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Spurs defender Benoit Assou Ekotto helps children in Tanzania

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There is an awful lot to like about Benoit Assou Ekotto as a footballer. This is a man that admits to not particularly liking the sport, and therefore is able to leave his job at the end of the day, rather than allowing it to encapsulate every aspect of his life. He enjoys winning, we're [...]

Our team to face West Ham – what’s yours? at related • 0 views

There's no official confirmation from the club but it seems that there are no fresh injuries from the clash with Lyon last Thursday. However, it also means that Jermain Defoe, Sandro and Younes Kaboul will continue to sit this one out.

The side should see at least two changes from the second leg in France with Hugo Lloris coming back in goal and William Gallas making way for Jan Vertonghen.

Rose stays at Sunderland as Benny returns to fitness at related • 0 views

Tottenham's versatile left sided player Danny Rose will stay at Sunderland until the end of the season after his parent club allowed the recall clause to lapse. There had been some doubt as to whether Rose would return to White Hart Lane after a long term injury to left back Benoit Assou-Ekotto but with BAE back in the squad, Danny stays in the North East.

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Tottenham's left back Benoit Assou-Ekotto could be brought back from the international wilderness by current Cameroon coach Jean-Paul Akono as he looks to strengthen the squad.

BAE walked away from international football after a disappointing World Cup campaign in 2010 but the country are struggling and have failed to qualify for the last two African Cup of Nations.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto Makes Surprise Visit To Pub, Drinks Little Pink Cocktails, Beats All Comers At Table Football

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By Chris Wright

Despite spending the best part of the week holed up in bed with the dreaded lurgy, Benoit Assou-Ekotto dragged himself from his pit on Saturday night, wandered into an East London pub, ordered himself a little pink cocktail and then completely obliterated all comers over on the table football.

Rose in demand but a deal will have to wait at related • 0 views

Tottenham's left sided player Danny Rose looks as if he may well take up a loan deal this season but it's been reported today that any such arrangement will have to wait until such time as a new manager is appointed.

Danny commented that he was one of the players who felt unhappy at the lack of squad rotation in the last campaign and he only came in at the end of the season to cover for BAE at left back.

10 Cup Finals between us and third at related • 1 view

This weekend sees a rather welcome break from league action as Tottenham prepare to face Bolton in the FA Cup 6th round. A trip to Wembley beckons for the winner and a chance of a place in the FA Cup final itself but defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto claims every game is a cup final at this stage of the season.

BAE set for Sunday return at related • 0 views

At the start of the week, injury concerns were held over from Sunday's game at Stevenage after Adebayor, Modric and BAE were all late withdrawals. At the time, Harry was concerned for this weekend's match but as the week has progressed, many of the doubts seem to have eased.

Firstly, Rafael van der Vaart announced that he was winning his own fitness race before Ade tweeted that he also expected to return.

White Hart Lane injury problems mount at related • 1 view

With yesterday's FA Cup tie quickly glossed over and forgotten for the time being, attention has already turned to Sunday's North London derby with news that Tottenham's injury problems are getting much worse.

Yesterday saw the return of last year's match winner Younes Kaboul but that was about the only piece of good news amidst reports that Luka Modric, BAE and Emmanuel Adebayor are all doubts for next Sunday's clash.

Franco Di Santo Posts Grizzly Photo Of Mangled Leg After ‘That’ Assou-Ekotto Horror Tackle

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By Chris Wright

Remember on Tuesday evening? When Benoit Assou-Ekotto very nearly carved Franco Di Santo's leg in twain with a disgusting, over-the-ball leg-breaker of a horror tackle?

A tackle, it's perhaps worth noting, that apparently didn't merit any form of punishment for BAE from either the referee at the time (as the blood sopped through the Argentine's sock) or the FA's disciplinary committee?

Horror Hair: Benoit Assou-Ekotto’s Vast Windswept Afro Shrub

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By Chris Wright

Two parts 'Horror Hair' to one part 'actually pretty impressive'; it's BAE's latest crop of 'between styles' free range Afro fuzz, which is the size of a Capybara and looks like a distinct fire hazard...

No naked flames within a three-metre radius please people.

Benny’s Banger in Full Technicolor

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Ruddy nora and crikey hell! What about that, then? An absolute thunder-punt from everyone's favourite Smart Car-driving, Oyster card-carrying Evening Standard columnist/community support worker/international superstar footballer/all round good egg. If I was describing it using the medium of retro beat 'em, Street Fighter II, I would conclude thusly: sonic boom + flaming hadouken x hurricane kick= that goal.

Our team to face Bolton – what’s yours? at related • 0 views

The main question this weekend appears to be whether Rafael van der Vaart will return to the starting line up and reclaim his regular place behind the main striker.

According to manager Harry Redknapp, VDV is fit once again to challenge for his slot but there is a doubt over Sandro who has picked up a groin problem.

Benoit Assou Ekotto in Emmanuel Adebayor’s human wind tunnel

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Windswept Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor flaps his arms and generates a powerful wind tunnel allowing team-mate Benoit Assou Ekotto to put his afro to the test. OK, you rumbled us: this is a spurious excuse to showcase the Spurs left-back's increasingly spectacular hair. OTP has only just noticed Assou Ekotto's odd boots combo.

Match Report: WBA 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur at related • 0 views

THFC1882 present a writing debut from Twitters @Brettsayid reporting on yesterday's match:

West Bromwich Albion 1 (Mulumbu 10 ) Tottenham Hotspur 3 ( Adebayor 26 , 90, Defoe 81 )

Line ups : WBA Foster , Reid , Olsson, Mcauley , Shorey , Brunt , Mulumbu , Morrison , Thomas , Gera ( sub , Cox ) Long ( sub , odemwinge )

Spurs Friedel , Walker , Kaboul , King, BAE , Lennon , Sandro (sub, Livermore), Parker , Bale , Adebayor , Defoe .

Our team to face West Brom – what’s yours? at related • 0 views

There are injury doubts over Jermain Defoe and Rafael van der Vaart ahead of tomorrow's match with but it seems quite possible that Spurs will start the game with an unchanged side once again.

There are two schools of thought on this: On the one hand you can apply the ‘if it ain't broke don't fix it theory' or you could suggest that it's time for a little bit of squad rotation.

Spurs and Disco Benny Bring The Sexy

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What a joy to watch that was. Full of life, effervescence and wonder. It moved, it didn't move, it moved some more; it made the opposition's efforts look like wet spaghetti in comparison. A shining light, a colossal effort. Disco Benny sported one of the finest haircuts in the history of, well, everything on Monday night.

Our team to face Fulham – What’s yours? at related • 1 view

With no fresh injuries reported, it could well be an unchanged league side at Craven Cottage this weekend as Spurs make the short trip to Fulham.

William Gallas and Steven Pienaar both seem to have come through last night's game in Kazan unscathed but may have to settle for a slot on the bench.

Our team to face Blackburn – What’s yours? at related • 0 views

It's reported that Sandro and Aaron Lennon suffered no ill-effects after appearing in last night's 1-0 win over Rubin Kazan and both could make a start for Tottenham in Sunday's clash at Blackburn Rovers.

The injury problems in defence mean that the back four picks itself with Walker, BAE, Kaboul and Bassong likely to line up ahead of Brad Friedel in goal.

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Our team to face Leeds – what’s yours? at related • 0 views

Andre Villas-Boas is likely to pick as strong a side as possible for the trip to Elland Road on Sunday but he may take the opportunity to give a couple of fringe players a start.

There's no news of fresh injuries so it seems the only absentees are injury victims Sandro and Younes Kaboul while Emmanuel Adebayor is still away with Togo at Afcon.

Our team to face Sunderland – what’s yours? at related • 0 views

There's no official word from the club as yet but reports elsewhere suggests that three players are returning to fitness and are looking to start the game on Saturday lunchtime.

Clint Dempsey, Tom Huddlestone and Benoit Assou-Ekotto are all pushing for a place while Scott Parker may also be included after three consecutive sub appearances.

Our team to face Aston Villa – what’s yours? at related • 0 views

There's no official team news from the club website at the time of writing but there are two significant reports from other sources regarding injury. It's claimed that Clint Dempsey continues to struggle with the groin problem that forced him out of Saturday's game against Stoke while Benoit Assou-Ekotto may finally be set to return after a long standing knee problem.

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Andre Villas-Boas confirmed that Gareth Bale and Michael Dawson are both fit and available for tomorrow's game at White Hart Lane.

"They have made great progress with their injuries, even last week," said Andre. "For this fixture, both will be available."

Meanwhile, Scott Parker looks set to remain on the bench while BAE is some way off a first team recall.

Our team to face Southampton – what’s yours? at related • 0 views

There are no reports of fresh injuries ahead of tomorrow's game at St Marys but that does leave a few questions across the park.

The main news is that Gareth Bale returns from parental leave and should take his place on the left wing while Emmanuel Adebayor and Moussa Dembele both stand a chance of returning to full fitness for tomorrow.

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It's a real guess as to who will take to the field tonight but what we do know is that there are several absentees due to injury. Emmanuel Adebayor has joined Scott Parker, BAE, Younes Kaboul and Jake Livermore on the sidelines and all five are certain to be ruled out this evening.

"Ade has been struggling with a muscle injury, so he will be out of the game," said Andre Villas-Boas.

Our Team to Face Norwich – What’s yours? at related • 0 views

With so many hamstring injuries at the Lane this week the team for tonight virtually picks itself. The big news once again is with Rafael van der Vaart whose scan seemed to give the Dutchman the green light to return to the starting XI.

Before the game, Harry spoke about VDV and gave some news about other recent injury victims.

Our team to face Chelsea, what’s yours? at related • 0 views

For the first time in many games, there are far more questions to deliberate ahead of predicting the starting XI for tonight's match.

As we all know, Aaron Lennon has been ruled out of this game while Gareth Bale remains a major doubt. There are question marks too over Ledley King, Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor.

Our team to face Sunderland – what’s yours? at related • 0 views

Injuries and suspension at the centre of defence could force Harry Redknapp to bring back Ledley King for Sunday's game against Martin O'Neill's side. Harry reports that Ledley is struggling but we've been in this position before where the club captain makes an unexpected return to the line up.

Our team to face Stoke City – what’s yours? at related • 0 views

Harry Redknapp has a few injury concerns ahead of Sunday's game with Stoke but the extra day could give Ledley King, Jermain Defoe and Gareth Bale the time they need to get fit.

There is cover in place for King and JD but Harry will certainly be reluctant to take to the field without Bale, who is back to his best and scored both goals here in our 2-1 win last season.


Spurs looking at transfer to solve left back situation at related • 0 views

With Benoit Assou-Ekotto's continued absence from the side, Spurs head coach Andre Villas-Boas has been forced to play others out of position owing to lack of cover. However, even if BAE returns shortly and impresses the boss, there are growing suggestions that AVB will look for a permanent solution to the problem in January.

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Many of the newspapers and websites are giving the nod to VDV this morning for his all round contribution to yesterday's win. Rafa linked up with the two strikers well after Harry shuffled the pack on 27 minutes and his neat pass let in Pavlyuchenko for the goal.

Pav could conceivably be a contender too while elsewhere, Scott Parker made his usual telling contribution.

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Tempted to sell BAE? at related • 0 views

One transfer story that we didn't touch on this week was the potential interest from Chelsea in Benoit Assou-Ekotto. The Stamford Bridge side were supposedly looking for a potential replacement for Ashley Cole, who was rumoured to be on his way, and BAE's consistency appealed to Roberto Di Matteo.

BAE Back for Chelsea at related • 0 views

Benoit Assou-Ekotto's absence from the Spurs side could come to an end this weekend with reports that he will not need surgery on his troublesome knee. BAE has been out for six weeks and it was claimed that an operation would be necessary in order to clear bone fragments but that has been avoided for now at least.

Bale error exposes lack of cover at related • 0 views

Harry Redknapp once predicted that Gareth Bale would ultimately revert to his old left back position and finish his career there but that's not a view shared by Spurs head coach Andre Villas-Boas. On Sunday against QPR, injuries to BAE and Kyle Naughton meant that Gareth dropped back into defence at the start but the lack of a cutting edge up front saw AVB switch things around at half time.


Spurs 5-0 Newcastle: Disco Benny, & The Return of the VDV Conundrum

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Casual lobotomy is one of my less typical weekend pursuits, but I'm willing to hazard that were one to pluck out the respective brains of BAE and Scott Parker, the two would be as dissimilar as medically possible. At one point in the second half yesterday I'm fairly sure Benny executed a scorpion kick, seemingly just to pass the time.

Spurs - Everton Preview: Fare Thee Well, Game In Hand

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So finally this much-vaunted "Game in Hand" is upon us. Truth be told, I will be a little sad to see it go. It has practically become part of the family, like a scruffy, uncouth urchin discovered in the wreckage of the summer riots, and adopted by the cheery folk of White Hart Lane. And let's face it, this Game in Hand has proved more useful than the Sword of Omens when it comes to pointless bickering with fans of l'Arse, Chelski, Liverpool and the like.

Blackburn 1 v Spurs 2 - Report & Player Ratings. Sloppy But Successful

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VDV celebrates his first. That's 5 wins out of the last 6 now for us. A brilliant run by Kyle Walker down the right allowed him to get into the Rovers penalty area. He cut it back for Rafa to slot home from inside the area. 0-1.

Endless sloppy tackles and defenders climbing on Blackburn strikers resulting in endless free kicks.

The Rest

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Just as he did last year, Danny Rose has stepped in as cover for BAE at left back but if the player himself had had his way, he may have already been out on loan elsewhere.

"It's been very frustrating," Danny said. "I wanted to go out on loan at the start of the season, and in January, and I wasn't allowed.

La camiseta 51 de Boca Campeón.

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07.12.2011 - "Boca vende" es una frase hecha y repetida por propios y ajenos. Estos porque reniegan del favoritismo de la prensa (Riquelme en las tapas de Olé) y los árbitros. Los propios porque reniegan de la trascendencia que toma el mínimo hecho puertas adentro. Hoy estarán discutiendo si Boca tiene 50 o 51 campeonatos mientras un tercer grupo que, ni propio ni ajeno, se lleva los dividendos.

Spurs Player Popularity According to eBay Shirt Auction Sold Prices

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The total from this year's Spurs Poppy Shirt auction will be in excess of £40,000. Exceeding last years £38,000 total.

Listed below in order of the average final sale price, you can't really complain about the power of ebay bidding in deciding the order of our most popular players.
Parker, rightly at the top.