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Ben McAleer

Sabotaging since 5 May 2012

Coffee drinking, banana eating, cigarette smoking fiend, Ben is a keen football enthusiast willing to discuss all aspects of the beautiful game. Add in movies and music, and you have a menage-a-trois of topics to fill his time. A self proclaimed Zlatan Ibrahimovic admirer and lover of David Luiz's hair, you can definitely find Ben on Twitter @BenMcAleer1 where he tweets too much about Garth Crooks' team of the week and his irrational hatred of Paul McShane..

My Articles

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Sport

Jose Mourinho’s 10 Best Quotes

After doing something all men dream of yesterday and kicking Olly Murs, here’s a celebration of the Special One’s best quotes…

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TV

The 10 Best Breaking Bad Quotes

As the final half of TV’s greatest show returns this week, we rekindle our love for everyone’s favourite meth dealers with our favourite Breaking Bad quotes so far (WARNING: SPOILERS)

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Football

Are PSG’s Ancelotti and Real Madrid’s Mourinho About To Swap Jobs?

Reports suggest Ancelotti has agreed a deal to manage Real Madrid next season, which could spark one of the biggest managerial and transfer movements in recent memory.

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What If: Adebayor’s Goal In Spurs’ 1-1 Draw With Wolves Had Stood

The two points dropped at White Hart Lane saw Spurs miss out on a place in the Champions League, but it could have been so much different had Adebayor’s supposed offside goal counted.

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Why Henry, Not Gerrard, Deserved The PFA Popularity Award

The Liverpool captain has been dubbed the most popular former PFA winner, but it’s the former Arsenal striker that warranted his place on the top spot.

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Football

Hummels Was Missed & Other Things Learnt From Dortmund v Malaga

Yes, Dortmund went through in a pulsating encounter in Germany, but the defence was fragile against the Malaga attack without Hummels. Here’s what else we learnt from the game.

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Sigurdsson Has Become Spurs’ Most Important Player In The Run In

After a slow start to life at White Hart Lane, Sigurdsson has popped up with numerous crucial goals for Spurs recently and with Bale and Lennon sidelined, his input will be vital between now and May.

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Forget Bale, Missing Lennon’s Pace, Width & Drive Will Hamper A CL Place

The winger limped off early on during the draw with Basel and if Spurs are to secure a top four finish, they best hope Lennon isn’t sidelined for long.

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Alves Is The World’s Best Right-Back & Other Things Learnt From PSG v Barca

A pulsating encounter at the Parc des Princes left fans eager for the second leg as PSG and Barcelona played out an enjoyable 2-2 draw in France.

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Music

The Phoenix Reviewed: Fall Out Boy Have Evolved For The Better

After a thumping return to the music world with ‘Light ‘Em Up’, Fall Out Boy differentiate substantially once again with ‘The Phoenix’, bringing a Cobra Starship feel to the table.

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Football

Brazil vs Russia: Neymar Shows As Much Spark As A Urine Drenched Firework

Toothless, lacking cohesion and failing to break down a resolute Russia defence until the last minute. With the World Cup edging closer, it’s crucial that Scolari finds his best XI as soon as possible.

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Football

Spurs: Forget Europa, Champions League Remains The Priority

Spurs fans want both, but if push came to shove – the top four is the priority. The game is about glory, but the best players want to play amongst the best, which, if it means sacrificing a European trophy, then so be it.

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Tottenham’s Lloris, Arsenal’s Cazorla and Swansea’s Michu: It’s The Summer Signing XI

They arrived last year and excelled. These 11 players, in a 3-4-3, have proven to be the greatest acquisitions during last years summer transfer window.

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Spurs: Forget Playing 4-4-2 Ever Again And Revert Back To 4-2-3-1

Spurs were carved open against Inter playing 4-4-2. Villas-Boas needs to switch back to 4-2-3-1 and retain possession, which means Holtby coming into the starting XI.

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Zlatan’s Barca Return & 8 Other Things To Look Forward To In The CL Quarter-Finals

No English teams? Who needs them with four mouth watering ties. Every game will have tiny battles to overcome, but these in particular surely stand out.

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Pope Francis l: 6 Facts About His Favourite Football Team

Pope Francis I is a known fan of the Argentine side. We dare say he’ll say a few prayers before games for San Lorenzo over the foreseeable future.

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Football

Weeping, Waiting & Winning: What Chelsea’s Sacked Managers Are Up To

Roman the ruthless has been through his fair share of managers during his 10 year reign at Chelsea, but where are his former squeezes now following their respective sackings back in the day?

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Beating Reading’s Great, But Villa Must Overcome QPR Next Week

A cliched six pointer it may’ve been, but Villa need to add to the win over Reading with victory against QPR next week if they’re to stay in the Premier League.

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AVB’s Spurs Are Soaring And They Have Chelsea To Thank

He cost €15m to bring to Stamford Bridge, but after less than a year, Chelsea sacked him. Now Spurs are benefitting from the managerial qualities of Villas-Boas and it’s all down to the ruthlessness of Abramovich.

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Sigurdsson’s Finally Shown His Class And Will Be Vital In Securing CL Football & Silverware

He may’ve initially struggled, but Sigurdsson is beginning to warrant his place in the starting XI. An assist and a goal against Inter Milan and the midfielder could be the player to help end Spurs’ 29 year hunt for European silverware.

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Why Lennon, Not Bale, Will Be Tottenham’s Star Against Inter

The Welshman has been in scintillating form for Spurs this season, but it’s Aaron Lennon that will cause Inter problems at White Hart Lane.

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Football

Forget Vertonghen & Dembele, Lloris Has Been Spurs’ Signing Of The Season

He may’ve taken his time to establish himself, but Lloris has become Spurs’ number one and deservedly so. Vertonghen and Dembele may’ve been good signings, but it’s the Frenchman that remains the best of the new arrivals.

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Football

Ashley Williams: The Stats Show Arsenal Should Move For The Swansea Defender

The Gunners have been linked with a move for the Swans centre-back when the transfer window reopens and his stats this season show he would be a good signing for Arsene Wenger.

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Chelsea: Why Zdenek Zeman Is The Man To Replace Dead Man Walking Benitez

Rafa’s mental speech has pretty much finished his Chelsea tenure, they should sack him now and bring in Zeman for some sexy football…

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Parker’s Poor Form Could Cost Spurs A Top Four Place

Last year he was excellent, but after returning from injury; Parker has looked a shadow of his former self. He needs to shape up or see Spurs’ Champions League ambition go up in smoke.

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West Ham United vs Tottenham Hotspur Post Match Player Ratings

Sabotage Times rates the players following Spurs’ late win over West Ham United.

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Injury To Milito Will Cost Inter Champions League Football

The Argentine is sidelined for the remainder of the season and defeat to Fiorentina and the 1-1 draw with AC Milan leaves Inter without an attacking focal point which will cost them a top three finish.

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It’s Not Lack of Player Investment That’s Killing Arsenal It’s Lack of Defensive Player Investment

Wenger has spent over £350m on players since taking over the reins at Arsenal in 1996, but it’s failing to break the bank on defensive reinforcements that has failed the Gunners since 2005.

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A 14th Century Knight: Why Tottenham Are Called Hotspur

Why are Tottenham called Hotspur? You have to look back as far as 1364 and a knight considered the bravest of his day to find out where Spurs adopted the name.

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Music

Light ‘Em Up Reviewed: Fall Out Boy Are Back And They’re All Grown Up

After over three years away, Fall Out Boy are back with their new single and a fresh approach to match. The good news for fans? They’ve also grown up during their hiatus.

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Football

Tottenham: Playing Bale Up Front Is A Recipe For Disaster

Spurs are currently short on strikers but playing Bale up front isn’t the answer. André Villas-Boas needs to start the Wales international on the left wing if three points are to be secured against Newcastle…

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PSG: Verratti Will Become The Next Pirlo Under The Tutelage Of Beckham

The playboy midfielder signed for big spending PSG on transfer deadline day and with Beckham in the ranks, young Verratti will be the player who benefits the most from his short time in France.

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Spurs’ Bale Better than Real’s Ronaldo!? 9 Reasons Jeff Stelling Is Off His Rocker

Apparently Bale is better than Ronaldo. Apparently pigs can fly. The Spurs ace is good, but can’t hold a candle to his Real Madrid counterpart, that’s for sure.

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The Best Goal Scored Against My Team: Adebayor’s Turn & Volley For Arsenal vs Spurs

It was the year Spurs were supposed to leapfrog Arsenal in the battle for north London supremacy, but this goal from Adebayor condemned the hosts on the day to an early season derby defeat and set the tone for the remainder of the year.

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Chelsea Are Mental Bidding For Butland When They Have Courtois

The Blues approached the Championship side regarding a move for Butland, but with Courtois already on the books; there’s no need for Chelsea to invest in a young goalkeeper when they already have the best in Europe on the books.

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What Spurs Signing Holtby Means For Sigurdsson

Tottenham announced the permanent arrival of Holtby on Monday and while it’s a good move from a fans perspective, the club’s Icelandic midfielder must be pondering where his future lays following the German’s arrival.

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Tottenham: Resting Defoe Will Bring Out The Striker’s Goalscoring Touch Again

The pint-sized hitman has now gone 379 minutes without netting for Spurs and starting the striker from the bench at Elland Road will surely benefit the player and the club.

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Liverpool: The Stats That Show Williams Isn’t Fit To Lace Agger & Skrtel’s Boots

The Swansea City defender has been linked with a move to Anfield and a reunion with Brendan Rodgers, but the stats show he would be nothing more than a bit part player at Liverpool.

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Fulham’s Reliance On Dimitar Berbatov Is Their Major Weakness

It goes without saying that the Bulgarian is a class act, but making him the focal point of the Fulham attack is a plan with significant drawbacks…

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Dempsey’s Goal Epitomised Spurs’ New Found Mental Toughness

The American’s last gasp equaliser had been coming during the second half and it’s all down to the mental aspect that Andre Villas-Boas has adopted and instilled throughout the squad.

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Spurs: Super Scott’s Return Means Dembélé Can Push Further Forward

While Sandro is sidelined for the remainder of the campaign following knee surgery, it gives Parker and Dembele the chance to form a dynamic partnership in the middle of the park and one that will be put to the test when United come to north London.

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Out Of Position & In An Unstable Environment: Why Ex-Tottenham Star Modric Has Failed In Madrid

Real Madrid fans are yet to bear witness to the remarkable talents of Luka Modric following his summer switch from Spurs, but without being utilised properly; it’s no shock to see creative capability stifled.

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The 0-0 Draw Vs QPR Proves Spurs Should Bring In Holtby In January

A point wasn’t an ideal result, but it means Spurs have now lost just once in their last 10 Premier League games. However, the stalemate was further evidence that the club need to invest in a playmaker before the close of the transfer window.

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Let’s Make This About Spurs Not Harry Vs QPR

it’s the first time Redknapp will come up against Spurs since his sacking over the summer, but instead of making it about the veteran boss; let’s focus on picking up all three points at Loftus Road.

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Chris Coleman: “My Greatest Signing Was Brian McBride For Fulham”

The American spent four-and-a-half years at Craven Cottage and his performances saw him become a firm favourite with the fans. It’s no surprise, in that case, that Coleman has called him his finest signing during his time as a manager.

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Bradford Legend David Weatherall: “Aston Villa Will Fear Penalties”

The Bantams have the chance to make a trip to Wembley next month, with just Aston Villa standing between them and a place in the final, and you can be sure that if it comes to penalties, Bradford will competing for the Capital One Cup come February.

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Harry Redknapp: “I Am Hoping Barton Keeps Learning French”

The QPR boss hints that the controversial midfielder could sign for Marseille on a permanent basis while insisting that the Hoops can win their fight against relegation…

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Three January Signings To Turn Tottenham Into Title Contenders

Spurs may be third and have already secured Fryers and Holtby, but Villas-Boas’ side still need strengthening. These three will turn the club from top four hopefuls to title contenders.

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Spurs: AVB Rotates Well, But Must Beware This Potential Banana Skin

Third in the Premiership and showing no signs of slowing, resting the key starters of the first team is vital in the latter stages of the season. While Coventry will be no pushover, it’s as a good a time as any to blood in a number of academy stars.

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Harry Redknapp: “West Ham Legend Di Canio Will Be A Top Flight Manager”

Di Canio has been working wonders at the County Ground and the manager who knows him best believes the enigmatic Italian is destined for bigger things…

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Football

Five Must Have Apps For Football Fans

With smartphones now an important part of the average persons day, it’s essential to be able to keep up with the latest footballing news and views from around the world.

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Harry Redknapp: My Best Signing Was Arsenal Legend & Nightmare Paul Merson

The veteran boss has signed his fair share of players during his managerial career, but has earmarked the former Arsenal star as his best during his time at Portsmouth.

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Music

10 Songs To Keep You Going At The Gym

Staring the New Year with a fitness bang? Can’t face watching Sky Sports while on the rower? This playlist will help…

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Football

Spurs Half-Term Report: Buy A Number 10, Sell Gomes, Build For Next Season

Breaking off the deadwood, while strengthening a few key areas will be vital to Spurs’ success this season. If we can finish in the top four, it’ll be the ideal platform for which to build on.

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Adebayor Needs To Improve If He Wants To Guarantee His Starting Spot

The Togolese striker arrived at White Hart Lane permanently over the summer, but he needs to work harder if he wants to secure his spot in the starting XI.

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Spurs: Free Up Bale To Annihilate Larsson & Secure Three Points

The Welshman is getting back to his brilliant following a less than stunning start to the campaign and if Spurs can ensure he’s performing at the Stadium of Light, it will see Andre Villas-Boas’ side end 2013 with a win.

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Spurs: Sign Sneijder And Cement A Place In The Top Four

Regardless of the 4-0 win over Aston Villa, a number 10 is still needed. Sneijder is out of favour at Inter and if Spurs can bring him to White Hart Lane, a top four finish is all but guaranteed.

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Robbie Savage On Match Of The Day – The Edge Of Insanity

I couldn’t think of a worse person to appear as a pundit on Match of the Day. The former midfielder was awful on his debut appearance. Hopefully he’s never, ever contemplated for a place on the panel again.

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Spurs Need To Bring In Dawson To Counteract Stoke’s Long Ball

The Potters make the trip to White Hart Lane, while the hosts have the chance to secure a top four spot over Christmas. I’ve called for balance in the back-four in the past, but Spurs need Dawson in defence if they are to win all three points.

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United v Real, Arsenal v Bayern & Celtic v Juve: Graft, Tactical Nous And Luck Required

The British representatives face stern tests in the last 16 of the competition. It will be tough for Arsenal, Celtic and Manchester United, but one can see the former duo failing to secure a place in the quarter-finals.

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Spurs: Benny’s Return & Vertonghen’s Switch To Centre-Back Is Key To Our Top Four Chances

Balance was restored to the backline with Vertonghen at centre-back, but as good as Naughton was against Swansea, I’m more excited about the return of Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

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If Luiz Succeeds In Midfield We’re All In Trouble

The Brazilian has played less than 90 minutes in the role, but has shown signs that he could make his mark in the middle of the park. If the move pays off, we’re all screwed…

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If Arsenal Want Style And Glory, It’s Time To Ditch Wenger For Marcelo Bielsa

With Arsene Wenger coming under pressure from the fans, the chances of the Frenchman remaining at the Emirates Stadium beyond the summer are becoming slim. Candidates have been discussed, but there is only one manager crazy enough to succeed the veteran Gunners boss…

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Spurs Must Set The Beast Sandro On Fellaini To Beat Everton

Sandro is quickly as one of the Premiership’s finest defensive midfielder’s and it’s vital that Andre Villas-Boas unleash his colossal Brazilian upon his Belgian counterpart if Spurs are to come away from Goodison Park with all three points.

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Kaka Goes To Hollywood: The Playmaker Should Be America’s Next Beckham

The Real ace would be foolish to turn down the opportunity to ply his trade on the other side of the pond.

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Spurs: You Have To Beat The Best To Be The Best

Avoid defeat and Spurs are into the knockout stage of the Europa League. With it, the quality in opponents rises significantly, but it’s vital that the North London side overcome the fellow favourites on the way to the final if they are to lift the trophy in May.

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Platini, Please Stop C**king Around With Football

The Frenchman is talking about extending the Champions League, all but ridding the world of the Europa League. For the love of god Platini, stop messing around with the beautiful game.

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Injuries To Bale & Dawson Will Highlight The Drastic Need For Investment At Spurs

Our form dropped when Dembélé was out injured and both Bale and Dawson suffered hamstring problems during the win over Fulham. The duo may only be out for a fortnight, but it’s a wake up call showing the investment is needed.

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The Boys Are Back In Town: Dempsey And Dembélé Return To Fulham

The duo are reunited with their former stomping ground as Spurs make the short trip across London to Craven Cottage. Yet, while one is on the receiving end of jeers, the other will likely be welcomed back by the Fulham faithful.

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Kyle Walker Is A Better Player Now Dawson Is Back In The Team

The England international hasn’t been as impressive as some had hoped during the opening months of the season, but the return of his compatriot to the Starting XI has seen Walker show the form that made him such a threat for Spurs last year.

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Sandro’s #sandroBeast And Football’s Silliest #Hashtags

Twitter can be a wonderful place at the best of times, but when a footballer #hashtags something unequivocally daft, it’s sees fans stop what they’re doing for a second or two to really take in what they have just seen…

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Spurs: Drop Dawson If You Want To Stop Suarez

With Liverpool’s Uruguayan in spectacular form at present, his trickery will cause the Spurs backline a problem tonight. However, the burden will be eased if AVB drops Dawson back to the bench…

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Clint Dempsey: The Big Texan Is Finally A Big Player For Spurs

Big things were expected of the Big Texan, but Spurs fans had to wait until this weekend until they were treated to Dempsey’s best at White Hart Lane…

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AVB Must Drop Creaking Gallas & Move Vertonghen To The Centre

A tough home encounter with psychically dominating West Ham United, but if Villas-Boas persists with the Frenchman in the heart of the defence, Spurs may as well throw in the towel now…

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Chelsea: Benitez Is Good, But Harry Would’ve Been Better

The Spaniard was announced as Di Matteo’s replacement on Wednesday night, but it’s former Spurs boss Redknapp that would’ve been the more suitable candidate for the role, especially in the short-term.

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ITK’s: The Transfer Window’s Biggest Bulls**tters

With the January window opening in around six weeks time, the transfer trolls are beginning to scamper out from under the bridge to spread the word of a deal that will never actually happen…

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Zlatan’s Top 10 Goals

On the back of his stunning four goal haul for Sweden against England on Wednesday night, we’ve all gone a bit Ibrahimovic crazy. He’s netted some superb efforts in the past, but here are his 10 very best goals from his career.

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Hardware

Jetpack Joyride: The App That Will Consume You

It’s free, it’s easy and it’ll keep you hooked for months – Jetpack Joyride is an app you must download.

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AVB Out? Don’t Be A D**k

11 Premier League games in and there are those who want Villas-Boas gone already. Do me a favour and go and support someone else…

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If Spurs Play 4-4-2, They’re Going To Lose

AVB needs to fight off the critics and go back to his 4-2-3-1. With it, Spurs may have a chance of securing a positive result at the Etihad.

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Tom Carroll Can Be Our New Modric

The midfielder was in inspiring form during Spurs’ 3-1 win over Maribor – it’s only a matter of time before he’s a regular under AVB.

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The 8 Most Stupid Things Garth Crooks Has Said

Robbie Savage is a tactical genius in comparison, his comments are baffling and his teams’ of the week mystifying.

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Sigurdsson: Shape Up Or Become The New Bentley

It’s time for the Icelander to pull his finger out and start performing for Spurs or risk receiving a one way ticket out of White Hart Lane.

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White Hart Lane’s Rancid Atmosphere Needs Immediate Improvement

BOOO! AVB, how dare you take off a striker who hasn’t had a single shot?! BOOO! – As long as this keeps happening at Tottenham, the home form wont improve anytime soon…

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Thanks For The Goals Jermain, But We Need Adebayor ASAP

Yeah, yeah Defoe’s been scoring lately – I understand the arguments for keeping him in our team. But if we’re serious about our Champions League ambitions, we need to unleash the big boy…

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Dembélé’s Injury Proves Tottenham Must Buy Willian Or Moutinho

The Belgian missed the 4-2 defeat to Chelsea with a hip problem and with Spurs lacking the added bite in the middle of the park in the loss, it’s imperative the club invest in another deep lying playmaker in January.

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From A Spurs Fan: My Top 10 Tottenham Goals

There are just too many great goals to include in a top 10, but here are my personal favourite Spurs strikes in recent history.

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Southampton: Why You Need Lionheart Dawson

Conceding 24 goals in eight games is hardly ideal for a team returning to the Premiership, but the Spurs defender is the man to plug the gap in the leaky Saints defence…

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AVB Is Right To Stick With Dempsey Over Sigurdsson

The Iceland international has seen his starting opportunities limited following his arrival, but Villas-Boas is right in persisting with his American goalscorer, for the time being at least…

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UEFA: Ban Serbia And Prove You Care About Racism

Racism in the game reared it’s ugly head once again during England’s win over Serbia on Tuesday night. It’s time for UEFA to act appropriately and punish those responsible for the sickening scenes in Krusevac.

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Reinventing Rooney: Why It’s Time To Move “The White Pele” Back Into Midfield

The England international impressed in the middle of the park against Cluj and Newcastle and it will give Rooney the opportunity to rediscover his best form, something he needs to do to win over the doubters…

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Gareth Bale: Stop The Diving Before It Starts Costing Spurs

It’s an element that is slowly sneaking in to his game, but it’s time for the Tottenham Hotspur man to stop the theatrics before being branded a diver forever.

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TV

Dexter Season 7: Miami’s Favourite Serial Killer Set For A Change Of Heart

Your friendly, neighbourhood murderer returns for his seventh rendition of the hit series tonight, but now his secret is out, can he continue his slashing? Contains spoilers. Loads of them…

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Tottenham Fan: The International Break – The Worst Two Weeks Of My Life

It’s that time of year again when players leave their respective clubs and join up with the national team. God, I cannot wait for it to end…

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On This Form, Sandro Should Keep Parker Out Of The Spurs Team

The Brazilian has filled the Scott Parker sized void in the middle of the Spurs midfield. With his start to the season, there is no reason why he can’t stretch the gap and make it his own…

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Dawson Has To Accept He’s Fifth Choice Defender At Spurs

He may be a fan favourite, but the 28-year-old is bottom of the pecking order at White Hart Lane. He may’ve started against Panathinaikos, but if he starts against Villa; it won’t end well for the hosts…

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Tottenham: Winning The Europa Is More Important Than Beating Manchester United

He insisted that he is going to take the Europa League seriously and now is the time for Villas-Boas to stay true to his word and go after some silverware…

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Tottenham In Crisis? You Can Stick Your Tabloid Nonsense Up Your A**e

Reports of the players being unhappy under Andre Villas-Boas greeted many in the morning. By the evening Spurs, were walking away from Old Trafford with all three points. Turmoil, you say? What turmoil…

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If AVB Is Allowed To Choose Porto’s Henrique, The Director Of Football Could Transform Spurs

It’s the continental model that chairman Daniel Levy favours, but if he lets Villas-Boas team up with his former Porto partner, it could see Spurs prosper….

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Tottenham Need Their Captain To Start v Manchester United

Andre Villas-Boas is confident of securing a positive result ahead of the trip to Old Trafford, but it’s imperative that the experienced William Gallas starts the encounter with United…

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Jermaine Jenas: Where Did It Go Wrong For Nottingham Forest’s Loan Signing?

He was supposed to be the next big thing, but it never really worked out for the midfielder at White Hart Lane. Now he’s off back to where it all began in a final throw of the career dice…

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Tom Huddlestone’s Big Chance For Spurs v Carlisle

He hasn’t started a competitive encounter for Spurs in over a year, but Huddlestone looks set to be handed a chance to impress Andre Villas-Boas in the upcoming Capital One Cup game with Carlisle United…

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How Vertonghen At Left-Back Won The Game For Tottenham

The North London side were lacking any form of cohesion in the first half, but an inspired substitution by Andre Villas-Boas saw Spurs come away with all three points.

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AVB: Don’t Take QPR Lightly And A Spurs Win Is On The Cards

QPR have the talent to take all three points away from White Hart Lane, meaning it’s vital Spurs are at their best if they are to avoid an upset…

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Caulker Is Class, Bale Isn’t Ronaldo & Other Things We Learnt From Spurs v Lazio

It may not have been the result Spurs fans wanted, but enough was shown in the draw with Lazio that will see the North London side go all the way in the Europa League this year…

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AVB: Play A Strong Team, Get 3 Points And Keep The Momentum

Europa League action returns to White Hart Lane tonight and if Spurs put out a strong starting XI; a winning start in Group H will be a certainty…

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Vertonghen Is A Beast, Defoe Is On Fire & What We Learnt From Spurs’ Win v Reading

The morning chill that accompanied the rising sun on Monday morning wasn’t the change from summer to autumn, but rather Tottenham Hotspur fans breathing a huge sigh of relief following their first Premier League win of the season…

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Chelsea’s Lampard & Liverpool’s Gerrard Still Don’t Work Together

Why persist with the aging duo, especially with Michael Carrick and Jake Livermore available to anchor the midfield?

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Music

Mia Klose: The Blonde Bombshell That Will Glam Rock Your Socks Off

She’s the best thing to come out of Sweden since Ikea and Zlatan Ibrahimovic and now Mia Klose is ready to take the music world by storm…

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Sacrebleu! Why AVB Is Right To Persist With Friedel Over Lloris

The 34-year-old came under increased pressure following reports that Hugo Lloris was unhappy that he will have to fight for his place at White Hart Lane, but ‘Uncle Brad’ deserves to keep his number one spot at Spurs…

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A Spurs Fan Says Stop The Booing And Get Behind AVB

Fans should halt the half-time boos and throw their support behind Andre Villas-Boas. You never know, it might just work…

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Leandro Damiao: What Can Manchester United Fans Expect From The Burly Brazilian

Surprisingly, Sir Alex has been linked with a January swoop for the Samba star that isn’t your stereotypical Brazilian…

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Mousa Dembele: A Spurs Fan On The Arrival Of The Creative Belgian

Hey, we just bought you, and this is cra-a-a-a-zy. But here’s your number, Moussa Dembele…

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Tottenham Deadline Day Review: Moutininooooooooo

Lloris and Dempsey arrived, Van der Vaart left, but there was one final piece of the puzzle that Spurs couldn’t find to complete the jigsaw on deadline day…

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Leading Manchester City To European Glory And My Finest Football Manager Moments

Just one more game…just one more game…argh the transfer window, need to sign the players…now I need to integrate them…just one more game…argh a loss…I can’t go out on a loss. It’s a vicious cycle, playing Football Manager…

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Sebastien Bassong: Why The Spurs Outcast Is An Astute Acquisition For Norwich City

Frozen out at White Hart Lane, it’s time for a fresh start for the Cameroon international and if Hughton can teach him how to concentrate; the Canaries will have a great defender in the ranks…

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Sign Llorente, Play The Hud & Other Lessons Learnt In Defeat To Newcastle

It’s fair to assume that Spurs need to sign a striker before the end of the month. Here is what else we learnt from Newcastle’s win over the North London side…

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Chelsea’s ‘Commercially Confidential’ Contract & Why Financial Fair Play Won’t Work

Despite Financial Fair Play looming, clubs are still spending beyond their means. That probably has a lot to do with the loopholes in the ruling…

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Persist With Tottenham’s Walker & 4 Things We Learnt From England’s Win

England beat Italy, showcasing why they “deserve” to be third in the FIFA rankings. But what did we learn from the 2-1 win over the Azzuri?

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Spurs Fans’ Season Preview: The Top Three Beckons If AVB Can Get Llorente

It’ll be another period of transition for Spurs, but I trust AVB to take us forward. If he can bring in a top front man, hopefully Fernando Llorente, then we’ll be challenging for the title again.

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David Bentley: Why The Arsenal Reject Can Be AVB’s Secret Weapon

The Spurs wide-man could finally live up to his price-tag this season, four years after his arrival….

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5 Strikers Better Than Adebayor That Tottenham Hotspur Could Sign

A deal for the striker has stalled, but Adebayor isn’t the only front-man that Spurs can snare this summer…

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Luka Modric And The Rot In The Reserves XI

Leaving a player to rot in the reserves is such a commonly used phrase in football, but is a threat that is rarely followed up….

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Chelsea Target Oscar And Eight Other Olympic Stars Set To Shine

As he nears a Chelsea switch, we profile Oscar and more of the the hottest talent looking to promote their footballing capabilities on the Olympic stage.

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A Tottenham Fan On The Potential Return Of Manchester United’s Dimitar Berbatov

He refused to play to force through his move to Manchester United, but I would welcome Berbatov back to Tottenham with open arms.

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Berba? Carroll? Tevez? Who Is The Best Replacement For Ibrahimovic At Ac Milan?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic looks set to become the second highest paid player in football. Replacing him will be no easy task for the Milan giants…

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Jermain Defoe: A Tottenham Fan On What Reading Can Expect From The Pint Sized Hitman

Experienced, prolific, available; Reading would be foolish not to sign Jermain Defoe…

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Ex-Arsenal Skipper Fabregas And The Brazil 1970 & Spain 2012 Mash-Up Xl

What happens when you combine Brazil from the 1970′s and Spain’s Euro 2012 conquering squad?

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The Three Players Chelsea Should Break The Bank To Sign This Summer

Chelsea’s Champions League success means they are likely to spend big this summer. But rather than Maicon and Hulk, these are the three they should be taregting

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Arsenal Reject David Bentley And Four Others Spurs Need To Sell This Summer

What have two Englishman, a Brazilian, a Mexican and a Cameroonian got in common? Here’s the chaff AVB should separate from the wheat he has inherited at White Hart Lane.

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Manchester United: Why £20m Man Joao Moutinho Is A Perfect Paul Scholes Replacement

Paul Scholes has been a Premier League stalwart since it’s 1992 inception. Yet at 37, this season looks like being his last. Manchester United should look to move for Joao Moutinho as his immediate replacement…

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Jordan Rhodes: Why Huddersfield’s Newcastle Target Should Be At London 2012

“Marvin Sordell” I yelped when I saw his name ahead of that of the prolific Scot on Stuart Pearce’s squad list. A look at his stats and ability prove he’s the man Psycho should’ve picked…

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The Worst Examples Of The Modern Lad Dictionary

Banter? Piss off. Ladz? Wankerz, more like. You aren’t cool for using these terms, you’re just a cock, so please before it’s too late, just stop…

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Tottenham Appointing Andre Villas-Boas Will Come Back To Haunt Chelsea

The young Portuguese tactician was sacked by the Blues far too early. His Spurs appointment could see the Champions League holders regret their decision in the future.

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Tottenham Target Joao Moutinho: Everything You Need To Know About The Porto Star

With Luka Modric set to depart Tottenham Hotspur, the North London giants will need to find an adequate replacement. Joao Moutinho is one of those that has been linked with a move to White Hart Lane – here’s what you need to know about the Portugal star.

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Pirlo, Luiz, Zidane And History’s 9 Cheekiest Panenka Penalties

Antonin Panenka set the standards for cheeky penalties in 1976 against West Germany for Czechoslovakia. Juventus, Real Madrid and Chelsea stars are still replicating his audacious penalty 36 years later…

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Tottenham’s Modric To Real Madrid? Here’s Three Midfielders Going The Other Way

With speculation linking Luka Modric to Real Madrid increasing, it is likely that Khedira, Sahin and Diarra could be looking for work elsewhere next season. Here’s who they could join.

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Chelsea’s Terry And Manchester City’s Lescott Deserve Praise As England Crash Out

England may have crashed out of Euro 2012 tonight, but Roy’s boys fought to the bitter end with Italy and the dreaded penalty shoot-out. Key to the team’s success in Poland and Ukraine has been Chelsea’s John Terry and Manchester City’s Joleon Lescott…

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6 Euro 2012 Players To Replace Bale And Modric At Tottenham

After failing to secure Champions League football, Modric and Bale could be leaving Tottenham. Spurs fans can look to Euro 2012, however, for a number of apt replacements

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Moyes, AVB, Capello or Martinez? Who Should Replace Redknapp At Tottenham?

Sports writers are in mourning today as Harry Redknapp has been given the heave-ho by Daniel Levy at Spurs, but who out of these four should replace him at White Hart Lane?

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Liverpool Target Luuk de Jong And Four Other Stars To Shine At Euro 2012

In 2004 Wayne Rooney announced himself to the watching world with an impressive European Championships, and international tournaments can often prove to be the making of young stars. Here’s five youngsters ready to breakthrough at Euro 2012…

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Tottenham Target Fernando Llorente And Four Other Strikers Set To Light Up Euro 2012

International tournaments often serve as a showcase for new talent, sparking bidding wars between clubs for their services. Here are five strikers who could be Euro 2012′s hottest property.

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