Harry Redknapp admits Tottenham are in Champions League dreamland after his side reached the quarter-finals with a tense 1-0 aggregate win over AC Milan. Redknapp's team survived a barrage of pressure from Milan at White Hart Lane on Wednesday to secure a 0-0 draw in the last 16 second leg clash and that was enough to eliminate the Italian league leaders thanks to Peter Crouch's first leg goal in the San Siro. When Redknapp arrived at White Hart Lane, he took over a team in the Premier League relegation zone, but now they are within two rounds of reaching the final of Europe's elite club competition at Wembley. After years spent in the long shadow cast by local rivals Arsenal, it is now Tottenham's turn to bask in the spotlight and, with the Gunners forced to watch the rest of the competition on television after their exit against Barcelona, Redknapp wants his fans to savour every moment of their fairytale run. "I don't know how far we can go but we've done very well so far," … [Read more...] about We’re living the dream, says Spurs boss Redknapp
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After a troubling week in Europe, it would be easy to mock Arsenal or Barcelona, were it not for one thing. Each time they play, these two clubs, arguably above all others, attempt the hardest feat in sport. They try to win beautifully. Not pragmatically. Not with cunning. There is a plan, but it is a noble one. To attempt victory with the game in its purest form. One of the clubs, clearly, has been a lot better at it lately. The crisis at Arsenal and the blip at Barcelona barely compare in real terms: eight years without a trophy against a bad night in Milan. Barcelona are walking away with La Liga and Arsenal would kill to be in their shoes. High ideals: Santi Cazorla (left) and Jack Wilshere inspire Arsenal Unless Real Madrid win the Champions League this season - and chances are they won't even make the quarter-finals, with Manchester United growing in strength - they will have seen off nemesis Jose Mourinho in almost contemptuous fashion. Yet viewed dispassionately, … [Read more...] about Even when it goes wrong, Barcelona and Arsenal still feed the soul
They are arguably the two best strikers of the Premier League season so far and on Sunday they go head to head at Old Trafford. So who is the better out of Luis Suarez and Robin van Persie? The only way to decide is to break down their strengths and deliver a final verdict. They are different players but they are both goalscorers who I would have loved to have played against. No 1... right now: Robin van Persie poses with his player of the month award for December Ready to roll: Luis Suarez is put through his paces at Liverpool's training on Friday Suarez scores against Norwich... Van Persie scores against Chelsea Suarez scores against Chelsea... Van Persie scores against Southampton FINISHING Van Persie is as good as you get. In his early seasons at Arsenal, he had to shoot on his left foot. Since last season he has trusted his right foot, too and defenders can't read him. He rarely misses a chance. Suarez is not as reliable in front of goal and can … [Read more...] about The two best strikers in the league go head to head but who will come out on top… super Suarez or powerhouse Van Persie?
Apple's tablets made up 55 per cent of third-quarter shipments, but it lost 14 per cent to Android competitors, according to new research. Three years. That's how long it's been since Nokia has offered a phone for the largest carrier in the US: a unique (and yet wholly forgettable) device known as the Twist. Needless to say, the arrival of the Lumia 822 at Verizon Wireless comes at a crucial time for Nokia, which must quickly establish itself in the United States if it hopes to remain a legitimate contender in the smartphone realm. That's a lot of weight to carry on one's shoulders -- even for a mighty Finn. Fortunately, the Lumia 822 is well-suited to help establish a beachhead on Lady Liberty's shores. At just $100 on-contract, it's a good value and deserves genuine consideration from OS switchers and first-time smartphone buyers alike. Granted, it lacks the premium display and camera wizardry of the Lumia 920, but with greater built-in storage and a better front-facing … [Read more...] about Nokia Lumia 822 review: the pride of Espoo returns to Verizon Wireless
The speech of the Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh at the National Ideas and Culture Conference for summarizing the work in 2006 and deploying missions in 2007 which was held in Dongnai province by the Board of Ideology and Culture for two days February 26 and 27, 2007 was published. Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, I am very glad to attend the National Ideology and Culture Conference for summarizing the work in 2006 and deploying missions in 2007. On behalf of the Politburo and the Secretariat, I warmly welcome all of you. On the occasion of early Pig's Year (Dinh Hoi Spring), I affectionately wish you health, happiness and new successes. Dear all, I have listened attentively to the reports presented by the leader representatives of the Central Ideology and Culture Board and opinions from some of you; before that, I had chance to learn in advance via specific reports on each field sent by you. The above reports have generally shown an overview of the situation of the … [Read more...] about The speech of the Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh at the National Ideology and Culture Conference for summarizing the work in 2006 and deploying missions in 2007