Category: sport

Is Spurs’s season over in the absence of the talismanic presence of Harry Kane and/or Son Heung-Min, the departure of Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli’s critical loss of form? 

It sure feels that way. Spurs looked out of sorts the entire game against top 4 challengers Chelsea and while Stamford Bridge has never been the best place for us to visit even in the best of times, there was something rotten in that turgid performance that rang alarm bells. 

There was no spirit and no ability in any of the players to affect the game in any meaningful way. Chelsea had an easy game by all accounts, as Spurs players simply watched the opposition pass the ball around unhindered. Quite disgraceful actually to see players give up in their heads for the duration of a game. At most, maybe there were two or three decent moves from Spurs throughout the game but they were rare indeed. 

Chelsea were in fact, crap and any decent team should be able to put them to the sword. Which tells you a lot about where Spurs are at, in this present time. We made these crappy players look like Barca. Fact that we even managed a underserved consolation via an own goal tells you how bad Chelsea are. But they still beat us comfortably. And that stings. 

I cannot see us winning another game or scoring another goal this season, that was how dire this performance was. Totally deflating. But fact is, this has been the new normal for Spurs this season. Ponderous, turgid, pathetic performances are par for the course. Mid-table mediocrity beckons. Blame falls square on Daniel Levy for doing nothing to secure a back-up for Kane in the last two transfer windows. Levy has destroyed our season. Sigh. 


Everton’s Cenk Tosun earns draw with Spurs in game marred by Gomes injury:

Spurs are truly lost at sea now. At this rate, Spurs will be in a relegation dogfight soon, if they aren’t in one already. Sure, one might argue that Spurs were unlucky not to win this one, with the freak injury to Gomes and the referee’s bizarre decision to change a yellow to red for poor Son Heung-Min, turning the tide back in Everton’s favour. 

That all said, Spurs only needed to hold on for 15 minutes but not this team. Not anymore. The fight is gone. 

Even the once magical Poch is now regularly fucking up. After the horror show from Eriksen at Anfield, Poch chose to rely on him again for most of this game and once more Eriksen did nothing to justify selection. What does Eriksen have to do to be dropped? Seriously??!!!

Cannot see Spurs winning the next two games, away to Red Star and home to the in-form Sheffield United. Gonna be a cold hard winter. if Poch does not wake up his ideas, we will be well and truly fucked by January.  


Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris ruled out until new year with dislocated elbow:

Bad news for Spurs and our captain of course BUT one wonders if this will be a blessing in disguise. Lloris has been making mistakes of late – Southampton and this incident at Brighton very recent examples. Also, his kicking leaves a whole lot to be desired. 

Two implications come to mind. 

One, is Gazzaniga good enough for the rigours of the Premier League? So far, he has not really let the team down when called upon AND his kicking is so much better than Lloris. Might be Gazza’s chance to make the position his own. Who knows?

Two, Harry Kane will now take over as captain and I think this might be a good thing in light of the poor results and the mediocre team performances. Kane is passionate about Spurs and he could be the right man to give these prima donnas a kick up their collective arses! 


Solskjær ‘beyond excited’ at three-year deal as Manchester United manager:

This news effectively ends any further speculation linking Mauricio Pochettino to the Manchester United job. More importantly, it provides Pochettino and his players a clear focus in the final run-in to the season as a top 4 position and Champions League glory beckon on the horizon. 

Not only that, the opening of the new stadium – and five home Premier League fixtures – provides Spurs with an ideal platform from which to pick up precious league points. 

Thus, there are no more excuses for any more hiccups – starting with the difficult Anfield encounter with title chasing Liverpool this Sunday. 


Tottenham’s Harry Kane makes most of VAR to put Chelsea on back foot:

Constantly reminded of Jermaine Jenas’ comment that Spurs cannot play badly and win. Well, he has been proven wrong so many times this season that Jenas looks silly now. 

All that matters is the result, a slender lead to take to the Bridge. What is more significantly is that Spurs have not conceded in 2019! Long may it continue!!


Christian Eriksen shows cool class as Tottenham cruise to victory over Cardiff:

A bit of a stroll in the end. Game effectively over in half an hour! 

Spurs’ Harry Kane shows Southampton’s new manager size of job ahead:

Forgot all about a match preview but suffice to say job done satisfactorily. Game over at 55th minute and Spurs took foot off the pedal basically, probably in anticipation of Leicester on Sunday. Back to third as Chelsea and Arsenal both dropped points. The battle for the Top 4 is well and truly on!!!

Christian Eriksen pounces to give Spurs crucial victory over Internazionale:

Got what we wanted and needed. Still alive! COYS!!! 

Juan Foyth scores first career goal to give Tottenham win at Crystal Palace:

Five games in thirteen days was definitely a test of squad depth that Spurs passed with flying colours, especially with 4 wins! 

When you consider that the likes of Rose, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Dier, Dembele, Son and Eriksen (!) were missing from the starting line-up, this 1-0 victory becomes even more significant. 

And the icing on the cake? Young defender Juan Foyth’s first goal for Spurs, which turned out to be the winner on a wet & dreary night in London. 

The delayed completion of the new stadium has meant that Spurs have played 8 away games out of the 12 so far. The fact that they have won 7 puts Spurs in a good position for the 2nd half of the season when hopefully, the new stadium will be ready. 

After all the noise over the lack of spending in the last transfer window, the emergence of players of Juan Foyth has vindicated Spurs’ transfer policy somewhat. 


Son’s double sees Spurs past West Ham and into quarter-final at Arsenal:

As expected Mauricio Pochettino rang the changes against the Hammers in the Carabao Cup but with the likes of Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Son Heung-Min all starting, Spurs proved too good for West Ham to take their place in the quarter-finals where they will meet arch-rivals, Arsenal.