Thursday, December 31, 2009

Injury to Lennon Threatens To Derail Spurs' Season, Giovani Dos Santos To Step Up?

Spurs' chances of breaking into the top four have been dealt a massive blow as Aaron Lennon looks set to miss the next month with a groin injury. The news will cause Harry Redknapp a severe headache as Tottenham face Liverpool in a season defining game on January 9th.

Pavlyuchenko Nears the Exit at Spurs After Accusing Redknapp of Mocking Him

Roman Pavlyuchenko's miserable stay at Spurs seems to be at an end, after the Russian international launched an amazing tirade in which he accused his manager, Harry Redknapp, of "mocking him."

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Premier League Predictions: Champions and Who Will Break the Top Four?

As we move towards the new year, five teams are fighting it out for third and fourth in the Premier League. Arsenal, Aston Villa, Spurs, Manchester City, and Liverpool are striving to lay claim to those coveted Champions League positions and only two will prevail. But who?

Monday, December 21, 2009

Fernando Torres To Put Country Ahead of Club and Elect for Surgery

Just when you thought Liverpool's current woes could not get any worse.

If reports in Spain are to be believed the Spanish FA are pressuring Fernando Torres to undergo surgery on his hernia as soon as possible so that the striker will be fit heading into the World Cup come June.

With Liverpool's season evaporating into a cloud of empty dreams, the liklyhood of Torres electing to move the surgery forward is becoming a very real possibility.

Ireland Turns Down FIFA's Patronizing Fair Play Award For 2009

While Lionel Messi deservedly won FIFA's Player of the Year Award for 2009, the real story from the star-studded Gala in Zurich was the FAI's refusal to accept a highly patronizing Fair Play Award.

"I think the way the president of FIFA behaved was an embarrassment to himself and an embarrassment to FIFA. There is an awards ceremony and they have offered us a Fair Play award. We've respectfully declined." said a dignified John Delaney, President of the FAI.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Harry Redknapp Dismisses Latest Tax Investigation as Farcical

Spurs' manager Harry Redknapp has moved to play down claims that HR Services and British Customs are taking action against him for tax evasion in 2007 while manager of Portsmouth.

Friday, December 18, 2009

A Bit Of Pulis Brutality For Arsene Wenger As He's Told He "Moans Like a Drain"

Some of the Premier League's best known manager's have turned turned on Arsenal's Arsene Wenger in the wake of his comments about Wolves losing to Manchester United midweek. Stoke's Tony Pulis even went as far as to say he "moans like a drain."

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Irish Peterborough Owner To Quit After Racist Abuse From Own Fans

Irish millionaire Darragh MacAnthony has signalled that he is willing to part company with Peterborough after coming in for some racist abuse from irate fans over the clubs recent poor run.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Arsene Wenger: "Eight Teams Can Win The League." Too Much Christmas Sherry?

Le Prof can be a great man for a quote. All too often he is a concise mind when it comes to football as we know and love it. Yet sometimes he can come out with some real clangers. Yesterday he claimed that "eight teams could win the league." A case of too much Christmas sherry?

Monday, December 14, 2009

Five Steps For Liverpool To Win The Premier League

Liverpool are as far from winning the Premier League as at any time during their last 20 barren years. But as ever, there is an optimism in the air. After all, Manchester United went 26 years without a trophy, and we all know how the last two decades have gone.

So anything is possible where a big club is involved...

Time Running Out For Rafael Benitez at Liverpool

There is no shame in losing to Arsenal, but the manner in which the Gunners beat Liverpool will give Rafael Benitez nightmares as he faces up to their umpteenth false dawn this year and what to do next.

Despite his promises this week that this game was the real start to the Reds' season, it has turned out to be another week in which the Reds were pushed aside by a team with a superior work ethic and a better grasp on what is needed to win a match.

This current incarnation of the once great club are a shadow of the ideals and beliefs that Bill Shankley brought to the club 50 years ago.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Spurs to Go For Pandev, Micah Richards, Sandro, Mensah, Van Nistelrooy?

Harry Redknapp's January shopping list is beginning to take shape. Spurs are looking to take advantage of Lazio's current strife with Goran Pandev, then move for Micah Richards with David Bentley as bait, while talks with Sandro and Sissoko continue.

With the news that cash-strapped Rafael Benitez may move for Roman Pavlyuchenko in a player plus cash deal. Harry Redknapp has begun to trawl through Europe for a cheap replacement.

Winter Wolves Beat Weak Minded Summer Spurs

The term "summer footballer" can mean many things, for Spurs defeat to Mick McCarthy's Wolves, read "a team who weren't prepared to match the spirit of their opponent." All too often there's a damning indictment of Tottenham throughout the ages...

Friday, December 11, 2009

Liverpool vs. Arsenal 2009 Vintage; Not The 1989 Classic

On the 26th of May, 1989, Liverpool and Arsenal played in the final game of the most nail-biting league finish of all time. On Sunday, they meet in a match that is sadly just another in the calender year...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Embarrassing Early Exits by Liverpool and Juventus in Champions League

This year's Champions League was hailed as the most predictable of all time. But as we stand, before the year turns, some of the game's biggest names have crashed and burned and exited the competition in embarrassing fashion. Liverpool and Juventus are easily the two most prominent clubs to bite the dust...

Monday, December 7, 2009

Twilight at Anfield: Is Alberto Aquilani a Vampire?

Alberto Aquilani is expected to make his first start of the season against Fiorentina on Wednesday. Pale with the dark features of a Carpathian prince, the Italian has yet to play a match for Liverpool during the day...

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Patrick Vieira: A January Transfer Target For Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Spurs

With only a few weeks until the January Transfer Window opens, the rumours are beginning to surface. But the most surprising of which sees 33 year old Patrick Vieira at the centre of a five-way tug of war between Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City and Spurs.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Everton vs. Spurs Preview: Redknapp Pushes For The Top Four

Spurs travel to an injury ravaged Everton for a match that will go very in determining each teams season. For Tottenham, it will be a game they are expected to win, while Everton need the points to avoid being sucked into the relegation zone...

Friday, December 4, 2009

The Curse Of Gillette: After Tiger Woods and Thierry Henry, What's Next For Roger Federer?

Within the past two weeks, two of the three faces of Gillette have seen their characters revised after..."transgressions." Now we have to wonder, what is going to happen to Roger Federer? Because these things always happen in threes or trees in Tiger Woods' case.
So what has gone wrong? Has the world turned upside down all of a sudden? Before last week, Tiger Woods, Thierry Henry, and Roger Federer were three of the most respected sportsmen on the planet.
They stood for truth, justice, and the American way, or so Gillette would have you believe anyway....

South Africa 2010: Analysis of Every World Cup Group

The World Cup draw has produced not one but two "Groups of Death", as well as handing England and Italy the best possible routes to the knockout phases.

Over 190 countries tuned in to watch the World Cup draw as Charlize Theron and FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke drew the eight groups for next year's finals. The duo barely got through the process without throwing the balls at each other, with Valcke in particular making some very strange insulting comments towards the Hollywood star.

But who really cares, let's look at the draw...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

South Africa World Cup 2010: World Awaiting Friday's Draw

On Friday, the World Cup draw will be beamed to over 190 countries as the world waits with baited breath for the greatest show on Earth to officially begin.
But only those lucky final 32 will be biting their nails, hoping to avoid that dreaded "Group of Death" that every tournament seems to throw out...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Spurs on the Verge On Signing Sandro, While Talks for Moussa Sissoko Continue

Spurs and Harry Redknapp look to be on the verge of a major coup as 20-year-old Brazilian international Sandro is expected to sign for Tottenham when the Campeonato Brasileiro concludes this weekend. The Lilywhites are also believed to be talking to Moussa Sissoko's advisers about the possibility of a move in January...