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Another new era looming at the Lane

Walking out of the ground with growing resignation of the misery to come, following the abject Spurs display against Norwich.

Enduring the Wembley way sheep herding after a humiliating thrashing at the hands of Chelsea.

Watching on as our North London rivals ease past us into third spot while Roberto di Matteo’s side storm into the Champions League final, to add to their FA Cup charge.

It’s been a bitter, depressing time. Continue reading

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Cup credentials on the line

Spurs make the short trip to Stevenage on Sunday aiming to justify their spot as the top-ranked side remaining in the FA Cup.

Harry Redknapp’s slick outfit are many people’s favourites to lift the trophy but Stevenage are riding the crest of a wave.

Even despite the exit of manager Graham Westley recently, the Hertfordshire side are marching on in their pursuit of a third-successive promotion. Continue reading

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This New Tottenham

Liverpool 0 Tottenham 0, and if we’re anywhere near honest with ourselves, not the result we expected. Given Liverpool’s recent resurgence, Tottenham’s lengthy injury list and Harry Redknapp’s personal difficulties, noone would have been surprised if the home side had run out comfortable winners. Sadly for the Liverpool faithful, who were expecting an inspirational return of the suspended Luis Suarez quite distinct from a wild kick at Scott Parker which earned him a yellow card soon after entering the fray, it wasn’t to be and they were left to be mighty thankful that Gareth Bale failed to put away a golden chance that would have left them, undeservedly, with nothing at all. But that is the stuff of match reports. This particular review is more about this new Tottenham, who turned up at Anfield without their manager, missing Aaron Lennon, Younes Kaboul, Rafael Van der Vaart, Sandro and Jermaine Defoe and with a bench bordering on the unknown. Continue reading

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Spurs: Half-term reports

So, 19 games played and we sit third in the table with our best points tally, at this stage, since the legendary 60-61 season.

Not too shabby and a position not too many fans would have predicted after two games.

So how have the players fared that have got us into this position?

Well here’s my half-term report, for those that have featured enough to merit a mark: Continue reading

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4-2-3-1

HARRY REDKNAPP last night launched the exciting 4-2-3-1 formation many Spurs fans have been mapping out all season.

Luka Modric was back in his favoured central role, pulling the strings, getting on the ball and tasked with minimal defensive responsibility.

Behind him was the axis of steel, in Brazilian powerhouse Sandro and skipper Scott Parker. Thou shalt not pass. Continue reading

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