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Author Archives: Matthew Barnette

Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy Is The Problem at White Hart Lane

Posted on by Matthew Barnette

Not long ago I wrote a piece concerning the lack of spending at Tottenham by chairman Daniel Levy and owner Joe Lewis regarding the signing of new players. My conviction is stronger than ever that the problem with Tottenham Hotspur … Continue reading

The Billionaire Boys Club: Why It’s Time For Tottenham’s Joe Lewis and Daniel Levy To Spend

Posted on by Matthew Barnette

The dismissal of Harry Redknapp and the new appointment of Andre Villas-Boas supposedly will usher in a new era for Tottenham Hotspur.  Both club owner Joe Lewis but chiefly chairman Daniel Levy state they have a new and exciting vision … Continue reading

Harry Redknapp vs the Europa League

Posted on by Matthew Barnette

September 15 was the kick-off for the group stage of the Europa League. The Europa League isn’t the most popular competition for some in the Premier League. Harry Redknapp isn’t thrilled to be in the Europa League. I think it’s … Continue reading

Tottenham Hotspur’s Issue of Money

Posted on by Matthew Barnette

Professional sports are a business and at the end of the day it’s all about one thing and that’s money. At times I believe some people don’t see a professional athletic club in the same light as a Microsoft or … Continue reading

The Resurrection of Jonathan Woodgate

Posted on by Matthew Barnette

Jonathan Woodgate was released from Tottenham Hotspur in June 2011 and found himself looking at an end to his athletic career. Upon his departure from White Hart Lane he had only played in four games in about two years. His … Continue reading

Why It’s Time For Tottenham Hotspur to Sell Luka Modric

Posted on by Matthew Barnette

Despite Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp saying that Luka Modric is not for sale and picking him for Sunday’s squad against Manchester City, I still think Spurs should sell him. All summer we have endured the Luka Modric transfer saga. Modric … Continue reading

Tottenham Hotspur On Verge Of Signing Adebayor On Loan

Posted on by Matthew Barnette

Daniel Levy and Harry Redknapp are on the verge of finally completing a new signing (omitting the free transfer of Brad Friedel) for Tottenham. Granted it’s only a loan signing but at least it represents some movement by the club … Continue reading

Tottenham Drives the First Stake into Hearts’ Europa Future with Brilliant Performance

Posted on by Matthew Barnette

Spurs traveled north into Scotland and paid Hearts a visit at Tynecastle in the qualifying round of the Europa League last week. Harry Redknapp has made no secret of his dislike of the Europa League mainly because of the scheduling … Continue reading

Why I’m Optimistic About Stoke City’s Chances This Season

Posted on by Matthew Barnette

Now that the English Premier League season has begun, I have became interested in the movement around Stoke City, the club who often seem to be facing tough odds against top teams in the Premier League. I am not a … Continue reading

Paying Tribute to Robbie Keane’s Successful Career at Tottenham Hotspur

Posted on by Matthew Barnette

Former Aston Villa striker Juan Pablo Angel was traded yesterday from LA Galaxy to Chivas-USA in Major League Soccer to make way for the Galaxy’s new star signing Robbie Keane. As a result, the Tottenham striker has now joined LA … Continue reading

Why It’s Time for ESPN to Say Goodbye to John Harkes

Posted on by Matthew Barnette

Sporting events and commentary go in hand in hand with each other. How odd would it be to watch a soccer, football, and baseball or hockey game without someone offering analysis and play by play action of the game? As … Continue reading

Is the UEFA Europa League the Poor Cousin of the Champions League?

Posted on by Matthew Barnette

Very shortly football leagues across Europe will begin the start of their regular season. Along with the return of regular football will be UEFA Champions and Europa League games. The excitement of the Champions League is greatly anticipated with the … Continue reading

Why Tottenham Needs to Sign Newcastle’s Joey Barton

Posted on by Matthew Barnette

Joey Barton, because of his Twitter comments and all the friction that has developed between Barton and the leadership of Newcastle United, has found himself on the transfer list and a free transfer as well. Despite stating his desire to … Continue reading

Friedel, Gomes or Cudicini: Who Should Be Tottenham Hotspur’s Starting Goalkeeper

Posted on by Matthew Barnette

With the upcoming season just around the corner, Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp will have to decide who will be the starting goalkeeper for the Lilywhites. The current starting keeper Heurelho Gomes continues to have difficulty in goal, which has … Continue reading

Why MLS Needs a New Logo and More Creative Shirt Designs

Posted on by Matthew Barnette

I have been a soccer fan for many years. Since half of my family is English and lives in England, I have always been an England supporter and a supporter of Tottenham Hotspur (somewhat local team) and Reading (local team). … Continue reading

Fernando Torres Saga at Chelsea Strikes Resemblance to Chris Sutton

Posted on by Matthew Barnette

During last January’s transfer window a great deal of focus was on big name players and the one that caught most of the attention of the media was Fernando Torres of Liverpool. Chelsea come along and broke the bank with … Continue reading

English Premier League to the Rescue of American Soccer

Posted on by Matthew Barnette

Since the founding of Major League Soccer in 1993, American soccer has faced an uphill battle against a public that really does not embrace the sport. Facing the already established and popular sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NCAA, and car … Continue reading

Tottenham Hotspur’s Summer Transfer Conundrum

Posted on by Matthew Barnette

With about two months left in the transfer market, Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp will need to show some life in making additional changes to the squad. So far there has not been much movement in the acquiring of new players. … Continue reading