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Despite defeat for Wales, Bale shone once again

Come join me at Real Madrid, Luka Modric urges Gareth Bale

Luka Modric has urged Gareth Bale to join him at Real Madrid after boldly presenting the Tottenham Hotspur star with a shirt of the Spanish champions following Croatia victory over Wales on Tuesday night.

Despite defeat for Wales, Bale shone once again

Modric: I told my old friend Bale that he should come join Ronaldo and me at Real

Luka Modric has urged Gareth Bale to join him at Real Madrid after boldly presenting the Tottenham Hotspur star with a shirt of the Spanish champions after Croatia beat Wales on Tuesday.

Roy Hodgson with David Bernstein in Poland earlier this week

Blow for England manager Roy Hodgson as FA blocks David Bernstein extension

A draw in Warsaw, defeat at Wembley yesterday for Roy Hodgson, who will lose an important ally next summer when the Football Association chairman, David Bernstein, is forced to step down.

Gareth Bale celebrates his winning goal against Scotland last week

Luka Modric urges former Tottenham team-mate Gareth Bale to join him at Real Madrid

Having left Tottenham for Real Madrid during the summer, Luka Modric has risked urking Spurs fans further by urging Gareth Bale to join him at the Spanish champions.

Andre Villas Boas: The Spurs manager cannot understand the Europa League’s status in England

Villas-Boas: the Europa League deserves respect in England

Andre Villas-Boas is struggling to understand why the Europa League is valued so poorly in England. The Tottenham Hotspur manager's career took off two years ago when he won the competition with Porto, and then replaced Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea.

Andre Villas Boas: The Spurs manager cannot understand the Europa League’s status in England

Andre Villas-Boas: Europa League deserves respect says Tottenham manager

Andre Villas-Boas is struggling to understand why the Europa League is valued so poorly in England. The Tottenham Hotspur manager's career took off two years ago when won the competition with Porto. In that campaign he won four trophies, then replaced Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea.

Groves sacked by Bournemouth for poor start

Bournemouth have parted company with their manager Paul Groves and his assistant Shaun Brooks.

Mark Hughes watches QPR slip to another defeat against West Ham

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes: Trust in Mark Hughes to sort it out

The Queen's Park Rangers chairman, Tony Fernandes, took to Twitter yesterday to tell fans that he would not be turning his back on manager Mark Hughes with the club bottom of the Premier League and without a win after six games.

Former England goalkeeper David James training with Bournemouth

Bournemouth have revealed former England goalkeeper David James is training with the club.

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas

Tottenham 'a bit of a mystery' says Newcastle manager Alan Pardew

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew admits Tottenham will be something of an unknown quantity when his team face them in tomorrow's late afternoon kick-off, but he is backing the London club to have a successful season under their new manager Andre Villas-Boas.

Rafael van der Vaart opened the scoring for Spurs after tapping it in on the 22nd minute.

Rafael van der Vaart insists his future is at Tottenham

Tottenham forward Rafael van der Vaart has no plans to leave the club this summer.

Villas-Boas: feels at home at Spurs

Villas-Boas takes another swipe at Abramovich

Andre Villas-Boas has dug the knife deeper into his previous employers at Chelsea by describing Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy as more committed than Roman Abramovich with superior footballing knowledge.

Fortune smiles on Forest: Abdul Aziz Al-Hasawi explains how his family's immense wealth will benefit the club

New Forest owners keen on McCarthy

Kuwaitis seek a manager with Championship pedigree as they flesh out future plans for club

Michael Dawson: The Spurs defender missed most of last season through injury

Michael Dawson welcomes 'fresh start' at Tottenham under Andre Villas-Boas

Michael Dawson is hoping a change of manager at Tottenham can also bring about a change in fortune for the England defender.

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas

Jon West: Cool and confident at Tottenham unveiling... like AVB's bow at Chelsea

Spurs' new training centre is the set-up of a club that wants to go places

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