Found March 04, 2013 on Midwest Sports Fans:
Like many other hardcore soccer fans, yesterday’s North London Derby was must-see TV for me. The fact that I’m a huge Spurs fan only added to my anticipation. Tottenham and Arsenal are two of the biggest rivals in all of sports. The two squads play in stadiums that are less than four miles apart, both situated in the soccer-crazed city of London. To be honest, it’s not exactly fair to call it a rivalry, considering the dominance that Arsenal has had over the Spurs for, well, basically forever. Still, the last few seasons have seen a paradigm shift in English soccer with Arsenal falling back to the pack as Gunner fans everywhere call for Arsen Wenger to be fired. Gareth Bale is a spectacular talent, but soccer fans are deprived of seeing him at his best more often because of arcane rules that could use some tweaking. Only adding to the drama is Gareth Bale, a player whose form is literally unmatched by any player in the world right now. Bale has scored 13 goals in his last 13 games, ...

Arsenal vows to ban banana thrower

Arsenal have vowed to ban for life the fan who threw a banana at Gareth Bale in Sunday's north London derby. Police confirmed on Monday that they had launched an investigation after an Arsenal supporter threw a banana at Bale as he went to take a corner in the 27th minute of the game at White Hart Lane. The Police are examining CCTV footage to see if they can identify the person...

Bale scores again as Spurs beat Arsenal 2-1

Gareth Bale maintained his exhilirating run of scoring form to set Tottenham on its way to a 2-1 win over Arsenal on Sunday, opening up a seven-point gap between the north London rivals in the race for Champions League qualification. Bale - with his 10th goal in his past eight games - and fellow winger Aaron Lennon scored in a three-minute span at the end of the first half, proving...

Ronaldo In Disguise? Brilliant Bale Downs West Ham

West Ham became the latest team to be swept aside by Gareth Bale on Monday evening, with the Welshman bagging his second double in successive Premier League games to earn a crucial 3-2 win forTottenham. His sublime strike in the dying minutes of the game ensured Spurs leapfrogged Chelsea into third place in the table, leading manager Andre Villas-Boas to suggest the 23-year...

Villas-Boas: Not finished yet

Andre Villas-Boas hailed an important win for Tottenham Hotspur following their 2-1 victory over Arsenal but insisted his players would not be taking anything for granted in the race for the Champions League. Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon scored in Sunday's North London derby at White Hart Lane as Spurs moved back into third place and opened up a seven-point lead over fifth-placed...

Derby delight for Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur boosted their hopes of Champions League qualification and dealt a blow to Arsenal's chances of another top-four finish as they ran out 2-1 winners in an absorbing North London derby at White Hart Lane. Gareth Bale continued his superb form with the opening goal on 37 minutes and Aaron Lennon made it 2-0 before the interval as Arsenal's defensive deficiencies...

The closest Player of the Year battle in years

The closest Player of the Year battle in years - originally posted on Soccerlens.comAs March rolls around every season, it quite often feels like a formality as to who will win the PFA Players Player of the Year and Football Writers’ Player of the Year awards. Looking back over previous seasons there has, more often than not, been a standout player who wins the coveted prizes...
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