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Why Redknapp joining England could be in everyone’s best interests

Joy turned to despair for Tottenham fans as shortly after Harry Redknapp was cleared of tax evasion, the one man standing between him and the England job handed in his resignation. Redknapp has courted the position for a number of … Continue reading

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In defence of Spurs’ summer transfer window

With two markedly different approaches to player acquisitions, manager Harry Redknapp and Chairman Daniel Levy were always likely to struggle to agree on potential transfer targets. Yet, somewhere between Levy’s preference for young players with high re-sale potential and Redknapp’s … Continue reading

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Why Harry Redknapp is no longer the manager to take Spurs forward

Let me preface this by saying that this blog post is not knee-jerk, it is not based purely off the back of two heavy defeats to the best two teams the English Premier League has to offer. These concerns have … Continue reading

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Assou-Ekotto’s role in how Spurs conceded the first goal against Manchester United

Had a bit of spare time so decided to analyse how Spurs conceded their first goal against Manchester United last Monday at Old Trafford. Specifically, I wanted to highlight the role Benoit Assou-Ekotto played in the conceding of the goal. … Continue reading

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Van der Vaart, FC Twente and the Toils of Creativity*

For 61 minutes against FC Twente, Rafael van der Vaart gave a virtuoso performance of the highest calibre. He was both the conductor and the orchestra, encouraging, dictating and executing every attack. He instigated most of Tottenham’s offensive manoeuvres, often … Continue reading

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Time for a Punditry Purge

Another article I wrote for The Cynical Challenge (this time on ITV and BBC’s World Cup coverage), which seems rather relevent in the wake of Stan Collymore’s (and various other media outlets) recent rebuke of Match of the Day. Sensibly, … Continue reading

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Does Patriotism Exist in Modern Football?

A while back I wrote an article for the brilliant Cynical Challenge about nationality and patriotism at the World Cup. Are players sacrificing national pride in favour of personal glory? Interestingly, eventual winners Spain had few, if any, players eligible … Continue reading

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