Tottenham Hotspur: All the latest Spurs flavoured news, views, rumours and other assorted bits and bobs
Random prediction – Martin Jol to be next Bolton manager
September 17th, 2007
Poor old Martin Jol. A defeat to Arsenal sees his job (allegedly) dangling by a spindly thread. A poor start to the season and a battered Spurs cheque book has seen the big Dutchman coming under severe scrutiny from certain quarters. Even though there is no better option for Tottenham at the moment and Jol clearly doesn’t deserve the boot, it looks like his days could be numbered… and I love it…
Goal of the week: Yaya Toure, Barcelona v Inter
August 31st, 2007
A lovely instinctive strike from Kolo’s younger brother, signed by Barca this summer for a reported fee of â‚¬10m. On this evidence, they have picked up a bargain.
- The Snapshot Special: Premier League weekend, 25-26 August August 28th, 2007 Arsenal
- Shit Lookalikes: Martin Jol and Hugh Jackman August 24th, 2007 Lookalikes
Classic Moments: Martin Jol calls Gabby Logan ‘darling’
August 22nd, 2007
‘Thank you darlingâ€¦’ Big Martin Jol turns on the charm, as only he can. Gabby Logan, ever the professional, takes it in her stride and laughs it off.
Premier League most expensive XI
August 16th, 2007
With a combined cost of around Â£250m, even Romanâ€™s roubles would be stretched to afford this team consisting of the most expensive players (in their position) in the Premier League.
The Snapshot Special: Tottenham Hotspur 1-3 Everton
August 15th, 2007
Everton piled the pressure on Spurs boss Martin Jol with a 1-3 victory at White Hart Lane. Joleon Lescott headed Everton into an early lead after losing ‘marker’ Anthony Gardner. Gardner returned the favour by exposing Lescott’s slack marking to equalise. A second goal of the season for Leon Osman and a deflected free-kick from Alan Stubbs completed the victory.
Have Tottenham Hotspurs been too cocky?
August 13th, 2007
Every man and his dog had, pre-season, predicted big things for Spurs this season. All eyes looked toward them as a challenger for the sacred top 4 finish. Every Londoncentric person that is. You see, for me, Spurs look almost identical to last season, and while there is no doubt that they’ve added some quality to their squad this summer, they are, in essence, the same team. Over on SpursPies, before the game, all were predicting 3-1 and 2-0 victories. A comfortable margin to win a game by. As we all know, The Mackems spoiled the party (for Spurs fans at least)…
Kit Parade Special: New Premier League Home Kits, Part Two & Vote
August 11th, 2007
Kits & fashion
Following yesterday’s imaginatively titled Part One, today Pies profiles the home kits of the 10 Premiership teams who would have their names called at last on the school register.
There is a hint of baseball to Citeh’s new shirt, with its rather fetching white pinstripes. Reebok are out and French brand Le Coq Sportif (currently enjoying a Lazarus-style revival) are in. Last season’s white sleeves are also ditched, and on reflection it is probably a good call. Click here to buy it from Kitbag.
- The New Season: What the Bloggers Say – Tottenham Hotspurs August 10th, 2007 Tottenham Hotspur
Shit Lookalikes: Jermaine Jenas and US rapper Rich Boy
August 7th, 2007
Following our feature on footballers who rap, perhaps we should next consider footballers who look like rappers. First we showed you that El Hadji Diouf is Pharrell Williams. Now we can conclusively proove that Spurs and England midfielder Jermaine Jenas is a passable double for US hip hop star Rich Boy. Nuff respec’ to Pies reader Craig for spotting this one.
5 Grand traditions ahead of the new season
August 2nd, 2007
1 The annual ‘will this be Liverpool’s year?’ discussions. It never is and this year is no exception.
2 Every pundit predicts that the three promoted teams will go straight back down. It hasn’t happened since 1998.
3 Alan Hansen maxes out his quote of Liverpool players/old boys for his Telegraph fantasy football team.
Sunderland sign Mido for Â£6m
August 2nd, 2007
In one of the most surprising transfers yet this season, overweight Spurs striker Mido has joined underachieving (in the Prem at least) Sunderland for a fee of Â£6m.
Ghaly to Blues for Â£3million
July 30th, 2007
Now this is one piece of transfer news that has left my jaw dropping in a most unattractive manner. Okay, so at Birmingham City the limited coffers reduce your targets more than those of the Premiershipâ€™s heavy-hitters. Yes, Birmingham is not the most glamourous or alluring place for foreign imports keen to move to the UK, and Steve Bruceâ€™s managerial track record might not include many impressive trophies, but Â£3 million on
The Spuranos t-shirt from TShirts365
July 27th, 2007
Kits & fashion
TShirts365 celebrate Tony Soprano-alike Tottenham manager Martin Jol with this gangster-themed effort. Capiche? Menacing Martin sits atop his pistol in this spoof of the Channel 4 drama series The Sopranos. Click here to buy the t-shirt for Â£14.99.
Man City beat Spurs to Martin Petrov’s signature
July 26th, 2007
Sven has beaten Spurs to the signing of Bulgarian international, Martin Petrov, following a Â£4.7m deal that brings him to Manchester City from Athletico Madrid.
THE VOTE Is the Premiership Big Four now a Big Five? Or, can Spurs really win the title?
July 23rd, 2007
The business end of the Premiership has been dominated in recent years by the Big Four, namely Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool. Few teams have even come close to challenging that dominance, but Chelski boss Jose Mourinho believes that Spurs are now strong enough to challenge that group this coming season, and thus create a ‘Big Five’.
Birmingham City waste Â£6m on Mido
July 20th, 2007
Seriously, is Mido worth six million pence, let alone six million quid? That’s a lot of money for a player who I would best describe as ‘mercurial’ (ie. wildly inconsistent, overweight and lazy). Spurs must be loving this deal. According to the Beeb, Blues boss Steve Bruce has also made an enquiry about Mido’s Egypt and Spurs team-mate, Hossam Ghaly. Hmm, if Mido is the second-worst player at Spurs, then Ghaly is the worst. Spurs fans would be absolutely delighted to offload both Mido and Ghaly to a Premiership rival. Cheers Brucey.
Spurs down with SWP?
July 17th, 2007
Is there no end to Spurs spending? Rumours are that the club are in ‘advanced negotiations’ to bring pocket-rocket, Shaun Wright-Williams, to White Hart Lane this week.
Top Ten Transfers…so far
July 16th, 2007
There are bound to be a few more twists to this year’s transfer season, especially if someone remembers where they put Carlos Tevez’s ownership papers, but new TV money and the arrival of more glory hunting billionaires means there’s been plenty of action.
Here’s what we think are the ten best deals done so far:
- EXCLUSIVE Snapshot special: Darren Bent, Gareth Bale and Younes Kaboul unveiled by Spurs July 6th, 2007 Tottenham Hotspur
Horror Hair: Younes Kaboul
July 5th, 2007
Fresh Horror Hair talent arrived in the Premiership today as Spurs wrapped up the signing of French under-21 captain Younes Kaboul. The Â£8 million-rated centre back seems to be going for some sort of thatched cottage effect. Pies is not sure what the sticky stuff holding his hair in place is, but there is every chance it originated from Martin Jol if the spherical Dutchman’s gushing quotes are anything to go by. He said: “If you ask people in France who is seen as the hottest prospect in defence they will say Younes Kaboul. It’s important to have quality players in defence and with him, we have that.”
Darren Bent: Â£17m well spent by Spurs?
June 28th, 2007
It looks like Darren Bent is off to White Hart Lane, for around Â£17m – yes, because he is worth more than Thierry Henry. If the move goes ahead, then the soon-to-be-ex-Charlton striker will have to fight Robbie Keane, Fat Mido and possibly Jermain Defoe for the right to partner Dimitar Berbatov up front. (Although […]
TH14 – the goals 3
June 26th, 2007
We can empathise will Arsenal fans at the moment. They’ve lost their greatest goal scorer, there’s uncertainty over Wenger’s future and even Les Miserables himself, Nikolas Anelka, could be making a prodigal return.
So, in our last look at Henry’s greatest goals we’ve saved one that will even raise a smile from Gunners that are still getting over seeing him in a Barca shirt earlier today
Will Spurs finish above Arsenal next season?
June 26th, 2007
Now that Gooner talisman Thierry Henry has left for Barcelona, how do you feel Arsenal’s squad matches up against Spurs? Personally, I feel the two squads are as evenly matched as at any time since the Premiership began. I also feel that Spurs have their best chance in years of finishing above Arsenal next season. Let’s take a look at how the squads currently match-up: