Away days: Toronto

Toronto FC v Tottenham Hotspur at BMO Field
Jeremi Roth reports from Tottenham’s pre-season friendly against Toronto FC.

Finding the bus-stop was’t hard: young, boisterous Torontonians in red; quiet, grim men in lilywhite and blue. Each party was studiously ignored by the other. Once all concerned were deposited at the grounds, however, the reciprocal love was disarmingly simple. An old, tubby couple grasped each other, Mrs. sporting a…

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Spurs complete signing of Swansea duo

Spurs complete signing of Swansea duo

Ben Davies
Tottenham have completed the signings of Ben Davies and Michel Vorm.

The two former Swansea players have joined the club for an undisclosed fee. Davies has signed a five-year deal whilst Michel Vorm has signed up for a four years at White Hart Lane.

Welsh left-back Davies ended a 12 year stay at Swansea. It’s an emotional farewell, he told Swansea’s official website:

“I had never thought or…

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Sigurdsson makes Swansea return

Sigurdsson makes Swansea return

u turn on notifications for @SpursOfficial hoping they'll break the Davies/Vorm news today and then @SwansOfficial beat them to it. #spury
Gylfi Sigurdsson has departed White Hart Lane to make a return at Swansea City.

Sigurdsson joins the Swans on a four-year deal after he passed a medical on Tuesday. The transfer fee involved has not been disclosed. This will be Sigurdsson’s second spell at the Liberty Stadium. He scored 7 goals in 18 games during a successful loan spell during the 2011/12 season, which was Swansea’s debut…

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Townsend, Lamela and Eriksen model Spurs new home jersey for 2014-15 season
Tottenham Hotspur’s new home and away kit for the 2014-15 season were unveiled today.

The new kits are designed to pay tribute to club icon Bill Nicholson. This year it has been 10 years since the passing of the most influential manager in the club’s history.

The home kit pays hommage to one of Bill Nicholson’s most famous quotes through a jacquard that runs across the shoulders which reads “Echo of Glory”. The jacquard also includes a pattern inspired by the gates of White Hart Lane at Bill Nicholson Way.

Tottenham Hotspur 2014-2015 home kit Bill Nicholson quote watermark

The away kit features 11 yellow stripes, a reference to the number of trophies Tottenham won under Bill Nicholson’s guidance and leadership.

Tottenham Hotspur 2014-2015 away kit detail

Unlike last season, there will not be separate league and cup editions of the kits. Last February the club announced insurance company AIA will be the club’s principal shirt sponsor in all competitions as of the 2014-15 season.

To accompany the launch of this season’s new kits, Under Armour will launch a social media campaign. The press statement reads:

Fans will have the opportunity to engage further throughout the season via an immersive, digital experience, which will invite Spurs fans to add their own voice to the ‘Echo of Glory’ by tweeting messages of support to the team ahead of the new season using the hashtag #SeizeGlory. The supporter messages will be digitally sewn around the body of Brazil midfielder Paulinho to create the new home shirt.

Both the home and away kit are now avaialable via tottenhamhotspur.com and all Spurs shops.

New Tottenham Hotspur x Under Armour 2014/15 kits unveiled Tottenham Hotspur’s new home and away kit for the 2014-15 season were unveiled today. The new kits are designed to pay tribute to club icon Bill Nicholson.
Pochettino confirmed as Tottenham’s new head coach

Pochettino confirmed as Tottenham’s new head coach

Mauricio PochettinoTottenham Hotspur has appointed Mauricio Pochettino as its head coach on a 5-year deal.

The former Southampton manager had been linked with the Spurs job for weeks, along with fellow front runners Frank de Boer and Rafael Benitez. Pochettino will be the 11th managerial appointment in 15 seasons by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.

Pochettino replaces Tim Sherwood who was relieved of his duties after 26…

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Frank de Boer: the ideal man to solve Spurs’ problems

Frank de Boer: the ideal man to solve Spurs’ problems

Frank de Boer with the Eredivisie trophy
He might be considered a wild card by some, but in the Netherlands everyone is convinced Frank de Boer is the next in line in the dynasty of outstanding Dutch managers.

When Frank de Boer took over at Ajax the club was a mess. The club had a squad burdened with overpaid, under-performing and ageing players, and its board was at odds with club icon Johan Cruyff. Ironically, it was Cruyff who…

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Frank de Boer to open talks with Spurs

Frank de Boer to open talks with Spurs

Frank de Boer
Ajax head coach Frank de Boer has revealed he will open talks with Tottenham Hotspur once Ajax has played its final match of the season.

In an interview with Dutch broadcasting organisation NOSDe Boer revealed Tottenham made a formal approach to Ajax. Although he hasn’t met with representatives of the club yet, he said he is willing to open talks shortly when Ajax have concluded their 2013-14…

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Sherwood to leave at end of the season

Sherwood to leave at end of the season

Tim Sherwood
Tottenham Hotspur call time on Tim Sherwood’s reign as the club’s head coach, after being in charge of the club for just over three months.

Despite a promising start to his tenure Sherwood failed to convince the Tottenham hierarchy he is the right man to take the club forward. Spurs only managed to win 3 of their last 10 games in all competitions, whilst losing 6 and drawing 1.

The decision to…

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Tottenham Hotspur responds to supporters outcries regarding ticketing

Tottenham Hotspur responds to supporters outcries regarding ticketing

Tottenham Hotspur ticket office
Credit where credit is due. The club has made a couple of very welcome announcements regarding ticketing over the last couple of days.

There are finally some positive developments to report regarding off pitch matters at Tottenham Hotspur. First, the club announced a price freezeregarding both season tickets and regular tickets for the upcoming 2014-15 season. This news will be welcomed by…

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