England’s latest 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign saw them having to settle with a 2-2 draw against Scotland as both national sides faced off on June 10 of 2017. This result solidifies England for the top position of group F from the UEFA section of the qualification stages.
Out of the 6 qualifying matches that England has played so far, they have won 4 and drawn 2 which has allowed them to snatch 14 points and are above everyone else from that group but Slovakia and Slovenia are following England closely behind with 12 and 11 points earned respectively so far. Continue reading
The notion of the big four was always somewhat of a media creation, carried along by the Sky Premier League hype. But it did have a base in reality in that more often than not you could predict the top four for the coming season from your beach towel in July. The phrase gained a bit more relevance when the top four clubs qualified for the Holy Grail that had become the Champions League. Now though, there are six teams who expect to finish there year in year out, with half a dozen more with realistic ambitions to break into it.
That is why it is essential that as a team, a manager, a board, as fans – as a club – we develop the mentality that we belong in there. At the minute I am not sure that we do. It is still a case of looking around, nudging ourselves, loving the ride, but a little bit of us thinking, hang on, we’re Tottenham, when is this going to end. Continue reading
Transfer rumours suggest that Arsenal are preparing to rival Tottenham for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s services, with a massive bid that would see them secure the services of Borussia Dortmund’s prolific striker. Reports in Germany this week suggest that Arsenal are more than willing to break the bank to secure the services of the Bundesliga forward.
The striker who has been in outstanding form this season has scored an impressive 19 goals in twenty appearances so far and might be topping the Bundesliga goal ranking board come end of the season. His performance this season has drawn admiration from top clubs around Europe including Arsenal who are hoping to land his signature when the transfer window reopens in January. Continue reading
Despite eventually finishing in third place in last season’s Premier League, having pushed for a shot at the title until the final weeks of the campaign, Tottenham players and supporters alike will look forward to next season with a renewed sense of optimism.
With manager Mauricio Pochettino having fully committed his future to the White Hart Lane based Club, plans are in place as to how best combat the addition task of Champions League football, as well as once again mounting a Premier League challenge. Continue reading
English Premier League club Southampton FC plan to tie down Shane Long with a new contract. Long has received a lot of interests from other Premier League sides including Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspurs. Mauricio Pochettino is reported to be keen on acquiring the Saints’ player this summer, but The Saints want the player for keeps.
The club is reported to have already tied down other top talents as they also try to convince the head coach Ronald Koeman to remain with them going into next season. Continue reading
Mauricio Pochettino enjoyed a promising start to his first season in charge at Tottenham but a fifth placed league finish and an appearance in the Capital One Cup Final did little to convince the more cynical sections of the Spurs faithful.
In fact, some were concerned that the Argentinian would suffer the same ‘Second Season Syndrome’ that saw Andre Villas-Boas fall away and lose his job after a strong opening campaign. Continue reading
Harry Kane’s brilliant goal for England against Germany didn’t come as any surprise to those Tottenham fans who have watched him score 55 goals and counting over the past two seasons.
While followers of English football are well aware of the 22-year-old’s ability, the international scene is only now beginning to sit up and take notice of the striker. This is especially the case for those teams who are preparing to face Roy Hodgson’s men in the summer. With the European Championship just around the corner, England fans will be desperate to see Kane get through the rest of the Premier League season without picking up an injury. Continue reading
At the age of 19, Tottenham’s Dele Alli is midway through his opening season in the Premier League where he has been a key part of Mauricio Pochettino’s success in the campaign so far.
Alli was signed from Milton Keynes Dons back in January 2015 for a fee in the region of £5million. There were a number of clubs in the Premier League all monitoring his services but it was Spurs who acted first and persuaded the youngster to join the Lilywhites.
Jose Mourinho reckons the Spurs never find themselves under as much of pressure as the other big sides in England do and that helps them.
Tottenham will face Chelsea the coming weekend in the Premier League. White Hart Lane, where the game is going to be played, has never been a happy hunting ground for Chelsea. They have managed to have just one win under their belt in the 10 appearances that they have made there.
Tottenham forward Harry Kane returned to form with a hat-trick against Bournemouth in the latest league encounter. The goals from the striker pleased manager Mauricio Pochettino, who had increasingly grown frustrated with the lack of scoring from his star hitman.
The presence of Kane was a major factor in Tottenham deciding to do away with both Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor at the same time. However, he had scored only one goal – from a rebound – so far this season. Just when it seemed that he was starting to look like a one season wonder, Kane secured the match ball with a hat-trick against Bournemouth.