Maradona, Arsenal, history, Rémy, Bony, Lovren, Fryers & Carroll

Hello everyone, good afternoon and welcome once again to Tottenham News Shorts, quick bits of bitesize news surrounding Tottenham and or the glorious game of football, soccer to some.

Diego Maradona Tottenham Hotspur

Before we get into today's Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 37 here is a quick delve into some related articles to today's news that you may have missed.

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First we take a light hearted look at the number of Ambassadors we are acquiring on top of Club 18-30 rep Michael Dawson.

Brad Friedel played probably his last game in America, was it his last game for Spurs? He received a deserved standing ovation from the crowd.

Jan Vertongehen tells Belgian radio he wants to stay at Tottenham, nothing to do with Barcelona having signed their number one target then.

Right let's get into the Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 37, recent news which concerns Diego Maradona, the first PL side to lose to an MLS side, Tottenham history, Carrick birthday, Rémy, Bony & Lovren, Zeki Fryers and Tom Carroll.

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Diego Maradona played in a 5-a-side game in Río Tercero, near to the town of Embalse, where he played for the 'Cebollitas' in 1973. The 53-year-old Argentinian legend grabbed a couple of goals, one from the penalty shot to keep the crowd happy. In his prime he was at a different level to Lionel Messi.

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Arsenal become the first Premier League team in history to lose to a Major League Soccer (MLS) side when they were beaten 1-0 by New York Red Bulls. Setting new standards!

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Tottenham history, on this day in 2008 Robbie Keane let for Liverpool and Darren Bent scored 4 goals in a pre-season friendly against Norwich City in a 5-1 win at Carrow Road.

In 2007 Spurs won the Vodacom Challenge trophy becoming the first side outside Africa to do so. We beat Orlando Pirates (South Africa) in Pretoria 3-0 with goals from Bent 2 and Berbatov.

Spurs XI: Robinson, Chimbonda, Stalteri, Dawson, Rocha, Malbranque (Maghoma 83), Zokore (Jenas 46), Huddlestone (Keane 57), Taarabt (Routledge 46), Bent (Defoe 46), Berbatov (Tainio 72).
Unused Subs: Cerny, Kaboul, O'Hata, Daniels

Former midfielder Michael Carrick (Manchester United) was born today in 1981. Happy 33rd birthday.

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After 27-year-old Loïc Rémy failed his Liverpool medical and the Merseyside club dropped their interest in the Frenchman, they are set to step up their efforts to sign 25-year-old Wilfried Bony from Swansea. Southampton centre-back Dejan Lovren has passed his medical and completed his move to Liverpool.

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Two players Tottenham Hotspur fans might have expected to see against Chicago Fire, Zeki Fryers and Tom CarrolL missed the 2-0 win because of minor knocks.

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