Slow start frustrates Sherwood

first_img Fourth-placed Liverpool’s emphatic defeat of Arsenal on Saturday increased the importance of this afternoon’s encounter at White Hart Lane, which looked to only be going one way as the visitors came flying out the blocks. However, Tottenham somehow managed to ride the first-half storm and took full advantage, sneaking an important 1-0 win thanks to Emmanuel Adebayor’s decisive strike. Head coach Tim Sherwood was unhappy to see Tottenham make another slow start but pleased by the way they kicked on to secure a win that left Everton counterpart Roberto Martinez understandably frustrated. Sherwood was pleased by the way the players responded to his half-time pep talk, but knows his side cannot afford to continue making the slow starts that have become all too regular of late. “I keep finding myself coming in here and saying the same thing,” he said. “We started slow again and we have got to find out the reason why. “Hugo Lloris has kept us in the game again early on and made some great saves, one especially. “We have got to address it because we started slowly against Man City and we were out of the game. It could easily have happened again today. “But we managed to sit them down, have a little chat and decided that we needed to put some more pressure on them higher up the field which was the game plan originally. “We were nice and compact in the middle of the park but we were far too deep and if you give them space, they have good players who will open you up and that is what they did in the first half. “So in the second half we stepped into them a little bit, made them play quicker and they gave us the ball back. “They never had a shot at goal in the second half and we looked like we were going to score.” Press Association While the manner of victory left as many questions as answers, the result means Spurs jump above the visitors into fifth to keep the pressure on Liverpool. “We keep looking at the top-four chase every weekend, thinking teams are going to drop points but they are not doing that,” Sherwood said. “Fourth place will be determined by how many points we pick up from these teams in and around you so we made a good start of that today. “We beat Man United at Old Trafford and won today so its not too bad.” Next up for Spurs is a trip to Newcastle on Wednesday, while Everton boss Martinez has to prepare for Crystal Palace wondering how they left White Hart Lane without anything to show for their endeavours. “I think we started the game really, really well,” the Everton boss said. “My concern before the game was being able to come to White Hart Lane and be ourselves, control the game and impose ourselves on the opposition and we did that. “It is fair to say at times in football you are better to be lucky than good and today we played the good role, not the lucky one. “But I thought from our point of view the only criticism about the first-half performance is that you need to hit the back of the net with the chances we had. “I thought Lloris was outstanding in two actions, but then we had three very, very good opportunities that on another day we would have scored that important first goal. “In the second half, without reaching our real highs, I thought we restricted Spurs to very little. “If you were to tell me Spurs would have one shot on target before the game, I would have taken that. “Looking at the performance, it is disappointing because we didn’t get the result but if we can take this performance into the next 13 games we’re going to get a lot of points. You hope football is not going to be that harsh on us again.” The defeat was made even harder to swallow for Everton as they were denied what appeared to be a clear stoppage-time penalty after substitute Etienne Capoue clumsily took down Seamus Coleman. “I haven’t seen the replay but it looked a very sloppy incident,” Martinez said. “I think it was a careless challenge. He tries to win the ball and didn’t at all. “I’m not sure if there was enough contact for a penalty, but I’ve seen them given. “You need a little bit of luck and it was one of those days for us.” last_img read more

Funds raised for new lobby at Thunder Bay Theatre

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich. — The Thunder Bay Theatre reached their goal of raising $150,000 for a brand new lobby.It’s phase one of four phases in reconstructing the historic venue. Workers at Thunder Bay Theatre have had their hands full, moving different items around. They’ve been moving files, bins, and other items from the lobby to basement storage. Associate Producing Director Paige Mindock and Producing Artistic Director Jeff Mindock have been at the forefront of the project, ready to watch their dreams become a reality.“It was really a very humbling sign from the community that what we are doing here is working, and that what we are hoping for and what are goals and dreams are the goals and dreams of this community,” said Jeff Mindock.The goal is to have the brand new gathering space ready for the summer season of shows. That means preparing for new windows, an open layout, and a new box office with a little bit of old school charm.“The wall that faces the rest of the lobby, we’re actually going to be cutting a ticket window out of it, so that everybody can look in and see this beautiful tin and still get a little bit of that smell of the cigars,” said Jeff Mindock.The future site of the new ticket booth used to be a humidor for the Alpena Candy and Cigar Company. Construction will begin in February, so these next few weeks will involve a lot of cleaning and shuffling to help set a certain vibe that the couple plan to install.“We’re going to keep our old beautiful bricks and our beautiful hardwood, the tin ceiling, and all of those antiques we love,” said Paige Mindock. “We’re going very dark with the walls, a dark blue, so it’s really kind of moody, and artsy, and cozy then some modern furniture.”Thanks to a strong fall season and large renovations, Thunder Bay Theatre has had to expand their administrative staff to six. During the spring season, renovations will push ticket sales and entrances to the door right of the lobby entrance. It’s an exciting time for Thunder Bay Theatre and by the summer, it will be a new step into the future for the historic venue.For more information on the renovations, visit the Thunder Bay Theatre website.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, Alpena Candy and Cigar Company, Capital Campaign, Lobby, Modern Furniture, New Lobby, renovations, Theater, Thunder Bay TheatreContinue ReadingPrevious What’s Trending for January 21Next United Way Currently Accepting Applications for 2020 Agency Fundinglast_img read more