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    Wanyama picks up knee injury, could miss Barcelona friendly

    Wanyama was immense in his 1st season with us, but that knee injury certainly took its & he never seemingly the same intensity to his performances. I felt his passing game was very average & he just didn't look the same. I've been thinking for a while that we need another player to challenge...
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    Shrimpers beaten in friendly

    Good to see Lamela at the heart of proceedings, as well as seeing Lucas & Aurier linking up well together. It would be interesting to see what position Lamela played because he does have a good eye for a pass & has a great engine. Sadly, the pace to beat a man isn't one of his specialties...
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    Why Mousa Dembele wants to leave

    Thats a real shame. I wish the gaffer had got hold of him at the time AVB was there because he'd have been one of those who would have become a real world-beater. An absolute beast in terms of his physique, but has the finesse & clarity of technique to glide past players. I keep thinking...
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    Spurs show interest in Juan Quintero

    He certainly possesses the close control & inventiveness to be a part of the squad, however, he hasn't always the been a model professional that the Poch demands. Prior to the tournament, Quintero had lost focus, got fat & even fancied himself as a musician, which certainly wouldn't be music to...
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    The making of Christian Eriksen

    Good read, however, I can't help but think that the gaffer had a little something to do with his rise. Before Pochettino, his talent never in question, he was still, somewhat, passive in games, along with Dembele never really dominating them like he could. That seems to have been kicked up...
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    Pochettino: The Real Madrid clause doesn't exist, he won't replace Zidane

    The Poch won't leave; the man is a man of principle. He turned down the chance at Espanyol to go & manage Sampdoria on a lucrative contract because he wanted to continue & fight for his club. The gaffer told everyone that he would leave the Saints, if Cortese went & he did. The manager signed a...
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    Onomah on his Spurs future

    The appearances at national team level has given everyone a taster of his potential, however, if he wants to make that potential a reality, then he's going to need to be a proper starter at a decent team before he even thinks about being a regular at Spurs. I think a loan to a Huddersfield, or...
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    Man Utd won’t include Martial in any Alderweireld deal

    The deal makes sense; Mourinho doesn't appear to see Martial as a starter, therefore if he's not a good fit, then why not sell? They apparently want Toby, so a deal involving the 2 moving in opposite direction is a good thing for all concerned.
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    Good news all round. The signing of a new contract following his end of season statement, must surely mean that the plans he had in mind are going to be backed. Up until that point I was more than a little downbeat, however, that gem of hope of what the gaffer envisions has me being all hopeful...
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    Spurs' valuation breaks £1billion barrier for first time

    Its great that we're valued so highly, however, I am a little surprised that once the stadium was greenlit & works progressed why there have been no super-rich investors looking to buy the club? I'm pleased we're in solid hands, however, considering the NFL deal, the regeneration of the area...
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    Guardiola reveals how Spurs caused him to "suffer"

    That performance was brilliant; it was a performance without fear, characterised by bravery that was underpinned with a hunger to impose ourselves on the opponent. That intensity & desire was very much lacking in the last game at home, as we looked tepid & afraid. We didn't press them all over...
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    Pochettino urges Levy to sell wantaway stars quickly

    Makes sense really; get rid of the players that aren't part of the vision & integrate the newly acquired players who will form the new project. Its important that Levy follow what the gaffer has said & not quibble too much on the price because the shaping of the squad, itself is what's important...
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    Pochettino: club must 'take risks' to improve

    I think its quite positive. The Poch is normally quite guarded, however, this statement of intent wouldn't have been made if there wasn't a strong chance of it happening. Despite the disappointment of no trophies, this has been a good season & 3 out 4 seasons with CL qualification has earned the...
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    Lloris: Top-four finish 'means more than a trophy' to Spurs

    Its a scary & frustrating fact of not only football, but life. Never has it paid so well to be simply 'decent', as it has now. It used to be the winners who would walk away with the glory, the riches & all the trappings of success, however, qualifying 4th for a competition is now more lucrative...
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    Lloris issues message to teammates

    All good & well to say that Hugo, however, the players have properly fudged the end of this season. Losing in the Champions League following a positive result in Italy due to naivety in our adaptation to the opposition's change in formation was poor. Losing in the FA Cup when we were in front &...