Hi, my name is Mousa Dembele … and I’m just chillin.My team has a match today against Chelsea but I’m not playing in that thing! Tssk. I have a muscle issue, and that’s the official reason I’ll be sidelined today.
The unofficial reason? Check it out after the jump …
The moment; the opponent, the announcer’s call, the snow … this is dramatic stuff.
Clint Dempsey delivered a goal Sunday that may very well be included in his post-career highlight reel for all of the reasons mentioned above. His extra time score gave Tottenham a 1-1 tie with Manchester United, and gave Dempsey a moment to savor. U-S-A! U-S-A!
Upon further review, FIFA may finally be ready to review.
Soccer’s governing body is planning to test new technology that will allow referees to review questionable goals.
Apparently, the breaking point (um, besides thousands of matches that have been irrevocably affected by blown calls – Maradona I’m looking at you, bud) was Chelsea’s 5-1 victory over Tottenham this past weekend.
The match featured the ‘ghost goal’ above by Juan Mata that was so bad Patrick Swayze may have been behind it (or, in front of it. Since he’s a ghost we can’t really know for sure).
Said Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp:
“That (goal) was a disaster. We need goal-line technology, surely.”
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The Bolton midfielder suffered a cardiac arrest during a match against Tottenham and remains in intensive care.
Bolton released a joint statement with the hospital, saying:
“He is showing small signs of improvement. His heart is now beating without the help of medication and he is also moving his arms and his legs. However, his long-term prognosis will remain unclear for some time.”
Muamba has received an outpouring of support from teammates and competitors alike.
Bolton’s match against Aston Villa on Tuesday has been postponed as they are slated to continue playing this weekend.
Shortly after Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham, Didier Drogba managed to find himself in the Spurs locker room. Drogba then decided to interview Emmanuel Adebayor who scored the Spurs only goal of the match. This made for a pretty funny exchange, highlighted by an unusual amount of sweat dripping from Drogba’s head. The Chelsea striker seems to be a natural in front of the camera.
Tottenham Hotspur and Leyton Orient have been granted the right to a judicial review regarding the decision to award the 2012 Olympic Stadium to West Ham United. The Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) opted for a bid put forward by West Ham earlier this year but Spurs have fought the decision ever since and on Wednesday won the latest legal battle over the £486 million venue.
A High Court judge in London gave the club the permission to challenge the decision, but Mr Justice Collins only had to decide whether Tottenham had an “arguable” case at this stage of proceedings. On Monday, Tottenham failed in their appeal to another official body over the use of the east London venue after an independent investigation upheld the original verdict.
A review by forensic accountants Moore Stephens concluded there was no reason to re-open the bidding process, despite allegations that a director of the OPLC, Dionne Knight, was paid by West Ham during the negotiations. According to a BBC report, Moore Stephens concluded that there is no evidence to suggest Knight had any influence over the decision. Spurs went to High Court on Wednesday to demand a judicial review and have won the right to do so.
Harry Redknapp regards Adebayor as a player who could make a big impact, having terrorised Tottenham during the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals last season whilst on loan at Real Madrid.
“He’s a good player, a real talent, there is no doubt about that. If we could get him at it, he could come here and be a big success,” said Redknapp. He’s got a big point to prove, really, he’s got to get back to the form he showed at Arsenal. He certainly showed it at Real Madrid last year. We couldn’t handle him out in Madrid unfortunately. He’s a real talent.”
Redknapp does not believe Adebayor’s history with Arsenal would create a problem with the Tottenham fans, saying they would be supportive as long as he performs well.
“It depends how the player does, doesn’t it? William Gallas came here last year and did fantastic for us, so the crowd took to him,” Redknapp explained. The Arsenal fans hate Adebayor, so I am sure that will make the Tottenham fans like him. If he comes here and gets goals and plays well, they will love him. If he is useless, they will slaughter him.”