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For the past 3 seasons, Tottenham Hotspur has managed to secure a position in the top 5 spots of the English Premier League. Despite making so many consistent performances in every single season, they have struggled to actually emerge as the champions of England.


 

The last time that Tottenham Hotspur emerged as the best team in England was during the season of 1960-61 which is proof of just how difficult it has been for them to repeat that accomplishment.

 

Mauricio Pochettino believes that one thing which can significantly help Tottenham Hotspur in their task of snatching back the English Premier League is by giving more pressure and competition for all of the players in his own squad.

 

“When you play in the Premier League and Champions League, you need quality and numbers. To create a winning team and try to win trophies, you need to feel the pressure. If I’m Harry Kane, Dele Alli or Christian Eriksen, if there’s no competition behind, it’s normal to drop your motivation, it’s normal to drop everything that you do’’ Mauricio Pochettino said.

Juan Foyth rubbishes the speculations that his discussions with the Spurs over a possible deal are reaching the point of conclusion and his representative is set to fly to UK soon to get the deal done.


Foyth who is only a teenager confesses that he dreams of an opportunity to feature in the European Leagues, but, at this point of time, he doesn’t have any offer like that on the table.

As per Foyth, he has read on Twitter and other social networking sites that his representative is going to meet with the Spurs officials, but, he has no idea about it because his representative has not talked to him in that regard at all. If it had been the case, his representative would have surely let him know.

Kyle Walker is a 26 year old English defender who performs with Tottenham Hotspur and has been making so many superb performances in this current 2016-17 English Premier League season that he has attracted the attention of Manchester City.


It’s rumored that Manchester City are interested in securing the services of Kyle Walker who recently was included in the PFA Team of the Year for the season of 2016-17 and this is because of just how impressively the defender has been performing and played a big role in Tottenham Hotspur’s push to the upper section of the English Premier League.

The PFA Team of the Year for the season of 2016-17 included the likes of: David de Gea, David Luiz, Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard, RomeluLukaku and Harry Kane just to name a few of the more prolific and renowned players. Kyle Walker managed to mark his name in this squad of top class performers.

Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur lost 1-0 in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 32 games on Thursday.


The visitors have a chance to overturn the result when they meet for the return leg at Wembley.

Spurs put up a listless show at the Ghelamco Arena, with 20,000 fans cheering on. Coach Mauricio Pochettino asked his boys to forget their 2-0 thumping by Liverpool in their last Premier League match. The manager selected a strong side for the game, making just two chances to the team that started the Anfield game.

In the first half, Harry Winks and Ben Davies combined to set up Dele Alli but the forward sent his effort wide. After the break, Pochettino decided to move former Newcastle United player Moussa Sissoko to the left, making attacks more potent. Harry Kane gained from this but his chance hit the post. Spurs ended up frustrated and Alli picked up a yellow card for dissent.    

Recent reports have revealed that Netherlands international Memphis Depay will likely move from Manchester United to Tottenham hotspur come January 2017.


Manchester united is set to receive £12.5million for the transfer of the attacker.

Recall that this transfer fee is almost double of what united paid PSV Eindhoven for the player, who has had quite a challenging time since moving to England.

Paying such a high price for the player could be a brilliant move by Spur, as Memphis could rediscover his lost form while playing at White Hart Lane.

Football analyst have noted that, out of the 56 appearance that he had made, the 22-year old have been able to register just seven goals and make seven assist, a result widely considered to be disappointing.

However, Depay’s poor performance this season may not entirely be his fault. He has enjoyed very little playtime at united, appearing a total of 76 minutes including premier league games.

He has also spent most of the last season trying to adapt to a new surroundings and playing under a manager who negated his attacking intent.

Arsene Wenger has stated that his side is ready for the London derby on Sunday where his side will be facing Tottenham Hotspurs.


He said that the players are ready and that they understand the importance of this game for fans.
Arsene Wenger said that the team would be without Santi Cazorla, Theo Walcott and Nacho Monreal who are all injured. He said that Walcott has a slim chance of featuring in the team, but he will have to face a late fitness test.

Arsenal will be boosted by the return of Olivier Giroud who has scored 3 goals from 2 matches since his return from injury. The French manager said that he would make a decision on whether Alexis Sanchez or Olivier Giroud will play in the striker role. He believes that each of the two players has their own qualities and it is up to him to decide who will suit the play better on Sunday.

The English Football League is considering creating a new ‘fifth’ division for the start of the 2019/2020 football season, according to the Chief Executive Shaun Harvey.


According to Harvey, members would be the one to decide if Celtic and Rangers can participate in the EFL. The EFL wants to expand to four divisions of 20 teams each, so it wants the 72 clubs to give their opinions.

Celtic and Rangers have been seriously considered for long to join the fifth division, despite being of the Scottish divide. But Harvey says the final decision would be made solely by the members.

“We have recently gone out to our clubs to elicit their further views in relation to any different number of areas from the proposition that was first put forward. Once we have their views, we can move forward,” Harvey said. He then added that if they were to proceed, there’s the dilemma of which teams to choose.

“One of the simple questions, if this is to proceed, is where should the [new] teams come from? So the only ones who will decide that are the clubs themselves, so we will see what they say. I don’t want to pre-empt anything,” he added. Rangers and Celtic have massive fan bases, and would be worthy additions.

If there is any trend coming on it is that of football fans becoming used by homosexual players in the game.


It is becoming an accepted fact that homosexuality can exist among footballers. Select committees are being told by experts that inquiry into homophobia need not matter now. If a footballer turns out to be gay he will not be penalized in the way they used to before.

Committees are now hearing that fans would be supportive, even if footballers announced that they were gay. There was a recent inquiry about the effects of culture and media on sport selection. There have been debates initiated by boxers like Manny Pacquiao and Tyson Fury. They were told that the footballers can be more open about their sexuality as fans have become more supportive. The findings were part of a larger research into homophobia in different sports and games.

According to latest reports, a pro-stadium group wants to spend $63 million on the construction of a high school football stadium.


Voters in McKinney, Tex., have given the go-ahead with the plans after months of contentious debate in the suburb north of Dallas.

Even though Mike Giles, a leader of Grassroots McKinney opposed the plan and added that:

“We‘re kind of like the poor boys on the block

“They look down and they see Allen. Allen has a really nice stadium.”

Jennifer Gray, the chairwoman of Vote for McKinney’s Future, a pro-stadium group insisted saying:

“Down South, football is a really big deal, and playoff football is a really big deal.”

The proposed 12,000-seat facility and an attached events center would be just the latest in a growing list of supersized high school stadiums in Texas. The McKinney project has frequently been compared to the $60 million high school stadium in nearby Allen. With seats for 18,000 people, the Allen stadium has nearly the same capacity as Madison Square Garden. Another school stadium under construction in Katy, outside Houston, will have 12,000 seats at a projected cost of more than $62 million.