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Premier League
Is midfield Mourinho's biggest Spurs challenge?
15:01 Saturday 11th January 2020

It has a been over a month since Jose Mourinho took charge at Tottenham Hotspur and reality is suddenly setting in. Spurs, like any other team, had a huge uplift when the new boss came in winning four of their first five, scoring 16 goals in…

Premier League
How can Spurs cope in Kane’s absence?
08:01 Tuesday 7th January 2020

When Jose Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham Hotspur languished in 14th with just three victories from 12 Premier League games. Now, seven weeks and nine league games later, Spurs rank sixth, that many points off the…

Premier League
Manchester United: Too many baby faces, too few assassins?
08:00 Wednesday 4th December 2019

As I write this, there’s an elephant in the room. Mauricio Pochettino is on the market. Impatient Manchester United fans raise their hands on social media, squealing, “Ooh! ooh!” like the teacher’s pet in fourth form.…

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…

Premier League
2019/20 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League preview
15:01 Wednesday 7th August 2019

Mauricio Pochettino cultivated a habit of finishing in the top four at Tottenham Hotspur. Last season was no different although they allowed their hold on third place to slip at season's end. This was the fourth consecutive season in which…

Fa Cup
Can Crystal Palace hurt already wounded Spurs?
08:00 Sunday 27th January 2019

Giant slayers, aren’t they? Well, this would’ve been beyond any question if Crystal Palace would’ve come with at least something at Anfield last weekend. But unfortunately, they lost 4-3 to Liverpool. Despite the loss, there…

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's Squad Review - Who Stays and Who Goes in Midfield
15:00 Thursday 19th July 2018

Tottenham's 2017/18 was a minor setback in their progress towards a Premier League title. Midfielders' development stagnated. Mauricio Pochettino's style is built upon break-neck speed. Spurs use it to transition from defence and…

World Cup
Three players who must move clubs in January to secure World Cup selection
09:30 Monday 18th December 2017

The 2018 World Cup is set to be held in Russia next summer. In today's age, players may perform to a high standard at club level, but it’s what they do on the international stage that defines their legacy. That's why every…

Opinion
Is Moussa Sissoko doomed to fail at Tottenham
11:00 Thursday 20th July 2017

As transfers go, it was one that was seen as a very astute signing by Tottenham Hotspur. The London side purchased winger Moussa Sissoko from Newcastle United for £30 million in 2016 following the Magpies relegation from the Premier League.…

Opinion
Why did Tottenham Hotspur sign Moussa Sissoko last summer?
16:00 Thursday 22nd June 2017

Tottenham Hotspur paid £30m to sign midfielder Moussa Sissoko from Newcastle United in 2016, but the French international ended up making just eight Premier League starts and spent the majority of his debut season on the bench. Sissoko is expected…

Opinion
Why are English prices so ridiculously high?
12:00 Saturday 17th June 2017

Championship clubs have sold players for £30 million or more in two successive summers. The Bundesliga has done it ten times in history. Why are English prices so ridiculously high?