Author Archives: Paul Doyle


Olympiakos v Tottenham Hotspur: Champions League – live!

By | 18th September 2019

Champions League updates from the 5.55pm BST kick-offPochettino preaches positivity as Spurs start healingAny thoughts? You can email Paul or tweet @paul_doyle 6.24pm BST 28 min: Valbuena yet again collects the ball between midfield and defence with no…


Dean Smith happy with Aston Villa striker Wesley despite lack of goals | Paul Doyle

By | 22nd August 2019

Manager has seen enough, despite defeats by Bournemouth and Spurs, to be confident Villa will not ‘do a Fulham’To really offend people around Villa Park, just say the F word. After spending at least £127m on 12 players following promotion to the Premie…


Football transfer rumours: Everton in for Rakitic, Coutinho to Spurs?

By | 1st August 2019

This fluff came down in the last shower Hard facts are not a currency in which the Rumour Mill usually deals but let’s start with one right here: this has been an underwhelming transfer window so far. Lots of clubs have done little or not exciting busi…

Tottenham set to sign winger Jack Clarke then loan him back to Leeds

By | 30th June 2019

• Teenager to join for £10m before returning to Championship• Spurs also targeting Sessegnon and NdombeleTottenham are poised to make their first senior signing in more than a year after agreeing to buy the teenage winger Jack Clarke from Leeds. The cl…

Liverpool win Champions League after beating Spurs 2-0 in final – as it happened

By | 1st June 2019

Mohamed Salah’s early penalty and Divock Origi’s late strike have made Liverpool European champions for a sixth timeMohamed Salah penalty and Divock Origi seal glory 11.52pm BST Related: Liverpool’s win is brilliant culmination of Klopp’s inclusive p…

The Fiver | Swaggering close to glory only to bash their heads against the podium

By | 31st May 2019

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!‘Spursy’ is a relatively recent addition to football’s lexicon, an adjective used to describe a particular club’s uncanny ability to swagger to within touching distance of glory, only to trip up and ba…

Spurs ready for final after watching Liverpool and dancing to Oasis

By | 11th May 2019

Eric Dier says the Reds’ win over Barelona inspired Tottenham against Ajax, leading to a spontaneous post-match singalongLiverpool may yet deny Tottenham a historic European triumph but Jürgen Klopp’s team helped Spurs set up a Champions League showdow…

Juventus 1-2 Ajax (2-3 agg): Champions League quarter-final – as it happen

By | 16th April 2019

Ajax are into the Champions League semi finals for the first time since 1997, where they will face either Manchester City or SpursRead Stuart James’s match report from Turin‘We are never satisfied’: De Ligt hails Ajax’s giantkillers 12.08am BST Relate…