Happy Monday to everyone, especially Giovani Lo Celso.
After a short staycation last week, Totally Tottenham is back and we have plenty to sink our teeth in to!
West Ham, Sheffield United and Tanguy sound like good places to start?
Right, let’s get stuck in…
DERBY DOUBLE OVER WEST HAM
Oh I do love beating West Ham.
I don’t know about you, but it is so satisfying to get one over on them in their cup final. It means so much to them, and Mark Noble in particular, that seeing them not even come close to us is all the more delicious.
Contrary to the thoughts of many on social media, I actually thought we played rather well. Despite signs of having three months off were still there for all to see, we grew into the game the longer it went on, particularly Harry Kane.
Four points from six so far, it’s not a bad start – is it?
How we’ve managed to get ourselves in this position is baffling to me.
Our record signing, a player the likes of Barcelona want and he can’t even get a minute on the pitch for us.
I know for an absolute fact that we’d regret selling Tanguy Ndombele and as was written in the Athletic this week, it could be a mistake Jose Mourinho has made multiple times before.
The Frenchman has shown bursts of such immense talent and letting him go could be the most costly mistake we’ve made since…well, selling Mousa Dembele.
Now this could be interesting,
The boys are back this Thursday against Sheffield United and it could be one of the most important games of the season for Spurs.
The Blades are in a terrible run of form, losing 2-1, 3-0 and 3-0 in their last three games. With a number of key injuries too, Spurs have a real opportunity on their hands.
Tottenham have come a long way since their last game against United – that 1-1 draw back in November proving to be the last under Mauricio Pochettino. Will Mourinho fair differently?
TERRIBLE TROPHY HAUL
As I’m sure you saw in the week, this graphic was floating around on Twitter showing the success of the ‘big six’ since 2000.
Spurs, as we all know, are right at the bottom of that tally, a sight that continues to frustrate many given how close we came to not only the Champions League, but the Premier League and FA Cup in recent years.
My personal opinion is that I don’t think things will ever change under the current owners. Although they’ve now put a manager in place that strengthens our chances of titles significantly, it’s nothing without the backing of the board.