Is this the end for Pochettino? Or is there another way?

For the last few weeks I have had a strange feeling of deja-vu as I’ve watched Tottenham struggle. Playing well in patches, a series of unfortunate events seemed to have derailed Mauricio Pochettino’s plans. Continue reading

Spurs season – was Lloris actually pretty good?

Hugo Lloris had his detractors last season. It didn’t start well with a highly publicised drink-driving incident. Then the French goalkeeper picked up a thigh injury that kept him out for the whole of September, a run where Tottenham suffered losses to Watford, Liverpool and Inter Milan.

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I still can’t believe it…

I still can’t believe it. Tonight Tottenham Hotspur will play in the Champions League final!

I have supported Spurs for over 30 years, raised on stories of the great teams of the 50s and 60s – Greaves, Blanchflower, the glory of the 1961 league and cup double.

My dad was a boy then. He got to watch those teams. That is why I support Spurs. But here we have a chance to go one further than even the great Bill Nicholson managed, and become champions of Europe.

To have done it in such a strange season is even more astonishing. We became the first Premier League club ever to not buy a player in the summer transfer window, then doubled down in the winter. We were homeless for much of the year, stuck playing in a ground that became more and more depressing by the game. The injuries mounted up month by month – Alli, Winks, Kane.

But somehow we made it here.

I’m afraid to say, I don’t think I can enjoy the game. I’m just too nervous. But let’s hope I can enjoy the result. Let’s hope we can make history.

Come on you Spurs!

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The new stadium, Manchester City and VAR – what a month

What a month it’s been for Spurs’ fans.

First we finally came home. Then we remembered how to win again. And now we’re in the Champions League semi-finals (note: not for the first time, the European Cup still counts).

 

My first view of the new stadium came on its opening night. As I walked up Tottenham High Road it started snowing, adding to the majesty of the spectacle. Continue reading