It was one of those curious nights when events on the sidelines were always going to be more telling than those on the pitch, but Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane can at least take plenty of encouragement from a statement first win in charge of the Republic of Ireland. The new regime got off to a fine start with a commanding win over Latvia.
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Saturday 19 July 2008
Tottenham Hotspur are resigned to losing both Dimitar Berbatov and Robbie Keane after complaining to the Premier League that the strikers had been tapped up by Manchester United and Liverpool respectively and were now a "negative influence" in the dressing room who lacked commitment.
Thursday 29 May 2008
Giovanni Trapattoni, the manager, will ask Robbie Keane to reprise Francesco Totti's role in his Republic of Ireland masterplan. The 27-year-old captain was asked to play off central striker Kevin Doyle in the hole in front of Trapattoni's midfield quartet against Serbia on Saturday, and will do the same against Colombia at Craven Cottage this evening. The Italian is hoping the Tottenham frontman can help provide the link as he attempts to replace a long-ball approach with a more dynamic style.
Wednesday 09 April 2008
Giovanni Trapattoni has chosen to retain Robbie Keane as Republic of Ireland captain and will meet defenders Steve Finnan and Andy O'Brien in an attempt to persuade them to come out of international retirement.
Wednesday 19 March 2008
Kevin Keegan, the Newcastle United manager, has said he will not discipline the striker Obafemi Martins for his petulant reaction to being substituted during the 1-1 Premier League draw at Birmingham City on Monday.
PSV Eindhoven 0 Tottenham <i>(agg 1-1; 6-5 on pens)</i>: Berbatov strike in vain as wasteful Spurs pay penalty
Thursday 13 March 2008
A Spaniard tilting in a land of windmills has been a wild dream before and last night Juande Ramos's Spurs side crashed out of the Uefa Cup on penalties. They forced extra time through a sweet Dimitar Berbatov strike but it was not enough on a night of desperate, chaotic endeavour with Ramos, the man from Don Quixote country, La Mancha, failing in his attempt to win this trophy a third year in a row.
Saturday 23 February 2008
Monday 11 February 2008
Given that cup football is so dominating their landscape, Tottenham now face the fortnight that could make or break Juande Ramos's first English winter. Their Premier League programme put to bed for three weeks with this predictable victory, they travel in midweek for a Uefa Cup tie with Slavia Prague that inconveniently concludes only 65 hours before their Carling Cup final against Chelsea.
Sunday 11 June 2006
Friday 26 May 2006
Who'd be a dad? The son smashes your Mercedes up and then expects you to salvage his golf game in time for the biggest tournament on the European Tour.
Sunday 16 April 2006
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Wednesday 28 September 2005
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Tuesday 30 August 2005
Sunday 31 July 2005
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