Submitted by the Center for Natural Lands Management – South Sound Prairies ProgramIt is the end of the summer and our Western Washington prairies show all the signs of a landscape that has received little rainfall. The native bunch grasses are dried and crispy and the small shrubs are brown and desiccated. The ground is dry and thirsty yet a team of qualified firefighters is turning up the heat even further: they are burning the landscape.A team of firefighters from the South Sound Burn Program reviewing the Burn Plan for Glacial Heritage Preserve at a previous burn. Photo courtesy: South Puget Sound PrairiesThe firefighters belong to the South Sound Burn Program, a joint effort between the Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM) and Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM)to use fire as a restoration tool to control invasive weeds, clear the way for the planting of native species and reduce the risk of wildfire. The program allows CNLM and JBLM to pool resources, enabling them to increase their capacity to restore and protect the landscape, while keeping their individual operational costs low.Fire is not new to the prairies. “The native prairies essentially evolved with fire,” said Mason McKinley, the Center for Natural Lands Management’s Fire Program Manager. For thousands of years Native Americans conducted ecological burns on these prairies. The grasslands were burned in the summer and fall to encourage the growth of camas, spring gold, and other prairie-dependent flowers with bulbs or roots, which native people harvested as a major food source. The burning also improved the habitat for overwintering elk and deer, allowing Native Americans to hunt closer to home.Spring at Thurston’s County’s Glacial Heritage Preserve. Photo credit: Adam MartinWhile there is a statewide burn ban put in place by Washington’s Department of Natural Resources to reduce the risk of wildfires, the South Sound Burn Program was granted an exception this past Saturday thanks to their impressive track record of safely conducting more than 50 prescribed fires each year throughout the last 10 years. The program includes a crew of more than 30 trained firefighters plus a fleet of fire engines and ATV vehicles.The program plans to conduct prescribed burns this week at Thurston County’s Glacial Heritage Preserve, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Scatter Creek Wildlife Area, and Rocky Prairie Natural Area Preserve. Facebook51Tweet0Pin0
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In this New Year, we reflect back on how grateful we are to have grown up with Sickles Market aka the original health food store in our backyard. With access to fresh fruit and veggies and seasonal eating all year round, we always appreciate the good things that come from the ground up. After enjoying every sweet treat and holiday cocktail in town in our previous columns, we decided on a mix of appetizing and healthy choices to kick off the New Year. Never a fan of resolutions, but more lifestyle improvements, we were pleasantly surprised to find a number of places that prepare better-for-you meals. From vegan entrées to meal replacement drinks we tried it all, and most of it was scrumptious. With that, let’s begin and end with a healthy choice.The Honey Crunch Super Smoothie and Sweet Beets Juice arejust a few of the refreshing options offered at Freshicas.Freshicas Juice BarJanuary is the perfect time to try new things and to expand your tasting territory. If you haven’t been to Freshicas Juice Bar yet, then we must ask you: where have you been? Freshicas is modern, refreshing and filled with endless options, including smoothies, protein shakes, acai bowls and cold press juices. There were so many options we were almost overwhelmed.After trying a little bit of everything, here are a few of our favorites: The Sweet Beets Juice ($7.50) actually made us feel upbeat. With a lovely ruby red color that only beets can create, this juice is made with beets, pineapple, apple, carrot, lime and zingy ginger. Next up was a super smoothie because we never back down from a flavor challenge, it was super indeed! The Honey Crunch Super Smoothie ($7.50) was our absolute favorite! Oh, honey, you gotta try this! Made with honey, hemp granola, bananas and almond milk, it was blended perfectly and extremely flavorful. Better than any breakfast we’ve had in a long time and our Dad’s scrambled eggs are pretty epic. Honorable mentions include the So Fresh Juice ($8.50) and Cherry Chocolate Chip Protein Shake ($7.50). Freshicas Juice Bar205 W Front St., Red Bank, NJ. 732-939-8919Kitch OrganicKitch OrganicQuick! Get out of your Kitchen and head over to Kitch Organic ASAP. This fantastic spot on the west side of Red Bank has all the Two River towners raving. Kitch Organic will help those “hangry” pangs for a healthy and sumptuous lunch. The K.O Signature Salad ($12) is filling for one and perfect for two to share. It’s filled with kale, avocado, toasted pepitas and cranberries, sprinkled with lemon pepper and lemon juice. It was bright and light, and we will definitely be ordering it again. The West Side Turkey Burger ($13.50) was generous in size, a well-seasoned burger served with tricolored peppers, shredded zucchini, lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado smash and a dollop of chipotle aioli. All that yumminess is served between two fresh pieces of warm focaccia bread. It’s no surprise that this dish has become a favorite of ours. The Avocado Toast ($10) is on their house-made seeded bread, accompanied with a generous slathering of avocado spread, sprinkled with red pepper flakes and made complete with a side salad. This is a trendy dish with lasting power, and Kitch Organic does it very well. Sweet, salty and savory, we definitely made all the right choices. Kitch Organic75 Leighton Ave., Red Bank, NJ. 732-741-5400Seed to SproutSeed to SproutSeed to Sprout has been on our radar for a while. Off of River Road this unsuspecting spot is loaded with vegan eats that are delicious even for non-vegan diets. We ventured to their Fair Haven location for Saturday brunch. First we ordered The Hot Shot ($2/single) to get our motors running. With a bold and tart mix of ingredients that include cayenne, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, and flax oil, it’s a definite “shock” at first sip. This mini-potion awakens the mind, body and spirit.Next up was the Dandy Blend Latte ($5) with agave and house-made coconut creamer. This hot drink is not to be overlooked. Dandy blend is a herbal coffee substitute (no caffeine) made with extracts of roasted barley, rye, chicory root, dandelion root, and sugar beet. Whoa END is all we could say! Warm, rich, and bold in flavor, we didn’t realize these ingredients would equal the healthy latte of our dreams. Skip your mocha lattes and Frappuccinos and get yourself a Dandy Blend Latte today.Our stomachs were now primed for brunch, so we ordered a short stack of Banana Bacon Pancakes, a Bacon Cheddar Melt, and their seasonal Scone. The pancakes ($12) were made with sliced bananas, chocolate chips and coconut bacon. Fluffy and airy, the rich banana taste was not overpowering and the coconut bacon satisfied our taste for bacon – almost. The sweetness of the chocolate chips pulled it all together. We cautiously took a bite of the Bacon Cheddar Melt ($12), with seared marinated tempeh, caramelized onions, coconut bacon and cashew cheese, served on millet and flax bread, with a side of marinated kale. It was a very lovely surprise, and a healthy spin on a typical bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich. The flaky and light Cinnamon Date Scone ($4) was delicately paired with their creamy coconut butter. It was the perfect ending to our brunch. Seed to Sprout, 560A River Road, Fair Haven, NJ. 732-268-7533Ocean CafeWe must ask readers a second time, if you haven’t been to Ocean Café: where have you been? This cafe is filled with healthy options for lunch and dinner. We decided on the Chicken Lettuce Wraps ($7.95) and Red Lentil Soup ($3.50). The Chicken Lettuce Wraps are made with minced chicken, shallots, peanut sauce and extra peanuts! These tasty wraps are packed with protein and the essential nutrients to get you through the day. The Red Lentil Soup is lovingly made with olive oil, onions, garlic, vegetable stock, red lentils, and butter. This soup is addictive and we’ve been back to Ocean Cafe twice just for this decadently rich, healthy and hearty soup. Ocean Cafe21 Monmouth St., Red Bank, NJ. 732-842-4222All in all, there are so many healthy and most importantly delicious food spots in our surrounding towns to choose from. We hope you are taking January by storm and adding new tastes to your palettes. Did we miss any local healthy restaurants or juice bars? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.Tori and Sasha Sickles, members of the Sickles Market family, write about food, culinary trends and casual eateries in their monthly column “Two River Tastes.” You can reach them at email@example.com or follow their food journeys on Instagram @torikaylan and @sasha_ad.
Kimberley’s Tom Buchy won the Kootenay Men’s Curling Zone title in record time.Buchy, third Fred Thomson of Nelson, second Dave Toffolo and lead Darren Will, won three straight, the clincher a 7-2 win over Ken McHargue of the host club, to capture the Zone title Saturday at the Sparwood Curling Club.The Buchy rink now advances to the 2014 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship at the Vancouver Curling Club February 5-9, 2014. Buchy built up a 5-0 lead after five ends before McHargue scored two singles in the sixth and seventh ends.However, the Buchy rink scored two in the eighth with a raise takeout to secure the A-event crown and the top seed from the Kootenays.In B-C event, T.J. Perepolkin took the long route to the second qualifying berth defeating Rob Ferguson of Trail 8-6.Perepolkin from Vernon, with third Deane Horning, second Tyler Orme, lead Don Freschi and spare Kevin Nesbitt curled six games before advancing as the second qualifier.The sixth game was necessary after Ferguson scored a 6-5 win in the C-event semi final over Perepolkin.Perepolkin’s last stone went long allowing Ferguson to score one to force an extra game.
Nichol took home $1,400 for finishing second, the same as Nelson’s Rick Cutler, winner of the B Event.Cutler, who defeated Justin Umpherville of Fruitvale, knocked off the Peet rink of Creston, to capture the B Event.The Pellerin rink of Cranbrook outlasted Nando Salviulo Nelson in the C Event.Jill Winters of Nelson won the C Event Consolation crown, and $350, by defeating Tom Hall of Rossland.Bill van Yzerloo of Castlegar won the B Event Consolation title.The Doug Bothamley Memorial Open Cash Spiel is a test run as the Nelson Curling Club prepares to host the Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship and a berth in the Tim Horton’s Brier February 10-14.Tickets for the event go on sale in early January 2016.Many of the top curlers in the province will be on the draw, including 2015 champion Jim Cotter of Vernon.The Nelson Cash Spiel was renamed in honour of Doug Bothamley, who spent countless hours in the rinks around the Kootenays promoting the sport, coaching competitive, junior and women’s teams, as well as competing himself. Bob Ursel of Kelowna gutted out a 6-2 win over Castlegar’s Myron Nichol in the A-Final of the Doug Bothamley Memorial Open Cash Spiel Sunday at the Nelson Curling Club.However, while Ursel, third Dave Stephenson, second Don Freschi of Trail and lead, Fred Thomson of Nelson, may have won $2,100, tournament organizer Nando Salviulo said everyone was a winner.”Almost every rink went home with money,” Salviulo said Sunday.The Ursel rink, put together this season to compete on the Senior’s circuit, qualifed in the A event with Tom Buchy of Kimberley, Nichol and Chris Ducharme of Creston.Ursel dumped Ducharme while Nichol surprised Buchy to reach the A Final.
SPIRIT OF XIAN HEADS COMPETITIVE FIELD OF 10 IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 HONEYMOON FOR 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF
ARCADIA, Calif. (April 30, 2015)–Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella sends out Spirit of Xian in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Honeymoon Stakes for 3-year-old fillies with a field of 10 set to go 1 1/8 miles on the turf.Spirit of Xian will seek her second graded stakes win in a row as she comes off an impressive neck victory after leading throughout in the Grade III Providencia April 4. In her first stateside start for Mandella on Feb. 14, she ran a game third after steadying off heels in a hillside turf sprint, the Sweet Life Stakes.Spirit of Xian had previously raced in the UK, Ireland and France in only turf sprits prior to the Sweet Life, and after the Providencia Mandella was candid about having had concerns about her distance limitations. “You could see, she meant to be on the lead, and Joe (Talamo) did a great job. I was lacking confidence, and I told Joe, ‘If you’re not sure she can get the last quarter, get off and run yourself.’ He didn’t have to.”A filly by Kodiac out of the Touch Gold dam Gold Again, Spirit of Xian is owned by Ben Keswick. She is 10-3-0-2 overall with $134,068 in earnings.Trainer Matt Chew will return his Singing Kitty to turf after a fifth place run in the Grade I, 1 1/16 mile Santa Anita Oaks in which she lost to current Kentucky Oaks favorite, Stellar Wind.A winner of both the one mile turf Cal Cup Oaks Jan. 24 and the China Doll on March 7, she will be vying for her first graded stakes victory in the Honeymoon.With two wins from four starts in 2105, Singing Kitty is by Ministers Wild Cat and owned by Chris Aulds and Peter Jeong. She is 9-4-0-0- overall with $243,378 in earnings.The Jerry Hollendorfer trained Lutine Belle will attempt to return to her Blue Norther Stakes form, a mile turf race in which she won Jan. 1. Fifth in the Grade I Las Virgenes Jan. 31 two starts back and eighth in the April 4 Providencia, her most recent start, Lutine Belle returns to turf for only the third time in an nine race career.She is owned by KMN Racing, LLC with earnings of $98,950. Jockey Corey Nakatani gains the mount for the first time Sunday.With all fillies assigned 117 pounds, the Honeymoon Stakes will be run as the eighth race on an eight-race card. Here’s the field, with jockeys in post position order: Screaming Skylar, Victor Espinoza; Spanish Queen, Brice Blanc; Havanna Belle, Rafael Bejarano; Lutine Belle, Corey Nakatani; Sharla Rae, Drayden Van Dyke; Prize Exhibit, Mike Smith; Star Via Strada, Tiago Pereira; Entrechat, Flavien Prat; Spirit of Xian, Joseph Talamo; Singing Kitty, Tyler Baze. First post time on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.
LONGSHOT TOOWINDYTOHAULROX RALLIES FROM FAR OFF PACE TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 DAYTONA STAKES BY A NECK UNDER PEREIRA; D’AMATO TRAINEE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:14.26
ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2015)–With speedy Rocket Heat showing the way through uncontested fractions of 21.99, 44.18 and 1:07.74, it appeared he was headed to a front-running victory in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Daytona Stakes, but Toowindytohaulrox collared him 40 yards from the finish and was up to win by a neck under Tiago Pereira, covering 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf in 1:14.26.Off at 21-1, Toowindytohaulrox, a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred colt by Harlan’s Holiday, paid $44.60, $19.20 and $9.40. Owned by Queen Bee Racing, LLC, he was most recently third, beaten 2 ½ lengths, in the Grade II, 1 1/16 miles turf Seabiscuit Handicap at Del Mar Nov. 27.“This horse is great down the hill,” said Pereira. “Having him in an outside post is best for him. When he is outside of horses, he’s at his best. When he’s on the inside, not always. He was free today and he made a big run.”Toowindytohaulrox, who notched his second win from six starts down Santa Anita’s unique hillside layout, improved his overall record to 19-4-3-6. With the winner’s share of $60,000, he improved his earnings to $310,392.“I wanted them to stay outside, ‘Toowindy’ especially,” said D’Amato, who also saddled runner-up Coastline. “Anytime he’s got to split horses, he just doesn’t like it as much. He likes to be running freely and Tiago bided his time back there, got him widest of all and came with a big run.”Drawn on the extreme outside in post 14, fellow come-from-behinder Coastline, who was ridden by Tyler Baze, was up for the place, finishing another neck in front of Rocket Heat. Off at 52-1, Coastline paid $46.60 and $20.80.Off at 41-1, Rocket Heat, who was ridden by Edwin Maldonado, prevailed by a head over The Great War and paid $16.20 to show.With the 1-2-3 finishers off at odds of 21-1, 52-1 and 41-1, the trifecta paid $10,851.40. Fourth place finisher The Great War, off at 8-1, helped contribute to a superfecta payoff of $24,476.39.The first of four graded stakes on a blockbuster Opening Day Card, the Daytona was run as the fourth on a nine-race program.
TOTTENHAM face Bayern Munich but otherwise got lucky with tonight’s Champions League draw for the group stages.Mauricio Pochettino’s 2019 finalists will take on the Bundesliga champions, plus Greek runners-up Olympiacos and Serbian kings Crvena zvezda.2 Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino faces a difficult Champions League group after going all the way to the final last seasonCredit: EPA2Spurs have started this term tamely, with just four points from three Premier League games, after ending last season with a 2-0 Champions League final defeat against Liverpool on June 1.But Pochettino will expect to qualify comfortably from Group B after drawing only Bayern from Europe’s major leagues.Tottenham and Bayern were yesterday shown to be further down the transfer-spending list over the past decade than many might expect.Prem champs Manchester City predictably head Barcelona and Real Madrid at the top of the list.But Spurs are just 17th, two places below Bayern.The German have picked up four points from their first two Bundesliga matches this campaign.And it is something of a fresh feeling for Niko Kovac’s men after the summer exits of wing legends Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP 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 raidPicturedAN 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 CelticEx-Arsenal and Tottenham star Emmanuel Adebayor agrees to join Turkish minnows Kayserispor on one-year deal
Tottenham sack Mauricio Pochettino in shock axe after poor run of form Sun Sport revealed last month that Mourinho is keen to set history by becoming the first manager to lead three different clubs to the league title or major European trophies.But first he will be tasked with turning around Tottenham’s form that has seen them pick up just three wins from 14 league matches.It was enough for Levy to swing the axe just months after he guided the club to their first ever Champions League final.Club captain Harry Kane paid tribute to the former boss by writing on Twitter: “Gaffer. I’ll be forever thankful to you for helping me achieve my dreams.”We’ve had some amazing moments in the last 5 and a half years that I will never forget.”You were my manager but my friend as well and I thank you for that relationship. Good luck with your next chapter!”7 Mauricio Pochettino was axed last night with Tottenham in 14th spotCredit: EPA7 Tottenham first tried to appoint Mourinho in 2007Credit: Getty Images – Getty7most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP 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 raidPicturedAN 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 CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsMourinho’s first ten games at SpursNov 23 – West Ham (A)Nov 26 – Olympiakos (H)Nov 30 – Bournemouth (H)Dec 4 – Man Utd (A)Dec 7 – Burnley (H)Dec 11 – Bayern Munich (A)Dec 15 – Wolves (A)Dec 22 – Chelsea (H)Dec 26 – Brighton (H)Dec 28 – Norwich (A)SunSport can reveal: Many Spurs players lost respect for the Argentine for refusing to discuss team selection with them and his increasing absence from training. The board believe Poch, 47, engineered his own sacking. Levy hopes Poch’s exit will persuade contract rebels to stay.But it’s not all bad for Pochettino after landing a whopping £12.5m payoff.The former Southampton manager only penned a lengthy five-year extension last summer after a third place finish in the Premier League.Pochettino bizarrely used to keep a bowl of lemons in his Tottenham office because he believed they absorbed negative energy.No doubt they’ll be sitting at the bottom of the bin when Mourinho steps into his new office today.7 Mourinho arrives at Tottenham as a serial winnerCredit: Getty – Contributor7Gaffer. I’ll be forever thankful to you for helping me achieve my dreams. We’ve had some amazing moments in the last 5 and a half years that I will never forget. You were my manager but my friend as well and I thank you for that relationship. Good luck with your next chapter! 💙 pic.twitter.com/u64RXV7wd4— Harry Kane (@HKane) November 20, 2019 TOTTENHAM have appointed Jose Mourinho as manager less than 24 hours after sacking Mauricio Pochettino.The Portuguese boss had been locked in negotiations throughout the night after Daniel Levy ruthlessly swung the axe on Poch yesterday evening.77 Jose Mourinho has signed a three-and-a-half-year dealCredit: Getty – ContributorMourinho had been without a job since he was sacked as Manchester United manager last December.But he has sensationally agreed a return to the Premier League after penning a staggering £15million-a-year contract until the end of the 2022/23 season.That’s double the salary Pochettino was thought to be earning at the club.The 56-year-old said: “I am excited to be joining a Club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters.“The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me.“Working with these players is what has attracted me.”Spurs chairman Levy added: “In Jose we have one of the most successful managers in football.“He has a wealth of experience, can inspire teams and is a great tactician. He has won honours at every club he has coached.“We believe he will bring energy and belief to the dressing room.”Mourinho is set to take training today and his first match in the dugout is a mouthwatering clash at fierce rivals West Ham on Saturday.His side then takes on Olympiacos in the Champions League and Bournemouth before a stunning reunion at Old Trafford against Manchester United on December 4.The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me.Mourinho on joining TottenhamIt’s been 11-years since Spurs last won a piece of silverware and Levy obviously believes Mourinho can do what Pochettino failed at and bring the glory days back to north London.He arrives at the club with three Premier League titles, an FA Cup and three League Cups all under his belt from his time at Chelsea.Mourinho also lifted the EFL Cup and Europa League at Manchester United while winning the Champions League on two separate occasions with Porto and Inter Milan.So it is no wonder Levy is such a long-term admirer having first made a move to appoint Mourinho back in 2007 immediately after he was sacked at Chelsea.But a clause in the contract meant he wasn’t allowed to manage another Prem team for at least two years paving way for him to join Inter where he won the treble.Then in 2015 Mourinho was quizzed about being approached when he declared he could never manage a London rival.He said: “Yes. I couldn’t go. I couldn’t train in England for two years.”I would not take the job because I love Chelsea supporters too much.”
José Mourinho says Son’s sending off ‘not a red card’ after the winger is dismissed for allegedly kicking out at Antonio Rüdiger TOTTENHAM have lodged an appeal to overturn Son Heung-min red card against Chelsea.The South Korea international was sent off in the second half of the 2-0 defeat after VAR ruled that he kicked out at Antonio Rudiger.2 Tottenham striker Son Heung-Min was sent-off after referee Anthony Taylor consulted VARCredit: AFPThis incident led to Rudiger claiming he was racially abused by one or more fans in the home end.Mourinho confirmed that the club would appeal it, saying: “I hope Son is not punished five times.”One time was the foul that Rudiger did on him. The second is to be sent off.”The third would be not to play against Brighton.”The fourth not to play against Norwich and the fifth not to play against Southampton.”So I think to be punished twice is enough.”2 This is what Son Heung-min saw red for during the fiery Tottenham versus Chelsea clashCredit: Sky SportsTHIRD RED OF THE SEASONSon has now been sent off three times this season, but of course the second red he received was overturned.It came when he slid in to win the ball against Everton in a tackle that resulted in Andre Gomes breaking his leg in two places.Mourinho was seething after the game, saying that he believed Rudiger to have made the most from the clash.The Portuguese gaffer said: “I think Mr Tierney made it wrong.”This is England, this is the Premier League, the best competition in the world, with characteristics that if we change them we are killing the best league in the world.”UNWANTED ACHIEVEMENTSunSport reported how the South Korean has become the first player since Lee Cattermole in 2010 to be sent off THREE times in calendar year.Not since notorious hardman Cattermole in 2010 had any player been sent for an early shower so often in a single year.Son was also shown red in his final Premier League game of the 2018-19 season, in May, in the 1-0 defeat at Bournemouth. The Tottenham winger kicked out at Jefferson Lerma after being crowded by a host of Cherries defenders, before shoving him to the ground.But his most-recent red saw him join ex-Sunderland star Cattermole in the history books for all the wrong reasons.In fact, only Franck Queudrue (Middlesbrough, 2002), Dion Dublin (Coventry, 1997) and Vinnie Jones (Wimbledon, 1995) have been shown three red cards in a single year in Premier League history.