Post 30 14th September 2017 Spurs 3 Borussia Dortmund 1 ‘Guest Article’ by my younger son (Will): We did it. Under the lights at Wembley and in front of 67,343 fans (coincidentally almost exactly the capacity of the new stadium featuring safe-standing), we dismantled one of Europe’s top heavyweights (and a supposed shoe-in to […]Read more "The Beast is slain"
Post 29 Everton 0 Spurs 3 I’ve been super-busy so I’m just slipping this post in here before tonight’s match against Dortmund. Hopefully my two sons, who are going to Wembley without me, will post a ‘guest article’ here in the coming days. The Everton match saw us start to kick into 3rd gear after […]Read more "Slay the Beast"
Post 28 Spurs 1 Burnley 1 Spurs ended the Summer transfer window as one of 5 PL Clubs to make a ‘profit’, in the simplistic way that such figures are analysed. In round numbers, we spent £82m and received £92m, a net income of £10m. We purchased 5 players: Serge Aurier, Davinson Sanchez and Juan […]Read more "Taking Stock #2"
Post 27 Spurs 1 Chelsea 2 Here is what I wrote last April after we lost the FA Cup Semi-Final (Post 2): “Chelsea won. Fair and square. But I took three things away from the 90 minutes. Firstly, these really are the two best teams in the PL … Yet what struck me more than […]Read more "Taking Stock #1"
Post 26 18th August 2017 What does our club stand for? At this crucial time for Spurs, it is important that the club stands for something more than financial prudence. On the pitch, Spurs have long been known for playing a certain type of football – entertaining, with a flourish – even if at times […]Read more "Standing for Something"
Post 25 Newcastle 0 Spurs 2 13th August 2017 Last May, after we’d murdered Leicester 6-1 (Post 11), I wrote that this Spurs team are building a habit of taking terrible revenge. I said if I were Newcastle, I’d be afraid. Very afraid. In the event, today’s retribution was surgical rather than bloody. The scalpel […]Read more "Job Done"
Post 24 20th July 2017 The Truth about Transfers 1. The first ‘truth’ about football transfers is that 90% of what you read isn’t true! Mostly it is fabricated gossip for no purpose other than to sell newspapers or, in the current era, to generate clicks. But some of it is planted or leaked […]Read more "The Truth about Transfers"