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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) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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 | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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 | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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.

Any Tim in a crisis

Any Tim in a crisis

 

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Posted: 27th, January 2014 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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 | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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 | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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 | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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 | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Spurs Balls: Andre Villas-Boas Needs The Salvation Army

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

AVB

Posted: 17th, December 2013 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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 | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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 | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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 | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Spurs Balls: AVB V Harry Redknapp’s Ghost Writer Martin Samuel And Neil Ashton

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DOES Andre Villas-Boas read Anorak? Maybe. The Spurs manager used part of his post-match press conference to criticise Daily Mail journalist Neil Ashton. Following a lively 2-2 draw with Manchester United – in which Spurs gave away two soft goals – AVB eyed Aston. He said: “A couple of people insult my integrity, my human values, my professionalism and one of these people is sitting over here. It insults the success that I have achieved in other clubs and I don’t think it’s fair. I think it’s a lack of respect and an attack on a person’s integrity.”

Ashton asked what he though was “personal” about the recent criticism of his team.

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Posted: 2nd, December 2013 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Spurs Balls: Is Graeme Souness The World’s Worst Pundit?

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GRAEME Souness is still talking about  Spurs in his dire Sunday Times column. This is the same Souness who opined on August 31:

Spurs raise stakes and shame Wenger

WE HAVE had two ends of the spectrum on summer transfers over the past few months from Tottenham and Arsenal: how to do it and how not to. The difference could prove the key to deciding which of them finishes fourth this season to secure the coveted pathway to Champions League football.

He now writes:

 Spurs must wish they could borrow some creative midfielders from Arsenal…

Andre Villas-Boas lacks such range and quality….

Their central midfielders are too similar…

And on he goes.until eventually he arrives at Manchester United:

If they want to see how quickly and simply a ball can be fed through midfield to make chances and goals, then I refer them to the masterclass Ryan Giggs gave against a woeful Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday…

You may recall that Souness used his expertise to tell us before United’s tonked Bayer 5-0:

“They will go to Germany with the mindset of not getting beat – and that’s a strange attitude for Manchester United because their approach under Sir Alex Ferguson was to try to win every game…”

He adds:

Would a 40-year-old get in Barcelona’s midfield? In Bayern Munich’s? In Real Madrid’s? No, no and no.

Is he saying those clubs are ageist because they don’t have the remarkable Giggs? Dunno. But soon he’s back to talking down Spurs:

Bale does get in Real’s midfield and he has a star quality Tottenham’s recruits don’t possess.

Or as he said at the season’s star:

…Spurs have raised the stakes with their signings and I think the challenge to finish fourth will be greater than it was last season.

Adding today:

Tottenham are not going to make fourth this time…

And asking, as all pundit must:

Are they stronger group than they were with Harry?

That’s Harry Redknapp, who won nothing at Spurs.

Posted: 1st, December 2013 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Spurs Balls: Harry Redknapp Never Did Know Madrid’s Mighty Gareth Bale

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COMPARE and contrast the world of Gareth Bale, formerly of Spurs and now knocking them in for Real Madrid:

When the final whistle went Bale collected the match ball and took it to the centre circle, holding it aloft to salute the Madrid supporter. – Sunday Times, December 1, 2013

“He’s not an over-ambitious lad” – Harry Redknapp, June 9, 2013

”I think he’s a little bit young to go abroad. I doubt he’d find it easy” – David Pleat, July 30, 2013

“I don’t think Gareth Bale wants to leave yet – unless it was to one of the Manchester clubs. He’s had a new baby and I’m not sure if he’s ready for a move abroad. You have to be settled off the pitch before you get your form on it” – Glenn Hoddle, June 16, 2013

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Posted: 1st, December 2013 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Spurs Balls: Robbie Savage Is Upset That AVB Is Not Harry Redknapp

AND on it goes, the daily tabloid grind blaming Andre Villas-Boas for not being Harry Redknapp, the great Spurs manger who won NOTHING at Spurs and presided over a spectacular Champions’ League collapse. Today Robbie Savage has to-deadline thoughts he wants to share with his Mirror readers:

Boring, boring Tottenham. There you go – someone needed to say it, so it might as well be me.

Actually, lots of Spurs face have been saying it. Maybe you’re just following them, Robbie?

If Andre Villas-Boas wants to know why his job suddenly came under such heavy scrutiny this week, it wasn’t just about the six-goal hammering Spurs took at Manchester City.

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Posted: 29th, November 2013 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Spurs Balls: Selling Gareth Bale Sees Spurs Earn More Points Than Last Season

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SPURS Balls: Helping us to decided which team is better than another are goals and league tables. Mindful of that we read Oliver Holt in the Daily Mirror:

“WHEN Gareth Bale was sold to Real Madrid for £86million, most people said it was a no-brainer. Tottenham had to take the money, they said. A few, including Gary Lineker, suggested it was never a good thing to sell your best player. Spurs’ current woes seem to be proving him right.”

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Posted: 27th, November 2013 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Spurs Balls: Daily Mail Ignores The Facts To Slam AVB For Not Being Harry Redknapp

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SPURS Watch, with Andre Villas-Boas. Today the Daily Mail’s Martin Samuel castigates the Tottenham manager: “What’s the beauty of being Villas-Boas? It’s always someone else’s fault”:

 

Andre Villas-Boas used to watch the game by crouching down on his haunches near the touchline. And then he stopped doing it. Isn’t that strange? People were making fun of him, but even so. If he thought it was the way to get the greatest insight, why would he change?

Sciatica? Getting older? Dunno. You, Martin?

Unless it was an affectation. A quirk, a gimmick to make him look brighter than he is.

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Posted: 27th, November 2013 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comments (5) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Spurs Balls: Paulinho’s Ace And The Nightmare Maths

WHAT facts do we have about Spurs boss Andrew Villas-Boas, whose biggest crime is not being Harry Redknapp? Tottenham lost 6-0 to Manchester City. But it’s not the end of the world. The season is not over – it’s not even half-way through. But the media experts deal in facts. So. Let’s hear some from today’s experts:

£111m down the drain!” – The Sun

“Tottenham’s total spend surpassed a whopping £110 million this summer” – GiveMeSport

“AVB told to spend AGAIN! After £108m summer spree” – Daily Mail

“Tottenham’s expensively assembled dream team is fast turning into a nightmare at White Hart Lane. This was supposed to be the season that Spurs challenged for the title after re-investing the world record transfer fee they received for Gareth Bale on a £107 million summer spending spree“- The Daily Mail

 

“Spurs spend close to £100 million” – Telegraph

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Posted: 26th, November 2013 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Spurs Balls: Redknapp Is Confused Over Soldado And Doesn’t Read His Own Newspaper

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COMPARE and contrast: Jamie Redknapp on Spurs’s new recruits:

JAMIE Redknapp in the Daily Mail: “Who chose the targets for the Bale money to be spent on? Roberto Soldado is another Jermain Defoe, Etienne Capoue is another Sandro, and do you need Lamela when you have Andros Townsend? Was it Andre Villas-Boas or was it director of football Franco Baldini?” – November 25, 2013

Maybe Jamie should read his own paper:

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Posted: 25th, November 2013 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Football Photos: Mancheater City Fans Do The Gareth Bale Heart To The Spurs End

FOOTBALL fans can be funny bunch. Today, Manchester City fans enjoyed their team thrashing Spurs 6-0. They rubbed salt into the open sore by doing  Gareth Bale hearts to the Spurs fans.

City fans doing the Gareth Bale heart to the Spurs end

 

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Posted: 24th, November 2013 | In: Sports, Spurs | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal Balls: Reasons Why Spurs Will Finish Above Arsenal (According To Experts)

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THE Daily Arsenal: Spurs have  been thrashed 6-0 by Manchester City. Arsenal are top of the Premier League. 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.”

Harry Redknapp: “I wouldn’t compare the two squads. Tottenham are much stronger, no doubt. There’s no reason they can’t challenge to win the league. They can be bang there. They’ll finish top four and who knows where they could finish after that?”

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Posted: 24th, November 2013 | In: Arsenal, Sports, Spurs | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0