GCA fast-bowling programme to end with 3-day fast-bowling clinic

first_imgTHE Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) will culminate their Youth Fast-bowling clinic, with a 3-Day camp for U-19 players, from Friday, December 27 to Sunday 29 at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.With the New Year just days away, the GCA will now ensure that the young crop of potential U-19 fast-bowlers enter 2020 with a bit of zest, following a few weeks of training.The concept was initiated a few months back when Guyana Jaguars head Physio/Strength and Condition coordinator Neil Barry Jr and his technical team from the University of Guyana’s Physio department, held daily classes for the young bowlers.Prior to his departure for the Regional Super50, Barry Jr managed to break out the speed gun as he held a few sessions at the Malteenoes Sports Club, which was well-attended.Continued emphasis will be placed on the important technical aspects of fast-bowling, which is geared towards bowling at faster speeds while sustaining the pace over a significant period.Additionally, the participants will have the opportunity to engage in power training while being taught to maintain their speeds. In addition to persons who were in the programme from its inception in October, new fast bowlers between ages 14 and 19 are invited and they are advised to come in training kits with indoor sneakers.Daily refreshments will be provided and moderate prizes given on the last day for commendable efforts from the participants.last_img read more

Westhill girls basketball goes 3-0; Larrabee gets 1,000th point

first_img Tags: Bishop Luddengirls basketballJ-EskaneatelesSolvayWesthill With a five-game win streak, the Westhill girls basketball team drew enough notice so that it entered the state Class B rankings for the first time this winter in the no. 25 spot.Even more attention followed when senior forward Jenna Larrabee reached the 1,000-point mark during last Thursday’s 71-26 romp over the Mexico Tigers.What made Larrabee’s feat all the more impressive was that she battled two different types of pneumonia throughout December and January, yet has not missed a single game thanks to taking a trio of antibiotics.It was late in the third quarter against Mexico that Larrabee hit the basket that put her past 1,000 points, all part of a night where she scored 25 to go with 12 rebounds.Five Warriors hit double figures as Erica Gangemi put in 12 points, while Catherine Dadey, Mary Gibson and Jada Doss each got 10 points.All this took place two nights after Westhill handled Phoenix 63-28, Larrabee getting 26 points and 12 rebounds. Dadey poured in 15 points, with Gangemi earning 12 points and Tess Roesch picking up 11 points.Then, on Saturday at Onondaga Community College’s Allyn Hall, Westhill knocked off defending sectional Class C champion Cooperstown 58-51 to make it eight wins in a row.A 14-0 run in the third quarter proved the difference, the Warriors holding off the Hawkeyes’ late charge as Larrabee gained 19 points, Dadey was close behind with 16 points and Gangemi had 11 points.Skaneateles faced off with Jordan-Elbridge on Wednesday night and the Lakers kept the Eagles winless while improving its own post-season chances in a 63-32 decision.Bolting to a 26-8 lead through one period, Skaneateles added to that margin as Kate Aberi had 14 points, with Maddy Ramsgard getting 12 points and Maeve Canty earning 11 points. Tatumn Pas’cal contributed nine points.Kasey Jackson led J-E with 11 points as Mollie Yard got nine points, Ashlee Eaton and Kyler Langhorn finishing with six points apiece.Now, though, the Lakers had to go face Bishop Ludden on Friday night, and the Gaelic Knights, recovering from a loss to CBA earlier in the week, prevailed 55-40 over the Lakers.An opening 17-7 run sustained itself as Ludden saw Amarah Streiff pour in 23 points, helped by 11 points from Ke’iara Odume, nine points from Kaitlyn Kibling and seven points from Lauren Petrie. Canty paced the Lakers with 15 points.A day later, Ludden beat Indian River 60-48, helped mostly by a 23-9 second-quarter surge as, once again, Streiff set the pace, earning 21 points.Far more important, though, was the production around Streiff as Odume got 14 points, with Petrie and Kibling each contributing 11 points.On that same day, Solvay won 48-25 over Mexico to clinch a sectional playoff berth.Outscoring the Tigers 29-16 in the second half, the Bearcats had Tazz Pitts earn 16 points and six rebounds, while Ryleigh Bidwell got a triple-double of 10 points and 13 rebounds.In last Tuesday’s 61-41 loss to Homer, a 25-9 third-quarter push put the Trojans in charge, despite Pitts’ 20 points and 10 rebounds as Myah Platler had 12 rebounds.In Thursday’s 38-31 loss to Phoenix, Solvay was victimized by a 17-9 third-quarter push by the Firebirds. Pitts had 12 points and 10 rebounds, with Bidwell and Haley Muehl also earning 10 reboundsJ-E lost 62-26 to Bishop Grimes on Friday night, with Jackson and Smart each getting nine points for the Eagles.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

UW’s back-to-basics mentality pays off

first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald photoIt was not perfection, but it was a step in the right direction.Coming off the absolute low point in their season a week ago at Minnesota State, the Badgers needed to turn themselves around and build up some momentum heading into the postseason.That turnaround came with a sweep — 1-0 and 3-1 victories over St. Cloud State — and Wisconsin grabbing a share of second place in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. It wasn’t necessarily pretty, but it got the job done.”Since my freshman year, I don’t think we’ve won two games in a row going into the stretch for playoffs,” senior assistant captain Tom Gilbert said. “It’s kind of [been] a momentum killer for us, my freshman through my junior year. This is a first, and it’s something to build off of … and get on this winning way again.”Last week’s practices centered around getting back to the basics of hockey and enjoying playing the game, as the players have all their lives. That tactic seemed to work throughout the weekend.Last weekend, UW allowed the Mavericks a variety of opening looks; this weekend, the Badgers got back to blocking shots and clearing rebounds away from the front of the net.”Blocked shots, 50/50 pucks, races to pucks, those are all the little things that [are] a foundation of the game,” UW head coach Mike Eaves said. “If you don’t do those things, you aren’t going to win.”More specifically, junior goaltender Brian Elliott got back to his basics, working his angles and getting comfortable between the pipes. As a result, he began looking like the netminder that led the nation in both major goaltending statistics through much of the season.”He’s getting pretty close to being in the state he needs to be in.” Eaves said. “Whenever you’re going to go into a playoff, the success you’re going to have starts right between the pipes.”The Badgers returned to the basics and got back to winning in their final regular season matchup. That may not stop their postseason foes from feeling like Wisconsin is unbeatable — as many teams undoubtedly felt just two months ago — but Gilbert thinks that may work to their advantage.”To me, I feel as if we play our best when we are underdogs,” Gilbert said. “This past month and a half has been a downfall for us and this weekend is hopefully just a jolt for us to wake up and realize we are the underdogs the rest of the way.”Special weekend for senior class: Prior to Saturday night’s regular season finale, the Badgers honored the five members of this season’s senior class. To further emphasize the importance of this particular group, Eaves started all five of them — Adam Burish, A.J. Degenhardt, Gilbert, Nick Licari and Ryan MacMurchy.While it didn’t take long for that jumbled group of five to get off the ice and get into its normal rotation of lines, the group didn’t disappoint, notching four points on the night between them.It started when Burish assisted on Joe Pavelski’s goal in the opening minute of the game. Not only did it give the Badgers the early lead, but it ensured that they were focused despite the pregame ceremonies.”You never know what you’re going to get on a Senior Night,” Eaves said. “That’s the best start we could’ve hoped for.”Gilbert later scored on a freak goal seconds into the second period and picked up the primary assist on MacMurchy’s goal, which Eaves said might have been the most important of the night.”Probably the biggest goal was the response on the power play after we got scored on,” Eaves said. “That gave us a little strength there going down the backstretch.”Badgers lose Piskula: While it was important for the Badgers to get back to blocking shots in front of Elliott, it cost them one of their most solid defensemen in the process.Sophomore Joe Piskula — arguably the most-improved player on UW’s roster — blocked a big shot in Friday night’s game and paid the price.”You look back at the beginning of the year, and we were blocking shots left and right,” Elliott said after Friday’s game. “I think in the first period, Piskula had one from the point, and he took it, and it hurt. But that’s what you’ve got to do. We want those ice bags on at the end of the night.”And while that blocked shot seemed like a motivator on Friday night, come Saturday it proved more costly.While Piskula returned to Friday night’s game after blocking that shot, he was unable to be in the lineup on Saturday, and Eaves said the sophomore could be out for much of the postseason.”I think the window is going to be anywhere from two weeks to four weeks, depending on his ability to heal,” Eaves said.The speedy blue-liner with a big frame will definitely be missed against a scrappy Michigan Tech squad and whatever other teams the Badgers may face throughout the postseason.last_img read more

Tipp Under 17 footballers to make up for minor defeat to Clare

first_imgHe says Tuesday’s game against Kerry will be a serious battle. Around ten of the Tipperary minor football team who lost out to Clare in the Munster Minor Quarter final last evening will feature for the county under 17 team in next week’s Munster football semi final.The Premier take on Kerry in Austin Stack Park, Tralee at 7pm on Tuesday evening – where they hope to progress to a Munster final against either Limerick or Cork.Selector of the Tipperary squad, Mick O’ Sullivan, says that for players on the minor squad losing to Clare was difficult – but the team can bounce back next week.last_img

UKGC’s May stats reflect retail reality

first_img StumbleUpon Related Articles The UK’s retail landscape has continued to suffer over recent months with the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) reporting a 1.5 per cent decrease in the number of shops since March 2018.As part of the biannual statistics published by the regulator, the total number of betting shops has fallen to 8423, while licensed arcades and bingo premises have also dropped in numbers by 5.3 and 1.1 per cent respectively.These declines reflect the adjustments which have been undertaken by UK retail bookmakers in a bid to offset the impact of the recent FOBT judgement.FTSE250 William Hill was the first bookmaker to confirm betting shop closures, declaring during its full-year 2018 results that it had committed to shutting down 900 stores across the UK.Meanwhile, Ladbrokes has recently stated that it has identified approximately 1,000 betting shops which could shut their doors for good during 2019.Ben Haden, programme director for Industry Insight commented on the recent UKGC statistics: “Despite the marginal decline across the wider gambling industry, the online gambling sector continues to grow. Our role as regulator will continue to see us working to raise standards right across the industry.”Positive news for the industry sees the UKGC report Gross gambling yield (GGY) for the UK’s online gaming sector had jumped by 2.9 per cent over the year to £5.6bn in the 12 months to September 2018.Total GGY for the UK has amounted to £14.5bn during the twelve months, noting a 0.4 per cent decrease from April 2017 – March 2018.Haden added: “Following our comprehensive review of the online gambling sector in 2018, this year we have implemented new rules to strengthen age and ID verification checks and we’ve also been working with partners in financial institutions to develop the role they can play to protect vulnerable consumers.“Last month we published the new National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms which has a renewed focus on plans to widen research, take a preventative approach to gambling harms, assess treatment provision, embed a culture of evaluation, and encourage industry to collaborate to make gambling safer.’’Market share for the remote sector in the UK jumped to 39 per cent between October 2017 and September 2018, recording a 1.2 per cent increase from April 2017-March 2018.Meanwhile contributions to good causes from The National Lottery had also increased to £1.5bn, a 0.3 per cent growth from the previous period. SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 EPIC and Whysup ‘continue to make real change’ with partnership renewal August 19, 2020 Share ‘Pent-up demand’ for live sports drives gambling pick-up in June August 17, 2020 Share Submitlast_img read more

SN Q&A: Jake Hager on getting Jack Swagger name, getting into MMA late and the difference between him, Brock Lesnar and CM Punk

first_imgJH: I still have a very good relationship with WWE. That’s why they are allowing R-Truth to perform my entrance on Saturday. I thought that was a very good sign from them. It’s a little bit of writing on the wall from them. As far as the Jack Swagger name, they do not have it trademarked. I’m in the process of trademarking the name. I know there’s a singer who has it trademarked for musical performances. But, this isn’t music (laughs). I think I have a good chance of owning it down the line. I won’t have the name for this fight, but hopefully, by the second fight it will be Jack Swagger.SN: What can fans expect from you on Saturday at Bellator 214?JH: Expect me to come out there and make a statement. I don’t want to say I have a chip on my shoulder, but I think I have a lot to prove because this was a big risk because I sacrificed making hundreds of thousands of dollars to be here and go into an ocean full of sharks. I just want to win and answer a lot of questions that need to be answered. Jake Hager, better known by his ring name Jack Swagger, has had a stellar professional wrestling career.Coming out of the University of Oklahoma as an All-American wrestler, Hager signed with WWE in 2006. During his time in the company under the Swagger persona, he won his first title in the promotion in January 2009, winning the ECW championship. After winning the Money in the Bank ladder match at Wrestlemania 26, Hager cashed in his briefcase on March 30, 2010, and captured his first and only world heavyweight championship. At Wrestlemania 29, Hager was in a high-profile match against Alberto del Rio but came up short.   Hager left the company in March 2017 and performed on the independent scene. In November of 2017, Hager decided to pursue something he wanted to do for a long time and announced that he had agreed to a multiyear contract with Bellator MMA.The 36-year-old will make his MMA debut Saturday at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., at Bellator 214 when he faces J.W. Kiser. Hager took time out of his busy schedule to discuss with Sporting News the reaction of him getting into MMA, why he decided to get into mixed martial arts so late, obtaining the Jack Swagger name and what the difference is between him, Brock Lesnar and CM Punk.MORE: Join DAZN and watch Bellator 214(Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity.)SPORTING NEWS: When you signed with Bellator, most of the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Did that surprise you considering how passionate both fan bases are and have differing views on the respective sports?JAKE HAGER: I definitely understand the negative responses. Some people work their entire lives to become a professional fighter and see certain guys with exposure or just a name, hop into the professional ranks. It can rub people the wrong way and have them very doubtful of your skills because they see first-hand the hard work and how many years it takes to master this. I wasn’t too surprised with the positive reaction because I know I have a good fan base. I think a lot of people do want to see what I have and have been saying it for some time now.SN: What has the last year been like for you?JH: It has been one of the most grueling, but exciting journeys that I’ve ever been on in my life. I really feel like that’s saying something because of where I’ve been. My team really knew what I needed to work on. I say it’s special and that really doesn’t do it justice. This last year and a half has been one of the most special times of my life and Saturday will be the cherry on top.SN: Can you compare this feeling to anything that you’ve done in your athletic life?JH: Of course, you want to be ready at the right moment. You want to be peaking. You can compare this to college wrestling leading to the big national tournaments where you have to be going really hard and learning to taper off. And in pro wrestling, we had that road to Wrestlemania with WWE. That’s a lot more press than it is training. But at the same time, you have to go out there every week and really sell that storyline. The road to Wrestlemania means so much to those guys. It is really important to do it the right way and make sure the littlest details are done correctly. But this is MMA and it’s Bellator. It’s almost a league of its own.SN: One of the bigger questions coming into fight week from people has been your weight cut since you haven’t had to do that since your days at Oklahoma. You weighed around 270-275 pounds when you were in WWE. Will there be some type of weight cut for you?JH: No weight cut. I’m a tall guy so I have a lot of room to grow into my frame. My body has adjusted very well to training. We essentially doing camp since September. We have been doing two-a-days because I’ve had to wrestle professionally all last year to pay the bills. So during the week, we would get those two-a-days in. The weight is not a problem. I feel like I’m in the best shape of my life. I’m about 240-245 (pounds). I think that’s what I’m going weigh-in at on Friday. I haven’t been that light since high school, but I’m stronger than I’ve ever been.SN: A lot has been made about you getting into MMA so late in the game. You had discussed that you contemplated not signing your last WWE contract in 2013. What made you ultimately decide to make the trek from WWE to Bellator MMA?JH: A lot of it we played by ear. Bellator has been so accommodating to my wrestling schedule. I could come right off television and capitalize on the independent wrestling scene, which is so hot right now. It’s on fire. There’s a lot of money on the table for me to go and make from my exposure from the last 12 years with the WWE. But for me, I just saw an opportunity with the Jack Swagger brand to crossover into something and really have a good chance at it. Honestly, I just knew that I was going to like this and that I’m going to be good at it. You have to have that confidence in yourself because it’s a big risk, but there’s nothing easy in life. Big risk means big reward. I want that. I want to be the best. I want the rewards of this. I want people to say that Jack Swagger/Jake Hager is a world champion in MMA and in pro wrestling. It’s going to be synonymous very soon.SN: As you know, there’s only been one person who made the transition from pro wrestling to MMA and has become a world champion and that is Brock Lesnar. Are you tired of people making the comparison between you and Brock?JH: No, I’m not tired of that comparison. I look at it this way: Everybody has questions. Everybody wants to identify me as a fighter in a certain way. On Saturday, I’m going to answer all those questions. They’re going to see from the show who I am. The questions do get tiresome at times, but it’s part of the game. If people want to compare me to Brock Lesnar – there’s worse people to compare me to.SN: The knock on Brock Lesnar was being able to take a punch and being able to throw one. You already have the wrestling part down pat. Has the standup portion of the sport been the hardest, the easiest or somewhere in the middle for you in this whole process in the last 18 months or so?JH: It was definitely more difficult than I expected. It’s the little details in boxing that makes you an amazing boxer. The little details that go into boxing were difficult at times like controlling the distance, the footwork and using that to set up my wrestling, which I’m good at. You can’t take a shot at someone unless you can touch them. So you have to be within striking distance. You have to be willing to get hit at the same time. There’s a lot of hand fighting in heavyweight wrestling. The little details in boxing take years to master. I think my coaches have a great job to get me ready. The one thing that we notice with Brock and CM Punk is that they weren’t getting punched. They weren’t being allowed to get hit in their camps and in practice. We went right into that and my team made sure that all my training partners were hitting and punching me in the face. That way, when I’m throwing my combinations and I get hit, I’m still finishing my combo. It was very important to my team to focus on that and make sure that I got adjusted to that side of this competition.SN: What was the experience of getting hit like for you?JH:: Anyone that says it’s not a big deal is lying. It sucks (laughs). It’s something you’re not used to because the natural reaction when people are throwing punches is to back up. Well, that puts you in more danger so to unlearn instincts can be tough at times. Adding some pain into it doesn’t make it any easier. Over time and repetition, you get better at it. Now, it’s about getting more experience and continuing to get better.SN: A lot has been discussed about your name. I know when you first signed with Bellator that there were some issues with WWE about using the Jack Swagger name. For this fight at Bellator 214, you using your real name Jake Hager. What ended up happening with WWE on the name issue?last_img read more

Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins ejected for flagrant foul vs. Hornets

first_img Related News The Warriors have been critical of referees as of late. Stephen Curry said the team felt some calls were “embarrassing” in their overtime loss to the Timberwolves on Friday.Golden State entered Sunday with a 51-24 record. It sits atop the Western Conference standings. DeMarcus Cousins was ejected in the second quarter of the Warriors’ matchup Sunday against the Hornets.The Warriors center was thrown out of the game after he appeared to deal a blow to the head of Charlotte center Willy Hernangomez. Boogie ejected from the game after the contact to the head of Hernangomez pic.twitter.com/iF41C1MUfk— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) April 1, 2019The last time Cousins was ejected, he was in street clothes. He was recovering from a torn Achilles against the Knicks and was kicked out from the bench. This is his second ejection of the season.The big man posted eight points, three rebounds and two assists against the Hornets, helping his team to a 71-49 halftime lead. Warriors coach Steve Kerr perplexed by ‘mind-boggling’ officiating in loss to T-wolveslast_img read more

Iowa got free masks from Taiwan and companies, filings show

first_imgDES MOINES Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s executive branch has reported receiving 1.4 million donated surgical masks from corporations and a foreign government to help fight the coronavirus.Disclosure filings show the masks came from the Government of Taiwan and one of its U.S. offices, a Chinese auto parts conglomerate, a major apparel company and Iowa’s largest health insurer.In all, Gov. Kim Reynolds accepted pandemic-related supplies with an estimated total value of $1.33 million as gifts to the state.The most valuable came from Hanesbrands, the North Carolina-based clothing company, which gave 1.2 million of its surgical procedure masks.last_img

Five English players head GB&I team for 2019 Walker Cup

first_img Tags: Alex Fitzpatrick, Ben Jones, Ben Schmidt, Conor Gough, Harry Hall, Thomas Plumb, Tom Sloman, Walker Cup 20 Aug 2019 Five English players head GB&I team for 2019 Walker Cup Five English players have been included in the Great Britain & Ireland team to face America in this year’s Walker Cup at Royal Liverpool on September 7-8.Alex Fitzpatrick (Hallamshire, Yorkshire), Conor Gough (Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire), Harry Hall (West Cornwall, Cornwall), Thomas Plumb (Yeovil, Somerset) and Tom Sloman (Taunton & Pickeridge, Somerset) have been listed in the team while Ben Schmidt (Rotherham, Yorkshire) and Ben Jones (Northamptonshire County, Northamptonshire) have been named as first and second reserves.The rest of the ten-man team is made up of Ireland’s Conor Purcell (Portmarnock), Caolan Rafferty (Dundalk) and James Sugrue (Mallow) and Scotland’s Sandy Scott (Nairn) and Euan Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie).Announcing the selection, GB&I captain, Craig Watson said: “It has been a very difficult decision to select ten players for Great Britain and Ireland from a strong squad but we have been very impressed with the results of those we have picked and we believe they will give us the best chance of regaining the Walker Cup against a strong American team.”“The Walker Cup is a fantastic opportunity for those amateurs to demonstrate their talents on the big stage and it will be an experience that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.We are looking forward to the match at Hoylake and I’m sure the players will give it their very best to win.”GB&I is bidding to win back the Walker Cup after the USA secured a 19-7 victory in the 2017 match at Los Angeles Country Club. Home advantage has proved a key factor in recent matches with GB&I winning the biennial encounter at Royal Aberdeen in 2011 and the 2015 match at Royal Lytham & St Annes.Photos: Credit Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

Spurs failed to refresh in the summer.. result was 7-2 thrashing by Bayern

first_imgTHERE was little anger at the Lane. More shock.Deep, profound shock.66 Tottenham were humiliated on Tuesday night as Bayern Munich thrashed Spurs 7-2Credit: ReutersShock at seeing Bayern score seven.Shock at watching Tottenham’s late capitulation.Shock at the recognition of where the club are, from where they were a few months ago.The finger-pointing started later, on the journeys home.At Serge Aurier, a constant liability, whose decision to go walkabout and stand around in the No 10 position at one point in that devastating last quarter of an hour pinpointed exactly why he must have no future at the club.At Hugo Lloris, too. After all, even if it was hard to blame him for any of the goals, they all flew in.But not just them. Most of the players copped it.6 Mauricio Pochettino is under pressure with the North London side losing three out of their last four gamesCredit: AFP or licensorsACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneThe entire back line which looked as secure as a cardboard strongbox from the outset.A midfield which became invisible, as Harry Winks’ least effective display of the campaign coincided with others going missing.And, of course, at the manager. The man who must always take the ultimate responsibility.To be fair to Mauricio Pochettino, he did not try to dodge it, either.He said: “When you play the final of the Champions League, it was nice to put your face up after the wins we had at Manchester City and Ajax. Now I have to put my same face up.”Not that too many Spurs fans had their face up this morning, although plenty of them will now recognise what Pochettino was getting at in the summer.He knew that Madrid, win or lose, needed to be the end of the first chapter, that a new one was required.After his initial campaign of pruning and defining the squad, the Argentine has essentially fielded pretty much the same team, with a few tweaks.6 Harry Kane has been urged by Rio Ferdinand to leave Spurs if he wants to win trophiesCredit: ReutersHe wanted to get rid of the ones who he believed he had drained of energy and mentality.But the only significant departure was Kieran Trippier. Four others wanted to go but didn’t. Three of them started against Bayern, the fourth came on.Danny Rose was nerve-ridden from the outset, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen had nights to forget, too, while substitute Christian Eriksen flattered to deceive amid the chaos.Go back to the first Champions League game played under Pochettino, a defeat by Monaco at Wembley in September 2016.Of the 14 players used that night, Kyle Walker is the only starter no longer at the club, while subs Mousa Dembele and Vincent Janssen have gone as well.Six of that team – Lloris, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min and Dele Alli – all started on Tuesday night, while Eriksen and Erik Lamela both came off the bench.Sometimes, a team that stays together too long gets stale. It needs to be refreshed and revitalised. And Spurs have not done that.Even so, despite the defensive uncertainties that were apparent from the very beginning, the first 35 minutes were the best Tottenham have played all season.6 Son Heung-Min gave Spurs the lead before they went on to suffer the worst home thrashing suffered by any English club in the European CupCredit: PA:Empics SportThey had enough chances to have put the game to bed, Son squandering two, Kane denied by a goal line clearance from David Alaba after rounding Manuel Neuer, Tanguy Ndombele foiled by the Bayern keeper.It was the old Poch press. High octane. Forcing errors. And also clicking on the counter.But, perhaps a consequence of playing 60 minutes with 10 men against Southampton on Saturday, once the legs started to tire, Bayern pounced.They were unfeasibly clinical, too. Turning chances that were barely half-chances into goals, Serge Gnabry the assassin in chief.None of that matters. It is the scoreline that does.Pochettino decided there was little point in a dressing room inquest when the wounds were still so raw and fresh. That will start today.As the Argentine said: “You need to show your quality like a man first; to face the defeat like a professional, like a man.“What comes after is the professional side. Now we need to be men and be strong all together; try to bounce back and change the feeling.”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 summer6It will take a long time to change that feeling and dispel the shock.Defeat at Brighton on Saturday will make the international break that follows more of an ordeal – and increase the speculation over whether this is not the end of the initial Pochettino chapter, but the entire Spurs Pochettino book.Now it is down to the players, too. They have to show they want to play for the club. The supporters will not be misled. They can always see what is there.last_img read more