Post 65 Spurs 1 Arsenal 0 The XG stats for this game were apparently 3.0 to 0.6. It certainly felt like that. A win of 3-0, maybe 3-1 would have been the right outcome. So, the ‘real’ 1-0 result didn’t do justice to Spurs’ performance or dominance. At the H-T break to be drawing at […]Read more "AS EXPECTED"
Post 47 Arsenal 2 Spurs 0 Dortmund 1 Spurs 2 (CL) Spurs 1 West Brom 1 I need to be more honest in this blog. Less analytical and serene, more emotionally honest. The past two weeks have been tough away from football. And when I needed Spurs to provide me with some happy escapism, they […]Read more "The Bad, the Good and the Ugly"
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 16 15th June 2017 Okay, so here’s the deal. The ‘narrative’ is that Spurs new stadium will affect our ability to sign and keep top players (for many years). It’s the easy assumption. I mean, it happened at Arsenal didn’t it? Most sports journalists and pundits aren’t very good at finance. They love a […]Read more "Reasons to be Cheerful #3"
Post 13 30th May 2017 Yesterday I wrote: “The narrative is that Manchester United, and maybe even Arsenal, ultimately had better seasons than Spurs, City and Liverpool.” Today, Spooky on his excellent ‘Dear Mr Levy’ Blog wrote: “It’s proof that football fans in general spout absolute bollocks to fit the narrative of that particular day, […]Read more "The Emirates"
“It’s not about the money money money We don’t need your money money money We just wanna make the world dance Forget about the price tag.” Jessie J, Spurs fan and singer-songwriter, 2011 Post 6 3rd May 2017 We are entering that period of the year when money’s talked about more than trophies. The […]Read more "Price Tag"
Post 5 Spurs 2 Arsenal 0 1st May 2017 Yesterday was glorious. And, for me, yesterday was like meeting an ex-girlfriend and realizing she’s no longer important to you. For a while, after the two of you broke up, you worry about bumping into her. How do you look? Does she have a new bloke? […]Read more "Duel of the Fates"