Five pressing issues Jose Mourinho must address to save Spurs’ season

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO arrives at Tottenham seeking to revitalise his career – and a club that, Champions League aside, has endured a torrid 2019.The final year of Mauricio Pochettino’s tenure saw Spurs earn just 25 points from 24 games… and slump to 14th in the Premier League.4 Jose Mourinho has plenty of work to do at SpursCredit: Getty – ContributorHere, SunSport examine the five things that the Special One will have to address if he is to be successful at Tottenham.MORALEJose Mourinho must pick chins up off the floor in that Spurs dressing room.Whether it is players unhappy at Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking, his appointment, their contract situation or this season’s form.It is inevitable Jose’s arrival would not have gone down well with all the squad — especially those who owe their fame and fortune to Poch.So Mourinho must now work his magic to get that new manager bounce.4 Tottenham have endured a horrendous start to the seasonCredit: AFP or licensorsSQUAD SHAKE-UPYou do not need to be a superstar boss to realise this Spurs squad requires a revamp.More quality must be brought in and the deadwood shipped out fast.Mourinho will want to get Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld — all free agents this summer — either playing at their best or out of the door.So the January window will be crucial to shake-up a squad on easy street.WINNING MENTALITYRival fans joke the last time Spurs staged an open-top bus parade, it was pulled by a horse!They have not lifted ANY trophy since the League Cup in 2008.Poch took them close, notably reaching last season’s Champ­ions League final, but could not end the drought.Mourinho, for all his baggage he brings, is a serial winner. But can he finally change the club’s mindset?4 Jose Mourinho can bring a winning mentality to Tottenham after their Champions League heartbreak4DANIEL LEVYChairman Levy must realise by now that his club’s failure is not all down the managers.Mourinho must get Levy to spend like a top European club which wants to win big. Not like a Prem club happy with finishing above Arsenal every season.And Levy needs to keep his new manager in the wealth he is accustomed to as Jose is a man who demands big-money buys.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 wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearTIME YOU CHANGEDMourinho should learn from his experience at Manchester United.He felt like yesterday’s man at Old Trafford as his methods bore all the hallmarks of coach unable to move with the times.He needs to show the Jose of 2019 can still cut it at the very top, or the ‘Special One’ is destined to finish up in China or America’s MLS. Jose Mourinho gives first interview as head coach at Tottenhamlast_img read more

What gun control?

first_imgArm the teachers If you want safe airplanes, arm the pilots. If you want safe schools, don’t just arm the teachers – give them incentive pay to become reserve police officers with their local law enforcement agency. If only 10 percent of teachers took advantage of a program like this, there would always be several armed police officers at every school. These killers are nothing but cowards, and it’s high time we stop making our schools Killer Safe Zones. – Scott Hewes Castaic Guns not the answer We want unrestricted access to firearms and no gun-control laws, so we have to expect the occasional massacre. It’s just the price we pay for the current interpretation of the Second Amendment. – Annie Caroline Schuler West Hollywood Typical liberals The knee-jerk reaction by liberals for stricter gun laws is so predictable. If their logic is so correct, then every time there is a drug bust or a tragic car accident, the Legislature should sponsor new controlling laws. Unfortunately, there are people in our society who will find a way to break the law, no matter what. – Richard Diradourian Montrose What do they expect? Re “American Muslims beginning to fear that `Islamophobia’ is gripping the U.S.” (April 12): Brad Greenberg’s article suggesting that Islamophobia is gripping the U.S. puts forward the idea that this is somehow a fault of the people of the United States. After several years of horrific killings of thousands of innocent lives around the world by extremist Muslims and a total lack of coherent condemnation or action from any real Islamic leadership, what is the proper reaction for any non-Muslim population? Until concrete actions are taken in the Muslim world to condemn and reverse the inhuman behavior of the Islamic extremists that attack and murder innocent people, it will be difficult for non-Muslims to accept the Islamic faith and people as sincerely wanting to live in peace anywhere in the world. – Russell Smith Northridge Park perils Re “Safety first” (Our opinions, April 16): As someone who called for an environmental impact report when the Baseball Academy was being considered for the site, I fully agree with the Daily News’ concern about the new park on top of a landfill in Sun Valley. There were significant reasons why the neighborhood council of North Hollywood Northeast took a position calling for an EIR and they had little to do with the methane-gas issue. It was the other toxins which have already been found to be in the soil and the danger to those who are very young and the elderly. There is a reason the baseball league decided against going forward at the site. – David Hernandez Valley Village Another idea Re “City Council boosts cash for tenants” (April 12): With all the talk about doling out money to tenants being evicted because landlords want to turn apartments into condos, did anyone think about the possibility of making this money available to tenants as down payments on those very condos? – Harriet Jones Northridge160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The horrible news Monday from Virginia will again raise the gun control argument. The gun wackos will again cite whatever amendment they cite and repeat their mantra that “when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.” Yet they never seem to have an answer as to why, in those countries where there is gun control, there are so few gun-related crimes. There was a time when effective gun control had a shot at making the United States as free from gun-related crime as countries with gun control, but it is too late for that. It is also too late for the popes and the leaders of Islam to preach birth control to prevent overpopulation and poverty. – Joel Gossman Los Angeles last_img

Doherty welcomes local consultation into Finn Valley Policing Services

first_imgDeputy Pearse Doherty has welcomed a commitment given by local Garda management to facilitate fresh engagement with community stakeholders into policing services and Garda resources in the Finn Valley.The announcement from Garda authorities comes following a request made by Deputy Doherty seeking formal talks between representatives of the Ballybofey Stranorlar Chamber of Commerce and An Garda Síochána into mounting local concerns over policing levels and station opening hours.Welcoming the news, Deputy Doherty said “A number of weeks ago, local public representatives and I were invited to attend a meeting organised by the local chamber of commerce in the Twin Towns which was called in an effort to highlight local concerns in relation to policing services in the area which it’s felt have become severely stretched over recent years. “After what was a very constructive meeting with local business owners, I immediately wrote to Garda Management in the county seeking a meeting between management, the various community stakeholders as well as with local public representatives in order to have these valid concerns raised, with the view to finding solutions and to agree a way forward.“I am now happy to confirm that I have now received a response from Garda Management, and in their reply the force has agreed that it will now liaise with the local business network and begin discussions with them pertaining to policing services locally, such as Garda resources and officer numbers.“The letter goes on to explain that a request has been made for the Chamber to furnish the Chief Superintendent’s office with specific details of their grievances and concerns, after which it’s hoped a mutually convenient time for such a meeting between the various parties can then take place.“Obviously, I am very happy by the response from Garda Management on this occasion as I firmly believe that greater levels of community and stakeholder engagement such as that being proposed in this instance is fundamental if we are to ensure that policing services meet the needs of the community in which they serve, and to build trust and confidence in the Gardaí. “This is particularly welcome news for residents and business owners here in the Finn Valley whom were amongst the targets of a spate of recent burglaries and break-ins which have struck a number of commercial premises throughout the county over the past number of weeks.“While I very much look forward to seeing these talks and discussions progress, I pledge to continue to work closely with local groups and with An Garda Síochána to ensure that policing services in the region may be enhanced and strengthened going forward.”Doherty welcomes local consultation into Finn Valley Policing Services was last modified: October 9th, 2017 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:donegalfinn valleyGardailast_img read more