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A happy Christmas for Spurs fans

Spurs Christmas

Since I last blogged, after the unhappy reverse against Newcastle, Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs side have been on an excellent run of three victories. It seems like that loss has been the catalyst for an upturn in form. The unbeaten run was impressive but there were far too many draws. Now we’ve finally managed to start turning those draws into wins. Continue reading


Southampton Spurs Preview – Koeman vs. Pochettino’s Southampton stats

Koeman Pochettino


Mauricio Pochettino faces his old side this Saturday as Spurs travel to Southampton for the early kick-off.

The south coast side have been one of the more interesting stories of the season. Seemingly in Continue reading

Spurs 1 Southampton 0 – Pochettino back on track

Eriksen Scores vs Southampton


It wasn’t a vintage performance, and Southampton should have equalised as time expired, but here was a first win in five league games from a much improved Tottenham side.

The high energy pressing from the QPR game was back, as was the quick one touch passing. It didn’t always come off and in the second half Continue reading

Spurs Southampton Preview – can Tottenham halt Saint’s charge?

Pochettino at Southampton


Sunday afternoon sees an emotional reunion for Spurs boss, Mauricio Pochettino, as his old side, Southampton, visit White Hart Lane.

The Argentine’s exit precipitated a summer of transfer turmoil at St. Mary’s, as five high profile players left the club. Many predicted Continue reading

Mauricio Pochettino’s tactics through statistics

Pochettino and Bielsa

Pochettino with Bielsa

Mauricio Pochettino is the current favourite to be named the next Spurs manager. The Argentine coach has been heavily influenced by his compatriot Marcelo Bielsa – the legendary tactician behind Chile’s wonderful football at the last World Cup and Athletic Bilbao’s destruction of Manchester United in 2012. Pochettino’s time as a player and manager at Espanyol, the “other” team in Barcelona, has also had a part to play in developing his footballing philosophy.

So, what style do his teams play?

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8 Talking Points From Spurs Southampton

Eriksen taking a corner vs Southampton


  • 1. Sigurdsson reminds everyone he’s still at Spurs

This season at Tottenham, there’s been something missing. In the summer, we put our faith in athleticism, at the expense of guile and creativity. Since we loaned out Holtby, Eriksen has been our sole creative force in midfield. The team has been lacking in ideas, falling back to basic tactics – endless crosses and long balls.

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