High-quality football was played all around Europe in the season just concluded.  It was a season that saw the mighty Barcelona become the first team in history to lift a second European treble, when the Scudetti fell agonizingly short, nonetheless with heads held high, as Juventus brought back Italian football to its former European glory.  Several fresh footballing philosophies were practiced on the pitch and a host of other young, dynamic, bold managers earned the due recognition in the European football circuit. However, years later when a particular season is being referred to in retrospect, the primary talking point more often than not is some of the most memorable games the season had to offer.  There are a number of parameters to judge a game of football.  While we all love to see exciting, scintillating pieces of action on the field, there are several other considerations too that one must not neglect while judging the quality of a game.  Managerial […]

Tottenham Hotspurs v Everton White Hart Lane, London Sunday, 30th November, 16:00 GMT *** Tottenham Hotspurs host Everton on Sunday in a bid to overtake The Toffees in the league. Spurs come into this game on the back of a successful 1-0 victory against Partizan Belgrade which saw them progress to the knockout stages of the Europa League. Tottenham are not in very good form as the London-based club have lost 3 and won 3 of their last 6 league games. The most worrying fact is that 2 of the 3 defeats came at home. However, Pochettino’s men will be determined to win the three points against the Merseyside opponents as a victory will take them seventh in the league table, level on points with Arsenal. Away from home, Everton have the task of overcoming a Tottenham side that has won 5 of their last 6 games in all competitions. Everton themselves are on a good run as Martinez’s men […]

Tottenham Hotspurs v Partizan Belgrade White Hart Lane, London Thursday, 27th November, 20:05 GMT *** Tottenham host Partizan Belgrade at the White Hart Lane in a bid to seal qualification to the Europa League knockout stage with a victory. Tottenham Hotspurs will book themselves a place in the knockout stages of the Europa League should they beat Partizan Belgrade at home. Spurs are level on points with Besiktas at the top of Group D. Partizan Belgrade have a rather tough task at hand as they will want to replicate their performance of matchday 1 when they managed to hold Tottenham to a 0-0 draw. However, it will not be easy for the Serbian side to contain Tottenham at the White Hart Lane. Team News Tottenham Hotspurs Tottenham go into this game with one eye on the knockout stage qualification and the other on Sunday’s upcoming Premier League game against Everton. A win will assure their qualification with a match in […]

Former Tottenham Hotspurs player Michael Dawson, who is suffering from an injury, is expected to return against his former club after resting for a fortnight. Hull City receive a boost as central defender and ex-Spurs player, Michael Dawson, Nikica Jelavic and Curtis Davies may all return after injury, while keeper Allan McGregor is set to play. On the other hand, Andros Townsend and Danny Rose are both doubtful while Kyle Naughton misses out as he serves a two-match suspension after picking up a red card against Stoke for the away team. Tottenham manager, Pochettino, confirmed that several players of his squad are struggling for fitness ahead of the KC Stadium encounter but did not specifically reveal which squad will travel to Hull. “We have another training session tomorrow to review and test some players and then we will decide the squad that travels to Hull,” said Mauricio. Andros Townsend, who picked up an ankle injury during the International break and […]

Tottenham Hotspurs’ visit to the KC Stadium on Sunday will be special for three former Tottenham players who now don the Hull City colours. Michael Dawson, Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore gear up to host their former team, Tottenham Hotspurs at the KC Stadium as the Premier League returns to action after the International break. The trio were established faces in the Spurs squad for a number of years between them but, having fallen out of favour in London, have reinvented their careers in Yorkshire since joining Hull City. Tottenham manager, Mauricio Pochettino, in his pre-match press conference insisted that the trio does not scare him. He said : “It was not only my decision – we had a chat with Michael about the situation and we agreed the best thing for him was to join Hull. “We were transparent with him all the way and we had a very good relationship – we always talked face-to-face, but I don’t […]