Eric Dier

Tottenham still glow in the Wembley half-light 4

Losing final performances and cold-hearted analysis don’t go together particularly well. In games of less significance, it’s far easier to distance yourself and evaluate a team’s performance without the weight of context. You can write about a game’s passing-triangles, pressing patterns and conversion statistics when the result is incidental, but not when you’re emotionally invested.(…)

So why was Eric Dier ignored by so many English clubs?

So why was Eric Dier ignored by so many English clubs? 9

Eric Dier’s Tottenham career is so embryonic that it’s impossible to draw any meaningful conclusions from it.  He had a good game against West Ham on the opening day and was extremely impressive in both directions against Queens Park Rangers, but Premier League careers are not built on two fixtures and his positive start could(…)