While the small Indonesian contingent whooped it up at the final whistle in Manila, there was heartbreak in Bocaue—a pain that was the exact opposite of the mood in past AFF Suzuki Cup tournaments when the Azkals bucked odds and took down some of the region’s best teams.Midfielder Stephan Schrock minced no words as the Azkals came to grips with the result. “It’s a disaster,” he said. “We are all disappointed at the moment. We won’t shy from it.”The Azkals may have been doomed from the start. Unable to sustain the momentum of their stunning 3-2 win over North Korea in World Cup Qualifying last March, the Azkals— out of action for the next five months—groped for form.The preparation was far from ideal and all the signs were there for everyone to see when they suffered friendly losses to Bahrain and North Korea last October. Azkals coach Thomas Dooley saw no reason to panic. “If the Suzuki Cup were [held] tomorrow then I would be worried,” Dooley said then.He said he had a good plan in the Suzuki Cup and the players were firm in their belief that they could break new ground in the tournament. “I believe in the players and in our capability as a team,” said Phil Younghusband, the Azkals skipper.ADVERTISEMENT Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports We are young PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise But the Azkals came to grief Friday night after losing to Thailand, 0-1, before another sparse crowd at faraway Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan. The tournament went down the wire—down to the last six minutes of the final Group A matches last Friday night, when the last semifinalist from the group was decided.Thailand, unbeaten in three matches, and Indonesia, which fought back from a goal down to beat Singapore, 2-1, advanced. The Philippines and Singapore got the boot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliTwo points from three matches weren’t enough and, after Sarawut Masuk beat Roland Muller on the breakaway in the 81st minute, the Azkals’ run of three semifinal appearances in the tournament came to a halt.The result against the Thais would have been enough had Indonesia and Singapore drew in a simultaneous match at Rizal Memorial Stadium. But Stefano Lilipaly, the Dutch-Indonesian midfielder, lived up to the hype, banging in a volley from inside the area to send the perennially underachieving Indonesians to the next round. An AFF Suzuki Cup between Philippines and Thailand at the Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhat was supposed to be a showcase of the progress of the Philippine national team the past six years became an illustration of the amount of work that needs to be done to keep the Azkals in the upper echelons of Southeast Asian football.Being Southeast Asia’s top-ranked team and host of the group stage for the first time, the Azkals entered the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup as one of the favorites to advance to the semifinals, despite the presence of former semifinal conquerors Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Still, there will be questions that need to be answered before the team takes the next step forward. Is a revamp on the cards? Is Dooley still the man for the job? Is the Philippine Football Federation developing enough talent from the age-group level to make the senior team? Can the Azkals prepare poorly and still expect to get away with wins? Are games promoted enough to fill the stadium for the Azkals’ home games?The period of introspection begins.“There’s always tomorrow and there are always some positive things to take away,” said Schrock. “We’ll analyze that and come back stronger.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Four squads mix it up for final 4 berths MOST READ Younghusband’s statement may have masked the concerns within the squad. There were just too many players playing out of position, including Younghusband himself—a prolific striker now deployed as a defensive midfielder by Dooley. There was a lack of defenders in the squad. The vocal leaders of past runs such as Rob Gier were no longer around and nobody seemed ready to take the leadership mantle.To watch it all unfold—and unravel—in the Suzuki Cup, in front of Filipino fans, was tough to take. But even in diversity, there was always faith in the team’s capacity to pull through. Not this time.The Azkals struggled to break down Singapore even though the enemy was down to 10 men, managing just a a point from the scoreless draw. The second match offered hope as the Azkals, showing the never-say-die spirit of old, fought back from a goal down twice to hold off Indonesia, 2-2, setting the stage for a tight Group A finish.Younghusband’s curling free kick for the equalizer in the 81st minute was a reminder of his quality when he’s closer to goal. But it was still in the Azkals’ hands heading into the match against Thailand, which had already qualified after winning its first two matches.The Thais had the luxury of resting their stars, like Teerasil Dangda and Chanathip Songkrasin, but even their so-called “B” team is filled with talented players.Dooley gambled on his defense, this time putting 17-year-old Marco Casambre at central defense alongside Amani Aguinaldo. And while the teenager acquitted himself after a shaky start, Dooley sacrificed him for the more attack-minded Kevin Ingreso in search of a winner late on against the Thais.The move backfired as the back line, already settled before Casambre left, allowed Sarawut to score on the breakaway. It was one gamble too many for Dooley.“Obviously, this is not what everybody expected,” said Dooley. “We created a lot of chances, we didn’t have 100-percent chances, but we had six, seven, maybe eight good chances. We wanted to run a little bit because we knew the score from Singapore-Indonesia. Maybe it was a little too risky trying to play offside.”In the end, the Thais, a class above the rest with their quality and free-flowing style, deserved topping Group A. The Indonesians also earned their berth to the next round by playing without fear on attack.As for the Azkals, there will be plenty of scrutiny in the coming months with the next competition slated in March yet. The positives cannot be ignored, though, with Casambre emerging as a viable option at the back and Pika Minegishi and Mike Ott bringing attacking verve. EDITORS’ PICK Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
I need not speak audibly but no I must scream thisI need not wail but I must shed the tears for you to witnessI need not snort but I won’t stop if something is bugging meI might be silent but how lengthy can that persist?I might be short-sighted but how extensive will it last?I seek my freedom to move beyond your dominionAllow those blessings come without any interferenceLet my time approaches without a single bidding via youThrough the good and terrible times that befalls meThe harsh lessons to learn as life one must live for enduranceI need not be a remote control the copious knobs for callous tickingToo soon to share a humid seat with the good advice and carefree chatsShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Dear Editor,No proper historian can doubt that the most difficult economic years for the ordinary man in post-independence Guyana were during the last years of Forbes Burnham, during the period 1984 to 1985.Unfortunately for Desmond Hoyte, he was given the unenviable task of leading the turnaround of the economy post-1985. Significantly, he chose the “Economic Recovery Program” as his tool to assert his leadership, and eventually, by 1991, did turn around the economy. We have to remember that the economy did not grow at all during the last three years under Burnham. It went backward by negative 13%, negative 7% and negative 5% respectively.Fast forward to the Granger Presidency and we can find that he came into office on a foundation wherein the economy had grown by approximately positive 5%, positive 5% and positive 4% in the three years prior to his arrival. So why is he sitting on top of an economy that is regressing incrementally? The growth rate for 2015 and 2016 averaged 3% and is expected to do worse in 2017.Let me be absolutely clear: Hoyte got a mess, and made something good of it; so it clearly shows that the PNC did have talent. On the other hand, Granger got a stable economy and is making a mess of it. To divert the people’s attention from the gross mismanagement of the economy under Granger, his team continues to mislead the people into believing that this mess will be cleared up when the oil money flows. It is a downright untruth, since Guyana does not have the systems in place to manage this oil money; and if you observe the operations of this Granger Government, it has Burnhamist economic strategic-thinking all over it, and Burnham was a hot mess at economic leadership.Under Burnham’s rule, he did everything policy wise during the 1980s to shrink the opportunities to the wider population at large, and while he was drinking whiskey on a commandeered aircraft en route to Africa, the ordinary folk were drinking “rice-maar” for dinner.Today, if you carefully observe this student of Burnham (Mr. Granger), his policy closely resembles those of Burnham’s from 1984, with all these vanity projects that are built at great cost to the Treasury but offer little economic usefulness towards lifting our people out of poverty.So while the lead Government spokesperson — morning, noon and night — parrots delusional comments like “the majority of the population is happy with the Coalition Government’s performance”, the reality is very different. Today we have a raw-commodity-driven economy that excludes the majority of the people from sharing in the wealth of the nation, while the Executives in the Government are travelling the world on a billion-dollar budget and paying themselves a total package that adds up to more than G0 million a year.Further, within 6 months, some 10,000 more Guyanese directly and about 50,000 indirectly in rural Guyana will feel the impact of these state-sponsored social depriving public policies as the retrenchment continues in the sugar industry. Clearly, these are policies that continue to exclude the people.So, as history repeats itself once more in Guyana, the conclusion is that we are back to the attitudes of 1984 in the Executive branch of the Government. In 1984, the Burnham government stole the dreams of the majority of Guyanese people, and history is repeating itself in 2017 under this Granger regime.Regards,Sase Singh
Security guard Tamraadhouj Ramcharran of Richmond Village, Essequibo Coast, Region Two, was on Thursday evening discovered dead in his bedroom.The 61-year-old had reportedly lived alone, and had last been seen by neighbours at about 22:00 on November 9. This newspaper was told that after neighbours with whom he usually chats did not see him, they ventured into his yard. One of the neighbours went into his house and saw the man lying in his bedroom.The Police were alerted and visited the home. An examination conducted by the Police did not find any marks of violence on the body.Ramcharran’s body was then taken to the Suddie Public Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead, and the body was later transported to the Suddie Mortuary to await a post mortem.
0Shares0000BARCELONA, Spain, January 26 – Barcelona survived a late comeback from holders Real Madrid to knock them out of the Spanish Cup with a 4-3 victory on aggregate after a 2-2 draw at the Nou Camp where the visitors put up a spirited fightback to come from two goals down.Jose Mourinho may still not have won away to Barcelona in nine attempts as a coach, whether at Real or any of his other clubs, but his team’s performance was a perfect answer to the critics who have blasted their recent poor displays against their arch rivals. First-half goals by Pedro and Dani Alves looked to have put the game beyond the reach of Real before they fought back to level on the night with goals by Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, but in the end came up short and had defender Sergi Ramos sent-off late on.“The players worked hard and I would like to congratulate them for their performance,” said Barca coach Pep Guardiola.“Madrid are a great team and for that reason our victory has more merit. Madrid played well but over the 180 minutes we were the deserved winners.“I wouldn’t say that this was our toughest game. I remember the match in my first season away to Sevilla when we were 3-0 up and they pulled it back to 3-2 and if we drew we would lose the league.“Madrid are a very strong side but I wouldn’t necessarily say this team is stronger than the one we faced last season for example in the Champions League (semi-finals which Barca won).”Mourinho had little to say after the game but was disappointed by his side’s poor finishing.“There wasn’t very much to talk to the players about at half time because there was little to change. When the team plays well then you have nothing to say, and I could have spoken for just one minute,” said Mourinho, who it has been reported in the media has indicated he wants to leave at the end of the season.“We played well in the first half. Barcelona scored without having done anything and we had four or five chances.“After the break we tried to vary things by pushing Cristiano further forward and putting Benzema and (Jose) Callejon deeper.”Real, looking to overturn the 2-1 first leg quarter-final defeat, set off at a high tempo but went on to miss a hatful of chances with Gonzalo Higuain especially wasteful.The game had just kicked off when Real had their first chance for Higuain but he shot well wide after being played in by a poor Alves back pass.Minutes later and Higuain had another glaring miss. Xabi Alonso floated in a free-kick and Ronaldo stabbed a shot from close range which was blocked by the keeper Jose Pinto and the follow-up fell to the Argentine who fired over.Ronaldo shot wide with another opportunity and then after a break by Kaka from midfield he set up the Portuguese star who, pushed a bit wide, again was unable to hit the target.Barca were struggling to cope with the darting runs from Mesut Ozil and he was extremely unlucky with a sublime 35-yard strike which crashed back into play off the woodwork.Barca had offered little but there was a feeling that the sucker punch would come and it did just two minutes before the break.The Real defence rushed to block a Lionel Messi run and left Pedro, who came on for the injured Andres Iniesta, free. He slotted the ball with his weaker right foot into the corner.Real were stunned but it got worse as in stoppage time Alves unleashed an unstoppable shot which flew into the roof of the net from the edge of the area.Barcelona lost concentration in the second-half allowing Real to strike back.Alonso slipped a ball through for Ronaldo to round the keeper and score to give them hope after 67 minutes and then substitute Benzema took advantage of slack defending to bring the scores level but Barca held on.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
BERKELEY – As a 17-point lead faded away to nothing in the final minutes, USC’s status as a potential NCAA tournament team was put to the test. Follow up the Stanford debacle by blowing this game, and everything the Trojans had worked to build this season could come tumbling down. But the freshman wasn’t Gibson. Daniel Hackett came off the bench and fought off a twisted ankle to make four key plays down the stretch, including the winning basket with 17 seconds left, and USC pulled out a 76-73win over California at Haas Pavilion. “It could have been a devastating loss with that kind of lead,” coach Tim Floyd said. “It could have been a self-doubt loss. “Instead, it’s a great win.” USC likely will lose its No.25 ranking in the Associated Press poll Monday because of the 65-50 loss at Stanford on Thursday, but the Trojans (16-6, 6-3) are right where they want to be after the first trip through the conference. The first half of Pacific-10 Conference play would wrap up in disappointing fashion, with those old doubts creeping back. That the player to take charge at the end and carry the team to an important victory Saturday was a freshman wasn’t a surprise. Taj Gibson has been the key player in the Trojans’ improvement. “We’re back on track,” Lodrick Stewart said. “If we had lost this game, it would have probably killed our confidence heading into next week.” Stewart had the hot hand in the first half, scoring 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting and making all four of his 3-point tries to give the Trojans a 67-60 edge at the break. Nick Young took over in the second half, leading a 16-6charge out of the locker room that gave USC the 17-point advantage. Young had 19 of his 21 points in the second half. Down by 12, Cal (12-9, 4-5) made a furious rally in the final seven minutes with some ridiculously tough 3-point shots. Ryan Anderson, a 6-foot-10 center, started the Bears off with a make from at least 5 feet beyond the line with the shot clock winding down. With the lead down to one at 69-68, Hackett cut to the basket and took a pass from Stewart for an easy layup. The play was an example of Stewart’s unselfishness in the second half, during which he recognized the defense was keying on him and attempted just three shots. He finished with a game-high 21 points. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
But John Racz’s defense attorney, Darryl Mounger, urged the jury of eight men and six woman to concentrate on April 22, saying his client could not have killed her that day. “There’s a lot of things that are missing, but if you look at the time frame for the 22nd, that’s the critical day,” Mounger said. He also asked the jury not to be swayed by the visual aids prosecutors rolled out in their three-hour opening statements. Showing photos of key witnesses, and video of John Racz being interrogated by detectives, Silverman said Racz gave conflicting and evasive answers about where his wife might be. No one other than John Racz has said they heard from Ann after April 22, Silverman said. He told investigators he met with Ann the next day and offered her cash to get by, Silverman said. But he gave different versions of where they met and how much money was involved, she said. He also told investigators he got a collect call from Ann on April 26, 1991, Silverman said. He reported that his wife told him she was going away and the minivan was at the FlyAway lot, Silverman said. But when Ann’s sister later came to look for her, and went out in a futile search for the minivan, Racz never said he knew where it was, Silverman said. “Some of the most compelling evidence in this case comes from the defendant’s own mouth,” Silverman said. firstname.lastname@example.org (661) 257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Racz, who is free on $1 million bail, was impassive as he sat in court. Two of the couple’s three children, who were 14, 11, and 7 when their mother went missing, attended the hearing, and so did a couple of Ann Racz’s siblings. Silverman described Ann Racz, who was 43 when last seen, as devoted to her children and eager to continue her relationship with an old high school sweetheart, to whom she wrote constantly in the waning months of her marriage. After more than 18 years of marriage, Ann Racz moved out of the family’s home on Fortuna Drive on April 18, 1991, taking the children to a nearby condominium she had secretly rented, Silverman said. On April 22, 1991, Ann Racz returned to the Fortuna Drive home with two of her children, spoke to John Racz while staying in her white minivan, and then drove to McDonald’s to get food for the kids, Silverman said. A few minutes after Ann drove off, John left in another car, the prosecutor said. Silverman told jurors Racz killed his wife that day. Authorities found the white minivan at a Van Nuys airport FlyAway lot. Silverman said John Racz took the minivan there April 25 to make investigators think Ann left on a plane. SAN FERNANDO – A prosecutor told jurors Thursday that missing Valencia homemaker Ann Racz was killed by her husband 16 years ago, even though her body was never discovered. In her opening statements, Deputy District Attorney Beth Silverman said trial evidence will show that Compton teacher and former sheriff’s Deputy John Racz, 61, was tripped up by his own lies in conversations with acquaintances and sheriff’s investigators after his wife disappeared. And while John Racz’s defense attorney described Ann Racz as a “woman in conflict” who traveled widely, Silverman disputed suggestions that Ann would have run away days after filing for divorce, without ever contacting her children or family. “The evidence … will demonstrate beyond any reasonable doubt that Ann Racz was murdered, and that she was murdered by that man, more than 16 years ago,” Silverman said, pointing at Racz.
EL SEGUNDO – Pavol Demitra has scored the big goals, Mathieu Garon has made the big saves and Mattias Norstrom has patrolled the blue line with tremendous success, but if a vote was to be taken to determine the Kings’ first-half MVP, Eric Belanger would get significant support. Belanger, who has long been one of the Kings’ best defensive forwards, has developed an offensive flair this season, which is why Belanger and the Kings are being cautious about his groin injury. “He’s on the puck more,” Murray said. “He’s quicker, he’s on the puck and there’s more battle in his game. The first thing Luc will tell you is, ‘Well, the coach is using me more,’ and the first thing the coach will tell you is that the reason I’m using him more is that he’s doing those things. The player always says, ‘Play me more and I’ll play better,’ and the coach always says, ‘Play better and I’ll play you more.”‘ Robitaille, who is one goal from tying Marcel Dionne’s franchise record of 550, has said he simply needed time to play his way into shape after missing nine games with a broken bone in his leg. “I don’t know what the reason is,” Murray said. “Put it this way: I stand behind my reason to take him out, and I think there’s reason to play him more now. That’s always how we’ve operated. You earn your ice time, and Luc has earned his ice time.” Rich Hammond, (818) 713-3611 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “From the perspective of setting a date (for his return), it’s hard now,” Belanger said, “but if it keeps progressing the way it is now, I’d probably say after the road trip. “Every day is better. It’s been a progression.” Injury report: Pavol Demitra (leg bruise) will miss a second consecutive game tonight. There is little change in the status of the Kings’ other nine players, although coach Andy Murray indicated that both Jeff Cowan (groin) and George Parros (ankle) were possibilities to play tonight. Murray said the Kings have had trouble determining when and how Demitra got hurt, because they can’t find any obvious incident on the game tape. X-rays revealed only a bruise. He’s back: Luc Robitaille, who was benched for three games last month by Murray because of his perceived substandard play, is enjoying a resurgence. Robitaille has played at least 16 minutes in each of the last three games. He scored two games and has had a handful of other quality scoring chances. Tonight’s game against the Mighty Ducks will mark the fifth consecutive game Belanger has missed with the second-degree strain, which is the second-most serious of the three categories. The Kings hoped Belanger might return for a two-game trip to Boston and Buffalo late this week, but that now seems unlikely. Belanger skated Sunday morning for the first time and said he felt good.
A dramatic increase in independent expenditure committees, coupled with the continuing power of incumbency, has weakened Los Angeles’ campaign-spending reforms, according to a study released Tuesday. In an 87-page report on its own operation, the city Ethics Commission said landmark city reforms adopted in 1990 have reduced some campaign spending, but have not reduced the advantages of incumbency and the candidate fundraising gaps it creates. “It shows the present system doesn’t work,” Ethics Commissioner Bill Boyarsky said. “If you just look at last year’s campaigns, it shows that most of the money was spent outside of public financing and a lot of it we couldn’t control because it was independent expenditures.” About $5 million in public matching funds was spent in 2005 Los Angeles races – but nearly $25 million came from private sources. In all, however, Villaraigosa spent $6.7 million and Hahn spent $4.3 million, including more than $1.5 million each from independent committees. Villaraigosa won by a 59-41 percent margin. But while Villaraigosa defeated an incumbent, most incumbent city officials have been able to avoid serious challenges to a second term in office. “Intended to create more turnover among elected officials, in practice, it appears that single, eight-year terms in office with largely noncompetitive re-election campaigns are emerging for many incumbents,” the report said. In last year’s election, City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo ran unopposed, as did Council members Eric Garcetti, Alex Padilla and Janice Hahn. The other incumbents seeking office faced light opposition. Bob Stern of the Center for Governmental Studies, who worked on the original reform proposals, said he was pleased the city’s rules were being reviewed. “After 15 years, I think it is time to look to try to improve it,” Stern said. “You are never going to have a perfect system, but the more you do to limit contributions, the better.” But Stern also questioned the issue of incumbency and term limits. “I’m not sure that there was any opposition to incumbents before term limits,” Stern said. “This system forces a change at least every eight years.” Ethics Commission Director Leeann Pelham said she believes the reforms have been successful, even if challenged by the role of independent expenditures. “It’s a mixed result,” Pelham said. “Since we’ve been in situations with term limits, we see fewer challengers.” Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Boyarsky and Commission President Gil Garcetti called for the city to abandon its partial public financing system in favor of full public financing. Even though it would not affect candidates who are opposed to public financing or independent expenditures, Boyarsky said he believes such a system could better reduce the impact of contributions on races. “You have to say up front, and be honest, that no system is perfect. But it would be better than what we are seeing,” Boyarsky said. Under city ethics laws, candidates limit contributions and spending in local campaigns to qualify for matching funds. Those limits can be lifted, however, based on overall spending in a race. As an example, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and former Mayor James Hahn each received $1.6 million in matching funds for their mayoral campaigns for the May 2005 election.
19. Mousa Dembele (central midfield) 11 11 11 11 6. Davinson Sanchez (centre-back) 20. Dele Alli (attacking midfield) 11 33. Ben Davies (left wing-back) 11 After allowing Burnley a late leveller in their last Premier League match, Tottenham Hotspur will be hell-bent on victory against Everton this weekend.Spurs signed two stars on transfer deadline day, capturing Serge Aurier and Fernando Llorente as Mauricio Pochettino attempts to strengthen his squad.Unfortunately, according to the Argentine, Aurier is unlikely to start against Everton as he gets up to pace with his team-mates, meaning another run out for Kieran Trippier.Fernando Llorente is likely to make the bench, while Juan Foyth may also get a spot among the substitutes, especially if Davinson Sanchez starts in a back-three.Spurs will, though, be without Victor Wanyama, Danny Rose, and Erik Lamela due injury.So who will Pochettino pick? Click the right arrow above to see our predicted Tottenham XI to face Everton, in squad number order… 11 4. Toby Alderweireld (centre-back) 1. Hugo Lloris (goalkeeper) – Click the right arrow above to see our predicted Tottenham XI to face Everton… 15. Eric Dier (central midfield) 11 11 23. Christian Eriksen (attacking midfield) 11 5. Jan Vertonghen (centre-back) 10. Harry Kane (striker) 2. Kieran Trippier (right wing-back) 11