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Pochettino’s Spurs XI and two areas we need to strengthen

Pochettino tactics

Using the way Pochettino’s Southampton side was set up and the few pre-season games we have already played, we can start to piece together an idea of how the new manager’s Tottenham team might look.

The starting XI might be something like: Continue reading

Spurs transfer requirements – Ben Davies to fill urgent need

Spurs target Ben Davies


Somewhat disappointingly Spurs are yet to enter the transfer market this summer. There is an obvious need for some stability after the upheaval of 12 months ago, but with a new manager and several weaknesses in the squad, one or two signings would still be welcome. Daniel Levy has a tendency to leave deals till the last minute, trying to get the best financial result but this is often a false economy, destabilising the team during the early part of the season.

Before considering any new players, Tottenham must first Continue reading

Spurs new Stadium gets the go ahead – why it’s so important

New Spurs Stadium


This week Spurs finally got the go ahead to start work on a new 56,250 seat stadium. First announced way back in December 2008, the project has been beset by red tape and delays ever since.

2008 was the year Lehman Brothers folded and the global financial crisis first hit home, not a great Continue reading

Assou-Ekotto is a disgrace and should be shown the door by Spurs

Assou-Ekotto Headbutt

Spurs left back, Benoit Assou-Ekotto’s World Cup descended into farce this week as Cameroon were humiliated 4-0 by Croatia, sending them crashing out of Brazil 2014. As time expired, Assou-Ekotto was involved in a heated argument with Benjamin Moukandjo which ended up with the fullback Continue reading

England out of World Cup, as Suarez inspires Uruguay

Suarez Scores against England

It’s not the despair that hurts, it’s the hope.

For 75 minutes against Uruguay, England reverted to type. The Italy game, where expectations were low and qualification did not directly depend on the result, freed England to play a positive, more fluid game. Once they were favourites and their future in the tournament was in danger, the nerves returned.

It would be unfair Continue reading

What changes should Pochettino make and what might his Spurs team look like?

Pochettino's Spurs Team

Now that Mauricio Pochettino has taken charge at Spurs, he will have begun the job of planning for next season. What players should he sell, who should he bring in and what might his new Tottenham team look like? Continue reading