August 31, 2010
Following the horrible defeat to Wigan, it's probably safe to say that Inter Milan are unlikely to be quaking in their expensive Italian boots. On the face of it, a team that had conceded 18 goals in their last three Premier League games should not have provided too stern a test at White Hart Lane. On their visit last season, Wigan had famously let in nine and were also beaten 3-0 by Spurs at the DW Stadium. If those stats were not compelling enough, Spurs had not lost at home in the league in 2010. The prospects would have seemed less good, however, on looking at the teams who most recently did manage to leave the Lane with all three points in the bag – namely Wolves and Stoke.
August 27, 2010
With Young Boys efficiently brushed aside, Spurs awaited their fate in the draw for the group stages of the Champions League. The three teams that emerged certainly present a challenge - on paper, the toughest faced by any of the English clubs - but it is not insurmountable.
August 24, 2010
While the game against Stoke may not live long in the memory - except perhaps for Gareth Bale’s wonderful volley - it has been a very eventful week. The arrival of a former Arsenal captain has been met with dismay by some sections of the Spurs support but, as the game against Young Boys demonstrated, the team could certainly use an experienced central defender. They don't come with much more experience than the 33 year old William Gallas, who in addition to spending almost a decade in the Premier League, has been capped 84 times by France.
August 17, 2010
Save for the excellence of Joe Hart in the Man. City goal, the Premier League curtain raiser would also have been a first win of the season for Spurs. The England number one made excellent stops from Defoe, Huddlestone and Assou-Ekotto in the first half, and allowed his teammates the luxury of going into the second still on terms. Harry Redknapp gave an accurate summation of the game in his post-match comments: