Post 54 Spurs 5 Southampton 2 This was a match in which Harry Kane was the story but not the whole difference. The team stepped up alongside him and I personally made Jan Vertonghen Man of the Match. Jan’s covering performance was immense on a day when our defensive unit had some wobbles (yes, a […]Read more "Enough Said"
Post 53 Football is my passion. But even my favourite footballers don’t come close. Not even Greaves or Mackay, Ginola or Gascoigne, Bale or Kane. Well, maybe Kane … My single favourite sportsman of all time rose above his sport. Transcended all sport. His greatness was as a human rather than just as a sportsman. […]Read more "The Greatest"
Post 52 Burnley 0 Spurs 3 Spurs gained a measure of revenge for the 1-1 draw that Burnley eked out at Wembley earlier this Season (Post 28). We went up to Turf Moor on a cold night and came back with 3 points, putting Kane level with Shearer on 36 PL goals for a calendar […]Read more "Chasing Records"
Post 51 Man City 4 Spurs 1 Guardiola has raised the bar. I’m not sure how good his Barcelona team was. I don’t watch enough Spanish football and only ever saw them play on TV in the Champions League or El Classico matches. The same applies to German football and Bayern. However, I do know […]Read more "Out-thought, Out-fought, Outplayed"
Post 50 Spurs 2 Brighton 0 Snub is another word, like ‘insist’ (see Post 48), that has crept into the football media’s lexicon. People are no longer able to just say ‘no’ to somebody or something. According to football journalists, they have to ‘snub’ them. The dictionary defines snub as meaning ‘to spurn disdainfully’. So […]Read more "The Sub Snubbed"
Post 49 Spurs 5 Stoke City 1 (Shawcross OG, Son, Kane 2, Eriksen) Son Heung-min signed for Spurs 2 ½ years ago. For most of that time he’s been seen primarily as a bench option; a high quality squad player who doesn’t quite fit into our first team when everybody’s fit. Whatever version of 3-4-2-1 […]Read more "Take a bow, my Son"
Post 48 Leicester 2 Spurs 1 (28/11) Watford 1 Spurs 1 (02/12) Spurs 3 Apoel 0 (CL) (06/12) In his press conference before today’s Stoke game, Pochettino is reported to have insisted that Spurs must learn their lessons from last Summer’s transfer window. “insists” is a cheap journalistic trick that has emerged over the last […]Read more "I insist"