Why Spurs haven’t lost their identity

The footballing world, dominated by multi-millionaires, is now seeing whole nations invest in clubs (Abu Dhabi in Manchester City and Qatar in Paris Saint-Germain) but, whereas other teams are beginning to lose their English identity, Spurs are still rooted in their traditions with the team still being identifiable with the club’s illustrious past. The legendary…

Spurs v Arsenal for league?

Spurs are perhaps the bookies favourites to clinch the Premier League crown this season and, with Manchester City faltering, it looks to be a straight battle between the two North London clubs for league supremacy, although we mustn’t discount Leicester considering their league form and consistency this season.   Will the North London Derby determine…

Fighting on three fronts

You run out of superlatives for the superb Tottenham team that showed enough swagger and arrogance to run out 0-3 winners against Norwich. Eriksen, Kane and Alli were uncontainable from a Norwich point of view and, once again, proved that when they are at their best, few teams will manage to stop them. As a…

Fiorentina… again

Draws have not always been on Spurs’ side and, yet again, they will have to do it the hard way, the Spurs way. In the League Cup, Tottenham were pulled out to play Arsenal and in the FA Cup are to play in-form Leicester. And in Europe, whilst Liverpool and Manchester United cope with easy…

Can Spurs finally dump being ‘Spursy’?

Defined in the Urban Dictionary as ‘to consistently and inevitably fail to live up to expectations’, the word ‘Spursy’ may have been finally been put to bed by a certain Mauricio Pochettino. Spurs have not only added extra back-bone to their defence but scored plenty of goals and are consequently pushing themselves up the league steadily but surely,…

Understudies Rise in Europe

Mauricio Pochettino effectively deployed a second team in the Europa League clash with Monaco yet, despite this, Tottenham cruised to a 4-1 victory over last season’s Champions League quarter-finalists. Argentine Erik Lamela set Spurs on their way within two minutes and added to his goal by grabbing a first half hat-trick, the first in his…

Political Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino has, yet again, reassured us that he is a world-class manager by the methods in which he has managed the club’s politics to get the best out of his team, ensure they collaborate and play with pride, passion and desire. Spurs are no longer seen as ‘soft-bellied’ underneath but a hardworking, tireless unit,…

Kane fires Spurs through

Harry Kane was yet again star of the show against Qarabag in Tottenham’s latest trek across Europe for the Europa League. The London club booked their place in the last 32 of the competition with a 1-0 away victory, Kane grabbing the crucial goal after Son Heung-min and Dele Alli both struck the post with…