Spurs 2, Manchester City 1

Martin Jol believes Tottenham's fifth-place finish in the Premiership represents the best season for the club in 20 years - but the Dutchman has targeted more improvement next season.

Ghaly faces rap for shirt snub to Jol

Tottenham midfielder Hossam Ghaly faces internal disciplinary action for throwing his shirt to the ground when substituted last night.

Shirty Ghaly in deep trouble

Hossam Ghaly was due back in training today after souring Tottenham's march towards Europe by throwing his shirt to the ground when substituted against Blackburn.

Spurs boss hails his trigger-happy trio

Martin Jol has hailed his strikeforce as the most dangerous in the Premiership - and wants them to fire Tottenham to a fifth-placed finish this week.

Charlton 0, Tottenham 2

Charlton boss Alan Pardew suffered relegation for the first time following defeat to Tottenham and admitted the Premiership table was a fair reflection of the season.

New interest in want-away Bent

Darren Bent will once again attract the interest of Newcastle United this summer after Charlton manager Alan Pardew admitted he will not be able to hold on to the England international if they are relegated.

Jol: My striker is not for sale

Tottenham boss Martin Jol insists Dimitar Berbatov is not for sale and warned the Premiership there is more to come from the striker next season.

Boro 2, Spurs 3

Talk about a game of two halves. Actually, it was more like five fifths.

King cautious

Ledley King is wary of Mark Viduka and Ayegbeni Yakubu wrecking Tottenham's chances of a full summer holiday after their gruelling campaign.

Spurs target Kieron

Tottenham boss Martin Jol is weighing up a bid for Newcastle midfielder Kieron Dyer after learning that United may be willing to sell him in the summer.

Fans are right to expect more

Nicky Butt last night insisted the spirited display that damaged Chelsea's Premiership prospects was not the cause for celebration it first appeared, and admitted Newcastle's commendable efforts underlined the club's recent underachievement.

Wigan Athletic 3, Tottenham Hotspur 3

Wigan boss Paul Jewell conceded his side were "severely punished" for mistakes in the home draw with Tottenham which again cost them points in their battle to beat the drop.

Spurs 2, Sevilla 2

Martin Jol was proud of Tottenham's second-half effort in their Uefa Cup defeat to Sevilla - but admitted the damage had been done in a crazy first eight minutes at White Hart Lane, WRITES Mike McGrath.

King back to revive Spurs

Ledley King could only watch from the sidelines as Tottenham crashed out of two competitions in his absence - but he is back for their final chance of silverware this season.

Chelsea 1, Tottenham 0

Jubilant Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho watched his side beat Tottenham then insisted he was not surprised by Sir Alex Ferguson's recent complaints about fixture scheduling.

It's 50-50 now: Jol

Tottenham may trail 2-1 after the first leg of their UEFA Cup quarter-final tie against Sevilla but manager Martin Jol is still confident they can make it through to the last four.

Sevilla 2, Spurs 1

Tottenhamcoach Martin Jol admitted he was bitterly disappointed by the penalty decision that helped give Sevilla the upper hand in last night's Uefa Cup quarter-final tie against the Spanish side.

Sevilla switching won't spoil Spurs schemes

Tottenham manager Martin Jol is adamant Sevilla's rotation policy has not affected his preparations for tonight's UEFA Cup clash with the high-flying Spanish side.

Aiming to break into elite

Tottenham boss Martin Jol believes rewarding Uefa Cup winners with a Champions League place is a "good idea".

Spurs 1, Reading 0

Steve Coppell claimed his side had been a victim of the 'little Reading' syndrome after a controversial penalty gave Tottenham the three points at White Hart Lane.

West Ham 3, Spurs 4

West Ham manager Alan Curbishley confirmed he will be disciplining defender Anton Ferdinand after it was revealed he defied club orders and went to America to celebrate his 22nd birthday, writes Alex Lowe.

Everton 1, Tottenham 2

Everton boss David Moyes defended his tactics after seeing Tottenham grab a late winner at Goodison Park.

Arsenal 3, Spurs 1

(aet Arsenal win 5-3 on aggregate) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is preparing to field his youngsters in the Carling Cup final after they helped defeat Tottenham in extra-time at the Emirates Stadium.

I've had taste of heaven, says Jol

Spurs boss Martin Jol has had a glimpse of "football heaven" - and has seen enough to believe his young side are on the verge of regularly competing for silverware.

Beckham may stay on

David Beckham's advisers will hold talks with Real Madrid today over their contract offer, despite claims that the former England captain is to leave the club in the summer.

I've got rhythm – Spurs hitman

Jermain Defoe is full of confidence following a run in the starting XI and wants score the goals to end Tottenham's search for a trophy.

United need to wise up

Newcastle United have been told they must become more "streetwise" after Chelsea "conned" them in midweek.

Spurs 3, Dinamo Bucharest 1

Tottenham boss Martin Jol was delighted with the attitude of his players last night in overcoming Dinamo Bucharest, who looked like they were on "vacation" according to their coach.

Glory is goal for Spurs boss Jol

Martin Jol would prefer the glory of winning the Uefa Cup this season to qualifying for the Champions League and then struggling in Europe's top competition.

Jol ready to fine Spurs' bad boys

Tottenham boss Martin Jol has warned his players they may have to foot the bill for Football Association fines if there are more incidents of ill-discipline during this season.

Beware of the angry Spurs

Winger Stewart Downing has warned his Middlesbrough team-mates to expect a Tottenham backlash after the Londoners' controversial weekend derby defeat.

Tottenham 3, Port Vale 1

Tom Huddlestone proved the difference as Tottenham came from behind to grab an extra-time win to reach the quarter-finals of the Carling Cup at Port Vale's expense.

Cole marks return

Joe Cole marked his first competitive start since the World Cup with Chelsea's opening goal in their win against Blackburn in the Carling Cup third round.

Tottenham Hotspur 1, West Ham United 0

Tottenham head coach Martin Jol played down suggestions that England striker Jermain Defoe had bitten Javier Mascherano after a first-half goal from Mido left West Ham in a deepening crisis at the foot of the Barclays Premiership table.

Besiktas 0, Spurs 2

Martin Jol hailed Dimitar Berbatov after the Bulgarian striker fired Tottenham to victory.

Ready to take heat

Paul Robinson insists Spurs will embrace the hostile atmosphere waiting at the Inonu Stadium tonight - and warned Besiktas his side are on the brink of producing a special performance.

Kindred spirit

Fenerbahçe manager Zico will have some sympathy for Newcastle counterpart Glenn Roeder when the two teams meet in the Uefa Cup tomorrow night because he knows exactly what he is going through.

Aston Villa 1, Spurs 1

Tottenham boss Martin Jol reflected on a string of missed first-half chances as a late Gareth Barry goal earned Aston Villa a 1-1 draw to protect their unbeaten record.

Aston Villa v Tottenham

Striker Luke Moore (shoulder) is a long-term absentee so Milan Baros is in line for a Villa recall.

United avoid the big hitters

Newcastle United will avoid some of Europe's big names in this morning's Uefa Cup draw after being named among the competition's top seeds.


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