Tottenham Would Profit £175m from a Harry Kane Sale, Says Study


Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, if sold, would net his team a greater profit on their initial investment than any other player in the entire world. That’s the claim made by the CIES Football Observatory, which is billed as an independent study center specializing in football statistical analysis.

They released their list of the top 50 potential value add players, and Kane is number one, ahead of even Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. Kane would give the north London club a profit of £175m, according to the results of their study. Kane’s teammate, Dele Alli, is third on the list.

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Man United = Kentucky, Real Madrid = Duke and the Rest of the UCL, Sweet 16 doppelgängers

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There are two athletic competitions in this world that captivate us unlike any other: college basketball’s NCAA Tournament, known as “March Madness,” and the UEFA Champions League. In late winter and early spring, sports fans all across the globe are transfixed by both competitions.

We root for our specific teams first and foremost, and then debate if we should support our primary rivals in our respective leagues/conferences as they take on the rest of the nation/Europe. Let’s say you’re a North Carolina/Liverpool supporter- do you show solidarity for the other ACC/English Premier League teams in the competition? It’s a debate with no right or wrong answer, exactly like the 16 pairings that we’ve made below. So have at it in the comments section. 

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United, Chelsea, Tottenham, Southampton Receive FA Cup Draws

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Chelsea was able to finish off Leicester City 2-1 in extra time tonight, and with that result, complete the quarterfinal round of the FA Cup. Once the Sunday evening clash between the sides that comprise the last three Premier League title winners was complete, the FA Cup semi-final draw was held.

The results: Manchester United will face Tottenham, and Chelsea were drawn against Southampton.

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Dele Alli Hits Back at those Who Claim He’s a Diver

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Tottenham Hotspur and England midfielder Dele Alli is one of the best young players in the game. The 21-year-old is also one of the most polarizing footballers in the game today. He’s widely criticized by those who believe he’s a diver. Football pundits, supporters/observers of the game and social media users in general often take swipes at Alli by claiming he’s a player prone to taking a dive.

Early last month he was booked for simulation against Liverpool, and Twitter blew up with Dele Alli diving gifs and memes. Right before Christmas he escaped booking for a challenge on Burnley’s Kevin Long, and again the Twitterverse was all about making jokes where a Dele Alli flop was the punchline. Alli disputes this label, and he passionately defended himself against a reputation that he strongly believes is not deserved.

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Harry Kane Ankle Injury Update Provided by Tottenham Hotspur


Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane limped off during the first half of Spurs’ 4-1 win at Bournemouth on Sunday, and was later spotted leaving the Vitality Stadium on crutches, with his injured right foot in a protective boot.

This created fears that Kane could be out for the rest of the Premier League season. Beyond those concerns, some feared the injury could be so severe that the high flying forward’s World Cup campaign, where he will captain England, could be in doubt as well.

Well, Wednesday brought some good news, as the Harry Kane timeline for return is actually being measured in weeks, not months.

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Update on Harry Kane Injury Severity Further Delayed


It’s going to be at least another day, or two, of checking social media and search engines over and over in regards to Harry Kane. The Tottenham Hotspur and England striker was to get a scan on his right ankle yesterday, but it was too swollen to undergo the procedure, and thus the medical test was delayed.

However, the Evening Standard reports that “greater clarity on the matter was expected today or tomorrow after the injury had been assessed.” So it’s possible that Spurs and Three Lions supporters won’t have to keep repeatedly refreshing their browsers when it comes to Harry Kane injury news by tonight or tomorrow.

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Thierry Henry, David Beckham Highlight USA Hall of Fame Candidates

Arsenal legend, Belgium national team assistant coach and rumored potential Arsene Wenger successor Thierry Henry is one of the biggest names on the final ballot for the National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2018 elections. Voting will begin Monday, March 12 and run through Monday, March 26 for the Player, Veteran Player and Builder categories.

The 1998 FIFA World Cup champion and three-time MLS All-Star (New York Red Bulls) is joined by three-time FIFA World Cup squad member and longtime Tottenham Hotspur man Brad Friedel and legendary Manchester United #7 and iconic Class of ’92 member David Beckham on the list of eligible Hall of Fame candidates.

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Mohamed Salah Tops Premier League Individual Power Rankings


When Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah moved from AS Roma to Liverpool this summer, even the biggest of optimists could not have expected him to have a season this exceptional! Salah, nicknamed the Pharaoh, is right up there with Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane as co-front runners to win the Golden Boot Award this campaign.

Mohamed Salah has promised a trophy this season at Liverpool, and and repeatedly said that he came to Anfield in order to win big trophies. The way he’s performing right now, if his fine form catches on to his teammates, it won’t be long before it happens.

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Tottenham FA Cup Replay will Support Rochdale for 2-3 Years Says Club Manager


Tottenham Hotspur didn’t win the football match, but they certainly scored a big win for the cause of philanthropy today. Spurs went to Rochdale for a FA Cup fifth round clash that ended in a 1-1 draw. Rochdale, the bottom club in League One, English football’s third division, are a club with financial issues.

The result at 10,200 seat Spotland Stadium today sets up a replay now at Wembley Stadium. Keith Hill, manager of The Dale, says the money made from the tussle at the national stadium will keep the club in business “for the next two or three years.”

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FA Cup Draws: Chelsea, United, City and Tottenham Avoid Each Other

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In the FA Cup quarterfinal draws, all the big clubs will avoid each other- surprising no one! There are four members of the Premier League big six left alive in the competition: Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea. The Red Devils and Blues have already had (and obviously won) their fifth round ties to advance to the round of eight.

Of the ten clubs remaining in the competition, seven are from the Premier League. Looking ahead at the next round of draws, the standout tie seems to be Chelsea vs Leicester City; a match-up of the last three league champions.

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Tottenham Hotspur to Offer Mauricio Pochettino a New Lucrative Contract Extension

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has remade his current club into a true Premier League title contender and UEFA Champions League regular. Since coming up from Southampton in 2014, Pochettino has improved Spurs to a club that is solidly among the best in the Premier League’s big six.

Spurs were the last team standing between the last two league champions, the last contender to get mathematically eliminated. His phenomenal work has been noticed by the biggest clubs in the world, and now White Hart Lane are looking to make sure he’s locked down on a longer term deal to make sure he stays put in north London.

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Harry Kane was “too chubby” for Arsenal, Says Former Coach


As Harry Kane continues his assault on the Premier League scoring record book, one former Arsenal coach reflected on bypassing the chance to sign the Tottenham Hotspur striker. The reason why is what truly astounds- Liam Brady, former Arsenal Head of Youth Development and Academy Director, said that the young Englishman had too much body fat and not enough athleticism.

The current Ambassador of The Arsenal Foundation said of Harry Kane.

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