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Spurs' Europa League match halted by pitch invaders

Tottenham's Europa League game against Partizan Belgrade has been temporarily halted by the referee after three fans invaded the pitch at White Hart Lane to attempt to take selfies with the players.

Spurs striker Roberto Soldado attempted to grab one of the pitch invaders. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire


Adebayor: It's better for Spurs to play away due to boo boys

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor believes playing away from home is better for his team, after constant booing at the weekend.

Mauricio Pochettino's side lost 2-1 against Stoke on Sunday, their fourth home defeat of the season.

During the game, Spurs supporters voiced their displeasure with another underwhelming performance, irking Adebayor in the process.

Emmanuel Adebayor is looking forward to playing away. Credit: PA

"Will it help playing away from home? To be honest, I think so," Adebayor said.

"At least you know I am going to be having the majority of opposition fans booing me rather than our own fans booing me.

"And I am not just talking about me, I am speaking on behalf of all the players."

Mauricio Pochettino has already overseen four home losses. Credit: PA

Spurs currently sit fifth in the Premier League table going into the international break, with Adebayor saddened by the views of his club's supporters this season.

"I think it might be better to play away from home at the moment because at least we know beforehand we are guaranteed to be booed because they want their home club to win.

"But when you are playing at home and your own fans start booing you after a few minutes then it is harder."

Spurs in 'advanced discussions' over former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Diarra

Diarra has played for Tottenham's London rivals, Spurs and Chelsea. Credit: PA

Spurs are in "advanced discussions" about signing former Arsenal and Chelsea utility man Lassana Diarra, according to L'Equipe.

The midfielder is currently a free agent after having his contract with Lokomotiv Moscow terminated for refusing to train following a bust-up with manager Leonid Kuchuk.

L'Equipe claim that Mauricio Pochettino has identified the 29 year-old former French international as someone capable of playing in central midfield and as a right sided full back, where Kyle Walker's continued absence through injury has forced the Argentine to look for cover.

Diarra has also attracted interest from Marseille, and was close to joining QPR during the summer window, only for a contractual dispute with Lokomotiv to scupper the deal.

No charges for football fans accused of using word 'Yid'

Three football fans who were facing prosecution for using the word "Yid" have seen the charges against them dropped.

A general view of Tottenham's stadium White Hart Lane. Credit: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport

Gary Whybrow, 31, Sam Parsons, 24, and Peter Ditchman, 52, all appeared in a magistrates court after allegedly using the word at Tottenham Hotspur matches last year.

The words could not legally be counted as "threatening, abusive or insulting" in the circumstances, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

Baljit Ubhey from the CPS said: "There is insufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction, and that the cases against Peter Ditchman, Gary Whybrow and Sam Parsons should be discontinued."


Ardiles and Villa involved in Falklands car accident

Ricky Villa (left) and Ossie Ardiles pictured in London last year. Credit: PA

Former Argentina and Tottenham footballers Ricky Villa and Ossie Ardiles have been involved in a car accident on the Falkland Islands on Monday night.

The South Atlantic News Agency said the pair were on the island to film a documentary for ESPN.

A British military helicopter airlifted Ardiles and Villa, both 61, to a hospital in Stanley shortly after the accident occurred at around 9pm local time, according to the MinutoUno news site.

Four of the injured were discharged from hospital while three remain under observation, the report added.

Walcott antagonises Spurs fans with 2-0 gesture

Theo Walcott's gesture was met with a furious reaction from fans of north London rivals Tottenham. Credit: ITV Sport

Arsenal striker Theo Walcott infuriated Tottenham fans by making a 2-0 gesture towards them as he was stretchered off the pitch towards the end of his side's FA Cup third round win.

Goals from Santi Cazorla and Tomas Rosicky sealed the win for the home side.

Walcott was carried from the field after appearing to injure his knee during a challenge late in the game.

Asked about the incident after the match, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said: "The doctors said to me the coins were raining over his head [from the away fans] and that is why."

Theo Walcott carried on a stretcher past vocal Spurs fans in the away end at the Emirates Stadium. Credit: Reuters

Tim Sherwood appointed as Spurs boss until 2015

Spurs' caretaker boss Tim Sherwood has been appointed as the permanent replacement for sacked Andre Villas-Boas. He has been given an 18 month contract:

The club's chairman, Daniel Levy, said: "We are in the fortunate position of having within our Club a talented coach in Tim Sherwood.

"We believe Tim has both the knowledge and the drive to take the squad forward."

Glenn Hoddle eyes up Spurs managerial position

Former Tottenham Hotspurs manager Glenn Hoddle has said he is ready to take on the side for a second time, after Andre Villas-Boas was sacked on Wednesday.

The ex-England boss is second favourite among bookmakers for the post - behind Tim Sherwood - and confirmed his interest in the job.

Former Tottenham Hotspurs manager Glenn Hoddle. Credit: PA

The 56-year-old sat in the White Hart Lane dugout between 2001 and 2003 and is currently without a club, having last managed at Wolves in 2006.

Speaking on Sky Sports 1 he said: "If I was offered the job, yes I would want to go back, even if it was for the sake of the club. (Interim manager) Tim (Sherwood) is in pole position here."

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