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Started on 10 November 2014 by Inquisition
Latest Reply on 13 December 2014 by Inquisition
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9 yearsEdited

Yet another season has past by and left many Tottenham fans confused and bewildered. Over the course of the 2013-14 season fans saw two managers come in and out of the ever present revolving door called White Hart Lane. Andre Villas-boas and Tim Sherwood both tried their hands at the club but, neither succeeded. Sherwood even managed a 50% win ratio with the Lilywhites but, even that wasn’t seen as satisfactory by the club.
So once again a new season and a new manager await the North London club. Mauricio Pochettino was announced the new coach early this week. Bringing multiple familiar faces with him from the potential sinking ship known as Southampton.
Inside information believes that Pochettino is going to actually be given time to work with the club. If this is true Tottenham could be in for a real treat but, only if Mauricio is given full reigns of the club. His use of time at Southampton proved very beneficial. Bringing a relegation destined side back to life. Unfortunately for the Argentine post season has seen Southampton owners rid the club of all the hungry players Pochettino had crafted. Many believe this is the initial reason Pochettino and many others at the club left.
The final question is whether the former Saint manager can replicate the same make-over he did to Southampton, with Spurs. After countless managers have tried to bring the best out Tottenham, fans are noticing that maybe the problem isn’t the manager but, the players. Perhaps yet another summer overhaul is in need. An overhaul directed by the coach not the chairmen. Either way there is only one thing certain, there is a certain toxicity around White Hart Lane. Toxicity created from the taste of Champions League football the fans got seasons ago. Which has left many hungover and feeling hard done by. Will he change this and bring back glory to White Hart Lane? Or will he be the next manager to walk to the chopping block? Only a trigger happy Levy can tell you that.

Being Pochettino

So heres a little insight on how I will be managing my beloved Spurs as Mauricio Pochettino.

I’d like to adapt the same kind of hard working mentality that the Argentine is said to have in real life. A no nonsense approach. If a player wishes to go, I will make sure he goes. Im only looking for players hungry to play as such. So decent determination, teamwork and work rate are high on my priorities. Also I won’t be afraid to tell the players what I think. Even if it causes a bit of disruption. I believe if Tottenham is to succeed they need a manager to take charge and implement a system that the players will follow.

Along with all this I will be looking to rotate younger players into the squad to give them their chance to prove their worth and hopefully build brighter but, cheaper future for the North London club.
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9 yearsEdited

New striker for Spurs on the cards?

Tottenham have been a busy club so far this window but, more is expected to come. With the defence being cut and bolstered with likes of Micheal Vorm, Ben Davies, Benjamin Stambouli, Eric Dier, Benjamin Stambouli and Federico Fazio. Pochettino looks towards his forward players.

Word has spread that potentially Emmanuel Adebayor or Roberto Soldado could be on their way out, to make way for a younger goal scorer. Which is unknown though. Insiders believe the first few friendly games will be the deciding factor on which one stays.

Not only are Tottenham looking into strikers but there are rumours that Mauricio is also looking for another attacking minded player. Most assumer a left winger due to the lack of options on that side compared to the right. Where they're expected to drop a player over the summer.

Pochettino reinforced the idea of new face. After being asked whether its likely that he will bring anymore players in he replied "we are always looking for more talent. I wouldn't be surprised if we bought a few more in this window."
In other news around Tottenham, Eric Dier and Ryan Mason have both been promoted to the senior squad. Where they are to fight for a potential spot in the starting XI for the coming season.
Good luck! Looking forward to this :D
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Depay joins Tottenham

Tottenham's Nacer Chadli now has another thing to worry about. After his first season at White Hart Lane, Chadli was vocal about his discontent with the lack of first team football he was getting. Both Villas-Boas and Sherwood chose to use Danish magician Christian Eriksen over the left winger, throughout the 2013-14 season. The signing of another Dutch starlet must only bring more questions for Chadli.

Depay on the other hand looks only but delighted to join the North London club. Stating that the chance to play in such "distinguished" was too good to turn down. The player comes at no small fortune though as many believe the Dutch winger must have cost a pretty penny. An estimated 15 million pounds is what many believe Spurs must have paid for Depay.

The 20 year old has had a off season to remember earning himself his first caps for the Dutch international team. Scoring two goals as well. It is expected that Depay will feature in the upcoming preseason match against FC Brasov on the 12th of July. Giving Tottenham fans their first look at the player.

Depay stands 5"10 tall shorter than his new competition, Chadli, but both have the similar builds. A strong build which will keep opposing players off the ball. There are two very noticeable difference between the two, Depay holds a lot of pace and better dribbling skills than Chadli. One thing is certain though, Depay and Chadli will both have to work hard to win a starting spot in Pochettino's startin XI.

Great signing for Spurs. Good luck with them! Plenty of creativity behind the strikers but no top striker to finish the chances off. I wonder who you'll turn to.
Depay looks quality :) nice update, i think i will enjoy this story

Pochettino angry as Spurs fall

It was a day Mauricio Pochettino will quickly want to forget about as his Spurs were brushed aside by Romanian side FC Brasov.

The game got off to a start quickly as Romanian midfielder Zoran Ganea scored on the 6th and 9th minute. The ball was floated in from a simple cross that many thought the likes of Chiriches and Vertonghen could clear safetly. Instead Ganea picked up the ball on the edge of the box and sent it past Spurs new man Michael Vorm.

Shabby defending was to continue for the rest of that half. Allowing Brasov to score their third on the 26th minute. Tottenham weren't without hope though as winger Townsend scored on the 22nd minute from close range and defender Vertonghen scored from a set piece on the 28th minute.

Into the second half Pochettino completely subbed the whole team and started over. Spurs looked solid and a 3rd goal looked inevitable till another new Spurs signing Federico Fazio put the ball in his own net. Final score being 4-2 to the Romanian FC Brasov. Tottenham will head home with their tails between their legs.

Starting XI: Vorm, Naughton, Chiriches, Vertonghen, Rose, Stambouli, Bentaleb, Dembele, Townsend, Depay, Kane
Substitutes: Lloris, Dier, Fazio, Kaboul, Davies, Mason, Eriksen, Onomah, Lamela, Chadli, Soldado, Capoue.

Pochettino's comments: Our defence was utterly terrible. I am not happy with the defending and I have let them know Other than the goal from Vertonghen we looked leaky at the back. Definitely something we will be working on back in training. Especially before our next friendly against Watford. Our attack looked good but, finishing also needs to be worked. Andros Townsend was a terror to the opponents today and I will be looking for more to come from him.

Alexandre Lacazette Tottenham's new striker

Tottenham have signed today Olympique Lyonnaise 23 year old striker. The excitement around White Hart Lane is very present as many fans have been looking for a young striker to join Tottenham for years. Finally they have their man.

Standing 175cm tall Lacazette is not your outpost for set piece goals, but his finishing, first touch, speed and agility make him a formidable opponent when given the slightest amount of space. With the added creativity in Tottenham's midfield it shouldn't take too long before Alexandre gets his first goal for his new club.

Last season in France Alexandre managed to bag him self 15 goals in 36 games a solid showing from the young Frenchman. He believes that he can get himself more with his new club. In his signing press conference he stated "I am very excited to join such a club as Tottenham. I can't wait to score more first goal in front of the fans and I am sure I can produce for the club this season."

It is thought that Spurs pitched out somewhere around the 10 million mark for their new man.

Great signing - he'll sort out your striker issues!!
I love both Memphis Depay and Alexandre Lacazette, so I hope they are big hits for you!! Great start to your story, I'll definitely be following :D

Tottenham say goodbye to Lennon

It was a heart filled day at White Hart Lane as fans, players and officials got word that long time Spurs man Aaron Lennon was departing on a new adventure. Lennon is to continue his career in the Premier League but, with Newcastle. The departure of Hatem Ben Arfa left the Magpies with Gabriel Obertan as their first choice right winger. Obertan has only recently come back into the picture for Newcastle with a few solid friendly performances. Aaron being a good replacement for Ben Arfa.

Spurs fans are certainly upset with the loss of the long time Lilywhite but, recent years have seen Lennon move down the food chain at Hotspur way, as the team shifted to a different style of play. Lennon being an out and out winger, something Spurs haven't been using in recent times. It would have been easy for Lennon to adapt to the favoured inside forward role for Tottenham if his preferred foot was on the left or if he wasn't heavily one footed. Such is the game. Hopefully Lennon can continue his career fruitfully at St.James' Park.

Tottenham will receive £5 million up front and £4 million over the next year from the Northern club. A decent fee for a player who only clocked in one goal last year for the North London club. Lennon is to do a solitary good-bye lap to the fans at White Hart Lane in their match against Burnley on the 31st of August.

In other news Tottenham have completed two more deals with French giants Paris Saint-Germain and Romanian side Dinamo Bucuresti.

PSG have snatched up Brazilian flop Paulinho for a surprising £20 million pounds. The Brazilian had a below average season at White Hart Lane, where the constant lack of ambition and determination caused to fall down the pecking order. With young players like Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason showing more effort during training and matches Paulinho has been deemed extra wage weight that could be used on better players. Hopefully PSG manager Laurent Blanc can get more out of the player in the Ligue 1.

Spurs have snatched up highly rated winger Dorin Rotariu from Dinamo. Having paid only £4 million for the player many fans believe the club did well for the price they paid. The question is whether Dorin will be playing with Spurs this season. Tottenham already have a handful of wingers and it would be quite a task for the young Romanian to get his place in the first team this season. A potential loan could be on the cards for the 19 year old.

Rotariu > Lennon, so good piece of business there! :D
2014-11-16 10:50#200060 Neal : Rotariu > Lennon, so good piece of business there! :D

Thanks Neal. Always really hard for me to let go of Lennon even if it is just a game. :'(
Lacazette for £10m should be an absolute bargain! Paulinho is a pretender and Lennon isn't the player he promised to be, so £31 million for both is great business. Rotariu is a nice capture too :)

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