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The old saying is that a football team usually picks itself - this is because a football side's starting XI is predominantly made up of the most in-form players. But what does a manager do when the majority of his squad are displaying average-to-low-form, week-in-week-out? This is the problem facing Mauricio Pochettino at present.
When it came to 11:45 am this Saturday morning, there were hardly any surprises for Spurs fans when the team-sheet was released. In the same manner, there were hardly any surprises come the final whistle at St.Mary's - in terms of player...
Pochettino’s return to St. Marys was a tightly contested affair as we played out an entertaining 2-2 draw with the Saints.
Lloris – 6 – Good to see the captain back. Can’t be faulted for the goals, did well otherwise.
Davies – 4 – Came in for the injured Rose and didn’t have the best of games it’s fair to say. Was suspect for both goals but he did show some incisive passes in the final third.
Vertonghen – 6 – A solid if not unspectacular performance.
Fazio – 6 – Much like Vertonghen there’s little to note...
Spurs can cut the gap between themselves and Manchester City to just 4 points if Mauricio Pochettino can win at former club Southampton on Saturday.
Should Aston Villa and West Brom upset the odds and keep City and Liverpool at bay, Poch’s side could jump into 5th place with 6 Premier League games remaining this season.
And the signs look good for Spurs who are unbeaten against the Saints since March 2005, winning the next 5 on the bounce. Most recently, Christian Eriksen’s 1st half strike was enough to grab the 3 points at White Hart Lane.
The UEFA Europa League – football’s very own Marmite competition. It’s a tournament that divides more opinion than Nacer Chadli’s man-bun against Newcastle yesterday.
As the PL season draws to a conclusion, the reoccurring debate of whether a fifth to seventh place finish is really what the doctor ordered before Pochettino’s second season in charge at Tottenham.
Although another ‘chance’ of silverware for the 2015-16season, it’s undeniable that trips to Eastern Europe on a Thursday night make for some tired legs come Sunday afternoon in the PL. And while many fans...
I don't care what the haters say, Tim Sherwood is a young manager full of passion and in his short tenure at Spurs he got certain things wrong. He also got a lot right. He believes in youth. He believes in making football simple.
Today he got it all right and Liverpool were lucky to come away only losing 2-1. I watched the first half and Villa were superb. I then tuned into the Spurs game but with one eye still on Wembley. The players are responding to Tim. The fans love him.
He may have his faults but Tim Sherwood will be a very good manager. In fact, he ain't too...