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In sport, the hardest steps to take are the final ones, the ones which take you to glory. For Spurs this season there have been so many steps forward, so much promise but, for now, those final steps remain elusive.

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Crossing the Rubicon

The Spurs Blog

Mon, 09:35

Crossing the Rubicon

Something curious is happening in London N17. True, it's a bit disconcerting. But I'll admit, it's quite enjoyable.

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Spursy

The Spurs Blog

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Spursy

Last Thursday night, The Hive Stadium hosted the international friendly Nigeria against Senegal. With stars including Alex Iwobi, Idrissa Gueye, Kelechi Iheanacho, Cheikhou Kouyaté and most notably, Sadio Mané taking to the pitch, this was not the calibre of player with which the Barnet home ground was familiar.

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The power of sport to unite us is unwavering.

The Football Blog

Monday, March 27, 2017

The power of sport to unite us is unwavering.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has recently been in talks with LA Galaxy, discussing a move to the United States in the summer. Although he is heading towards the end of his career, the Manchester United frontman is still one of the best strikers in the Premier League, currently the fifth top scorer.

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Premier League's position as football's focal p...

The Football Blog

Monday, March 20, 2017

Premier League's position as football's focal p...

‘Wenger Out’ supporters were given yet more fuel for their fire on Tuesday night. There were fans chanting anti-Wenger slogans before the match, and even more after. Arsenal’s European humiliation, having now exited the Champions’ League from the last 16for seven years in a row, may be the final death knell for Wenger’s Arsenal career.

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Arsenal must take one step backward to later take two steps forward

The Football Blog

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Arsenal must take one step backward to later take two steps forward

During the pre-match interview, Arsène Wenger stood in a small room in the Sutton United stadium, answering questions next to the bed in which the reserve goalkeeper sleeps three nights a week. This was a comical affair. It was lapped up by the ex-players and pundits, who hailed Sutton for providing a 'real FA cup tie’, in which a semi-professional side can take on a Premier League club. Although 105 division places and £1.4 billion separates the two teams, there really isn't much difference between them.

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Arsenal and Sutton United have more in common than meets the eye

The Football Blog

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Arsenal and Sutton United have more in common than meets the eye

Spurs social media has been a fascinating place over the past eight weeks. The ups and downs of Tottenham's January and February have been the subject of quite bi-polar reactions of both the press (to be expected) and sadly even more extreme on social media - a format not exclusively but predominantly dominated by younger, often less sanguine fans.

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It's all about the context

The Spurs Blog

Monday, February 27, 2017

It's all about the context

With Chelsea racing into the distance relatively unopposed, Arsène Wenger’s Arsenal looks to be finishing a thirteenth consecutive season without a Premier League title. With Gunners fans becoming increasingly restless and Wenger’s contract expiring at the end of the season, it seems ever more likely that his 21 year reign may come to end this season.

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The end is nigh for Arsène Wenger

The Football Blog

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The end is nigh for Arsène Wenger

This season has once again exposed the top-flight referees.

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Big team bias and refereeing decisions

The Football Blog

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Big team bias and refereeing decisions

I’m calling today Flat Thursday. Why? Because I’m feeling as flat as a pancake. Absolutely deflated. Football eh.

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Klopp may not have a Plan B ... but I do

Danny Caro

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Klopp may not have a Plan B ... but I do

One of the challenges of having a job which consistently involves lengthy and often deep consideration of documents is a gradual erosion over my adult life of reading books for pleasure or personal knowledge. Terrible admission, but true.

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Premier title would be one of the greatest achievements in the history of Spurs

The Spurs Blog

Monday, January 23, 2017

Premier title would be one of the greatest achievements in the history of Spurs

Slaven Bilic recently announced that Dimitri Payet would not be playing for or training with the West Ham first team for the foreseeable future because “he does not want to play for us”. One often hears of tube drivers taking days off work to protest for their rights, but now Payet, who earns an estimated £125,000 a week, has gone on strike. After having a £19 million Marseille bid rejected against Payet’s wishes, does he have the right to refuse to play?

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Payet episode has opened up a new can of worms

The Football Blog

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Payet episode has opened up a new can of worms

Football spawns the most curious of superstitions. Left sock before right, right boot before left, shirt put on in the tunnel not the dressing room ... as for the fans, the same parking spot, the lucky pants or in the case of Spurs season 2016/17: a pre-match slug of whiskey and the petting of a bomb sniffing spaniel!

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The Old Lady and the Spaniel

The Spurs Blog

Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Old Lady and the Spaniel

2017 has only just begun, and already the Premier League has produced some sensational footballing moments. Giroud’s scorpion kick against Crystal Palace is being named goal of the season, Chelsea have continued their nearly record-breaking form, and Arsenal have managed to come from 3-0 down to draw against Bournemouth in a thriller on Tuesday night.

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Sensational footballing moments just keep on coming

The Football Blog

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Sensational footballing moments just keep on coming

Context: one way or another most things in life come down to the context. Football is no different.

The Spurs Blog

The Juggling Act

Jonathan Adelman

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Juggling Act