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Jul 232010


Highlights Below

Forgive me for any sloppyness here but I have stayed up to almost 4am to watch the game and then bring you a brief report, hopefully Aldo will edit the highlights into this post in when they are about.

Scorers Bale and Keane

Tottenham got off to a bright start in the first 10mins of the game with Robbie Keane looking like a threat with some good runs, Bale looked hungry on and off the ball. It was half way through the 1st half though when Thierry Henry got on the end of a low cross to beat Cudicini and put NY 1 goal to the good. Have to say as much as I dislike the Gooner scum it was nice to see him using his feet instead of his hands this time. New York seemed to gain confidence from the goal and started to play with more freedom and creativity. Tottenham still looked like a threat going forward with just a few half chances before the half was up.

The second half started with Spurs searching for an equalizer which arrived after 61mins from a corner which the NY defender flicked onto the far post for Robbie Keane to tap in, I said Keane had looked lively and he showed he still has natural instinct to get into positions. With the game becomming more stretched and going from end to end it was a long ball that put the NY Red Bulls defender under pressure which forced a back header to fall short for Gareth Bale to sneak in and get a toe on the end of it to beat the keeper Sutton and make it 2-1 to Spurs.

After Spurs took the lead the game pretty much died, NY ran out of ideas and let their heads drop, Spurs looked happy to settle for the 2-1 win and were happy to knock the ball around. Final score NY Red Bulls 1 – 2 Tottenham

All in all nothing to write home about, not a great performance but not the worst and don’t forget we still have the World Cup boys missing. Hutton done a decent job and it was nice to see Taarabt and a few of the youngsters getting a game. As I said it is half 3 in the morning so if anyone wants to add to anything I missed use the comments below.

Managed to get some highlights up from the game, Cudicini made a few good saves.

Jul 222010

Spurs, Manchester City, Sporting Lisbon and New York Red Bulls prepare to take part in the Barclays New York Challenge …..

The Lads In Training ...

Tonight at 1:30am UK time (revised k.o time confirmed by official club website)  Spurs kick off their Barclays NY Challenge campaign with a match against the hosts, NY Red Bulls.

The Bulls, who will be able to call upon former Gooner Thiery Henry for his debut, currently sit second in the Eastern Conference of the MLS, falling to a 2-0 defeat to Columbus Crew last time out.

One player who will not feature against us is former Aston Villa striker Juan Pablo Angel who is out through injury.

Spurs’ last outing was the goalless draw against the San Jose Earthquakes, with the lads looking to better that result this time out.

You can see all the action live on ESPN but for those of you who don’t have it,  Triffic Tottenham will be showing a live stream of the full match here on the site.

Watch NY Red Bulls vs Spurs  – LIVE HERE !

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You can sign up to the forum HERE ! where there are also more streams for tonights match and where all future streams will be located.

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Jun 252010

Tottenham have today announced the pre season fixture list. Having looked at these it seems clever, start with the smallers teams and finish with some of the better European teams to prepare us for the start of the season. In previous seasons we have avoided playing more than 1 or 2 of the bigger European teams which with the exception of last has seen poor starts to the season.

Spurs open up the friendly fixtures with a trip to Bournemouth away on July 10th, followed a week later by flying out for a tour of the USA where we take on the San Jose Earthquakes on the 17th. Just a few days later the tour of America continues with the pre season tournament labelled the New York Football Challenge which is similar to the Amsterdam tournament. The first game in this cup will be agaisnt New York Red Bulls on July 22nd followed by the final game on the 25th agaisnt Sporting Lisbon. We then fly home for a home match agaisnt Spanish side Villareal on July 29th in an evening game. August starts with an away game on the 3rd agaisnt Benfica and the final game before the new season kicks off will be a home match agaisnt Fiorentina on the 7th.

Pre-season schedule

10 July: Bournemouth (a) 3pm
17 July: San Jose Earthquakes (a)
22 July: New York Red Bulls – New York Football Challenge
25 July: Sporting Lisbon – New York Football Challenge
29 July: Villarreal (h) 8pm
3 August: Benfica (a) 7.45pm; Spurs XI v Ipswich Town (a) 7.45pm.
7 August: Fiorentina (h) 3pm

No doubt about it we will be in for a hard season so I am glad there are some tough games in this fixture list so we can get our preperations underway properly instead of being lead into a false sense of security by playing teams we will thump and end up getting a wake up call on day one of the Premiership season agaisnt City.

Tickets for all pre season matches will be going on sale on the Spurs official site so keep an eye out over the coming weeks.