It’s time for Pochettino and Tottenham to part ways

It’s time for Pochettino and Tottenham to part ways

Mauricio Pochettino is currently enduring the worst period of his Tottenham managerial career, with the team languishing in the bottom half of the table. They are currently only six points above the relegation zone. Although they are regulars in the Champions League, Spurs are now 11 points behind Manchester City in 4th position, with their chances of qualification looking slim at best. In the modern game, it is easy to suggest a managerial change will fix matters on the pitch and …
Spurs’ Eriksen Dilemma Could Derail Campaign

Spurs’ Eriksen Dilemma Could Derail Campaign

Mauricio Pochettino has made his displeasure around England’s closed transfer window known yet again, and with good reason. Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are all into the final year of their contracts, leaving Spurs vulnerable to bids in the European transfer market, the window for which closes only on the second of September. Given the lack of defensive cover, the club may still hang onto the two players on the wrong side of thirty and let them run …
Christian Eriksen's form shows selection dilemma facing Pochettino

Christian Eriksen's form shows selection dilemma facing Pochettino

Christian Eriksen is one of the most important players for Tottenham. When he is playing well, the team often dominate matches and pick up plenty of wins. It is too soon to judge a player after only four Premier League matches. However, the Danish international has been less effective in the centre of the park for Spurs. During the opening period, he has yet to score and contributed only a single assist. One major reason for Eriksen being less influential …
Manchester United and the Season Ahead: Q & A with Stretty News

Manchester United and the Season Ahead: Q & A with Stretty News

As another year of the emotional roller-coaster that is the Premier League is fast approaching, we spoke to football writers and fans to get their thoughts on the transfer window and the season ahead. I had the pleasure to interact with Dale O'Donnell, Editor and Chief of Stretty News and contributor to The Mirror, The Sportsman among others - on Manchester United, Jose Mourinho and the main stories that dominated their Summer. Plus, some interesting predictions for 2018/19. You can follow …
United's Center-Half Options in the Transfer Market: Harry Maguire

United's Center-Half Options in the Transfer Market: Harry Maguire

While signing a 29-year old Toby Alderweireld would represent a signing for the here and now - the kind of move that Mourinho often makes to 'hyperspeed' his way to league success, the pursuit of Harry Maguire, should it come to fruition, would add more meat to the idea that Jose Mourinho sees himself at Manchester United beyond his current contract which expires at 2020. Staying at Manchester United for the length of his existing contract would be quite a …
United's Center-Half Options in the Transfer Market: Toby Alderweireld

United's Center-Half Options in the Transfer Market: Toby Alderweireld

Even though it was only pre-season, United's 4-1 defeat against Liverpool in Ann Arbor, Michigan - in front of a 95,000 strong crowd - really stung the manager and properly unravelled Mourinho's frustration and general negativity in a rather revealing press conference. The Portuguese manager is clearly unhappy with the way the preparations have gone on in the United States - the number of players he is missing either through injury or an extended post-World Cup holiday - unfinished businesses in …
How Toby Alderweireld's absence is affecting Tottenham

How Toby Alderweireld's absence is affecting Tottenham

Tottenham were hit with a blow earlier this month as it was confirmed centre-back Toby Alderweireld had suffered a bad hamstring injury. The Times reported that he could be out until the New Year, which leaves Mauricio Pochettino with a problem in two positions. The Belgian international is regarded by many as the best defender in the Premier League and any team would struggle to replace a player of his quality. During the last two matches, the Spurs boss has …
Tottenham vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham will be full of confidence after their historic mid-week win over Real Madrid in the Champions League and they will want to build further momentum with a win over Crystal Palace. Although the Eagles are at the bottom of the Premier League, they are starting to show improvement under Roy Hodgson after taking four points from the last three matches. In the two meetings between the clubs last season, Spurs took maximum points, but it wasn't easy for them …
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