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Next 7 PL fixtures, who we and our rivals play

9:19 am

Spurs Have A Big Chance To Create A Gap Now

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The upcoming period is a very interesting one for Tottenham and affords us an opportunity to place ourselves in a very favourable position.

The busy Christmas and New year period is upon us, which will place pressure on all teams. Having said that Liverpool are getting a total of 10 days rest between games, the most of any side and Spurs are getting 6 days, the least of any side.

We sit 2nd in the table having played more away games than anyone else at the halfway stage, indeed 11 of out 19 fixtures have been away and we have won 9 of them, the most in the top 5 leagues in Europe.

That gives us a period of home games, five of our next seven are at home and we have a decent record at Wembley.

A resurgent Manchester United won't be easy but we put six past Everton in a seemingly tough away game.

Compare that to Arsenal who now have Liverpool away, Chelsea at home and Manchester City away or Chelsea who have Man City and Arsenal or Manchester City who have Chelsea, Liverpool, and Arsenal and the potential to open a gap is obvious, according to UK betting experts opinion.
Spurs Fixtures
Wolves (h)
Cardiff City (a)
Man Utd (h)
Fulham (a)
Watford (h)
Newcastle United (h)
Leicester City (h)
5 = Home - Wolves, Man Utd, Watford, Newcastle United, Leicester City
2 = Away - Cardiff City, Fulham

Arsenal Fixtures
Liverpool (a)
Fulham (h)
West Ham (a)
Chelsea (h)
Cardiff City (h)
Man City (a)
Huddersfield (a)
3 = Home - Fulham, Chelsea, Cardiff City
4 = Away -  Liverpool, West Ham, Man City, Huddersfield

Chelsea Fixtures
Crystal Palace (a)
Southampton (h)
Newcastle United (h)
Arsenal (a)
Bournemouth (a)
Huddersfield (h)
Man City (a)
3 = Home - Southampton, Newcastle United, Huddersfield
4 = Away - Crystal Palace, Arsenal, Bournemouth, Man City

Liverpool Fixtures
Arsenal (h)
Man City (a)
Brighton (a)
Crystal Palace (h)
Leicester City (h)
West Ham (a)
Bournemouth (h)
4 = Home - Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Leicester City, Bournemouth
3 = Away - Man City, Brighton, West Ham

Man City Fixtures
Southampton (a)
Liverpool (h)
Wolves (h)
Huddersfield (a)
Newcastle United (a)
Chelsea (h)
Arsenal (h)
4 = Home - Liverpool, Wolves, Chelsea, Arsenal
3 = Away - Southampton, Huddersfield, Newcastle United

If you sat down and worked out how you expect each game to go until these fixtures are played out around 10th February, what would the projected Premier League table look like then?


The odds generally are currently:
Liverpool 8/11
Manchester City 7/4
SPURS 8/1
Chelsea 100/1
Arsenal 250/1

The Top 4 finish odds are currently generally:
Liverpool 1/1000
Manchester City 1/50
SPURS 1/16
Chelsea 2/5
Arsenal 9/4

We could see those odds shorten if results for us are good and with our opponents taking points off each other.

Seven very winnable fixtures, seven fixtures that could put us in a very promising position and give us something to build another top 4 finish upon. Man City losing to Crystal Palace and Leicester City, Chelsea losing to Leicester City, Arsenal losing to Southampton and drawing with Brighton has changed the complexion of the table.

Recent results show nothing can be taken for granted. It shows Spurs must not take any game for granted, we must treat every game as a big game.

Another top four finish, at worse, will allow us to sell some players this summer and bring in some fresh blood, while having developed some of our youngsters, like Juan Foyth and Oliver Skipp.

A run of fixtures to look to look forward to.
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Next 7 PL fixtures, who we and our rivals play Next 7 PL fixtures, who we and our rivals play Reviewed by THBlogNews on 9:19 am Rating: 5

A joy to be Spurs fan at work on Monday

5:04 pm
After Leicester City grabbed a late goal to destroy the joys of Saturday, Swansea City did the best to destroy Sunday.

Once again though the boys believed and fought back from a goal down at the interval to score two in the second half. We had several breakaways but as is common we messed them up. This is an aspect of our play that we must improve, we must become even more clinical.

There were aspects we can improve upon, Eric Dier had a spell where he played a succession of poor balls and Danny Rose was left on his own at times. Still we were powering shots down on their goal in an effort to make Fabianski look good and he kept us at bay until the 69th minute.

With Arsenal losing to Manchester United we now sit three points above them with a better goal difference and just 2 points off Leicester City. The relief among the players was palpable, but we have to be careful not to get complacent and think we have won in moments where we turn a game around. I had concerns there would be a lack of concentration after the goal, such was the celebrating. 

The game was not won and sure enough, we were in grave danger right after their goal, unsurprisingly down our left. Swansea had joy down that side all afternoon, frequently having time and space, indeed, their goal came from our left and Lloris's superb save in the first half was from down our left.

It's another Monday morning to feel good about being a Tottenham fan and celebrating the club that the chairman and the coach are building together.

Premier League Table


1.Leicester City27168349:2956

2.Tottenham Hotspur27159349:2154

   
3.Arsenal27156643:2651
  
4.Manchester City26145748:2847

5.Manchester United27128736:2644

6.West Ham United271110641:3143


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A joy to be Spurs fan at work on Monday A joy to be Spurs fan at work on Monday Reviewed by THBlogNews on 5:04 pm Rating: 5

One bout under AVB's belt, bring on bout number two

10:30 pm
A year is a devil of a long time in the life of a Premier League football manager, none more so than our own AVB.

Hounded out of Chelsea by old men unwilling to change. The press were having a field day, punch after punch rained down on him. Abramovich stopped the fight and declared AVB the loser. The young pretender went away to lick his wounds. Daniel Levy saw his opportunity. One mistake doesn't suddenly mean a loss of ability, he just needed someone to have faith in him.

Joe Lewis wanted Harry Redknapp out, so Levy was in a strong position, a man of quality was available cheap. Unfortunately England didn't play ball and wouldn't pay the compensation to take Harry from us, so appointed a dinosaur on cheap wages to take the nation's football backwards. Never mind, a guy regarded as one of the best up and coming managers in world football was available and whilst Chelsea paid £15.5 million to get him, he was available on a free to Daniel, just the sort of deal he likes.

Out with the old, in with the new. A new young man with ambition, with vitality and a vision that matched our own, to build a dynasty of success based around youth.

Optimism abounded, a new world class training facility, a new season dawned, a new approach, new ideas, a new mentality, the no excuse culture was born. Time for his first bout.

Round One saw AVB saw gentle sparring, a no lose approach which saw forwards taken off for defensive players to protect what we had. Things did not go to plan, the opposition spotted our weakness and kept grabbing late points.

Round Two brought a change of approach. Hanging on was dispensed with, a subtle shift in Bale's role pushing him wider and further forward brought greater belief and the results started to flow.

Round Three saw more of the same, a period on top, picking off opponents as we went about our work.

Round Four again saw AVB make a tactical change, Bale was given a free role, the gamble that his attacking would outweigh the defensive problems it would create. A period of adjustment.

Round Five and we receive a blow, Sandro falls injured, we have to regroup and eek out points.

Round Six and we went for the knock out, racking up the points the end of the bout was in sight.

Round Seven and we started to tie up, tension, fear allowed opponents back in.

Round Eight and it's tight, we are fight on guts, it'll come down to a points decision. Alas it doesn't go our way.

His first bout for us and a narrow points defeat but there was promise, something to work on. The coach knows his boxer now and is working areas to take him to the next level.

Bring on bout number two.





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One bout under AVB's belt, bring on bout number two One bout under AVB's belt, bring on bout number two Reviewed by THBlogNews on 10:30 pm Rating: 5

Spurs Could Go 3rd

5:14 pm
The City result went our way today with them slipping up against a worked up Wolves side. The Goons beat the Spammers and Chelsea won against Blackburn.

If we can beat Manchester United, and it's more than likely that we can, we will go 3rd in the Premier League. We are in 5th at the moment with 15 points.

I watched the Wolves vs. Manchester City game and once again, City showed me that they are a manager short of making the big time.

Harry Redknapp has opted for Robbie Keane instead of Peter Crouch as our lone striker with Rafa van der Vaart playing off him. Modric and Jenas will hold the central midfield roles, whilst Lennon and Bale will be on the wings. Kaboul and Gallas will hold our central defence together, with Assou-Ekotto and Hutton as fullbacks, and of course, Gomes will be in goal.

Come On You Spurs!!!

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Spurs Could Go 3rd Spurs Could Go 3rd Reviewed by Jaymes on 5:14 pm Rating: 5

We want 10!

1:26 pm
Surely not again?
Remember last season's humdinger against Wigan Athletic?

So then, what's changed? Well, not much to be fair. The Wigan defence is still shipping goals as though conceding them is about to go out of fashion. Four against Blackpool and six against Chelsea being my case in point.

They are missing Titus Bramble and it looks as though the Charlie N'Zogbia business isn't benefiting their changing room in any way.

Should we make anything of their 3-0 win in the midweek Carling Cup game? Some say we should and that Wigan have turned a corner. I think that we shouldn't turn up at the Lane today and expect another hammering. In fact, whenever the Spurs players have expected to win a match simply by turning up, we've gone backwards.

Truth of the matter is that on paper, we do have a vastly superior side and should win by a comfortable 3-0 scoreline. In reality, I think we shouldn't underestimate this Latics side, nor should we think their manager, Martinez, is a liability.

Champion's League anyone? As this is our first excursion in Europe's elite competition, I truly hope that we aren't hungover from Wednesday's match. Harry said that he didn't want the players celebrating too much, as they had to prepare for Saturday's game.

Having said all that, if we have prepared properly for this match, I can see nothing but a home win.

THBN Prediction: Tottenham 5-2 Wigan Athletic

In other news, the Carling Cup draw has just taken place and we've been drawn to play Arsenal. Should we be even contemplating using any of our first eleven players in this tie?



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Spurs must hope Capello keeps his job

10:18 am
Now that England's farcical World Cup campaign has finished, fans can start looking ahead to the domestic season. For Spurs supporters this should be a time of excitement, as the usual summer optimism is justified like never before. However, a dark cloud hangs over White Hart Lane - the potential departure of Harry Redknapp to become England manager.

Once Roy Hodgson is installed as Liverpool boss, Redknapp will become the bookmakers' favourite to replace Fabio Capello should the Italian be sacked. Redknapp has already expressed his desire to fill the role, albeit when Capello's contract runs out, but our manager knows the Italian is on borrowed time and his comments represent his hat landing in the ring. The World Cup betting made England third favourites pre-tournament, and Capello could get the boot after a woeful showing.

There is every chance that the popular Redknapp will get the job. The F.A. have had their fingers burned twice by installing costly foreign 'super coaches' and the experiment with internal promotion failed when Steve McLaren was given the job.

They know Martin O'Neill was the popular choice when Sven Goran Eriksson left the post and they will not risk ignoring Redknapp in the same way they did the Ulsterman four years ago. The Harry bandwagon has already started and will be hard to stop, especially as alternatives are thin on the ground.

Hopefully this will not be too much of a distraction during pre-season. Everything is in place for another excellent campaign, not least as Tottenham's England players return home relatively unaffected by the South African calamity.

Tottenham's Premier League betting odds suggest another successful campaign could be in the offing, and their underused internationals will have a key role to play.

Michael Dawson, Aaron Lennon, Peter Crouch and Jermain Defoe should all have played more but their lack of action does Spurs a favour as they will all start the season refreshed and with a point to prove. Some of their international colleagues will take some time to rediscover their confidence after performing so badly on the biggest stage.

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Spurs must hope Capello keeps his job Spurs must hope Capello keeps his job Reviewed by PoshSpur on 10:18 am Rating: 5

Points mean prizes

12:39 pm
Assigning points to games is a trait shared by all football supporters. You know the scenario: sitting down with a pen and a list of your team’s forthcoming fixtures and coming up with a final points tally. If the accusation of unrealistic ambitions is a fair one, Spurs fans do this more than most.

Trying to be objective is not always easy (‘we’re due a draw at Old Trafford, so I’m putting a point for that one’) but a glance at Tottenham’s next few Premier League games does give cause for encouragement. A trip to Portsmouth is followed by home matches against Stoke City, Sunderland and Wigan Athletic, with the small matter of the north London derby coming in the middle.

Even if the point-counters set aside nothing for the Emirates – and I for one fancy another high-scoring draw – we should still be sitting pretty by the time we travel to Aston Villa and Everton, two teams with similar aspirations to our own.

This is obviously a recipe for getting your hopes shattered, as having your team in the top three at Christmas could well lead to some festive disappointment. But the question is, why not? We’re playing well enough and as long as we beat the teams we should do (see above) Spurs can continue to mix it with the Premiership title challengers.

Maybe the players have been doing the same thing, if the constant articulation of a top four finish is anything to go by. A lesson that should have been learned over the last two seasons: make the predictions when you are playing well, not before the season has even started.
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