Tough fight

first_imgPH among economies most vulnerable to virus EDITORS’ PICK The seven-time trainer of the year feels Pacquiao, the eight-division world champion and current World Boxing Organization welterweight titlist, will be thoroughly tested by the unbeaten Crawford (30-0 with 21 knockouts), the unified light welterweight king.“It’s a tough fight, yes,” Roach told “But it’s one that we have to say yes to… because we don’t wanna just be fighting nobodies. We still want to be the best.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are youngCrawford, nine years younger than Pacquiao at 29, is certainly one of the best.  He is favored to be named 2016 Fighter of the Year after defending his 140-pound crown thrice this year, the last via an eight-round stoppage of the overweight John Molina Jr. in April.Roach even likened Crawford to a “young Mayweather but he probably has a better punch than Mayweather.”  Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford is declared winner over John Molina Jr. after a WBO junior welterweight boxing bout at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. Crawford won by TKO in the eighth round. APWhen Manny Pacquiao fought against Jessie Vargas last November, Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach felt certain of a dominant victory. He was right.Now that Terence Crawford looms as a prime candidate to tangle with Pacquiao this year, Roach has some reservations.ADVERTISEMENT Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town MOST READ Senators to proceed with review of VFA This week’s #KicksStalker pick: Jio Jalalon’s Lillard 2 Easter Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement00:50Trending Articles01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine View comments As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. We are younglast_img read more

Bolick, San Beda edge La Salle for Filoil title

first_imgTristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda’s Robert Bolick usually had a chip on his shoulder when playing against De La Salle.Seldom-used during his time as a Green Archer, Bolick made his way to the NCAA powerhouse.ADVERTISEMENT For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ “The second half he shared the ball, but in the end we live and die with Bolick. I devised a play, but at the end of the game, in the last 10 seconds, it should be Bolick who’ll take the last shot.”And although Bolick had his prayer answered, he wasn’t the only Red Lion to come up in the clutch.AC Soberano had his moment in the sun when he labeled the scores at 72-72 with a triple from the left wing at the 59.9-second mark of the game.Still, it was Bolick who saved San Beda and he finished with 24 points, eight rebounds, and six assists while Javee Mocon had 13 points and 13 rebounds.Ben Mbala led La Salle with 25 points, 14 rebounds, and four blocks.ADVERTISEMENT And on Sunday, the feisty Red Lion turned that chip into a boulder and used that to demoralize the Green Archers, 75-72, in the Filoil Flying V Premier Cup finals at the tournament’s namesake arena in San Juan.Bolick, who scored 16 points in the first half alone, had the ball in his hands with less than 30 seconds remaining and the scores tied at 72-72.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundThe former Green Archer stared at Santi Santillan with title-winning intentions on his mind, and a death glare on his eyes. He then dribbled right, popped back, and hit the game-winning triple with 8.5 seconds left in the game.“Bolick really wanted to prove himself in the first half and I told him you can’t win it alone,” said Red Lions head coach Boyet Fernandez. “He forced his shots in the first half and we only had four assists in the first half.” MOST READ LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Filipino MMA fighters set for China tilt Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop workingcenter_img View comments 7 NPA members surrender in Isabela province For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. A dream fulfilled for Christian Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

The plot thickens…

first_img…on elections riggingIt looks like folks are finally listening to your (barefoot) Eyewitness crying in the wilderness (so it seemed!) about the ground being laid for first delaying, and then rigging if necessary, the scheduled 2020 general elections. As he’d explained, the two-year delay – like the one from 1990 to 1992 – will ensure oil is flowing by then, and (hopefully) the good times are rolling.If, in fact, the latter scenario plays out, there will be no need to rig – whether with a scalpel or a sledge hammer. But crucial to everything is to drag out the elections. And as a Government filled with military types, they aren’t just rolling out a single plan. There are plans A, B, C and the entire alphabet drafted to handle all possible contingencies.In play right now is the “delay option” through foot dragging and digging in of heels on the GECOM Chairman. Apart from the mice playing with (and eating out) the cheese while the cat’s away, if a chairman isn’t found by 2020, then there will be no legitimised elections. Delaying the elections then becomes the ONLY option feasible, no?But we just heard about another delay option…which sounds even more convincing to your Eyewitness. It’s so good it could even be Option A. This is the “need for constitutional change” option. The international community – A,B,C,D and the whole alphabet soup of countries – has pronounced on the need for constitutional change. Seminars have been held. (Pliable) front groups have been formed to push the (fine) point. The Government insists it “believes” in constitutional change.The PM Minister’s even been allocated million dollars for countrywide “consultations” on the subject – after a high-powered group held a year of hearings and came up with a raft (or a canoe) of proposals. A hint about this new “delay option” came when Pressie dismissed those proposals as being gathered behind four walls! He – a man who launches CoIs sitting within four walls at the drop of a beret – insisted the entire country must be canvassed! Presumably in open spaces. Hence the million. But nothing’s been done since by the PM, and even though he’s no Speedy Gonzalez, the delay is ominous.So, at a high-powered gathering, the ex-chair of the AFC (who just happens to be the fella who led the “four walls” constitutional initiative) opined there ain’t no way consultations would be completed by 2020. His successor as AFC Chair, who just happens to be the Public Security Minister, stoutly asserted there ain’t no way he’s going to ALLOW any delays on elections.Really?? And exactly how will this be done? Holding his breath??…on tradeYour Eyewitness has been following the emanations from the Business Summit sponsored by our Private Sector. Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, for instance, was on the critical panel on trade. Incidentally, this fella Greenidge takes his designation much too literally. Being a “Foreign” Minister doesn’t mean he has to be “foreign” all the time!! Or is it he and Pressie can’t be in the same hole at the same time??!!Anyhow, Greenidge moaned about us not breaking out of the traditional EIGHT primary products (he expanded on Pressie’s “six curses”) and wondered when our Private Sector would get its act together. But hold it! What about that Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) he negotiated on behalf of CariCom with Europe? Wasn’t this supposed to ensure “value added” gets shipped to Europe?Jagdeo was upset with the deal, but Greenidge said “not to worry”!! Yeah right!!Incidentally, whatever happened to the big bucks that came via “Aid for Trade” to help the Private Sector add value??…on Police Top BrassIf one CoI’s delivering results, it’s the one into the alleged assassination plot against Pressie. The recommendation is to axe the entire top brass. So, is a sergeant to take over?Cause Ramjattan said, unlike TT, Guyana’s not looking foreign.last_img read more

An opportunity to start over

first_imgFor a Government with a one-seat majority, the PNC-led coalition behaved after 2015 as if they had the two-thirds majority Forbes Burnham rigged for the PNC in 1973. Yet they had gone into a coalition with the AFC, which had earned five seats in the National Assembly in 2006 on the promise they would provide a countervailing force to both the PPP and PNC. Most of their supporters assumed they would maintain some semblance of independence to keep the PNC on the straight and narrow, since the withdrawal of their support on any spending bill could bring the Government down.But it was not to be, even though they had a signed agreement, dubbed the “Cummingsburg Accord”, to guarantee their autonomy of action. Their behaviour between 2011 and 2015, however, when they consistently supported the PNC/APNU positions against the PPP minority government, signalled their opportunism to the PNC. The latter’s first move after they acceded to office was to sweeten the pot on salaries and perks of the AFC leaders, so that when they, the PNC, reneged on all the promises of the Accord, the AFC not only stayed mum, but actively connived with them to introduce several authoritarian measures.  President David Granger’s unilateral appointment of the octogenarian Justice James Patterson to the Chair of GECOM, which vitiated the painstakingly-crafted Constitutional provision for the meaningful input of the Opposition Leader, was a case in point. AFC Chairman Khemraj Ramjattan gleefully allowed that he had actually suggested the feint to Granger.In his peroration as to why the PNC-led Coalition Government should not be allowed to finish its five-year term, Bharat Jagdeo, Leader of the Opposition, offered a masterful summation. Fundamentally, the clinching argument was based on the question of what the Government had to show after spending $1.3 trillion, apart for them enjoying the “good life” with their super salaries and their perks. Jagdeo also honed in on the chasm between their manifesto promises and the sordid reality of non-accomplishment.The “yes” vote by AFC MP Charandass Persaud stunned the Government, because they had come to believe that everyone on their benches would stifle their consciences. It was the quintessence of democratic representative Government when Persaud explained that, unlike his party leaders, he was not an automaton to be remote controlled by the PNC. As the British High Commissioner Greg Quinn said, “The democratic process as laid out in the Constitution has been followed.  It is important that everyone now respects the results.  Members of Parliament must be allowed to undertake their constitutionally mandated roles in the absence of fear or favour.”The Constitution, specifically Art 106 (6) and (7) of the Constitution, states respectively: “The Cabinet, including the President, shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence.” And “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall, by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly, determine…”After the vote, the Opposition Leader acknowledged that both sides have constituencies, and as such, he said, “We have to find a way now to ensure that we maximise all of the national skills and look past the politics of it, so that we can, in the upcoming era, which can be transformative, we can present a united face to the rest of the world. And this, although it may seem an unprecedented and maybe disappointing for the members of the Government side, it’s also an opportunity – and I would hope we all see it as an opportunity – for engagement very, very early on both sides, and decide on how we [move forward].”This newspaper supports the call for a free and fair election and a campaign fought on the issues that confront Guyana and its future development.last_img read more

Govt not walking the talk on local democracy – Luncheon

first_imgThe A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) is seemingly drifting away from the commitments made on the campaign trail, and its promise of a revitalisation of local democracy. This is according to former Cabinet Secretary, Dr Roger Luncheon, who was speaking to journalists at his party’s weekly media briefing, at Freedom House on Monday.Dr Luncheon said the current Administration is moving away from its promise of local democracy and social cohesion; critical issues it promised before taking the helm of Government.“Speaking about local government and the Granger Government and its emphasis publicly and repetitively on things like local democracy and social cohesion… there are a couple of instances that begs the question, how sincere is the Granger Government in its talk of local democracy and social cohesion and to remind you that for a political party, trust is fundamental; if it behooves the [People’s Progressive Party] PPP to view the Granger Government with the greatest distrust and to concede that nothing the Granger Government says publicly cannot be accepted as a fact until it is carried out, then we are in dire circumstances,” Luncheon said.He pointed to a meeting between Government and the Mayors of three local authority areas that have controlling PPP presence, held at the Marriott Hotel. The issue discussed was the National Regional Development Committee. Luncheon said due process was not followed as the invitation to meet came a mere 24 hours before the actual appointment.Former Cabinet Secretary, Dr Roger Luncheon“This Administration speaks to social cohesion and local democracy and time after time examples are on the table to walk the walk and you all know what the stance of this Administration is,” he added.Luncheon also addressed the issue of the tied Councils of the local Authority area, and reminded that Government wanted to resolve the issue, contrary to what the PPP had insisted was lawful. That bickering had caused the matter to be taken to the court, now months later, there still has not been a resolution.The PPP/Civic had moved to the courts to stop Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan from illegally appointing a Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Mabaruma in Region One (Barima-Waini), as well as the Chairpersons and Vice Chairpersons in five other local authority areas in which the PPP/C and the APNU/AFC had the same number of seats, after the LGE.Bulkan had appointed officials of the Gibraltar-Fyrish, Industry-Plaisance NDC; Malgre Tout-Meer Zorgen and Woodlands-Bel Air NDCs; and a Mayor of the municipality of Mabaruma.However, the court quashed those appointments and ruled in favour of the PPP/C on the grounds that they were contrary to, and in violation of, Municipal and District Councils Act Chapter 28:01 and the Local Government Act Chapter 28:02.Justice Diana Insanally said the decision “is in excess of and without jurisdiction, made in bad faith, is unreasonable, arbitrary, capricious, based upon irrelevant and improper considerations, mala fide, malicious, vindictive, unlawful, ultravires, null, void and of no legal effect”.last_img read more

Tuyisenge late goal drowns Sony resistance

first_imgSalim Babu’s side who won their first match of the season last weekend against neighbors Chemelil had hoped to extend their positive run against an equally limping Gor.They had managed to put up a superb defensive structure to frustrate K’Ogalo’s forays upfront with the defending champions keen to bounce back from last weekend’s controversial loss to Tusker FC.A decent team move by Gor saw Tuyisenge race for a ball wide on the left with the Rwandese swinging in a cross that was hugely missed by Ronald Omino racing into the box. Gor continued to pile the pressure forward with Walusimbi and Omino doing most of the work on the wings.Tuyisenge came close on the half hour mark but his header from an Abouba Sibomana cross went wide. Sony had minimal movements going forwad and they only came close with a freekick from the left that sailed wide.Gor Mahia’s Godfrey Walusimbi is closed down by Sony Sugar’s Hamidu Kwizera/ PHOTO-CourtesyAt the start of the second half, Gor Mahia tactician Jose Marcello Ferreira pulled out Sibomana and his place taken in by youngster Erick ‘Marcello’ Ouma. Three minutes in, Gor won a freekick at a good goal scoring range, but Jacques Tuyisenge hit wide.The onslaught continued and George Odhiambo missing a good chance with only the keeper to beat while Karim Nzigiyimana had a freekick being cleared before finding the target.In the 65th minute, Ferreira made his second sub, a clear attacking intent with Francis Kahata coming in for Godfrey Walusimbi with Jacob Keli also joining the party in the 75thminute for midfielder Erick Ochieng.Two minutes after coming into the pitch, Keli had a chance to endear himself to the Gor fans who still harbour hard feelings after his penalty miss in the 0-0 draw with Ushuru two weeks ago but he failed to score one-on-one with the keeper.Gor kept the pressure with the hope of getting a nerve calming goal and their insistence paid off with three minutes left, Tuyisenge finding the back of the net to ease the pressure.The win now sees Gor move to 5th on the league on 14 points, six shy of the leaders Tusker FC and Mathare United.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia striker Jacques Tuyisenge lifts his fingers to the sky after scoring the winner/ PHOTO- CourtesyNAIROBI, April 23 – Rwandese striker Jacques Tuyisenge once again showed what Sh4million can exactly get a club. In his third start for the club, the Amavubi skipper stung in the 87th minute as Gor Mahia beat a stubborn Sony Sugar 1-0 at the Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi.Tuyisenge has now scored four goals for Gor in as many matches, three of them being match winners and this justifies the hefty pay perk Gor had to bear to lure him from Rwanda’s Police to the 15-time defending champions.last_img read more

Higway 97 closed near the Pine Pass

first_imgUPDATE as 8:10 pm Saturday – Highway 97 is open.OPENED – #BCHwy97 45 km east of #Chetwynd following downed power lines. Road is open to single-lane alternating traffic. Give crews space, expect heavy delays. #PinePass— DriveBC NE (@DriveBC_NE) January 27, 2019CHETWYND, B.C. – Highway 97 is closed between Powder King Road and Nicholson Road due to a downed power line.- Advertisement says the Highway is closed for 82.7 kilometres due to the obstruction.  The power line is down 4km south of Mt. Lemoray.CLOSED – #BCHwy97 45 km east of #Chetwynd due to downed power lines. No estimated time of opening, no detour available. Crews are on scene, expect heavy delays. #PinePassAdvertisement — DriveBC NE (@DriveBC_NE) January 27, says the next update on the road condition will be issued at 8 p.m. Saturday.You can visit for further updates.last_img read more

Mesut Ozil set to STAY at Arsenal…as no clubs are willing to pay his crazy wages

first_imgMesut Ozil could look to sign a new contract at Arsenal after all…because no clubs are willing to pay his staggering £330,000-a-week wage demands.The German playmaker is in the final year of his current Gunners contract and is set to become a free agent in the summer after rejecting several offers to extend his stay at the club.He has been widely linked with moves across European football, including Italy, France and Turkey.But according to The Sun, he could end up staying in north London as no clubs are willing to meet his huge wages.It means Ozil may now attempt a humiliating U-turn and try to revive the £250,000-a-week Arsenal deal which was on the table over the summer, which he initially rejected as he wanted more money.The 28-year-old likely expected clubs to scramble to sign him when he made it clear he was looking to move on from Arsenal at the end of his contract.But it is claimed Turkish champions Besiktas are the only side to have shown any serious interest, and even they are not willing or able to pay anything near his demands of £17million a year.Inter Milan have been linked with a move for the midfielder, but they have also passed up the chance to sign him due to his wages.Arsenal spent a then club-record £42.5m to sign Ozil from Real Madrid in 2013, but, despite often shining as one of the club’s best players, the Germany international has also been slammed for his lazy playing style.The former Schalke and Werden Breman man is currently out on the sidelines with a knee injury but Arsenal haven’t missed him, having gone six games unbeaten without the playmaker in the side. 1 Mesut Ozil could be staying at Arsenal after all… last_img read more

Gerrard hits back at Bowyer over Aribo comments – ‘He’s in the right place’

first_img BIG PRESENTS UP TOP What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas 3 Aribo has impressed in his first few games for Rangers stalemate rookie error Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more on target 3 deals Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Tony Cottee tells Phil Foden to leave Manchester City LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Steve Gerrard has hit back at Charlton boss Lee Bowyer by insisting Rangers star Joe Aribo is playing football in the right place.Bowyer was critical of Aribo for joining Rangers during the summer, arguing the former Addicks midfielder should’ve stayed in the Championship amid interest from Brentford. Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship latest And Gerrard uses that as proof to suggest Bowyer’s comments were wide of the mark.Gerrard said: “I spoke to Joe, he was on a recovery day. He is in a fantastic place, smiling away.“Congratulations to him, his first game and he manages to get a goal.Lee Bowyer EXCLUSIVE: Huddersfield’s interest was tempting but it would have to be something big for me to leave Charlton“And he was rewarded for his form as a Rangers player. It was his first call-up so it shows you he’s at the right place, playing football at the right level: European football, playing in Old Firms.“At last he has been recognised as an international player.“Joe Aribo is in the right place, trust me. targets Getty Images – Getty statement Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ “I worked so hard to get him to this situation he is in now,” the former Newcastle and Leeds midfielder said.“If he goes to Rangers that is not the right place for him to go for his football career.“It doesn’t make sense on the football side. When people from England go and play for Celtic and Rangers it is at the end of their careers. Getty Images – Getty 3 Gerrard has no doubts Aribo made the right decision to join Rangers Bowyer said the Scottish Premiership was for players considering retirement “They must have started watching him since he was playing for Rangers.“They must be happy with him playing in Europa League games and playing in front of 51,000.“The people who select for the Nigerian national team know now that he can play in big football games.“I don’t know many players in the Championship who are playing for Nigeria.” Getty Images – Getty Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti “That’s because it is very rare you get a move from Rangers to the Premier League, and I don’t mean any disrespect by that.“They might go from Rangers to the Championship, very rarely is it to the Premier League. For me he should stay in England and keep progressing.”Aribo has broken through on the international stage since impressing for Rangers, earning his first cap for Nigeria and scoring in their recent 2-2 friendly draw with Ukraine. Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January last_img read more

How Spurs could look under Mourinho for London derby against West Ham United

first_img Here’s just two of the many ways Mourinho could assemble his Spurs squad for Saturday targets Getty Images – Getty Jose Mourinho has replaced Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham Hotspur Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta latest 7 Tottenham said the decision to sack Pochettino was in the club’s best interests “The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me.”But just how could Spurs look under the Champions League winner? Given we are exactly six weeks away from the January transfer window opening, the Portuguese will have undoubtedly started to line up potential signings.Scroll down to see what the future may hold for Tottenham Hotspur under Jose Mourinho. Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Getty Images – Getty update Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Getty Images – Getty Ally McCoist is concerned how the Tottenham squad will react to Jose Mourinho’s appointmentWhat is his style?Jose Mourinho first made a name for himself at Porto when he sprinted down the Old Trafford touchline to celebrate with his players after knocking Manchester United out of the Champions League.Against all odds, the Portuguese side lifted the prestigious trophy in 2004 and it became apparent their boss would soon be joining the likes of Ricardo Carvalho and Deco through the exit door.With a squad built from astute domestic signings alongside more experienced professionals, Mourinho also won the UEFA Cup and two Portuguese titles during his time at Porto.The new Spurs boss implemented a technique called ‘periodisation’ in his training methods at Porto to ensure his players were always ready for game situations. Flowing in peaks and troughs, this method of training was effective in breathing new life into players deemed past their prime.Porto were solid and structured at the back under Mourinho, but then expressive in attack. It was a counter-attacking style set up in a 4-3-1-2, with width provided by the full-backs and a ball-playing centre-half capable of springing attacks from deep. Spurs travel to Old Trafford on December 4, before a London derby against the Blues on the 22. What a start to his Tottenham reign it would be if Mourinho get rack up wins against both his former clubs.Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham reign starts with a trip to West Ham this Saturday. You can listen to live and exclusive national radio commentary of the Premier League clash at 12:30 7 appointed Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Mourinho stunned Europe by winning the Champions League in 2004 rookie error 7 In midfield, record signing Tanguy Ndombele has a perfect midfielder to play deep and create those diamonds and triangles discussed earlier.The former Lyon star excelled in an inside left position from deep, allowing him to create space for an attacking left-back or a more advanced midfielder partner.Danny Rose and Serge Aurier may well be poised for January exits if Mourinho gets his way, but both are international-standard defenders and capable of getting forward to supplement attacks.At the back, Toby Alderweireld may well want out at the end of the season when his contract expires, but his ability to dictate play from the back is still exemplary.center_img Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship LATEST Creating triangles and diamonds when in possession have always been a key philosophy for Mourinho teams Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:41Loaded: 9.81%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:41 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen PEP TALK 7 Can he play it at Tottenham?Quite simply, Spurs have more than enough depth I their squad and talent in their strongest XI for Mourinho to play his preferred style in north London.In Harry Kane, he has one of the most lethal strikers in the world at his disposal. But Kane’s development over the past five seasons under Pochettino saw him develop as a footballer, rather than as just a striker.The England captain is capable of dropping deep and linking play when deployed as a lone striker, something which Mourinho will look to exploit. 7 In his most recent position as Manchester United boss, he operated using a 4-3-3 formation in attack, which switched to a 4-1-4-1 with a mid-block when out of possession.As evidenced throughout his career, triangles and diamonds played a huge part in Mourinho’s attacking philosophy. What this means is when building from deep, the nearest centre-back, full-back and central midfielder can form a diamond with the defensive midfielder.In more advanced areas, the winger, full back and central midfielder regularly form triangles whereby they can progress up the pitch. Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son 7 Jose Mourinho is set to take charge of Tottenham Hotspur this Saturday for the first time against West Ham United in a fiery London derby.The new Spurs boss will be in the mammoth London Stadium dugout for the lunchtime kick-off, a game you can hear exclusively live on talkSPORT from 12.30pm. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ stalemate How could they look at West Ham on Saturday – live on talkSPORT?If Mourinho wishes to use either one of his preferred formations at the London Stadium on Saturday, he certainly has the tools to do so.As mentioned previously, Ndombele should be fit for Saturday after missing France’s international fixtures and is ideally placed to start at the base of the midfield.Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko possess the industry and attacking instincts to supplement the midfield and get in behind West Ham’s infamously high defensive line.If he decides to play a 4-3-3, Heung-Min Son and Christian Eriksen could move from their central roles to the wide areas. Kane’s hold up play for club and country is world class on target statement 7 Alderweireld has the ball-playing ability and defensive nous which Mourinho will love to work with Mauricio Pochettino was relieved of his duties on Tuesday night after five-and-a-half years in charge in north London, with few expecting a replacement so quickly.And even the most ardent Mourinho supporter could have predicted it would be the ‘Special One’ to replace Pochettino.The former Chelsea and Manchester United boss signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the London club.He told the club’s official website: “I am excited to be joining a club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters. AFP or licensors Getty Images – Getty LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES last_img read more