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How the game was won – Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City

Tottenham Hotspur 1-5 Manchester City It would be unfair to criticise Tottenham Hotspur for not playing a conservative system at home however when you look at the talent in Manchester City’s forward line you really feel the game was lost by Tim Sherwood’s system choice prior to kick-off at White Hart Lane this evening. Tottenham [...]

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Was Tottenham Hotspur’s AVB sacking more to do with the man than the manager?

“…there is an idea of a [Andre Villas-Boas], some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory, and though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable: I simply [...]

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STATS: Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur

Arsenal vs Tottenham, 16:00   – These fierce rivals could not have had more contrasting fortunes during this Summer’s transfer window. Spurs have brought in a total of six players, and it appears that they have settled into life in North London rather quickly.   – Central midfielder Paulinho may not have hit the back [...]

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STATS: Lloris’ saves for Tottenham Hotspur vs Cañas’s passing for Swansea

Tottenham vs Swansea – Sunday, 16:00 As the Premier League’s sole representatives in the Europa League this year prepare to lock horns, it is likely that the Spanish strikers on either side will be the focus of attention. Spanish sensation Michu made an instant impact in his first season in Britain, finding the net eighteen [...]

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Willian’s transfer rumour history: From Chelsea to Spurs, Arsenal, Liverpool and back again

March 31st 2011: Willian linked with moves to Chelsea and Barcelona. Both Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola were reportedly keen to sign him after scoring twice in Shakhtar Donetsk’s 3-0 second leg success over Roma in the Champions League last 16 game. April 13th 2011: “Willian would be perfect for Arsenal,” said Denilson (Arsenal player). [...]

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Should Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur sell their stars?

He’s leaving, he’s not leaving; he wants to go, he doesn’t want to go; will they, won’t they? – as is the case every year, this year’s transfer window has its share of uncertainty and late surge in excitement with the season kicking off in less than a week. Here’s a look at the three [...]

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Premier League gains from La Liga’s striking losses

This summer’s transfer dealing in Spain resembles a game of musical strikers. The £26m sale of Roberto Soldado from Valencia to Tottenham has already led to Los Che moving for relegated Real Zaragoza’s Helder Postiga, although a deal is not yet complete. When Soldado’s international teammate, Alvaro Negredo, departed for Manchester City last month, Sevilla [...]

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It’s Time Levy Backed AVB

Let’s face it. Daniel Levy’s stubbornness in the transfer market in the last 11 months have cost Spurs dearly. Champions League football is yet another year away from White Hart Lane aswell as the daunting possibility of Gareth Bale’s inevitable departure being a year earlier. Daniel Levy haggling during transfer negotiations are world-renowned and has garnered [...]

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The cars Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona stars drive

It’s no secret that the lads in the top flight of football are earning an absolute fortune, but once they have finished buying women, houses with swimming pools, pedicures for their wives’ Chihuahuas and more women, believe it or not, but they often still have enough left over for some pretty fancy cars. British used [...]

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Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool haven’t stumped up cash for Villa… yet

Reports from Spain this morning claim that David Villa’s transfer from Barcelona isn’t turning out to be as simple as originally expected. Despite the club being open to offers for some time, progress with his transfer has stalled when time has come for definitive action. As yet Barcelona doesn’t have a formal offer for the [...]

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PICTURE: Tottenham Hotspur signing in tears saying goodbye to Corinthians

At a press conference with Corinthians’ director of football, Roberto de Andrade, Paulinho broke down in to tears when confirming that he would be leaving the Brazilian club. “It is difficult to talk at a moment like this,” he said. “But these were three wonderful years in my career, with achievements, and working with the [...]

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Franco Baldini Needs To Be Ruthless At Tottenham Hotspur

It’s late June, and football fans are starving to death. Not literally of course, that would be weird and tragic. But the diet of football people gorge on between August and May (June and July too if there’s a major tournament) is taking its toll, as the all-you-can-eat buffet that is the domestic season is [...]

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TRANSFER RUMOURS: Afellay to Liverpool or Tottenham and Fer to Everton

Ibrahim Afellay to Liverpool or Tottenham Hotspur 14/10/10 – Afellay: “Playing in the Premier League would be the best for my prestige. I’d like to play for Liverpool or Manchester United – the top level prospect for any player.” 24/10/12 – Afellay: “Arsenal were interested in me in the last few years at PSV and [...]

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Tottenham need to sell Scott Parker this summer

There is a big summer in the transfer window ahead for Tottenham, with an emphasis on bringing in players of quality to strengthen the squad sufficiently to challenge for a top four Premier League place once more. However, Andre Villas-Boas must also look to sell a number of players that are not in his plans. [...]

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What will Tottenham Hotspur star think of Damiao’s already trademarked celebration?

In June 2011, Tottenham Hotspur were linked to 21-year-old Brazilian striker, Leandro Damiao, for the first time. The manager at the time, Harry Redknapp, was keen on bringing him to Spurs that summer and his club, Internacional, were resigned to him leaving. However, Internacional president Giovanni Luigi managed to persude the youngster to sign a new [...]

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TRANSFER RUMOURS: Hulk to Chelsea, Ginter to Arsenal, Damiao to Tottenham Hotspur

Hulk to sign for Chelsea 12/8/12 – Hulk: “I have left a door open for being transferred to another league. I have preference for playing in the Premier League or the Spanish Liga, because they are the two leagues that are the most seen all over the world.” 3/9/12 – Hulk signs for Zenit Saint [...]

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STATS: Bale’s attacking contribution for Tottenham Hotspur vs O’Shea’s defensive contribution for Sunderland

Tottenham v Sunderland 16:00   – Spurs came from a goal behind to win 2-1 against Stoke in their penultimate Premier League outing thanks to goals from Clint Dempsey and Emmanuel Adebayor. They come into this final game one point behind North London neighbours Arsenal in the race for fourth place.   – Despite his [...]

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STATS: Kightly’s shooting accuracy for Stoke vs Vertonghen’s tackles for Tottenham Hotspur

Stoke v Tottenham, Sunday 13:30   – Stoke drew 1-1 with Sunderland last time out, Jonathan Walters grabbing an early goal for Tony Pulis’ side.   – Midfielder Michael Kightly currently sits as Stoke’s most accurate attacker this season, outshining his striker colleagues with a squad-best 68.2% shot accuracy rate from 22 attempts.   – [...]

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