Friday, 5 February 2016

TV listings Spurs vs Watford where to watch

TV Listings

Tottenham Hotspur vs Watford

6 February 2016 15:00 hrs GMT
English Premier League (EPL)
White Hart Lane
Bill Nicholson Way, 748 High Road,
Tottenham, London N17 0AP

Capacity 36,284


As Ossie Ardiles said, an important game at the weekend, every game is important now. Keeping focussed on our goals is the hymn sheet this blog has been singing for a couple of years now, breaking down the big objective into just three points.

While fans can get carried away and the nervous fraternity can call for signings, Mauricio Pochettino and the boys have just one objective in mind, Watford and three points. The research I did on Pochettino before we signed him looks to be spot on with Toby Alderweireld confirming that you either totally buy into Pochettino's winning mentality, in other words, you work to improve every day, or you leave.

We have at last placed more emphasis on the character of a player and his football intelligence rather than simply what his feet can do and we are seeing the benefits, well most of us are. There is still the lesser spotted forum dweller trying to suggest he hasn't done anything, blindness if ever there was any, must be an anti-Levy bod.

Watford are a tough team to break down, they have a good defensive record. At their place we played three at the back and struggled to break down 10 men, we can expect another compact performance from them.


The game is, of course, being shown all around the world and the listings are below. In the UK it is illegal to tune into a live Internet stream of the event so please do not do so. This blog is read in over 197 countries though so for those of you in foreign climes who are permitted to do so you can visit this Football Streaming website.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Watford International Coverage

AngolaSuperSport 5 Africa
AnguillaFlow Football App
Antigua And BarbudaFlow Football App
ArgentinaESPN 2 Latin America, ESPN Play Latin America, ESPN Play Argentina, ESPN2 Argentina
AustraliaFox Sports Play, Fox Sports 4 Australia, Foxtel Play
BahamasESPN Caribbean, Flow Football App
BarbadosESPN Caribbean, Flow Football App
BelgiumPlay Sports 1, Be Sport 1
BelizeESPN Play Argentina
BeninCanal+ Sport 2 Afrique, SuperSport 5 Africa
BermudaESPN Caribbean
BoliviaESPN Play Argentina, ESPN 2 Latin America, ESPN Play Latin America
BotswanaSuperSport 5 Africa
Burkina FasoCanal+ Sport 2 Afrique, SuperSport 5 Africa
BurundiCanal+ Sport 2 Afrique, SuperSport 5 Africa
CambodiaCTH Cable Thai Holdings
CameroonCanal+ Sport 2 Afrique, SuperSport 5 Africa
CanadaSportsnet East, Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet World Now, Sportsnet West, Sportsnet Pacific
Cape VerdeSuperSport 5 Africa, Canal+ Sport 2 Afrique
Cayman IslandsESPN Caribbean, Flow Football App
Central African RepublicSuperSport 5 Africa, Canal+ Sport 2 Afrique
ChadSuperSport 5 Africa, Canal+ Sport 2 Afrique
ChileESPN 2 Latin America, ESPN Play Latin America, ESPN Play Argentina
ChinaQQ Sports Live, Ssports Live Streaming, PPTV Sport China, Sina Sports, LeTV
ColombiaESPN Play Latin America, ESPN2 Colombia
ComorosSuperSport 5 Africa
CongoSuperSport 5 Africa, Canal+ Sport 2 Afrique
Congo DRSuperSport 5 Africa
Costa RicaESPN Play Argentina, ESPN 2 Latin America, Sky Mexico
Cote D'IvoireCanal+ Sport 2 Afrique, SuperSport 5 Africa
CyprusCytavision Sports+3, Cytavision Sports+HD
Denmark6'eren
DjiboutiCanal+ Sport 2 Afrique, SuperSport 5 Africa
DominicaFlow Football App
Dominican RepublicSky Mexico, ESPN 2 Latin America
EcuadorESPN Play Latin America, ESPN 2 Latin America
El SalvadorSky Mexico, ESPN 2 Latin America
Equatorial GuineaSuperSport 5 Africa, Canal+ Sport 2 Afrique
EritreaSuperSport 5 Africa
EstoniaViasat Sport Baltic
EthiopiaSuperSport 5 Africa
FinlandKatsomo, MTV Sport 1
GabonCanal+ Sport 2 Afrique, SuperSport 5 Africa
GambiaSuperSport 5 Africa, Canal+ Sport 2 Afrique
GhanaSuperSport 5 Africa, Canal+ Sport 2 Afrique
GuatemalaSky Mexico, ESPN 2 Latin America
GuineaCanal+ Sport 2 Afrique, SuperSport 5 Africa
Guinea-BissauCanal+ Sport 2 Afrique, SuperSport 5 Africa
HondurasSky Mexico, ESPN 2 Latin America
Hong KongLeTV
IcelandStöð 2 Sport 4
IndonesiaOrange TV Indonesia, beIN Sports 1 HD
InternationalTalkSport Radio World, Spurs Live Match Centre
IrelandBBC Radio
IsraelSport 2
JamaicaFlow Football App, ESPN Caribbean
JapanJ Sports 4
KenyaSuperSport 5 Africa
KosovoSuperSport Kosova 2
LaosCTH Cable Thai Holdings
LatviaViasat Sport Baltic
LesothoSuperSport 5 Africa
LiberiaSuperSport 5 Africa
LithuaniaViasat Sport Baltic
MacaoSsports Live Streaming
MadagascarSuperSport 5 Africa
MalawiSuperSport 5 Africa
MalaysiaAstro Supersport
MaliCanal+ Sport 2 Afrique, SuperSport 5 Africa
MaltaGo Sports 4
MauritaniaCanal+ Sport 2 Afrique
MauritiusSuperSport 5 Africa
MexicoESPN 2 Latin America, ESPN Play Latin America, Sky Mexico, Planeta Fútbol
MongoliaSPS HD
MontserratFlow Football App
MozambiqueSuperSport 5 Africa
NamibiaSuperSport 5 Africa
New ZealandPremierLeaguePass
NicaraguaSky Mexico, ESPN 2 Latin America
NigerCanal+ Sport 2 Afrique, SuperSport 5 Africa
NigeriaSuperSport 5 Nigeria, Canal+ Sport 2 Afrique, SuperSport 5 Africa
PanamaESPN 2 Latin America, ESPN Play Latin America, Sky Mexico, Flow Football App
ParaguayESPN 2 Latin America, ESPN Play Latin America
PeruESPN 2 Latin America, ESPN Play Latin America
PhilippinesbeIN Sports 1 HD, PremierLeaguePass
PolandCanal+ Sport Online
Puerto RicoESPN Caribbean
RwandaCanal+ Sport 2 Afrique, SuperSport 5 Africa
Saint Kitts And NevisFlow Football App
Sao Tome And PrincipeSuperSport 5 Africa
SenegalCanal+ Sport 2 Afrique, SuperSport 5 Africa
SeychellesSuperSport 5 Africa, Flow Football App
Sierra LeoneSuperSport 5 Africa, Canal+ Sport 2 Afrique
Singapore103 (HD) mio Stadium
South AfricaSuperSport 5 Africa, SuperSport 5, SuperSport Maximo
South SudanSuperSport 5 Africa
SpainCanal+ Fútbol/HD, beIN Sports Spain, beIN Sports Connect S.P.
SwazilandSuperSport 5 Africa
SwedenViaplay Sweden, Viasat Fotboll/HD
TaiwanPremierLeaguePass
TanzaniaSuperSport 5 Africa
ThailandCTH Cable Thai Holdings
TogoCanal+ Sport 2 Afrique, SuperSport 5 Africa
Trinidad And TobagoESPN Caribbean, Flow Football App
Turks And CaicosFlow Football App
UgandaSuperSport 5 Africa
UkraineFutbol 2
United KingdomBBC Radio
United StatesNBC Sports Live Extra, NBC UNIVERSO, Westwood One Sports, NBCSN, NBC Deportes En Vivo Extra
UruguayESPN 2 Latin America, ESPN Play Latin America
VenezuelaESPN Play Latin America, ESPN Dos Venezuela, ESPN 2 Latin America
VietnamThể thao TV HD Tin Tức, K +PC
Virgin Islands, BritishFlow Football App, ESPN Caribbean
ZambiaSuperSport 5 Africa
ZimbabweSuperSport 5 Africa

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Predicted line-up vs Watford

Watford at the weekend at White Hart Lane and another game where we need no slip-up. We must maintain the level of performance which comes from our belief, our mentality, our motivation and our one game at a time approach.

In the post last night, at least, last night here in the UK, I talked about the squad rotation, how Ben Davies and Danny Rose, for instance, had played almost the same amount of minutes this season.

We always have to keep in mind the games we have to come but we must also look when they are. With a week off the boys went to Barcelona for some reast and relaxation. They were training still of course but mentally they could switch off, do some shopping or some sight seeing.

After the Watford game is another week off before we take on Manchester City so further chance to recharge the batteries. With that in mind, Mauricio Pochettino may keep Kyle Walker in the side or he may rest him with City in mind and Fiorentina coming up.

Which full-backs do you play against them, that may impact who plays against Watford, it may not. We will want the strongest side against them so will Trippier play the UEFA Europa League and this game or will he be saved until that game. The are arguments both ways and it is a similar story on the left.

Son Heung-min could retain his place, he could make way for Lamela. It will be interesting to see who plays against City and who starts in the Europa League. The squad has been performing so well that picking a first eleven for each game is not as simple as it used to be. my predicted starting XI is:







4-2-3-1
Lloris (c)
Walker Alderweireld Wimmer Davies
Dier Dembele
Lamela Alli Eriksen
Kane


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Legend Pirlo speaks about Kane

Italian legend Andres Pirlo is a household name around the world, thanks not only to his domestic Italian career but for running the Italian national midfield so successfully for so many years.

Legend and star are overused terms, according to the press anyone who plays the game is a star, the Daily Star was calling Federico Fazio the 'ace' Tottenham defender, there aren't many Spurs fans who would call him ace. Sanity is not prevalent quality in the mainstream media, hype is the name of the game.

Harry Kane has had a tremendous rise so rather than listen to out press what did a true legend of the game have to say when asked by Shortlist if he had heard of him?


"Everybody has heard of Harry Kane over this last year. If he carries on playing the way he has been, I am sure it is going to be a big career."

In the interview, he also explained how he handles nerves and why he always looks so calm under pressure.

It's obviously not that I don't care, I just think nerves and pressure are a waste of energy."

Pressure is what you put on yourself, nobody puts it on for you. They can try and they do, but at the end of the day, it is an individual decision how you handle it. By reducing your goals down to one game at a time, the pressure is merely three points, nothing else matters. You can look and enjoy the results later but if you go into a game thinking we have to win to stay ahead of the team below us then you are simply making it more difficult for yourself.

The object is to make things as simple as possible, not as hard as possible.


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Thursday, 4 February 2016

Pochettino using squad rotation to maintain freshness

It has been somwhat overlooked how well Mauricio Pochettino is using the squad. Every player is analysed and their fatigue levels are recorded so the coaching staff know who is entering the red danger zone needs a rest. The red danger zone is when a player is felt to be in need of a break to stave off the threat of an injury. 

Different positions produce different levels of stress, our full-backs for instance are rotated to give them all a rest as they have to continually run the length of the field. It is a precautionary measure when they are changed and shows the need to have two players who can play equally as well in the position, as opposed to one and one understudy.

Hugo Lloris in goal for instance doesn't have the workload of other players and while Harry Kane may be a lone striker, he gets periods of rest during a game when we are defending our own box. The club will know exactly where they stand with his fitness levels, everything is analysed in minute detail today.

Minutes Played 2015/16
Eric Dier 2,833
Toby Alderweirield 2,790
Harry Kane 2,648
Hugo Lloris 2,610
Jan Vertonghen 2,415
Christian Eriksen 2.365
Dele Alli 2,062
Kyle Walker 1,972
Eric Lamela 1,929
Ben Davies 1,538
Danny Rose 1,522
Mousa Dembele 1,500
Son Heung-min 1,145
Nacer Chadli 1,129
Kieran Trippier 1,083
Tom Carroll 947
Kevin Wimmer 645
Ryan Mason 636
Michel Vorm 450
Nabil Bentaleb 417
Clinton Njie 359
Josh Onomah 251

Nobody is talking about Toby Alderweireld needing a rest or Eric Dier, indeed Dier has stood in for Alderweireld to let him have some time off, but both have played more than Harry Kane. It should be noted that these figures include all games including pre-season when players were perhaps not at full throttle. For instance there is 162 minutes for Harry Kane that is pre-season and Son Heung-min wasn't with us for the first six games.

You can see from the table that danny Rose and Ben Davies have played virtually the same number of mintes, hiughlighting the squad rotation. Neither is being favoured. A player like Erik lamela has played nearly 2,000 minutes and at the moment is going through a rest period, rather than being dropped. he played 73 minutes vs Sunderland, 60 minutes vs Leicester City in the FA Cup, was an unused sub against Crystal Palace, played 56 minutes vs Colchester United, again in the FA Cup and just 1 minute against Norwich City.

It isn't that he is out of favour, just that there are fresh legs to come in, Son has been injured and is now available. You'll note that Dele Alli is being taken off in games as is Christian Eriksen, all to reduce fatigue and rotate the worload.

When he arrived Pochettino said the squad was too big, he wanted a smaller squad to work with. The idea being that every member of that squad could then feel impoortant, they could feel they were a part of something and not just a pasenger in case of emergency.

That places them in the right frame of mind to be motivated and talking to them about fatigue and squad rotation, as opposd to the bland, you'll get your chance speach, means they know they have a role to play and can stay focussed and motivated. Being in a squad where everyone else is playing and you are not is hardly going to build a player up. 

It is up to the player to train knowing this so any going through the motions will tell the coach you are not sufficiently motivated and therefore not much use tio him. Remember lasting motivation, the motivation that makes you work your best in training everyday comes from within, it doesn't largely come from the coach. He can do his part by making it fun and enjoyable, but if the player doesn't want to buy into the role mapped out for him he can either work harder to improve his game to suit the head coach or leave.

I think within commentating circles there is far to much talk of first choice and players being dropped, that simply shows they are living in the past with outdated ideas. The game is a squad game and it is how you use yiour squad through out a season that will have a huge impact on how you get on.

Pochettino is doin a fine job in this respect, a fine job overall. he is the man Daniel Levy has been searching for and justify's turning over managers until we found the right fit for the club strategy. There is no point keeping someone who isn't going to be able to do what you want and you never know that until they are in place and operating. 

Would you replace him with Louis van Gaal now, the man who thankfully turned us down?

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