Not for the faint-hearted this one. Following in the limping footsteps of many a footballer giving us an intimate look at their injuries, Tottenham Hotspur's Sandro posted this picture on Twitter. The rather gruesome shot harbouring more staples than a stationery hoarder shows the midfielder's knee following his operation to reattach torn knee [.
Domination so complete, I have a crick in my neck from facing in the same direction for too long. Then, finally, Lloris's bank holiday stroll around his green and pleasant area is rudely interrupted. He saves well, low to his right, two hands. Being alert after long periods of inactivity is another of his many attributes.
Fulham vs Tottenham Goals 0-3 2012 Highlights Sandro Defoe Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Fulham vs Tottenham Goals 0-3 2012 Highlights Sandro Defoe Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Fulham vs Tottenham 2012 ( FFC Spurs VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Fulham vs Tottenham 0-3 ( Sandro, Defoe*2) Craven Cottage, London- Dec 1st, 2012- 15.
Ironic that The Glory Glory Nights, Martin Cloake and Adam Powley's luscious history of Spurs in Europe should arrive unexpectedly just before kick-off. I've preserved its shrink-wrapped beauty until now. Seemed wrong somehow to expose it to Spurs in Europe, the 2012 version.Borey Borey night, more like.
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has been charged with many failings during hisrelativelyshort career. These include being aloof and uncommunicative, out of his depth, obsessed with tactics and worst of all, not being Jose Mourinho or Harry Redknapp. Over the weekend came the ultimate condemnation AVB, you were seen in possession of a notebook.
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So after a moral boasting and much needed victory Thursday night against Slovenian champions Maribor in the Europa League, we turn our attention back to the domestic league with a hard trip to current Barclays Premier League champions Manchester City.
Even after all these years, you do wonder. Is it just us that so totally dominates one half then disappears so completely in the second? Or can other teams perform the Halloween Jekyll and Hyde routine?Spurseased past all Southampton resistance in the first half, playing some gorgeous flowing football in the process buthalfway through the secondperiod we were wobbling like a Weeble on speed.
The value of some performances transcends the goals, the points or the league table. Spurs victory at Old Trafford yesterday evening was infused with meaning that runs deep and will resonate long after the celebrations die down, although Isuspectthose who were fortunate enough to be there floated home rather than requiring any form of transport.
At the end of the QPR game, Andre Villas-Boas looked to reassure fans by claiming that Sandro's injury wasn't as serious as feared. The Brazilian hobbled off after 26 minutes of our match with QPR but AVB's comments suggested that he may be fit enough to take his place in the line up for Sunday's game with Manchester United.
Head coach Andre Villas-Boas was giving little away at yesterday's press conference but the important news is that midfielder Sandro is fit to keep his place in the side after an injury scare at the weekend.
"Everyone is okay apart from the longer-term injuries," said Andre as the club confirmed Sandro's availability on the official website.
Our Brazilian ‘enforcer' Sandro has been back to his brilliant best this season and it was a concern for many fans to see the midfielder taken off during the win over West Ham at the weekend. With Moussa Dembele returning to full fitness, head coach Andre Villas-Boas may be anxious to reunite his first choice central pairing but what are Sandro's chances?
Some unlikely names have been mentioned in connection with a move to Spurs this month but could there be any truth in the rumour that the club are set to battle it out with Arsenal in a bid to sign West Ham's Mohamed Diame?
As a defensive central midfielder, it's an obvious link to make as cover for Sandro, particularly when the fee involved could be as little as £3.
Rumours of a possible departure for Jake Livermore had started before the Transfer Window had even begun but a twist of fate this week may well see him stay at White Hart Lane until the end of the season at least.
Queens Park Rangers were the main name in the frame but earlier this week, their manager Harry Redknapp felt that a deal was unlikely.
With Sandro ruled out until the end of the season, much will depend on Scott Parker in central midfield as Spurs enter the last fifteen games of the season. Scott has only just returned from his own long term injury problems but the player says he feels fit and sharp after the lay off.
"On a personal level I feel fine, really good," said Scott on the club's official website.
I thought that was going to be the most painful result of the season thus far. To hammer the league leaders like that and come away with nothing from the game would have been extremely hard to take. While the first half was a bit more even, Spurs absolutely dominated Sir Alex Ferguson's men in the second and although it looked as if it would be another setback for Tottenham in their bid to become one of the established big four, that turned out not to be the case.
Sandro's injury is the only addition to a Spurs list that continues to include central defenders William Gallas and Younes Kaboul. Head coach Andre Villas-Boas shared his thoughts on Sandro's knee surgery while stating that Sunday's game was ‘too soon' for Gallas to feature.
"It might be a bit too soon for William, we're assessing his return to squad training this week," said AVB.
Our Brazilian midfielder would have caused some concerns when he limped out of Saturday's game with QPR after just 26 minutes and Sandro's tweet later in the day raised those concerns about any long term damage ahead of some vital fixtures.
‘Hi Guys I'm in some pain at the moment! On my way to hospital for a scan now so fingers crossed it's good news.
Spurs playing away to QPR brought back some unhappy memories of last season and that 1-0 defeat, courtesy of old boy Adel Taraabt. While Tottenham will argue that we deserved the win, QPR parked the bus effectively and could have snatched the game with a prolific centre forward leading the line.
Last season's loss came in the middle of a run of poor results that ultimately saw us lose third place and after the match Scott Parker, who had been an early substitute for the injured Sandro, said that the players were determined not to slip up again.
Goal scoring was never the main focus of Scott Parker's game but a rare strike from our midfielder would have been welcome – even if it did come in an under 21 Premier League match against Aston Villa.
Scott made his second appearance as an overage player – by some 11 years – and scored the first goal in a comfortable 3-0 win last night.
Scott Parker used the unlikely setting of Tottenham's under 21 Premier League tie with Sunderland to make a return to footballing action and after coming through unscathed, the 32 year old is looking at a possible place in Spurs' first team squad for Swansea this weekend.
The issue for Scott is the people in front of him and in particular Sandro, who has returned to his immense best after his 2011-12 campaign was itself beset by injury.
The injury news continues to be positive for Spurs as several first team players look set to return to action and the first man back could be Scott Parker. The England international has yet to feature this season after an Achilles problem and although head coach Andre Villas-Boas suggested that he won't be rushed back, Scott's importance to the squad was made clear.
Spurs face Liverpool tonight in what has the potential to be a thrilling encounter at White Hart Lane. Spurs are coming off the back of a very impressive performance when beating West Ham on Sunday and should be full of confidence coming into this encounter. Liverpool should also come into the match in positive mood as they are now on a run of eight games unbeaten following a very slow start to the season.
Tottenham's defensive midfield could have a new look to it very shortly as some positive news regarding injuries started to come through yesterday. Moussa Dembele was the first name in question and although there has been no confirmation from the club, the player's personal physio may have broken the positive report.
Brazilian international Sandro is back to his immense best at White Hart Lane after an unchallenged period on the right side of defensive midfield. In the absence of Scott Parker, who largely became first choice in that slot in 2011-12, Sandro has returned to his best form and he's undoubtedly an important part of the side.
In Defence of Kyle Walker A Player Analysis is a post from: Just Football
One of the more distressing themes toTottenham'searly season campaign has been theinconsistencyof last year's PFA Young Player of the Year, Kyle Walker. Walker was at fault on Spurs' first conceded goal of the season, aDembaBastrike at St.
Brazil take on Colombia in a friendly on Wednesday in the Metlife stadium, New Jersey. The Seleção are without Marcelo, Alex Sandro, Adriano and Hulk who are all injured. Chelsea's David Luiz, Ramires and Oscar should all start. See the Brazil squad in full here Brazil (probable): Diego Alves, Daniel Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Fábio Santos, Paulinho, Ramires, Oscar, Kaká, Lucas Moura (Thiago Neves), Neymar Coach: Mano Menezes Colombia (possible): David Ospina, Carlos Valdés, Cristián Zapata, Mario Yepes, Pablo Armero, Juan Valencia, Fredy Guarín, Aldo Ramírez, Macnelly Torres, James Rodríguez, Falcao García Coach: José Pekerman Date: 14 November 2012 Kick-off: 00:30 (London), 22:30 (Brasília) Venue: Metlife stadium, New Jersey
Coach Mano Menezes has named his squad for the friendly against Colombia in New Jersey. Chelsea's David Luiz, Ramires and Oscar have been included as well as Tottenham's Sandro Ranieri. Kaká keeps his place after decentperformancesagainst Iraq and Japan. The match is Brazil's 1000th outing and their last appearance of 2012.
Real Madrid midfielder Kaká has been recalled to Brazil's national team for the friendlies against Iraq in Malmo, Sweden on 11th October and Japan in Breslávia, Poland five days later. Kaká has not appeared in a Brazil shirt since June 2010 when the seleção went out to Holland in the quarter-finals of the World Cup in South Africa.
At this point in the season, there are usually quite a few injury concerns, so on the whole Arsenal are not doing too badly. There are two players who will definitely not be able to play against Tottenham on Sunday, and one who will have a late fitness test. That puts the Gunners in a better position than Spurs, who have four players on the treatment table.
There's no news yet with regards to Sandro's expected return from injury but the surgery that was required following the cruciate and meniscus damage which he suffered against QPR suggests that he may be absent for some time.
Meanwhile the player has spoken for this first time since the surgery took place.
Sandro says we can win the Premiership this year. Shall I tell him it ain't gonna happen, or will you? . The JimmyG2 Column . And so we bid farewell to 2012, yet another year of hope and heartbreak. We seem to have been washed up by the cross currents and tides in exactly the same place as we were last year, in the Champions' League places.
Tottenham's Brazilian midfielder Sandro scored only his second goal in club colours with his 35 yard effort at Fulham on Saturday. The strike proved to be the winner in a match where Jermain Defoe's double sealed the points and took us back into the Champions League positions.
Sandro's goal was similar to his previous one at Chelsea in 2010-11 – it had a different trajectory but was no less powerful and the player says he will be looking to shoot on sight more often.