HOT OR NOT: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s Stunning Burton Albion Rescue Mission Deserves Recognition

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HOT OR NOT: Burton Albion’s resurgence under Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is among the achievements of the season … while Tottenham’s final Carabao Cup loss proves Harry Kane is too good to stay

  • Burton was saved from falling to League Two by Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
  • Albion was at the bottom in January when the Chelsea legend took the reins
  • Harry Kane is too good for Tottenham and has to leave this summer for his career

It’s Hot or Not time again Sportsmails RIATH AL-SAMARRAI reveals what’s making him feel hot and cold this week.

HOT

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

One of the less recognized management feats of the season, but what he accomplished at Burton Albion is among the most impressive.

He arrived in January with Burton at the bottom of the League One table and eight points off the dotted line, but by the end of last weekend he had them safe with three games left.

Decent resilience, that.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink completed the comeback for Burton Albion by securing survival

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink completed the comeback for Burton Albion by securing survival

Michael Visacki

Wave can often be an artificial front, but there was nothing plastic or artificial about Visacki, who became the star of a one-minute clip that went viral.

In it, the 27-year-old companion wails from small tours and £ 180 prizes to his dad over the phone after qualifying for his first PGA Tour event. It was fun.

Jessica Gadirova

The teenager traveled to the European gymnastics championships in Basel with modest expectations for her senior international debut.

The 16-year-old came back with a bronze medal, a silver medal and a gold medal.

No British gymnast has made such a high impact before.

NOT

Harry Kane

It’s time. He’s too good to end his career without any major trophies and by extension he’s too good for Tottenham.

Another defeat in a cup final might speed up that thinking, and it’s probably not lost to anyone that he’s tailor-made for the team that inflicted him – Manchester City.

Harry Kane will have to look elsewhere this summer for the good of his career, as Spurs are still standing

Harry Kane will have to look elsewhere this summer for the good of his career, as Spurs are still standing

Harry Kane will have to look elsewhere this summer for the good of his career, as Spurs are still standing

IPL

Playing a little bat and ball while a country burns – it doesn’t exactly look great, but they keep going.

India’s Board of Control for Cricket thinks they are ‘spreading positivity’, but Covid is moving faster, with nearly 400,000 new cases in the country every day.

They may call cricket a beacon of hope, and indeed it could be their wish. But it smells like something else.

DCMS selected committee

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Committee had a rare opportunity to grill Gordon Taylor about football’s dementia crisis.

What followed were some confusing tangents (from both sides of the screen), a weird dig into an MP’s Alan Shearer, and a failure to keep the union leader on track.

They screwed it up.

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