Tottenham government director Donna-Maria Cullen has set tongues wagging within the workplace by bringing her canine to work. On two events, Daniel Levy’s No 2 has been joined for half a day at Lilywhite House by the pet, described as ‘large and friendly’.
Some at Spurs’ workplaces have lapped up the canine’s arrival and have taken it for walks — though its presence has not gone down effectively with others, particularly these with allergic reactions.
Spurs say the transfer is a part of a trial, with the membership inspecting whether or not to enable workers to do the identical in a bid to enhance psychological well being. No closing determination has been made.
Tottenham chief Donna-Maria Cullen has set tongues wagging by bringing her canine to work
PRESS OUTRAGE FOR THE ASHES
Only 12 members of the written press are anticipated to be given the inexperienced gentle to cowl England’s Ashes tour, in a transfer that has been greeted with common dismay.
Those concerned have been additionally suggested to undergo the laborious software course of for one kind of visa, earlier than then being advised they’d have to apply for a unique one.
The fortunate dozen may have to discover flights, which can show essentially the most difficult aspect. The BBC, who’ve the radio rights, are aiming to have their crew in Australia for the length.
Only 12 members of the written press are anticipated to be given the inexperienced gentle to cowl England’s Ashes tour, led by Joe Root (pictured), in a transfer that has been greeted with dismay
PREMIER LEAGUE PUSH TO GET PLAYERS VACCINATED
The Premier League proceed to search methods to guarantee their gamers have the Covid jab, given points over low uptake.
It was fascinating, then, to hear the ‘vast majority’ of the NFL stars from the New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons, who clashed in London on Sunday, are absolutely vaccinated.
THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS REMAIN FAVOURITES
The New England Patriots stay the UK’s favorite crew, regardless of a fall from grace underlined when former quarterback Tom Brady returned to lead his injury-decimated Tampa Bay Buccaneers to victory earlier this month.
The Patriots are nonetheless effectively forward of the likes of the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants.
The New England Patriots stay the UK’s favorite crew, regardless of a fall from grace underlined by former star Tom Brady’s (pictured) means to information Tampa Bay Buccaneers to victory
NFL DEMAND REMAINS HIGH IN UK
Demand stays as excessive as ever for NFL tickets within the UK. Sunday’s conflict on the Tottenham Stadium may have offered out ‘several times over’.
This week, the three German cities bidding for a fixture within the 2022 or 2023 season will likely be introduced, however there are no considerations that this may impression the bid for a franchise on this nation.
The normal view is that the UK has now proven it has the fan base, business agreements, infrastructure and stadiums to turn into the everlasting residence of a crew.
However, the NFL is unlikely to develop from its present 32-franchise format, and it could take one of many 32 to agree to transfer earlier than a UK crew turns into a actuality.
BT SPORT’S TAKEOVER BY DAZN THRUSTED INTO THE SPOTLIGHT
The proposed takeover of BT Sport by DAZN was introduced additional into focus by Tyson Fury’s knockout of Deontay Wilder.
BT have an unique cope with promoter Frank Warren, which incorporates Fury fights, whereas DAZN lately penned an unique cope with rival Eddie Hearn. Insiders say it’s one among many advanced points to be resolved forward of any mega-deal.
The takeover of BT Sport by DAZN was introduced into focus by Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder
NIGEL HUDDLESTON PAYS A VISIT TO BRITISH CYCLING
Sports minister Nigel Huddleston paid a go to to British Cycling final week and mentioned alternatives offered by BMX Freestyle, following the beautiful Olympic successes of Beth Shriever and Kye Whyte.
Officials are already seeing a spike within the numbers of kids heading to native golf equipment. UK Sport additionally help the Lancashire-Norfolk manufacturing of the Hope-Lotus observe bike — which retains manufacturing on this nation — and is predicted to proceed doing so.
SAUDI TAKE OVER EXPLAINED
The crew engaged on the takeover of Newcastle United — together with Amanda Staveley and her husband Mehrdad Ghodoussi — managed to preserve their location secret for 48 hours final week as they labored across the clock from a room at Jesmond Dene House.
The quaint lodge, tucked away subsequent to a Tyneside magnificence spot, remained open for friends, enterprise conferences, lunches and dinners.
Staveley saved out of sight however members of the general public within the bar received a shock when, after the deal was signed off on Thursday, she walked in for a celebratory drink and was given a spherical of applause.
One couple, visiting their son at college, have been sitting studying protection of the takeover with out realising they have been on the coronary heart of the story. They twigged when the girl on the display in entrance of them walked into the room.
A crew, led by Amanda Staveley (pictured), labored across the clock and saved their location a secret earlier than Newcastle United have been taken over by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund
EFL CLUBS WILL FINALLY MEET FACE-TO-FACE AND IT’S SET TO BE FEISTY
EFL golf equipment will meet face-to-face for the primary time because the pandemic and the gathering on Wednesday at Walsall is probably going to be a feisty affair.
Insiders say prime of the agenda will likely be how to push for a greater redistribution of cash from the highest flight.
The ludicrous, field-distorting parachute funds will even be below the microscope whereas the monetary Armageddon making its method via the Championship is one other key space to be mentioned.
CHRISTIAN HORNER REVEALS UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIP WITH TYSON FURY
One of the extra unlikely sporting friendships emerged this weekend when Red Bull Racing’s crew principal advised associates that he had been exchanging messages with Tyson Fury.
Christian Horner wished the heavyweight champion good luck, to which Fury replied: ‘Don’t fear, I’m gonna smash him.’
Red Bull F1 chief Christian Horner wished Fury good luck earlier than his massive combat on Saturday
MORE OLYMPIC WOES AHEAD
If those that travelled to the Tokyo Games thought it was a troublesome gig — with extreme restrictions on motion due to Covid — the Beijing Winter Olympics in February will likely be on an entire new stage.
Reports from officers who’ve attended take a look at occasions in China’s capital spotlight hours spent in lodge rooms, no social media, no Netflix, no Amazon deliveries to lodges and — crucially for a lot of — no entry to reasonably priced booze.
SLADE SPEARHEADS MAJOR LAWSUIT
A serious lawsuit spearheaded by former Cardiff City supervisor Russell Slade has now been signed by greater than 850 gamers.
The ex-Cardiff boss is main a gaggle which is about to sue firms utilizing their private information with out paying for the privilege.
The transfer may see gamers compensated for the usage of their information.
What could be a gaggle motion would goal companies reminiscent of those that make pc video games and betting firms.
Slade is main the Global sports activities information and Technology Group Ltd’s (GSDT) Project Red Card.