Spurs’ Bergwijn may not have had greatest debut – but scored a great debut goal

first_imgTHE obituary of Steven Bergwijn’s debut was already being written.Overshadowed by VAR and afforded hardly a touch by Manchester City, the £27million new-boy was set to join the long list of expensive buys who had died on their Tottenham debut.2 Bergwijn’s goal proved the pivotal moment in ensuring Spurs won the gameBut, to paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of Bergwijn’s death were not only greatly exaggerated they were also premature.As in the 63rd minute the Dutchman produced a magical moment for the goal that turned this game on its head, kept Spurs top-four hopes alive and posted his early entry into his new club’s folklore.There seemed to be little on when Lucas Moura lifted the ball to Bergwijn just inside the box.But in an instant he chested the ball and volleyed it into the net to give Jose Mourinho’s men their very first shot – compared to City’s 14th at the time.To say it was slightly against the run of play is like saying Tottenham’s new stadium is a little bit difficult to get away from after matches.But all the queues and jams will be worth it if Bergwijn can reproduce magic moments like that on a regular basis.With five goals in 16 Eredivisie appearances for PSV this season we were led to believe he was not a natural goalscorer.But the way he took his strike suggests otherwise – even Harry Kane would have been proud of that one.Until then Bergwijn’s debut had been disappointingly quiet and you felt sorry for him.DID IT AGAINST THE BESTAs an attacking player you never want to make your debut against Manchester City because they hardly give you a touch.And as a Tottenham player you never want to make your debut against City – because VAR always steals the show in matches between these clubs.That was certainly the case again as Kevin Friend of Stockley Park had more impact on this game – some would say too much – than anybody on the pitch in N17.Many were wondering where Bergwijn would play and his starting position was like his shock move from PSV – left field.He showed his tenacity in the opening minutes by winning the ball off ex-Spur Kyle Walker, earning an ovation from the home fans.Mind you, they were not so impressed later when Riyad Mahrez mugged him in midfield.Bergwijn then moved to the right and finally into the centre, and all before half-time.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on TottenhamLATEST FOOTBALL NEWSGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticHe hardly had a kick in the first half but that was not entirely his fault as Spurs were so deep they were in danger of toppling backwards down the escalators at Seven Sisters Station.It was a similar story in the second half – but that was forgotten and forgiven when he scored his brilliant goal to ensure he was clapped off the park when he was subbed five minutes later.Not the greatest debut display at Spurs – but one of the greatest debut goals.2Credit: Reuters New Spurs signing Steven Bergwijn shows off unique celebration during first photo-shoot for Tottenhamlast_img read more

Nextgen Switch delayed past 2019 reports say

first_imgNintendo plans to release two new Switch systems aimed at different consumer segments: a beefier Switch Pro with expanded hardware and upgraded specs, and a cheaper Switch Lite that should replace the 3DS. Now reports say the Switch Pro model has been delayed due to technical difficulties.   Nintendo’s new enthusiast Switch, dubbed the Switch Pro, isn’t just an iterative refresh like Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro. Sources say it’s a big jump over the existing Switch handheld-console hybrid, and will be a true next-gen variant of the transformable system. Past reports said the Switch Pro would get a new Tegra SoC for boosted processing power and double system memory at 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM.  But according to Japanese publication Nikkei, this hardware leap is causing problems. The system is drawing too much power, which could affect thermals. Nintendo can’t get power consumption right with the new hardware–something it struggled with while developing the first Switch. The Switch Pro’s components may get too hot while in handheld mode or docked for home use. Nintendo has also had issues getting the OS to run on the latest iteration. This setback has led to a delay past 2019, sources tell the website. Given the Switch’s power discrepancies in handheld and docked modes, we’re betting the Switch Pro is belting out too much heat while docked for dedicated console play. Remember the current Switch is more powerful when docked and the internal Tegra X1 processor is unlocked thanks to the extra power, whereas it’s stunted in handheld mode. It’s possible the Switch Pro will deliver consistent 1080p 60FPS gaming while in handheld mode, and maybe even upscaled 4K gaming when docked. Nikkei says the Switch Lite variant, a cheaper model aimed at pushing out the flagging 3DS, is still set for a release this Fall. Nintendo could announce the new systems during its E3 2019 press event in a few months.last_img read more

Startup Hiring Negotiations 3 Keys to Landing Top Talent

first_imgWhen you’re trying to land a superstar for your team, you need to stay in the driver’s seat during startup hiring negotiations. As your business begins to take off and your team begins to expand, you want to make sure you have the staff in place to propel you forward. So when the chance to land a superstar from a tech giant like Google or Facebook comes along, the excitement will be palpable. But, as Hunter Walk explains in this post on his blog, it’s important to be cautious and thorough during startup hiring negotiations. As excited as you are at the prospect of adding a heavy hitter to your team, it’s important to remember that the candidate might simply see you as a bargaining chip with their current employer. Walker lays out three key questions you can ask that will give you the best look at the situation. Photo by: Steve JohnsonAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more