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HOT OR NOT: We’ll miss glorious and fallible David Luiz when he’s gone

HOT OR NOT: We’ll miss glorious and fallible David Luiz when he’s gone, but where’s the wisdom in Watford supremo Gino Pozzo firing three managers in a season?

  • David Luiz delivered an impressive Arsenal win over Manchester City
  • Spanish golf has its first number 1 since Seve Ballesteros in Jon Rahm
  • It’s easy to spot the common denominator in Watford’s three fired managers

It’s Hot or Not time again Sports emails Riath Al-Samarrai reveals what made him warm and what made him cold this week.

HOT

David Luiz

David Luiz secured an FA Cup semifinal victory for Arsenal at Manchester City

David Luiz secured an FA Cup semifinal victory for Arsenal at Manchester City

That glorious, fallible, beautiful, annoying bundle of hair and unpredictability. He really did this time. Just as we got to the point where we all agreed that he was the wrong man at the wrong time for Arsenal, he secured an FA Cup win over Manchester City, which is the best result of their season. We’ll miss him when he’s gone.

Jon Rahm

Spanish golf has its first world No. 1 since Seve Ballesteros and how fitting that it is a man who knows what it is like to ride the waves of a hot temperament. It remains one of the great stories that Rahm tackled his mood by hiring a bomb remover. With his mind under control, he has the game to stay on top.

Jimmy White

He turns around again, the old whirlwind. At the age of 58, and 14 years after his last appearance at the Snooker World Championship, he has passed two qualifying rounds and is two wins away from a place in the Crucible. He plays Rob Milkins tonight.

Spanish golf has its first world number 1 since Seve Ballesteros in the form of Jon Rahm

Spanish golf has its first world number 1 since Seve Ballesteros in the form of Jon Rahm

Spanish golf has its first world number 1 since Seve Ballesteros in the form of Jon Rahm

NOT

MTK Global

They took the moral high ground and rightly broke ties with the homophobic and transphobic hunter James Hawley. But you have to wonder when they have a chat about one of their other boys, Billy Joe Saunders, who was fined for his video on how to best beat women. Could it be easier to get over a 6-0 beginner than a world champion?

Kenyan athletics

Another week, another charge. Elijah Manangoi, the 1500m world champion in 2017, has been temporarily suspended for missing three drug tests. There are 57 Kenyans who are on drug bans, which raises the question of how many are enough to cause a general sanction?

Gino Pozzo

We are waiting for the details behind Watford’s decision to fire their manager Nigel Pearson. We are also waiting for the revelation that reveals the wisdom in Pozzo to lose three managers in one season. The common denominator is much easier to spot.

We are waiting for the details behind Watford's decision to fire their manager Nigel Pearson

We are waiting for the details behind Watford's decision to fire their manager Nigel Pearson

We are waiting for the details behind Watford’s decision to fire their manager Nigel Pearson

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