It’s frustrating to say the least but that’s the way Premier League football works. After the magnificent result against Manchester City last time out, much was expected from this game. Would Spurs be too strong for WBA? On paper perhaps, but football games aren’t played on paper.
Tottenham Hotspur have been under the radar of most football pundits as a contender for this season’s Premier League title. But today, against leaders Manchester City, Spurs proved that their challenge for the title will not be ignored.
Simply put, the Spurs squad passed the difficult test put before them in this tricky Champions League fixture in Moscow against CSKA. Without 5 first-teamers, Spurs did enough to take away 3 points from the Russian champions.
Unbeaten and up to second. All told, a very successful away day for Spurs. Manager Mauricio Pochettino tested his squad by resting key players Danny Rose, Eric Dier and Moussa Dembele ahead of the tricky midweek Champions League tie in Moscow against CSKA.
Six games have been played so far in the Premier League 2016-17 season. Six points separate the top six clubs, which centre around three footballing regions viz. Manchester (City and United), North London (Tottenham and Arsenal) and Merseyside (Liverpool and Everton).
Last time out in the Premier League, Spurs ground out a narrow 1-0 victory (over Sunderland) with alarm bells ringing out loud over injuries to Harry Kane, Eric Dier and Moussa Dembele. Whilst Kane is definitely out with an ankle injury, manager Mauricio Pochettino will take a late decision on the Continue Reading
Clearly, progress in the EFL Cup this season is not top priority for manager Mauricio Pochettino after he selected a completely different eleven from the one that beat Sunderland over the weekend in the Premier League.
It took a mistake by Sunderland defender Papy Djilobodji to let Harry Kane (and Spurs) in, to score the decisive winner in this one-sided encounter.
After the elation of the last Premier League match – that 4-0 drubbing of Stoke – Spurs were cruelly brought back to earth with that 1-2 defeat to Monaco in the Champions League.
A frustrating night for Spurs as everything that could go wrong did. Much capital was made about the sell-out 85,000 crowd and of course, Spurs’ return to Champions League football but it was Monaco’s night as the French Ligue Un table toppers gave a superb away performance to earn themselves Continue Reading
Tonight is a special night for Spurs fans as Tottenham Hotspur returns to Champions League football, playing current French league leaders Monaco at Wembley.
Well, I haven’t written about Spurs or football for some time. And I’m not going to start. Will let the headlines and images tell their own stories. “Kane’s double inspires derby win” (BBC)
Italo Zanzi: Roma want to be world’s best football club According to a BBC Football report, chief executive Italo Zanzi claims that Serie A side Roma (acquired by an American group, led by James Pallotta) have ambitions to be the “world’s best football club”. In the report, it states that “Roma Continue Reading
SPURS 1 CHELSEA 1 I have to say that I was pretty much pissed off after this game. As usual, the ‘Special One’ had the last say – asking for Jan Vertonghen to get a retrospective three match ban – which was a pretty brilliant smokescreen. After all, nobody seems Continue Reading
CARDIFF CITY 0 SPURS 1 Again, my prediction of a 1-0 win was proven correct. But for 90 minutes, it really looked like we were not going to get the three points we richly deserved. At the very end, the combination of substitutes Lewis Holtby and Erik Lamela provided the Continue Reading
The inane rants of a Spurs fan (since 1973) CARDIFF CITY (AWAY) Spurs sit in third place going into this match, knowing that a victory will at least put them joint top (or even in the clear, if Arsenal is unable to beat Stoke earlier in the day). In midweek, Continue Reading
Inane rants of a Spurs fan (since 1973) Spurs 2 Norwich 0 I predicted that the game would be close and that Spurs would win by at least two goals. Well, the first part of that prophecy was off the mark for sure! In fact, Spurs dominated the game so Continue Reading
Inane rants of a Spurs fan (since 1973) NORWICH (HOME) What have we learned after three games? 1. New players take time to bed in. 2. We still have problems breaking down teams who ‘park the bus’. 3. Dembele is not the solution to our playmaker problem. On the plus Continue Reading