16
Aug

Pitch invader takes halfway decent free kick

imageJust look at the form - and those kicks. Perfect. (Photo: Action Images)

Most pitch invaders storm the field in hopes of hugging their favorite player, or snapping selfies with as many stars as possible. 

But on the opening day of the Premier League, one fan took a different route, and elected to show off his football skills. He saw the opportune moment as Spurs lined up to take a free kick and pounced with lightning quick speed.

Christian Eriksen looked just devastated that the strike didn’t go in. And to be honest, his ensuing free kick wasn’t any better than the pitch invader’s attempt.

Maybe Blackpool should consider giving the fan a call.

14
May

Summing up the Premier League in one tidy little flowchart

Wondering where it all went wrong (unless you’re a Man City fan) for your Premier League team? Was it “lots of own goals and red cards” that did your team in? Maybe it was spending “£27.5 on a giraffe in a wig” that was the final nail in the coffin?

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The fine folks at Project Babb have put together a convenient little flowchart to help answer these questions and make sense of one of the craziest EPL seasons of recent memory.

Enjoy!

(h/t Project Babb)

13
May

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!

14
Mar

Tim Sherwood takes offense to Jorge Jesus during Europa League loss

Thursday wasn’t a great day for Tottenham, having had their Europa League dreams essentially dashed by Benfica in a 3-1 loss.

The already-tense affair grew even more testy after Luisao scored his second goal of the contest. Benfica boss Jorge Jesus celebrated by throwing up three fingers, which appeared to be in the direction of the Tottenham technical area.

Spurs manager Tim Sherwood caught sight of it and took exception. At one point it looks as though Sherwood even squared Jesus up before thinking better of it.  The world’s tiniest fourth official then stood between the managers as they shouted at each other, and cooler heads finally prevailed.

After the match, Jesus pleaded his innocence, saying: “I was saying ’number three, Luisao. Number three.’ That’s his own problem if he felt like that.”

Sherwood was unamused and accused Jesus of lacking class. “I thought his team were very good and showed a lot of class. It’s just a shame their manager didn’t,” Sherwood said.

"Waving goodbye like that? It lacks class. Why would anyone do that? He’s got a good side, of course he has, but not for me thank you. I have no intention of speaking to him.”

We can’t wait to see what the second leg has in store next week at Lisbon.

26
Feb

Monaco in frame to raid Spurs for Lloris

Hugo Lloris’ future at Tottenham remains in doubt, according to today’s UK newspapers. The France keeper is a summer target for Monaco, who will likely be able to offer Lloris Champions League next season. we’ve also got the latest on Schalke winger Julian Draxler, Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel and Porto center-back Eliaquim Mangala. Click here for more.

13
Feb

Luiz linked with summer move to Barcelona

It’s the rumor that just won’t go away. David Luiz was a target for Barcelona during last summer’s transfer window but Jose Mourinho insisted he did not want to sell. Now, Barca are said to be ready to test the Blues’ resolve once more by repeating the whole saga at the end of the season.

Last week, Ajax defender Joel Veltman was in the news as a potential target for Manchester United but a new Premier League club has joined the bidding. Click here to find out which one and for all the latest gossip.

10
Feb

Ajax defender joins Manchester United’s long wish list

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Manchester United’s miserable 2-2 draw with Fulham on Sunday highlighted their need for fresh legs at the back and Ajax defender Joel Veltman could be that man, according to one of the morning papers. Veltman joins a list including Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal and former United star Paul Pogba, plus Southampton left-back Luke Shaw.  

And we have the latest on Michael Laudrup, whose stock seems to have risen despite being sacked by Swansea. Click here for more.