What am I doing here? How did I end up in this shabby part of north London on a freezing cold night? And why are there hundreds of other people shuffling along in this queue?
It was the sort of game that by the time you get to the station, you've forgotten all about it. Shame really: a cup semi-final, one step from Wembley, should produce a bit of edge but this dismal performance sucked the tension from the air along with any semblance of spark or originality.
Tottenham hope to bring Chelsea star Juan Mata to White Hart Lane in January, according to reports in the Daily Express. The Blues playmaker is by no means a guaranteed starter under Jose Mourinho, and Andre Villas Boas is reportedly hoping to capitalise on that by offering the Spaniard an exit route when the transfer [.
Erik Lamela joined his new team-mates at the Training Centre today #THFC pic.twitter.com/FjfNzl3U9u Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 30, 2013 New Tottenham signing Erik Lamela joined the squad for his first training session today. The Â£31m man, who has joined from Roma, trained with his new team-mates at Spurs Lodge ahead of Sunday's north London [.
Dinamo Zagreb wonderkid Alen Halilovic has agreed terms with Tottenham, according to reports in the Croatian media. The 17-year-old startlet has been linked with a move to White Hart Lane all summer, but it has not yet materialised. Croatian news website Jutarnji List reports that a Â£12.8m deal is now within sight after personal terms [.
Al-Qaeda have become involved in the transfer rumours linking Gareth Bale with a switch to Real Madrid by launching an anti-semitic attack on Tottenham. Reports in the Italian media claim that the leader of a Yemeni Al-Qaeda cell, Ahmed Al Dossari, has used Spurs' negotiations with Real as an excuse for a rant about Jews.
New Spurs signing Roberto Saldado has touched down in the UK after arriving at Stansted Airport on a Ryanair flight yesterday evening. The Â£26m posed for a photo with Stansted worker and Tottenham fan Steve Smith as he made his way off the plane. Perhaps the funniest aspect of the story is the reaction of [.
Tottenham have turned down an offer of cash plus their choice of several Real Madrid stars for Gareth Bale. Argentina international winger Angel Di Maria is among the players that Spurs have been offered, but the north London side are still refusing to contemplate letting Bale leave. They want to offer the 23-year-old a new [.
Tottenham fans may take a collective sigh of relief as it looks like Gareth Bale is set to stay with the club. He has again hinted that he won't leave North London in the summer, this time by declaring that he thoroughly enjoys playing under new manager Andre Villa-Boas. The Footballer of the Year has been heavily linked with a move abroad to Real Madrid.
When it comes to engaging and interacting with his fan base, Arsenal man Lukas Podolski isn't shy at all. The German international has quickly become a fan favorite in North London because of his activity on social media, and it seems as if he has no plan to slow down anytime soon.
Podolski seemingly won over the fans of Arsenal last season when he documented his black taxi tour throughout London via Twitter.
North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham are set for a January transfer battle over French full-back Sebastien Corchia. As we reported yesterday, the Sochaux right-back also comfortable at left-back has made it clear that a move in the next transfer window is a distinct possibility. The 22-year-old was linked with a move to [.
Arsene Wenger says he thinks he was only able to bring Mesut Ozil to Arsenal because Spurs sold Gareth Bale to Real Madrid. He said he was surprised that Real Madrid were prepared to let the Germany international leave and thinks the arrival of Bale from Spurs must have been the reason for that. He [.
Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs said even Tottenham supporters should have jumped for joy when they found out Mesut Ozil was joining the Gunners. He immediately had a change of heart deciding that his side's north London rivals probably weren't so excited at news of the signing but maintained that you didn't have to [.
He used to be accused of only buying French players, but now Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is considering two more additions to his growing collection of Germans. According to the Daily Mirror, Wenger is plotting moves for midfielders Ilkay Gundogan, of Borussia Dortmund, and Lars Bender, of Bayer Leverkusen.
The most expensive footballer of all-time, Gareth Bale, says he would have left Tottenham for Real Madrid even if his former club had qualified for the Champions League last season. Spurs were pipped to fourth place and Champions League football by north London rivals Arsenal last term. But Bale says he would have still left [.
Arsenal signing Mathieu Flamini says he feels like he's come home after returning for a second stint with the Gunners. The Frenchman, snapped up on a free transfer this summer, made his second debut in last weekend's north London derby win over Spurs. And after Jack Wilshere's illness pushed him into the team perhaps a [.
I am in north London talking about Gareth Bale's penis. It's huge, according to the three Tottenham Hotspur supporters seated across from me. We are in a vintage clothing shop recording a football podcast, even though I'm woefully under-qualified to talk football. I appreciate the game but I'm American: tactics are lost on me.
Tottenham captain Michael Dawson has called on the squad to "put it right" after last weekend's north London derby defeat to Arsenal. He wants the side to bounce-back from the loss with victory against Norwich in their next Premier League game. He said: "We know what it means to everyone and it's a tough one [.
How do you feel about @MesutOzil1088 joining #Arsenal? Leave your messages for Mesut using the #OzilIsAGunner hashtag pic.twitter.com/fBm41X2pyt Arsenal.com (@Arsenal) September 2, 2013 Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy called Real Madrid president Florentino Perez in a bid to stop him selling Mesut Ozil to Arsenal, according to reports in the Spanish media.
Multi-millionaire footballers have all sorts of ways to celebrate victory over their fiercest rivals. Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny marked yesterday's 1-0 win over Spurs in the north London derby by making a video of himself playing We Won The League At White Hart Lane on his piano and uploading it to Facebook.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is hoping to add "super players" to his squad on transfer deadline day. The Gunners have reportedly bid Â£42.5m for Real Madrid star Mesut Ozil, and he seems likely to be one of the big-name players Wenger is after. Speaking after yesterday's north London derby win over Tottenham, Wenger [.
Spurs have released a video of their players arriving at the Emirates Stadium ahead of this afternoon's north London derby against Arsenal. The footage was posted on the club's official Instagram account around one hour and 20 minutes ahead of kick-off.
Decent piece in Sport Magazine this morning.Thanks @Sportmaguk #OwnIt http://t.co/LTeZEbDIoc pic.twitter.com/P4dlu1gWI3 Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) August 16, 2013 Talk about a loaded question. In an interview in today's north London derby match programme, somebody at Arsenal's media team asked Jack Wilshere: "Which team would you never play for?
Transfer-hater Arsene Wenger has suggested that Tottenham have bought too many players this summer. The Arsenal boss, under-fire for his own lack of transfer activity, thinks an influx of new arrivals at White Hart Lane could have a destabilising effect on Andre Villas Boas' team. Speaking ahead of Sunday's north London derby, he said: "There [.
Here's the scene at London Colney, where Arsene Wenger's arrival is imminent. Our cameras are all set up #AFCvTHFC pic.twitter.com/FOXZzaMrTn Arsenal.com (@Arsenal) August 30, 2013 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is confident of making signings before the transfer window closes on Monday. But the Frenchman said he will not be making panic buys.
Ian Wright has dismissed the transfer fees being touted ahead of Gareth Bale's move to Real Madrid as "ridiculous". The Arsenal legend praised the Spurs star's ability but was clearly struggling to work out precisely what the Welshman is expected to produce in order to justify he price tag. Wright said: "Fantastic player.
An Arsenal fan is urging fellow supporters to follow his "no pints, no programmes and no pies" manifesto ahead this weekend's north London derby against Tottenham. The supporter said he didn't want to let the players down by boycotting the team and doesn't think protest scarves have any impact at boardroom level.
Brazil international Bernard, reportedly a transfer target for both Arsenal and Spurs, is currently in London. The Â£22m rated midfielder has been strongly linked with a move to the Gunners and, to a lesser extent, their north London rivals. Now he's posted this photograph on Instagram three hours ago at the time of writing [.
Colombian midfielder Sebastian Perez is due to start a trial at Arsenal today. The Atletico Nacional youngster is expected in north London to allow Arsene Wenger to run the rule over him ahead of a potential Â£5m switch. He caught the eye of Gunners scout while playing for Colombia in the Under-20 FIFA World Cup [.
Former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue is looking forward to a party upon his return to his old stomping ground. The Ivory Coast international is back in north London to play in the Emirates Cup with current club Galatasaray and it sounds like he's going to make that cause for celebration. He said: "To be [.
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been reminiscing about former team-team Emmanuel Eboue ahead of a reunion this weekend. The Gunners face Eboue's Galatasaray in the Emirates Cup on Sunday. The Ivory Coast international was a firm favourite with colleagues and fans alike before leaving for Turkey in 2011.
Arsenal look set to bid for Brazil star Bernand after scouting him in last night's Copa Libertadores final second-leg. The 20-year-old helped his Atletico Mineiro side to overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit against Paraguay's Olimpia to win South America's equivalent of the Champions League on penalties.
Keen to increase incidences of cheating and biting in North London, Arsenal have ramped up their interest in Luis Suarez by submitting an official bid of Â£40,000,001. The extra pound is not a meagre tip, but a means of activating a clause in the Uruguayan's contract that stipulates he must be informed of any offers above Â£40m.
Benfica have told Eduardo Salvio's various Premier League suitors that a bid of Â£34m will be needed to sign him. Arsenal have reportedly joined Manchester City and Spurs in the race for the 23-year-old winger. But Benfica are hoping to dampen the interest in the Argentina international by giving him a whopping asking price.
Arsenal are on the verge of completing the Â£21m signing of Brazil international Bernard. The Atletico Mineiro player will become the Gunners' first major signing this summer, according to reports in the London Evening Standard. The Brazilian has reportedly agreed a take home pay packet of Â£50,000-a-week with the north London side and is expected [.
Arsenal are clearly in the market for a striker this summer. The Gunners have been linked with Gonzalo Higuain, Luis Suarez, Wayne Rooney and a host of other forwards. Whoever Arsene Wenger gets, he'll hope they work out better than this bunch of no-hopers. The Frenchman has signed his share of dodgy strikers in his [.
Big brand Twitter accounts are usually careful to avoid offending large constituencies of potential customers, which makes it all the more surprising that the Tesco Mobile account appears to have picked a side in the north London derby. Asked by one Twitter user whether the Spurs would make the top four next season, Tesco Mobile [.