November 30, 2010
Spurs took another vital three points at White Hart Lane on Sunday but only after falling behind once again. Yet despite this somewhat worrying trend, Spurs have managed to remain in contention at the top of the table, through a combination of good football, good fortune and good attitude, as the manager recognized after the game:
November 23, 2010
"A game of two halves" may be a well-worn footballing cliché but it could be applied with some accuracy to Saturday's game at the Emirates. Spurs were outplayed in the first half and at 2-0 down with less than 30 minutes gone, the fans could have been forgiven for thinking that the chance of breaking the "away at Arsenal" hoodoo had already gone. A stunning turnaround after the break, however, ensured that Spurs secured three points in this Premier League fixture for the first time since 1993. In doing so, they also removed the monkey from their back of not having won in the league at the grounds of any of the so-called "top four" for 68 games - top four, as least as far as Liverpool are concerned, now being presumably a historical concept, like the age of the dinosaurs.
November 15, 2010
At least you can't say it's predictable. Or perhaps it is, in the sense that Spurs have become predictably unpredictable. A poor 1-1 draw against Sunderland was followed up by a feast of goals and chances against Blackburn Rovers - although in true Spurs style, two late goals were conceded to deny that elusive clean sheet. Blackburn created plenty of opportunities, particularly in the second half, with both Kaboul and Gallas clearing goal bound attempts off the line. In truth, though, Spurs should have been out of sight by half time.
November 8, 2010
So the likes of Steinsson, Cahill and Davies were able to accomplish what Maicon, Zanetti and Eto'o could not, namely handing Spurs a comprehensive beating. In common with the first game against Inter Milan, two late Spurs goals gave the score line some measure of respectability - and were of equal quality to Gareth Bale’s amazing hat-trick in the San Siro - but ultimately this was a day to forget.
November 2, 2010
Saturday's game at Old Trafford will no doubt be remembered chiefly for the peculiar circumstances surrounding Man. Utd. 's second goal. The incident - which hardly warrants yet more analysis here - has been variously described as "a farce" (Redknapp) and "bizarre" (Ferguson). The United manager went on to say that,
"You can look at the referee and look at the linesmen and blame them, but the goalkeeper should know better. He's an experienced goalkeeper. I thought he made a mess of it "