Tonight I was lucky enough to attend the Europa League fixture at White Hart Lane between Tottenham Hotspur and Lyon, and witness three world class goals, two from Gareth Bale in a thrilling match between two of Europe’s biggest sides.
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The scoreline may suggest Tottenham cruised past Panathinaikos with ease to reach the knockout round of Europa League. In fact, for the majority of the second half, Andre Villas-Boas had been worrying about whether his squad selection for Europe was justified. With a bit of luck, Tottenham used two late goals to eliminate the qualifying [...]
Gareth Bale looked to be in incredible form as Tottenham saw their Champions League aspirations climb as they defeated Liverpool 2-1 on Wednesday. The Welshman scored two of the three goals in a game that saw fast paced football from both sides.He was in top form as the North Londoners defeated an improving Liverpool side to [...]
Goals from Steven Caulker and Aaron Lennon in the 58th and 67th minute respectively saw off an Aston Villa side that have made their worst start to a season for 26 years. The match saw Hugo Lloris make his Premier League debut in place of American international Brad Friedel, ending 310 consecutive Premier League performances. [...]
Tottenham rounded off transfer deadline day with a double signing of goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and forward Clint Dempsey. Andre Villas-Boas started his managerial post at Tottenham FC eager to sign a goalkeeper, a striker and a replacement to Luka Modric who left White Hart Lane to join Real Madrid. The pursuit of French international Hugo [...]
After all the twist and turn, the deal that has been on the table for some weeks is finally sealed. Emmanuel Adebayor will be back in North London again. Once there were questions about his passion in football. Whatever portion Manchester City is now contributing towards his salary, the deal is indeed a win-win-win one. [...]
Was Andre Villas-Boas’ (a.k.a. AVB) first season in England a complete failure? Chelsea was fifth in the league, and trailing 1-3 to Napoli in Champions League when he left. Roberto Di Matteo earned Roman Abramovich his dream trophy but Chelsea still finished sixth in Premier League, only to qualify for next season Champions League through the defending [...]
Tottenham Hotspur have secured the signing of Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen, after the two clubs agreed terms yesterday. Vertonghen, who signed for an undisclosed fee, becomes Andre Villas-Boas’s second signing in a week, after the club have already welcomed Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Many of us in life are frequently tempted by the old ruse of “the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence”, only to find after a while that things were not what they appeared. This seems to occur often in the soccer world as clubs constantly strive to improve only to find later [...]
Here we are again, people. I know it’s been a while but another howler of a decision by a refereeing crew in England today in a massively important football game has again thrust the issue of video technology onto the front burner again worldwide. Premier League referee Martin Atkinson ruled that Chelsea had scored following a frantic [...]