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"
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 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"
Post 38 Spurs 4 Liverpool 1 (Kane 2, Son, Dele), (Salah) Hoodoo? Spurs did for Liverpool yesterday with a comprehensive win despite only having 36% possession. Liverpool are meant to be Spurs’ bogey team. Wembley is meant to be a hoodoo ground for us. Both narratives were chewed and spat out by our players and […]Read more "Hoodoo? We do (words)"
Post 36 I love the photo of Lloris hugging Rose. In fact the whole photo … of Kane acknowledging our fans, Jan and Winksy arms around each other, Hugo giving Danny a french kiss. The whole image speaks of togetherness and it set me thinking. A long time ago (1980s) I used to travel to […]Read more "A rose in the sun"
Post 35 Real Madrid 1 Spurs 1 Last night was a European ‘Glory Night’. Not quite on a par with the 1960s-80s, but the nearest thing at least since Milan in 2011. Our makeshift team did us proud. Our fans sang their hearts out. The cockerel crowed. Loud. And you know the thing? It didn’t […]Read more "The Real Deal"
Post 31 Spurs 0 Swansea 0 (Premier League) Spurs 1 Barnsley 0 (Carabao Cup) Much has been made of the ‘Wembley Hoodoo’. Let’s see how long that narrative lasts. But in the meantime we’ll just have to put up with wind-up pundits, bandwagon journos and, sadly, some Spurs fans. Yes, it’s not White Hart […]Read more "Slow Starts and Hard Work"