If a club wins both the home fixture and the away fixture during a league season then they are said to have "done the double" over that side. In the Premier League during the 2012/2013 season 16 of the 20 sides did the double over a rival.
The following lists show the teams that each club in the Premier League managed to do the double against.
It seems that whichever way you look at it, Arsenal are better than Tottenham. This will not come as a major surprise to the red and white part of North London or the Gooners all over the world, but it seems like the boys from the lane keep forgetting. It's strange that we haven't heard much bravado or claims of dominance since the Premier League finished.
Even though the Champion's League dream didn't come to fruition in the end, and despite whatever Adrian Durham says, I think most Spurs fans would agree that Andre Villas-Boas' first season at the Lane has been a success. Although Gareth Bale was the obvious star of the team, AVB deserves credit beyond simply getting Bale to play at an outstanding level.
One of Real Madrid's biggest targets if not their biggest target this summer Spurs' Welsh superhero Gareth Bale. His spectacular displays for his North London outfit have made him a prized commodity, so much of one that precious few clubs could afford him. Madrid President Florentino Perez is more than an admirer of Bale categorically focused on convincing him of a move to the Spanish capital.
Tottenham Hotspur are looking for a new striker to lead them into Champions League spots next season. The London-based club were close to making it into the big dance again this term, however, local rivals Arsenal bested them by one point to take fourth place and the final qualifying position.
Last season, Welsh winger Gareth Bale was the team's hero and leading scorer.
Tottenham midfielder Andros Townsend has been suspended by the English Football Association and fined £18,000 subject to an appeal.
"At an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, Tottenham Hotspur's Andros Townsend was suspended from all football and football activity for a period of four months, subject to any appeal, backdated to the 23 May 2013 when the player voluntarily withdrew from the England Under-21 squad," read the statement from The FA.
It's been a bad day for Tottenham Hotspur. FC Porto have announced that they've sold striker Joao Moutinho to Monaco for a transfer fee of £21 million. The White Hart Lane club were reportedly within minutes of signing Moutinho last summer, but failed to beat the deadline to bring the highly-sought after footballer to England.
While many of the Premier League's big boys have headed off to the USA for post-season tours, Tottenham travelled to Bahamas to face Jamaica. In this age of wall-to-wall football coverage, there's surprisingly footage from Spurs' Caribbean venture. But one supporter captured this proof that not everything Gareth Bale attempts comes off at the moment.
The Express has reported that David Villa has agreed to switch from Barcelona to London this summer. In the report, the disclosed information is based on news coming from Spanish radio station Cadena Ser. It's believed that Spur would pay £15 million (over $23 million) to acquire Villa.
The Daily Mailalso reportedthat Tottenham is keen on 19-year-oldRNK Split striker and Croatia U21 international Ante Rebic for £5 million (almost $7,700,000) and Aston Villa's Christian Benteke, as well.
Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke says he "won't necessarily accept" being told he has to stay at the club. The Belgium international was Villa's star man this season. Without his goals, Paul Lambert's side would probably have been relegated. While that has made him a hero at Villa Park, Benteke says he would have no [.
On the eve of Tottenham Hotspur's post-season friendly against Jamaica in The Bahamas, Spurs hope to renew their efforts to sign Brazil's Leandro Damiao as well as Spanish international Roberto Soldado.
At the same time, Tottenham are expected to lose William Gallas (on a free transfer), Scott Parker, Tom Huddlestone and Emmanuel Adebayor according to the report mentioned below inThe Guardiannewspaper.
Spurs star Gareth Bale is set to sign an improved contract and stay at the club for another season on the condition that he is allowed to move at the end of next season. The new deal will see Bale pocket £130,000 and will be announced shortly, according to the Evening Standard. But the [...]
Tottenham will have to pay Wigan £15million to secure the services of highly sought after James McCarthy. The Republic of Ireland international is considered to be one of the finest midfielders outside the Premier League's top five and seems certain to move on after the Latics' relegation to the Championship.
Tottenham Hotspur are set to announce that Gareth Bale has agreed a new £130,000 per week contract that will allow him to leave White Hart Lane next summer if a club comes in with a bid in excess of £50 million, according to a report in the Evening Standardnewspaper.
The newspaper reports that Bale has committed his future to Tottenham, and that he'll remain at White Hart Lane until next summer at the earliest.
Tottenham Sunderland 1-0 Highlights 2013 Gareth Bale goal vs Sunderland Video Vaughan Red Card is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Tottenham Sunderland 1-0 Highlights 2013 Gareth Bale goal vs Sunderland Video Vaughan Red Card is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Tottenham vs Sunderland 2013 ( Spurs SAFC VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Tottenham vs Sunderland 1-0 ( Gareth Bale) White Hart Lane, London- 19 May, 2013- 16.
If Carlo Ancelotti leaves Paris Saint-Germain to become manager at Real Madrid, the owners of the Ligue Un club would be very keen to speak with Andre Villas-Boas about moving to France, according to a report in the Evening Standardnewspaper.
According to the newspaper article,
"Villas-Boas is happy in north London but remains an ambitious coach who would be keen to listen to PSG's Qatari owners, who have plans to make the French club one of the most powerful in Europe.
As the transfer season is now in full swing, one player that will arguably be crucial to the plight of several leading Premier League teams is James McCarthy. A skilled midfielder who has certainly achieved all he can at Wigan, the question as to where he ends up next season must be occupying the minds of numerous managers across Europe.
Watch all 31 goals that Gareth Bale scored for Tottenham Hotspur and Wales during the 2012-13 season.
Bale, who won the PFA Player of the Year Award for 2012-13, scored his first goal of last season in August for Wales and continued scoring throughout the season up until the final match of the season, where he netted a goal against Sunderland.
Real Madrid President Florentino Perez is trying to unsettle Gareth Bale by saying that the Welsh footballer was"born to play in Madrid."
Perez was quoted in Spanish newspaper Marca. And the quote comes hot on the heels of Gareth Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett saying that "If Florentino Perez is interested in Gareth Bale it would be an honor and we would listen, but his contract is with Tottenham.
Ten days ago, the Evening Standard newspaper reported that Gareth Bale was on the verge of signing a new contract with Tottenham Hotspur worth £130,000 a week. However, Bale's agent has revealed that Bale is not close to signing a new deal at White Hart Lane and that the player is ready to listen to offers from Real Madrid.
Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio was back on the warpath again after today's 1-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.
Di Canio says that the levels of "arrogance" and "ignorance" are worse than those he encountered at Swindon Town. The Sunderland boss didn't mince his words as he complained about the poor discipline at the club.
Tottenham are bracing themselves for an £85million bid from Real Madrid for winger Gareth Bale. The 2013 PFA Player of The Year has been much courted by the Spanish giants amongst other clubs with Real Madrid President Florentino Perez insisting that the club are ready to make a world record £85million offer to secure his [.
Liverpool's proposed move for Real Madrid midfielder Jose Callejon could be scuppered by former manager Rafa Benitez, after Napoli entered the race for the Tottenham Hotspur target's signature. TalkSPORT reports how the 26-year-old is on the Serie 'A' club's summer radar, who are ready to rival the Premier League duo for the Spaniard's signature, by making an £8million bid when the transfer window reopens on July 1.
With or without Suarez Dodging the shadows of dependency - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
This summer is vital for Liverpool for more than just the Luis Suarez dilemma. The past season was a 'season-of-introspection' for the fans. A new manager came in and was given ample time to implant his ideas and philosophy at the expense of immediate results.
Gareth Bale's agent, Jonathan Barrett, pulled a bit of a gutsy move last night when he appeared on (notoriously pro-Real Madrid) MARCA TV's "Futboleros" chat show and told the hosts that he'd happily consider any offer Madrid honcho Florentino Perez made for his client this summer.
D.C. United is in desperate need for defensive help, and Ben Olsen has been very open about wanting to bring new faces in on trial. Therefore, it should be no surprise that United announced today that William Ekong, a Dutch center back with Nigerian heritage currently with Tottenham Hotspur, is on trial.
Liverpool is being linked with a summer move for Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson. SportsDirect News claims Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is monitoring the Icelandic midfielder's situation at White Hart Lane, and will ‘pounce' if a transfer opportunity arises this summer. Rodgers was close to bringing the player to Anfield last summer, but missed out on the 23-year-old when he opted for Spurs instead of Liverpool.
You need to push a little bit harder love. . The JimmyG2 Column. . I'm still musing over the lessons and messages supplied by last season. The head says that we had a very good season under a new young manager with plenty to prove. With a transitional squad in a transitional season we went to the very edge of success.
The end of the season is usually a time for reflection, but I wondered this year how much I really wanted to reflect on what had just come to pass. Let's be honest, this season was a bit rubbish. Yes, we again won the top-four trophy, and, yes, again, we humiliated Spurs in the process – but is this enough?
Recently promoted Ligue 1 side Monaco is wasting no time making its intentions known signing Porto's midfield duo Joao Moutinho and James Rodriguez for a combined €70m. Both players have agreed to five-year deals with the club.
Porto said Rodriguez was valued at €45m and Moutinho at €25m, with the deal "the biggest in Portuguese football history.
Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Sunderland Premier League 19th May 2013
Gareth Bale produced yet another magnificent long-range strike to secure a late win for Spurs against Sunderland at White Hart Lane, but even that slice of genius wasn't enough to secure a Champions League berth next season.