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The France international has opted to remain at Lyon

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Andre Villas-Boas talks up Tottenham Hotspur's Europa League chances

Andre Villas-Boas thinks it is unlikely that anyone will be able to stop Tottenham winning the Europa League if they overcome Inter Milan next month.

Threat of violence may stop football fans going abroad

Violent attacks against British football supporters could put many off travelling to Europe to support their clubs, fans have warned.

Gareth Bale scores the winning free-kick against Lyon

Europa League: Lyon v Tottenham match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Europa League fixture at the Stade de Gerland

Lyon apologise for 'anti-semitic' attack on Tottenham fans

Three Spurs fans hospitalised after incident in city centre last night

Gareth Bale

Andre Villas-Boas insists Tottenham are not a one-man team

Gareth Bale has come to Spurs' rescue in recent matches

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe picks up an injury in the Premier League match against West Brom

Jermain Defoe some way from return for Tottenham

England striker out for longer than expected

Gareth Bale scores the winning free-kick against Lyon

Despite comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale insists there is 'a lot of room for improvement'

Tottenham winger scored two brilliant free-kicks in victory over Lyon

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris looks set to miss out against his former club

Europa League: Tottenham v Lyon match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Europa League fixture at White Hart Lane

Gallas knows victory against his former club is vital

William Gallas: I have changed the mentality at Tottenham

Spurs take on Lyon in the Europa League this evening

Michael Dawson was told he was no longer required at Spurs

Tottenham's Andre Villas-Boas thankful for not selling Michael Dawson

Tottenham entertain Lyon at White Hart Lane tonight

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris

Tottenham's Hugo Lloris thankful for team-mate Brad Friedel's experience

The Frenchman is now established as first choice keeper, after a tough start at White Hart Lane

David Beckham signs on for a shift with Paris Saint-Germain

David Beckham could make PSG debut against Marseille

Former England captain is with French side until the end of the season

Lewis Holtby

Lewis Holtby's early arrival will emphatically strengthen Tottenham's Champions League hopes

German football expert Kit Holden analyses the midfielder's early switch from Schalke

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Schalke will look to sell their influential German midfielder after he made it clear he would not pen fresh terms with the club. He looked very promising during the Bundesliga outfit's Champions League matches against Arsenal and has been linked with Liverpool. It now appears that Tottenham have jumped to the front of the queue for the starlet, whose father is an Everton fan.

Tottenham bid to sign Lewis Holtby this month likely to be thwarted

Schalke holding out for a decent fee

Copy of sex manual banned for 200 years goes on sale...but there's little to make modern readers blush

'Aristotle's Compleat Master-Piece' first appeared around 1680 and sets out some dubious 17th century advice on sexual relationships and how to conceive

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What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
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How bosses are making us work harder

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Hard pressed: Resurgence in vinyl records

As the resurgence in vinyl records continues, manufacturers and their outdated machinery are struggling to keep up with the demand
Tony Jordan: 'I turned down the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series nine times ... then I found a kindred spirit'

A tale of two writers

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Should pupils get a lie in?

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SJ Watson: 'I still can't quite believe that Before I Go to Sleep started in my head'

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10 best cycling bags for commuters

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Paul Scholes: Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United

Paul Scholes column

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Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

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The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?