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Toronto FC: Ryan Nelsen’s inexperience cost him his job

Ryan Nelsen inexperience was on display during his time with Toronto FC. Ryan Nelsen set himself up to fail when he agreed to be Toronto FC’s head coach while he was still under contract as a player with English Premier League club Queens Park Rangers. The 36-year-old year old had the audacity to come into an evolving league with no coaching experience, and that decision backfired...
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto FC's Defoe unlikely to join QPR, but could still go in January

Jermain Defoe is unlikely to join Queens Park Rangers on deadline day but chairman Tony Fernandes remains optimistic a deal can be done in January. Defoe, 31, has been keen to return to the Premier League after failing to settle at Major League Soccer side Toronto and Sky sources understand both Rangers and Leicester have enquired about the former England striker. However, Toronto...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Deadline Day Tottenham transfer rumors: Defoe, Rodriguez, Schneiderlin

Watch this space as the summer transfer window shuts in a matter of hours. Here’s the final Tottenham transfer rumors of this period. Of course, that doesn’t mean we won’t have new rumors of deals tomorrow, and every day after that. We always have plenty of Tottenham transfer rumors, everyday. Let’s get this party started. -From The Independent, Tottenham will make a move...
Via The Sports Bank
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Jermain Defoe playing his way on the World Cup team?

When Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe announced he was leaving the UK to join Toronto FC many believed it was a backwards step for the striker, especially in a World Cup year. However, with playing chances being at a premium in London, constant game time in the MLS might just be Defoe’s chance to earn his ticket to Brazil. Toronto FC signed Defoe for one reason: Goals. He...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jermain Defoe to join MLS team Toronto FC

Tottenham says striker Jermain Defoe has agreed to join MLS team Toronto FC at the end of February. The 31-year-old Defoe has scored 142 goals during two spells at Tottenham and is the club's top scorer in European competitions. Tottenham has at least nine matches to play before Defoe leaves for the MLS, which starts in March. Defoe says ''everybody knows how much...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Fan Flares in the Midlands – Spurs fan hit Linesman with flare during Aston Villa vs. Tottenham match

Originally posted on Top-soccer.comA Tottenham Hotspur fan threw a flare onto the pitch hitting the linesman during the Aston Villa vs. Tottenham match at Villa Park. The flare projected directly from behind the stands (away end) where the assistant referee was standing and hit him directly. It is unaware if the fan was intentionally targeting the linesman but even if he wasn...
Via Top-soCCer
October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Defoe: I'm not leaving Spurs

Jermain Defoe has dismissed reports of a January move to QPR and insisted that he wants to see out his career with Tottenham. Speculation has emerged that the England striker is a top target for new QPR boss Harry Redknapp when the transfer window re-opens on New Year's Day. But Defoe, Spurs' leading scorer this season with 10 goals in all competitions, claims he has no...
Via Fox Soccer
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Why did Andre Villas-Boas shove his assistant while celebrating goal? (Video)

Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas was caught on the sideline pushing aside his assistant, first team coach Luis Martins, while celebrating after striker Jermain Defoe completed a hat trick during Tottenham's 3-1 victory over Maribor in Europa League soccer action Thursday. Martins tried to shake AVB's hand, which doesn't seem like a major offense, especially...
Via Holdout Sports
November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Defoe heads home after death of father

England striker Jermain Defoe has returned home following the death of his father. The Football Association confirmed the news on Thursday morning, adding that the player is expected to return at some point and no replacement is being called up. It is not known at this point whether Defoe will be back prior to Monday's Group D opener against France in Donetsk. "England...
Via Fox Soccer
June 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Defoe returns to England from Euros after dad dies

England striker Jermain Defoe flew home from the European Championship on Thursday following the death of his father, but is expected to return to the tournament. The English Football Association said he will not be replaced in the 23-man squad, which had only arrived at its Euro 2012 base in the Polish city of Krakow on Wednesday. The death of Jimmy Defoe overnight was announced...
Via AP on Fox
June 07, 2012  |  Discuss
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