNG Chef de Mission, Richard Kassman.Wisil who lives and trains in the United States said she is happy to be running on home soil to defend her title.But she is not taking her rivals from New Caledonia, Tahiti and Fiji for granted.“I am in great form and looking forward to the tracks,” she told LOOP PNG.Stone on the other hand said he will let his “performance do the talking on the tracks.”Wala Gime who is taking part on the 110m and 400m hurdles says for now it is best to “keep a positive mind.”In the last Pacific Games, PNG bagged 14 gold in the track and field events of a total of 20 medalslast_img

Real Madrid resorts to Courtois and Varane to add their first victory of 2020

first_imgMadrid placed on his overalls and tailored to the necessities of Getafe Varane, key in two of his crew’s three objectives in stationary ball performsCourtois saved his crew and goes by his finest second as a white participant Real Madrid had to face an advanced recreation towards Getafe within the first recreation of the 12 months and thanks to the success of Courtois and Varane, the Zidane crew has been ready to add the three factors (0-3) that place the chief of the classification to Ready for the Barcelona match towards Espanyol within the Catalan derby.The sport for Real Madrid was not simple in any respect. These of Zidane, as already anticipated, had been uncomfortable through the first half as a result of of Getafe. These of Bordalás, devoted to their fashion, went out for all and didn’t let whites apply their soccer with gamers like Kroos, Modric or Isco, who nearly by no means took the ball simply.After twenty minutes of dispute got here the first shot on objective by Getafe. Arambarri related the ball with energy from the entrance, however considerably targeted and nonetheless compelled to stretch Courtois. Ten minutes later it was Varane who bothered Soria, who with a foul begin ended up placing the objective in his personal door. It was the first arrival of Zidane’s and first objective. The most effective minutes of Bordalás got here after the objective of Varane. Fajr, with two pictures, was about to draw, particularly within the second, which compelled Courtois to throw reflexes. Higher nonetheless was the one which Cabrera had with a header that the Belgian took out exhibiting that he’s going by his finest second as a Real Madrid goalkeeper. The Belgian presents safety and was important to the ultimate victory of his crew.The second half of the assembly had little crumb. These of Zidane had been extra comfy and the central pair fashioned by Varane and Militao grew with the passing of the minutes, giving a defensive safety that prevented the pictures of the rival from inside the space. The whites modified their technique within the face of stress from Getafe and appeared for their males upstairs with lengthy balls.The second objective of Real Madrid got here in minute 52, the work of Varane. The Frenchman, blunt within the air recreation, headed the measured heart of Kroos to overtake Soria. The match of the French central was enormous, which not solely left no gaps behind, but additionally threw effectivity within the assault.The Getafe stored insisting. Bordalás examined with three strikers on the courtroom, however this time the Zidane crew realized the lesson from the first half and didn’t let the blue-headed rams maneuver. Madrid might sentence, however neither Bale nor Vinicius took benefit of their clear probabilities.A number of seconds to go, Valverde was left alone towards Soria and gave the objective to Luka Modric to rating at pleasure earlier than the beginning of the blue objective. With this victory, the Zidane crew begins the 12 months with a victory labored towards, probably, the crew that finest competes in LaLiga, and places an finish to the disaster initially of the 12 months.DATA SHEETGETAFE: Soria; Damián, Djené, Cabrera, Nyom (Portillo, min. 81); Fajr, (Molina, min. 60), Maksimovic, Arambarri, Cucurella; Angel and Jaime Mata (Amath, min. 81).REAL MADRID: Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Militao, Mendy; Casemiro, Modric, Kroos (Valverde, min. 70), Isco (Vinicius, min. 70); Bale and Benzema (Jovic, min. 81).–GOALS:0-1, min. 34: David Soria, in personal door.0-2, min.53: Varane.0-3, min. 96: Modric.–REFEREE: Munuera Montero (C. Andalusia). He admonished Nyom (min.34), Damián Suárez (min.39) to Portillo (min.95) by Getafe and Jovic (min.82) and Mendy (min.95) by Real Madrid.–STADIUM: Coliseum Alfonso Pérez.center_img Picture: EFElast_img

Xavi: “I had an offer from Barça, but it was too hasty”

first_imgThe legendary Barcelona player said that the first to know his decision to continue here “it was my family” and subsequently “my team of collaborators of Al Sadd and my players”.He also acknowledged having lived three days too intense – between Friday that he received the first offer from the emissaries Blaugrana until Sunday that he ended up rejecting it – and that they got to decentralize it: “It’s true that I wasn’t very focused on Al Sadd in those days, but now I’m thinking about this final.”Regarding the Valverde substitute on the Blaugrana bench, Xavi had only words of praise: “Quique Setién I love as coach of Barcelona. I really like his way of working and I hope he has all the successes in the world.” LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 16, 2020 Obviously a good part of his appearance focused on his decision to stay in the Qatari team, which he has been leading since this summer, and rejecting Barcelona’s offer to immediately join the Blaugrana bench: “Yes, it is true that I received an offer from Barcelona. It was presented to me by Eric Abidal and Oscar Grau. But I did not accept it because I considered that it was very precipitous and that it is still a bit early for me to train Barcelona. That does not mean that no it is still my dream to train FC Barcelona one day. “center_img Xavi Hernandez appeared this morning at a press conference in the pre-final of the Prince Cup that will play his team, the Al sadd, this Friday against Al duhail (15.30 hours) in the stadium Jassim Bin Hamad from Doha.last_img

De Jong’s 1-1 had to be canceled, according to Iturralde

first_imgThe explanation is simple: “Any hand of attack that ends in goal or creates occasion to make goal is hand. Be voluntary or involuntary“said Iturralde González. This rule applies from this year. and, nevertheless, it does not sanction the same hands in case of the defenses: “It’s common sense: you can’t point a penalty to the defender, but you can’t let the attacker score a goal with your hand“he explained then Carlos Velasco Carballo, president of the CTA. Likewise, the immediacy of the hand to score a goal is essential when the VAR goes into action to review the play. Busy day for Martínez Munuera at the Santiago Bernabéu. The Valencian referee, who in the first half had annulled a goal by Luuk De Jong for Gudelj’s previous foul on Militao, did concede the goal of the Sevilla tie in the second half, also the work of the Dutch and also with controversy: after a good Combinatorial play, Munir attended from the ground the former PSV Eindhoven, who put it where Courtois could not reach. Nevertheless, in the images it was appreciated how the Spanish international hit the ball with his hand and with his elbow. For Iturralde González, arbitrary analyst of Carrusel Deportivo, there is no doubt: hand of the Sevilla forward. “Those who said it was a scandal that de Jong’s goal was canceled, this is a major scandal“said the former referee,”If you don’t hit him in the hand, there is no goal“.last_img

Lasure and Joselu, to recover the lost prominence

first_imgLaBiga SmartBank* Data updated as of January 20, 2020 Joselu, on the other hand, is aware of the level of demand. “That’s what they signed me for”He exposed. “I accept the label as a challenge. The game model comes as a ring to my finger, which is important. I hope I can help with goals, but I don’t usually score figures. I want to help and hopefully many. “For its part, Víctor Moreno also took the floor to update market news. With ten days ahead, work is being done to improve the team, but with some caution. “We want to see the proposals launched by the market itself. They could be options the central lane, the second line after the injuries of Bermejo, Lasso and Nahuel, in addition to the particular situations of Naranjo and Malbasic. We will see how it develops, “he said.On some specific names, the sports director said that for Aitor Sanz or Milla to leave (two names that have sounded) “the conditions of exit would have to be enormously beneficial in the sport and economic. But I don’t want to be blunt in my response because one situation could provoke a very positive one. “The Cuenca, finally, He was more than satisfied with the task of Rubén Baraja in front of the bench, “both in the daily routine and in the competitive seriousness of the campus. He has had tact, preserving elements that were on the right track, but also printing his particular stamp. I’m hopeful. “ Daniel Lasure (Zaragoza, 1994) and Joselu Moreno (Huelva, 1991) are the two new faces of this winter market in Tenerife and both were officially presented at noon of this Monday. The left-handed side arrives on loan from Zaragoza with a mandatory option to retain it in case of promotion to First Division while the forward does it on loan from Oviedo And in his case will continue on the Island to achieve the goal of permanence.“It’s the first time I leave home and for me it is a challenge to come to Tenerife, who has insisted a lot for me “, counted the defense who barely participated in nine meetings this campaign. “I needed to leave Oviedo. Three months ago I was not summoned,” said the scorer, whose last meeting was in October. On Sunday, against Girona, he was already in the call.center_img “I’m feeling pretty good,” Lasure said. who follows in his set up. “I do not know if I will reach the Cup match; we will see every day, but I am fine. I am getting fit, qualifying some small detail. I don’t want to go into precipitation, but I’m getting better and better, “he added.last_img

Elon Musk and the curious puzzle he poses to work on Space-X

first_imgWe talk about someone responsible for two of the most important companies in the worldIn the history of Elon Musk there are millions of interviews that he himself has made ‘You are out of the project, I will manage two companies and do your job.’ Those will be the words that you will hear from Elon in case you decide to explain that you are not going to arrive in time for a project or that you see no way to reduce the price of a product for marketing. The curious thing about this issue, as Ashlee Vance points out in Elon’s biography, is that if Musk really decides to take charge of those projects, he ends up achieving the proposed objective.A riddle that could open the doors of your companyIn Elon Musk’s history there are millions of interviews that he himself has made for the first Space-X employees. As stated in the biography of the businessman, Elon will attend these job interviews without any problem but during the same ones he may be dedicating himself to perform other tasks, from answering an email, to doing the same with a call. Of course, be sure that nothing you manage to get their attention or turn to you, you are sentenced to solve a puzzle. An enigma that, if overcome, could open the doors of your company. ‘You are on the surface of the Earth. You walk a mile south, one mile west and one mile north. You just exactly where you started. Where are you?’. This is the riddle that Musk poses to his potential future employees. While the logical answer may be the North Pole, there is another second place where you could find yourself. The South Pole. The entrepreneur is known for projects such as Tesla and Space-X, two of the most promising companies for the future. Although he is considered something eccentric and with some hobbies he does not hesitate to hide as his passion for video games, Elon Musk hides another facet that not everyone may know. A boss who certainly doesn’t like certain kinds of attitudes.But, before getting fully into the central theme and that riddle that could make you work in Space-X, let’s learn a little more about how Elon Musk is in his role as boss. We are talking about someone responsible for two of the most important companies in the world in terms of technology. Of course, Musk has a peculiarity that is not willing to endure among its employees: negativity. center_img Image: Reuterslast_img

Madrid studies bunkerizar Valdebebas for the coronavirus

first_imgWith respect to the teams of the lower categories affected and due to the measures adopted by the Community of Madrid, the Madrid Football Federation of Madrid decided to suspend all federated football competitions in its territory from March 11 until next day 26. This decision affects the next two days . As a result of this measure, up to 10 teams from the Madrid quarry will not play their respective matches. These teams are Juvenile C, Cadets A and B, Infantiles A and B, Alevínes A and B, Benjamines A and B and Prebenjamín. The proposed dates to recover those two days are April 11-12 and May 2-3. Madrid studies bunkerizar Valdebebas for the coronavirus. The white club will meet tomorrow Wednesday 11 to see if Zidane finally offers its usual press conference prior to the meeting against Eibar on Friday (9:00 p.m., Movistar LaLiga), as well as which teams in the lower categories are affected. At first, Zidane is not going to have his frequent meeting with the Press either before measuring himself to the armory set or after the clash. Most likely, the coach speaks to the official media of the club both in the previous and in the post-match to know his impressions. There will also be no media presence in the 15 open minutes that are offered for training. On Friday, In the Santiago Bernabéu stadium there will be the minimum and essential staff so that the meeting can take place, as will also happen next Saturday 21 in the match that the Whites will play against Valencia.last_img

UEFA decides today on Liga and Champions League

first_imgThe President of UEFA, Aleksander Ceferin, has called today telematically at 55 federations European. You have a plan to fit all 17 matches still missing from the Champions. Spain and the Premier vote for end the season, even from September. FIFPro sets conditions.Calendar. UEFA manages three possible dates to restart the championships: mid May, June and September. The closest seems unlikely due to the uneven advance of the coronavirus in Europe, and the farthest would mean having to readjust next season, probably with cuts in the number of teams in each league, in Cup competitions and the change in the formats in European competitions. June is he key month, in which Ceferin trusts that it will be possible to play again, even if it is behind closed doors, to finish the domestic leagues. The Premier and LaLiga give priority to finish the domestic leagues when you can. In Spain and Italy, where the virus attacked earlier, it is hoped that it can be restarted sooner. France, Germany and England pose more problems.Champions. The UEFA competition secretary, Giorgio Marchetti, works as the best and fastest solution final four. The idea is to play the return matches that remain pending of eighth (City-Real Madrid, Bayern-Chelsea, Barça-Nápoles and Juve-Lyon) and from there play the rooms from end to single party and by pure draw to then dispute the two semifinals and the final in Istanbul the last weekend of June. If the pandemic reaches Turkey with force as it has in southern Europe, a change of venue due to force majeure would not be ruled out. He same plan is contemplated for the Europa League, but here the problem is that while to finish the Champions League there are 17 games left to finish the Europa League 27 missing. There is a date problem. In any case, finishing both national and continental competitions is considered a priority for save integrity of the television contracts. Contracts. One of the problems with ending the season in August or even already on dates of the next, that is to say in Septemberis that it would have to enlarge the duration of player contracts and coaches beyond June 30, which is even more conflictive in the case of the transferred. While the FIFA is willing to adapt the rules so that they consider this circumstance, the World Players Union (FIFPro) warns that if this is the case, the measure must be universal and reach all players, not just those that clubs want to retain.Transfers. Another of the measures that the season extension beyond June it would be to enlarge the next transfer window, It would run from June to January, when the winter season should begin. This measure would facilitate the end the campaigns with a certain normal and ease the transfer market at a time when no one knows when the championships will be able to restart. This matter has also been agreed upon between FIFA and UEFA.Selections. The dates on the FIFA calendar for selections they are affected by the collapse of the calendar. The Eurocup has been postponed next summer, but have not yet been suspended international friendlies of June. The will be soon, among others the one that is scheduled for June 5 between Spain and Portugal in Madrid. The teams will give up their dates so that they can finish the European leagues and competitions, and if it is still necessary to restart club football after the summer, they would also suffer a modification the League of Nations.last_img