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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Regulators Close Down Illinois Bank

first_imgRegulators Close Down Illinois Bank in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News Share Only a week after the latest collapse, federal regulators announced the closure of yet another government-insured bank, bringing the year-to-date tally to 16.The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced Friday the shuttering of the National Republic Bank of Chicago, appointing FDIC as receiver.As of the end of Q2, National Republic Bank had approximately $915.3 million in total deposits and $954.4 million in assets. To protect depositors, FDIC arranged a purchase and assumption agreement with the Dallas-based State Bank of Texas, which has taken on all of National Republic Bank’s deposits and nearly two-thirds of its assets. FDIC will retain the remaining assets for disposition in the future.The shutdown comes months after the agency ordered the bank to dismiss both its chairman/CEO and president as it slipped into an undercapitalized position. OCC also directed National Republic Bank to cooperate with regulators and make preparations to minimize the hit to FDIC’s insurance fund in the event of its closure.FDIC estimates the cost of the collapse to its Deposit Insurance Fund will be $111.6 million.National Republic Bank marks Illinois’ fifth bank failure so far this year, making the state by far the most active. Three of those closings were in the Chicago area, including the last one in July.center_img Bank Failure FDIC OCC 2014-10-27 Tory Barringer October 27, 2014 450 Views last_img read more

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