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  1. Three Things: Tottenham vs. West Ham

    Miguel Delaney

    LONDON -- With Andre Villas-Boas' firing fresh in the memory, Tottenham couldn't prevent another embarrassing defeat, this time in the Capital One Cup. Here are three quick things from Spurs' 2-1 defeat vs. West Ham: Meet the new boss, same as one...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  2. White Hart pain for Spurs as Liverpool's development continues

    Miguel Delaney

    LONDON -- For two teams so close to each other in terms of ambition and credentials, the disparity could not have been clearer. It was a day when everything went right for Liverpool, the 5-0 winners, and everything went wrong for Tottenham, but t...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  3. Encouraging signs of life for under-pressure Tottenham and Fulham...

    Miguel Delaney

    LONDON -- Fulham made a change but ultimately endured the same result; Tottenham Hotspur keep their manager but finally enjoy a change in fortune. Of course, the actual reality of this 2-1 win for the away side at Craven Cottage is a little more c...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  4. A tale of two keepers at White Hart Lane

    Miguel Delaney

    LONDON -- On any other day, Andre Villas-Boas could have been happily reflecting on an uplifting rout of Newcastle. Tottenham Hotspur were that dominant, that profligate. As it was, this was another afternoon that contributed to their deflating scori...

    Blog | November 10, 2013
  5. Three Things: Tottenham vs. West Ham

    Miguel Delaney

    Allardyce outwits Villas-Boas, and deserves credit as well as the points The fear before this game was that chants in the stands might overshadow events on the pitch. Mercifully, that never came to pass. More trivially, though, the disrupted natur...

    Blog | October 06, 2013
  6. More questions than answers

    Miguel Delaney

    LONDON -- Having exchanged a point, they also exchanged a quick chat. By the end of this match, though, the difficulties between Jose Mourinho and Andre Villas-Boas that dominated the buildup seemed somewhat irrelevant. As enjoyably full-blooded a...

    Blog | September 28, 2013
  7. Spiky Mourinho ready to face former friend AVB

    Miguel Delaney

    It was a moment of hugely uncomfortable difficulty, but also one that revealed an awful lot. Far more than Jose Mourinho's repeated insistence he would not be discussing Andre Villas-Boas any further. - Dall: Onus on Moyes' vow to 'fix' United - ...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  8. Bright new era dawning for Tottenham

    Miguel Delaney

    LONDON -- By the end, the concerns about failing to score a goal in open play felt utterly irrelevant -- as did one journalist's lighthearted question about a significant player sold this summer. In contrast, it seems very much like open season for T...

    Blog | September 14, 2013
  9. A matter of timing for Bale

    Miguel Delaney

    In Madrid, the mood has changed. Just over a month ago, virtually everyone around the Santiago Bernabeu was sure that Gareth Bale would be arriving this summer in another blockbuster deal for the La Liga club. It seemed only a matter of time. Club...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  10. Waiting for good news on tension-filled final day

    Miguel Delaney

    Andre Villas-Boas says he'll know from the noise of the crowd; Arsene Wenger from the reaction of his staff. Both managers, however, claim that they'll be completely concentrating on what their own teams are doing rather than listening for the sco...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  11. Finally, Villas-Boas allows himself a laugh

    Miguel Delaney

    Finally, Andre Villas-Boas allows himself a laugh. It's Thursday afternoon at Tottenham Hotspur's state-of-the-art new training centre and the Portuguese manager is asked about Real Madrid's reported interest in appointing him. Except, he doesn't ...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  12. Bale and Spurs revitalised

    Miguel Delaney

    When Andre Villas-Boas starts to talk about Newcastle United, you can understand why he made such a big push to try and bring Leandro Damiao to Tottenham from Internacional at the end of the transfer window. Sometimes, after all, the value of a ne...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  13. AVB: Early Holtby signing 'difficult'

    Miguel Delaney

    Transfer news

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2013
  14. Villas-Boas happy with options

    Miguel Delaney

    Tottenham news

    Story | Conversation | January 01, 2013
  15. Di Matteo's brief Chelsea reign veered from one extreme to the ot...

    Miguel Delaney

    It says a lot about the Roman Abramovich era that, although Roberto Di Matteo's sacking always seemed inevitable, the exact timing of it still managed to surprise. This is the modern Chelsea. This, however, is also the difficulty when it comes ...

    Blog | November 21, 2012