It’s good to see us back to winning ways in the league, but of course, Poch is right, we need to be more consistent in our play. So, what is it that we’re missing? There’s certainly nothing wrong with our attacking play (5-1!), and the defence and midfield are good. On top of that, we have one of the top three keepers in the league. But we’ll tell you what we’re missing: a bit of steel on the pitch. Someone to put the fear of the footballing gods into the opposition. We’re missing the hard men, and it’s got us... Read more »
The 2017/18 season is the first time since the Premier League’s inception 25 years ago that not a single club were sponsored by a beer company. While each team still retains an official alcohol partner, the brands have taken a backward step away from shirt sponsorship – and online gambling entities have rushed in to fill the gap in the market. This season, nine of the 20 Premier League clubs have deals with gaming companies in some shape or form and last time around, that figure was even higher with half of the league sponsored by gambling firms. Not everyone... Read more »
The 2018 World Cup draw on Friday, December 1 caused great intrigue for Tottenham fans, with potentially nine Spurs players in line to share the same pitch in the final Group G game on June 18, 2018. England were drawn in the same pool as Belgium, along with Tunisia and Panama – with the expectation that the two European nations will battle it out for first and second place. Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur, December 2016 (08).JPG by Ardfern (CC BY-SA 4.0) There are five senior Three Lions internationals currently in Spurs’ first-team squad – Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Danny... Read more »
Just as it looked like Pochettino was about to get back a rejuvenated and committed Danny Rose after a spell out on the sidelines, it appears that Rose may have already annoyed the manager yet again. After Rose’s comments in August, where he criticised Spur’s transfer policy, there was a fair amount of healing that needed to take place. Such an outspoken and critical view of one’s employers was never going to go down well. Rose’s lack of foresight was astounding and left fans questioning how committed he was to the Spurs cause. Especially after saying he fancied a move... Read more »
I wonder how many of us are glad that the international break is finally over. I sure am and I can’t stress how great it is to be able to watch Spurs squad go head to head against Dortmund in the Champions League tomorrow.
When Gareth Southgate does eventually name his squad for next year’s World Cup there is a good chance the biggest contributors will be Tottenham Hotspur. The ongoing rise of Spurs has been driven by their young stars that are lighting up European football. The fact that the spine of the England side contains Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Eric Dier says everything you need to know about Spurs’ current trajectory. “England striker Harry Kane” (CC BY 2.0) by Ben Sutherland Those three players may not be the only Spurs ones on the plane to Russia next year as Pochettino has a few more of his... Read more »
When Tottenham announced they would be playing all of their home games at Wembley during the 2017/18 season, many people mentioned their “Wembley curse” and said it was a bad move. However, despite a failure to win in their first three home league matches of the season, Spurs appear to have broken that curse with some memorable performances of late. What is the Wembley Curse? For those of you who have been under a rock and haven’t heard about Tottenham’s apparent Wembley curse, let us look at what it is and why people refer to it in such a manner.... Read more »
As we approach the winter break in Premier League action, the league appears to be fairly stable from a coaching standpoint. While there are of course plenty of clubs that would rather be performing better than they are, there are no drastic situations, such as Chelsea in 2015-16, that make it clear a sacking is in order. But because no one is ever safe at the highest levels of football, let’s take a look at a few managers who probably shouldn’t be too comfortable heading into December. Tony Pulis If there is a manager who seems to be on the... Read more »