Lewis Holtby mows down Howard Webb during Ledley King testimonial

imageHoltby goes down quicker than a house of cards. (Image: Reuters)

Tottenham Hotspur lifer Ledley King gave his testimonial match on Monday night, with the likes of Teddy Sheringham, Edgar Davids and Dimitar Berbatov (duh) among the Ledley Guest XI.

The highlight of the game, however, belonged to an active Spur - Lewis Holtby, who was busy spending the past few months on loan getting relegated with Fulham.

At some point in the match, the Germany midfielder decided to lighten the mood by slide-tackling referee Howard Webb to the ground, no doubt living out the fantasy of hundreds of players the world over:

Playing along, Webb got up and shoved Holtby to the ground for a little revenge, but the German still drew the last laugh from the audience by then taking a dramatic dive.

Some good-natured fun at the end of a not-so-fun campaign for Spurs fans!


It’s official! Bale joins Real Madrid, thanks Spurs


After an endless, dragged-out transfer saga between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid, the confirmation we’ve all been waiting for finally came on Sunday. At 2:01pm ET time, Real Madrid’s official Twitter account finally announced the completed deal for Gareth Bale.

Bale has signed a six-year deal with the Spanish giants according to the club’s website. He will be presented at the Bernabéu stadium on Monday.

Bale also released a personal statement on Tottenham Hotspur’s website, in which he speaks fondly of his time in London:

I have had six very happy years at Tottenham but it’s the right time to say goodbye. We’ve had some special times together over the years and I’ve loved every minute of it.I would like to thank everyone at the Club, the Chairman, Board, staff, coaches and players – and most of all the fantastic fans who I hope will understand this amazing career opportunity.

I am not sure there is ever a good time to leave a club where I felt settled and was playing the best football of my career to date.  I know many players talk of their desire to join the club of their boyhood dreams, but I can honestly say, this is my dream come true.

I am well aware that I would not be at the level I am today were it not for firstly Southampton and then Spurs standing by me during some of the tougher times and affording me the environment and support they have.

Tottenham will always be in my heart and I’m sure that this season will be a successful one for them.  I am now looking forward to the next exciting chapter in my life, playing football for Real Madrid.

So there you have it. If you’re not a disappointed Spurs fan, you can now congratulate the new Real Madrid signing by using the #WelcomeBale hashtag. Or spill your hatred, either or.


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