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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
Spurs not an easy turnaround for Mourinho
08:01 Saturday 30th November 2019

It’s been just a week. Regardless, many observers are gushing over the effect Jose Mourinho's appointment has on the Tottenham Hotspur squad following Mauricio Pochettino's dismissal. Obsession regarding Mourinho is understandable…

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,…

Tactics
Could switching to 4-3-3 work for Spurs?
08:01 Saturday 19th October 2019

Tottenham Hotspur began an upward curve when Mauricio Pochettino took over in 2014. Now, in his sixth year in charge, they've gone over a precipice. Is it stagnation? Apart from moving to a new stadium, everything has remained…

European Championships
Should Southgate start Harry Winks?
08:01 Monday 14th October 2019

Since their semi-final exit from the World Cup last year, many believed that the Three Lions were headed in the right direction. The Nations League represented an opportunity to take it a step further but they couldn't get past the…

Premier League
Is Lo Celso's injury a concern for Pochettino?
12:01 Saturday 14th September 2019

Tottenham Hotspur hoped to start afresh after the season's shaky beginning but misfortune struck again. While on duty for Argentina in a friendly against Chile, new signing Giovani Lo Celso suffered a groin injury. The club confirmed the…

England National Team
Is it James Maddison’s time to shine for England?
12:00 Saturday 7th September 2019

Gareth Southgate announced his latest England squad nine days ago for upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo. Among the usual suspects, there was a first call-up for defenders Tyrone Mings, Aaron Wan Bissaka. Midfielder Mason…

Football
Can Erik Lamela turn his Spurs career around?
08:00 Sunday 1st September 2019

To make it in football, you must not only be exceptionally good but also exceptionally lucky. Where would Lionel Messi be if Barcelona hadn't thought it worthwhile to give a pre-teen expensive hormone treatments to counteract the condition…

Premier League
Can Ryan Sessegnon succeed with Spurs?
08:01 Tuesday 13th August 2019

Being the most frugal club among the Premier League top-six, eyebrows raised when Tottenham Hotspur spent upwards of £20 million on Fulham's teenage sensation, Ryan Sessegnon. For the team who dared go one full campaign without spending…

England National Team
Is Gareth Southgate working with best possible England squad?
10:00 Thursday 6th June 2019

England take on the Netherlands tonight at the Estadio D. Afonso Henriques. Victory for the Three Lions in Guimaraes would secure a place in Sunday’s inaugural Uefa Nations League final, against hosts Portugal. Gareth Southgate announced…

Premier League
How will Tottenham cope without Harry Kane?
08:00 Wednesday 23rd January 2019

As the full-time whistle blew on the recent Premier League encounter between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, Spurs fans could be forgiven if their thoughts weren’t entirely on the result. Tottenham lost the game by one goal to…

Premier League
How a tactical switch would help Tottenham with their central midfield woes
15:00 Monday 13th August 2018

Tottenham Hotspur, the sole side in the Premier League who didn’t manage to sign one single player in the recently concluded summer transfer window. Now, Mauricio Pochettino will have to do with last season’s squad; until…

Premier League
Tottenham will make the top 4
11:30 Tuesday 13th February 2018

The North London Derby was a very entertaining game even though the scoreline didn’t reflect the frenetic back-and-forth between the two rivals. Tottenham won courtesy Harry Kane’s 23rd league goal. Mauricio Pochettino's…

Football
The 12 Days of Football: Ten lads-a-leaping
08:00 Monday 1st January 2018

On the tenth day of football, UEFA gave to me ten lads-a-leaping/Nine ladies  playing/ Eight managers managing/ Seven sides-a-sinking/ Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals!  Four calls blown/ Three French clubs/ Two title…

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…