Rafael Van der Vaart

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Netherlands enter Euro 2012 as one of the tournament favourites, and will look to record a morale-boosting victory over Northern Ireland in a friendly on Saturday. Netherlands have been backed by many to finally top the pile this year, and the attacking quality on show justifies this prediction. With the likes of Robin van Persie,…
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Two clubs in desperate need of three points for very different reasons meet at White Hart Lane on Sunday, as Tottenham take on Blackburn in the Premier League. Tottenham have had a dramatic dip in form over the last two months, and only one win in their last nine games threatens to see them miss…
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Harry Redknapp is blessed with a number of top-drawer attackers at his disposal and a strong squad at White Hart Lane. However, on-loan forward Emmanuel Adebayor has commanded the leading striker role this term, with Rafael van der Vaart playing just off the Togolese marksman. However, with the January addition of Louis Saha to the…
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Going into Saturday's clash with Chelsea, as a Tottenham fan I was not overly confident. Spurs had picked up one point from four games, whilst the Blues seemed reinvigorated with the introduction of Roberto Di Matteo as coach. Take into account that Tottenham have not won at Stamford Bridge since 1990, 22 years ago, and…
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Tottenham and Bolton replay in the FA Cup quarter finals on Tuesday night, after the first attempt was abandoned due to the tragic collapse of Fabrice Muamba. Tottenham have got through a very tricky fixture list of late with only two points from five Premier League games, with a 0-0 draw against Chelsea their latest…
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The fixture between Chelsea and Tottenham on Saturday may well have a telling effect on the eventual Champions League qualifiers for next season, as both clubs are desperate to finish in the top four. With Arsenal's improved form of late, there may well only be room in Europe's top tournament for one of these two…
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The race for the top four has a crucial fixture on Saturday to look forward to, as Chelsea host Tottenham at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea are currently in fifth place in the Premier League, and are five points behind Saturday's opponents in the position above. Roberto Di Matteo has helped turn the tide at the west…
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Tottenham take on Everton on Saturday at Goodison Park, in what will be a tricky fixture for a stuttering Spurs side. Defeats in recent games against Arsenal and Manchester United have meant that the chasing pack have closed the gap in the race for third, and Harry Redknapp's men need to stop the rot on…
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England's first game following the departure of Fabio Capello is a tough one against Netherlands on Wednesday at Wembley. England are looking for a new manager since the Italian incumbent left his post, and although online betting odds indicate that Harry Redknapp is the favourite for the job, no-one has been appointed as yet. Stuart…
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Spurs travel to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday to take on Arsenal, in what is the biggest game of the season for both teams' supporters. As always local bragging rights are at stake, but this game more than any other this term can determine the success of the sides' campaigns. Arsenal need the points to…
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The north London derby is one of the most passionate and eagerly anticipated fixtures in the Premier League calendar, and this one on Sunday should have a little bit of extra bite as Tottenham try to take Arsenal's place in the top four. Arsenal have had a calamitous week; firstly a 4-0 defeat at the…
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Tottenham have been linked with a spectacular summer move for Lille playmaker Eden Hazard, with the attacking midfielder admitting on Belgian television that he would be interested in a transfer to White Hart Lane. With the sheer bulk of names linked with Spurs over the course of a season, it is refreshing to see a…