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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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