No Point Lane for Jose and his Conspiracy Campaign

If Jose Mourinho’s in-match performance was his usual artful theater, his post-match turn had the whiff of a whodunit mystery with some B-movie conspiracy theory waffle thrown in for good measure. Despite his side conceding five goals at White Hart Lane (one win in nine league games for Chelsea now at so-called Three Point Lane), Mourinho chose […]

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The Tim Sherwood Story

“Are we there yet? Are we there yet?” crowed Tim Sherwood – for days on end – in to the ear of chairman Daniel Levy, swapping the phrase “are we there yet” for “can I have the job”. Like any overworked parent, Daniel finally acquiesced, giving Tim the keys to the kingdom, keys he previously […]

Tromso victory fooling no one

An unconvincing victory over Norway’s Tromso on Thursday night did not even paper over the cracks for anyone but the most optimistic Tottenham supporters. Spurs laboured to a 2-0 victory over a team to whom Shamrock Rovers would have given a good game. While the Europa League has been a relative success for Tottenham – […]

AVB: Three strikes and out?

A lot of faith has been put in Andre Villas-Boas.  Perhaps a little unfortunate to miss out on the Champions League gravy train in May, this season he was given a squad that is probably title-challenging quality but has the lower expectations of finishing in the top four. Twelve games in to the season, it […]

Fantastic players versus the idiocy of the internet

Gareth Bale.  He’s very good you know.  He’s so good that one of the richest clubs in the world want to buy him for a world record fee.   It’s funny that for the longest time, football fans across England scoffed at the illustration of Bale as a superstar with charges of him being overrated […]

Newcastle performance is early setback for AVB

Spurs carried on much in the vein of how they ended last season – with a whimper. An opening day defeat at St James’ Sports Direct Park might not seem particularly newsworthy but for new boss Andre Villas-Boas it represented something of a setback. Much is made of Villas-Boas’ tactical nuances – the defensive high line, […]

Independence, Limited

More hate being directed Spurs way in recent days with the keyboard warriors taking to their weapon of choice to berate Spurs (in general) and Gareth Bale (in particular). Bale’s crimes are to (a) be a bit of a diver (true) (b) look like a chimp (yeah, classy commentary there, ironically, from neanderthals) (c) complain […]

Four suggestions to help Spurs move forward

After a year away, Tottenham are poised to return to the Champions League next season.  Or at least they will do if they perform in their final seven – mostly winnable – games of the season.  Disarray at Liverpool and rebuilding at Chelsea have opened the door for Redknapp and Co and it’s an opportunity they […]