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Month: July 2016

What We Learned From Juventus

What We Learned From Juventus

So Tottenham may have lost their opening game in the ICC Melbourne 2016, but I don’t feel that the fourth pre season friendly of the summer was a complete disaster. Let’s look at the important points from this interesting clash. This was basically a second string squad Mauricio Pochettino took the decision to give his players who featured at Euro 2016 a further rest, and not make them travel for this tournament in Australia. Bar new signings Wanyama and Janssen,…

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Is the Premier League Title There for the Taking?

Is the Premier League Title There for the Taking?

It certainly was last season, and Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester City took full advantage. For me, teams in the English top flight have forgotten the art of defending over the past few years, and the standard has definitely slipped. Although Manchester City made it to the semi final stages of the 2015/16 Champions League, the performances of English sides as a whole was very disappointing, and the previous year was even worse. This certainly supports the argument that top level English…

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Pep Guardiola Fancies Harry Kane

Pep Guardiola Fancies Harry Kane

Manchester City are bound to see some changes in personnel over the next few weeks, following the arrival of new manager Pep Guardiola, and there have been rumours over the past few days that the Spaniard is interested in the services of Tottenham’s own Harry Kane. The former Bayern Munich boss will be spending time with all his current crop of players now the European Championships have reached a conclusion, and it would be no surprise to see Guardiola add…

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My Cousin Vinny

My Cousin Vinny

Although Tottenham’s pursuit of Vincent Janssen has been somewhat delayed thank to so-called ‘fan’ Billy Beane, it now appears that the club are close to securing the signature of the 22 year old striker. Spurs originally offered AZ Alkmaar £15m for the player’s services, but AZ were told by by Moneyball creator Billy Beane that they should hold out for at least £16.5m based on his statistical analysis of Janssen. Beane used his Moneyball technique in baseball to great effect,…

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