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(…)

Tottenham’s Erik Lamela & the dangers of a boom/bust reaction 1

Erik Lamela was terrific on Sunday at White Hart Lane and his dynamic performance was an overdue response to the many jibes, memes and critiques he’s been subjected to over the last twelve months.  The Argentine was generally excellent throughout pre-season and so, rather than coming out of the blue, his display against Queens Park(…)

Uninhibited Tottenham step out at White Hart Lane 3

The Tottenham fanbase is in a strange limbo.  Beaten back within themselves by the disappointments of last season, the early weeks of Mauricio Pochettino’s time at the club have been characterised by an unusual pragmatism and an apparent acceptance of their position within the English football hierarchy.  The Champions League ambitions have been put away for(…)

Tottenham vs QPR: Individual Player Statistics 0

Tottenham returned to White Hart Lane for the first time this season and produced a performance of impressive pace, intensity and imagination.  It’s very early in the season and QPR are not really a barometer of Mauricio Pochettino’s progress, but the Argentinean’s imprint is already visible on his side.  Quick transitions from midfield, free-form attacking,(…)

Picking a Tottenham team to face AEL Limassol 2

A game that very few people will see and nobody will be able to analyse, but Tottenham’s visit to Cyprus tonight to face AEL Limassol is both important and useful.  Important, obviously, because it’s the first-leg of the a Europa League play-off, but useful because it allows Mauricio Pochettino to the opportunity to give some(…)

Tottenham’s Andros Townsend and the misleading assumptions about player age 5

Southampton have reportedly expressed some interest in Andros Townsend over the past week, although that seems to have begun and ended with a rather unrealistic £10m bid. Still, it was interesting to note the reaction within the Tottenham corner of social media world: Townsend is perceived as expendable by some and a player who is(…)

Kyle Naughton, Tottenham and a potential appeal 4

We didn’t have to wait long for a hugely controversial moment in 2014/15, with Tottenham’s Kyle Naughton being sent-off inside twenty-nine minutes at Upton Park.  Naughton was red-carded for blocking Kevin Nolan’s shot inside the six-yard box, and Chris Foy - via his assistant - interpreted that it as their denial of a clear goal-scoring(…)

Tottenham break character and show their backbone

Tottenham break character and show their backbone 3

“We played like a team. We never gave up, always believed and this is important.” Mauricio Pochettino’s English may still be in its formative stages and he is yet to escape the platitudes, but something rang very true in his post-game comments this evening. Tottenham left Upton Park today have taken all three points despite having(…)

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