How Spurs could line-up against Watford with Vorm an option after shock return

first_imgTOTTENHAM are desperate to return to winning ways at home to bottom-feeders Watford after successive losses before the international break.Mauricio Pochettino’s side had seven goals smashed past them by Bayern Munich before suffering a humiliating 3-0 defeat at Brighton.2Spurs were then plunged into disarray with the news that club captain Hugo Lloris suffered a dislocated elbow in the loss at the Amex.Following the news that the French keeper has been ruled out of action until next year, the club re-signed veteran Michel Vorm to act as emergency cover.The Dutchman, 35, left Spurs in the summer after making just 13 Premier League appearances in five years at the club.Vorm has not played a competitive game in a year, with his last outing coming in the Champions League 2-2 draw at PSV Eindhoven last October.The former Swansea stopper is lacking match sharpness and is likely to act as second fiddle for Paulo Gazzaniga, who came on for Lloris in the 3-0 loss at Brighton.Upon his return to north London, Vorm revealed his belief that the Argentine has the capability to take over as Tottenham’s No1.I’ve seen his quality from the beginning. I’m 100% sure that he’ll do a great job.Michel Vorm on Paulo GazzanigaHe told the club’s official website: “I’ve worked with him for a few years and I’ve seen his quality from the beginning.”He’s a good lad and a guy who has a strong mentality and I think he will bring a good energy with him and I’m 100% sure that he’ll do a great job.”I spoke with him yesterday and he’s happy that I’m back.”Summer signings Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon both returned to first-team training during the international break but are expected to miss the clash against Watford.Poch also has a big decision to make over Dele Alli, who has struggled for form and fitness this season.The England star was hauled off during the 7-2 drubbing by Bayern and then left out of Gareth Southgate’s squad over the international break.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneMost 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 CelticHowever he may have a point to prove against Watford, with a stellar record of five goals and two assists in the eight games he has faced the Hornets.And Christian Eriksen may be given a rest after it was revealed he picked up a dead leg on international duty with Denmark.But one less headache for Poch will be the return of Serge Aurier, who is back from suspension following his red card in the 2-1 win over Southampton.2Spurs chiefs worry axing Mauricio Pochettino will benefit their rivals as Man Utd and Real Madrid circlelast_img read more

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Women’s Basketball Set To Open Regular Season At North Dakota Friday

first_imgStory Links Watch Live On Big Sky Drake Game Notes GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The Drake University women’s basketball team is set to open the 2016-17 regular season at North Dakota Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. The game will be broadcast on 1350 ESPN Des Moines and an online stream will be available at WatchBigSky.com. Live Stats Following Friday’s season opener, Drake travels to Omaha, Neb., on Nov. 17 to play former MVC-rival Creighton at 7 p.m. Print Friendly Version Drake, the preseason favorite in the Missouri Valley Conference, won both of its preseason exhibition contests at the Knapp Center. The Bulldogs defeated Winona State, 74-63, on Nov. 1 and followed that with a blowout win over MidAmerica Nazarene, 106-62, on Nov. 5. Senior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.), the preseason MVC Player of the Year, averaged 23.5 points in the two wins while sophomore Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) averaged 17.5 points and 9.5 rebounds. Senior point guard Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) averaged 11.5 assists. Listen Live On 1350 ESPN Des Moines Drake and North Dakota met last season at the Knapp Center as the Bulldogs held on for a 10-point win over the Fighting Hawks. The teams have played seven times all-time with Drake holding a 5-2 advantage in the series. The Fighting Hawks are picked to finish second in the preseason Big Sky Coaches poll.last_img read more

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