November 24, 2011
In recent years "breaking into the top four" has generally meant finishing in fourth place behind Man. Utd, Chelsea and that other team from north London. This season the equation has shifted, with the relative newcomers Man. City heading the table and showing every indication that they will still be there at the end of the season. Spurs, for their part, now lie in third with a game in hand. The question is - how high can they go?
November 15, 2011
Such is the strength of the Spurs squad that the international break didn't provide much of a break for quite a few of them. Modric and Corluka were involved in one of the more significant games, namely Croatia's Euro 2012 playoff against Turkey. Although Corluka's opportunities at club level have been few and far between this season, he managed not only to set up the opening goal in a resounding 3-0 win but then get on the score sheet himself.
Sandro also found the net in Brazil's friendly against Gabon, while van der Vaart had a slightly less happy time, being taken off injured while turning out for Holland against Switzerland.
November 3, 2011
It's really getting boring. Surely he must have a complete stinker of a game at some point, and then there'll be something different to write about. Given the manager's comments after the QPR game, though, that's not looking very likely: