Matt Walsh

Mauricio Pochettino to Spurs: Can He Make Spurs Competitive Again?

Mauricio Pochettino to Spurs: Can He Make Spurs Competitive Again?

It's time yet again in N17 for Daniel Levy to pull out another manager to steer the North London side to Champions League qualification, a feat only Harry Redknapp has managed in Levy's 14 year stint as Spurs chairman. Mauricio Pochettino has signed a five-year contract at Tottenham, a fairly large contract considering their longest serving manager since the late 80s was Harry Redknapp, who managed the club for three and a half years. In what was an underwhelming season …
Tottenham Hotspur Season Review | 13/14 stats compared to 12/13

Tottenham Hotspur Season Review | 13/14 stats compared to 12/13

The curse of Transition Hotspur reared its ugly head yet again at N17 in December 2013 when chairman Daniel Levy decided to sack Andre Villas-Boas after just 17 months into the job. While many fans were in two minds whether the Portuguese manager should be sacked, in their poor displays, their lack of goals and inability to put in a good performance against the bigger teams, really cost them. Villas-Boas managed just one win in his previous six home games …
Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Two sides that have had fairly unconvincing seasons meet at White Hart Lane on Sunday to finish off their respective campaigns, with nothing to play for apart from adding three points to their Premier League tally. Aston Villa would have liked to had the record that Spurs had against teams in the bottom half of the table, while Spurs needed Villa's stellar record against the top four to achieve their goal of Champions League qualification at the start of this …
West Ham United vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

West Ham United vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

With both teams having nothing to play for, this game on Saturday lunch-time between the Hammers and Spurs is simply for bragging rights, with Sam Allardyce's men recording two wins over the North London side this season; a 3-0 victory in the league at White Hart Lane, and a 2-1 win in the Capital One Cup quarter-final. The 2-1 defeat in the Capital One Cup quarter-final was Tim Sherwood's first game in charge of Spurs, since that result, Sherwood has …
Sunderland vs Cardiff Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Sunderland vs Cardiff Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

The battle for Premier League survival is really heating up with just three games to go, and this weekend's match between Gus Poyet's Sunderland and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Cardiff City is no different, with just one point seperating the two sides, and Cardiff playing one more game than the Black Cats. The Black Cats remain bottom of the Premier League, but after two difficult away trips to the Etihad and Stamford Bridge, taking four points in the process, the North-East …
Tottenham Hotspur vs Fulham Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Tottenham Hotspur vs Fulham Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Fulham travel to White Hart Lane in a crucial Saturday lunchtime fixture, hoping they can grab three points in their quest for Premier League survival. The Cottagers are just two points off Norwich in 17th place, but Tim Sherwood will hope his Spurs team can deny Fulham the three points they crave, despite Spurs set to miss out on a Champions League qualification spot. Team News Spurs are without a host of key players for the London derby, with Erik …
Sunderland vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Sunderland vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Sunderland face a difficult encounter at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, with the blue half of Merseyside - one of the in-form teams in the Premier League - looking to carry on their fine form in their quest for Champions League qualification. The Black Cats, however, need a miracle to stay up, according to the Uruguayan manager Gustavo Poyet; and will need to start their unlikely survival with three points over the Toffees if they have any chance catching …
Manchester City v Southampton Preview | Team News, Stats, Key Players

Manchester City v Southampton Preview | Team News, Stats, Key Players

Manuel Pellegrini's Manchester City side host Southampton in what is a must win game for the Citizens if they are to keep up the heat on fellow title contenders Liverpool, in the 12.45 kick-off on BT Sport. City have been solid at home all season, losing just one in 14 at the Etihad to a well-organised Chelsea side, who nullified the threat of Yaya Toure and David Silva; if Mauricio Pochettino's side are to put points on the board this …
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