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Reflections On City: Different Manager, Same Spurs – Have We Moved On?

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The memories of last season's 6-0 defeat at Manchester City are hard to erase. The goals themselves, one conceded after 13 seconds, were bad enough but it was the manner of the capitulation that can still bring out a cold sweat in the middle of the night. In particular an image revealed by the TV of four or five Spurs players otherwise engaged as the whistle blew.

Reflections On City: Different Manager, Same Spurs – Have We Moved On?

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The memories of last season's 6-0 defeat at Manchester City are hard to erase. The goals themselves, one conceded after 13 seconds, were bad enough but it was the manner of the capitulation that can still bring out a cold sweat in the middle of the night. In particular an image revealed by the TV of four or five Spurs players otherwise engaged as the whistle blew.

Tim Throws His Gilet, Spurs Throw Away The NLD

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An age ago, or so it seems, Spurs beat Ars***L at the White Hart Lane with a scintillating performanceof power, commitment and creativity. It feels so distant and far away, so much time has passed, so much has changed, that dinosaurs must have walked the earth but chipping away at layers of sedimentto reveal the fossilised remains of what's left of this victory, I found the true date.

Tim Sherwood’s Back to Basics Approach Has Got Tottenham Scoring Again

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After enduring a different start to the 2013/14 season under Portuguese manager Andre Villas-Boas, Tottenham seem to have turned their fortunes around under new boss Tim Sherwood.

While Villas-Boas was in charge, Tottenham mainly used a 4-2-3-1 strategy, which left Soldado isolated up front.

Tim Sherwood’s Tactical Change and Reliance On Emmanuel Adebayor Shows Poor Judgment

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Following the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas, speculation has grown about the reintegration of Emmanuel Adebayor into the Tottenham side. In yesterday's League Cup match against West Ham, caretaker manager Tim Sherwood fielded a 4-4-2 formation with Adebayor and Jermain Defoe starting up top. The Togolese striker scored the game's initial goal, but West Ham's second half tactical changes stimulated a comeback that saw Spurs lose to the otherwise struggling Hammers for the second time in three months at home.

What A Waste

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Funny how these things turn out. I'm bashing out mypost-match piece after the Liverpool game, usual routine except I was hitting the keys so much harder than normally, castigating Villas-Boas, blaming Levy for a decade or more of lousy decisions and predicting our manager's sacking, at the very moment AVB was indeed being dismissed.

Monday Kickoff: Tottenham sack Villas-Boas; Juventus drawn in Europa League knockout round; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Tottenham's patience with André Villas-Boas has finally run out.

Early this morning, Tottenham released a short statement saying that they have reached an agreement by mutual consent for Villas-Boas to leave the club, ending his year and a half run in North London.

Tottenham Hotspur Sack Manager Andre Villas-Boas

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Tottenham Hotspur have sacked manager Andre Villas-Boas with immediate effect.

The club reports that:

"The Club can announce that agreement has been reached with Head Coach, Andre Villas-Boas, for the termination of his services. The decision was by mutual consent and in the interests of all parties.

The Long Dark Night of AVB’s Soul

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The dank days and chilly evenings of winter are already with usbut right now there is nowhere colder than the chilled marrowofAndre Villas-Boas's bones.The clocks have long since gone back but forhim the longdark night of the soul is fast approaching.

The six goal shambles of defeat against Manchester City violently suckedall meaning and purpose not just fromshell-shocked, traumatisedplayersbut from everything our manager holds dear.

The Sound of Sighlence

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You can tell how a game is going by the sound of the crowd, a surefire soundtrack as the game ebbs and flows. The exultation that greets a goal, unrestrained singing in celebration, the contented hubbub as the fans leave after a win or the sharp, bitter recrimination of defeat or worse, a side that is not trying.

Spurs and The Sound of the Crowd

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Even my wife noticed. "See your lot are doing what the manager wanted then." I watched Thursday'sEuropa League victory against Sheriff from the comfort of my sofa but the sound of the crowd came through loud and clear. The noisewas generated primarily by supporters sitting behind the Park Lane goal, the traditional Spurs 'end', who had bought tickets in a section allocated by the club forthe 1882 movement, a loose grouping of mainly younger fans who want to bring back the atmosphere to White Hart Lane.

Tottenham News: Villas-Boas Slams Those Criticizing His Decision on Lloris

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has slammed those criticizing his decision to allow goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to continue after the Frenchman's nasty collision with Everton striker Romelu Lukaku this weekend.

The French number one appeared to be completely knocked out on the pitch at Goodison Park in the second half after Lukaku's knee slammed into the side of his knee.

Spurs boss Villas Boas defends decision to leave Hugo Lloris on the pitch

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Tottenham manager Andre Villas Boast has stood by his decision to allow Hugo Lloris to continue in yesterday's draw at Everton despite being knocked unconscious. The Spurs physio and players appeared to think the goalkeeper should be subbed, but he refused to leave the pitch and forced Villas Boas into a rethink over his plans [.

Andre Villas-Boas Admits Defiant Hugo Lloris Couldn’t Remember Lukaku Blow & Insisted He Stayed On: Nightly Soccer Report

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Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas admitted Sunday that goalkeeper Hugo Lloris couldn't remember the blow he received to the head from Romelu Lukaku in the Everton-Spurs match, and that Lloris insisted that he play on in the match.

The surprising revelation from Villas-Boas underpins the argument that English football is notadequately prepared to handle concussions properly.

Tottenham News: AVB Praises Andros Townsend Following "Great Performance"

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Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has praised Andros Townsend following the winger's influential display in his team's 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Sunday.

Townsend has had a fantastic couple of weeks after he scored in England's decisive 4-1 victory over Montenegro and impressed in his national side's 2-0 win over Poland in midweek.

Andre Villas-Boas: Tottenham Will Bounce Back From Defeat

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Andre Villas-Boas has credited West Ham after they beat his Tottenham side 3-0 on Sunday.

The Spurs manager has stated that the Hammers deserved the three points, while he also said he is sure his team will bounce back against Aston Villa in their next Premier League game.

Although they created goalscoring chances, Tottenham couldn't find the net in the first half of a tightly-contested match.

Willian had already signed Spurs contract before deciding to join Chelsea

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It was already apparent that Willian had come pretty close to joining Spurs before deciding his future lay with Chelsea. But today it's emerged that he had actually signed for Andre Villas Boas' team. The Brazil international had signed a contract at White Hart Lane before his "change of heart", according to reports in The [.

This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

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By MICHAEL KLINE

André Villas-Boas will be looking for his first victory against his former club on Saturday morning, when Tottenham welcome Chelsea to White Hart Lane.

The Portuguese manager has earned a point in two meetings against Chelsea since taking over at Tottenham, but he will be hoping an improved side from last year will manifest into three points come Saturday.

The Top 5 Must-See Soccer Matches On Television This Weekend

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So, on the brink of another bumper weekend of soccer, we've scoured the globe (and the TV guides) to help pick the best five games for you to watch this weekend. So put your feet up and get ready to enjoy two huge local derbies, a guaranteed goal-fest and the return of a world class striker.

All kick off times are Eastern Time

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Video: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho takes a swipe at Spurs manager Andre Villas Boas

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has hit out at former protegee Andre Villas Boas as he prepares to face his Tottenham team. Tomorrow's clash will be the first time they have been in opposing dugouts, and Mourinho has taken the opportunity to make it clear that he no longer has any sort of friendship with the [.

Can Spurs Become True Title Contenders On Saturday?

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I saw a stat on Twitter earlier which I quickly passed on to my WhatsApp group, which is full of Gooners, Chelsea and Millwall fans. Basically, they all hate Spurs.

@BBCSport: Spurs have conceded the fewest of any team in Europe's top five leagues so far this season.

I was quickly shot down, 'You've played Cardiff and Palace and a load of teams with made up names that aren't even proper football clubs in the Europa League.

Tottenham vs. Chelsea Preview: Top Of Table Awaits Winner

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The Special one meets The Upcoming One in the early lunch time kick off on Saturday, where the winner will go straight to the top of the table.

This is the first time in which Jose Mourinho and Villas-Boas will face each other in opposing dugouts. Villas-Boas worked under Mourinho at Porto, Inter and Chelsea and aims to show how far he has come.

Photos: Spurs training ahead of Chelsea clash

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Preparing for their first derby match against Chelsea, @NChadli @chriseriksen8 and Erik in training today #THFC pic.twitter.com/zRe3fcYuMh Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 26, 2013 Tottenham have been training today ahead of their vital Premier League meeting with Chelsea on Saturday lunchtime.

Spurs boss Andre Villas Boas backs Juan Mata to re-establish himself in the Chelsea team

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Tottenham manager Andre Villas Boas has backed Juan Mata to reassert himself as a regular Chelsea starter just as he was during Villas Boas' time in charge. The Spurs boss said the Spain international has the talent to overcome being sidelined by Jose Mourinho and thinks he will soon be a key part of [.

Tottenham Manager Villas-Boas Confirms Turning Down PSG

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Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed that he was indeed approached by French giants PSG during the summer over the then-vacant managerial job. PSG had just lost Carlo Ancelotti to Real Madrid and they were looking for a new manager to take charge of the expensively assembled team. It was heavily rumoured that Villas-Boas was at the top of the list.

Spurs boss AVB: ‘Knowing Mourinho is no advantage for Chelsea match’

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Tottenham manager Andre Villas Boas says his previous work on Jose Mourinho's backroom staff will not give him any advantage as he prepares his side to face Chelsea this weekend. The two managers previously worked together at Stamford Bridge, but Villas Boas doesn't think that will have any impact on what happens on the pitch [.

Spurs boss Andre Villas Boas praises Paul Lambert’s youth policy at Aston Villa

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'The amount of players he has brought through is something remarkable, with results too' #THFC pic.twitter.com/PlTeQIVy3j Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 24, 2013 Tottenham manager Andre Villas Boas has praised Aston Villa counterpart Paul Lambert for successfully developing academy players into his first-team squad.

“One Nil To The Tottenham…”

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Sometimes youtake control and smash your opponentsinto the middle of next week. Sometimes you have to get your head down and just keep on going. This season's model, the AVB Mk2, keeps on rolling along. Creating chances at a steady rate throughout yesterday's match against Cardiff, in the end shot number 29 went in, well worth the wait as the supporters in the ground celebrated as madly as the players.

GIF It: Paulinho’s injury time winning goal (Cardiff 0-1 Tottenham)

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Spurs midfielder Paulinho scored a backheeled winner deep in injury time to earn his side three points away at Cardiff. The game seemed destined to finish goalless until the Brazil international popped up with this 93rd minute goal to make it a 0-1 win away win for Andre Villas Boas' side.

Tottenham could beat Arsenal and West Ham to Ciprian Marica signing

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Spurs are set to pip Premier League rivals Arsenal and West Ham to the signing of free agent Ciprian Marica. The Romania international appeared to be free to choose between acting as backup to Olivier Giroud at the Gunners or leading the line for the Hammers in Andy Carroll's absence. But the Sunday People reports [.

Video: Andre Villas Boas and Michael Dawson look forward to Spurs’ game against Cardiff

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Spurs manager Andre Villas Boas and captain Michael Dawson have both been talking about this weekend's trip to Cardiff. Villas Boas said: "We have started well in the league. It will be extremely important for us to get a win out of the game against Cardiff, understanding that they beat Man City and over there [.

Video: Spurs boss Andre Villas Boas tells you everything you need to know about Tromso

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Ahead of this evening's Europa League clash between the two teams, Spurs boss Andre Villas Boas is keen for you to know that he has done his homework. Allow him to give you a whistle-stop tour of the Norwegian side's recent games, league position, current form, previous Europa League performances and fixture list.

Tottenham Hotspur Projected Europa League Lineup Features Lamela

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As Tottenham Hotspur and Andre Villas-Boas kick off the new season of the Europe League, both will be aiming to enlarge their collection of silverware from the competition. Spurs who won the inaugural year of the competition in 1972 repeated the triumph in 1984. And Villas-Boas conquered the title in the 2010-11 with the Portuguese side Porto making him the only manager in the Group Stage this season who knows what it takes to go all the way.

Spurs linked with fresh move for Chelsea’s Juan Mata

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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 [.

Andre Villas Boas: ‘Spurs players’ careers are at risk’

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Tottenham manager Andre Villas Boas says his players are being forced to jeopardise their careers by the scheduling of this season's Capital One Cup. Following tomorrow night's Europa League clash with Tromso, Spurs face Cardiff City in the Premier League on Sunday just two days before their Capital One Cup third round clash with Aston [.

Eriksen Shows Spurs The Way

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Christian Eriksen's eye-catching debut provided the creative spark that has been missing from Tottenham Hotspur's season thus far.He was the focus of an easy win against Norwich, strolling through the massed ranks of yellow and green with the insouciantair of a man out for a pleasant afternoon walk.

Tottenham ‘plot transfer swoop’ for AC Milan’s Stephan El Shaarawy

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Tottenham are planning to bring AC Milan striker Stephan El Shaarawy to White Hart Lane in January, according to reports in the Sunday People. Andre Villas Boas is said to want to invest a large chunk of Gareth Bale's transfer fee in the 20-year-old Italy international. Spurs want extra firepower following the arrival of Roberto [.

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West Ham’s Sam Allardyce Decries Andre Villas-Boas’s “Immaturity”

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West Ham Manager Sam Allardyce has told talkSport that he felt Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas acted "immaturely" in his post match commentstoward reporter Neil Ashton of The Daily Mailnewspaper.

Allardyce said:

"You have to use the criticism as a motivational drive to show these people that they are wrong.

Why Chelsea's Clash with Tottenham Means Even More This Weekend

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The buildup to the highly anticipated match between Chelsea and Tottenham is getting juicer and juicier as kickoff nears. Chelsea visit White Hart Lane at 12:45pm BST tomorrow in a match that will see the winner momentarily earn a lone spot at the top of the Premier League table.

While the points available will be battled for on the pitch by two very talented teams, the managerial standoff that has been brewing this week has made tomorrow's kickoff even more enticing.

Villas-Boas, Entrenador del Tottenham Confirma Rechazo a Oferta de PSG

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El entrenador del Tottenham, Andre Villas-Boas ha confirmado que si fue contactado por el gigante francés, PSG durante el verano, para conversar acerca del entonces vacante puesto como entrenador. El PSG ha perdido recientemente a Carlo Ancelotti, que se fue al Real Madrid, y habían estado buscando un nuevo entrenador que tomara el cargo del equipo costosamente armado.