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If PL starts from scratch - how would the odds look?

Sky Sports - man, 30/03/2020 - 13:00
If the Premier League is declared void and we start afresh, what would the betting markets look like? Jones Knows offers some odds and gives you an imaginary £50 to spend.

How PL clubs are helping the community

Sky Sports - man, 30/03/2020 - 12:34
With Premier League football suspended until April 30 at the earliest, clubs have turned their focus on helping their local communities in a bid to keep spirits high.

Harry Kane says he will not stay at Spurs 'for the sake of it'

Guardian - søn, 29/03/2020 - 22:53

Harry Kane has revealed he will not simply stay at Tottenham “for the sake of it” and would consider his Spurs future if the north London club stopped progressing. He has also said that the Premier League season should be scrapped if it cannot be completed by the end of June.

The 26-year-old England captain, contracted until 2024, has previously suggested he could stay with his boyhood club for his entire career but in an Instagram Live chat with Jamie Redknapp he said: “I love Spurs, I’ll always love Spurs but I’ve always said if I don’t feel we’re progressing as a team or going in the right direction, I’m not someone to stay there for the sake of it.

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Kane: Season must be finished by end of June

Sky Sports - søn, 29/03/2020 - 19:15
Harry Kane fears the Premier League season may not be completed following the coronavirus pandemic unless it has reached a conclusion by the end of June.

Kane refuses to rule out future Spurs exit

Sky Sports - søn, 29/03/2020 - 19:00
Harry Kane has spoken about his frustration at so far failing to win trophies with Tottenham - and says he is prepared to leave if the team does not progress.

Jose to take Spurs training via video

Sky Sports - søn, 29/03/2020 - 18:54
Jose Mourinho and his staff will start live video training sessions with Tottenham players from Monday due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Spurs allow Son, Bergwijn to leave UK

Sky Sports - søn, 29/03/2020 - 15:30
Tottenham have given Heung-Min Son and Steven Bergwijn permission to return to their home countries, with the Premier League still suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

I know what we shouldn't have done last summer: what Premier League clubs would change | Jonathan Wilson

Guardian - lør, 28/03/2020 - 22:00

Tottenham and Manchester City are among the clubs who would probably make very different decisions if they could reset the Premier League as if it were Football Manager

The season must be completed. The season must be abandoned now. As the arguments gabble on, only occasionally acknowledging their own hypothetical nature given how little we know about how the virus will proceed, how long the lockdown may last and whether there may be a second wave of infections when it is lifted, it’s tempting t o dip into another hypothetical. What if this were like a game of Football Manager? What if we could quit without saving and go back and start again last summer? What would Premier League clubs, given their time over, do differently?

Let’s start with the obvious one: Tottenham’s decision to sack Mauricio Pochettino and replace him with José Mourinho. Once a path has been embarked on, there is perhaps some logic in pursuing it to its conclusion, but would Daniel Levy really take that road again? Tottenham are without a win in their past six games. They’ve gone out of the FA Cup and Champions League. They’re seven points adrift of fourth. They’ve kept three clean sheets in 26 games under Mourinho. For Spurs, this season has been a shambles.

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Coutinho: Back to PL via Bayern and Barca?

Sky Sports - tor, 26/03/2020 - 09:00
Philippe Coutinho has struggled since leaving Liverpool for Barcelona two years ago, so could the Brazilian 'magician' revitalise his stalled career by returning to the Premier League next season?

From Mané to Ings: awards of the Premier League season so far

Guardian - ons, 25/03/2020 - 17:00

With football on hold we select some of the highlights of the top-flight campaign until now – and the biggest flop

Jordan Henderson’s influence deserves acclaim but Sadio Mané is remarkably consistent and reaches heights that his captain cannot. The temptation for players who can do it all is to overdo it, but Mané is too smart for that. He is the purest epitome of this Liverpool team because he is supremely efficient. Sometimes that means doing something as simple as running on to a long pass by Virgil van Dijk and slotting the ball past the keeper in the way he did for the winning goal against Bournemouth in Liverpool’s last domestic game before the suspension of the Premier League; and sometimes it means producing supernatural flourishes like his stoppage-time headed winning goal at Aston Villa or the touch that enabled him to take down a pass by Henderson while pirouetting past a defender before ramming the ball into the net against Norwich. Having the athleticism and skill to play as he does is rare; having the presence of mind to use those gifts with such effectively and selflessly is rarer still.

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When football played on during world war one and inflamed a London derby

Guardian - tir, 24/03/2020 - 19:40

The 1914-15 season, which was played out to the backdrop of a world war, is one of the most controversial in history

By Richard Foster for the Guardian Sport Network

These are unprecedented times, but the Football League also had to face the prospect of postponing or cancelling the season when war was declared on 4 August 1914. The league’s management committee met a few days later and concluded that it was business as usual, with one caveat: a number of grounds would be used for mobilisation purposes. White Hart Lane was requisitioned as a site for manufacturing protection equipment, such as gas masks, so Tottenham had to play their home matches at Highbury.

Many people believed the war would not last for longer than a few months. So, on 1 September, the Division One season kicked off with two fixtures. Manchester City beat Bradford City 4-1 in front of 9,000 fans at their Hyde Road ground while a crowd of 12,000 saw The Wednesday (they did not become Sheffield Wednesday until 1929) overcome Middlesbrough 3-1 at Hillsborough. On the same day, there were Division Two games at Arsenal, Clapton Orient and Grimsby.

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Kane nears return to full training

Sky Sports - tir, 24/03/2020 - 15:36
Tottenham striker Harry Kane is closing in on a return to first-team training and expects to be ready for action when the Premier League resumes.

Tottenham's Harry Kane two to three weeks from being fit for full training

Guardian - tir, 24/03/2020 - 15:23
  • ‘I’m at a good stage, pretty much doing everything,’ he says
  • Striker reflects on ‘strange situation’ with coronavirus

Harry Kane is on course to be fit when the Premier League resumes. The Tottenham striker has been out with a hamstring injury since New Year’s Day and says that in normal circumstances he would expect to resume training with the team in two to three weeks.

There will be no matches played until 30 April at the earliest because of coronavirus and Premier League clubs are due to discuss the situation again next week.

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MNF Retro: 'Spurs are the modern-day Leeds'

Sky Sports - man, 23/03/2020 - 22:00
Speaking on a special MNF Retro, Gary Neville claimed Tottenham are the modern-day Leeds United and also said Manchester United's rivalry with Leeds was "more brutal" than with Liverpool.

Mourinho volunteers to help the elderly

Sky Sports - man, 23/03/2020 - 21:51
There are no Tottenham games to prepare for in the foreseeable future - and so Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has been putting his spare time to very good use.

Alderweireld donates electronic tablets to hospitals

Sky Sports - søn, 22/03/2020 - 17:08
Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld is donating "dozens" of electronic tablets to hospitals to help sick people keep in contact with family and friends.

PL to consider options in resumed talks in April

Sky Sports - søn, 22/03/2020 - 13:27
The Premier League will resume talks over the impact of the coronavirus pandemic at its next club meeting on April 3.

Bergwijn on the mend after ankle setback

Sky Sports - lør, 21/03/2020 - 23:00
Tottenham forward Steven Bergwijn says he is making progress in his bid to recover from an ankle injury, and has vowed to come back stronger.

Who's out of contract - and what now?

Sky Sports - fre, 20/03/2020 - 18:27
A host of Premier League stars will be available for nothing this summer - but how will the coronavirus pandemic affect those who will be out of contract?

How Tottenham are helping their communities

Sky Sports - fre, 20/03/2020 - 16:40
All 20 top flight clubs are doing their bit in society to ensure those most in need of help are being reached. We take a look at what Tottenham are doing...
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