Tottenham vs Southampton Preview | Team News & Key Players

Tottenham vs Southampton Preview | Team News & Key Players

The Premier League staggered winter break is now here, but unfortunately, the lack of foresight regarding FA Cup replays will affect Tottenham and Southampton. Both sides are supposed to be in their two-week winter break now, but they will face-off on Wednesday for a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup. This is due to the two sides drawing just over a week ago on the South Coast. A late Sofiane Boufal goal denied Spurs, who had taken …
Shrewsbury Town Vs Liverpool FA Cup Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Shrewsbury Town Vs Liverpool FA Cup Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This weekend 32 of the teams in the English football pyramid will battle it out to stay alive in the oldest cup competition in the world. Several Premier League teams will feature in the FA Cup 4th round. But two of the ties will be extra special this weekend. Liverpool – the Premier League champions elect travel to League One side Shrewsbury Town on Sunday evening to try and keep their dream of a dream double (or treble) alive. On …
Southampton vs Tottenham Preview | Team News & Key Players

Southampton vs Tottenham Preview | Team News & Key Players

Tottenham face a tricky FA Cup tie as they travel to Southampton to face a team that have already beaten them in the Premier League earlier this month. Jose Mourinho was brought into the club to win trophies and this competition will offer the best opportunity for him to do that in his first campaign as manager. On the other hand, the home side have moved into a relatively safe position in the league. Ralph Hasenhuttl will be looking at …
Hull City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News & Key Players

Hull City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News & Key Players

Chelsea have a real chance to target the FA Cup as they have been drawn to face Championship opposition for a second successive round. They will travel to face Hull City on Saturday, in what will be a potentially tricky tie. The home side have a number of talented players, but they are unlikely to finish in the top six this season. This is their opportunity to prove themselves against a Premier League side and some will see it as a chance …
Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur | FA Cup Preview

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur | FA Cup Preview

Crystal Palace would love to get back to the FA Cup final, after falling to Manchester United in 2016, but it is not the main priority of their season. They are only three points off the relegation zone, despite being in 14th place. While they would love to beat their London rivals and advance to the fifth round of the FA Cup, it's really a bonus to them and not their primary focus. Tottenham are in the midst of a …
The decision to sell Dembele could derail Tottenham's season

The decision to sell Dembele could derail Tottenham's season

Mousa Dembele is closing in on a Tottenham exit as he is set for an £11 million move to Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan. Although he was set to leave on a free at the end of the season, this is a bitter blow for Spurs and questions will be asked if a replacement isn’t brought in. There has been an emphasis on Mauricio Pochettino to trim the squad, but this is a key player departing the club. Since …
VAR and the Law

VAR and the Law

In the aftermath of VAR’s shambolic outing in Tottenham’s FA Cup meeting with Rochdale in February, Mark Thompson (@EveryTeam_Mark) penned a thought-provoking piece on the need to look at the laws of the game in the same way as the laws of the land. It argued that the rules laid down by the FA are open-textured, and that different valid interpretations are possible within the broad ‘statutory’ limits. This is perfectly true – as the famous professor of jurisprudence H.L.A …
The FA Cup Final 2018: Chelsea v Manchester United Preview

The FA Cup Final 2018: Chelsea v Manchester United Preview

This year in the FA Cup final, we will see two real heavyweights clash against each other in a bid to get their hands on the beautifully designed trophy and make amends for an otherwise underwhelming domestic campaign. This is all the more true for Chelsea football club whose decline has been every bit as rapid as it was expected after a poor transfer window. The Blues went from comprehensively winning the league to missing out on Champions League football …
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