Taking Stock #1

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 […]

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Standing for Something

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 […]

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Job Done

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 […]

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The Truth about Transfers

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 […]

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Walk on By

Post 23 14th July 2017   Farewell Kyle. Many players leave and you instantly forget them. A few leave and, from then on, you’ll always dislike (‘hate’) them, for one reason or another. Sol Campbell for example. Then there are those special few who depart with your good wishes and fond memories. The likes of Pat […]

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Mexican Standoff

Post 22 26th June 2017 Two months ago I wrote this:   I realised that Sky really does offer the true football fan something much superior. (Post 2, ‘Reach for the Sky’, 22nd April 2017). I was writing about Sky’s coverage compared to the BBC, but I would say that Sky is substantially superior to […]

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In the Lion’s Den #2

Post 21 22nd June 2017   “Daniel is the first person who is creating a massive club for us and the fans because he is thinking, in the next few years, to take the club to the final level. With our signings and our work, we are creating a team that can, when we get […]

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