Post 46 The international break came at a very fortunate time. Not just for Spurs, who had several injured players able to rest up for a week, but for me too. A busy schedule at work has prevented me from thinking about football much, let alone blogging about it. I missed England’s 0-0 stalemate with […]Read more "Money Talks"
Post 45 Spurs 1 Crystal Palace 0 No 5th November Fireworks! Instead, Spurs had to dig deep in several senses of the word to take 3 points off Palace. Our resilient defence and a wonderful strike from Son proved just enough. The depth of our squad was tested. We had to give a Spurs debut […]Read more "Depth and Perseverance"
Post 44 I’m not sure how many people have noticed this, but Spurs remain undefeated with Davinson Sanchez in our side. We drew his first appearance when he came on as a substitute against Burnley. Since then, we are P10 W8 D2 L0 when he has started. Put another way, our 3 defeats this season […]Read more "Talisman Sanchez"
Post 43 Spurs 3 Real Madrid 1 (Alli 2, Eriksen) (Ronaldo) Attendance: 83,782 In a few years’ time, 150,000 Spurs fans will undoubtedly all claim to have been amongst those at Wembley “the night we beat Real Madrid”! Of course, only about half that number were actually there to see it. Sadly, I wasn’t […]Read more "The Power of Three"
Post 42 Man United 1 Spurs 0 We are not a one-man team. Far from it. But without that one man, our ‘main man’, we are diminished. This isn’t to rubbish Janssen last season, or Llorente in the final half-hour on Saturday, or Son as a false-9 option. It’s to state inevitable fact. With Kane […]Read more "The Harry Kane Team needs Harry Kane"
Post 41 Spurs 2 West Ham 3 (Carabao Cup) Spurs are now P3, W1, D0, L2 against West Ham since this Blog began. We lost 0-1 away in the league last season (May, Post 8), won 3-2 away in the league this season (September, Post 32) and lost 2-3 at Wembley in the league cup […]Read more "Workplace Nightmare"
Post 40 25th October Tomorrow sees the release of Guillem Balague’s book “Brave New World”, an ‘authorised’ account of Spurs’ 2016-2017 Season interwoven with a biography of Pochettino’s life so far. Intriguingly, it is written by Balague in the first person as if it is autobiographical. Apparently, a lot of revision work went into striking the right […]Read more "The Story so Far #2"