JOSE MOURINHO will always have my respect and thanks for leading us during the golden generation of success I was lucky enough to experience.However, his legacy for me is done here now he has secured his move to Tottenham.3Credit: Getty – ContributorIt was done for some Chelsea fans the day he joined Manchester United.But I decided to give him a pass on that one thanks to all he achieved here and I understood it was about taking a massive opportunity for an out of work manager.But as any Chelsea supporter knows, the difference between going to United and going to Spurs is massive.There is a historical rivalry between Chelsea and Tottenham that has been passed through generations of both sets of supporters – it is one of the biggest rivalries in English football, and rivalries are a big and entertaining part of the game.Any manager or player who makes that particular switch, will have tarnished any legacies earned at the opposite club.3 If Mourinho was ‘a Chelsea man’ as some claim, then going to Spurs simply would not be an option for him.But from someone who refers to himself as ‘The Special One’, it’s easy to understand why he has made this move.Unfortunately Mourinho is self obsessed.You can just imagine the excitement in his mind when he saw a chance approaching at Spurs, a chance to take the limelight, a chance to thrive and be the one that everybody is talking about once again – this is what he lives for.Do I hate the man? No. I couldn’t hate him due to what he did at Chelsea. I will never forget those great times.But as for him having a Chelsea legacy, that has sailed away the minute he even thought about being manager of Tottenham.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himYou could argue about Frank Lampard joining Manchester City as a player, or John Terry being at Aston Villa as a coach now.But just like Mourinho going to City, those are simply just opportunities.Both Lampard and Terry know that if you are a Chelsea person, you never make that switch across the capital.Simon Phillips is a writer for independent Blues website TalkChelsea.3Tottenham fans give their thoughts on Pochettino’s sacking
Spurs star Son graduated with flying colours SON HEUNG-MIN made the “peace” sign in his first Instagram post since passing his South Korean military service with flying colours. The Tottenham ace is set to spend a fortnight self-isolating when he arrives back in the UK after completing his three-week training camp on the southern island of Jeju.3 Son Heung-Min showed the ‘peace’ sign in his first Instagram post since passing his military serviceCredit: Instagram @hm_son73 Spurs star Son graduated as a top performerCredit: Instagram @hm_son7Son’s four million Insta followers were treated to his first social media post since he graduated the course as a top performer from his 157 fellow trainees.The Spurs star captioned the picture with a love heart and peace sign to let fans know that his stint with the South Korean military had gone smoothly.During his time on island, the 27-year-old marksman appropriately excelled at shooting practise, hitting ten out of ten targets in training.According to the Korea Herald, a marines corp office said: “He received the ‘Pilsung’ prize which is one of five types of awards for best performers.”All the courses were judged in a fair and strict manner, and his military training officers have said he went through the training faithfully.” Son had been pictured wearing a bullet-proof helmet, full camouflage gear and holding a gun as he shot at targets in Seogwipo.The whirlwind course saw the footie ace endure a number of bizarre activities which have certainly toughened him up ahead of the return of the Premier League – which is being touted for June 12.Son’s crazy schedule included shooting and bayonet skills, chemical, biological and radiological training, individual battle and first aid training.The tough nut has also been exposed to tear gas, as well as completing nuclear exercises.Under South Korean law, before the age of 28 you must complete 21 months of national service, unless you earn an exemption.The Spurs ace has earned that exemption after winning gold with his country at the Asian Games in 2018 but opted to undertake the short-term training after the Premier League was KO’d indefinitely by coronavirus.Prior to his departure for Korea, Son had been out of action with a fractured arm and was instructed to self-isolate in February after returning from surgery in his home country.It is likely Son will have to self-isolate for another 14 days with the authorities tightening up on measures for those jetting into the UK.Boris Johnson made the announcement in his address to the nation on Sunday.Spurs began welcoming players back to individual training at the end of last month ahead of football’s return from the killer virus.Tottenham star Son Heung-min arrives at marine boot camp to start military national service including live-fire drills read more
Photo Getty Images. Caption: Former Australia captain Nick Farr-Jones The retired scrum-half was on his way to work when he spotted police, who were trying to catch a wallaby taking a hop on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.Farr-Jones offered to help and played a part in capturing the elusive marsupial.”The police were trying to capture it as you would on the bridge, and they were having trouble so I just did my best to help them,” he told Sydney radio station 2GB.111″It’s unprecedented trying to grab a hold of a kangaroo on the Harbour Bridge.”[There was] a bit of chaos, but when you realised it was a wallaby it was really unusual.”The wallaby was taken to Taronga Zoo after being caught and was found not have suffered any significant injuries.Farr-Jones, meanwhile, must have had a spring in his step after the unexpected and rewarding interruption to his daily commute. read more
This has been confirmed by Taiwan Weather Bureau’s Director of Research and Development, Mr.Mark Cheng.Cheng is attending the Third Pacific Meteorological Council meeting in Nuku’alofa, Tonga this week.He said the Central Weather Bureau of Taiwan and the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service have conducted initial research to identify the strength and capacity of the Solomon Islands Met Service.“There are a number of objectives that were raised, one of which is to determine the important link between the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service and its stakeholders, Cheng said.Taiwan is assisting Solomon Islands set up its early warning system.“Taiwan is offering expertise on its human resources from the National Taiwan University, The Academic of Science and Research Institute, said Cheng.A team of technical experts will establish a basic concept to install observation stations in some parts of Solomon Islands. The team will combine seismologists and meteorologists to carry out sensor installations.“The sensors collect data of shock waves from earthquakes and tsunami waves during actual occurrences in wide areas surrounding an epic centre. The devices will then send data to stations where alerts are issued.”When the equipment is installed, users of the information will have 20-30 seconds to respond. PACNEWS read more
Following the pre-season, the proper season will start next weekend comprising of two rounds.Flames president Kevin Teme said the pre-season was a success with teams putting up a good challenge as they prepare for the proper season.Results today saw Mix Warriors lead by PNG representative Apia Muri defeat 4 Mile Magic 45-39 and Kaugere Pacers defeated Morata in a close encounter 46-42.In the women’s games, Gabutu beat Hox Butterfly 16-14 and Southern Waves defeated Mix Souls 20-16.
Club Commodore, Kilroy Genia, said the RPYC is pleased to host such popular events, with this being the biggest race of the year.“This is a showcase event for the Club, which combines the endurance of runners, swimming and the A-Class racing fleet in a true athletic event,” said Genia.He explained the boats cross the start line at 12.30pm and race to Manubada Island, then onto Lolorua Island.Then from Manubada and Lolorua, the yachts sail up to the arrival line where the runners disembark from their boat, swim ashore and run to the check point at the top of the Island before returning to the beach for the swim back to their yacht.Once crossing the finish line, the runners leap ashore at the marina, and make their way out of the yacht club to commence the Burns Peak leg.“Runners test their stamina on the race to the summit of Burns Peak. Runners then race back to RPYC grounds and the finish line where spectators will be ready at the Boat Shed SP Radler finish line to cheer the runners home,” said Genia.General manager for the RPYC, Aaron Batts, said he is overwhelmed with the support of sponsors.He said prizes will be awarded after the race in the grounds of the RPYC for yachts and runners as well as spot prizes being given to supporters along the routes the runners take.Information on the event is available at rpyc.com.pg. read more
Rafa Nadal took inventory after his victory towards Miomir Kecmanovic in the spherical of 16 of the Mexican Open Telcel de Acapulco. The Balearic was very pleased together with his efficiency in the match. “I feel I performed an awesome first set. I’m very pleased for the extent of the primary set and the start of the second. It has a particular worth as a result of I confronted an excellent participant and the truth is that afterwards he has began to play nicely too. I missed the sport of 5-Three taking off to win the sport however in any other case it has been fairly good. I have improved rather a lot in comparison with yesterday’s recreation (towards Andújar) and that’s at all times constructive. I’m very pleased and pleased for the best way I performed, for the victory and I hope to be ready for tomorrow. “The Balearic additionally expressed concern concerning the enlargement of the coronavirus and hopes that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games shall be held, a really particular occasion for him. “Hopefully this drawback in the world is managed, that may be solved as quickly as attainable, that the treatment that’s wanted will be discovered and cease this uncertainty, this psychosis and this concern that there’s in the direction of all this. It will be significant not only for the Olympics, for humanity in basic. For me the Games are a novel occasion, it’s the most troublesome occasion to win as a result of you only have one, two, or at most three opportunities in your profession. I only had two, as a result of the primary of 2004 was very younger, I missed London 2012 as a result of damage and I used to be in situations in Beijing 2008 and Rio 2016, the place I arrived in miracle after breaking my wrist in Roland Garros and arrived on the final minute. The problem of the Games is nice however the expertise of residing them is exclusive and I counsel everybody who goes to take pleasure in it, that compete to the fullest and as everybody is aware of. “ Nadal additionally spoke concerning the risk that Mexico and Latin America might host a Masters 1,000 occasion though he was cautious and believes it is going to be difficult. “For a few years I have deliberate the choice of the Masters 1,000 in Mexico. I don’t need to disappoint you however being reasonable could be very troublesome. The Masters 1,000 are what they are and I don’t see which event will depart that class for Acapulco to be.. I don’t say it as a result of I used to be not delighted that Latin America had a 1,000 Masters, I’d find it irresistible and I want I might assist, however neither ought to anybody be fooled. Acapulco has an awesome event, an ATP 500, the most effective of the yr for a number of years, and Mexico needs to be very glad with a event like this. Shopping for a Masters 1,000 could be very difficult. “Lastly Nadal had phrases of affection for Maria Sharapova after the Russian introduced her retirement. “I hope Sharapova is pleased in what he decides to do. From a younger age he has labored arduous, like many people to satisfy his targets in tennis and now deserves the proper to determine what he desires. It’s a unhappy day for tennis, an icon is leaving, somebody who has been a benchmark in girls’s sports activities. It’s not excellent news however all of us end sometime. She has given rather a lot to this sport and has been an instance of ardour for the game. Regardless of all of the success he has had and has on and off the monitor he has at all times behaved with professionalism and an awesome need to succeed. I feel it has been an awesome reference. “ read more
Kyrgios additionally answered in regards to the occasion he had that very same night time after falling earlier than the manacorí in 4 units. “No, I don’t remorse it. You appeared very excited to ask that query. You’ve gotten a really boring life.”The Australian, who additionally does social work for his neighbors throughout confinement, stated he had been unable to prepare throughout this time. “I’ve not been in a position to play tennis throughout the quarantine,” he stated. Nick Kyrgios once more introduced to gentle a few of his most controversial episodes whereas on the circuit. The Australian tennis participant reviewed a few of these occasions throughout an internet online game session whereas serving the quarantine in Australia.Kyrgios was requested about his match against Rafa Nadal at Wimbledon final 12 months, the place he performed after partying the night time earlier than. “I went out to the primary recreation and he broke it and I assumed ‘shit, perhaps I shouldn’t have come out.’ However then I gained the second and I stated to myself, ‘I’ve woken up now.’ read more