Spurs

Pochettino's Misery a Real Cause for Tottenham-Optimism

Theo Delaney | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Sport
Theo Delaney

All of which, like the form of Kane and Lamela, is good news. Pochettino is not the type to let a home win against a Greek side no one has ever heard of distract him from the bigger picture. His steely resolve, evident since the desperate home defeat to West Bromwich Albion, is what's going to drag this team kicking and screaming towards the fulfilment of its potential.

Stick a Good Centre Forward Into This Spurs Team and Watch It Fly

Theo Delaney | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Sport
Theo Delaney

Whether a striker of the required calibre becomes available in January - let alone whether Chairman Levy will be inclined to make the necessary investment - remains to be seen. But if they do find someone capable of finishing the chances the creative department are increasingly serving up, this could yet turn out to be a very good season for Tottenham.

Spurs Fans Have Top Four Optimism To Mitigate the Ennui of the International Break

Theo Delaney | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Sport
Theo Delaney

Of the four, only Manchester United currently lie above Spurs - on goal difference - but they look more and more like the modern version of Ossie Ardiles's flaky 1994 Tottenham team which had the best attack in the league and the worst defence.

Chiriches's Coco the Clown Impression Must Be Put To One Side As Southampton Await Spurs In The Main Event

Theo Delaney | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Sport
Theo Delaney

Vlad Chiriches has been looking like a disaster waiting to happen in the Spurs defence for some time and on Thursday night, late in the game, the waiting ended. His ugly air-shot of a hashed clearance, compounded by a desperate hand ball in full view of the referee, resulted in a converted penalty for Demba Ba and an equaliser for Besiktas.

Expectation Management Is Fans' Best Policy as Arsenal v Tottenham Ordeal Looms

Theo Delaney | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Sport
Theo Delaney

If the near-inevitable happens, the Tottenham faithful will find themselves wondering why Arsenal's dominance, which was close to total for twenty years before a brief spell of parity in the Redknapp/AVB era, appears to have returned so quickly. At least they wont have had any high hopes dashed.

Ominously Like 2005 All Over Again

William Barns-Graham | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Sport
William Barns-Graham

Chelsea look ominous, Liverpool and Man Utd look unlikely to compete at the top due to complete defensive inadequacy, while the North London teams look set for another groundhog season of raised then dashed hopes - though hope then dejection has pretty much already taken place at Spurs.

Tottenham's Problem May Be the Ponderous Dembele

Theo Delaney | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Sport
Theo Delaney

Following a rocket from the boss and with a refreshed line up, Spurs should - should - have too much for Forest, but whatever permutation trots out at the Emirates you rather fear for them against Arsenal.

The Mystery of Paulinho Endures as Spurs Take Solid Point in Belgrade

Theo Delaney | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Sport
Theo Delaney

Despite his goal in the last round against Limassol, Paulinho continues to underwhelm in a Spurs shirt...

The Champions League, Cain Hoy and Milton Keynes Beckon for Spurs

Theo Delaney | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Sport
Theo Delaney

Young Harry Kane always scores. That's what you found yourself thinking when he came off the bench with Spurs cruising at 2-1 against Sunderland on Saturday. Then he did, in the wrong net, to present Sunderland with one of the most undeserved points in their long history.

Spurs Fans Will Have to Take Their Medicine If They Want to Stay Among the Big Boys

Theo Delaney | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Sport
Theo Delaney

Transfer windows are enormously entertaining... they sometimes seem much more exciting than the game itself. The best thing is always the apoplectic fury expressed by the fans that think their clubs have failed to spend enough money. And as the whole of football knows, there are no fans more convinced that their club is punching below its weight than Spurs fans.

Spurs Must Be Wary of Sturridge and Sterling's Pace and Guile If They Are to Avenge Last Season's Humblings

Theo Delaney | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Sport
Theo Delaney

Sunday's team will presumably be the same one that mauled QPR last week unless Poch sees fit to plunge new boy Fazio in for a debut ahead of Kaboul. If Spurs can achieve the same kind of exciting fluency on display last weekend then they have every chance of avenging the heavy defeats Liverpool inflicted last season...

A New Dawn at Tottenham That May Not Prove False

Theo Delaney | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Sport
Theo Delaney

No strangers to false dawns, the Spurs faithful filed out of the Lane to a murmured chorus of 'let's not get carried away'... But, while a much more thorough examination is in store when Liverpool come to visit next Sunday, the fact that Pochettino's plan was so clear and that it worked so comprehensively was as joyous to behold as it was unexpected.

Clever Pochettino and Potent Lamela Promise Tricky Tottenham Returns for Redknapp and Hoddle

Theo Delaney | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Sport
Theo Delaney

If Pochettino is to match or better Redknapp's achievements, one of the first things he needs is a successful conclusion to this transfer window... But with the squad already full to bursting, others will have to leave first and offloading highly paid, declining professionals with long contracts is difficult

After Guffawing Their Way Out Of Upton Park, Spurs Fans Face Sober Reflection

Theo Delaney | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Sport
Theo Delaney

Every football fan knows that the best route to a derby victory is the one that inflicts the most dismay and humiliation on the opposition... only thing that we can be reasonably certain of right now is that Pochettino's preferred eleven, when it settles down in the autumn, will bear little resemblance to Saturday's line up.

Big Season for Lamela

Jamie Currie | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Sport
Jamie Currie

He is Tottenham's club-record signing, but his first season at White Hart Lane didn't go to plan for himself or the club... he's yet to get off the mark goalscoring wise in competitive action, he certainly has a point to prove - not only to the fans but maybe even to himself as next season fast approaches.

Back Spurs to Win the Premier League

Theo Delaney | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Sport
Theo Delaney

Nobody is talking about Tottenham as title contenders. You might argue that no one ever does but in recent years they've been considered pre-season dark horses at least... Tottenham have a squad rich in quality and depth and they're adding to it with a bit more care and precision than they did last summer.

Team Focus: Spurs' Summer Movements Match Pochettino's Needs

Ben McAleer | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

Spurs may not be throwing the money around like they did last summer, but they are solidifying key areas, while trimming the fat off a squad that needed to be cut down... The north London side have spent wisely so far as the new boss strives to improve them defensively and the players brought in seem to adequately match the needs of the Argentine.

Spurs Reveal New Kit Inspired By Club Legend Bill Nicholson

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Sport

Tottenham Hotspur have paid tribute to one of the most legendary players in the club's history in their new kit for the 2014-15 season. This year m...

Adebayor Proving His Worth Under Sherwood

Ben McAleer | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

Perhaps André Villas-Boas' biggest mistake as Tottenham head coach was to not utilise Emmanuel Adebayor. The Togolese has previously been recognised as a disruptive dressing room influence, yet, under the stewardship of Tim Sherwood, has shown why he deserves a starting spot at White Hart Lane.

Duggan Vigil Will Not Stop Spurs Match

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

Tottenham have confirmed that their game against Crystal Palace will go ahead on Saturday despite a clash with a planned vigil for Mark Duggan. Dug...

Spurs Striker Confirms Move To MLS

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport

Tottenham have confirmed that striker Jermain Defoe is leaving the club to join Major League Soccer side Toronto FC. Rumours surrounding a possible...

Police To Probe Anti-Semitic Tweets After Arsenal-Spurs clash

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

Police are investigating alleged anti-semitic twitter exchanges following the FA Cup third round tie between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. Scotlan...

Andre Villas-Boas: Manager of the People

Tristan Cross | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Sport
Tristan Cross

I like Andre Villas-Boas because he's just some guy, like me. He isn't your usual model of seasoned ex-pro, having already enjoyed a playing career unobtainable to us footballing incompetent hoi-polloi, then becoming doubly enviable with their next career move upstairs. He is just some guy who managed to become a football manager.

Were Spurs and West Brom Right to Sack AVB and Steve Clarke?

Ashley Khossousi | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Sport
Ashley Khossousi

This past weekend cost two notable Premier League managers their jobs, with Andre Villas Boas's sacking from Spurs being the most high-profile. The Portuguese manager got the axe on Monday morning after his Tottenham side slumped to a thumping 5-0 mauling at the hands of Liverpool in front of their own White Hart Lane faithful on Sunday afternoon.

A Jewish Perspective on the Y-Word Debate

Ally Livingston | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Sport
Ally Livingston

The Y-word debate is once more encompassing the footballing community. To opponents of its usage, it is an abhorrent term that never should have found its way into match-day vocabulary. Contrastingly, advocates of the term contend that language is understood in context, not just one word. As such, chanting 'yid army' does not equate to condoning anti-Semitism.