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Sevilla 2 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur

by BBC Sport (U3702819) 05 April 2007
Date:
5 April 2007
Competition:
Uefa Cup
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Robbie Keane netted a priceless away goal but Spurs still face a tough task to reach the Uefa Cup semi-finals after Sevilla hit back for a hard-fought win.

Keane met Dimitar Berbatov's through ball and slotted home after just 68 seconds for a dream Tottenham start.

Former Spurs striker Fredi Kanoute pulled the holders level with a controversial penalty 17 minutes later.

And Alexander Kerzhakov headed the winner on 35 minutes as ugly crowd disturbances marred an excellent match.

Give your thoughts on tonight's events in Spain.

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posted Apr 6, 2007

i know that we shouldn't have got given a penalty against reading although it was the fact that when he moved his arm he took the ball into his body so technically it was correct however against seville it was obvious robinson had got a clear touch on the ball aswell as the fact the ref said he didn't give it for when he got the ball but that after robinson got the ball he went through the player which is a fair challenge. I think it was crowd pressure that forced him to give the penalty as the spurs fans even when not being bludgened couldnt out sing however many seville fans there were we just have to sing as loud as we can next week and try and sway the ref our way

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posted Apr 6, 2007

spur1984,

I made the comment about "Can you imagine what the public uproar would have been like if the Metropolitan Police had treated Sevilla fans i the same way that the Spanish police had treated the Spurs fans". I made that comment, sir - NOT GoonerlelleFOYS.

And if it has escaped your attention, I have been pretty supportive of the way that your team was totally robbed by an unjust "penalty" decision that never was, and I am sure that many other 606 members have all voiced the same opinion as myself.

And finally, I do not wish to have any online contact with someone who chooses to use such profane and abusive language as you have openly expressed in your earlier comment here on 606.

You are wrong to blame GoonerlelleFOYS for a comment which he had NEVER made here on 606 in the first place. I truly think that he deserves an apology from you for your unacceptable outburst.

Thank you, sir.

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posted Apr 6, 2007

Dear BBC Community member,

Thank you for contributing to a BBC community site. Unfortunately we've had to
remove your content below because it contravened one of our House Rules.
"BAH!"
_______
Club Secretary John Alexander is today calling for answers from the Spanish authorities as to what
prompted the disturbing scenes during the match last night. *1

"Our supporters have been on four trips into Europe before this and have behaved impeccably so
something was clearly different in the way they were treated last night to suffer this sort of
response," said John this afternoon.*2

"We really need to get to the bottom of just what the police were trying to do when they entered
those segregation lines.*3
We have been distressed to hear about incidents involving our supporters at a time when they were
showing no aggression whatsoever*4 and also in respect of our disabled supporters being set upon by
the Spanish riot police.*5
We need to understand how we are in a position whereby we have two clearly identifiable Spurs
Stewards assaulted by the Spanish police, along with our disability co-ordinator being injured
too.

"Both the Club and the local authorities had worked very hard to try and respect what was
happening in Seville over the Easter period and arrangements were put in place that the fans
appreciated.
They had a good time in the town and were mixing quite freely with no signs at all of what was to
come," added John, who said fans making contact through the email address
seville.report@tottenhamhotspur.com is key to creating an accurate assessment of the incidents.*6

"It is an important part of us building up a picture of what happened on the night.*7
They were the closest people to it.*8
We had observers from the Embassy, along with five police officers,
our own Safety Officer with 22 stewards.*9
We also had a representative from the Football Association. *10

"All of their information and feedback will be valuable to us in piecing together what happened
along with statements from our own supporters."*11

__________________________________

http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/articles/clubcallsforanswers.html
*1= THROWING CHAIRS PERHAPS?
*2= ONLY 4? GOT A 'BYE THRU' TOO. OH YEH BUT STILL THEY CLAIM BIASED TREATMENT AGAINST CLUB
*3= STOP THE DESTRUCTION PERHAPS?
*4= REPORTS OF TROUBLE OUTSIDE PREVIOUSLY BEING IGNORED THEN?
*5= ANY PROOF YET [ANY MOBILE VIDS YET [U LOT USUALLY POST 'EM]
*6= ALL ON TV ALREADY
*7= AS ABOVE
*8= HE MEANS 'DOING IT'
*9= SO WHY ASK HOOLIGAN FANS THEN?
*10= AS ABOVE AGAIN
*11= SOME PEOPLE NEED TO LEARN HOW TO LOSE!

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posted Apr 6, 2007

surely the most important factor of what went on was that sevilla dominated a large part of the game but spurs rode their luck to an extent and came out with a good situation for the next leg. Yes, an unfair penalty, but sevilla deserved 2 goals for their play, which was excellent. Like spurs 778 said, these things tend to work them selves out over the season, so lets not gripe too much about the ref.....

On a seperate note, i think ppl should just stop goin on about referreeing, its so boring and we know if we relly think about it that it is a very difficult job....they dont have replays remember....its almost these days that the football is a sideshow, and all anyone is bothered about it what descisions the ref makes

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posted Apr 6, 2007

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posted Apr 6, 2007

TrevHol1

I wasn't implying that goonerfelle had made the point about the met police. I was simply echoing your opinion so therefore I don't believe an apology is necessary. I'm not trying to have a dig at Arsenal in my post but just find it rather irritating when opposing fans come on here slagging off spurs for no reason. I appreciate that (as a gooner) you have shown a neutral & unbiased opinion.

As for my 'unacceptable outburst' - I don't see how my language was in any way abusive. A bit coarse perhaps, though hardly abusive.

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posted Apr 6, 2007

Its terrible how the Spurs fans are blameing the Spanish police for yesterdays violence, they brought it upon themselves and they should be ashamed. Whats worst is the players were clapping the behaviour of the fans which is encourgeing them. They should be makeing an announcement to all the fans, saying its unforgivable how they acted and they should STOP IT BEFORE THE GET BANNED! They made people scared and worried they were even makeing people cry. Im ashamed to be English because of what they did theyre GITS!

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posted Apr 6, 2007

they were just responding to police beating them with batons. What did your expect them to do? Just satnd there and get beaten?

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posted Apr 7, 2007

yes it is weird that kanoute should score for sevilla, its so often that it happens with ex spurs players that its a jinx in my opinion.however, was it a penalty? it looked to me like the referee was un sighted and we could see on tv pictures that robinson did get two hands to the ball.so, no penalty surely as no foul was committed and he only got booked for dissent not foul play which is strange. we need to win 1 - 0 at white hart lane but that will be much easier said than done, be such a pity to go out now but sevilla are the best team we have had to play and they are the current holders , so no disgrace if spurs do go out. I think , as a spurs fan (atic) that we will do it and i also think it will be a very good game like the away leg was too.

bill beeby dover in kent , spurs since 1961 , age 54 now.

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posted Apr 7, 2007

spur1984,

Appreciate your comment - I simply thought that you were having a go at the wrong 606 member about how most Arsenal supporters were "slagging off Spurs" as you had put it.

There's more than enough chaos going on without us falling out online over it all. You're a Spurs fan, I am an Arsenal fan. We each follow our own - nothing wrong with that.

Let's call a truce.

By the way, I asy that Arsenal will beat West Ham 1-0 this afternoon. Anyone have their own predictions on this?

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