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Tottenham Hotspur: Back To Basics

Started on 6 May 2014 by InvertedWingbacks
Latest Reply on 27 May 2014 by AdamFinchale
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Great story so far can't wait to see your january signings if you make any
2014-05-17 18:40#175200 AdamFinchale : Great story so far can't wait to see your january signings if you make any

Thanks buddy :)

Lloris: I'm In The Best Form of My Life

Tottenham's 1st choice goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has spoken candidly to Sky Sports News today about his feelings surrounding his season so far. At the time of writing, Lloris hasn't conceded a goal in 279 minutes of Premier League football, and has only conceded 18 goals in the 30 games he's played in all competitions this season, including friendlies.

Lloris joined Spurs last season from Lyon, and has proven to be worth every penny of the £8m that Spurs spent on him, playing a major part in the sides performances this season, contributing to a defence which is considered the second-best in the league, behind Chelsea, with the teams having conceded 9 and 12 goals respectively.

Of course, Lloris' form comes at a price for team-mate Ron-Robert Zieler, who is also aiming for a World Cup spot, but who has only featured in 6 of the team's games this season, 4 of which were pre-season fixtures.

The German has become a bench-man, and has publicly stated that he is determined to push Lloris in training and force his way into the first-team reckoning.
hmmmmm i cant see it happening #LlorisforKeeperOfTheYear
Sounds like some great keeping with 18 in 30 matches!

Spurs Join Chase for Doria

Botafago youngster Doria is the subject of interest from several European clubs, including Barcelona, Inter Milan, Manchester United, Chelsea and now Tottenham Hotspur have joined the race for the Brazillian wonderkid's signature.

The 19 year old centre-back, who stands at an impressive 6ft3, has a minimum release clause of £28m, but it is unlikely that anybody will be willing to meet this valuation, in spite of the youngster's rising stock within the footballing world.

The towering centre-back is widely seen as one of the best prospects to have come out of Brazil in recent years, and Spurs fans will likely see him as a long-term replacement for 28-year old Younes Kaboul, who is rumoured to want to end his career in France.

Known for his Marking and Heading skills, Doria would bring some well-needed stability to Tottenham's back four at set pieces and from crosses and long ball situations; a department in which they have been lacking this season.
Great player but will be tough having to compete with the financial power of Barca, United, Chelsea, Madrid. Hope you can pull it off :)

January 2014 Roundup

(H) Tottenham 1-0 West Ham (BPL)
Emmanuel Adebayor (17)
Mattia De Sciglio

(H) Tottenham 1-1 Wigan (BPL)
Harry Kane (5)
Harry Kane

(A) Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal (COC)
Paulinho (10)
Roberto Soldado (66)

(H) Tottenham 2-2 Southampton (BPL)
Harry Kane (2)
Roberto Soldado (5)
Roberto Soldado

(A) Tottenham 2-0 Wigan (FAC)
Roberto Soldado (2, 78)
Roberto Soldado

(A) Tottenham 0-2 Chelsea (BPL)

(H) Tottenham 5-0 Arsenal (COC)
Emmanuel Adebayor (6, 89)
Christian Eriksen (20)
Jan Vertonghen (30, 38)
Christian Eriksen

(A) Tottenham 1-0 Cardiff (FAC)
Jese (67)

(H) Tottenham 1-0 West Brom (BPL)
Emmanuel Adebayor (4)
Christian Eriksen

Competition Standings

Barclays Premier League: 8th (40PTS)
Europa League: 1st Knockout Round (v Zenit)
Capital One Cup: Final (v Chelsea)
FA Cup: 5th Round (v Watford)

League Awards

Player of the Month: Luis Suarez (Liverpool)
Young Player of the Month: Ben Davies (Swansea)
Manager of the Month: David Moyes (Man Utd)
Good results, what a win against Arsenal.
The league looks so tight at the moment! You're 7 places behind 1st but just 10 points away! Pick up a few good results on the bounce and you'll be top in no time! :)
thanks guys! really hoping we can kick on; got to say, this is my most successful first season with any team :L

Jese: I'm Here To Stay

Former Real Madrid youngster Jese has spoken today about his ambitions for his future, and how he sees himself in the long-term. The 20-year old Spaniard arrived at White Hart Lane for a deal which could be worth up to £27m, subject to his performance for the London Club.

Jese is predominantly a striker, and Tottenham's future here looks bright, with Harry Kane and Alberto Cerri joining the Spaniard in the queue behind Soldado and Adebayor. Jese has publicly stated that he believes he will be at the London club for the long-term, and is seeking to cement his place in the first-team within a year.

"Este es un gran club, y uno en el que puedo ver mi carrera progresa rápidamente. Espero ser una parte importante de los futuros éxitos en este club, y jugar con regularidad en el primer equipo. He estado trabajando duro en los entrenamientos, y es de esperar que se mostrará en el campo cuando juego."

Translation: "This is a great club, and one where I can see my career progressing quickly. I hope to be a major part of future successes at this club, and play regularly for the first team. I've been working hard in training, and hopefully that will show on the field when I play."

The youngster is bound to have his sights set on the World Cup in the summer, and his compatriot Roberto Soldado is said to be working closely with him to develop his game in time for the competition.

With Tottenham's fixture list becoming more and more congested as the season progresses, Jese is sure to benefit from squad rotation and be given a chance to impress in the latter half of the season.
nice update and yes the squad rotational system that needs to keep everyone happy

February 2014 Roundup

(A) Tottenham 3-2 Newcastle (BPL)
Emmanuel Adebayor (24)
Roberto Soldado (55, 63)
Roberto Soldado

(A) Tottenham 2-0 (BPL)
Roberto Soldado (16)
Mousa Dembele (93)
Mousa Dembele

(H) Tottenham 1-1 Everton (BPL)
Jese (43)

(H) Tottenham 1-0 Man Utd (BPL)
Christian Eriksen (73)
Hugo Lloris

(H) Tottenham 2-0 Watford (FAC)
Jese (19, 68)
Kyle Walker

(A) Tottenham 0-1 Zenit (EL)

(H) Tottenham 3-1 Hull (BPL)
Emmanuel Adebayor (57, 91)
Kyle Walker (59)
Emmanuel Adebayor

(H) Tottenham 4-1 Zenit (EL)
Emmanuel Adebayor (29)
Jese (39, 88)
Christian Eriksen (51)

Competition Standings

Barclays Premier League: 4th (53PTS)
Europa League: 2nd Knockout Round (v Spartak Moscow)
Capital One Cup: Final (v Chelsea)
FA Cup: 6th Round (v Chelsea)

League Awards

Player of the Month: Alvaro Negredo (Man City)
Young Player of the Month: Veton Berisha (Fulham)
Manager of the Month: Manuel Pellegrini (Man City)
brilliant winter signings

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