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Tottenham Hotspur

Bye,bye Mr.Modric.

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Whatever you do boys,don't look down! The JimmyG2 Column  I sometimes think of Spurs as one of those cartoon characters who, during a hot pursuit , run straight over the edge of the precipice and keep on running. They're fine as long as they don't look down. Then of course they suddenly realise how high up they are with nothing beneath them and though the legs keep whirring down they plunge.

Van der Vaart uses Bergkamp as role-model

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Rafael van de Vaart is player at Tottenham, but also a VIP sponsor. The former Ajax midfielder rented a VIP box in White Hart Lane for his family. During the CL match vs Werder Bremen, he sat there himself, being slightly injured. The speakers in the box, designed to allow [read more]

Real Madrid

Spurs have real test against Madrid

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Today's Champions League draw threw up some surprises, and arguably left football fans salivating in equal measure.

Many had hoped to avoid the much-fancied Barcelona who are red-hot favourites to emerge as European champions once again, but after Gary Lineker suggested that each ball was of the same temperature, the draw itself presented some mouth-watering ties.

El Clasico: Real Madrid v Barcelona

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They don't get any bigger than this. Barcelona v Real Madrid on a special Monday night.

Real Madrid enter the game with 32 points from its 12 games, while Barcelona has picked up 31 points.

It is a fascinating game on so many levels. You have the political aspect of Barcelona versus Madrid.

Ditching the Dutch

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As of 12:30am on 2010-09-07 Singapore Time, Rafa Van Der Vaart's website still lists him as a Madridista. He may have served us only for a couple of seasons, but I'll always be thankful for what he's given us..
As the hours wound down to close the transfer window shut across Europe last week, so of course did the final squad lineup of Real Madrid take shape: with Royston Drenthe going out on loan to newly-promoted (another term for ‘relegation battler') Hercules and Rafael Van De Vaart making his buzzer-beating transfer to Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs Midfield Will Better Arsenal’s if Van De Vaart Signs

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Transfer Deadline Day (TDD) is always a letdown. OK, so your club might sign a new left back, but that's about as interesting as it gets.

This year was no exception. TDD ‘highlights' were Sunderland paying £13 million for a unprolific Ghanaian, an ex-Fulham boss signing a Fulham player, Spurs POSSIBLY signing someone and AC Milan offering buckets of cash for a couple of has-beens.

REAL MADRID RUN CIRCLES around Sportin Gijon(who?)

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MADRID, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Real Madrid new boy Rafael van der Vaart scored a hat-trick to help the champions thrash promoted Sporting Gijon 7-1 in the Primera Liga on Wednesday.

Sporting were subjected to a 6-1 beating at home to Barcelona on Sunday and were quickly on the back foot at the Bernabeu as Netherlands midfielder Van der Vaart completed his hat-trick in the 46th minute.

Champions League

Only 31 games to go

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All quiet on the surface. Plenty going on down below It could just be me but this season seems to have been going on for ages and yet a glance at the league reveals just seven games played. Only 31 games to go then. Can we last the pace? Supporters and fans I mean not our highly trained, clean living, squad of athletes.

Week 8: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Good for the three London teams in the Champions League, bad refereeing decisions in England and Alex Ferguson in the ugly section again. These and more stories feature in our football review of the week for learners of English who love football.

Week 8: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Dear Mr.Van de Vaart

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                     Synchronise watches men. This is the ´Big Time Dear Mr.Van de Vaart, Welcome to the Premiership and your new home at White Hart Lane. We quite like Dutchmen at Spurs; well some of them anyway, Edgar Davids and Martin Jol spring to mind. Others we are not so fond of, Denis Bergkamp and Robin Van Persie for a start.

Signed sealed delivered, hes ours.

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                                An oven ready, time served, Champions' League, International, top player arrived by special late delivery. A man who finished the recent World Cup Final on the losing side but with the Captain's armband; a man of impeccable credentials with a fine goalscoring record throughout his career at every level; a man that will bring distinction and

Real Madrid vs Olympique Lyon Preview

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When was the last time Real Madrid made it through to the Quarter final of the Champions League ? Right, you probably cannot remember. Its now been six, yes six years since the former European powerhouse appeared in the last eight of Europe's prestigious club tournament and coming into tonight's game on the back of a 1-0 deficit, coach Manuel Pellegrini will make sure his quarter of a billion Euro stars see off Lyon.

The Rest

Euro 2012: Ronaldo double lifts Portugal past winless Dutch, Germans cruise

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Cristiano Ronaldo had endured a rough European Championship tournament heading into Sunday's final group match against the Netherlands, but he picked the perfect time to wake up and start finding the net.

Ronaldo notched a pair of goals during a masterful performance to help lead Portugal to a 2-1 victory against the Netherlands that secured Portugal's place in the Euro quarterfinals.

Harry plugs the leaks and stops the rot.

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The rot has been identified, treated and stopped. The JimmyG2 Column  Perhaps a dangerous moment to survey our season so far but then Spurs supporters live their lives on the edge of danger and under the threat of an imminent headlong plunge into the icy waters. Do I exaggerate? You know very well that I do not.

Main Listening Report: Review of the Premier League 2011

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The 2011 Premier League season has come to an end and the winners and losers have been decided. On this week's main report we take a look back at some of the highs and lows of the English football season.

'Dutchman from Real Madrid; Tribute blog'

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     If we had lost the game against FC.Twente on Wednesday that would have been three defeats in eight days in three different competitions. Such is the fine line between Cheshire cat grinning and Tabby cat kicking in our household. So following on from the Van de Vaart Variety Show in midweek we had the Rafael Recovery Roadshow against Villa.

Van Persie – I want to score 30 goals next season and be as good as Messi!

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The Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie spent most of last season injured after damaging his ankle while playing in a "friendly" with Holland, but that may work in his favour now as he is fresh and ready to prove how good a striker he really is on the world stage. And despite Wenger comparing him [...]

Robben's celebration is a statement

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The Dutch double down. I think Robben's celebration is a pointed reminder of how Real treats its Dutch contingent and how unsettled is its future.

The arrival of Kaka, Ronaldo, and Benzema is Real's 2.0 version of the Galacticos necessary to wrest the Liga back from Barca and put Real back as favourites to win the CL but we can also argue that it is a calculated move to undo the club's Dutch policy that has cost them a not insubstantial amount of €120m over three years to ransack players from one country - Van Nistelrooy, Van Der Vaart, Wesley Sneijder, Arjen Robben, Huntelaar, and Drenthe for very little gain.