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21st May 2019

What will happen next season if Spurs win the UEFA Champions League?

What will happen next season if Spurs win the UEFA Champions League? It’s the moment all die-hard Spurs fans have been waiting for, as the North London team will face Liverpool on Saturday 1 June, in an all English UEFA Champions League Final taking place at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, the new home of Atlético Madrid. Assuming all goes to plan (we have to think positive lads) and according to some odds comparison websites, club captain and France number one goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris, lifts the coveted UEFA Champions League trophy and by doing so makes Spurs champions of Europe, what... Read more »

16th May 2019

Mauricio Pochettino and Mastering Manchester United’s Lost Art

José Mourinho was up to his usual tricks again. His underwhelming Manchester United were seventh in the table after 13 games and already 14 points behind league leaders Manchester City — and it was only November. Ahead of a trip to Southampton — a match they would go on to draw 2-2 — Mourinho’s deflection tactics were in full flow. “Can you buy Tottenham’s best players?” a weary Mourinho moaned. “No, because they don’t sell. A few years ago, who was Tottenham’s best player? Michael Carrick. And a few years later? Berbatov. Can we go there now and bring Harry... Read more »

13th May 2019

Pochettino’s Prestige

Magic. The real trick to it is that they want you to look so closely that you don’t see how the trick is done Coming to the end of his fifth season at the helm at Tottenham Hotspur, “Mauricio Pochettino, he’s magic you know” still reverberates around the ground, whether it be Wembley or Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, even in his most tumultuous season at the club. Injuries, speculation on his future as Man Utd and Real Madrid changed their managers, the delayed opening of the new stadium that was supposed to be ready by September 2018 and no signings for... Read more »

11th May 2019

It’s Been Emotional

Lucas Moura's final goal was one of the most important in our clubs history. Steve P revisits the moment.

10th May 2019

Typical Tottenham

The night is at its darkest just before the dawn. And the sun was setting on Tottenham’s European dream after only 35 minutes played. A flimsical Kieran Trippier was ousted out of possession by Donny van de Beek, the Dutchman feeding Tadic who in turn found Ziyech. The Moroccan wrapped his left foot sweetly around the ball and into the far corner of Hugo Lloris’ goal. Ajax were scintillating, soaring, sublime; Tottenham, downbeat and dejected, were now sinking into the depths of desolation. But even in this darkest half-hour one thing refused to be extinguished — belief. Mauricio Pochettino is... Read more »

10th May 2019

Oh what a night

Tottenham Hotspur have done the unthinkable – shattering European expectation to reach the biggest club football occasion on the planet, the Champions League final.This is a team ravaged by injuries to key personnel; the ‘Harry Kane team’ without Harry Kane; a squad that has had no investment in two consecutive windows and is low on confidence from recent domestic results. We just don’t know when we have been beaten this season in Europe. As Pochettino strongly stated, every player is a hero. They have given us a memory and experience that will live forever in the minds. They were lions... Read more »

9th May 2019

What Do We Do Now?

The dust has yet to really settle as Gavin Lewis looks back on one of the most glorious nights in our history.

8th May 2019

Pochettinho, Levy and the summer ahead

We all know the story by now.  Two transfer windows without a penny being spent, followed by years of relatively net neutral spending in the transfer market.  That is the Levy approach to player recruitment, and it is a limitation Pochettino was well aware of before he took the Tottenham job.  His willingness to embrace the somewhat unique Tottenham financial challenge has been what has made his relationship with Daniel Levy a special one.  To say Pochettino has not been backed by his chairman, or that the Levy and ENIC have not invested money into the club would be grossly... Read more »