Monthly Archives: August 2012

Hugo Lloris joins Tottenham Hotspur

Hugo Lloris

Hugo Lloris has joined Spurs in a dramatic deadline day deal from Olympique Lyonnais.

Lloris will sign a 4-year contract at Spurs. The deal is estimated to be worth €10m plus €5m in add-ons.

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Rafael van der Vaart leaves for Hamburg

Rafael van der Vaart

Rafael van der Vaart’s time at Spurs came to an end on Friday after Tottenham agreed a deal with HSV for the Dutch midfielder.

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Spurs draw Panathinaikos, Lazio and Maribor in Europa League

Europa League

Spurs will join Panathinaikos, Lazio and Maribor in Group J of the UEFA Europa League.

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Jermain Defoe signs new contract at Spurs

Jermain Defoe celebrates his goal at Newcastle

Jermain Defoe has signed a new three-year contract at Spurs which will see him at the club until 2015.

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Kaboul out for 4 months after undergoing knee surgery

Younes Kaboul

Spurs centre-back Younes Kaboul will be sidelined for 4 months after undergoing knee surgery.

The French defender did not feature in Spurs’ home draw against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

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Spurs sign Moussa Dembélé

André Villas-Boas and Moussa Dembélé

Tottenham Hotspur have signed Belgian midfielder Moussa Dembélé from Fulham.

On Tuesday Fulham accepted Spurs’ £15m bid, which matched the fee set in the player’s release clause.

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Tottenham Hotspur announce partnership with Real Madrid

Spurs and Real Madrid announce partnership

Surprising news accompanied the announcement of Luka Modric’s transfer. Spurs and Real Madrid have agreed a partnership deal.

The club announcement described the partnership as based on cooperation in terms of “players, coaching, best practices and commercial relationships.”

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Luka Modric completes Real Madrid move

Luka Modric has left Tottenham Hotspur to join Real Madrid.

The Spanish giants finally completed the signing for the 26-year old Croatian international who still had a contract at Spurs until 2016. The transfer fee involved is officially undisclosed, but the deal is estimated to be worth £33m consisting of a £27m initial fee plus an additional £6m in various add-ons

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The Sunday Roast: West Brom, the transfer window and Rafa

André Villas-Boas

Welcome to the first column, in what will hopefully be a weekly round up brought to you every Sunday evening, by yours truly. My aim is to condense and compute the weekly crazy goings on at our club, before spewing it out into a no punches pulled, ill-informed opinion piece that will anger, excite and confuse Spurs fans, who are generally living on the edge for 365 days a year anyway.

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Match preview: Tottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion

After an opening day defeat at Newcastle, Spurs return to White Hart Lane to face West Bromwich Albion in this season’s first home game. We look ahead to the game with the lastest team news and match stats.

Both teams enjoyed contrasting fortunes in their first game of the season.

Spurs were undone by a late Ben Arfa penalty after failing to convert chances in the first half. A great goal by Demba Ba put Newcastle ahead 10 minutes after half-time. Spurs equalised courtesy of a Jermain Defoe goal. A clumsy challenge by Van der Vaart and Lennon on Ben Arfa eventually resulted in the game winning penalty for The Toon.

West Brom’s season got off to a flyer with an impressive 3-0 win over Liverpool at The Hawthorns. Just before half-time Zoltan Gera put the home team in front with a thunderous striker from outside the box. In the second half Daniel Agger was sent off after a challenge from behind in the penalty box on Shane Long. Long missed the penalty but later in the half Peter Odemwingie did convert from the spot for The Baggies. Chelsea loanee Romelu Lukaku made the final score 3-0.

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