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Premier League
Sympathising with Jose Mourinho
17:00 Saturday 14th March 2020

When Tottenham Hotspur made the incredibly bold decision to sack Mauricio Pochettino, Daniel Levy would've understood the risks involved. The businessman from Essex simply had to get his next appointment bang on, after all, this is a side…

Premier League
Is Jose Mourinho's criticism of Tanguy Ndombele justified?
17:02 Monday 9th March 2020

Tanguy Ndombele turned heads with his performances for Lyon last season. The 23-year-old was a mainstay in the club’s midfield, putting forth strong outings in both Ligue 1 and the Champions League. Naturally, that led to links in…

Premier League
Why won't Mourinho give Troy Parrott an opportunity?
08:00 Friday 6th March 2020

Imagine Cristiano Ronaldo's youth coaches considered his petulance too bothersome to develop his talent or that Barcelona didn't think it was worth the risk or medical expense to sign a waifish 13-year-old named Lionel Messi who…

Premier League
Can Mourinho's Spurs survive barrage of injuries?
08:01 Saturday 22nd February 2020

Between now and 11th March, Tottenham Hotspur play five crunch games that may define their season. They’ll be entering these battles without several of their best warriors. Can they survive the fortnight? Injuries to key players…

Champions League
Can Tottenham cope with rampant RB Leipzig in the Champions League?
17:01 Wednesday 19th February 2020

The last time Jose Mourinho and Tottenham Hotspur squared up against German opposition in the Champions League was in December. The English side was humbled 3-1 by Bayern Munich. But the self-proclaimed Special One, in his usual style, played…

Premier League
Is the Premier League turning VAR into WWE?
08:00 Wednesday 19th February 2020

Every major sport on the planet uses some form of video review to support match officials. Only in the Premier League does it fail so woefully. That isn't the system’s fault. Rather, it’s the people who implement it. The debate…

Premier League
How does Gedson Fernandes fit in Mourinho's Tottenham?
08:01 Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Spurs landed the first signing of Jose Mourinho’s reign. In financial terms, it wasn't another Paul Pogba or even a Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Gedson Fernandes arrived from Benfica on an 18-month loan with an option to make the move permanent.…

Premier League
Should Spurs shop for another striker?
09:02 Sunday 12th January 2020

Tottenham Hotspur’s honeymoon period under Jose Mourinho is over. The free-wheeling romp through the first five matches ended with them stuck in a muddy track. With just one win in their last five games, the reality of the Special One's…

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…

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
How West Ham/Tottenham match predicts Mourinho's Spurs tenure
08:00 Sunday 24th November 2019

Jose Mourinho won his first match in charge of Tottenham Hotspur. There is no surprise in that. The Portuguese is always a rabbit out of the gate. Unfortunately, the game’s full narrative warns against what usually comes much later in…

Premier League
Is Ryan Sessegnon the best replacement for a distraught Son Heung-min?
12:00 Tuesday 5th November 2019

In 2018/19, Tottenham Hotspur went the full campaign without signing a new player, drawing harsh criticism from all quarters. Spurs headed into the 2019/20 transfer market willing and ready to spend. They lavished over a £100 million…

Premier League
What's Caused Dele Alli's Fall From Grace?
08:00 Tuesday 29th October 2019

Boldly, Mauricio Pochettino declared Dele Alli as the best player in his age group early in the Englishman's Tottenham career. Eighteen months in, though, the player finds his career at a sticking point and the manager wondering if he must…

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
Are Tottenham, Pochettino too predictable?
09:00 Thursday 29th August 2019

Tottenham Hotspur have been wretched in the Premier League since the turn of the year. After dispatching relegation-bound Cardiff City, 3-0, on 1 January, Spurs have been pedestrian, predictable and ponderous.  A look at last…