6 items from 2014
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Spurs have had some great players in the Premier League era – Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, Dimitar Berbatov, Michael Carrick, David Ginola and Jurgen Klinsmann to name but a few – but none of those players really ended up sticking around for a particularly long time.
In the twenty-two years since the Premier League began, there have been hundreds of players coming in to and out of White Hart Lane and the majority of those players either don’t make the grade or only end up playing a handful of times (you only have to look at the fact that Spurs currently have fifty professional players on their books to realise that that’s the case).
However, the club has had a number of players who spent a very large chunk of their careers at White Hart Lane and ended up accumulating a large number of appearances for Spurs, »
- K.J. Stewart
New Tottenham Hotspur signing Benjamin Stambouli has spoken out about his move to White Hart Lane and the reasons he chose the Lilywhites ahead of a number of other clubs.
Speaking to L’Equipe, Stambouli said:
You can’t refuse a club like Tottenham. I didn’t hesitate. Going abroad was a choice for my personal life. I wanted to discover a new football, another culture. To be a regular in the first team will be difficult but that is high level football. There are a lot of good players, but that is no problem. I also faced competition at Montpellier before being regularly in the first team.
Spurs reportedly had competition from Premier League rivals Swansea City, Marseille in Stambouli’s homeland and Italian Serie A side Fiorentina, but Stambouli opted for the move to England and has cited that Chris Waddle and David Ginola – two former Spurs »
- Kev Stewart
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Tottenham Hotspur Football Club have had some great players in the Premier League era but, when you actually go to list them, very few of those who spring to mind as the very best of the bunch are English. Jurgen Klinsmann, Christian Ziege, David Ginola, Dimitar Berbatov, Luka Modric, Rafael van der Vaart, Gareth Bale, Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen are the types of player who stand out as Spurs superstars from recent years, but that really is underselling the English talent they’ve had on display in that time.
In fact, Spurs have been incredibly faithful to English players in the Premier League years – much more so than most of the Premier League’s teams, particularly those at the top end of the table.
Consequently, several English players have in fact been stand-out performers at White Hart Lane – and that goes for players »
- Kev Stewart
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Tottenham Hotspur Football Club are a club who are known for their attacking prowess and for scoring goals (they certainly aren’t known for being a tight-knit defensive unit).
Over the years, they club have had some wonderful attacking players – Jimmy Greaves, Bobby Smith, Martin Shivers, Gary Lineker, Teddy Sheringham, David Ginola and Gareth Bale to name but a few – and the Premier League years have been no different in that regard.
As a result, there have been some very memorable goals scored in that time – though not all of them have come from the attacking players who you’d necessarily expect them to come from.
Although many of Spurs’ most memorable goals in recent years are memorable specifically because of how good they were, several are memorable simply because of the circumstances in which they were scored; late equalisers, last minute winners, »
- Kev Stewart
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Let’s be perfectly frank here, Ben Arfa is not wanted at Newcastle United, and no amount of shouting his name at away games, or accusing Alan Pardew of idiocy over his treatement is going to change that. Rightly or wrongly, the player is deemed a toxic influence at the club, with poor on-field impact not matching up to his undoubted, unquantifiable talent, and rumours that he is something of a diva around the training ground.
Make no mistake, the Frenchman has not simply been relegated to play with the kids because he is carrying a little too much timber, and the manager’s assertions that his professionalism leaves a lot to be desired is a hint of what he’s really like behind closed doors. But the real question for Newcastle fans is how far a player of such monumental talent – and »
- Simon Gallagher
Roger Lloyd-Pack has died at the age of 69.
The star - beloved for his role as Trigger in Only Fools and Horses - passed away from pancreatic cancer on Wednesday (January 15), prompting an outpouring of tributes from the world of showbiz.
We're saddened to hear Roger Lloyd-Pack has died. As Trigger on Only Fools and Horses, he gave us many laughs. Rodney will forever be Dave.
— BBC One (@BBCOne) January 16, 2014
So sad to hear about the passing on Roger Lloyd Pack. What an incredible actor and person. May he rest in peace.
— Jkcorden (@JKCorden) January 16, 2014
Very sad and shocking to hear about Roger Lloyd-Pack. One of the loveliest most talented actors I've ever had the privilege of working with.
— Sam Bain (@sambaintv) January 16, 2014
Very sad news about Roger Lloyd Pack. Trigger was an ancestor to Father Dougal and I'm glad I once had a chance to tell him so.
— Graham Linehan »
6 items from 2014
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