Redknapp can make us top-10 hit, says Palacios

The Tottenham midfielder Wilson Palacios believes the club can be hauled up the Premier League with the help of Harry Redknapp's magic.

Misfit Bentley on hit-list as Spurs plan summer clear-out

The £15m midfielder could be the highest-profile casualty in Redknapp's attempt to bring balance to his squad

Spurs place hope in youth

Harry Redknapp has enjoyed a whirlwind fortnight in charge of Tottenham Hotspur and the intensity continues tonight as the north London side enter a period of four matches in nine days. A 2-0 defeat at Udinese a fortnight ago spelt the end for predecessor Juande Ramos and Redknapp will seek to resurrect the club's Group D campaign for tonight's Uefa Cup visit of Dinamo Zagreb.

Portsmouth 2 Tottenham 0: Defoe scores twice to add to Spurs woe

Jermain Defoe scored a first-half penalty against former club Tottenham before Peter Crouch added a second to leave Juande Ramos' hapless side rooted to the bottom of the Barclays Premier League.

Slavia Prague 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2: Fast-starting Tottenham stutter after Cerny gaffe

Minus three on the pitch, plus one on the scoreboard. But a big negative mark for Radek Cerny. In plummeting temperatures Spurs won, but their goalkeeper lost. Again. Having witnessed the howlers of Paul Robinson there was a real blooper from the Czech Cerny on his return to his former club. It was even reminiscent of the mistakes made by the man he replaced, failing to deal with a speculative punt forward.

England players discuss the Capello experience

As the England squad returned to their respective clubs, they gave their reaction to the 2-1 friendly victory over Switzerland at Wembley Stadium, marking Fabio Capello's first match as manager.

Tighter confines allow Jenas to soar in confidence

What's the point of Jermaine Jenas? Cruel, but it was the question which was inevitably asked as, time after time, the midfielder was included in the England squads chosen by Sven Goran Eriksson only never to threaten to disrupt the starting line-up or have any effect from the substitutes' bench.

Susie Rushton: Indestructible garment that built an empire

Screw it up into a ball, fling it into a suitcase, fly it to the other side of the globe - and still look glamorous, feminine and crease-free, with no iron required. Over the past two decades, the signature Ghost dress has remained a reliable standby in an industry notorious for proposing fantastic, sexy or shocking designs that might be heaven to behold, but are hell to wear and, in particular, care for.

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