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  1. 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
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  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Tracksuit Tim needs to dress up his image

    Dan Fitch

    Spurs fans were divided on the merits of Andre Villas-Boas but one thing you couldn't argue about was his dress sense. A sharp, slim-cut dark suit, crisp white shirt and a skinny tie were the AVB trademark. I talk about him in the past tense as if...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  6. Is Sherwood destined to repeat the mistakes of AVB?

    Dan Fitch

    Andre Villas-Boas was sacked because of his tactical inflexibility. Tim Sherwood should be wary of falling into the same trap. Sherwood's switch to a 4-4-2 has been refreshing and effective, but it was always doubtful whether it would prove succes...

    Blog | January 04, 2014
  7. Unlike Moyes and AVB, simple approach has paid off for Sherwood

    Michael Cox

    Tottenham's dreadful record at Manchester United was once one of the Premier League's most famous pieces of trivia. Like no Englishman ever winning the Premier League as manager, Robbie Fowler scoring the Premier League's fastest-ever hattrick, o...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  8. Sherwood convinces as Moyes suffers a setback

    John Brewin

    MANCHESTER -- Tim Sherwood is truly the anti-AVB. The tactical cage has been thrown open and Sherwood's Spurs have brought risk-taking entertainment back. For the second season in a row, Tottenham have a victory at Old Trafford to celebrate: 3-2 last...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  9. Show highlights and what's coming up!

    Daniel Krieg

    Tune into ESPN2 at 5:30pm ET as we discuss Lionel Messi's shocking comments about the Barcelona hierarchy, AVB's next club, the USMNT's best ever XI, and Tommy's tips for the weekend! Plus, highlights from Friday night matches in France and Germany! ...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  10. AVB's departure, Suarez and Neymar's scoring and Dempsey's decisi...

    Gabriele Marcotti

    Tottenham Hotspur lost 5-0 at home to Liverpool on Sunday, and less than 16 hours later, Andre Villas-Boas was no longer in charge at White Hart Lane. In situations like these, many ask whether the manager "deserved to go." Only that's the wrong q...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  11. Just like AVB, Levy keeps making the same mistakes

    Dan Fitch

    Only last week I questioned why Andre Villas-Boas still seemed to be under extreme pressure, despite bouncing back from the Manchester City defeat to record good results against Manchester United, Fulham and Sunderland. I came to the conclusion th...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  12. AVB light fades from sight

    John Brewin

    The crestfallen shake of the head said it. As red-carded Paulinho sloped down the White Hart Lane tunnel, Andre Villas-Boas stood stock still. The usual frantic hand gestures and bellows of instruction were absent, the crouch of contemplation long go...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  13. Why do AVB rumours persist even when Spurs are winning?

    Dan Fitch

    Following Arsenal's draw with Everton, Tottenham Hotspur are just eight points behind their rivals. That's a decent-sized gap, but not that big when you consider that Arsenal are playing as well as they have for years, while Spurs have been strugglin...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  14. Walker, AVB get it right vs. Sunderland

    John Crace

    The relief at the final whistle was unmistakeable. Andre Villas-Boas smiled and pumped his fists while the players grinned and hugged. After the 6-0 humiliation at the Etihad, the pressure was finally off. On reflection, Spurs might now regret tha...

    Blog | December 08, 2013
  15. Spurs need six points from two games to ease AVB pressure

    Dan Fitch

    The draw with Manchester United was a creditable response to the 6-0 thrashing by City, but the side and Andre Villas-Boas still find themselves under pressure as they prepare to face Fulham. - Crace: Does AVB have a point? Spurs have now gone ...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  16. Does AVB have a point?

    John Crace

    On Thursday, during the Europa league match in Tromso, Andre Villas-Boas asked for a home fan who was chanting "you'll be sacked in the morning" from behind the dugout to be moved to a different part of the ground. During his news conference after Sp...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  17. November 28th show highlights

    Daniel Krieg

    ESPN FC's Thanksgiving show gave thanks to Ryan Gigg's 40th birthday, Sergio Aguero's incredible goal rate, and Ronaldo's historic year, while discussing if AVB should be grateful to still be managing Spurs. Craig Burley, Shaka Hislop, and Paul Marin...

    Blog | November 29, 2013