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Champions League
Will good things come in threes for Mourinho?
09:01 Monday 2nd December 2019

Call me an elitist but, working on the assumption Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United are Tottenham’s chief rivals in their quest for a 2020/21 Champions League berth, then Jose Mourinho has one thing going for him. Spurs already…

Premier League
Should Manchester United try to beat Mourinho to Bruno Fernandes?
09:01 Thursday 28th November 2019

As a US resident, it is my civic duty to consume mass amounts of turkey today. If you are not a US resident and are therefore missing out, that just means more for me. Another thing for which to be grateful. Happy Thanksgiving. Before the tryptophan…

Premier League
Spurs' Dele Alli shows early signs of life under Mourinho
17:01 Tuesday 26th November 2019

Dele Alli's rise to prominence came with MK Dons back in 2014/15. The then-teenager would score a mightily impressive sixteen goals in 44 appearances. His reward? A £5million move to Tottenham Hotspur under Mauricio Pochettino. Brimming…

Premier League
Jose Mourinho: Spurs saviour or not so special anymore?
18:31 Wednesday 20th November 2019

"When he [Frank Lampard] decided to go to a direct competitor then love stories are over."--Jose Mourinho on Frank Lampard joining Manchester City on loan, 2014 After Porto, Chelsea twice, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United,…

Premier League
Must Spurs move on from Eriksen in January?
09:00 Thursday 31st October 2019

Tottenham's stale lineup isn't even a fresh topic anymore. Mauricio Pochettino is buried under a mountain of criticism for indulging his old guard. At the fore of the wantaway movement stands midfielder Christian Eriksen. He went…

Spain
Should Real Madrid sign Christian Eriksen in January?
18:09 Saturday 5th October 2019

Real Madrid currently sits top of the La Liga table but that doesn't mean all is well with Zinedine Zidane's team. The Merengues have been blowing hot and cold this term. In fact, a mixed pre-season, coupled with several dodgy…

Transfers
Christian Eriksen: From London to Madrid via Manchester?
09:01 Friday 9th August 2019

The summer transfer window is now over. Once again, Manchester United was linked with names aplenty though only three deals were pushed over the line. Paulo Dybala was heavily rumoured to be swapped for Romelu Lukaku, but…

Premier League
How will Tottenham Hotspur spend their summer?
09:00 Wednesday 5th June 2019

As witnessed on Saturday night, not every fairy tale has a pleasant ending. Tottenham Hotspur learned that the hard way in Madrid. There was little drama in the Champions League final; no surprises, nothing unusual, no comebacks.…

Premier League
Tottenham's tested patience finally rewarded with new White Hart Lane
09:00 Wednesday 27th March 2019

The new White Hart Lane finally opened over the international break. Expect Tottenham to play their next home game at the freshly minted ground. Spurs anticipated opening the ground midway through the 2017/18 season, then to open this…

Premier League
Pochettino back to being worst Premier League manager ever
08:00 Wednesday 30th January 2019

When, not if Mauricio Pochettino wins his first trophy, be it with Tottenham Hotspur, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain or some hitherto unmooted third party, the theme struck across social media will be inevitability.…

Premier League
Equal Time: Why Tottenham didn't need to spend
15:00 Friday 10th August 2018

A false narrative drives football towards the season’s opening weekend. Clubs must spend to improve. Otherwise, they'll be left behind by clubs who do. The flaw in this reasoning is the assumption teams automatically improve…

Premier League
Equal Time: Why Tottenham will miss out the Champions League spots
12:00 Friday 10th August 2018

Daniel Levy’s frugal approach will come back to bite him where it hurts, in Tottenham’s pocket. Failure to bolster Mauricio Pochettino’s squad will condemn Spurs to missing out on the gilded Champions League. Whether…

Transfers
Why Tottenham must hold onto Toby Alderweireld
17:00 Friday 3rd August 2018

There hasn't been much glee at Wembley. Instead of strengthening, Tottenham Hotspur is sweating to hold onto key players. Toby Alderweireld leads the allegedly disgruntled group. At whatever cost, Spurs must keep the Belgian.  All…

Opinion
Mauricio Pochettino is a remarkable manager
09:00 Wednesday 25th October 2017

Since the start of the 2014/15 season, Tottenham Hotspur has  averaged a net spend of £20.5 million. And yet, in those seasons, they have finished fifth, second and second, and have the best points tally in the Premier League over the past…

Opinion
Give that man a mug: Mauricio Pochettino belongs in World's Best Manager debate
09:30 Wednesday 18th October 2017

Mauricio Pochettino's name would have meant nothing to most Premier League viewers four years ago. Now, the Argentine tactician rates among the league's best. He has become one of the world's most sought-after managers. His rapid ascent can…