Players missing from the Premier League 2016-17 season

Players missing from the Premier League 2016-17 season

The summer transfer window is always an exciting time for managers and fans who welcome new players to the club ahead of the new season. However, there are also a few farewells and here are just a few players we've been accustomed to watching in the Premier League who’ll be gone for the upcoming 2016-17 season. Some were great, some were good and others were awful but nonetheless, they will be missed! Kolo Toure The former Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester …
Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace Preview | FA Cup 5th Round

Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace Preview | FA Cup 5th Round

We are in for a feisty London derby when the North meets South at White Hart Lane in an FA Cup fifth round encounter on Sunday. Tottenham Hotspur have punched way above their weight this season, with Pochettino already one of the stronger contenders for the end of the year manager of the season award - for the impressive work he's done in a fairly short time at the North London club. Their last outing came on Thursday, in Italy, …
Should Pochettino opt for Adebayor, Soldado or Kane?

Should Pochettino opt for Adebayor, Soldado or Kane?

When Mauricio Pochettino swapped St Mary’s for White Hart Lane this summer, much focus was placed on how the Argentine’s departure would affect poor old Southampton. The presumption was that Tottenham, a side struggling for consistency, would go from strength to strength whilst mirroring the high pressing, attractive style of football that Pochettino implemented with The Saints. The influx of players purchased by Daniel Levy with the Gareth Bale bounty would finally start firing on all cylinders under their new …
Tottenham Hotspur Vs Crystal Palace | Team News and Key Player Stats

Tottenham Hotspur Vs Crystal Palace | Team News and Key Player Stats

Tottenham take on Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane on Saturday in the reverse fixture from the Opening. On that occasion, Spurs grabbed a narrow 1-0 victory thanks to a Soldado penalty after a contentious handball incident. It was a winning start for Andre Villas Boas and they went onto win their next two games, but since then things have changed dramatically. With Tim Sherwood now in charge, they are now unbeaten in their last four games in the league, …
Tottenham Hotspur vs West Brom Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Tottenham Hotspur vs West Brom Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Both of these sides entered the Christmas football calendar without a manager after axing Andre Villas-Boas and Steve Clarke without having replacements lined up. Tim Sherwood and Keith Downing were the men who were given the opportunity to lead their respective sides on a temporary basis. The former has now been appointed on a full time basis at Tottenham until the end of next season, while Downing isn't expected to be given the West Brom post on a permanent basis. …
Tottenham Hotspur: Analysing the Club’s Tactics Under AVB | Final Part

Tottenham Hotspur: Analysing the Club’s Tactics Under AVB | Final Part

In the final segment of the series looking at Andre Villas-Boas’ revolutionary tactics at Tottenham Hotspur, we acquaint you with the changes surrounding the club’s strike-force and Gareth Bale. You can find the previous parts here: Parts 1 &  Part 2 Under Harry Redknapp, Spurs usually played with Emmanuel Adebayor upfront, while Rafael van der Vaart operated as the second-striker. AVB, however, has preferred either Jermain Defoe or Adebayor as the sole poacher, assisted by Bale in a No 10-esque role. …
Who is the most influential player from the Top 8? | Statistical Comparison

Who is the most influential player from the Top 8? | Statistical Comparison

Last season's top 8 clubs in the Premier League was some what predictable, in what order they finished in was a surprise to many, but which players at those clubs were the most influential at that club, I take a look at their stats here. The top 8 clubs, United, City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Newcastle, Liverpool & Everton, all had at least one top quality striker, Arsenal has Robin van Persie (left) and were all able to score at consistent …
Upgrade complete .. Crouch to Adebayor!

Upgrade complete .. Crouch to Adebayor!

Crouch v Adebayor .. An upgrade making a difference Although ‘only’ 30, I am old to enough to remember when we didn't all walk around with mobile phones that were not smart, and small, and able to do just about anything. I remember distinctly my 18th birthday .. I went out and got the latest mobile phone. It had no colour and a single line as the ‘screen’. It worked, it was functional. Now, I upgrade every 18-24 months and you …