Panic On The Streets of (North) London

If Tottenham could consistently finish top three with a thin and brittle squad, how much better would they be with a true depth in quality? If Mauricio Pochettino could take them to the Champions League final having bought only a single player in 18 months, what could he do if he was fully backed by... Continue Reading →

Questions from Ricky

I'm on a podcast called The Extra Inch. Sometimes when I'm on it I forget to not talk in jargon. As a result I'm asked this: https://twitter.com/RickyTFC/status/1050401590639816704 What are inverted full backs? About 20 years ago coaches decided they were going to attack more with their full-backs. But the formation, the 4-4-2, they were playing meant... Continue Reading →

Mousa Dembele: Absolute Control

Mousa Dembele doesn’t score goals. Doesn’t assist. He’s not especially adept at shielding a defence as a lone defensive midfielder and he rarely passes the ball more than 10 yards, through a defence or off the ground. Yet while serving suspension at the beginning of the 16/17 Premier League season Mauricio Pochettino declared, if with... Continue Reading →

Wembley Hotspur v Chelsea Preview

Last season’s Champions and Runners-Up go head-to-head in the first Top 6 clash of the season and it’s easy spot the similarities between the two sides. Squads Both boost outstanding first choice XIs that carried them to last year’s respective finishes and both have also failed to address squad depth issues in time for the... Continue Reading →

Preview: Tottenham v Wembley

Spurs’ “Wembley woes” this season gone, have got fans worried about spending an entire year (or even two if the project is delayed) at the nation's home ground.  It’s easy to question conclusions drawn from such a small sample and easier still to look into those game and spin the angle. A group stage played... Continue Reading →

16/17 End of Season Q&A

I was surprised by both the quantity and quality of questions I received on a single tweet I only bumped once. Maybe that's because this is a one-off but if it isn't then maybe this can become a slightly more regular thing. Sorry if your question hasn't made it. I'll try to tweet replies to... Continue Reading →

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