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One game at a time in January

9:30 am
Tottenham have done a brilliant job of taking one game at a time in the first half of the season. When Mauricio Pochettino came in there was much to change, the club mentality, the players mentality, the fans mentality.

Did the club think like a title-winning club? Did the fans think like title winning fans?

Complaints about his appointment, complaints because 'instant success' wasn't achieved, we did reach a final fans tend to forget. Success isn't like instant coffee, but even instant coffee has a lot of work before it hits the shelves and you get the 'instant' demands.

Having searched for the right man for years, it was clear from the outset that we believed we had come across him and Daniel Levy backed him with the way players were forced out and fresh players with the right mentality brought in.

That mentality, recently referred to by Everton manager Roberto Martinez, sets a long-term goal, a season goal and game by game goals. To win every game is not possible, in theory it is, but it has never happened to date and I doubt it ever will. When a defeat or dropped points occur you  move on and focus on the nxt game. While making improvements, adjustments, while learning from any mistakes, you look forward, not backward as certain fans tend to do. If you cling to the past you can't move forward.

We have had a good Christmas period, now we move into the New Year with a days extra rest before the Everton game. It is a nice feeling to know that we sit fourth and whatever the results are today we will still be fourth at the end of it.

What does January hold for us?

Sun 3rd Everton (a) 4pm
Wed 13th Leicester City (h) 8pm
Sat 16th Sunderland (h) 12.45pm
Sat 23rd Crystal Palace (a) 3pm

The FA Cup tie allows Mousa Dembele some healing time where we won't miss him so he looks like being out for three Premier League games instead of what would have been four. Two home games, two away games, each offering their own problems.

Everton seems to be a little hot and cold, although Romelu Lukaku is on a streak at the moment. They have won three of their ten home games, drawing three and losing four. Our away record places us fourth, won four, drawn four, lost one.

Leicester City have just lost their first away game of the season, having won six and drawn three out of ten. Thay are the best team in the country away from home at the moment.

From the top of the table on away form to the bottom of the table and Sunderland. We will have to avoid complacency when we play Sunderland who have lost eight, won one and drawn one on their travels.

Finally, the month is rounded off bu Crystal palace, themselves having a wonderful season under Alan Pardew, just as he did with Newcastle United for a season a few years back. From their ten home games, they have won four drawn two and lost four.

We will achieve by concentrating on one game at a time, the bigger picture will look after itself, each game is the most important game of the season as each game carries another three points. If you could shut out all other results like being in the darkness where you can only see your own results then you would strive to give your utmost to secure three points every game before having it revealed to you where you had actually finished at the end.

It is that sort of focus that needs to go into every game starting tomorrow.

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    One game at a time in January One game at a time in January Reviewed by THBlogNews on 9:30 am Rating: 5

    Evidence the PL favour Arsenal

    7:00 pm
    The Premier League may try to tell you that the fixture list is luck but the fact is that under the leadership of Richard Scudamore the Premier League have favoured Arsenal over Spurs.

    The fixture list doesn't lie. In his own words he stated that Arsenal and Tottenham do not play at home on the same weekend, that is deliberately avoided for obvious reason, quite why he then put forward the two clubs sharing a stadium when it would cause violence only he knows.

    A look at the opening day fixtures shows a clear bias towards Arsenal, just look at the crazy stat produced by Spurs TV Commentator Daniel Wynne.




    Of the last 14 seasons (including this coming season) we have started 11 away!

    An opening day fixture is important because you want to get off to a good start, you don't want to immediately be having to play catch-up. It's a psychological thing, you are immediately on the back foot, fans are deflated. Success is created with a positive outlook, winning reinforces that and a side has more chance of winning playing at home in front of their own fans.

    If you lose an opening day fixture you are immediately waiting for other clubs to drop points. The banter starts that you are in the relegation zone, there is immediately extra pressure to get the first win under the belt. The mind can be strange things and an opening day fixture sets the tone. For some players, performances can be affected by picking up on these negatives before the season is hardly underway.

    Incidentally for those interested in our opening day performances Daniel helpfully posts another Tweet for us.

    Opening day stats in 23 PL seasons: pld 6 at WHL and 17 away. Won 8 Drawn 6 Lost 9. Of 6 at home W2 D3 L1 and of 17 away W6 D3 L8.

    For those of you who will ask about the last day fixtures, the answer is we have played 7 at home and this season will be our 7th away in the same 14-year period.

    H7 A7 (including this season) W7 D1 L5 GF17 GA17
    Last 13 seasons last day fixtures at home and away:
    H7 W5 D1 L1 GF 10 GA6 - A6 W2 D0 L4 GF7 GA11

    2015/16 - Newcastle United (a)
    2014/15 - Everton (a) WON 1-0
    2013/14 - Aston Villa (h) WON 3-0
    2012/13 - Sunderland (h) WON 1-0
    2011/12 - Fulham (h) WON 2-0
    2010/11 - Birmingham City (h) WON 2-1
    2009/10 - Burnley (a) Lost 2-4
    2008/09 - Liverpool (a) Lost 1-3
    2007/08 - Liverpool (a) Lost 0-2
    2006/07 - Manchester City (h) WON 2-1
    2005/06 - West Ham United (a) Lost 1-2
    2004/05 - Blackburn Rovers (h) Drew 0-0
    2003/04 - Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) WON 2-0
    2002/03 - Blackburn Rovers (h) Lost 0-4

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    Evidence the PL favour Arsenal Evidence the PL favour Arsenal Reviewed by THBlogNews on 7:00 pm Rating: 5

    Tottenham vs Liverpool vs Southampton

    8:30 pm
    The race for UEFA Europa League spots continue with sixth place now qualifying for the Third Qualifying Round. Chelsea won the League Cup and will qualify for the Champions League so the winners berth goes to the next highest in the Premier League.

    There are 7 games to go with one point between the three teams, Spurs however, as expected, have the worst goal difference so may have to finish with one more point than Liverpool or Southampton.

    Stoke City and Hull City have to face all three, Newcastle, Man City and Aston Villa to play two, all three to play Manchester City or Chelsea and Spurs to play Southampton away.

    Tottenham Hotspur                 Liverpool                              Southampton
    vs Aston Villa (h)                    vs Newcastle United (h)        vs Hull City (h)
    vs Newcastle United (a)          vs Hull City (a)                      vs Stoke City (a)
    vs Southampton (a)               vs WBA (a)                          vs Tottenham Hotspur (h)
    vs Manchester City (h)            vs QPR (h)                           vs Sunderland (a)
    vs Stoke City (a)                     vs Chelsea (a)                       vs Leicester City (a)
    cs Hull City (h)                        vs Crystal Palace (h)             vs Aston Villa (h)

    Final Day
    vs Everton (a)                         vs Stoke City (a)                   vs Manchester City (a)

    If we do not qualify then a whole set of players will probably not want to join us, preferring instead a club with European football. Also to keep players happy and playing regularly we need the midweek games it provides, why would a striker want to join us for instance, if Harry Kane is first choice for Premier League games? All that would leave them in the League Cup and FA Cup.

    For our summer transfer activity we need the pull of European football.



    Tottenham vs Liverpool vs Southampton Tottenham vs Liverpool vs Southampton Reviewed by THBlogNews on 8:30 pm Rating: 5

    8 fixtures +African Cup of Nations

    4:30 pm
    The fixtures are piling up for Tottenham, which is not new. Last season Spurs played more games than any other Premier League club and this season the story is just the same, thanks to having to play a qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.

    8 fixtures +African Cup of Nations


    Tottenham are through to the knock-out stages of that competition, the semi-finals of the League Cup (this season called the Capital One Cup), sit 5th in the Premier League and have a FA Cup Third Round Replay to play at White Hart Lane against Burnley next week.

    That will mean a minimum of eight games in January when of course the 30th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), the international football championship of Africa, Takes place. It is being held from 17th January to 8th February in Equatorial Guinea after Morocco refused to host the tournament on those dates due to the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa.


    January 2015

    Show last 5 matches and coverageCompetitionFixtureDateKick-offStatus

    Premier League Sat 10 Jan17:30

    FA Cup - Third Round Wed 14 Jan20:00

    Premier League Sat 17 Jan15:00

    League Cup - Semi-Final Wed 21 Jan19:45

    League Cup - Semi-Final Wed 28 Jan19:45

    Premier League Sat 31 Jan15:00

    February 2015


    Show last 5 matches and coverageCompetitionFixtureDateKick-offStatus

    Premier League Sat 7 Feb12:45
    Tottenham only have Nabil Bentaleb going to the AFCON 2015 from the first team squad with Togo not qualifying and Benoit Assou-Ekotto not playing for the club. It always amazes me, when clubs know about this tournament, they buy African players and then complain they shouldn't go and represent their country. If you don't like it don't buy them, simple.

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    The Tottenham squad are said to be the fittest in the Premier League and late goals have been attributed to that but Arsenal score a lot of late goals so clearly it's more of a mentality thing as Benjamin Stambouli remarked recently.

    “If you’re two goals down with only three minutes left, the teams here think they can score three times in the last three minutes. That isn’t the case in French football. 
    “We are not believers in France like you are in England. Maybe our football has more tactical discipline, maybe it is more organised, but the spectacle is not like it is here. In France, the results are often 0-0 or 1-0 and the football is very tactical. In England it is about the show. 
    “Even if you’re winning the game here, you’ll still attack all the way to the end. You might lose the ball, concede a goal and end up drawing the game, but still the fans are happy because they have seen goals. It’s a big difference. 
    “The first game I played in the Premier League was at Sunderland in September. We took the lead after two minutes, but Sunderland equalised two minutes later. It was incredible – something I had never seen in France.”




    Having beaten Chelsea the game plan at Burnley appeared to be contain for 45 minutes then try to win the game in the second 5 minutes, it didn't work but we didn't lose either, continuing to remain unbeaten is important to maintain and build confidence which breeds better performances.

    Tottenham may have a lot of fixtures but Pochettino has demonstrated he is happy to rotate the squad to keep players as fresh as possible. he will be hoping for a positive transfer window but nobody can be brought in until here are departures.



    8 fixtures +African Cup of Nations 8 fixtures +African Cup of Nations Reviewed by THBlogNews on 4:30 pm Rating: 5

    Europa League affect on 2014/15 Fixture List

    12:30 pm
    Last season we had 3 tough fixtures on the bounce in March against the top four rivals and this season we have two occasions where one fixture against a top four rival follows another.

    Europa League affect on 2014/15 Fixture List


    In the context of a season these become crucial periods so the end os the year and early in February might decide our fate next season.

    December sees a home game against Manchester United on the 28th and then four days later, 1st January, we take on Chelsea at home.

    On February 7th we are at home to Arsenal and then away to Liverpool just three days later on the 10th.

    Europa League effect on fixtures

    Tottenham didn't have a great record after Europa League ties last season with tiredness being a factor. We have no idea how Mauricio Pochettino will handle this, how much squad rotation will be used.

    The draw takes place on 8th August so we don't know until then whether we will be playing at home or away before the QPR and Liverpool fixtures. We won't want to be travelling to Russia or Ukraine for a Thursday fixture and then playing Liverpool on the Sunday.

    Games after Europa League Group ties, assuming we get through the play-off round, are QPR (h), Liverpool (a), WBA (h), Southampton (h), Newcastle United (h), Stoke City (h), Everton (h), Swansea City (a).

    If we make it out the group then after the Round of 32 it would be West Ham United (h) and QPR (a).

    After the Round of 16 it would be Manchester United (a) and Leicester City (h).

    If we make it to the quarter-finals it would be Newcastle United (a) and Southampton (a).

    If we made it to the semi-finals it would be Stoke City (a) and Hull City (h).

    Tottenham Hotspur Premier League fixtures (with possible changes)

    2014
    August
    v 13th, Promoted, 2nd 

    16th West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 13th v 6th
    2012/13 HT/FT Result: 0-0/0-3 (h) 2-0/2-0 (a)

    21st EUROPA LEAGUE Play-off Round 1st Leg

    23rd Tottenham Hotspur v Queens Park Rangers - (game expected to be moved to Sunday)
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 6th v Promoted
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: No corresponding fixtures

    28th EUROPA LEAGUE Play-off Round 2nd Leg
     
    30th Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool - (game expected to be moved to Sunday)
    2012/13 Finishing positions: 6th v 2nd
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: 2-0/5-0 (h) 2-0/0-4 (a)


    September
    v 14th, 17th, 4th, Promoted

    13th Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 14th v 6th
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: 1-1/1-2 (a) 1-1/5-1 (h)

    18th EUROPA LEAGUE Matchday 1

    20th Tottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion - (game expected to be moved to Sunday)
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 6th v 17th
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: 1-1/1-1 (h) 3-1/3-3 (a)

    27th Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 4th v 6th
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: 1-0/1-0 (a) 1-0/1-0 (h)


    October
    v 8th, 1st, 10th 

    2nd EUROPA LEAGUE Matchday 2

    04th Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton - (game expected to be moved to Sunday)
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 6th v 8th
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: 1-1/2-3 (a) 1-2/3-2 (h)

    18th Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 1st v 6th
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: 3-0/6-0 (a) 0-1/1-5 (h)

    23rd EUROPA LEAGUE Matchday 3

    25th Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United - (game expected to be moved to Sunday)
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 6th v 10th
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: 0-1/0-1 (h) 0-1/0-4 (a)


    November
    v 15th, 9th, 16th, 5th 

    01st Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 15th v 6th
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: 0-1/0-2 (a) 3-0/3-0 (h)

    6th EUROPA LEAGUE Matchday 4

    08th Tottenham Hotspur v Stoke City - (game expeted to be moved to Sunday)
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 6th v 9th
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: 1-0/3-0 (h) 1-0/1-0 (a)

    22nd Hull City v Tottenham Hotspur
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 16th v 6th
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: 0-0/1-0 (h) 1-0/1-1 (a)

    27th EUROPA LEAGUE Matchday 5

    29th Tottenham Hotspur v Everton - (game expected to be moved to Sunday)
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 6th v 5th
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: 0-0/0-0 (a) 0-0/1-0 (h)


    December
    v 3rd, 11th, 12th, Promoted, Promoted, 7th

    03rd Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 3rd v 6th
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: 1-0/1-1 (h) 0-0/4-0 (a)

    06th Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 6th v 11th
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: 0-0/0-1 (a) 0-0/2-0 (h)

    11th EUROPA LEAGUE Matchday 6

    13th Swansea City v Tottenham Hotspur - (game expected to be moved to Sunday)
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 12th v 6th
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: 0-0/1-0 (h) 0-1/1-3 (a)

    20th Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 6th v Promoted
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: No corresponding fixtures

    26th Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: Promoted v 6th
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: No corresponding fixtures

    28th Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 6th v 7th
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: 1-1/2-2 (h) 0-1/1-2 (a)

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    2015
    January
    v 3rd, 10th, 14th, 17th 

    01st Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 6th v 3rd
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: 1-0/1-1 (h) 0-0/4-0 (a)

    10th Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 10th v 6th
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: 0-0/0-1 (a) 0-0/2-0 (h)

    17th Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 6th v 14th
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: 1-1/1-2 (a) 1-1/5-1 (h)

    31st West Bromwich Albion v Tottenham Hotspur
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 17th v 6th
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: 1-1/1-1 (h) 3-1/3-3 (a)


    February
    v 4th, 2nd, 13th, Promoted 

    07th Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 6th v 4th
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: 1-0/1-0 (a) 1-0/1-0 (h)

    10th Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 2nd v 6th
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: 2-0/5-0 (h) 2-0/0-4 (a)

    19th EUROPA LEAGUE Round of 32 1st Leg

    21st Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United - (game possibly moved to Sunday)
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 6th v 13th
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: 0-0/0-3 (h) 2-0/2-0 (a)

    26th EUROPA LEAGUE Round of 32 2nd Leg

    28th Queens Park Rangers v Tottenham Hotspur - (game possibly moved to Sunday)
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: Promoted v 6th
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: No corresponding fixtures


    March
    v 12th, 7th, Promoted 

    04th Tottenham Hotspur v Swansea City
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 6th v 12th
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: 0-0/1-0 (h) 0-1/1-3 (a)

    12th EUROPA LEAGUE Round of 16 1st Leg

    14th Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur - (game possibly moved to Sunday)
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 7th v 6th
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: 1-1/2-2 (h) 0-1/1-2 (a)

    19th EUROPA LEAGUE Round of 16 2nd Leg

    21st Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City - (game possibly moved to Sunday)
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 6th v Promoted
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: No corresponding fixtures


    April
    v Promoted, 15th, 10th, 8th 

    04th Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: Promoted v 6th
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: No corresponding fixtures

    11th Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 6th v 15th
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: 0-1/0-2 (a) 3-0/3-0 (h)

    16th EUROPA LEAGUE Quarter-finals 1st Leg

    18th Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur - (game possibly moved to Sunday)
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 10th v 6th
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: 0-1/0-1 (h) 0-1/0-4 (a)

    23rd EUROPA LEAGUE Quarter-finals 2nd Leg

    25th Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur - (game possibly moved to Sunday)
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 8th v 6th
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: 1-1/2-3 (a) 1-2/3-2 (h)


    May
    v 1st, 9th, 16th, 5th 

    02nd Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 6th v 1st
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: 3-0/6-0 (a) 0-1/1-5 (h)

    7th EUROPA LEAGUE Semi-finals 1st Leg

    09th Stoke City v Tottenham Hotspur - (game possibly moved to Sunday)
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 9th v 6th
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: 1-0/3-0 (h) 1-0/1-0 (a)

    14th EUROPA LEAGUE Semi-finals 2nd Leg

    16th Tottenham Hotspur v Hull City - (game possibly moved to Sunday)
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 6th v 16th
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: 0-0/1-0 (h) 1-0/1-1 (a)

    24th Everton v Tottenham Hotspur
    2012/13 Finishing Positions: 5th v 6th
    2012/13 HT/FT Results: 0-0/0-0 (a) 0-0/1-0 (h)

    27th EUROPA LEAGUE FINAL




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