It was from a late Gary Lineker goal, February 12th, 1990. Incidentally, that was also the last season Spurs finished third in the first division. Chelsea finished fifth. Behind Arsenal.
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Posted by Richard Whittall under Chelsea, EPL, Stolen videos, Tottenham Hotspur on May 08, 2013
Posted by Devang Desai under EPL, Southampton, Stolen Goal GIFs, Tottenham Hotspur on May 04, 2013
Spurs take a massive three points at White Hart Lane thanks to Gareth Bale. Guy is pretty good.
Gif via oscc
Posted by Devang Desai under EPL, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur on Apr 21, 2013
Manchester United are a win away from the title after a stunning ten minute stretch at White Hart Lane that saw Spurs force their way back into Champions League contention.
This was the first time Manchester City conceded three goals in the second half of a Premier League match since a 4-3 defeat at Old Trafford in September 2009. Goals from Dempsey, Defoe and Bale were the story. The three goals were separated by six minutes and 22 seconds. Deary me said the old man not capable of dealing with this result. Said old man is also an Arsenal supporter.
Gif via @feintzebra
Posted by Richard Whittall under Tottenham Hotspur on Apr 04, 2013
This is bad against FC Basel. The equalizer beckoned. Cheers to the Fantasista.
Posted by Richard Whittall under England, Harry Redknapp, Tottenham Hotspur on Apr 04, 2013
The other day, I received a pop up on my Rdio app. It was a blue bubble that read “Terms of Service”, no text, with the two options “Read” or “Agree.” This was the most blatant example I’d seen in a while of a service provider understanding that I probably don’t give a crap about whatever legalistic junk they’re contractually obligated to tell me about.
Still, I felt a little uncomfortable with the easy offer, so I clicked read (I’m ashamed to admit I read the first four sentences and then scrolled to agree).
Reading terms in your contract tends to be important. And now Harry Redknapp knows as much. He hinted his complex, clause-ridden contract with Spurs was what ultimately prevented him from taking the England job:
“I wouldn’t take it [the England job] now, no. Not now, not in the future,” Redknapp said in an interview with Twentyfour7 Football magazine. “That was my time, really, if I was going to get it. Last year there were a lot of things that went against me surrounding that massive contractual clause. People will always deny that is the reason, the FA couldn’t say that and I won’t say, but it didn’t help me.
“I had such a badly loaded contract it was crazy, in Tottenham’s favour. That’s what you get for not reading your contract properly. It was a massive amount that someone would have had to pay to get me out of it.”
So remember kids, read your contracts. Or at least make a cake for a lawyer friend to help you read your contract.
Posted by Ethan Dean-Richards under Tottenham Hotspur on Apr 01, 2013
With 54 points and eight league games left to play, Andre Villas-Boas sat down last Friday and set his Tottenham side a target of 70 points by the end of the season in an effort to counteract the club’s tendency to fall apart post-Easter. Clever thinking, Andre: I like it. But in the target he set, conversely, lies the key to his team’s downfall. Why go for something so low, Andre? With 24 points to play for before you beat Swansea on Saturday, why not aim for 91 points at the end of the season? Too many people allow mathematics to limit them (in their minds, me underpaying for my shopping every week is probably ‘stealing’). And if you’re going to choose a number to aim for, Andre, at the very least don’t choose a round number, because that if doesn’t make targets feel arbitrary, what will?
The 70 point target demonstrates both a lack of ambition and lack of confidence at Spurs. This isn’t how you break that habit of finishing seasons a couple of months earlier than everyone else. I feel partly responsible for Villas-Boas’ uncertainty in dealing with the issue as I was the one who initially suggested the whole 70 points thing to him as a joke: as such, I’m going to have to step in with some suggestions about how to go about constructing a better sprint finish. Here are five ways Tottenham can end the season on an even better note:
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Your older brother’s Arsenal is dead, as Spurs increase their lead to seven points in a game that was defined by two minutes of atrocious defending late in the first half.
- 25 minutes of dominance on the ball went for naught when Arsenal’s frail back line was exposed for the umpteenth time this season. Employing a high defensive line relies on two things. Attacking players cannot be given eons of time on the ball and your center halves must be quick and play with cohesion. Arsenal failed on both fronts, several times.
- Gareth Bale, who had a Banana thrown at him because some people are a complete waste of oxygen, scored again, adding to a price tag that is now valued at infinity. Gylfi Sigurdsson strolled into Arsenal’s midfield with far too much time and space as Thomas Vermaelen and Per Mertesacker got their signals crossed, allowing Bale to streak in behind and collect an excellent Sigurdsson pass. Wojciech Szczesny has to read that play better. Read the rest of this entry »