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  1. March 6/7: What to watch, where to go

    Scott French

    TUESDAY, MARCH 6 TELEVISION ENGLISH F.A. CUP Chelsea at Birmingham City Fox Soccer Plus, 11:40 a.m. The struggling Blues couldn't win in London, so they're headed to Birmingham -- without Andre Villa-Boas, canned as coach Sunday -- for a fi...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  2. Ashley Young's 2 goals power Manchester United past Tottenham

    Manchester United all but turned the Premier League into a two-team race Sunday by winning 3-1 at Tottenham and ending the host team's title hopes. Chelsea, in fifth place and in danger of not qualifying for the Champions League, fired manager Andre Villa

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2012
  3. Tottenham seek progress under promising Pochettino

    Gabriele Marcotti

    The idea that Daniel Levy was some kind of truculent, trigger-happy, manager-firing north London version of former Atletico Madrid chairman Jesus Gil is a novel one, but a very popular one nonetheless. The appointment of Mauricio Pochettino as Totten...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  4. City's deserved success, Rodgers' achievements, more

    Gabriele Marcotti

    Manchester City's final day was about not screwing things up, which, inevitably, might have made it anticlimactic to some. But that's not what matters. Nor do the statistical nuggets -- they were top for only 15 days! -- mean anything. What counts...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  5. One more game before Spurs can dream again

    Dan Fitch

    Tim Sherwood has attracted ridicule for comparing himself to a supply teacher who struggles to control his unruly pupils while the headmaster is absent. The thing is, he's right. Sherwood so often says odd things in news conferences that expressin...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  6. Adebayor and Paulinho sum up gutless Spurs

    Dan Fitch

    At a New Year's Eve party a few months ago, I was introduced to someone who rather gleefully made it known that he was a West Ham fan. The Hammers haven't had a lot to smile about this season, so I didn't begrudge him his moment of crowing as he reli...

    Blog | May 03, 2014
  7. Europa League a necessary evil for Tottenham

    John Crace

    With Arsenal's victory against Newcastle on Monday night making Spurs' inability to qualify for next year's Champions League a mathematical certainty, the only remaining question to be answered this season is just how keen the club is to play in the ...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  8. Hope springs for Zenit and Andre Villas-Boas

    Eliot Rothwell

    A winter of discontent has given way to a spring of hope for Zenit St. Petersburg and their new manager. "People insult my integrity, my human values, my professionalism," Andre Villas-Boas lamented as a string of bad results and burned bridges br...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  9. AVB/Sherwood contrast hints at English football's fear of change

    Rory Smith

    Tim Sherwood had a beaming smile on his face as he said it. Tottenham's press officer had already warned the assembled throng of journalists to cease and desist with the questions about his future. Less probing about where he stands, please, and m...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  10. Sherwood resigned to his fate with Spurs

    John Brewin

    LONDON -- "Business as usual," said Tim Sherwood before kick-off. For all the bluster, his words held some credence. After all, the imminent removal of a manager is hardly unusual business at Tottenham Hotspur. Andre Villas-Boas was walking in ...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  11. AVB takes tough option at Zenit

    Andy Brassell

    Only one side played with verve and adventure in Borussia Dortmund's Champions League last-16 second leg with Zenit St Petersburg and, for once, it was not Juergen Klopp's team. Zenit may have won 2-1 on the road, but lost on 5-4 aggregate to bow out...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  12. Tottenham's season is over and Sherwood is all but out the door

    Dan Fitch

    There has been a lot of competition, but after a period of reflection, I'm sure that the 1-0 defeat against Norwich was Tottenham's worst display of the season. It's not premature to declare this season a complete write-off. It was always going to...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  13. Spurs predictably poor in loss at Norwich

    John Crace

    It never promised to be a classic. Spurs' Premier League record on a Sunday after playing away in Europe the previous Thursday has been ropey at best. Players have looked tired, uninterested and unprofessional. But this Sunday's performance was easil...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  14. Tottenham can't afford to be a '60-minute team'

    John Crace

    There are any number of questions for Spurs fans to mull over right now. Some, such as, "How much are Daniel Levy and the Spurs' board to blame for the club's inability to progress to regular Champions League football?" Others, such as, "If Michael L...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  15. After charmed start, decision time for Tim Sherwood

    John Crace

    Six games in charge in the Premier League and 15 points out of a possible 18. Life doesn't get much sweeter for any football manager, let alone one in his first job. By any normal standards, Tim Sherwood should be feeling confident in his job. Wha...

    Blog | January 25, 2014
  16. Adaptable Sherwood can't rely on Adebayor

    Dan Fitch

    The Andre Villas-Boas era ran into trouble due to his stubborn resistance towards implementing a Plan B. If things started going wrong, they just stayed wrong. After the FA Cup defeat to Arsenal, I pondered whether Tim Sherwood would fall into the...

    Blog | January 20, 2014