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The Premier League side were contacted by a middle man with a forged document

Outside The Box: No Dog Kennel return for Pards but he may still be hounded out

But for bad weather, Alan Pardew could have made a romantic trip back to old haunts for his first official engagement as manager of Newcastle United. On Thursday night, hours after he was officially appointed, the Toon were due at Dog Kennel Hill in south London for an FA Youth Cup tie against Dulwich Hamlet, one of Pardew's first clubs, which had to be postponed.

How far can the Redknapp plan of attack take Tottenham?

Spurs have hit goals galore in the Champions League but will the gung-ho style be successful? Steve Tongue poses the questions.

Roman Pavlyuchenko enters contract talks with Tottenham

Roman Pavlyuchenko is in talks over signing a new contract at Tottenham, according to the Russia striker's agent.

Defoe takes Tottenham into the big time as group winners

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Spurs draw six-goal thriller

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Martin Jol in Newcastle contention after Ajax exit

Ajax have confirmed coach Martin Jol has left the club by mutual consent.

Harry Redknapp ready for 'aggravation' of England job

Harry Redknapp has hinted he is ready for the "aggravation" of the England job after becoming an even firmer favourite to succeed Fabio Capello.

Crouch makes top spot for Tottenham a priority

When the Champions League draw was made at the end of August, pitting Tottenham Hotspur in the same group as Internazionale, most Spurs followers would doubtless have settled for qualifying for the knockout stage by finishing second to last season's winners. As they prepare for tonight's final game away to FC Twente, however, winning the section is very much on the cards. What they must do is match Inter's result away to the bottom club Werder Bremen.

Redknapp 'on long list' to be next England manager

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The sporting week ahead (05/12/10)

Today

Another flying Welshman on the wing

As Bale and Co take Europe by storm, Cliff Jones remembers the famous Spurs team that broke new ground

Cole's rejection opened door for Van der Vaart

Three months ago Harry Redknapp was a disappointed man. Joe Cole, a talent he had nurtured as a teenager at West Ham more than a decade ago, had snubbed his Tottenham side as it prepared for a Champions League debut.

Heurelho Gomes looks towards Champions League final

Heurelho Gomes is already dreaming of Wembley after helping Tottenham seal their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Harry Redknapp targets top spot for Tottenham

Harry Redknapp set Tottenham the target of finishing top in Group A after his side secured their passage to the knockout stages of the Champions League by destroying Werder Bremen last night.

Bale finally errs, but Spurs make no mistake to reach the last 16

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

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Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

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Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

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Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee