- Producer26/05/2017Online Soccer betting, Soccer Tips and NewsMost people call the world’s most favorite sport football, but to Australians it will always be soccer. The game’s fame extends far beyond the field though, because it is also one of the most profitable sports to bet on. The widespread TV...
- Producer24/05/2017Potty EuropeAlready there is much drama about why Spurs should be placed in Pot 3 in the seeded draw for next years Champions league and even wilder talk about being drawn into a potential nightmare group with either Real Madrid, PSG and Roma or Bayern Munich,...
- 18/05/2017How can any Spurs fan be disappointed when Spurs have not been runners up for the past 54 years. Our criticism of Daniel Levy also needs to be reexamined because his Top 6 finishes are only matched by a period of top 6 six finishes between 1899 and 1907.
What feels odd is that there are still two more games to be played though the season itself feels finished and done. Levy has also set the marker for the future with the stadium build. The Tottenham chairman for all the daft criticism that comes his way, including me - on actual records has done a phenomenal job as a Chairman. Sometimes it pays to look at the actual data to get a real sense of perspective about what success actually looks like. For sure the disappointment would be if this team does not land silverware in the coming 2017-18 season - but the season has not finished, so we as Spurs fans should take care to continue enjoying these "best of times'.List of Tottenham Hotspur F.C. seasons - Wikipediaen.wikipedia.org
Comments16/05/2017 #3 Jose Antonio Rueda CardenasMás allá de los colores, aprecio las genialidades y la inteligencia... y Zidane era un mago... este gol fué un acto de fe porque la altura de la bola era imposible y sin embrago, el creyo en si mismo y la puso donde nadie más la hubiese puesto... :) Un gol para no olvidar
- Producer14/05/2017Last Game at White Hart LaneThe score was Tottenham Hotspurs 2 Manchester United 1, but today the score was just a backdrop. Jose Mourinho did not come to win the game and fielded a team that he hoped did not pick up injuries because his focus is on winning the Europa League...
Comments15/05/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 Tottenham have a waiting list of 40,000 for season tickets, so it is about time they built a larger stadium. Chelsea will be increasing their capacity from 41,000 to $60,000 in a couple of years time - but these capacities are mandated by the municipal councils. Spurs got approval to use the top deck of Wembley stadium for Premier League games, so that will be 90,000 crowds - but they did the same for the Champions League - BUT they did not learn a single lesson from Arsene Wenger's experience because playing temporarily at Wembley while the Emirates Stadium was being built was detrimental to their results. They too had an awful Champions League campaign and struggled to make a "home" at Wembley. What seems on paper like a marvelous thing is actually not that great - and for Spurs the larger pitch is one problem they have not solved, but at White Hart Lane the atmosphere was electric and the fans were in touching distance of the team. At Wembley the players cannot feed of that kind of atmosphere and they have to get used to playing at distance from the fans. The other problem is that the bulk of fans who will fill Wembley Stadium are not regular football fans - so they won't know the songs or the club fan culture. Old Trafford does not have these limitations, the 75,000 fans that turn up are from the core and not people buying tickets to see a football match. In reality, while Spurs home form was superb, the away form was relatively poor and in September EVERY match in reality for Spurs is an away game. They better learn fast how to make Wembley a "home" or get much better at knowing how to play away and win!
- 14/05/2017Interestingly enough the construction that was initially supposed to end in March of 2009 continues until now, with “some cosmetic changes to be finished soon”. As of right now the stadium is astonishing 518% late and 548% over budget.What Happens When Corruption Meets Incompetence - Krestovsky Stadiumwww.linkedin.com Some time in 2005 as part of preparations for a (highly controversial but nevertheless successful) bid for the 2018 FIFA World Cup the government...
- 05/05/2017Manchester United a step closer to the Europa final!
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/04/celta-vigo-manchester-united-europa-league-semi-final-first-leg-match-reportCelta Vigo vs Manchester United 0-1 - All Goals & Highlights - Europa League 04/05/2017 HD Celta Vigo v Manchester United 04 May 2017 0-1...
- 04/05/2017Juventus' goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon, is one of my favourite goalkeepers. Totally professional. Juve, you have a great chance to play in the Champions League Final!
“In every game I want to show that I deserve to play at this level despite my age,” he said afterwards. “I work hard every day for this. The day I quit, I want people to be sad about it. We played a great game today, exactly the game that we needed to survive at Monaco because they have a great attack. We want to improve day by day. We are close to our objective and it would be naive not to work as hard as possible now.”Juventus set for Real in final after Gonzalo Higuaín double against Monacowww.theguardian.com Two goals from the Argentinian striker gave a classy and ruthless Juventus side a 2-0 victory against Monaco in the Champions League semi-final first...
- 01/05/2017This was the day when Spurs finally are guaranteed to finish above Arsenal in the table and such is the beleaguered expectations of Tottenham fans, for success-starved fans of Spurs this was a big deal. For Spurs new manager it did not matter one iota that Spurs will finish above Arsenal - he is talking title and winning. In the joy of today's win we Spurs fans may forget that Arsenal are in another cup final, their third FA Cup Final appearance in four years. If they miss out on a Top 4 place, they have still been to the Champions League dance every year for the past two decades. Spurs managed two top 4 finishes in that time. It is a wonder that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is being hammered by Arsenal fans in a very harsh manner, whereas in the time Wenger managed Arsenal, there have been 11 Tottenham managers who have not come close to achieving anything close to Wenger's achievements. The real test for Tottenham is not in beating Arsenal but winning the league and being a powerhouse in Europe. Until Tottenham get into the business of winning, today's win over Arsenal is not much to write home about. other than it satisfies the need to celebrate the most superficial of achievements and that attitude is exactly what Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino wants to change in the mindset of his own team and club.Spurs fans' relief as Arsenal curse ends with cancellation of St Totteringham'swww.espnfc.us For 22 years, Spurs have suffered the agony of finishing below Arsenal. Now St Totteringham's Day is no more, and for one fan, the feeling is...
Comments01/05/2017 #8 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#6 Spurs have always attracted and produced great players but their only "Golden Age" was Bill Nicholson's double winning team of 1961. History would have been different had not been for two Tottenham goals disallowed by corrupt officials in the 1962 European Cup Semi-Final against Benfica.
Benfica went on to win the European Cup with a 5-3 win over Real Madrid. The following year Spurs won the lesser European Cup Winners Cup with a 5-1 demolition of Athletic Madrid and became the first English club to win a European competition..
After that Benfica were hit with the curse of Bela http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/european/europa-league-final-seville-0-benfica-0-what-is-the-curse-of-bela-guttman-and-where-does-it-rank-9373886.html and Spurs themselves never got to build on the team of their golden age they terms "Glory, Glory Tottenham Hotspur".
Otherwise the success Spurs talk of is as a "Cup Team". Arsenal have reached 3 FA Cup Finals in the last four years, now that is a real "cup team" and if Arsene Wenger wins, it will be his 7th FA Cup triumph and today Wenger is considered to be a failure! Spurs have lost their last 7 semi-finals in the FA Cup, so even the moniker of being a "Cup Team" is a currently a stretch.01/05/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#4 Mourinho is shrewd and calculating in a good way, he recognizes the value of the Europa League as a passport to the Champions League and the need for a team to have silverware.
Manchester United and Real Madrid have always assumed that they are destined for glory, whereas Tottenham and Valencia are nearly teams who once in a blue moon have a momentary success, yet they view themselves as big clubs, without the psychology of a big club.
Look at what Pochettino did in surrendering the Europa League to a loss to a small club like Gent. His view was the top 4 was the surest way into the Champions league.
Yet the Europa league was a winnable competition. It is a pity that Mourinho never came to manage Tottenham, Pochettino is remarkable but he has yet to reach the heights that Mourinho has. It would have been easier job for Mourinho and his attitude about winning silverware is what Spurs need.01/05/2017 #6 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA#5 Thanks Manjit. Maybe ye Spurs are on the cusp of another golden age. I well recall their two FA cup victories in early 80's with Ossie Ardiles and Garth Crooks (if I recall correctly) leading the line. Glen Hoddle from the same era - a very creative midfielder01/05/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#2 Not surprising, Chelsea players have shown a ruthless mindset that can eek out results where other teams would lose heart. The problem today at Everton is that they celebrated as if victory over Everton was the last hurdle. It is not, the gap is still 4pts and Spurs have a superior goal difference. Chelsea must win at Middlesbro and at least draw with West Brom in order to secure the title for sure. I can't see Chelsea failing against Watford or Sunderland. If Spurs get past West Ham, they may encounter a generous Mourinho who has a deep wound what those Chelsea players did to him and even if he does not, this is Spurs last game at White Hart Lane.
Yet even if Chelsea slip up the four points at home to Middlesbro and away to West Brom, Spurs have to go to Leicester on a Thursday night, and dropped points at Leicester would end Spurs outside hopes of a title. It would be the reverse of Spurs losing at Chelsea to give Leicester the Premier League title.
Spurs would then hope that Sunderland hold Chelsea and their former striker Jermain Defoe score to steal a win for the relegated outfit. Now all of that is magical thinking. What is not is premature celebrations by Chelsea at Everton when the title has not yet been secured. This is what Liverpool did when they beat Manchester City, they celebrated with skipper Steven Gerard slipped against Chelsea and Liverpool imploded, and ever since the joke with Gerard has followed him https://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/ad133395728image001.png
Can Chelsea implode? Probably not, after all they are not the Atlanta Falcons or the Cleveland Indians or even the Golden State Warriors - but strange and bizzare things have happened in Sports in 2016-17 and a Chelsea collapse would be sweet for Mourinho and for Tottenham.01/05/2017 #4 Vincent Andrew#3 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Would you say Mourinho has accomplished much if he wins the Europa? The League Cup has already been won. So two titles not too shabby I think. But I'm sure fans, me included, hope that United can play Champs League regularly and win leagues again.01/05/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 The average years between titles since the Football League began is about one title every 60 years for Tottenham. Spurs have never won the Premier League since its inception in 1992. In that time Manchester United have won the Premier League 13 times under Sir Alex Ferguson.
If Spurs keep to their average, it will take them 780 years to match what Sir Alex Ferguson achieved for United. Spurs have had good managers and did have good players but have failed often at the board level. focused on financial dealings rather than building a culture of success.
Ferguson did that and Chelsea are indebted to their Chairman who fired managers at will with only the top prize being acceptable. Spurs fired managers because either they failed or created tensions with the Chairman. Ironically Wenger who is now so berated has an incredible managerial record.
If Spurs had a Wenger he would be treated as a cult figure - as it is Arsenal fans see him as a dinosaur - as if changing managers guarantees them greater success. Today's game is key in this regard, Spurs have a board now that support their manager, Arsenal have fans who are now the one's whose anger seeks magical thinking.
The Arsenal board will give Wenger a new contract unless he resigns due to severe vilification by fans. The best poster Spurs held out was "WENGER IN" and posters that cancelled St.Totteringham Day with the bye-line "WENGER PLEASE STAY". Yet he who laughs last laughs longest !
- Producer21/04/2017Red Passion, Leagues and CupsYou're a football fan if you follow your club's fortunes wherever you may be in the world. Football is now a global game, not necessarily restricted to the fans of the local city or country where the club plays in. The 1983 FA Cup Final between...
Comments22/04/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#5 United needed the second leg to be at Old Trafford and they have got it. Celta are about 10th place in La Liga. Tottenham should not have lost to a Belgian team like Gent but they did, these things happen in football, but Celta won't relish coming to Old Trafford - it would have been better for them if Utd were coming to Spain in the second leg.22/04/2017 #5 Vincent Andrew#3 Cruyff - a legend and a skillful player! I would like to see Man United meet Ajax in the final. But first we need to overcome Celta. I don't know much about Celta but Spanish teams don't always make it easy for English teams in the past. Eg, United lost twice to Barca in the Champions League Finals. It'll be nerve-jangling stuff all over again. An away goal will be a good start.22/04/2017 #4 Dean Owen#1 Great to have you back! Although born and raised in Chelsea, I never took interest in football and have attended just one match, Chelsea vs Fulham 30+ years ago, albeit reluctantly, but I do know the reds are hugely popular in Asia, and the MU store in Singapore does brisk business! So glad you made it to the Old Trafford, a stadium with a legendary reputation. I am more familiar with Lords and Twickenham though, for cricket and rugby!21/04/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 ManjitOur two youngest lads are die hard Manchester United supporters and they said that the team that they would like to avoid in the next round is Celta Vigo. I used to enjoy in my younger days the exploits of the great Johan Cruyff. His Ajax Amsterdam team had so many Dutch masters. Cruyff went on to give this total football philosophy to Barcelona and even today Barcelona fans hold huge banners of #14 in homage to him at their games. http://cdn.newsday.com/polopoly_fs/1.11645852.1459623840!/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/display_960/image.jpg
That he died last year, it would be great to see Ajax lift the Europa league because that would be a fitting tribute. Of course I want to see Manchester United in the Europa League final also but for rather selfish reasons, for if Leicester City do not ironically end Tottenham''s outside chance of a league title bid, then the other irony is if Manchester United beat Spurs and that defeat hands the title to Chelsea. Ajax vs Manchester United would be a terrific final, but due to my admiration for what Johan Cruyff represented and his contribution to football - it will be great to see an Ajax team win and dedicate that final to him.
- 20/04/2017The toxic male archetype. We see it in Silicon Valley within the ranks of prestigious companies such as Facebook, Google, Uber, etc. This month alone we have read many articles of men in the place of leadership, power or authority abusing their position and victimizing women. However, professional sports are another cesspool of issues and potential problems. The article in #derspiegel was not only alarming but, shows the darker side of FIFA and the extents this organization will do to protect their future superstars and of course investment. #realmadrid #sexualassaultDER SPIEGEL Exclusive: Cristiano Ronaldo's Secret - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Internationalwww.spiegel.de An American woman goes to the police in Las Vegas. She claims she has been raped by an athlete: global football star Cristiano Ronaldo. What really happened has never been resolved because lawyers settled the case with a payment of $375,000 by the...
- Producer18/04/2017Will Manchester United lift the Europa trophy?Now that is not a trophy one would associate with the team that has won the English league title a record 20 times and the Champions League three times. But heck as a fervent fan, a trophy is still a trophy and with United starved of success ever...
Comments25/05/2017 #4 Vincent Andrew#3 I'm pleased for United. They got the job done as Mourinho said, That's three trophies in one season if the Community Shield is included. The future looks brighter after the triumph. Fans have Champions League football to look forward to. We may get a few top players now that United are competing amongst the best. We're sixth in the league but we've got three cups and we'll be playing top European football. Now football is a funny old game eh.25/05/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI was very disappointed in Ajax. It was a talented team of boys who came up against a Premier League juggernaut and who like a Premier League relegation team, played some neat football but had no answer or imagination in the final third - that finishing power one expects at the top level of football these days. That my team Spurs is considering purchasing two of these Ajax players looks like another Vincent Janssen proposition - players that look good against modest opposition but who cannot break down the top teams.
Manchester United deserved the win, deserve to be at the top table. That Ajax will be a Pot 3 team is a problem for any Pot 2 team, because on a good day, this team will take points off the table, but they need a better manager. Individually the players are great prospects but they have not been honed to be winners. No wonder Alex Ferguson dined with Mauricio Pochettino and had Tottenham fans worried about the meaning of such a dinner - ultimately there are a few managers who turn rough diamonds into jewels. I was really expecting Ajax to be a mirror of Monaco but they had no attacking punch, so it is clear why Ajax remain a selling club and not the superpower European outfit they deserve to be.
As for Manchester United, they were several notches above this opposition and deserve their place in Europe's top competition. The value for Mourinho is that this squad has got the taste for silverware. Winning is it's own aphrodisiac and these United players now have two trophies in one season and have met the objective of Champions League qualification. Job well done Mr. Mourinho - even though this was the classic way he gets the job done, something Chelsea players downed tools to get rid of him. Griezman is coming not 6 out of 10, but probably now 10 out of 10.15/05/2017 #2 Vincent AndrewIt's Manchester United vs Ajax in the Europa final! A dream final for the neutral maybe? Two teams with great tradition and European trophies behind them. Who do you think will lift the Cup? @CityVP 🐝 Manjit View moreIt's Manchester United vs Ajax in the Europa final! A dream final for the neutral maybe? Two teams with great tradition and European trophies behind them. Who do you think will lift the Cup? @CityVP 🐝 Manjit @Javier 🐝 beBee @Juan Imaz @Mark Murray Close
- Producer17/04/2017To Dare is To Do"To Dare is to Do" is the motto of Tottenham Hotspur football club, originally noted in its latin " Audere est Facere. This will be the theme at our Toastmasters club this week culminating in a Success Masters session on Saturday for students and...
Comments17/04/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 I totally agree with them, I have been following Tottenham since 1968 when I began supporting them as a 7 year old and this is the best football they have played in my life-time. Until they actually start winning trophies, they cannot be compared to the 1961 Tottenham team that became the first team to win the double.
Arsenal have a $200 million transfer kitty yet they probably cannot keep Alexis Sanchez. Manchester United was meant to be the biggest team in the land (that is why Mourinho always wanted to manage them) but they might lose Griezman to Chelsea. If Arsenal and Chelsea price Manchester United out of key players, it is going to be tough for them to turnaround their transition quickly to a supreme force in football.
If Liverpool qualify for the Champions League then Manchester United MUST win the Europa League this year (if they are unable to finish fourth) and that will be decided when they face off against a must win versus Manchester City. Lose that game and the route to the Champions League is through winning the Europa League - if Liverpool get there and Utd don't, that immediately makes Liverpool a top draw attraction (after all they have won the top prize in Europe FIVE times), if players around Europe see them as a re-awakened giant, Manchester United once again could be playing in the shadows of Liverpool.
Tottenham have one huge problem - their form at Wembley under Pochettino is AWFUL. That they might be playing all their home games at Wembley is going to be a drawback if they don't adjust to the bigger pitch. With the White Hart Lane pitch being smaller and compact - the energetic style of Spurs delivers results. Pep also won't have two indifferent years at City.17/04/2017 #3 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeSPorts is a great field to show us how to live. In this buzz @CityVP you wrote two living wisdoms, to which I agree fully.
"Luck does favour the brave.
…which again signals that what we dare to is not about being the best, or taking the greatest risk but simply to live"
In sports, not only we may live healthily; more important is deriving health view to life.
- Producer12/04/2017How to Train Like a Professional Soccer Player in Australia No professional athlete achieved their fame and success only thanks to their talents. What lies behind all those games and championships are hours and hours of intense and consistent training. Whether you would like to become a professional athlete...
- 02/04/2017South Africa. Spain will never forget.
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- 11/03/2017This photo by Santiago Garcés / Barcelona says it all ,
Messi is the new Pele - The King Of The Football Period
- 10/03/2017Flamengo e uma Religião, Flamengo não tem camisa, tem um Manto! Flamengo não tem Torcida, tem uma Nação!!! "isso aqui e Flamengo"
- 07/03/2017Go Flamengo !Tua Glória é Lutar! | Isso aqui é Flamengo Em momentos emblemáticos de nossas vidas um filme vem à cabeça. Com o Flamengo não é diferente, mas desta vez fizemos o filme. Trilha: Samme Automatic -...
- 04/02/2017Flamengo : The biggest club fan base in the world (over 36 Million supporters world-wide) here is how to join as a member.Sócio-torcedor do Flamengo: Seja sócio e tenha descontos em ingressos, produtos e serviçoswww.nrnoficial.com.br Sócio-torcedor do Flamengo tem descontos em ingressos, produtos e...
- 15/01/2017When you mistaken drop your gum and suddenly remember you are a pro football player ...Felix Passlack Gum Dribling Amazing technique from Felix Passlack. Gum dribling and then mouth strike. In warm up before DFB-Pokal match Borussia Dortmund VS Union Berlin, October...
- 08/01/2017Teamwork makes the dreamworkTeamwork lessons from Leicester City’s Premier League victorymedium.com It is a story that only football can write. The classic story of the underdog triumphing that we only saw in movies. A story that will...
- Producer27/11/2016Chelsea Beat Spurs at their Own GameThankfully due to work priorities today, I got to miss watching the game other than 20 minutes into the game, I did ask a work colleague how the game was progressing, and at that time to my surprise Spurs had taken a 1-0 lead with a goal from...
Comments27/11/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 The caveat with Mauricio Pochettino is that he has never won anything substantial, in other words he has helped small teams over-achieve but has never led a big team to big success. That is not true of Antonio Conte who with Chelsea is only adding to this record and reputation. To understand Mauricio Pcohettino, one first needs to understand his mentor Marcelo Bielsa
Biesla as mentor to Pochettino does provide some cause for concern, in that he is celebrated for being a pioneer in the game, but his pioneering spirit is to demand absolute physicality out of his teams, drawing every drop of energy available but that leaves these teams burned out by the end of the season and in a results orientated business, Biesla is not celebrated for results or for winning the top honours in the game. Until Pochettino achieves what Biesla has not, he can only be judged by his reputation and not by his achievements.
Where Pochettino does deserve credit is that he does give youngsters a chance - but there is no secret why he manages the youngest squads in Europe - because Pochettino would be driven out by player power at a team like Chelsea, even faster than Mourinho was betrayed - because teams that actually pay for quality and open their cheque book for the best, can still achieve more than the philosophy of high press. Even in the high press game, there are better managers suited to that philosophy and Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp has done an even better job with the high press game, but comes with tactical nous that has seen him begin to do with Liverpool, what he did with Borussia Dortmund. Until Pochettino wins big titles like Ferguson did, the jury is still out whether he truly is a big club manager.27/11/2016 #1 Vincent AndrewI'm impressed with Mauricio's work last season. This year Antonio is doing well with the Chelsea team even though he's new there. I don't see anyone doing a Leicester this season. Looks like a race between Chelsea, Liverpool and City. Arsenal and Spurs and perhaps United are in the running but the gap is growing.
- 16/11/2016Shuddering final !! spanish courage !England vs Spain 2-2 - All Goals & Extended Highlights - Friendly 15/11/2016 HD English Commentary. International Friendly, Season 2016-2017. High Definition. By MATCH OF THE DAY. England vs Spain, England vs Spain 2-2, England vs Spain...
Comments16/11/2016 #2 Froilán PérezI still escapes my grasp how Pepe Reina makes the cut to the Spanish national squad, even in a friendly. De Gea + Asenjo = Good Choice, but pick Rico, Adán, Casilla over Reina hands down.
And it leaves me FUMING that Callejón does not get enough play time. Del Bosque did not give him enough play time, Mourinho did not give him enough chancesn but he was amazing in Napoli.
A true fighter and example of hard work, José Callejón