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World Cup Preview: Group H Players to Watch

Eight by Eight | Posted 08.05.2014 | Sports
Eight by Eight

An attacking midfielder or winger, Sofiane Feghouli has many admirers in European football -- including one Arséne Wenger, who referred to the Valencia man as "exceptional" and "a beast."

Lloris Heads to World Cup After Standout Season With Europa-bound Spurs

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 07.19.2014 | Sports
Rob Kirkpatrick

No club wants to have a goalkeeper stand out as its best player. Tottenham's Hugo Lloris said as much late in the season. "If the goalkeeper is man of the match, then it means the team didn't do the job properly."

Spurs Steady the Ship With Two Wins and a Draw in Seven Days

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 02.09.2014 | Sports
Rob Kirkpatrick

A week has done wonders for the outlook of Tottenham Hotspur supporters. After the 6-0 disaster at the Etihad, Spurs responded by taking seven out of a possible nine points.

Lloris Knocked Out, Stays On, as Scoreless Spurs Go 99' for Hard-earned Point at Goodison Park

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Rob Kirkpatrick

Given the increasing awareness of the long-term effects of sports-related brain trauma, AVB and the Tottenham staff find themselves the subject of widespread criticism after the incident.

AVB Indicts Home Fans After Controversial Penalty Against Hull City Moves Tottenham to 4th in Table

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Rob Kirkpatrick

Going after the fans is almost always a losing proposition in any sport, but give AVB some points for his honesty.

Tottenham's Sudden Star Leads Spurs Past Hosts Aston Villa

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 12.22.2013 | Sports
Rob Kirkpatrick

The win will wash away some of the bad taste left from Tottenham's shocker of a loss to the Hammers, which stands as the difference between fifth in the table (where Spurs now sit) and first (where they would be had they defeated West Ham).

Cracks Appear at White Hart Lane as Hammers Shock Spurs With Three Second-Half Strikes

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 12.07.2013 | Sports
Rob Kirkpatrick

Heading into last week's match against Chelsea, many around the league were talking up Tottenham's title chances. After this weekend's debacle against lowly West Ham, it's hard to see Spurs as legitimate contenders for even a Top 4 finish.

Torres and 'Tonghen Tangle, Mata Makes His Case as Chelsea Fight Back for Draw at Tottenham

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Rob Kirkpatrick

Let's put any thoughts of a Tottenham title challenge on hold for the time being, shall we?

Paulinho's Winner Rescues AVB and Spurs from Frustration Against Cardiff City

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 11.23.2013 | Sports
Rob Kirkpatrick

By now, we can see a familiar pattern emerging for Spurs, that of the two center mids in Paulinho and Moussa Dembele and center halves Jan Vertonghen and Michael Dawson dominating the middle of the pitch.

Spurs Hold Onto High Hopes Despite Derby Day disappointment

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 11.04.2013 | Sports
Rob Kirkpatrick

Tottenham supporters can take comfort that all is not lost following Spurs' 1-0 defeat in today's North London Derby.