Stephen Puddicombe

16th March 2018

What would an FA Cup win mean for Spurs?

With a cup semi-final in touching distance, Stephen Puddicombe wonders what this would mean for the club.

22nd December 2015

The case for the defence

Stephen Puddicombe examines what has made Tottenham such a difficult team to beat this season.

30th October 2015

Should Mason start against Villa?

With Ryan Mason back from injury, Pochettino faces a selection dilemma. Should he breakup the Dier/Alli axis and reinstate Mason? Stephen Puddicombe talks tactics.

10th March 2015

The growing influence of Nabil Bentaleb

When Sherwood threw him in to the team at the expense of one or two of the "Magnificent Seven" some people questioned his motives, but over the last 12 months Bentaleb has stepped up in a big way. Stephen Puddicombe looks at his growing influence at White Hart Lane.

6th January 2015

A new identity

When Pochettino arrived the buzz words were: Pressing, intensity, running and winning the ball back, but are we actually seeing that? Stephen Puddicombe returns to The Fighting Cock with numbers to prove his point. 2015 is about numbers. Heat maps are so 2014.

4th November 2014

Handle Kane with care

Kane has come a long way from the misunderstood, under appreciated Europa League stand-in. After grabbing a last-minute winner against Villa some are calling for his inclusion from the off versus Stoke, but Stephen Puddicombe thinks we need to be careful with our rising star.

30th September 2014

The curious case of Nacer Chadli

Stephen Puddicombe examines the former squad player now free scoring attacking dolphin sensation Nacer Chadli. What has changed this season?