Amazon in talks with Spurs over fly-on-the-wall documentary after City success

first_imgTOTTENHAM are in talks with Amazon over a fly-on-the-wall documentary following their season.The streaming giants are looking for a new subject matter in the Premier League following the success of their series charting a year in the life of Manchester City.2 Tottenham are in talks with Amazon about filming a behind-the-scenes documentary to be screened next summerCredit: PA:Press AssociationAnd the Mail say they are now in advanced talks with Spurs with the idea to screen episodes next summer.When City first signed up to working with Amazon, they had to seek permission from all the other clubs in the top flight before going ahead with the deal.Central to the concern of the other clubs was protecting the highly-valuable broadcasting rights which meant City had to give assurances about not showing match action until the season had finished.Once the All or Nothing series was published, a deal which netted City £10million, it received critical acclaim and gave other sides an idea of what would be involved.The growth in stature of Spurs over the past few years has seen them become more marketable globally, which helped Amazon choose them as potential subjects.2They are keen to get a deal in place this season given it is the first one in which they enter the market of broadcasting live Premier League matches.Amazon have the rights to screen an entire midweek match programme in early December along with all the Boxing Day matches.And the idea is to complete the campaign with a show based on the goings on at Tottenham, warts and all.Spurs have suffered a stuttering start to the new season which has seen them fall ten points adrift of top spot already.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 summerThe Carabao Cup humbling against Colchester also increased fears that there is something not quite right at the club.But if chairman Daniel Levy finalises a deal with Amazon, much of that will be screened next summer – although the report claims this series is not planning to be as full on as the City one.Instead producers want to also show how the club works within the community around their home – and the impact their new stadium has made on Tottenham. Leeds United behind the scenes documentary narrated by die-hard fan Russell Crowe set to air on Prime Video in Augustlast_img read more

Levy and Mourinho will be box-office, Jose loves spending money and Levy hates it

first_imgTHE gamble for Daniel Levy is clear and obvious.The Spurs chairman sacked his club’s greatest boss of the last 40 years and appointed a bloke who has acted like a human stinkbomb in his last two jobs.5 Spurs could be the last chance saloon for MourinhoCredit: Getty – Contributor5For Jose Mourinho, though, taking the Totenham job is also high-risk.This is a man used to operating with supreme financial might over the past 15 years — at Chelsea twice, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United, he has enjoyed lavish riches to spend in the transfer market.A return to the Bernabeu seemed a genuine option for Mourinho, should Zinedine Zidane depart, yet he has taken the plunge at Spurs, the poor relations of the top flight’s big six.Mourinho will now be a relative underdog for the first time since he won the Champions League with Porto way back in 2004.Whatever Levy promised his new manager in terms of transfer spend, he will not be able to compete with either Manchester club or Liverpool — even with Arsenal or Chelsea, once the Blues’ transfer ban is lifted.And the relationship between Levy and Mourinho will be box office for onlookers, if not the harmonious one Spurs fans will crave.These are football alpha males. No-compromise, ball-busting types.And at the heart of the matter is this: Mourinho loves spending money and Levy hates it.5There will be nuclear detonations at Tottenham’s pristine Hotspur Way training base near Enfield — it is a matter of when, not if.After his acrimonious departures from Chelsea and United, this feels like Mourinho’s last-chance saloon, in the Premier League and perhaps in European football.Mess this up and the Portuguese will be confirmed as a has-been.There is a supreme irony in the fact that Mauricio Pochettino was the man United wanted to succeed Mourinho when he was sacked 11 months ago, and yet Mourinho ended up replacing an axed Pochettino at Spurs.Mourinho left Chelsea close to the relegation zone in 2015, just seven months after leading the Blues to the title, due to what the club referred to as ‘palpable discord’ with his players.Discord was even more palpable during his 2½ years at Old Trafford — especially with Paul Pogba — and yet his United reign looks a lot better in hindsight than it did at the time.Two trophies and a runners-up spot in the Premier League in 2017-18, United’s best post-Ferguson finish. Yet there was no mistaking Mourinho seemed to have fallen out of love with football — and footballers.His mood was dark, he saw shadows everywhere, and he felt like a man out of time.5A supreme motivator during his first spell at Chelsea in particular, Mourinho seemed to have lost the ability to improve and inspire players.Now aged 56, he has claimed he is capable of adapting and reinventing himself to some degree.He will unveil a new-look backroom staff at Spurs, including his fellow Portuguese, Joao Sacramento, who arrives from Lille as No 2.There is no doubt that Mourinho is feeling fresh and up for this new challenge, in a way he never seemed to be in Manchester — where he was holed up in a hotel for his entire tenure, giving the impression that he never truly wanted to be there.But this is not going to be easy. Mourinho inherits from Pochettino a squad battered by their travails over the past ten months.During which time they have failed to win a Premier League away match and been humiliated by Colchester and Bayern Munich. Many of Spurs’ senior pros — including Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose — are embittered by Levy’s approach to them and running down contracts.Dele Alli, so key to much of Pochettino’s best work at Spurs, has struggled for form, fitness and focus for a year now.It is not all doom and gloom, of course.This is a club which reached the Champions League final last season and which boasts arguably the best stadium and the best centre- forward in world football.5But while Harry Kane remains a highly-motivated goal machine — Mourinho must persuade him through words and actions that Spurs is a club where he can win trophies.The England captain will be 27 next summer and has won nothing.Mourinho is, at heart, a winner. He boasts 25 trophies to Pochettino’s zero, yet there is a difference between managing so many elite clubs, while the Argentinian has bossed Espanyol, Southampton and Spurs.As things began to unravel at United — with a 3-0 home defeat by Pochettino’s Spurs in August 2018 — Mourinho walked out of a press conference ranting, ‘Respect, respect, respect,’ for his three top-flight titles.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 yearThat glittering CV still carries some clout, certainly with Levy.But those three Chelsea titles, funded by Roman Abramovich, all seem a very long time ago. It was a different era, when Mourinho was a different sort of man.Can he reinvent himself and win again without the supreme wealth of a free-spending owner? We will soon find out but the stakes are high and the odds are against him. Jose Mourinho gives first interview as head coach at Tottenhamlast_img read more

Spurs confirm legend Jimmy Greaves is undergoing treatment in hospital

first_imgA statement on behalf of Greaves was released late on Tuesday night on his social media pages, with a further announcement to be made on Wednesday morning.It read: “I can confirm Jimmy is in hospital tonight.”We will release a statement tomorrow regarding the condition, please please respect the family and if you are press do not phone his home tonight.”His current condition and prognosis will be revealed mid-morning tomorrow. If you love him like I do, have good thoughts for him as you go to bed tonight.”He is my biggest hero of all time and as lots of you know I kind of lived your dream by becoming best friends with him for over 20 years.”He has endured a very difficult five years since his massive stroke in 2015 so spare some time to think of my lovely mate tonight. And watch this space for an update tomorrow.”DAVE KIDD Spurs legend Greaves was one of England’s best ever and a bit like Messi – it’s time to remember the forgotten geniusNow 80, the former footballer and pundit has been in poor health since suffering a stroke nearly five years ago.He uses a wheelchair and is cared for by his family and professional carers, who visit him four times a day.Greaves is one of the greatest footballers England has ever produced and was one of the world’s best strikers in his considerable prime.His 357 goals in English football remains unbeaten 49 years after he retired and he is still Tottenham’s record goalscorer with 266.4 Jimmy Greaves also scored a mountain of goals at Chelsea despite only playing four seasons at Stamford BridgeCredit: Getty4 After retirement Greaves, right with Ian St John, became a much-loved pundit on Saint and GreavsieCredit: PA:Press AssociationMOST 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 InstagramPicturedAN 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’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT 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 himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’Greaves also scored 132 goals for Chelsea and is seventh on their all-time list despite playing only four seasons at Stamford Bridge.He also scored 44 goals in just 57 England games and was a key part of the 1966 World Cup winning squad – although he missed the knockout stages because of injury.After retirement he became a much-loved pundit on Saint and Greavsie, alongside Ian St John. TOTTENHAM have confirmed that football legend Jimmy Greaves has been taken to hospital.It is not yet known what he is being treated for but there is no suggestion it is linked to coronavirus.4 Tottenham legend Jimmy Greaves has been taken to hospital – there is no suggestion it’s related to coronavirusCredit: Getty4 A serious stroke in 2015 has left Greaves in poor health and needing to use a wheelchairCredit: Getty – ContributorSpurs announced on social media: “We can confirm that our record goalscorer Jimmy Greaves is currently being treated in hospital.”We are in touch with his family and will provide further updates in due course.”Everybody at the club sends their best wishes to Jimmy and his family.”Greaves has been taken to hospital in Chelmsford, Essex, near his home.We can confirm that our record goalscorer Jimmy Greaves is currently being treated in hospital. We are in touch with his family and will provide further updates in due course. Everybody at the Club sends their best wishes to Jimmy and his family.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 7, 2020last_img read more

Hunters vs Panthers underway

first_imgPrime Minister Peter O’Neill said the National Sport Stadium was of international standard and appealed to the public to look after it.After the opening, Panthers, in their away pink and black uniforms kicked off and the game got under way.The game is watched by a huge crowd.More to come…last_img

NRL’s League bilong Laif helps Erima children

first_imgNRL’s League Bilong Laif, Westpac Bank and Save the Children’s fund have worked together for the first time using rugby fandom to support education in Papua New Guinea in communities.With the program initiated by NRL and Save the Children’s fund- Westpac bank funded the program after seeing the need to educate children in communities with the basic skills and understanding of life.More than 20 children in the Wildlife community participated in the 16 weeks course and training with the NRL League Bilong Laif development officers learning rugby skills and basic understanding of life.They were certified on Tuesday Feb 23 with gifts of NRL Rugby packages and urged that they will be given certificates which may help them find employment and schools to further the knowledge they have received in the short program.Papua New Guinea NRL General Manager Mark Mom said he believed the increasing involvement of children in the sport is improving confidence and changing attitudes in Papua New Guinean society and sporting circles.“We are not here to give you everything but a little to make you understand who you are in the community to make better decisions for your education,” Mom said.Save the Children’s Fund program director Tamara Green also agreed with Mom that the development of children is the base for changing the way we live and the way we think.The participants were proud of the organisers and thank the joint partners for their initiative in bringing the program to their community.last_img read more

Hunters and Dolphins leveled 6-6 at half-time

first_imgStargroth Amean scored first for Hunters five minutes into the game, followed by a conversion by Noel Zeming to put them in the lead 6-0.Dolphins fought hard to level the score 6-6 19 minutes to half-time through Ruzon Nutira, followed by a conversion from Darren Nicholls.It is a close encounter as Dolphins are feeling the Moresby heat. The winner of this game will win the Stan Joyce Cup commemorating major sponsor SP Brewery.last_img

Thompkins and Laprovittola dynamit the triple-based derby

first_img01/12/2020 – 14:39 In the second, with Mario Nakic (18 years) always on track, the Madrid exhibition arrived. Nico Laprovittola was the one who started it with 3 triples, then Jeff Taylor and, above all, a stellar Thompkins, another three triples without failure. engaged in attack and rebound.The 30-53 with which he came to rest left the derby very decanted for MadridThe piston of the match fell almost sharply in the continuation. Only that special feeling of the derbies kept the game afloat in the next twenty minutes.Students worked in a defensive zone, for subsequent commitments, and Real Madrid maintained the essential level so as not to take any subsequent fright and have a quiet game.The third quarter concluded with 49-69. Madrid kept the safety margin and Movistar Estudiantes tried not to lower their arms.In the final ten minutes the status quo was maintained. Madrid, with Jordan Mickey very focused, did not let the advantage diminish too much, and Estu fought against his shortcomings, his bad streak and his uncertain future.The schoolboys will remain last in the standings and Madrid will be first at the end of the first round, which will allow them to play their first Copa del Rey game on Thursday and, if it happens, have a rest day for the semifinals.Data sheet:72 – Movistar Students (19 + 11 + 19 + 23): Pressey, Dangubic, Palaces (12), Scrubb (4) and Kadji (19) – initial five -, Vicedo, Dukan (5), Douglas (10), Avramovic (16) and Arteaga (6).87 – Real Madrid (22 + 31 + 16 + 18): Campazzo (9), Carroll (7), Tavares (8), Mickey (20), Thompkins (18) – initial five – Laprovittola (11), Garuba, Nakic (5), Tisma, Taylor (7) and Mejri (2).Referees: Emilio Pérez, Jorge Martínez and Carlos Merino. Without eliminated.Incidents: Match corresponding to the seventeenth day of the Endesa League played at the Palacio de Deportes (Wizink Center) in Madrid before 13,165 spectators. Image: EFE Whites decanted the derby in the second quarter Real Madrid chose the most unequal derby -Students are last in the standings and their neighbor, leader- after a second overwhelming quarter, with Trey Thompkins and Nico Laprovittola in the lead, to end up winning 72-87.Real Madrid ended the derby in the second quarter. With 7 of 8 triples in the period and a partial 11-31, +20 advantage, any other explanation seems superfluous.At the beginning of the game, Madrid wanted to lay a solid foundation on the scoreboard from the start, despite having five sensitive casualties, due to injury or rest, such as Rudy, Llull, Randolph, Causeur and Deck, and 2-10 (min .4) seemed to agree with Pablo Laso in his approach.Trey Thompkins was the executing arm of Madrid, before the mistake of Jaycee CarrollStudents put aside the dejection by the exuberance of their neighbors and supported by a specially inspired Kenny Kadji (11 points in the first act), managed to overcome and arrive matched at the end of the first ten minutes (19-19), although a Facu Campazzo’s triple determined the 19-22 with which he finished the first quarter.last_img read more

FIFA, on guard with Thebes for opposing the Supermundial

first_imgJavier Tebas has opened a new front. This time against FIFA. The president of LaLiga has manifested “openly against” the new Club Supermundial whose first edition will be held in China in June 2021 with the participation of the 24 best teams in the world. “Until now FIFA was a regulator and a football legislator whose entry into competitions was limited to the National Teams, but with the new Supermundial collides with the interests of the clubs and alters the ecosystem“the Aragonese manager said in London. These statements have sat down badly at FIFA and surprised Infantino, who worked as a fellow in the organization now chaired by Javier Tebas.Faced with this frontal opposition to the Club Supermundial, FIFA has guaranteed Real Madrid’s support for the project. Gianni Infantino spoke with Florentino Pérez and secured the participation of the white team in the first edition of the new Supermundial, a tournament that will leave revenues for almost one billion in just three weeks and that would be played on the dates that until now occupied the Confederations Cup, in theory every four years although FIFA has never ruled out to dispute it every two seasons as Tebas suspects that describes the project as “direct competition for clubs”. In this mess, just as Infantino has sought the support of Florentino, Thebes has also found allies. In his case the UEFA president, Ceferin, who sees in the Club Supermundial a direct competition to the Champions League. The new competition would take place between June 17 and July 4, 2021 and the Champions and Europa League champions of the last four seasons (eight teams) would participate. South America would contribute six teams; while Africa, Asia and CONCACAF would have three each for a representative from Oceania. If the same team is champion more than once during the four years of each period, it would replace the next classified in the ranking of each continental confederation (UEFA, CAF, CAF, OFC, CONMEBOL and CONCACAF). It would be played in a format with eight groups of three teams in which the eight winners would go to the quarterfinals. Spain has already won the right to participate in Real Madrid and Atlético, but not yet Barcelona.last_img read more

In Belgium they discard Hazard for the derby against Atlético

first_imgHazard is working both in Valdebebas and outside the premises to return as soon as possible to be under Zidane’s orders. The plan was to continue accumulating sessions with the presence of the ball and join the group throughout this week. However, the prudence with which the Real Madrid coach deals with the return of his injured is already known. Zizou does not want to accelerate a return that could jeopardize the presence of his star player in the key leg of the season. Indicated in red is the knockout round of Champions against Manchester City. On February 26, it is the first assault on the Bernabéu. An appointment in which the coach of Madrid wants to have a Hazard in full. Asked this Saturday about the evolution of Hazard, Zidane said: “I can’t say yet when his return will be. His evolution is good, he no longer has pain. Starting Monday, he will start working individually with more ball. Little by little it will improve and I hope that I will return soon with the group. For the mental part it would do very well. I can’t say when he comes back, it would be bold. We are happy, we hope to recover him very quickly. “The club is cautious when it comes to discarding Hazard from being in the derby, but in the country of the Madrid star they already assume that it will also be low (this injury has made him lose 12 matches). Eden Hazard will miss the derby against Atlético de Madrid next Saturday (4:00 p.m.), according to newspaper reports Derniere Heure. Last Friday, 58 days after Meunier injured him on the right ankle at Real Madrid-PSG (November 26), the player began to touch the ball but, although he was optimistic about being at least on the bench before from Simeone, According to the Belgian media, he still feels discomfort (not pain) in the joint.last_img read more

Love: “An Athletic-Barça is an early final”

first_imgTransfer Market: “No one is going to sign. The market as soon as incorporations is closed and with the template we have we can throw forward. The players we have in attack can play again. Be Griezmann, Messi, Ansu …”.Andoni, representing Athletic in the Copa draw“Nobody here is already a favorite. When you reach this point all the teams are very strong. We start with the advantage of playing at home. San Mamés is going to be full. This match is going to be a match without favorites even though Barcelona is one of the best in the world and has the best player in the world and many years of football history. I am very happy with this crossing. San Mamés is going to be a great party. “ Messi: “Barcelona has a great team and great players but Leo is Leo. He is the best player in the world and makes a difference every time he plays. We always prefer him to be on the field but the seasons are long. It is understood that in the match, as against Ibiza, rest, Leo is and will be very important for the team and he will give us a lot, he is a player who makes a difference.Precedents: “Athletic is a great team and in its field it is much stronger. We always say that a single game is to play at home, with your fans, with your people but it has come out that we go to Bilbao. We face it with great desire because it’s a real final. Athletic-Barça is an early Cup final. It’s going to be a very nice match and we know what we play. We want to win the Copa del Rey and we have a squad for it. We want to win it since last season we escaped the final. Let’s go to Bilbao to win. “last_img read more