August 24, 2009
Top of the table. Nine goals scored by six different players within a settled side. Maximum points from the first three games - the first time Spurs have ever achieved this in the Premier League. In fact, the last time Spurs opened a campaign with three wins, they went on to win the Double in the 1960/61 season. An omen perhaps?
August 18, 2009
Spurs won their opening fixture of the new season in convincing style, outplaying a Liverpool side that has aspirations of winning the Premier League title. In the aftermath of the 2-1 victory, a lot of the attention has focused on Liverpool’s failings, and the loss of Xabi Alonso to Real Madrid. This does scant justice to a Spurs display that was full of creativity and commitment.
The opening half hour highlighted that latter quality, with Spurs closing down their Liverpool counterparts and denying them time to settle on the ball.
August 14, 2009
During the January transfer window, it seemed that Harry Redknapp's unique approach was to try to bring back all of the players who had left the club in the previous twelve months. Now in the summer he has accomplished what was clearly his real ambition - building a team that includes both the tallest and the shortest player in the Premier League.