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Erik Lamela 2.0

In the beginning, there was only effort. That disproves the great fallacy about Erik Lamela. While his first eighteen months at Tottenham was characterised by underperformance, his inefficiencies with the ball…


Mauricio Pochettino: The Renaissance of Tough Love

In late October, a lacklustre Tottenham performance led to a 2-1 defeat to Belgian side Anderlecht in the Europa League.  In his post-match interview, Mauricio Pochettino simmered through his broken…


Tottenham and An Overwhelming Sense of Pride

Pride is so, so important for fans.  Not just the sort which comes from winning, collecting trophies and daydreaming about the distant past, but the day-to-day type which is derived from…


Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino and a strange kind of harmony

Tottenham have been a good news story this season.  Unbeaten in the league since the opening day, nine points from nine in September and current holders of the joint-best defensive…


Tottenham 1 Crystal Palace 0: Bullet Points

Tottenham 1 Crystal Palace 0. - Two years ago - or even just twelve months ago - this fixture would have been a circled home win for Tottenham, but these…


An outsider at White Hart Lane

I’ve been on a long hiatus from live football.  A change of city and reshuffling of priorities has meant that season tickets and regular matches are now a thing of the…


Ryan Mason, smart movement, and a Tottenham masterpiece

Given Tottenham’s struggles in the final-third this year, it was fitting today that after eighty-one fallow minutes at Sunderland, their first win of the season come courtesy of a charmingly…


Tottenham & the illusion of transfer-window failure

Tottenham’s post-window clarification statement will not, you suspect, be quite the cooling breeze that Daniel Levy wants it to be. The Summer transfer period ended just over twenty-four hours ago…


Tottenham: The problem at hand

Just briefly, because not everyone will have had the chance to see this afternoon’s games yet… Tottenham drew with Leicester City at King Power today and, while superficially a creditable…


Tottenham: Time to grit those teeth and smile

Tottenham’s two-goal collapse against Stoke at the weekend was very avoidable.  There was some mitigation to it and, yes, if Mauricio Pochettino had had an available second forward, Spurs might…


Tottenham & Clinton N’Jie: Speed, please

Sky Sports are the latest outlet to claim that Tottenham are pursuing Lyon’s rapid forward/winger Clinton N’Jie and, given that the club desperately, desperately need an auxiliary forward option, that…


Tottenham & Dele Alli: Baby steps

There weren’t many conclusions to be drawn from Tottenham’s participation in the Audi Cup and, even though the mini-tournament introduced some of the newer and younger players to the club’s supporters,…


Tottenham & the re-emergence of old habits

Three days to go… Three days to go and Tottenham are still playing pre-season tournaments in different countries. Three days to go and Tottenham have failed to properly equip their…