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A Hive as a fan perspective of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club from a fan perspective who view Football as professional conversation. Encouraging a dialogue about the professional nature of Sport and the meaning of excellence. Football is a billion dollar industry but it is still the Beautiful Game.
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  1. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    As Spurs train in Spain at the Barcelona Olympic Stadium, their squad is the second most valuable in Europe next to the valuation for Barcelona.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Tottenham's squad has increased in value by a staggering Β£452m
    www.standard.co.uk Tottenham's squad is now worth a staggering Β£452million more than what was spent to assemble it, according to the CIES Football Observatory's latest study. Spurs have overseen a major recruitment drive in recent years, focusing on purchasing...
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    Mistakes and Melancholy at Manchester City
    Mistakes and Melancholy at Manchester CityHugo Lloris did not cover himself in glory today and he looked more like the mistake proneΒ  Heurelho Gomes, who finally ended up moving on to Watford.Β  Not once, but twice Lloris was at error, gifting Manchester City a 2-0 need.Β  The City boss Pep...
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/01/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    BBC Sports lead with the controversial circumstances that earned Spurs a valuable away point at Manchester City
    http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/38620041
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/01/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Guardian focus on Spurs Midfielder Heung-Min Son
    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jan/21/manchester-city-tottenham-hotspur-premier-league-match-report
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/01/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Evening Standard mention how Hugo Lloris has gifted the title advantage to Chelsea due to his errors.
    http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/manchester-city-2-tottenham-2-draw-boosts-chelsea-title-hopes-as-spurs-fight-back-despite-hugo-a3446506.html
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/01/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Skysports bring 5 talking points about the game :
    http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11096/10738370/manchester-city-2-2-tottenham-talking-points-as-son-saves-spurs
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/01/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Telegraph call Manchester City a wasteful side as they threw away a lead.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2017/01/21/manchester-city-vs-tottenham-premier-league-live-score-updates/
  3. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Tottenham Destroy West Brom's Frustration Football
    Tottenham Destroy West Brom's Frustration FootballThere was a time when teams like West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City came to Spurs ground and would frustrate Tottenham teams, but today was different to years past, the team that began the destruction of Spurs title ambitions last year, got humbled...
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    15/01/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Independent mentions West Brom keeper Ben Foster making a string of fine saves that saved West Brom from being completely over-run and a much larger margin of loss.
    http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/tottenham-4-west-brom-0-player-ratings-harry-kane-ben-foster-christian-eriksen-dele-alli-a7527436.html
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    15/01/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Guardian focus on Mauricio Pochettino declaring that he has said Spurs are ready to challenge for the title
    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jan/14/mauricio-pochettino-tottenham-premier-league-title-challenge
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    15/01/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Evening Standard focus on individual Tottenham players, with a profile also of injured Jan Vertoghen
    http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/tottenham-analysis-harry-kane-and-christian-eriksen-show-no-mercy-but-jan-vertonghen-injury-is-a-a3440676.html
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    15/01/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    ESPN celebrate hatrick hero Harry Kane
    http://www.espnfc.us/report?gameId=450807
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    15/01/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Express say "Spurs Run Rampant" but should say in the first half. The last two goals in the second half were against a West Brom team who had already resigned themselves to a loss.
    http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/754177/Tottenham-4-0-West-Brom-match-report-Harry-Kane-Christian-Eriksen
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    15/01/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Daily Mail in Pictures. When West Brom has leaked goals, defender Gareth McCauley always seems to be the one holding the bag, but even if his was a minor error, there was no stopping Spurs today
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-4119822/Tottenham-4-0-West-Brom-Harry-Kane-leads-way-superb-hat-trick.html
  4. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    No 14th Win for Chelsea - Third Place for Tottenham
    No 14th Win for Chelsea - Third Place for TottenhamAs both teams entered the field, gladiator-like music accompanied both teams, this match was billed at a battle of Premier League Titans - the old masters vs the new young pretenders.Β  For Tottenham fans the years of false hopes could be on the...
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    Vincent Andrew
    07/01/2017 #3 Vincent Andrew
    #2 United got off to a strong start in the 1985-86 season I think with 10 straight wins but they faltered along the way. So you're right. It does not mean that teams with a trailblazing run will go on to win the title. Having said that United went on a great run themselves when they overhauled Keegan's 13 (?) point lead in that season. It's a funny old game indeed. But it's exciting.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    07/01/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 Dear Vincent, I often quote Jimmy Greaves line "it's a funny old game", and though Chelsea were stopped from an all time record of 14 straight wins, did you know that when Arsenal achieved their record of 13 straight wins in 2002, they did not go on to win the league title that year. I also note that both this year and last year Manchester City got off to an incredible start and within five or six matches people were already crowning them champions.

    The way Pochettino works his teams, he still has to overcome a tendency for all his teams to fade at the end of a hard season, so if he can solve that predicament, then he has a good shot at winning what would be his first piece of silverware as a manager.

    Liverpool look ominous as a force, if that is they can solve their defensive frailties including confidence in their goalkeepers. We will know much more about Liverpool's title threat once they get through another tight run of fixtures which includes two semi-final matches against Southampton. Unlike Pochettino, Klopp knows what it takes to win a championship and trophies.

    Manchester United are indeed the sleeping horse - they are getting things right and the signs look even better considering they could have surrendered to a 1-0 loss against boro but turned it around in the last five minutes to win 2-1 - that was more like the Manchester United of Alex Ferguson, than the Manchester United of David Moyes and Van Gaal.

    Arsenal last year and this year have a squad that should be capable of lifting the title but the anger and doubt of Arsenal fans ensures there is the seeds of doubt, otherwise how does one explain them falling behind 3-0 to Bournemouth - but despite the red card, their comeback to 3-3 was impressive, especially the renewed threat of Giroud coming back into form.
    Vincent Andrew
    07/01/2017 #1 Vincent Andrew
    Congratulations Spurs for putting the brakes on Chelsea. At least it gives the chasing pack some hope to catch up. Six teams still in the hunt for the title now, it seems.
  5. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Happy New Year Tottenham !
    Happy New Year Tottenham !Happiness is an action and not a hope and Watford today were absolutely hopeless, so no wonder by half-time the home fans looked glum, disillusioned and wondering why they paid the ticket price for entry.Β  For Tottenham fans it was another Christmas...
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    01/01/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Jamie Carragher on Skysports emphasizes the need for Spurs to beat Chelsea on Wednesday to retain their title hopes.
    http://www.skysports.com/football/news/29327/10714725/jamie-carragher-tottenham-need-to-beat-chelsea-to-retain-title-hopes
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    01/01/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Daily Mail continue to enhance their reputation for carrying quality match pictures - without recourse to a slideshow
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-4079884/Watford-1-4-Tottenham-Hotspur-Harry-Kane-Dele-Alli-double.html
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    01/01/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Metro leads with the "unplayable" Alli and Kane - but in reality it is Watford who did not play. They also noted that "Spurs scored four goals away from home in consecutive games for the first time since 1960".
    http://metro.co.uk/2017/01/01/watford-1-4-spurs-player-ratings-kane-and-alli-in-unplayable-form-ahead-of-chelsea-clash-6355155/
  6. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Gutsy Southampton Hurt By Red Card
    Gutsy Southampton Hurt By Red CardBrave Southampton were felled by a red card in the 56th of the game but they still played with a game spirit despite being down to 10 men on the field.Β  The score flattered Spurs, if not for the sending off of Redmond, Southampton could argue that...
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    30/12/2016 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Football 365 summarize Spurs performance against Southampton very well, citing "From Rudderless to Ruthless in 90 Minutes"
    http://www.football365.com/news/tottenham-from-rudderless-to-ruthless-in-90-minutes
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    30/12/2016 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Inside Futbol gives Southampton's account as Ward-Prowse reflects that his team did perform well despite the 1-4 result. He is correct in his assessment - other than the penalty miss from Kane and the crossbar shot from Erikson, most things did not fall Southampton's way in this encounter - including Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris nearly gifting the Saints a goal with careless sweeper play - thankfully it fell to a Southampton player who was clueless how to strike a ball, with the Tottenham defense stranded.

    Inside Futbal
    http://www.insidefutbol.com/2016/12/29/losing-4-1-to-spurs-didnt-reflect-performance-believes-southampton-star/319253/
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    30/12/2016 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Sports Illustrated focus on the come from behind victory, where for the second week running Spurs fell behind and then found their way back, this time in more emphatic style than comeback wins like the ones against Burnley and West Ham
    http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2016/12/28/tottenham-southampton-epl-recap
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    30/12/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Skysports focus on expectations this year for Tottenham, in a year when all the other top teams have had corresponding improvements - and Pochettino teams invariably always faltering at the end of a hard season - the expectation should change to trying to win the Europa League more than a top 4 finish, or the still unlikely scenario of a definitive title bid.

    SkySports :
    http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11675/10710667/southampton-1-4-tottenham-expectations-rising-for-spurs
  7. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Spurs Aspirations Require them to Burn the Burnley's
    Spurs Aspirations Require them to Burn the Burnley'sWhen teams like Burnley leave Tottenham scampering home in finger-nail biting ways, it says that there is still plenty of room for improvement and they can keep the bubbly in the fridge until that time Tottenham emerge as stand-out title...
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    19/12/2016 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Looking forward to the next match Spurs get 9 days break from football the Hampstead and Highgate Express [Ham & High] look forward to the return from injury of Erik Lamela. Southampton and then Watford after that are a different proposition to struggling Burnley, both of these teams have managers with the tactical nous to make things difficult for Spurs if, like today, they perform far less than their best. Lamela would be a great addition because he has improved as a tackler in midfield, and add to that the rare moments when he proves he is a world-class player in the making, means he will be a welcome return to the squad.

    http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/sport/football/tottenham-hotspur/erik_lamela_could_make_his_tottenham_return_against_southampton_after_christmas_1_4815089
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    18/12/2016 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Daily Mail claim today's win piles more pressure on the Top 4, when the only team it piles pressure on is Arsenal and their disgruntled fan base who are pretty harsh on Arsene Wenger (despite all his success) as this profanity filled foul-mouth rant from an Arsenal fan amply demonstrates after their loss to Manchester City today by another 2-1 score https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnJOPZPQ9j8 There is no pressure on Manchester United because they are finding their form, there is no pressure on Manchester City who move up to third place in the league, there is no pressure on Liverpool who are showing a clinical attacking force and thre is no pressure on Chelsea, who are clearly enjoying their football and playing like champions.

    Daily Mail Article
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-4045810/Tottenham-Hotspur-2-1-Burnley-Danny-Rose-scores-thumping-winner-add-Dele-Alli-strike-Spurs-pile-pressure-Premier-League-four.html
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    18/12/2016 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Spurs boss must surely be watching a different game to the one I was watching as he is said to have pleased with the character of the fightback. It wasn't a fightback, it was simply Spurs raising their game just enough to squeeze through an uncomfortable 2-1 result. Fightback is what Bournemouth did when they came from 1-3 down a few weeks back to win 4-3. Today had Burnley had more confidence in front of goal, there would be a grand inquisition as to what happened to Spurs if they had lost the points.

    Evening Standard Article
    http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/mauricio-pochettino-praises-tottenham-fight-vs-burnley-as-moussa-sissoko-escapes-red-card-to-a3423346.html
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    18/12/2016 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The jury on Moussa Sissoko is still out, he did get an assist though it was Danny Rose who conjured a goal out of nothing, but he also nearly got sent off with a diabolically dangerous tackle that did deserve a red card just minutes before his assist. Had he got the red card and let Burnley get points out of this game, there would be even more harsh sentiments expressed towards Sissoko.

    Sunday Express Article
    http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/744889/Tottenham-v-Burnley-match-report-Dele-Alli-goal-Danny-Rose-Moussa-Sissoko
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    18/12/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Mauricio Pochettino thinks the title race is still on for Spurs, but for that to happen he has to solve his perrennial problem no matter what team he has managed - all of them end with an end of season collapse, as his tough regiment drains players. Either he buys plenty of suitable substitutes or his talk about the title is bordering on fantasy.

    Telegraph Article
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/12/18/tottenham-2-burnley-1-mauricio-pochettino-refusing-give-title/
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    18/12/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Full-back Danny Rose deserves the plaudits for his clinical strike just when Spurs were beginning to descend into lackluster decay.
    http://www.espn.co.uk/football/blog/the-match/60/post/3019517/roses-super-second-half-strike-guides-spurs-past-plucky-burnley
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    Not League Title Contenders Yet with Mixed Results
    Not League Title Contenders Yet with Mixed ResultsToday's weekday game against Hull City achieved the expected result and score against a team currently in relegation form and in need of bolstering of their squad in the January transfer window.Β  Tottenham also need an injection of new blood next...
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    Europa League - Time to Take it Seriously
    Europa League - Time to Take it SeriouslyI paid scant attention to the Champions League Group games because the writing was on the wall from early season form that Spurs would not navigate the group well, especially having to play their "home" games at Wembley Stadium.Β  When Arsenal had to...
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    A Nice Christmas Gift Called Swansea
    A Nice Christmas Gift Called SwanseaEven before this game kicked off, this was a game that based on what is happening with Swansea football club right now should be a guarantee 3 points win.Β  It is the kind of gameΒ  a football fan could rightly dream of a right royal thrashing, and...
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    03/12/2016 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Independent speak of superb Spurs and woeful Swansea and the despair of their manager - Bob Bradley, they also begin their match report with the agreement on Harry Kane's future with Spurs that equates to paying him Β£30 million in wages over the next five and a half years - and I agree with the independent, it is a solid investment in a player that has a natural eye for goal-scoring.
    http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/tottenham-swansea-match-report-harry-kane-mauricio-pochettino-son-goals-a7453981.html
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    03/12/2016 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    SkySports provide their Match in a Minute Commentary - with video from Matt Le Tissier - Southampton's former legendary striker http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11661/10682256/match-in-a-minute-tottenham-5-0-swansea
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    03/12/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    ESPN focus on the brace from Harry Kane and Christian Erikson. A brace means scoring two goals.
    http://www.espnfc.com/report?gameId=450876
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    03/12/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Telegraph write about a re-energized Spurs but the reality was that this was deflated Swansea. The Telegraph does present interesting match graphics and stats, one of which is shots on target. 15 for Spurs and ZERO for Swansea :
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/12/03/tottenham-vs-swansea-live-score-plus-roboblogger-goal-updates/
  11. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Chelsea Beat Spurs at their Own Game
    Chelsea 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...
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    27/11/2016 #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

    Marcelo Biesla
    https://www.theguardian.com/football/these-football-times/2015/dec/17/marcelo-bielsa-manager-swansea-city

    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.
    Vincent Andrew
    27/11/2016 #1 Vincent Andrew
    I'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.
  12. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Spurs Frustrated for 88 Minutes - West Ham Devastated in 3 Minutes
    Spurs Frustrated for 88 Minutes - West Ham Devastated in 3 MinutesBefore today's match the talk around White Hart Lane was the coming contract talks between the Chairman of Spurs Daniel Levy, with a reputation of being a fearsome negotiator and Tottenham's two best players.Β  Levy has maintained a ceiling for...
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    19/11/2016 #8 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #7 Dear @Ali Anani it is worth exploring but football culture is even more than that. A Duke University blog addressed the "The Politics of Football in Latin America" seeking to spotlight four countries, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Columbia. https://sites.duke.edu/wcwp/research-projects/politics-and-sport-in-latin-america/ - and in this respect football is a fascinating global culture.

    The womens game is much smaller, but this year the Under-17 World Cup was held in your country of Jordan and in October http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/ Korea DPR (North Korea) beat Japan in the final - and even at that scale, one can read the joy of victory in the faces of the young Korean girls. This actually represents North Korea's second title at this age group.
    Ali Anani
    19/11/2016 #7 Ali Anani
    #6 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit- lessons from football is a theme that is worthy of exploring. I love your writing "The other lesson here is, how we can convert this passion for the organizations we "play" for.".
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    19/11/2016 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #3 Dear @Ali Anani had the West Ham players kept their discipline they would be traveling home today as hero's, but the lesson here is that one must see the game through to the bitter end and a momentary lapse in concentration threw away all their hard work. I have been a Tottenham fan since the age of 9, so football is a part of my tribal blood - of course games like today are fantastic for the winning side, but not good on the collective psyche of the losing team. The other lesson here is, how we can convert this passion for the organizations we "play" for. The good thing about real life is that it is not over in 90+ minutes - and we are not bounded by a pitch and a referee when we play - instead the lesson of today's victory is to be the player and not the spectator, or even the commentator - and that psyche is one that is the biggest takeaway from watching sports as a form of excellence.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    19/11/2016 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Daily Mail leads with the words "Hammer Blow" [Hammers is West Ham's nickname] and focuses on Spurs comeback from behind victory/ They do a nice job of presenting the game in pictures :

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3953022/Tottenham-3-2-West-Ham-Harry-Kane-deals-double-hammer-blow-snatch-late-victory-spot-maintain-Spurs-unbeaten-record.html
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    19/11/2016 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Football 365 focuses on the penalty decisions and wryly points to referee Mike Dean as the "star of the show"
    http://www.football365.com/news/tottenham-3-2-west-ham-feat-mike-dean
    Ali Anani
    19/11/2016 #3 Ali Anani
    I watched part of the game till West Ham scored their second goal. Yes, to be a winner till the last few minutes and emergy as a loser is a bitter pill to swallow. It amazes me how life swings but life keeps rotating our feelings or swinging them from one extreme to the other and abruptly sometimes.
    You could be a great football commentator dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit
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    Spurs start to become Stalemate Specialists
    Spurs start to become Stalemate SpecialistsIt might have been another draw for Spurs but this one was finger-biting game which could have ended with a win for either side, though truly,Β  the net result based on overall play was very fair.Β  It was a result that will delight the impressive...
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    07/11/2016 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Skysports argues that Mousa Dembele is crucial to Spurs title hopes, but the reality is that the best starting 11 are vital to title hopes, but Spurs lack cover for these 11 that is necessary for a real shot at the title. The kind of players that came off Arsenal's bench today proves that Arsenal have done their homework for replacement players this season than Spurs have, which gives them the real edge in this years title race, bar Chelsea and Manchester City - who also have excellent reserve coverage. Liverpool have a strong team also, but it remains to be seen if they can cover for injuries with their squad.

    http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11675/10648327/why-tottenham8217s-mousa-dembele-is-a-genius-to-mauricio-pochettino
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    07/11/2016 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Evening Standard saw the game as I did and lead with the headline that Arsenal fluffed their lines - Arsenal indeed where several notches below their best and despite any talk about tactical formation changes by Pochettino, the system did not stop Arsenal from playing, Arsenal players showed glimpses of good form but really did fluff their lines today.

    http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/arsenal-stars-fluff-their-lines-as-harry-kane-and-tottenham-shade-gritty-north-london-derby-with-few-a3388531.html
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    07/11/2016 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Express leads with five things they learned from the game.as a slideshow but while the slides are nice to look at, the conclusions are simplistic and hardly insightful - this represents the worst of sports media when they are simply trying to fill up column inches

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3910272/Arsenal-1-1-Tottenham-PLAYER-RATINGS-Shkodran-Mustafi-suffers-difficult-afternoon-Mousa-Dembele-impresses.html
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    07/11/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Daily Mail praises Mousa Dembele's performance, and he did play well, especially considering that he was only passed match fit before the game and was originally not expected to start the game due to a prior injury.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3910272/Arsenal-1-1-Tottenham-PLAYER-RATINGS-Shkodran-Mustafi-suffers-difficult-afternoon-Mousa-Dembele-impresses.html
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    07/11/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Football 365 focused on formations from Spurs point of view, but the reality on the day was that Arsenal were conservative in their approach, and where they did engage in their normal slick passing game,

    http://www.football365.com/news/16-conclusions-arsenal-1-1-tottenham

    Spurs were at sixes and sevens and found wanting. Chelsea pressed them last year and revealed a weaker constitution to the mental strength of the Spurs team - whereas no one can doubt their well trained physical fitness levels, this is still the youngest side in the Premier League and Arsenal did not press them as much as they could have.
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    Spurs Held to another Draw Yet Again
    Spurs Held to another Draw Yet AgainSome say Spurs failure in their league title bid was due to the regular end of season collapse of a Pochettino trained team.Β  Year after year, the high press, all out game of Spurs coupled with one of the toughest training regiments have been a plus...
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    From Bayer to Bournemouth to Bayer
    From Bayer to Bournemouth to BayerBy half time against the little south coast team that has defied the odds and established itself as a premier league time, there was no goals.Β  In Bournemouth and Bayer Leverkusen (who Spurs drew 0-0 in a Champions League game on Wednesday) this is...
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/10/2016 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    ESPN lead with Spurs failure to take their chances, something that severely dented and then ended their title aspirations last year. Vincent Janssen came under unfair criticism by most post-match commentators and ESPN is no exception. He was only given 20 minutes and that with creative playmaker Deli Alli subsituted, a player who he needs to link up with just like Harry Kane did last year. If anything the substitute that should draw some fire is Mousa Sissoko - his elbow could have been more costly, but it also underscores Sissoko's mentality to play like an individual, rather than give his all for the team. Spurs cannot afford players who have the quality but only produce that quality when they happen to feel like it.
    http://www.espnfc.com/blog/the-match/60/post/2978122/tottenham-fail-to-take-chances-in-draw-against-bournemouth
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/10/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Evening Standard says Spurs must keep their cool for the title challenge - but this year with an average age of 25, one year old than last year, what the Standard does not take into account is that Spurs still possess the youngest team in the Premier League. What they can learn from this game is playing to the last minute like Bournemouth did, with Bournemouth's hunger and drive to score a winner, especially after Spurs settled for a point in the closing minutes of the game.
    http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/tottenham-analysis-spurs-must-keep-their-cool-for-title-challenge-after-frustrating-bournemouth-draw-a3376176.html
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/10/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Daily Mail lead with noting Spurs could have temporarily gone top of the league with a win today. It is pretty academic which team leads the season right now, so long as the placement indicates the league is generally competitive, as it was last season. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3862196/Bournemouth-0-0-Tottenham-Visitors-miss-chance-Premier-League-goalless-draw.html
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    For Spurs There Will Be Days Like This
    For Spurs There Will Be Days Like ThisTake one goalkeeper who ordinarily is considered good for one game playing at a world class level, a manager that considers victory as not losing and then add to that a defensive and highly physical formation that players hate playing against, then...
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    Vincent Andrew
    17/10/2016 #5 Vincent Andrew
    Spurs are no pushovers these days. They are playing much better as a unit. Yes, they should win against teams such as WBA but WBA don't make it easy for any of the top teams. Just ask Man United. Lost to WBA when Van Gaal was in charge. In Ferguson's last game as manager, the score was 5 all. Pulis's side is defensive and they're good at frustrating the opposition. United away against Liverpool tonight. Now who will have the upper hand?
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    17/10/2016 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Express focus on West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster's superb individual performance in goal. His finger-tip save from an Erikson free-kick at the end of the game, saved West Brom a point. http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/721560/West-Brom-1-Tottenham-1-Nacer-Chadli-Dele-Alli-Ben-Foster-Goals-Highlights-News-Latest
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    17/10/2016 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Mail focuses on ex-Spurs player Nacer Chadli scoring West Brom's goal. Chadli did not try to celebrate out of respect for his former team, but I think he should have enjoyed the moment fully. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3839762/West-Brom-1-1-Tottenham-Nacer-Chadli-strikes-against-former-club-Spurs-retain-unbeaten-record-late-Dele-Alli-effort.html
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    17/10/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Telegraph focus on the injury to Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld, a key figure in the excellent Tottenham defensive formation. Now he will miss several weeks with a knee injury. Spurs continue to have the best defensive record in the league so far. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/10/15/west-bromwich-albion-1-tottenham-hotspur-1-spurs-held-as-they-sw/
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    Manchester City Receive Reality Check
    Manchester City Receive Reality CheckThere is a cockney group called Chas n' Dave who wrote a song called "Mustn't Grumble".Β  The song means "MUST NOT COMPLAIN" or exhibit a grumbling disposition :The typical Spurs supporter over the last few decades have got to used to lowered...
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    04/10/2016 #14 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #12 Dear Vincent it is in their passion for the club. When Scotland beat England once, that passion is shown in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PtQKVsHB70 View more
    #12 Dear Vincent it is in their passion for the club. When Scotland beat England once, that passion is shown in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PtQKVsHB70 Spectators on the other hand simply buy a ticket and watching a sports event, they come for the entertainment value and the spectacle, and after the event is over, it is done, it is only a superficial experience. A die hard fan knows is immersed in the game, has a different voice and value system. A die hard fan knows why Brian Clough was important to football https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaobwxJuAOs, for the spectator it is just media. Close
    Vincent Andrew
    03/10/2016 #12 Vincent Andrew
    How do you characterise die hard fans in your country @CityVP 🐝 Manjit? #11
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    03/10/2016 #11 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #10 Dear Vincent, the song Football Crazy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO6Ab8iXFtM explains more about the die hard soccer fan than any difficulty fans have watching their side lose. When football gets into your blood, it changes you - ask any fan of Real Madrid or Barcelona among our Spanish bee's - they all carry the same infliction - but then also think that in this world, there are die hard fans of Accrington Stanley. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO6Ab8iXFtM
    Vincent Andrew
    03/10/2016 #10 Vincent Andrew
    It must be difficult for fans to watch their teams not winning the league when rivals across the city have won theirs.
    Fortunately for me in the 90s and noughties United played flowing football winning many accolades along the way.
    It was not like that in the 70s and 80s when Liverpool dominated.
    I'm still not convinced about United this year. So it may be Spurs year although competition is stiff this season. #9
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    03/10/2016 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #6 Dear Vincent, as a die-hard and loyal Spurs fan, we have been asking that same question for nearly 55 years, minus of course when we were born and when we actually did become Spurs fans. Tottenham should be as big as Manchester United, the difference being that Manchester United always have lived "big" and Spurs have had leadership that has spent money on great names but has never spent enough imagination to create great teams that were built to last and built to be perennial champions.

    The project that is underway right now under the coaching guidance of Mauricio Pochettino is indeed showing some light at the end of a tunnel where Spurs fans last saw their team win the league in 1961. I did not see that particular championship because I was five months old when Spurs las won the league (the and also won the Cup in that very same year and traditionally Spurs have been a good cup team).

    In that same period Manchester United have won 20 titles and a couple of our kids are die hard Manchester United fans - so to say I was pleased to see Stoke steal a point at Old Trafford is simply a Spurs fan talking, simply finishing in the Top 4 of the league today is the first priority for all clubs. This means that my kids have celebrated the title in their young lifetimes about 10 times more than me, the reality being is that I have never celebrated that because it is yet to happen while I am actually conscious of it :-)
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    03/10/2016 #8 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #7 Dear Lisa, you may not be familiar with football but it is good to see that you call it football and not soccer. The game is growing in America and the cost of young kids to play this sport is nothing but the price of a ball and some imagination. Yes football is very tribal, indeed it is actually manic if you visit a place like Brazil. At its basic level it is 22 men chasing around the field for the sake of one leather ball, but at its highest level, it is a piece of culture.

    There is a part of that tribalism which is not enthusiasm but can turn into tribal violence. This is often due to right wing or anarchist groups infiltrating into clubs, trying to feed the fire of that tribalism. The next World Cup is in Russia and not only does it have a football hooligan problem, one that has been solved in England but is showing itself in Russia, but the award of Russia as a host was done in the backdrop of massive corruption http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/news-and-comment/fifa-corruption-scandal-sepp-blatter-reveals-agreement-in-place-for-russia-to-host-2018-world-cup-a6712061.html

    Ultimately football then becomes storytelling, combined with excellence, combined with human drama and added with all that comes with managing and leading multi-billion dollar business. Then it really isn't about 22 men chasing a tiny ball on a field.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    03/10/2016 #7 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, I'm not overly familiar with football in the UK but I remember meeting a few Manchester U people online before... wow- very dedicated, and determined group of fans I've met. I forget who they were playing against during the playoffs, but the Man-U fans were very verbal. I don't think I've seen that level of enthusiasm in the US. Don't get me wrong, we have it but not to the degree of Man-U fans.
    Vincent Andrew
    03/10/2016 #6 Vincent Andrew
    Great result for Spurs! Not such a good day for Man United. Could it be Spurs' year?
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    03/10/2016 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Telegraph focuses on how Tottenham inflicted Pep Guardiola's first Man City loss, which is fine but speculating what this means for the title race after just seven games is simply whistling dixie.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/10/02/how-did-tottenham-inflict-pep-guardiolas-first-man-city-loss-and/
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    03/10/2016 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Guardian says that Spurs boss acclaims the victory but wants consistency. That is a fair assessment, and we have yet to see a more ruthless Spurs side on display, because City got away with a 2-0 loss, when it could have resembled the 4-1 beating they received this time last year. The difference between last year and this year is clinical finishing, but last year Spurs began their league season very badly, so 5 wins and 2 losses is what should be acclaimed right now.
    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/oct/02/mauricio-pochettino-tottenham-win-more-consistency
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    03/10/2016 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Fox Sports say "Spurs made a statement" - not sure I agree with that, with only seven games in the season, did City make a statement with a perfect 6 wins and no losses start to the season? Now the table has tightened, many teams are back in the hunt for the league title.
    http://www.foxsports.com.au/football/premier-league/tottenham-beat-manchester-city-20-to-move-second-in-premier-league/news-story/f36b9f8448f706dd37ca7260cc90a11b
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    03/10/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    ESPN said "Tottenham Romped to Victory", the reality is that Manchester City limped to a loss.
    http://www.espnfc.us/report?gameId=450943
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    Spurs made to Sweat by Boro Fightback
    Spurs made to Sweat by Boro FightbackMiddlesboro had a promising opening to the new season, but in the last few games they are beginning to adjust to the realities of the Premier League, that any lapses are punished and that there are no easy games in this league.Β  For a newly promoted...
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    24/09/2016 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    hitc.com took fan poll reaction from Twitter about Vincent Janssen's performance as he now begins to fill in for the injury that will keep Spurs top striker Harry Kane out of the game for 2 to 3 months. Most people agreed that Janssen performed well in his hold up play, though to me he seems to be lacking confidence in front of goal because he did not take up many goal scoring positions and played more like a No.10 than a No.9 striker position. http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2016/09/24/tottenham-hotspur-fans-react-on-twitter-to-vincent-janssen-perfo/
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    24/09/2016 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Skysports leads with Middlesborough manager Aitor Karanka blasting his teams first half attitude. A bit unfair considering his tactical switches in the second half is what provided speed and bite to a thoroughly dominated midfield, Karanka needs to take his share of responsibility for leaving his tactical switch far too late once the second goal was scored. http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11680/10591761/aitor-karanka-laments-a-limp-first-half-showing-from-middlesbrough-against-tottenham
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    24/09/2016 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Hertfordshire Mercury, a local paper leads with the fact that this is Spurs best start to a season in 51 years. It was 55 years ago when Spurs last won the League Title in 1961 http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/middlesbrough-1-2-tottenham-hotspur-report-spurs-ensure-best-start-in-51-years/story-29747330-detail/story.html
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    24/09/2016 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    ITV Sports leads with Spurs unbeaten start to the season which see's them in 2nd place, with a 1st vs 2nd matchup to come at their home ground next Sunday, a chance to close the gap to the leaders to 1pt, or open up a huge gap of 7pts. http://www.itv.com/news/2016-09-24/premier-league-match-report-middlesbrough-1-2-tottenham/
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    24/09/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Daily Mail carries match pictures in its commentary http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3805460/Middlesbrough-1-2-Tottenham-Son-Heung-min-double-Mauricio-Pochettino-s-men-visitors-secure-deserved-victory-Riverside-Stadium.html
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    24/09/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    BBC Sports leads with Heung-Min Son and his two great goals and game-winning performance. Both goals illustrated that Son has a good football brain, and at the end of the game showed effective possession to run the clock down on Boro. http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/37393498
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    When it is Not Your Day - Tottenham 1 Sunderland 0
    When it is Not Your Day - Tottenham 1 Sunderland 0Spurs sit 3rd in the league tonight but they are not sitting pretty.Β  Today's home game against an awfully deficient Sunderland side should have been a foregone conclusion.Β  More so when their new manager David Moyes decided that he would give a...
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    Prescription I Needed was for Watching Tottenham
    Prescription I Needed was for Watching TottenhamAt half time I popped out to fill a prescription at the local pharmacy, but in Tottenham's return to the Champions League, the pain I was feeling was watching the tactical blunders of our promising manager Mauricio Pochettino.Β  One day in the...
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    A Walk in the Park at the Potteries
    A Walk in the Park at the PotteriesNo match should be considered a 3 point forgone conclusion, but with Stoke City planted at the bottom of the league in its opening 3 games and a team that Spurs comprehensively beat at the end of last season, there was no other expectation than a...
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    Aleta Curry
    12/09/2016 #6 Aleta Curry
    Oh, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, you made me chuckle, and I'll tell you why. Because my time is so limited, I have to scan titles and first paragraphs quickly and make a decision about whether that's something I want to read right now, later, or never. As an antiques dealer, 'A Walk in the Park at the Potteries' and the word 'Stoke' conjures up something quite different to what you intended. I expected to read about ceramics and ended up involved in Association football. It made a refreshing change, though! :D
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    Don't Cry For Me Argentina
    Don't Cry For Me ArgentinaIt is 1978 and I watching the world cup being played in Argentina.Β  It was a memorable world cup due to the extraordinary long-strikes that flew into the net and as a Spurs supporter, it was football to watch in the summer season when it is...
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    A Point Against Liverpool is Better than a Loss
    A Point Against Liverpool is Better than a LossSpurs remain 2 points ahead of Liverpool in a game where Liverpool could well have justified themselves to now be 2 points ahead of Spurs.Β  For Tottenham, an equalizer from full-back Danny Rose was the best they could have expected, even after...
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    Dean Owen
    29/08/2016 #3 Dean Owen
    #2 Yes I suppose Asia supports whoever is winning. I wish I could say I follow football but I don't. Being Chelsea born and raised, I did see a Chelsea match once. No idea against who. Probably against Hyde Park Rangers for all I know!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    29/08/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 Dear Dean, I am more likely to encounter a Real Madrid or Barcelona supporter on BeBee than I am a Tottenham supporter. Real Madrid have a fan base called the Madridistas which is 800,000 strong but it also has a wider social media base that is enormous https://www.fastcocreate.com/3058820/infographic-of-the-day/inside-real-madrids-game-plan-for-digital-domination. I don't know what BeBee's plans are with the two giants of football, but they both happen to be in Spain.

    Perhaps after Spurs finally get their new ground build, the next phase of their global outreach will follow the digital game plan of Real Madrid, and the reason for United to be popular in Asia is success breeds success. Even two of sons are rabid Manchester United supporters even though as I like telling them "YOU WERE NOT BORN IN ENGLAND !!!" Clearly it does not matter where one is born and for last two year they were hurting because they have never seen Manchester United fail. Now they are both happy campers and to give credit to Manchester United's vision - they have built on the remarkable and probably unbeatable record of Sir Alex Ferguson.

    For any Spurs fan, the reality is that the chairman who have big visions for their clubs are Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and in the last few years with the arrival of major money - the emergnece of Manchester City as a global soccer power. The visionary new owners of Manchester City have expanded their franchise into the MLS - where New York City plays in the light blue of City. (This in partnership with the New York Yankees) http://www.nycfc.com/post/2013/05/21/manchester-city-and-new-york-yankees-partner-launch-new-york-city-fc - So in comparison you are correct to note that Tottenham have less visibility.
    Dean Owen
    29/08/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    Have you managed to find another Tottenham supporter on beBee @CityVP 🐝 Manjit? You are the first I've known in 30+ years. As you know, it seems the whole of Asia supports Man U for some reason.
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    Tottenham Should Expect to Qualify from Group
    Tottenham Should Expect to Qualify from GroupToday's Champions League Draw ends a six year absence from the competition between Europe's top clubs.Β  Spurs draw today avoided the biggest names in football, and with "home" games to be played at the 90,000 seater Wembley Stadium, this is as good...
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    26/08/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    UEFA.COM Group E Analysis http://uefa.to/2c0fOS1
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    Tottenham 1 Crystal Palace 0 - 20th Aug 2016
    Tottenham 1 Crystal Palace 0 - 20th Aug 2016It was such a long-drawn out game that I begun half watching it while I took more interest in an emerging dialogue on beBee with fellow bee Pamela Williams.Β  Just as I was concluding a comment finally Spurs scored - mercifully I had not been witness...
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    21/08/2016 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Telegraph Match Report
    http://bit.ly/2b8lOX2
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    21/08/2016 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Daily Mail Match Report
    http://dailym.ai/2bvvw6K
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