Why this season was special (until May)

A frustrating end to the campaign dampened the mood and the celebration of what has been really a superb season for Spurs. A title race, high-scoring wins, the introduction of youth, English talent, the top goal scorer, a fantastic manager and further negotiations ensuring that the stadium is edging ever closer surely equals the best campaign Spurs have had since the days of Harry Redknapp.

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Shall we dream?

Spurs stated a real sign of intent that they aren’t going to settle for the top four but charge for the title with a determined, aggressive and hard-fought victory over title rivals Manchester City at the Etihad where luck hasn’t always followed them. A spectacular season bursting with thrills and spills witnessed another on Sunday evening as Spurs maintained…

Should Spurs have more?

Spurs are sitting pretty in a Champions League spot going into week 24 of the Premier League but should they really be sitting top of the tree? Spurs have a superb spine in the form of Lloris, Vertonghen and Alderweireld, Dembele and Dier and Kane up front and have impressed pundits this season with their defensive solidity and…

Crystal Palace 1-3 Tottenham

Dele Alli’s wonder goal has snatched the headlines of newspapers globally but it was the whole team’s performance that Pochettino wanted to praise after the final whistle. Palace took a surprise lead through Jan Vertonghen’s unfortunate own-goal, it was the London club’s first goal in 500 or so minutes. Nacer Chadli’s cross to Kane gave…

Future Bright for Spurs

With Pochettino producing, the players performing and the chairman delivering, the future looks bright for Tottenham Hotspur FC. A 2-0 away victory over Pochettino’s former team quickly succeeded the news that greeted Spurs fans: the green light had been given for the new 61,000 capacity White Hart Lane, paving the way for Tottenham’s future in…

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,…

Pochettino the Roots of Dier Success?

Eric Dier, now elected into the England squad by Hodgson, has impressed in a more advanced role as central midfielder, providing the necessary assistance to Vertonghen and Alderweireld, creating a solid defence and limiting the amount of shots faced by Hugo Lloris. Pochettino’s decision has been inspired, revolutionary and it is certainly benefitting the player…