What are they biting on???The Rainbows on Kootenay Lake are keying in on the small fry that have entered the lake, so our best presentation has been 4″ bucktails. Fished close to shore and right on the surface. The color patterns haven’t changed much. The usual black & white, grey & white, and green & white have been working well. The standard numbers lately have been: 210, 228, 234. Other small lures have been working as well. Small spoons and small rapallas have been catching a few lately as well.On the river, we have been catching our Walleye on the usual three-way rig on the bottom with a worm. Also working well are our weighted jigs with rubber twisters or tipped with a worm. The Rainbows for us have been mostly caught on flies. Try swinging a nymph during the dead heat of the day, and then switch to the dry caddis when the fish begin to rise. It’s getting better every day.Hope this helpsSo, if you’re looking to go fishing, we have lots of options at this time of year. Tight lines………………….Kerry Reed Reel Adventures Sportfishing Nelson B.C June is in the books, but Kerry Reed from Reel Adventures has all the tips and news for July in the Kootenay Lake Fishing Report.It is now July and we are excited to announce that we have placed our boats in all of our favourite fishing locations. We now have our two boats on Kootenay Lake, as well as one boat on the Columbia River, and just recently placed our other boat on the westcoast of Vancouver Island out of Ucluelet. So, we have plenty of options for everybody throughout the summer months.’We would also like to welcome our newest member to the team. Expert flyfisher and instructor, Captain Ken is available throughout the summer to help you with your flyfishing techniques and put you into some great fishing days on the Columbia. Welcome aboard Ken!And now, here’s the latest fishing report:Kootenay Lake:With the latest heatwave upon us, the fishing has been hit and miss. Although there are lots of two to three-pound Rainbows still coming in regularly, with the odd 10 – 15 pound fish being caught lately.In the past couple weeks we have noticed a lot of fry entering the lake and this is what the fish are keying on. So, keep your presentation small and stick to the shorelines and you will catch fish.One of our latest trips had four lovely ladies join us for the day. The day started out calm and a few nice fish were caught. And then, as it has happened a lot lately, the weather changed in an instance. We went from flat, calm water to three-to-four-foot waves and crazy wind gusts. I asked the women if they felt uncomfortable and would like to return to the dock. They replied, “not a chance, this is our day to be on the water”. So, we decided to stick it out for the day.It proved to be worthwhile as we continued to catch fish all day long. Even though the captain was ready to head in, the ladies were happy to keep fishing. At the end of the day, they ended up with 10 nice Rainbows to share between the four of them. Always nice to head home with some great feast for the BBQ.As the day was coming to an end, we notice the blackest clouds moving in and we could see huge whitecaps coming from the north. It was time to call it a day. As quick as we could get the lines in, the wind and waves were upon us. Five foot waves and 40km winds made for an exciting ride back. More like a ride at the amusement park. We made it back to the dock with a sigh of relief from the captain. Just another adventure. But still a great day. It looks like theres still a lot of fish to be caught throughout the summer, and they seem to be hungry. So, stay tuned…….. Columbia River:The river seems to be at its highest level lately. And while that doesn’t usually provide the best fishing when it is rising, it seems to have stabilized over the past week or two, and the fish are getting into a feeding pattern. Our last few trips have seen 10 – 20 Rainbows come to the boat. And our favourite time has just arrived. The caddis hatch! That means that these fish are now looking up. They are keying on insects on the surface, which means its dry fly season. The most exciting time to catch these feisty Rainbows.One small pool we drifted into was holding a couple dozen fish. We could sit and watch these fish cycle from the top end of the pool to the bottom end. Each taking turns coming to the surface to sip a skittering caddis. This made for an exciting afternoon. Sight fishing for these great fish is very exciting. And getting your presentation just right is rewarding. When that fish finally comes to the surface to take your offering. Zing……………..goes the reel and into the air goes the fish. These fish are powerful. Being raised in the strong currents of the Columbia makes for some strong swimming fish. And these fish will take you well into your backing before you can gain control. Just another exciting afternoon on the Columbia.That’s only the fly fishing part of it. We have also been hooking into some nice Walleye on the spinning gear. They’re not really thick in the river yet, but that will soon change. The next couple of months should see more and more Walleye hanging around and the fishing will just get better and better. Most of the Walleye have been two to four pounds. And most of our Rainbows have been 16 – 22 inches, with the odd 24 -27 inch fish as well. Were just getting into the prime river fishing. So stay tuned for that as well. The Salmon fishing is in full swing. And there seems to be lots of bait around this year, which has been bringing lots of big fish in with it. This is the beginning of our 2 month Salmon season, so we are looking forward to the fish getting even bigger and more abundant as July and August approach. Already consistent Salmon in the 20 plus pound range, with a few 30 pounders coming in lately. Looking forward to the rest of the season.
Cotter rink rolls into Page Playoff at 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships
Earlier in the day, Geall thrashed another Kootenay rink, Chris Ducharme of Creston 9-3 in seven ends.Geall now meets Johnson Friday morning in B event play.The winner plays in the B Final Friday at 2 p.m. against the survivor of the Glen Jackson/Jeff Richard contest and the two seed in the Page Playoff.Richard doubled Wes Craig of Victoria 6-3 Thursday evening while Jackson edged out Daniel Wenzek 6-4.Kootenay rinks Ducharme and Buchy now must look to qualify in the C event today.Ducharme, fresh from knocking out Will House of Richmond 7-4 Thursday night — the rink’s second win of the day — now waits for the winner of Wenzek and Jason Montgomery of Victoria.Buchy meets Neil Dangerfield of Victoria today at 9 a.m.The Page Playoffs begin Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. with Cotter facing the B-event winner.At 7 p.m. the final two qualifiers face off in the 3-4 contest for the right to meet the loser of the 1-2 Page Playoff Sunday morning at 11 a.m.The 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Final, matching the 1-2 Page Playoff winner against the semi final victor, is set for 4 p.m. at the Nelson Curling Rink.Both games Sunday will be televised live by Sportsnet.The overall winner of the event will represent B.C. at the Tim Hortons Brier in Ottawa March 5-13. Earlier in the week, Jim Cotter expressed that the goal of every team at the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships was to “make the playoffs.”Cotter grabbed the top spot in the Page Playoff Thursday night, holding off Michael Johnson of New Westminster 5-4 in the A-Final at the Nelson Curling Club.The defending BC Men’s Champ took control of the game from the opening end, scoring the deuce in the first end.Cotter, third Ryan Kuhn, second Tyrel Griffiths and lead Rick Sawatsky, then took a commanding 4-1 lead after three ends with another pair in the end en route to the top prize in the triple-knockout elimination round.The Okanagan rink out curled their opponents during the contest 89 percent to 78 for Johnson, with Ryan Kuhn having a stellar game at the third position, finishing at 93 percent.Johnson came into the contest on a roll, with victories over pre-playdow favourite Dean Joanisse Wednesday 6-3 and Wes Craig 6-4 earlier Thursday.In other action Thursday, the next rink looking to book a spot in the Page Playoffs appears to be the Sean Geall rink of New Westminster.After arriving earlier in the day from Vancouver due to the birth of his child, Geall cruised to another dominating victory, this time a 10-3 pasting of Kimberley’s Tom Buchy in B-event action.Geall, third Andrew Bilesky, Steve Kopf and lead Mark Olsen broke open a close game by scoring eight points from ends three to six — including a fiver in the sixth.
Visit http://playdowns.com/curlbc/event.php?id_cmp=600 under the Curl BC tab to view past scores and to follow the championship event. Also fighting for another B.C. title is Dean Joanisse, past champion 2001 and 2007 B.C. champion, and his Royal City rink of third Paul Cseke, second Jay Wakefield and lead John Cullen. Also competing at the event is Team Wenzek, with three of the players from Team Tardi, who recently returned from the 2016 Canadian Junior Curling Championships with bronze medals.The team of Daniel Wenzek, Jordan Tardi and Nicholas Meister will be competing with a spare because Tyler Tardi is curling in the Youth Olympic Games in Norway. The other teams to qualify include Team Buchy, from Kimberley Curling Club, Team Ducharme, from Creston Curling Club, Team Richard, from Kelowna Curling Club, Team Longworth, from Vernon Curling Club, Team Craig, from Victoria Curling Centre, Team Dangerfield, from Victoria Curling Centre, Team Johnson, from Royal City Curling Club, Team Martyn, from Royal City Curling Club, Team Schneider, from Vancouver Curling Club, Team Geall, from Royal City Curling Club, Team Jackson, from Victoria Curling Centre, Team House, from Richmond Curling Club and Team Montgomery from Victoria Curling Centre. The semi finals and finals of this year’s championship will be televised on Sportsnet. The semi finals will be televised at 11 a.m. on Sportsnet Pacific and the finals will be televised at 4 p.m. on Sportsnet 360. The team that will represent British Columbia at the 2016 Tim Hortons Brier has started their journey – but first they will have to knock out the competition at the provincial championship.Sixteen teams are looking to lock up the B.C. title at the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship, which gets underway Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Nelson Curling Club.Tuesday, all 16 rinks took to the Nelson ice for practice sessions, all looking to be BC’s rep at the Tim Hortons Brier in Ottawa (March 5-13). Among the competitors is five-time B.C. champion and 2013 Roar of the Rings Olympic Trials silver medalist Jim Cotter and his Vernon/Kelowna rink of third Ryan Kuhn, second Tyrel Griffith and lead Rick Sawatsky. For ticket information, and to find out more about the event, visit http://cdimens2016.curlbc.ca/.
Nelson opened the scoring when a turnover at the Beaver Valley blueline gave the Leafs a two-on-one with Dale Howell and Sawyer Hunt.Howell slipped nice saucer pass Hunt ripped into the Beaver Valley nets past goalie Tallon Kramer.Beaver Valley struck twice in the second, two minutes apart to take a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes.Darren Kramer tied the game before Blake Sidoni put the Hawks ahead.Nelson scored the only goal of the third period to tie the game a few minutes into the frame when Howell converted his team high fourth goal of the playoffs.The shots were even at 29-29.BLUELINES: The game, attracting 780 fans, was the sixth time of the 2017 KIJHL playoffs the Leafs have been forced into overtime. Nelson is 3-3 during the playoffs. . . . Dale Howell led the Leafs with two points Friday. . . . Tallon Kramer, once again stellar between the pipes for the Hawks, was in goal to win his seventh straight playoff game. . . . A luck fan from Nelson split the $800 50-50 jackpot Friday. . . .There will be no five-peat for the Selkirk Saints. The Castlegar-based squad lost 6-1 Friday to Trinity Western Spartans in BCIHL playoff action. The Saints had won the past four BCIHL titles. Playing with a lead or coming from behind, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks know how to win.For the second game in a row the Hawks needed overtime to defeat the Nelson Leafs.Blake Sidoni beat Devin Allen in the Nelson nets at 9:33 in the second extra period to give Beaver Valley a 3-2 victory over the Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.The Nitehawks take a 3-0 stranglehold on the best-of-seven Murdoch Final with Game four Saturday right back in Nelson.
Stingy?That would be the understatement of this early Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.Call it, maybe, highway robbery as goalies Josh Williams and Quinn Yeager of the Nelson Leafs have almost single-handily lifted the Green and White to near the top of the KIJHL overall standings a month into the season.The tandem currently leads the league in goals allowed entering week four of the current Junior B Hockey campaign.“Our goaltending has been very good,” said Leaf GM Lance Morey.“(Josh) Williams is playing just the way I thought he would, and has been a real leader by example. He and Quinn Yeager are the two of the hardest workers every practice and their play reflects that.”Not since Garrett Beckwith and Peter Alexander backstopped the Leafs to a KIJHL Championship in 2009 has Nelson had such a strong goaltending combo.Williams, the KIJHL’s leading netminder with 1.00 goals against average, has started the season playing lights out hockey, registering three wins — two of the victories shutouts — as the Leaf coaching staff rotates the goalies. Rookie Yeager has been just as impressive, with a 2.55 goals against average and a win and a tie in three games.Nelson travels to Grand Forks to face the Border Bruins in an early-season showdown in the Boundary City Friday.The Leafs trail Murdoch-leading Grand Forks by a single point in division standings. The Border Bruins have played one more game.Saturday, the Leafs return home following a three-game road trip to host the Creston Valley Thunder Cats.Nelson doubled Creston last week 6-3, thanks to a three-goal hat-trick by Jack Karran.Injury free to start seasonHeading into this weekend, Morey said Nelson is basically injury free.“Both Logan Wullum and Michael Bladon have been medically cleared to play,” he said.“It is likely Wullum will make his regular season debut Friday in Grand Forks while Bladon will likely make his first appearance on Saturday at home in the rematch of last weekend against Creston.”Team packed in at the topGrand Forks, Summerland and Princeton currently are locked in a three-way tie for top spot in the KIJHL.Nelson is fourth with nine points with Kimberley and Kelowna next with eight.
STEVENS GUIDES PAULINA’S LOVE TO CLEVER NECK WIN OVER STORMY LUCY IN GRADE II, $200,000 BUENA VISTA STAKES; BALTAS FILLY GETS MILE ON GRASS IN 1:36.06
ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 20, 2016)–Consistent Paulina’s Love registered her first stakes win in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita as she held off the late charge of Stormy Lucy to prevail by a neck under Gary Stevens while covering a flat mile on turf in 1:36.06.A comfortable second to longshot Moanin going to the far turn, Paulina’s Love, with Theatre Star to her outside, took command five sixteenths from home and was all-out to hold off the late charge of Stormy Lucy, a Grade I winner.Trained by Richard Baltas, Paulina’s Love, a Louisiana-bred daughter of Mizzen Mast, was the third choice in a field of 11 older fillies and mares at 7-2 and paid $9.60, $4.80 and $3.80.“I’ve fallen in love with her,” said Stevens, who is now three for five with “Pauline” in the afternoon. “These (owners) have been so patient with her and have allowed Richard to do what he wants with her. She just keeps developing and getting better and better. She exploded at the eighth pole just like the last time…“I rode her with a lot of confidence, like she was the favorite. She minds, she lets me do what I want, whatever the pace scenario is. When she’s done, I’d like to take her home and put her in my backyard.”Owned by KM Racing Enterprise, Inc. and Head of Plains Partners, LLC, Paulina’s Love, who came off a big allowance win over the course on Dec. 30, improved her overall mark to 13-4-3-3. With the winner’s share of $120,000, she increased her earnings to $304,990.“She’s special at this distance and even better when she gets a little time between races like we did here,” said David Meah, assistant to Baltas, who was at Fairgrounds, in New Orleans on Saturday. “She had a perfect trip. I didn’t expect Flavien (Prat, aboard pacesetting Moanin) to go out like that, but it’s okay. We came home in front and that’s all that matters at the end of the day.”Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Stormy Lucy, as is her custom, was far back early and came with a rush late, but just fell short. The second choice at 7-2, she paid $4.60 and $3.20.“There wasn’t a straw in her path,” said Desormeaux. “She gave me a dream ride. She absolutely flew to the wire. The winner was a nose better today, that’s all. They were too good today.”Ridden by Alex Solis, Kerri Belle rallied three-wide turning for home and proved third best, finishing 1 ¾ lengths behind Stormy Lucy. Off at 6-1, she paid $5.00 to show.“I had a perfect trip,” said Solis. “She ran hard, she just didn’t get there.”Fractions on the race were 22.84, 46.36, 1:10.90 and 1:23.45.First post time on Sunday at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.
REFORMED CLAIMER CUDDLE ALERT SPRINGS SURPRISE IN $100,000 SPRING FEVER HANDICAP, WINNING BY A HEAD UNDER DELGADILLO WHILE GETTING SIX FURLONGS IN 1:09.86; MARE GIVES SALDANA HER FIRST STAKES WINNER
RACE IS PART OF GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED FILLIES & MARES ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 19, 2017)–Longshot Cuddle Alert, claimed for $10,000 this past August, rallied late to take Sunday’s $100,000 Spring Fever Handicap at Santa Anita by a head under Agapito Delgadillo while getting six furlongs in 1:09.86. Trained by Melissa Saldana, the 6-year-old California-bred mare by Bedford Falls registered her first stakes win in her 21st career start.Breaking from the rail in a field of five California-bred or sired fillies and mares, Cuddle Alert was a close fourth while under restraint at the half mile pole, rallied three-wide turning for home and overhauled both heavily favored Sunday Rules and pacesetter Late ‘n Left well inside the sixteenth pole to win.“I’m a little sore,” said Delgadillo, who was unseated during the running of Sunday’s second race. “My collarbone is a little sore, the same one that I’ve broken twice already but it’s nothing big…She always finishes well. I knew she likes to run in the stretch, so I waited for it.”A close fourth down the hillside turf course in the Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint here on Jan. 28, Cuddle Alert was dispatched at 8-1 and paid $18.40, $6.60 and $2.60.Owned by Reed Saldana and Leopoldo Urbina, she collected $60,000 for the win, boosting her career earnings to $229,000. Her overall mark now stands at 21-6-1-7.“I can’t put it into words, to be honest,” said Melissa Saldana, who, along with her horse, collected her first career stakes win. “She’s special. She’s very, very special. The stretch run was awesome. She had to sit much closer than she usually does so she ended up going quicker than what she’s used to. She still had that final kick though and just got up…“We’ll probably give her about 30 days before we run her again because I think she does better with a little more time…She gives her all every time that we ask her to come out here.”Ridden by Edwin Maldonado, Late ‘n Left set fractions of 21.93, 45.01 and 57.19. Off at 9-1, she paid $7.60 and $3.00.Sunday Rules, who had been idle since July 4, tried to rally while between the winner and runner-up, but was third best under Tyler Baze. Off at 2-5, she paid $2.10 to show.The Spring Fever Handicap is part of the lucrative Golden State Series for California bred or sired horses.
Conway, Ark. – The Central Arkansas Sugar Bears will make their third NCAA Tournament appearance on Friday night, heading to Los Angeles, California to take on the 10th-seeded Southern California Trojans. The Sugar Bears and Trojans will face off at 9:00 PM CST.”It’s pretty incredible,” said UCA head coach Jeni Jones Chatman, who is no stranger to the NCAA Tournament, but will be making her first appearance as a head coach. “To do it as a player and as an assistant coach is a very special event, but to do it as a head coach and to have players that are as bought in as I feel ours are is a very special feeling. It’s really not one you can put into words. It’s definitely something that will stay with me for a long time.”The Sugar Bears (27-4) went a perfect 3-0 in the Southland Conference Tournament, defeating McNeese 3-1, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 3-2, and Abilene Christian 3-0 to earn the program’s third SLC Tournament Title. UCA will be looking for its first NCAA Tournament victory on Friday night, having fallen to Washington 3-0 in 2012 and Purdue 2-0 in 2013.”The girls are very excited,” said Chatman of her team. “We had practice yesterday and then again today, and our starting side looked phenomenal, and you can tell that we’re so excited to play. It’s a ‘get to’ that we get to play on Friday, and if we can keep this mentality and this drive, I think only great things are going to happen for us.”USC (22-9) earned the 10th-seed in the NCAA Tournament after finishing the regular season tied for second in the Pac-12. The Trojans, who will be making their 34th NCAA Tournament appearance, have won three NCAA titles and have advanced to the Final Four seven times.”USC is a volleyball powerhouse, they’re a very good team year after year,” said Chatman of the Trojans. “Mick Haley, the coach there, is a volleyball icon, so obviously they’re going to be well-coached and they’ll have an incredible staff. But they haven’t seen us yet, so we’re excited to have the opportunity to play. I think we’ve definitely earned it, I’m so proud of our program for doing what we’ve done this season, and I’m looking forward to keeping it going.”The winner of Friday’s match will advance to the second round to face off with the winner of the site’s other first round match between LSU (20-9) and San Diego (24-4). The second round match is set for Saturday at 9:00 PM CST.
RACHEL FURNESS fired Tottenham to their first victory in the top flight of women’s football.Her penalty in first-half injury-time secured a 1-0 home win over Liverpool.1 Rachel Furness stepped up and scored the penalty for TottenhamCredit: Getty – ContributorThe Northern Ireland midfielder coolly slotted the ball into the bottom left corner after sending Reds keeper Anke Preuss in the opposite direction.It was enough to see Spurs bounce back from their loss against Chelsea last week.Furness, who was brought down by Becky Jane, said: “I was running into the box and didn’t see her coming and she’s made contact.“I guess I didn’t expect it because I hit the floor.“Our penalty taker was on the bench but I felt confident so I stepped up and put it away.“We are a newly promoted side and it’s really important to get points on the board early.“It’s our first home game so I’m really happy with the three points.”The penalty was not the only dramatic moment in the match.Irish defender Niamh Fahey — who gave away the ball that led to the penalty — was sent off to the sound of mild pantomime boos from the Tottenham fans. Rosella Ayane was making a sprint for goal on 64 minutes after pinching the ball from Fahey, who then toppled her.Tottenham next face Reading — from where Furness is on loan — on Sunday in the group stages of the Women’s Continental League Cup.And head coach Karen Hills is expecting the tie to be an interesting one.She said: “Reading are a fantastically well- established side.“They have some amazing players and we know it’s going to be a tough and challenging game.“We’ll look at ourselves, analyse and reflect, and make sure all our players are ready and geared to take them on.”Elsewhere, Pauline Bremer fired Manchester City to a 2-0 win over Reading to maintain their 100 per cent record.The German forward, 23, scored both goals at Adams Park.That made it four in a week for Bremer after her double in the Citizens’ 7-1 Champions League rout of Lugano.MOST READ IN SPORT THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderMAC DADDYTriple H wants McGregor v McMahon with winner getting rights to billionaire strutShe said: “I’m enjoying every minute on the pitch and it feels even better to score. We can’t afford to drop points if we want to win the league.”Two first-half stunners from Chloe Kelly were enough to give Everton a 2-0 victory against Bristol City.West Ham grabbed their first win this term after beating Birmingham City 1-0 thanks to Adriana Leon’s 27th-minute hit.David Beckham tells Poch ‘I wish I played for Tottenham’ after watching demolition of Crystal Palace
MAURICIO POCHETTINO is a reported target for Bayern Munich.The Germans are without a full-time manager after sacking Niko Kovac.3While Poch is out of work for the first time in five-and-a-half years after being replaced by Jose Mourinho at Spurs.Bayern Munich and Pochettino could be a match made in heaven, with the Germans able to provide plenty of transfer funds and the gaffer one of the best in the business.Here, SunSport looks at a potential Bayern XI with some familiar faces, should Poch get the nod while also rejecting overtures from Arsenal.GK: MANUEL NEUERVETERAN goalkeeper, 33, is in his ninth season with Bayern.Seven Bundesliga titles, four German Cups and one Champions League later, Neuer is unlikely to find his place under threat upon Pochettino’s arrival.RB: JOSHUA KIMMICHNURTURED by Pep Guardiola, the versatile 24-year-old defender is already one of Europe’s best.Has French World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard keeping him on his toes, so there’s no need for Poch to call upon Serge Aurier…CB: NIKLAS SULEPOWERFUL centre-back, 24, forced Mats Hummels back to Borussia Dortmund and has displaced Jerome Boateng.Standing at 6ft5in, he would be the bedrock of Pochettino’s back line.3CB: LUCAS HERNANDEZPART of France’s World Cup winning side in 2018, Hernandez is ideal for the left centre-back spot as he capably cover the flank when David Alaba pushes forward or into central midfield.Strong and pacey, the 23-year-old former Atletico Madrid star gets better each year.LB: DAVID ALABABEEN around for a long time now, but is still just 27 years old.The Austria international is arguably the world’s best in his position, and would be one of Pochettino’s most important and reliable players.RM: SERGE GNABRYFORMER Arsenal youngster scored four times in Bayern’s 7-2 takedown of Spurs in October’s Champions League clash.Has become a key player for Germany in 2019, and the 24-year-old is capably filling the boots of Bayern icon’s Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben.CM: THIAGOCLASSY playmaker would sit deep in midfield to orchestrate attacks with military precision.Thiago, 28, is a serial winner and would benefit from Poch’s preference to constantly be on the front foot.3CM: DELE ALLILOOKED back to his best in Mourinho’s first game but has a deep bond with Pochettino that will remain for the rest of his career.Alli could find a new lease of life in Germany, and the 23-year-old certainly has the physical and technical attributes to be a raging success abroad.LM: SON HEUNG-MINONE of the Premier League’s top wingers, Son would be better suited to the left of Bayern’s midfield than current loanee Philippe Coutinho.The 27-year-old can also play up front if need be, and would open up a lucrative market in South Korea too.ST: ROBERT LEWANDOWSKIPROBABLY the best No 9 in world football, the Pole continues to astound and amaze.Lewadowski, 31, has scored 23 goals in 19 games this term and does not appear to be slowing down any time soon.Most Read In SportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubST: HARRY KANEENGLAND’S top player and a global superstar despite not having a single trophy to his name.Kane deserves a chance to land silverware and he would be in his element alongside Lewandowski with close pal Poch at the helm.Darren Bent thinks that a number of Tottenham players will join Mauricio Pochettino at his next club