Pochettino ‘very angry’ with flaky Tottenham after letting lead slip again

first_imgTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was ‘very angry’ with his side after they squandered a lead to settle for a point in a 1-1 draw at Leicester.Spurs were far from their best in Saturday’s trip to the King Power Stadium, but the Foxes’ unbeaten start to the Premier League season looked to be at an end after Dele Alli netted a late opener.The substitute, a £5million signing from MK Dons last season, stooped to head Spurs into the lead with his first ever Tottenham goal after 81 minutes.But the advantage was extremely short-lived as Leicester went straight up the other end and equalised through Riyad Mahrez; the Frenchman’s fourth goal in three games.The draw means Spurs are without a win in their first three games – after Stoke scored two late goals to come back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 last weekend.And an unimpressed Pochettino insists their concentration in the closing stages must improve.“I am very angry, very upset, about this situation,” said the boss.“The mistake we made today is difficult to explain. It’s a shame for me, the way we concede the goal.“It’s not about football, it’s about being more aggressive and to be focussed to do our job. My concern and my focus this week will be to compete much better.“It was 50/50, a very difficult game for both teams,” Pochettino added.“In the second half we played much better, but I am disappointed with the draw. Last game against Stoke we lost a 2-0 lead and we did it again. We deserved more again but it is a shame.“We need to compete better to the end because against Stoke we conceded late also – two goals.”last_img read more

Spurs line up v Monaco? Momentum key to ‘win for England?’

first_img 11 11 11 11 27. Kevin Wimmer (centre back) 11 23. Christian Eriksen (central attacker) 15. Eric Dier (midfield) 11 28. Tom Carroll (midfield) Full match commentary of Monaco v Tottenham is live on talkSPORT at 6pm on Thursday 1 October.Mauricio Pochettino, the Tottenham manager feels more emphasis from English clubs on European competition will see them get back to former glories.“I was in France and Spain and there they make European competitions a priority. They even rest players for it,” he said.“In England it is different. The Premier League is mentally and physically tough. Maybe teams need to analyse that.”Man United and Man City scraped wins, but both Arsenal and Chelsea lost in their Champions League games, with Pochettino adding: “It is true the responsibility is now on us to win for England. But our mentality is always to try to win.”Tottenham have momentum on their side, having beaten Man City 4-1 with a number of players like Eric Dier in fine form and must travel to Swansea on Sunday. However, with the manager’s comments, it appears the Europa League is being taken seriously and who can blame him with a place in the Champions League up for grabs.Heung-min Son is injured, while Harry Kane could begin on the bench, so is this the team to take on Monaco? 11. Erik Lamela (wide forward) 11 11 13. Michel Vorm (goalkeeper) 3. Danny Rose – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the predicted Tottenham line up in squad number order. Is this the XI to keep Tottenham top of Group J? 22. Nacer Chadli (wide forward) 14. Clinton Njie (striker) 4. Toby Alderweireld (centre back) 11 11 11 16. Kieran Trippier (right back) last_img read more

Poll: Do you feel sorry for Jose Mourinho?

first_imgChelsea boss Jose Mourinho is coming under increasing pressure, with many reports suggesting he could lose his job if the Blues are beaten by Liverpool this weekend.The Drivetime team want to know whether you feel sympathy for the ‘Special One’ or if you are revelling in his misery! Have your say below… 1 Jose Mourinho last_img

PSG will NOT allow wantaway Arsenal-linked star to leave in January

first_img1 Paris Saint-Germain are not about to sanction a loan move for Adrien Rabiot, who is a target for Arsenal.As talkSPORT told you on Monday, the gifted midfielder is seeking a temporary switch away from Paris with his game time limited to just eight Ligue 1 starts so far this term.And Arsenal, who have been long-term admirers of the 20-year-old, were said to be exploring the chances of loaning him until the summer.But now French newspaper L’Equipe has stated that PSG will not be willing to let Rabiot leave when the window opens and a source has told the newspaper the topic is not even being discussed.It does go on to say, however, that a ‘huge offer’ might change their minds – suggesting he must leave permanently or not at all.As well as Arsenal, their north London rivals Tottenham have also expressed an interest in the youngster and they are said to be monitoring the situation. Paris Saint-Germain starlet Adrien Rabiot last_img read more

Newcomers lead the pack

first_imgTeacher Tim Schneider will join the Whittier Union High School District board of trustees for the first time in December after getting the most votes – 4,876, or 37 percent of ballots cast – in Tuesday’s election. He joins incumbent Ralph Pacheco, who successfully ran for re-election. “I’m really excited to be the newest member to the Whittier Union family,” said Schneider, 61. “I know we’re all dedicated to making our students successful.” Schneider said his biggest priority as a trustee will be continuing articulation with Whittier Union’s five feeder elementary school districts – a task he had experience with as an 18-year trustee at the South Whittier School District. “Academic achievement is a consequence of all the things you should be doing to make students successful,” Schneider said. “And that’s what I want to continue at Whittier Union.” Despite the major administrative changes that have been made at the South Whittier School District, the makeup of the board will remain the same with Tuesday’s re-election of incumbents Jan Baird, 54, and Sharon Stys, 58. “I feel wonderful about the results,” said Stys, who has been on the board for 18 years. “I think it speaks to the people who want to see the district move ahead with this new superintendent (Erich Kwek).” Baird, the current board president, echoed that sentiment, saying she has “worked so hard as president to bring in this new superintendent, and we’re going to get our schools back on track.” tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “I’m not going to go in saying, `We need to do things a whole different way right now,”‘ Elbling said. “My No. 1 goal in the short term is to get into the flow of the established routines of the board and the district.” The East Whittier board should expect another newcomer to join the panel soon, although exactly who it will be is still up in the air. Second-place winner Michael Cirasole, 59, a business services consultant, is leading third-place finisher and teacher Carlos Aparicio, 28, by a mere 16 votes. That vote margin could disappear as county election officials count an unknown number of absentee and provisional ballots over the next couple of weeks. “I thought I had lost this morning, but now I’m excited to still have a shot at this,” Aparicio said. “It’s out of my hands now, and I have to sit back and wait and hope for the best – but it’s been a roller-coaster ride so far.” Most of the school board members who have won office at three local school districts will be newcomers to the governing panels – but they say that’s not going to stop them from digging into the challenges that lay ahead. Chief among those concerns is raising student achievement – a common goal at the East Whittier, South Whittier and Whittier Union High districts, where schools will be required to meet rising federal academic standards over the next seven years. But first and foremost, the school board newcomers say, they have to familiarize themselves with their fellow trustees and administrators. “Regardless of whether you’re a new or old board member, you have to work together to get things done,” said teacher Dimitri Elbling, 43, who received the most votes in the race for two board seats at the East Whittier City School District. last_img

‘Beowulf’ victorious in box office battle

first_imgThis week’s top 12 films grossed 29 percent less than the top 12 in the same weekend last year. Ticket sales were also off 3 percent from last week. Attendance has been down eight of the past nine weekends according to Media By Numbers. But studio officials said Sunday they expected a slate of family films to gain steam during the extended Thanksgiving holiday and into December. The animated family film “Bee Movie,” written by Jerry Seinfeld, had the second-highest gross of the weekend with $14.3 million in ticket sales, bringing its total after three weeks to $98.8 million. The release by DreamWorks Animation has been hovering in the top two spots at the box office since it opened. The fantasy tale “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium,” from 20th Century Fox, opened in fifth place with $10 million. The movie stars Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman in a story of an eccentric who owns a toy store with a life of its own. The other film opening over the weekend, “Love in the Time of Cholera,” from New Line, debuted in 10th place with $1.9 million. TOP MOVIES Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Media By Numbers LLC. Final figures will be released today. 1. “Beowulf,” $28.1 million. 2. “Bee Movie,” $14.3 million. 3. “American Gangster,” $13.2 million. 4. “Fred Claus,” $12 million. 5. “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium,” $10 million. 6. “Dan in Real Life,” $4.5 million. 7. “No Country for Old Men,” $3 million. 8. “Lions for Lambs,” $3 million. 9. “Saw IV,” $2.3 million. 10. “Love in the Time of Cholera,” $1.9 million.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The film also sold $3.6 million worth of tickets on 84 Imax screens showing the film using their own 3-D technology. “Twenty percent of the screens produced 40 percent of the gross,” Paramount general sales manager Don Harris said Sunday. The film, from director Robert Zemeckis, used performance-capture technology to render lifelike images of its stars Ray Winstone and Angelina Jolie. “If this isn’t a mandate on the popularity and viability of 3-D, I don’t know what is,” said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Media By Numbers. Studios are planning even more animated and live actions films in 3-D as they try to lure audiences back into multiplexes. The animated telling of “Beowulf,” who rids a Danish kingdom of the feared beast Grendel, slew the box office over the weekend, giving a huge boost to 3-D films in the process. The Paramount Pictures release earned $28.1 million in its opening weekend – 40 percent of which came from special 3-D showings in regular theaters and on Imax screens. The film did $8 million in ticket sales on 638 screens equipped with technology from RealD, which uses a special reflective screen and polarized lens glasses that moviegoers can take as a souvenir. Theater owners were able to charge about $2 extra for the 3-D showing. last_img read more

Producers’ latest salvo to writers: $130 million

first_imgNegotiators from the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers released two documents with details of the contract offer they made Thursday to the Writers Guild of America, including $130 million in additional writer compensation, payment for Internet residuals and increased contributions to writer pensions and health plans. The WGA did not immediately return calls for comment, but said Thursday that some of the proposals amounted to roll backs. A WGA proposal would cost the producers $151 million. Talks are slated to resume Tuesday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Church presents drive-through Bethlehem display

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsVisitors of all ages will be transported back in time as they watch more than 100 members of the congregation in period costumes cooking over fire pits and dancing to traditional Hebrew music. “It’s a pretty big production,” Arndt said, adding that people might have to wait up to an hour in their cars to see the whole thing. “People are moved by it and have come back to church because of it.” The Rev. Richard Thompson said the Bethlehem Experience makes people reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. “They re-enter into what it may have been really like at Christ’s birth,” he said. “Your car becomes a time machine. When you drive through the front gate, you go back in time with smells and sounds and the people.” For more information, visit www.gotobethlehem.com. WESTLAKE VILLAGE – The first-century village of Bethlehem will be reborn in the parking lot of Westminster Presbyterian Church for two nights this month to give modern-day folks a look at the times into which Jesus was born. Thousands are expected to “drive-through” from as far away as Burbank and the Santa Clarita Valley to glimpse what the first Christmas Eve must have been like. The re-creation happens Dec. 8 and 9, during the 12th annual Bethlehem Experience, featuring costumed church members portraying Joseph, Mary, baby Jesus, Roman guards and others. “People look forward to this all year long,” said Steve Arndt, event chairman. “It’s our gift to the community to bring the message of Christmas to everybody.” Hundreds of volunteers are expected to put in dozens of hours apiece in manpower to build the bustling marketplace, which includes live goats, sheep, chickens, a donkey and a camel. Church members also sew their own costumes. angie.valencia@dailynews.com 818-713-3699160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

CREDITOR’S MEETING ANNOUNCED AS DONEGAL GYM GOES BUST

first_imgA creditors meeting will take place in relation to the Energie Gym in Letterkenny which closed its doors recently.The meeting will take place in the Clanree Hotel this Friday, June 1st.The gymnasium, which traded under Meridian Leisure Ltd, was located at Fort Lynne House, in Letterkenny. A number of people who has gym memberships with the gym contacted Donegaldaily.com claiming they had taken out memberships before the facility closed its doors. CREDITOR’S MEETING ANNOUNCED AS DONEGAL GYM GOES BUST was last modified: May 30th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:energie gymletterkennylast_img read more