Dele Alli

English Premier League

Big Sam: Criticism of Everton star unfair; Tottenham duo beware, fans too harsh

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Sam Allardyce believes English football suffers from an “epidemic” of people wanting our top players to fail.

Wayne Rooney has come in for criticism after Everton’s poor start to the season, while Tottenham star Dele Alli has also received plenty of stick for his recent performances.

The former England boss thinks too many fans are quick to pile pressure on players when they don’t reach their usual high levels.

Alli, Suarez and Aguero? Former Liverpool star is stuck in a time warp

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Phil Thompson is well known for his passionate outbursts, but his latest comments regarding possible replacements for wantaway star Philippe Coutinho smacked of a man trapped in a different dimension.

The ex-Liverpool defender named Dele Alli, Luis Suarez and Sergio Aguero as potential targets to replace Coutinho – probably about as likely as a triumphant return to Chelsea for Diego Costa.

Same Old Nonsense As PFA Announce Shortlists For ‘Player Of The Year’ And ‘Young Player Of The Year’ Awards

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The PFA have once again bestowed us with the requisite shortlists for both their 'Player of the Year' and their 'Young Player of the Year' award.

The senior trinket will be doled outto either Eden Hazard, N'Golo Kante, Harry Kane, Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku or Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Tottenham Hotspur

Dele Alli: Spurs confident midfielder will sign new £80,000-a-week deal

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Tottenham Hotspur are confident of tying down attacking midfielder Dele Alli to a new £80,000-a-week deal, according to the Daily Telegraph. The...

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Pochettino hails Tottenham's 'perfect midfielder', star could make international debut this week

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Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks has been called up to the England squad and the midfielder will be hoping to make his international debut this week.

England take on Slovenia at Wembley this Thursday and injury problems in midfield forced Southgate to consider Winks as an option. The likes of Jones and Delph withdrew from the squad due to the lack of fitness.

Spurs set to break £100,000-a-week mark for star midfielder

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Tottenham Hotspur are ready to offer star midfielder Dele Alli a new contract that will make him among the club's top earners, according to The...

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Dele Alli: Mauricio Pochettino urges Spurs star to focus on football, not super-agents

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Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino has urged attacking midfielder Dele Alli to stay focused on his football and not the scramble to...

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Dele Alli: FIFA opens disciplinary procedures over middle-finger salute

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FIFA has opened a disciplinary case against Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli following his middle-finger gesture during England's World...

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Alli’s obscene gesture takes shine off England win

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London (AFP) – England were left fearing disciplinary action against Dele Alli after the midfielder was caught on camera making an obscene gesture during his side’s World Cup qualifier against Slovakia.

The Tottenham Hotspur player raised his middle finger during the 77th minute of Monday’s game at Wembley, which England won 2-1, and there were claims it was directed at French referee Clement Turpin.

Alli’s obscene gesture takes shine off England win

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London (AFP) – England were left fearing disciplinary action against Dele Alli after the midfielder was caught on camera making an obscene gesture during his side’s World Cup qualifier against Slovakia.

The Tottenham Hotspur player raised his middle finger during the 77th minute of Monday’s game at Wembley, which England won 2-1, and there were claims it was directed at French referee Clement Turpin.

Burnley’s Wood prolongs Spurs’ Wembley jinx

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London (AFP) – Chris Wood scored his first goal for Burnley to rescue a 1-1 Premier League draw on Sunday as Tottenham Hotspur’s Wembley Stadium hoodoo struck again.

Spurs looked on course for a first victory since moving to their temporary home while White Hart Lane is being rebuilt when Dele Alli gave them a second-half lead.

Burnley’s Wood prolongs Spurs’ Wembley jinx

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London (AFP) – Chris Wood scored his first goal for Burnley to rescue a 1-1 Premier League draw on Sunday as Tottenham Hotspur’s Wembley Stadium hoodoo struck again.

Spurs looked on course for a first victory since moving to their temporary home while White Hart Lane is being rebuilt when Dele Alli gave them a second-half lead.

Tottenham’s Dele Alli sparks transfer rumours

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Tottenham Hotspur attacking midfielder Dele Alli has sparked rumours that he is planning a transfer away from the club by looking for a new agent,...

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Tottenham manager Pochettino eyes end to transfer drought

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Newcastle (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino insists Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-0 victory at Newcastle United in their Premier League opener has not altered his desire to finally strengthen his squad before the transfer deadline.

Pochettino remains aware Tottenham lack the depth and quality to compete in four competitions this season after failing to make a single close-season signing while their rivals all spent big money on new recruits.

Tottenham manager Pochettino eyes end to transfer drought

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Newcastle (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino insists Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-0 victory at Newcastle United in their Premier League opener has not altered his desire to finally strengthen his squad before the transfer deadline.

Pochettino remains aware Tottenham lack the depth and quality to compete in four competitions this season after failing to make a single close-season signing while their rivals all spent big money on new recruits.

I’m not going to lose my cool, says Alli after Shelvey stamp

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Newcastle (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Dele Alli warned Premier League provocateurs he won’t be losing his cool this season after the Tottenham star kept his temper in check following Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey’s stamp.

Newcastle’s Shelvey was sent off early in the second half at St James’ Park for stepping on Alli’s ankle while the England playmaker was lying on the pitch.

Newcastle United 0-2 Spurs: Game in 10 Tweets as Shelvey madness costs Toon

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After a year in the Championship wilderness, Newcastle United returned to the Premier League today, the place many people, including their fans, of course, believe they belong. Spurs were the...

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Barcelona prepare bid for Spurs star Dele Alli

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Barcelona are readying a move for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli, according to the Sunday Express. The Catalan giants have reportedly...

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Video: Eric Dier wipes the windscreen with his backside, Dele Alli films

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Tottenham Hotspur midfield duo Eric Dier and Dele Alli have continued their bromance with a summer holiday together. The Spurs stars are on holiday...

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Yabba Dabba Don’t: Dele Alli Reveals Flintstones Tattoo Hidden Beneath Those Long-Sleeved Undershirts (Photo)

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Who'd have thunk it, but squirrelled away beneath those long-sleeved undershirts, Dele Alli has a little tattoo of one of Hanna Barbera's finest.

Indeed, as revealed by this dispatch from Spurs' post-season jaunt to Hong Kong, Alli has had the image of The Flinstone's very own Bam Bam Rubble inked on his left forearm.

Kane hits hat-trick as Tottenham sign off in style

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Kingston upon Hull (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Harry Kane helped himself to a second hat-trick in four days as ruthless Tottenham Hotspur smashed relegated Hull City to end the Premier League season in style.

England striker Kane finishes with 29 league goals, winning the Golden Boot ahead of Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez.

Kane hits hat-trick as Tottenham sign off in style

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Kingston upon Hull (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Harry Kane helped himself to a second hat-trick in four days as ruthless Tottenham Hotspur smashed relegated Hull City to end the Premier League season in style.

England striker Kane finishes with 29 league goals, winning the Golden Boot ahead of Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez.

Tottenham: Harry Kane Takes Lead In Race For Golden Boot After Four-Goal Salvo Downs Leicester (Photos & Video)

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Tottenham produced a superb attacking display on Thursday night, thoroughly battering Leicester City 6-1 at the King Power Stadium, with Harry Kane netting four times.

While there was little to play for in this last fixture before the final day of this season's Premier League programme, Spurs were well up for it, with Kane opening the scoring on 25 minutes.

Arsene Wenger: I scouted this Tottenham star

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Guardiola rules out move for 21-year-old Premier League star

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola hailed Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli as a fantastic footballer. However, he did add that Manchester City have no intention to sign the England international.

Barcelona legend Xavi stated that this week Alli is exactly the type of player Guardiola would like to sign for City.

‘I Never Spoke To The Sun’ – Xavi Categorically Denies Talking To Tabloid About Pep Guardiola’s Supposed Interest In Dele Alli

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Surprise, surprise. Xavi has categorically denied speaking to The Sun after the tabloid recently ran a story claiming the ex-Barcelona captainhad insider knowledge on Pep Guardiola's supposed interest in signing Dele Alli.

In apiece ran on 25th April, The Sun claimed Xavi had told them Guardiola was ready to plunder Alli from Spurs in a "record transfer deal" this summer.

Lineker hails this Chelsea star as an astonishing player; showers praise on Tottenham midfielder

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BBC pundit Gary Lineker took to Twitter to shower lavish praise on Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli after the 21-year-old won the PFA young player of the year on Sunday.

Alli has enjoyed an outstanding campaign for Spurs. He had scored 16 goals in the Premier League this season, and has provided five assists as well.

N’Golo Kante Crowned PFA Player Of The Year, Dele Alli Picks Up Junior Award For Second Year Running (Photos)

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N'Golo Kante pipped Eden Hazard, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez and Harry Kane to be crowned 2016/17 PFA Player of the Yearon Sunday evening.

On course to win two successive Premier League titles in two successive seasons with two different clubs, Kante was typically humble upon receiving his award.

Hazard fires Chelsea into Cup final

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London (AFP) – Eden Hazard fired Chelsea into the FA Cup final as the Belgian’s blistering strike ensured Antonio Conte’s selection gamble paid off in his side’s dramatic 4-2 win over Tottenham on Saturday.

Blues boss Conte sprang a major surprise by starting with Hazard and Diego Costa on the bench in the Wembley semi-final as he looked ahead to the Premier League leaders’ vital fixture against Southampton on Tuesday.

PFA Premier League Team Of The Year Announced As Chelsea And Tottenham Players Dominate

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With the end of the season crowning on the horizon, the PFA have followed up their various Player of the Year shortlistsby foisting their '2017 Teams of the Year' on us once again.

Unsurprisingly, Chelsea and Tottenham dominate the Premier League proceedings by virtue of being the two best teams in the top tier this season, with both clubs having four players apiece find their way into the XI.

European Soccer

Friday Kickoff: Sergio Aguero injured in car crash, Dele Alli suspended and more

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Some bad news for Manchester City headlines Friday's news.

Manchester City confirmed that Sergio Aguero sustained injuries in a car accident on Thursday. (REPORT)

Dele Alli has been suspended for one match for giving the middle finger last month while playing for England. (REPORT)

Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann, who has been linked with the now-vacant Bayern Munich job, says his only focus is on the upcoming match against Freiburg.

Friday Kickoff: Isco close to new Real deal; FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Dele Alli and more

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Real Madrid is moving closer to locking up one of the team's stars while a young English star is facing punishment from FIFA.

Club president Florentino Perez says Isco has agreed to a new deal with Real Madrid. (REPORT)

Perez also said that he is unhappy with the standard of refereeing in La Liga, adding that the recent suspension of Cristiano Ronaldo has shown the system needs fixing.

Monday Kickoff: Ibrahimovic, Griezmann, Kante and more

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One of the game's biggest stars spoke out after his injury, headlining Monday's news.

Following his season-ending injury, Zlatan Ibrahimovic took to Instagram to state that "giving up is not an option". (REPORT)

Yaya Toure hit out at the referees following Manchester City's FA Cup loss to Arsenal, adding that he hopes City's derby match against Manchester United can be played without refs.

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England star Dele Alli banned over crude finger gesture

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London (AFP) – Dele Alli has been given a one-game England ban after making an offensive gesture during his country’s World Cup qualifier against Slovakia.

Alli was hit with the punishment and fined 5,000 Swiss francs (£3,800) by world governing body FIFA following the incident in England’s win at Wembley last month.

England star Dele Alli banned over crude finger gesture

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London (AFP) – Dele Alli has been given a one-game England ban after making an offensive gesture during his country’s World Cup qualifier against Slovakia.

Alli was hit with the punishment and fined 5,000 Swiss francs (£3,800) by world governing body FIFA following the incident in England’s win at Wembley last month.

FIFA investigate Dele Alli middle finger gesture

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London (AFP) – FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli after the player was caught making an obscene gesture during an England match, the world governing body announced on Friday.

Alli stuck his middle finger up during the national side’s World Cup qualifier against Slovakia on Monday but said after the game the gesture had been directed at teammate Kyle Walker as a joke.

FIFA investigate Dele Alli middle finger gesture

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London (AFP) – FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli after the player was caught making an obscene gesture during an England match, the world governing body announced on Friday.

Alli stuck his middle finger up during the national side’s World Cup qualifier against Slovakia on Monday but said after the game the gesture had been directed at teammate Kyle Walker as a joke.

England: Dele Alli Claims He Didn’t Aim Middle Finger Salute At Referee, He Was Just ‘Mucking Around’ With Kyle Walker

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Dele Alli could be staring down the barrel of a FIFA suspension after giving somebody the middle finger during England's 2-1 win over Slovakia at Wembley last night.

The initial suspicion was that Alli was offering the salute to referee Clement Turpin after Martin Skrtel felled the England midfielder with an agricultural challenge only for the French official to wave play on.

England

England Squad Announced: Fabian Delph Earns Recall, Dele Alli Included Despite Lingering Possibility Of FIFA Ban

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The England squad for next month's double-bubble World Cup qualifiers against Slovenia and Lithuania has been announced and the big-ish news is that Fabian Delph has played his way to a well-earned recall.

The Man City man has found a new lease of life as an auxiliary utility midfielder-cum-full-back under Pep Guardiola this season, and has therefore been included in Gareth Southgate's selection despite not featuring for the Three Lions since November of 2015.

Devilish Alli confronts his England demons

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Glasgow (AFP) – England midfielder Dele Alli says he and his team-mates have had to revisit some “dark places” in order to come to terms with their humiliating Euro 2016 elimination by Iceland.

Alli was one of the 11 players who traipsed from the pitch in Nice last June after Iceland had condemned England to their most galling defeat since a 1-0 loss to the part-timers of the United States at the 1950 World Cup.