The People’s National Congress (PNC) celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of its formation, on Oct 5th, 1957. At such events, it was hoped, the present crop of leaders would have taken the time to do some serious introspection. Even though they were handed the government and independence, the country had been brought to its knees and divided by the time the Founder Leader, Forbes Burnham, had passed away on an operating table at the Georgetown Public Hospital in 1985.President David Granger, its present leader, is a trained historian; and it was rather embarrassing to listen to the hagiographic account he delivered on Burnham’s legacy. One predecessor, Tyrone Ferguson, at least had the grace to offer a rationale for Burnham’s Faustian bargain struck in the 1960s: “To Survive Sensibly or to Court Heroic Death”. With the plethora of declassified British and American files, it is an insult to the collective intelligence of the Guyanese people to not even make a passing reference to that fateful decision.William Faulkner famously pointed out that, “The past isn’t dead. It isn’t even past.” And the PNC, most of all, should appreciate that bit of wisdom as it plots the course once again after its abysmally failed first 28 years. Especially after Granger has promised to fulfil the “legacy” of Forbes Burnham, who was quite self-conscious about that legacy. For instance, Granger was a young junior officer in the GDF when he was entrusted with disseminating Burnham’s vision for the new army. It was to be a “People’s Army”, with none of the fine points the British insisted was “tradition”, such as a loyalty to whichever Government was elected legitimately to govern the state. Now that Granger has already embarked on an expansion of the army, with ancillary wings such as Reserve and Cadet Corps etc., and there is a willingness to recruit into Government members of that army, maybe he should have pronounced on the army’s orientation.On the economy, which is foremost on the minds of the citizenry, Granger has also signalled his desire to move the fulcrum of production into value added goods, with his albeit inelegant “six curses” remark. Burnham had berated the Canadian and US multinationals that had shipped our raw bauxite (with some alumina), and after nationalising them, had moved to establish a hydro-electric plant on the Mazaruni River to smelter bauxite into aluminium. While he has evidently nixed the generation of electricity via our abundant water resources, could the natural gas that Granger’s Minister of Resources is attempting to inveigle Exxon to send to our shores be used to add such value to the bauxite curse? He has already decided to rid the country of the sugar “curse”.Socially, Granger has announced a programme of “cohesion” much as Burnham had boasted about bringing “Peace, Not Conflict (PNC)” to Guyana after the 1964 racial wars. This more than a bit ironic claim introduced the expression “those who call off the dogs own the dogs” into our political lexicon. However, when pressed later on the seemingly racist nature of his government’s hiring and firing practices, much as Granger’s Administration has been tagged, Burnham “explained” his reasons were “political, not racial”. Here, again, at least a fig leaf was offered.Culturally, Burnham then boasted, and Granger now boasts, about introducing two holidays each for the Muslim and Hindu citizens of the land as a measure of the PNC’s “multi-religious” credentials. But Granger would know that the hundreds of years of Christian dominance that had become institutionalised would not disappear with the institution of four holidays. Within the broader ambit of “culture”, for instance, the National School of Dance, the new School of Music and all the official institutions of culture are certainly not inclusive of our multicultural nation. As with Burnham’s pride — Carifesta — there is only a genuflection to those cultures outside of the PNC’s base constituency.The PNC has to do better.
Satiricus had a sinking feeling about what lay in store for him when he got to the Back Street Bar. After all, all the players in the unfolding horror story were from his KFC party…even though his party leaders, Nagga Man and Rum Jhaat, weren’t. He was worrying, of course, about the coalition Government nationalising the Berbice Bridge. He wasn’t disappointed in his fears.“Sato, me bin tell alyuh na fuh tie bundle wid dem Pee’n’See people!” said Cappo before Satiricus could even pick up his beer. “Look wha’ dem do now!”“What specifically are you talking about?” asked Satiricus, stalling for time.“Na play schupit, Sato!” said Bungi sharply. “Yuh know full well Cappo ah ta’k ‘bout how de Pe’n’See tek ova de Berbice Bridge!”“An’ dem use yuh bai Patta-Sin fuh do de jaab!” added Cappo.“I think Patta-Sin has been Pee’n’See “boy” for quite a while,” said Hari. “Notice how he tried to speak like Burnham when he announced the takeover?”“Fellas, I just want to make clear I’m not in favour of this Bridge Nationalisation,” said Satiricus, as he downed his beer slowly.“Suh yuh tell Nagga Man an’ Rum Jhaat da?” asked Bungi.“Yes, I did, as a matter of fact,” replied Satiricus.“So will they speak out against it?” countered Hari.“Nagga Man told me, ‘When yuh haan in tigah mout’ yuh gat fuh pat ‘e head’,” said Satiricus cautiously.“Wha’ de ass ‘e mean?!” demanded Cappo. “Wid Grain-Ja in Cuba, na he a de tigah?”“E mean ‘e a wan toot’less tigah!” grinned Bungi.“Out of all the people,” said Hari, “Nagga Man should know nationalisation isn’t the way to go.”“That’s why I don’t agree with it,” said Satiricus defensively. “Rod Knee sarcastically called Burnt Ham “King Midas”, since everything he, Burnt Ham, touched turned to sh*t!”“An’ since Burnt Ham tek ovah sugah, ba’xite, haspital drugs an’ ev’ryt’ing else, abee tu’n de fus ‘shithole country’!” laughed Cappo.“Now abee guh tu’n jus’ like Venezuela!” moaned Bungi.
Ituni’s deplorable schoolParents of the Ituni Primary School in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) are appealing to President David Granger to intervene and assist with regard to several complaints, which have led to protest action and a delay in the reopeningParents and students protesting the deplorable conditions at the Ituni Primary Schoolof the school on Monday.The school, which houses over a hundred students, remained closed on Wednesday, as parents continued with their protest action. However, this newspaper understands that a decision was eventually arrived at, to facilitate temporary housing arrangements for affected students, who would now be given the opportunity to attend school. The agreement was made between the Region’s Department of Education and the Ituni Primary Parent-Teachers Association (PTA) on Wednesday, signalling an end to three days of protest action.A member of the school’s PTA, Kim Edwards told Guyana Times that contractors are also expected to visit the school where the issues of malfunctioning and limited washroom facilities, lack of potable water and faulty infrastructure were reported. Officials from the Department of Education visited the school on Tuesday and Wednesday, and engaged in discussion with teachers and parents of affected students.With effect from Friday, Grades Five and Six are expected to be housed at the school’s library situated inside the compound, while Grades Three and Four will be housed at the Ituni Small Loggers Association (ISLA) building from Monday and Grades One and Two will resume normal classes inside their former classrooms. According to Edwards, parents are left to decide if they will send their children back to the building; however, the teachers are willing to facilitate the temporaryA section of the deplorable Primary Schoolarrangement.Parents pleased with decisionSpeaking on behalf of the PTA, Edwards said parents were happy with the decision to house some of the students temporarily as well as the interaction with regional education officials.“Parents are satisfied with the agreement, that the officials came. They came out to the teachers first and then they spoke to the parents. Everybody is well pleased with the decision, well pleased that the officials helped us. We’re happy that when the contractors come, they will do their work and everything will be safe,” she noted.On Monday, protesting parents had observed that their requests for an upgrade of the school’s sanitary block have gone unanswered for years, as they pointed out that currently, only one toilet, which was in deplorable condition, was functional and it served both male and female students. Additionally, it was noted that the school’s corridors were in a haphazard state and only one of the school’s staircases was useable. Edwards stated that officials visited the school once and had advised them to block off the school’s problematic staircase, which had been done; but the pressure remained for repairs to be done to the remaining staircases. Sections of the building are presently falling apart, making it unsafe for students.
He said as he learned the two different genres of music he realized how much they had in common.“It was the social tension of the age that kept them separate. When you could break through that racial tension, you found out these guys all listened to each other – Mississippi John Hurt knew a lot of old-time country songs, and likewise the guys in the bluegrass bands were secretly listening to Muddy Waters.”Essig said he continued to learn and play throughout high school and university, but he said it was around the time he graduated university that he realized what kind of music he wanted to make.“It occurred to me that I could express myself as an artist by writing my own songs within the traditions that I grew up learning to play.”Advertisement With that direction in mind, he moved to Canada in 1971 and immersed himself in the singer-songwriter circles in southwestern Ontario. He said at that time there was also a convergence of music happening between socially-conscious folk music in the vein of Phil Ochs and Bob Dylan with the American blues and bluegrass of Muddy Waters and Bill Munroe. He said Canadian legends The Band were probably the most popular example of that synergy between traditional and contemporary music, and was definitely an influence on his own music.“It was within those traditions but it pushed the boundaries a little bit, and that is what I’ve tried to do with my songwriting over the years is keep one foot in the tradition and one foot in the current world. I’m not one of those old-timey guys who says this is exactly the way Clarence Ashley played it so you have to play it like that or you’re crap – I’ve pushed the boundaries a lot and I have tried to stretch the definitions of the musical forms.”Essig has since gone on to perform in festivals all over the world, and has found strong audience support in Europe, and particularly in Italy, where he has played extensively and was even signed to an Italian record label.“It (Italy) has always been a big part of my life, and it gives you an interesting perspective on things. The Italians in particular treat the kind of work I do more as art than entertainment, and I think that’s a really important distinction, and one that we are kind of maturing into here in Canada.”He said his music remains the same when he plays there, but he learned to speak Italian so he could interact with the audiences there.Advertisement Tickets are $10, and the workshop begins at 7:30. Essig took advantage of a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts in 1982 to travel to Asia and learn how different cultures there have improvised traditional music. He said his most interesting experience was in Seoul, South Korea, where he learned to play a traditional instrument called a under one of that nation’s best players.“It really changed the way I play Western music – the way I played guitar became heavily influenced by the experience of learning to play Korean music. My teacher taught me to play with my whole body instead of just my fingers.”He is currently touring behind his latest effort, “Rolling Fork to Gallows Point,” an homage to the sweet and sad sounds of American Delta blues. He said the album is actually a re-recording of an LP he released in 1985 called “Whose Muddy Shoes” that was lost in the transition to CDs at that time, so he decided to get together with some his closest musician friends and record those songs again with a more contemporary sound. “Rolling Fork” is an homage to the birthplace of Muddy Waters, while “Gallows Point” is a landmark on Protection Island, British Columbia, where Essig now lives and records.Essig’s show at the Art Gallery begins at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $20 at the door. Besides the show, he will also be hosting three workshops on Monday – one at each of the campuses of Dawson Creek Secondary School, and one in the evening at the Art Gallery. He said the evening workshop, which is acollaboration with members of the Peace Region Songwriters Association, is open to the public.“It will give me a chance to explain to members of the audience some of my ideas about how songwriting should work. I try to teach a set of tools that I can give to aspiring songwriters to help them understand whether they are on the right track or not and whether the things they are doing make sense and will stand the test of time.”Advertisement Essig is currently touring around northern British Columbia as part of a Home Roots House Concert Tour that includes a stop at the Dawson Creek Art Gallery on Oct. 2. He said the gallery is exactly the kind of smaller venue he enjoys playing in because it gives him a chance to interact with his audience and share the stories behind his music. “It’s very intimate, and the kind of theatrical presentation you can achieve in that context is significant,” said Essig. “It’s very moving for me to be able to do that, and the audiences seem to appreciate it as well.”He said his music is in large part a product of growing up in Washington, D.C., which he said is a very cultural city as much as it is a political one. He said there was a convergence of blues and bluegrass music going on in the city in the 1960s that he was fortunate enough to be a part of.- Advertisement -“There was a big bluegrass scene, and I worked in a music store where a lot of other people who worked in the store were professional musicians. I learned to play bluegrass from the guys in the band called the Country Gentleman, one of the legendary bluegrass bands. I was always the kid who tagged along and carried the mandolin case!”He said at the same time there was a big push by the Smithsonian Institution and the Library of Congress in finding and recording traditional blues musicians from the Deep South.“It turned out one of the apartments they rented for these artists was just down the street from that music store, so we discovered Mississippi John Hurt and Skip James were living down the street from us and we got to know them.”Advertisement
“We really try to hold on to them as long as we can and try to find a location to put them in,” he said. The loan the city is seeking would be provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, said Javier Reyes, El Monte’s housing manager. “There is a possibility that we may not receive the funding, but we are going to do our best,” said Reyes, adding it will take three to six months before the city knows whether the funds will be made available. Mayor Ernie Gutierrez said that El Monte’s good credit rating, and precedent set by other cities that were able to use the same loan program to upgrade their own jails, makes him hopeful. “We are looking at the funds coming in and doing the project,” said Gutierrez, adding there are no contingency plans in case the loans are not approved. “I am not a doomsayer.” The renovations, which would not begin until funds are acquired and after existing upgrades to the police department’s administration building are completed, would not only expand capacity, Bueller said. “Iron bars will be removed and replaced with tamper-proof glass and concrete walls,” said Bueller, adding that state standards no longer allow the use of bars to contain inmates. “Our bathrooms will have privacy walls installed, and we are hoping to get our capacity back to 30.” Safety will also be improved, with additional surveillance cameras installed and walls reconfigured to eliminate blind spots. But Gutierrez said that the ongoing upgrades to the department’s administration building are the first priority for the city. “Those facilities have also not been touched since they were built,” said Gutierrez. “These officers need a place where they can work and not be elbow to elbow. I’ve been there a couple times and realized conditions for them are not very good.” firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! At the same time, stricter state standards have reduced the amount of inmates the jail can hold from about 30 when it was first built to 17. “Obviously our arrests don’t go down just because our capacity goes down,” said Bueller. “So we have to look at alternative locations to book, one being Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail.” The lack of space has led the department to place inmates the county jail two to three times a week, a move that takes extra police officers off city streets, Bueller said. “And county has its own capacity issues, so many times they turn us away and we have to try to book at one of our neighbor cities’ facilities,” he said, adding that arranging such accommodations cost El Monte extra money. In worst-case scenarios, inmates who cannot be housed are simply released, though Bueller did not have figures as to how many have been cited out or how much it costs the city to arrange alternative housing for prisoners in the last year. EL MONTE – Officials are seeking $1.6 million in federal loans to upgrade the city’s jail, which has not been renovated and has shrunk in capacity since it was built in the 1950s. El Monte jail administrators say the funds are necessary in order to bring the facility up to modern standards and to save the city the extra cost of shuttling prisoners to county facilities. “Back in 1956 when the jail was constructed, our population was 32,000,” said Lt. Dan Bueller, who runs the jail. “That year we had 123 felony arrests.” Today, El Monte has about 116,000 residents, and the El Monte Police Department logged almost 2,000 felony arrests and more than 2,600 misdemeanor arrests last year.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Crude-oil prices reached an inflation-adjusted record high Monday as economists, business owners and consumers girded for higher fuel costs. Crude for December delivery hit $93.80 a barrel Monday before closing at $93.53 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. By one government measure, Monday’s closing price marked the first time that oil has exceeded the inflation-adjusted record set in January 1981, when oil traded at $38.85. Adjusted to today’s dollar value, the 1981 price would have been $93.09, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Other analysts using different inflation calculations and oil-price data say the inflation-adjusted high won’t be reached until West Texas Intermediate, oil used for a common pricing index, reaches $101.70. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Monday’s high price sets the stage for the possibility of $100 oil if geopolitical or weather-related supply disruptions cut the flow of crude . Prices rose Monday in part after Mexico shut about one-fifth of its production as a storm passed through the Gulf of Mexico. Crude has risen from an average of $49.51 a barrel in January because of rising global demand and the threat of supply disruptions . Stephen Brown, director of energy economics at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, said the prospect of $100 crude isn’t likely to seriously disrupt the U.S. economy.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – After 35 years using the same towing company for impound and other services, the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station recently opted to award the contract to a larger company. There was no bidding involved. Instead, the decision was made by former station Capt. Irma Becerra, who said she chose a company that has provided reliable towing service for the sheriff’s Norwalk Station since 2001. Becerra, who was transferred from the station last week, also received good recommendations about the new towing company from two of her top lieutenants, she said. For more than 25 years, the Sheriff’s Department’s station captains have had the sole authority in awarding lucrative, three-year towing contracts, according to Sheriff’s Department officials. While a special team within the department makes inspections of towing companies vying for the contracts and “qualifies” those that meet the department’s requirements, the final decision on who gets the contract rests strictly with the captains, said Steve Whitmore, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Department. “I believe the system is workable,” said Whitmore. “These \ are people with strong ethics, not likely to be swayed by politics. “They are people promoted into this position who look at what is best for the station and the people it represents,” he said. In the Pico Rivera Station’s towing contract, Becerra said two of her top administrators recommended Vernola’s Towing of Santa Fe Springs over former towing contractor Nite-N-Day Towing of Pico Rivera. “Vernola has a relationship with the sheriff’s out of the Norwalk Station, and two of my lieutenants, Rothans and Chavez, came to me a with a good recommendation,” she said. “It’s all about service to the community.” Lt. Ruth Nelson of the Major Crimes Bureau, which oversees inspection of towing yards, said any towing company can apply for a contract. The station’s captain then forwards the application to the inspection team. The team, made up of specially trained civilians, checks for such items as the driving records of employees, whether the company clearly posts its operating hours, the size of the tow yard, cleanliness and other criteria. Towing yards either pass or fail the inspections. Both Vernola’s Towing and Nite-N-Day Towing passed the inspections, said Nelson. In such cases, it is up to the station captain to make the final call on the contract, she added. Captains can get “input” from outside sources, Nelson said, “but ultimately it rests on the captain,” she said. Although officials refused to divulge the value of the Pico Rivera station’s towing contract, a check of some area towing companies showed the exclusive contracts can be worth up to $350,000 over a three-year period. The city of Pico Rivera receives $108 for every vehicle impounded. The money goes into the city’s general fund, said city spokesman Bob Spencer. Luigi Vernola, owner of Vernola Towing for 40 years, said he sees nothing wrong with the way the towing company selections are made and believes the system is fair. “I’m an independent businessman and I apply everywhere I can for business,” said Vernola. email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028
The Wednesday Open at Letterkenny Golf Club on the 6th November was won by Kevin Roche (18.5). Kevin is an avid winter golfer and his good form during the summer and Minor League Competitions continues into the winter. Picture: Prize Winners Open Competitions L/R Hugh O’Kane (collected for Patrick), Columba Crawford, Don Ponsonby winner 38 points on 30 October, Greg Sullivan, Captain John Bowe, M.P. O’Donnell & Eunan McGarrigle. He scored 35 points (bot) he had a birdie on the 11th along with 4 pars. Colin Morrow (20.6) was runner up with 35 points (bot) and Patrick O’Kane (12.0) took third place 35 points (bot) and Don Ponsonby who is never far away from the winning arena took fourth place. The Saturday Open was won by Eugene O’Donnell (9.2) with 36 points. Eugene had two birdies i.e. on the 11th and the 14th and also got 9 pars. On the day this was excellent golf. Patrick O’Kane (12.0) took second place with 34 points and Josef Dadon (26.5) took third place with 33 points. Prize Winners Open Competitions L/R Sean Mulroe, Sean Duffy, Captain John Bowe & Paddy Lynch Winner 39 points. on Sunday October 27.The 25 Card Drive has now reverted back to Wednesday nights. Members & friends are welcome to join. The very popular Winter Quiz has commenced and will continue continue every Friday night at 10pm throughout the winter. Barnhill Bar & Grill offer full drinks menu and dining. Open on Fridays 5-9pm; Saturdays and Sundays 12.30-9pm. See Menu at https://www.letterkennygolfclub.net/dine/bar-grill/ Kevin Roche wins Wednesday Open at Barnhill – all the latest from Letterkenny GC was last modified: November 12th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is tackled by Sissoko Getty Images He got through the game and then, somehow, he remained at the club over the summer, despite calls for his sale.Sissoko, unsurprisingly, failed to make France’s World Cup squad. He watched on as team-mate and Les Bleus captain Hugo Lloris lifted the trophy in Russia and took a long hard look at his career.Just two years earlier he had been a stand-out stat for his nation in the 2016 European Championship final, driving forward with the ball at his feet and getting his team into dangerous areas of the pitch.Now he was in the wilderness for club and country – and it hurt. Pochettino had opted to play with a back-three to counter the Dutch side but Wanyama was swarmed and unable to cope as Alli and Christian Eriksen pushed forward.Red and white shirts swivelled, spun, and danced around the Lilywhites for the opening 25 minutes and they were unlucky to be just one goal to the good.Jan Vertonghen was forced from the field with a head injury and on came Sissoko to the roar of the crowd. His return saw Spurs slip into a back four, giving the extra midfielder required to build some much needed momentum. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ LATEST REVEALED His turnaround was not immediate. With Tottenham’s World Cup stars still recovering from their summer exertions, he found himself starting against former club Newcastle United on the opening day of the 2018/19 season, and despite a 2-1 victory, Sissoko had struggled again with mistimed tackles and no forward momentum.A hamstring injury then set him back further as he missed five games.In October, though, he spluttered into life. A decent outing off the bench against Barcelona in the Champions League saw him stop a marauding Lionel Messi, while some dribbles helped relieve the pressure that had been mounting. The Spanish giants still claimed a 4-2 win at Wembley, though.A victory against Cardiff City saw him star on the right flank in a tight game before a 1-0 triumph away at West Ham saw him clip in the cross for Erik Lamela’s winner. It was a start. “[His return to form] shows a lot of character,” the Welshman added.“I think quite a lot of people had written him off at Spurs but I think as a squad we completely had faith in him and now he’s getting the credit and plaudits he deserves.“We’re delighted for him.”On April 30, 2019, one year on from the laughter of Wembley, the brand new, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was full to the brim of supporters praying for Sissoko’s involvement against Ajax in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie.He didn’t make the XI but sat ready on the bench. He was soon needed. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice Getty Images Moussa Sissoko dominates the midfield against Borussia Dortmund star Mario Gotze 9 Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Tottenham Hotspur fans have a new hero Sissoko stopped Spurs from being humiliated against Ajax in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final He did just that and kept Tottenham in the game as it finished 1-0. He was vital in the second leg too.A good display was capped when his chipped ball forward found Fernando Llorente in the fifth minute of added time. Dele Alli slipped the knock-on into the penalty area and Lucas Moura shot himself, and Spurs, into the history books.Just this week he received an accolade for his stunning season, the inaugural Tottenham Legends’ Player of the Year, presented to him by Graham Roberts, the last club captain to lift a European trophy, the UEFA Cup back in 1984.Not many career’s experience such a turnaround in 12 months but now Sissoko can top it all off in the Champions League final in Madrid. One obstacle is left as he looks to shed the demons of his World Cup heartache and you wouldn’t put it past him fighting for it harder than any other on Saturday night. Getty Images Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Getty Images Sissoko celebrates reaching the Champions League final Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REAL DEAL tense “I knew I had the quality to be successful here, I had to keep working and never give up and I would have the chance to be a success.“Now, since the beginning of the season, I’ve been playing a lot of games and I’m happy with what I’m doing but I need to carry on and try to improve even more and then try to become a better player and try to help the team to go higher up the table and go far in the Champions League.”His form continued but some supporters regarded this as a purple patch rather than the norm. The next big test proved them wrong.In late November, Sissoko was Man of the Match at Wembley as Tottenham beat Chelsea 3-1. Not only did he drive his team onto the front foot, he delivered a superb showing defensively as Spurs outclassed Maurizio Sarri’s side, who had not lost a Premier League game up until that point.His technique was returning, his confidence growing, and his positional sense improving. shining REPLY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Getty Images 9 “It was job done for Tottenham, but it wasn’t the most vintage performance. There was a lot of tension in the stadium and that transmitted to the players,” Jermaine Jenas noted in his co-commentary.The tension was broken by laughter at the introduction of the Frenchman, who had endured a woeful season.Supporters outwardly mocked a player who lacked confidence, technique, and seemingly the mentality for the fight Spurs were in.A clumsily skyed shot from close range confirmed the fans’ misgivings about his role. Manchester City came next. Three years earlier one of his best Spurs performances had come in a 2-0 victory over the same club at White Hart Lane, a rare bright point at the beginning of his career with the club.Now, he was really getting his mojo back. The match ended in a 1-0 defeat but Sissoko was the man hurting City throughout, driving at Fernandinho, winning aerial battles and making interceptions as he protected Kieran Trippier from the onslaught of Raheem Sterling.He never gave up and told talkSPORT he always felt he could be a success with the club.“Since I came [to Tottenham] everything hasn’t been easy for me, for different reasons – I don’t want to speak about it – but the most important thing for me was to keep focused, stay strong in my head, and keep working,” he said. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Moussa Sissoko slams his shot over the bar against Watford on April 30, 2018 Sissoko knew he could be a hit after his club-record move, despite a tough two years Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Getty Images deals LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES With injuries besetting Pochettino’s side throughout the campaign, it was Sissoko’s midfield partnership with Harry Winks over the festive period which held the team together, complementing each other perfectly.He, like many others, grew tired but he battled on, even after a muscular problem against Manchester United put him out for a few games.A return was swift, though, and his perfect pass to Harry Kane in Dortmund put Spurs into the Champions League quarter-finals. Even when the club’s form dipped, it wasn’t Sissoko’s fault, he gave it his all.So much so, he injured himself in a tussle against Manchester City as their dream of making it to Madrid hung in the balance at the Etihad Stadium.He left the field with 49 minutes left but thanks to Fernando Llorente’s hip, Tottenham made it through. His absence was felt with Victor Wanyama only able to do so much in his stead.At the final whistle, in the changing room, his team-mates sung his name. Their support for him has been unwavering.Ben Davies confirmed to talkSPORT just how much he’s loved by the players for his work ethic.“I think he’s been playing very well for us,” the Welsh left-back said.“It’s not just the work he does attacking for us – that’s the freedom the boys get here.“It’s the effort he [gives] for us defensively, taking the ball from back to front. It’s the power he’s got when he gets going it’s massive for us and it can really take us from defence to attack pretty quickly.” gameday cracker 9 9 huge blow 9 9 9 9 Sissoko looked dejected in the aftermath of the Euro 2016 final defeat to Portugal Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 9 Exactly 12 months separated two huge moments in Moussa Sissoko’s career with Tottenham Hotspur.On April 30, 2018, Spurs were battling for a spot in the top four, one which would go down to the penultimate game of the season.Nerves at Wembley were shredded, despite a 2-0 lead over Watford, and after 74 minutes Mauricio Pochettino threw Sissoko into the mix as they claimed the win. Even if his battle ends in defeat to Liverpool, he can be proud of his campaign and know he’ll be sung about for years to come as the man who proved everyone wrong.You can listen to live commentary of the Champions League final from 8pm on talkSPORT, plus build-up throughout the day from Madrid.
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