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Spurs Balls: Bring Back AVB All If Forgiven – And Tim Sherwood Is A Shoo-In For The England Job

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HOW they cheered when Tim Sherwood replaced Andrew Villas-Boas as Spurs manager. Tim was a “man’s man”. Tim would get Spurs into a brilliant fifth.

And then it came to pass that Tim proved himself to be not all that good. In fact, he is worse then AVB.

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Posted: 3rd, May 2014 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comments (4)


Spurs Balls: Hoddle, Sherwood And De Boer Miss Out As Louis van Gaal Gets Manger’s Job (Say Experts)

WHO will be the next manager at Tottenham Hotspur? The current incumbent is Tim Sherwood. He feels unsettled:

“Every Press conference I do it’s ‘this manager’s coming in… Van Gaal, then Hoddle, this one and that one. Some of these managers are actually touting themselves for my job and I don’t think that’s right. If anyone asks me about another job I just tell them they’ve got a manager. Until they haven’t got a manager and I haven’t got a job, say nothing.”

Anyone think Sherwood will retire gracefully back  to his former job as reserve team coach?

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Posted: 30th, April 2014 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment (1)


Arsenal Balls: On The 19th Annual St. Totteringham’s Day We Recall Who Said Spurs Would Top The Gunners

ON the 19th annual St. Totteringham’s Day – when Arsenal finish above Spurs in the Premier League – Lukas Podolski identified himself as a fan favourite:

 

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Let’s review what the experts said:

Gary Lineker: “I think they’ll probably finish above Arsenal. Well, the interesting thing is that normally clubs… if they sell a huge player, they always say, oh, we’ll spend the money, we’ll put it back in the team but they invariably don’t, whereas at least you can say for Spurs they’ve had a plan and they’ve spent that money – and they’ve spent it actually before they got it really – so I think actually they’ve bought pretty well on the whole.”

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Posted: 29th, April 2014 | In: Arsenal, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Spurs Balls: Salutist Daily Mail Erases Black Coach Chris Ramsey From Team Photograph

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SPURS Balls: Tottenham Hotspur smashed a dire Sunderland last night. The Daily Mail leads with a lovely picture of Emmanuel Adebayor (American salute) saluting his manager Tim Sherwood (British salute).

Adebayor might also have been saluting Chris Ramsey, but the Mail has cut out the team coach.

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Posted: 8th, April 2014 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comments (3)


Spurs Balls: Tottenham Only Get A Great Manager When The Season Tickets Are Up For Renewal

SPURS are ready to demote Tim Sherwood, their cheaper English version of Andre Villa-Boas in a gillet. Many Spurs fans should be delighted. He is clearly out of his depth. So. The chatter is on club chairman Daniel Levy offering the job to the old stager Louis van Gaal.  But why leak this news now? Maybe it’s because the letters to season ticket holders are about go out.

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Posted: 7th, April 2014 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment


Spurs Balls: Daily Mail’s Neil Ashton Says Fifth Is Good If You’re Tim Sherwood But Bad If You’re AVB

IN this second instalment on Neil Ashton’s post-Andre Villas-Boas reports on life at Spurs we hear him tell Mail readers that Tim Sherwood (a “man’s man”) is doing a good job.

Last season, for example, Tottenham had the sixth biggest budget (£90m) for salaries in the league behind Manchester City (£202m), Chelsea (£173m), Manchester United (£162m), Arsenal (£143m) and Liverpool (£119m). On that basis you could argue that Tottenham’s fifth-placed finish under Andre Villas-Boas was an over-achievement.

So. AVB did well?

‘This season, if Tottenham’s coach Tim Sherwood finishes fifth, where they are currently positioned in the Premier League, that would be about right based on their current wage structure…”

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Posted: 19th, March 2014 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment (1)


Spurs Balls: The Daily Mail’s Tim Sherwood Fanclub Loses Its Way

THE Daily Mail’s Neil Ashton was no fan of Andre Villas-Boas, picking holes in the soon-to-be-sacked Spurs manager.

But things at White Hart Lane improved when AVB was dismissed and trust Englander Tim Sherwood was appointed manager.

On December 19, Ashton wrote in the Daily Mail:

“To fund their ambitious project, Joe Lewis, the club’s principle owner, is relying on the riches from regular Champions League football. All they need is a manager to guide them there. Step forward, Tim Sherwood.

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Posted: 18th, March 2014 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comments (4)


Spurs Balls: Tim Sherwood Missed The Jorge Jesus Dad Dance

SPURS Balls: Last night at White Hart Lane, Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood was upset by Benfica manager, Jorge Jesus’s perceived “lack of class”. As Benfica went 3-1 up in the teams’ Europa League last-16 first-leg, Jesus appeared to hold up three fingers.

 

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Posted: 14th, March 2014 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment


Spurs Balls: Daniel Levy Dares To Lose When He Wins

LIVERPOOL FC fan Brian Reade wants to talk about Spurs in the Daily Mirror:

For a club that reminds you at every opportunity that “To Dare Is To Win”, which has a tradition of playing attacking football and which spent £110million on mostly offensive talent last summer, one statistic damns the past year’s poor decision-making by Daniel Levy and Franco Baldini: A goal difference of zero.’

Got that? An investment in attack means you should always have a positive goal difference. One word Brian: defence.

After that balls, readers may recall what Reade said waaaaaay back in August 2013:

…fans will be massively relieved Bale’s loss has been minimised by the exceptional work of Franco Baldini and Daniel Levy.

At least Spurs are consistent…

Posted: 13th, March 2014 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment (1)


Spurs Balls: Redknapp’s Pal Blames Funny Foreigner AVB For Chelsea Thrashing Sherwood’s Mirthless Men

MARTIN Samuel has written a monocular article about Spurs in the Daily Mail. Tottenham haave just lost 4-0 to Chelsea. Spurs losing to Chelsea is no big shocker. Games between the clubs are akin to watching the best bits from classic TV sit-coms.

Spurs are managed by Tim Sherwood. He’s English. To Samuel that is crucial:

Having lost 4-0 to Chelsea, the young manager appeared emotional. He told his employers to wake up from their dreams of Champions League football, claimed his team lacked character and talked about individuals in the group that he could not trust. It is fair to assume he is feeling the pressure.

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Posted: 10th, March 2014 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comments (3)


Spurs Fans Free To Sing ‘Yid Army’ After Tottenham Three Case Thrown Out

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THE three Tottenham Hotspur fans charged with criminal offences for using the word “Yid” will not be taken to court and have their lives ruined by the Met Police’s anti-free speech division. The Crown Prosecution Service says the three have no case to answer.

Gary Whybrow, 31, Sam Parsons, 24 and Peter Ditchman, 52, appeared in – get this – Highbury Court on Friday, after being accused of racial harassment in connection with the “Y-word”.

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Posted: 7th, March 2014 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment (1)


Robbie Savage Watch: How Spurs Can Play Like Every Other Team Against Manchester City

ROBBIE Savage Watch: a look at the world’s favourite pundit. This week, Savage tells BBC viewers “How Spurs can beat Man City”.

We’d hasten to reply ‘Score more goal’, but that might be too trite for a deep thinker of the game, like Savage.

In his regular BBC Sport column, Robbie Savage looks at the tactical decisions which could decide Wednesday’s game between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.

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Posted: 29th, January 2014 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment


Spurs Balls: Les Ferdinand Agrees To Disagree

SPURS Balls: (Sir) Les Ferdinand is talking about his new coaching role to the Tottenham and Wood Green Journal. Says Les:

 “I know there’s a lot of talk about holding midfield players, and I’m always arguing with Tim and Chris (Ramsey) about this – and they agree.”

David Coleman is away.

Posted: 28th, January 2014 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment


Transfer Balls: Spurs Get New Manager And Half-Time DJ

IN the frantic race to scream “first” with the news of a transfer, Jon Rogers reports that Spurs are in the hint for French striker Jonathan Biabiany. This exclusive includes the following:

The 25-year-old currently plays as a forward or right winger for Serie A side Parma but a move to the north London side could be on the cards, so SportsDirect News understands. Spurs boss Tim Westwood is reportedly keen on bringing some new attacking options to White Hart Lane and it seems the speedy Biabiany could add some zest to Spurs who have lacked the ability to find the net consistently in open play this season.

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Posted: 27th, January 2014 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment


Every True Football Fan Should Stand With Spurs’ Yid Army: Sing What We Want To

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GARY Whybrow, 31, of west London, Sam Parsons, 24, of Amersham, and Peter Ditchman, 52, of Bishop’s Stortford, have been arrested and charged with using threatening, abusive or insulting words at football matches. Well, not so much words as a word. That word is “yid”.

The BBC explains it’s meaning to those of you interested in language:

The word, meaning Jew, was allegedly used at Tottenham Hotspur matches against FC Sheriff and West Ham United.

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Posted: 21st, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, Sports, Spurs | Comments (4)


Spurs Balls: Tim Sherwood Steers Tottenham To Double Champions League Victory (And He’s Better An Van Gaal)

Real Madrid's Christiano Ronaldo of Portugal cries next to his son Ronaldo Junior after receiving the trophy for the world player at the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013 Gala in Zurich, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014.

Real Madrid’s Christiano Ronaldo of Portugal cries next to his son Ronaldo Junior after receiving the trophy for the world player at the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2013 Gala in Zurich, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014.

LOUIS van Gaal used to manager Bayern Munich. In the vote for FIFA’s player of the year, the Ballon d’Or, Gaal didn’t pick  winner Cristiano Ronaldo or runner-up Lionel Messi.

The Daily Mail’s Martin Samuel noted it: in a piece called “Van Gaal’s vote of no confidence”:

Louis Van Gaal was tipped to be the next Tottenham Hotspur manager, before the appointment of Tim Sherwood. Indeed, some Tottenham fans were disappointed that they got a novice, not an acknowledged tactical genius.

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Posted: 15th, January 2014 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment


Taxi For Moyes: A Look At The Manchester United Manager’s Expression As The Red Devils Lost To Spurs

DAVID Moyes is under pressure. The new Manchester United manager has seen his side slip to a 1-2 home defeat by Spurs. How did he react? Like this:

TAXI!

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Posted: 1st, January 2014 | In: manchester united, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Spurs Balls: The Daily Mail Loves ‘Man’s Man’ Tim Sherwood

DOES the media love New Spurs manager Tim Sherwood?

Matt Barlow (Daily Mail):

“A wet and windy night at White Hart Lane was no place for the sharp suit and tie combo always favoured by AVB. Sherwood stayed true to his coaching status with a club tracksuit under a big blue bench coat and a pair of white trainers.”

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Posted: 19th, December 2013 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comments (2)


Spurs Balls: Glenn Hoddle Is A Website In The Third Person

NEWS for Spurs fans:

“Zapsportz.com understands that Hoddle will certainly help if the club makes an approach.”

That’s Glenn Hoddle, the Queen of Golders Green. But how trusty a source is Zappsort?

Welcome to ZAPSPORTZ.COM, a brilliant new website for all sports fans ….especially those of you who love to get out and play or compete in your favourite sports. ZAPSPORTZ is co-founded by football great Glenn Hoddle, the legendary Spurs and England midfielder and the national side’s World Cup manager in 1998 and he is passionate about helping to improve the next generation of sportsmen and women.

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Posted: 18th, December 2013 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment


Don’t Panic Spurs Fans: Harry Redknapp Has Annointed Your Next Manager

HARRY REDKNAPP says Spurs should make Tim Sherwood their next manager.

Why?

 “Tim should get the job permanently and work alongside Les Ferdinand.”

Are they any good?

“Together, they are old-school Spurs and would do a tremendous job.”

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Posted: 17th, December 2013 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment


Spurs Balls: Andre Villas-Boas Needs The Salvation Army

ANDRW Villas Boas has been sacked. The Times produces the juxtaposition of the day:

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Posted: 17th, December 2013 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment


Spurs Balls: AVB Was Sacked For £20 And A Dare

BEFORE Liverpool tonked Spurs 5-0 and in so doing saw off the pretty ineffectual Andre Villas -Boas, Olivia Brown, 10, of Wood End, Hertfordshire, executed her game plan to perfection.

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Posted: 16th, December 2013 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment


Arsenal & Manchester United Balls: Wise Garth Crooks’ Puts His Champagne On Ice

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GARTH Crooks, the most earnest man in sport, for whom every comment is weighed with the wisdom of Solomon and the pressed palms of a Saint contemplating the spiritual meaning of a John Terry header. And then he pauses. As if deep in thought. And then speaks slowly in short sentences, so that scribes may best be able to jot down his words exactly.  He picks. His team. Of the week. For the BBC. It’s not a team, of course. It’s just XI names who have done well over the previous Premier League weekend.  This week he made his choices.

Garth gaze upon Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey:

 

I don’t think there can be any greater accolade than when a former player acknowledges respect for his former club by not celebrating a goal.

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Posted: 4th, December 2013 | In: Arsenal, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Spurs Fan Sexually Assaults Manchester United’s Partrice Evra

IN this video a Spurs fans frots Manchester United’s Patrice Evra, who is doing his infamous impression of a lap-dancer:

Posted: 3rd, December 2013 | In: manchester united, Sports, Spurs | Comment