André Villas-Boas Out At Tottenham After Humiliating Loss

Well, that was fast. Today, Tottenham Hotspur have announced that André Villas-Boas and the club have mutually agreed to terminate his contract on the heels of a 5-0 home routing at the hands of Liverpool. This is his second mid-season sacking in three seasons, and we wouldn't be surprised if he never wanted to step… » 12/16/13 12:38pm 12/16/13 12:38pm

Referee Hit With Smoke Bomb Thrown By Tottenham Supporter

West Midlands police arrested two men believed to be responsible for tossing a flare or a smoke bomb onto the pitch during yesterday's Tottenham Hotspur-Aston Villa match. In footage that was broadcast to viewers on Sky Sports 1, which you can watch below, the smoke bomb struck assistant referee David Bryan in the… » 10/21/13 2:07pm 10/21/13 2:07pm

De-Pantsing Is Soccer's Most Effective Defensive Strategy

Late in the first half of today's <del>Premier League</del> match between Aston Villa and Tottenham, Villa's Nick Helenius beat his defender and made a dangerous run towards Tottenham's goal. That's when Jan Vertonghen decided that desperate times called for desperate measures, and stopped Helenius from scoring with… » 9/24/13 6:19pm 9/24/13 6:19pm

Skinheads, Drunks, And London Soccer In The Early '70s

Forty years after its publication, The Glory Game, Hunter Davies's behind-the-scenes classic about a season with Tottenham Hotspur, reads in a lot of ways like a supreme work of access journalism, one willing to betray the secrets everyone already knows in order to protect the real ones. So players curse and drink and… » 9/06/13 3:45pm 9/06/13 3:45pm

Coach Ted Lasso Behind-The-Scenes Video Almost As Good As Original

You loved NBC's Coach Ted Lasso video, in which an American football coach learns all about the sport of association football. Here's a bit behind the making of it, as captured in London by Spurs TV. We're not sure if Jason Sudeikis is ever not in character—or if he even has a character at all other than "Jason… » 8/06/13 10:43pm 8/06/13 10:43pm

Gareth Bale's Last-Minute Goal Is One Of This Season's Best

It is the age of golazos. Gareth Bale, no stranger to outstanding strikes in this Premiership season, had one of his most important as a last-minute goal seized three points for Tottenham Hotspur and third place in the league standings at the end of today's bout at West Ham. His sheer nerve to attempt the shot is… » 2/25/13 4:58pm 2/25/13 4:58pm

Spurs Suffered An Own Goal When Aaron Lennon Kicked The Ball Off Gareth…

Tottenham Hotspur holds a 2-1 advantage over Liverpool as of this writing, and Spurs players Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale are responsible for all three goals; they each have one for their own team, and they contributed to put the ball in their own net in an ill-fated attempt to clear a Steven Gerrard header. Lennon… » 11/28/12 4:26pm 11/28/12 4:26pm

Reconstructing The Most Exciting Day In The History Of Soccer (And…

The final day of the 2011 MLB regular season enchanted us with its insanity; its events became a video game montage and inspired its own tag here on Deadspin. That day, however, only determined which teams would gain entry to the playoffs. By comparison, Sunday's final day of the English Premier League was Game… » 5/16/12 4:36pm 5/16/12 4:36pm

Today In Free Kicks: Kyle Walker, Young-Pyo Lee Produced Two Of The…

The past 20 hours have been outstanding for fans of set pieces, as two beautiful free kick goals found the net and proved decisive in their respective games. Spurs back Kyle Walker secured victory for his squad in their match this morning against Blackburn with the above strike, a curving weasel of a kick that took… » 4/29/12 12:43pm 4/29/12 12:43pm