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Ray Clemence always seemed to be in the right place at the right time | Paul Wilson

Guardian - søn, 15/11/2020 - 18:25

Gracefully athletic player, who has died aged 72, was one of England’s finest keepers and a legend at Liverpool and Spurs

Ray Clemence was not just one of the finest goalkeepers England has ever produced, he was a link back to the time when footballers used to have day jobs or summer occupations. Impossible as it will now seem to imagine, there was a period relatively recently when promising young footballers would find themselves meeting and dealing with members of the public, as Clemence famously did when working as a deckchair attendant on the beach in his native Skegness.

Just in case younger generations find this hard to credit, photographs exist of a young Clemence not only distributing the aforesaid folding finger-traps, but also leaping around on the sand on being asked to demonstrate his goalkeeping ability.

Related: Ray Clemence: former Liverpool, Spurs and England goalkeeper dies aged 72

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Clemence: Deckchair attendant to Liverpool's greatest 'keeper

Sky Sports - søn, 15/11/2020 - 17:40
Ray Clemence went from stacking deckchairs on Skegness beach to being the last line of defence in the all-conquering Liverpool team of the 1970s and early 1980s.

Ray Clemence: former Liverpool, Spurs and England goalkeeper dies aged 72

Guardian - søn, 15/11/2020 - 16:34
  • Family statement: ‘He’s now at peace and in no more pain’
  • Clemence won three European Cups and five league titles

Tributes have poured in for the former Liverpool, Tottenham and England goalkeeper Ray Clemence, who has died at the age of 72.

Clemence was one of the finest goalkeepers of his generation and enjoyed a trophy-laden career at Anfield after being signed by Bill Shankly for £18,000 from Scunthorpe United in 1967. He also won 61 England caps, a total that would have been much greater but for the competition from Peter Shilton. England are due to wear black armbands in tribute to their former number one and goalkeeping coach in Sunday night’s Nations League game against Belgium. A full tribute will be paid before Wednesday’s game with Iceland at Wembley.

Related: Ray Clemence always seemed to be in the right place at the right time | Paul Wilson

We are extremely saddened to learn that former #ThreeLions goalkeeper and coach Ray Clemence has passed away at the age of 72.

All of our thoughts are with Ray’s family, friends and former clubs at this time.

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Ray Clemence dies aged 72

Sky Sports - søn, 15/11/2020 - 16:27
Former Liverpool, Tottenham and England goalkeeper Ray Clemence has died at the age of 72.

Neil Ruddock: ‘Souness wouldn’t drop players, he would tackle you instead’

Guardian - søn, 15/11/2020 - 11:56

Former defender discusses tricking Liverpool’s physio, winding up Eric Cantona and getting bullets in the post

Neil Ruddock gets his swearing from his mother. It’s 10am on a Tuesday and in the den at the back of his house ‘Razor’ doesn’t hold back with the Fs and Cs. But the swearing comes naturally, and as Billy Connolly once suggested, there can be a poetry to it, which is certainly true in Ruddock’s cockney drawl. It is sometimes crass, or superfluous, but it’s also who Ruddock is. He’s the son of a swearer, so naturally he became one.

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Remember when Ruddock kept puttin Cantona's collar down? Hahaha.

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WSL: Bristol City earn first point in Spurs draw

Sky Sports - lør, 14/11/2020 - 22:55
Bristol City registered their first point of the 2020-21 Women's Super League campaign with a 2-2 draw against Tottenham at Twerton Park.

Gedson could leave Tottenham in January

Sky Sports - lør, 14/11/2020 - 18:32
Gedson Fernandes' loan spell at Tottenham could end in January, manager Jose Mourinho has admitted.

Page: Bale 'loving his football again'

Sky Sports - lør, 14/11/2020 - 15:20
Wales caretaker manager Robert Page says Gareth Bale is "loving his football again" ahead of the Nations League double-header against the Republic of Ireland and Finland.

Southgate: Kane can beat Rooney's England record

Sky Sports - lør, 14/11/2020 - 15:00
Gareth Southgate has backed England captain Harry Kane to surpass Wayne Rooney as the country's record goalscorer as the Tottenham forward prepares to win his 50th cap against Belgium on Sunday, live on Sky Sports.

Mourinho handed suspended one-match European ban

Sky Sports - fre, 13/11/2020 - 18:13
Jose Mourinho has been handed a suspended one-match European competition ban, UEFA has announced.

Son named PL player of the month for October

Sky Sports - fre, 13/11/2020 - 14:00
Tottenham forward Heung-Min Son has been named the Premier League player of the month for October.

New ground: 10 of the best stadium moves in the new-build era

Guardian - tor, 12/11/2020 - 16:03

In the first of a two-part series, we look at the league clubs who have arguably benefited most from relocating. Read part two here.

By Niall McVeigh for The Set Pieces

When it opened in August 1988, Scunthorpe’s Glanford Park was the first brand new league ground for 33 years. Since then, a new-build revolution kickstarted by the Taylor Report has seen more than a third of the current 92 league clubs move home. Any team leaving an ancestral home for a new, purpose-built arena is gambling their history and identity on making it work.

For the success stories, there is much to love about their new surroundings – some offer safety and stability, while others have led to charges up the league and that new trophy room getting plenty of use. In part two, we will take a look at relocations that did not go to plan – but first, here are 10 stadium moves that paid off.

Related: New ground: 10 unsuccessful modern stadium moves

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Kane: Spurs ready to 'achieve things' under Jose

Sky Sports - tor, 12/11/2020 - 13:25
Harry Kane believes Tottenham are in a position to finally "achieve things" this season under Jose Mourinho.

'Football's Next Star' winner out to emulate Mourinho

Sky Sports - tor, 12/11/2020 - 08:00
After earning a contract with Inter Milan and the chance to play under Jose Mourinho by winning a television contest a decade ago, Ben Greenhalgh has now begun his own coaching career with Dartford's academy.

Tottenham to start talks with Son Heung-min on £200,000-a-week deal

Guardian - ons, 11/11/2020 - 13:49
  • Son is Premier League’s joint-top scorer with eight goals
  • Current contract of £140k-a-week runs out in 2023

Tottenham are to open talks with Son Heung-min’s new representatives over a contract extension, with the forward in line to become one of the club’s top earners in recognition of his consistent performances over the past few seasons.

Son is the Premier League’s joint top-scorer this season with eight goals and his closing in on his 100th for Spurs, having made almost 250 appearances since joining from Bayer Leverkusen in August 2015 for an initial £22m.

Related: Pandemic football suits José Mourinho, a man at home in sinister circumstances | Jonathan Liew

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Merson Says: Serial-winner Mourinho can guide Spurs to title

Sky Sports - tir, 10/11/2020 - 19:00
Jose Mourinho is the key to any potential Tottenham title bid this season, says Paul Merson, who also praises Harry Kane's transformation, before going on to suggest another possible surprise winner of this season's Premier League...

'Big consequences for players in European super league'

Sky Sports - tir, 10/11/2020 - 14:30
FA chairman Greg Clarke opposes plans for a European Premier League and insists there would "big consequences" for players who joined a breakaway competition.

Pandemic football suits José Mourinho, a man at home in sinister circumstances | Jonathan Liew

Guardian - man, 09/11/2020 - 22:00

In this new and fearful landscape anything seems possible, even the notion that Tottenham are genuine title contenders

As a coach who prides himself on being at the cutting edge of new trends and ideas within the game, José Mourinho joined Instagram in February 2020. We soon learned that this would not be an account dedicated to the classic Instagram tropes of good vibes, fabulous sunsets, body-positivity and paleo-breakfasts. Instead, in among the adverts for watches and credit cards, Mourinho’s main source of content appears to be his own face, captured in various states of cheerlessness. On the team bus, looking grumpy after a defeat. On a sofa, glumly eating crisps out of a plastic tub. Forcing his staff, including a stony-faced Ledley King, to watch Formula One on a Sunday afternoon.

Even the more sincere posts carry an unnerving import. Last month, for example, Mourinho wrote on behalf of the World Food Programme, pointing out that “842 million people in the world do not eat enough to be healthy”. Curiously, though, the post was accompanied by photographs of Mourinho himself eating, as if demonstrating how it should be done. Three Premier Leagues, two Champions Leagues, one bowl of food: respect, man, respect.

Related: Why is football so blind to the injuries caused by a remorseless schedule? | Jonathan Wilson

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Neville: Spurs have the firepower to win title

Sky Sports - man, 09/11/2020 - 18:00
Gary Neville insists Jose Mourinho has the attacking players at his disposal at Tottenham to deliver the north London club the Premier League title, but the former Manchester United defender is still not convinced they can do it.

Jose: Tottenham could win other European leagues

Sky Sports - man, 09/11/2020 - 12:00
Jose Mourinho says his Tottenham side "could be champions in other European countries" after reiterating the Premier League is the most difficult league to win.
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