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Sunday Premier League open thread

Sunday Premier League open thread

Xinhua/Zhu Wei via Two matches for your viewing pleasure today. Happy Sunday, football fans. There are two matches going on today in the Premier League, and this is your place to talk about them, or anything else, really. The usual match thread rules apply. Sunday Open Thread Burnley vs. Leicester City9:00 a.m. ET / 2 p.m .BSTTV: NBCSN (USA), Sky (UK)Stream: NBC Sports Live Liverpool vs. Manchester City11:30 a.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. BSTTV: NBCSN (USA), Telemundo (USA - Spanish), Sky (UK)Stream: NBC Sports Live
Cartilage Free Captain Jan 18, 2020
Watford 0-0 Tottenham: Community Player Ratings

Watford 0-0 Tottenham: Community Player Ratings

Photo by Richard Heathcote/ Gedson’s debut, VAR shortcomings, the cruelty of goal-line tech. According to the NBC commentators on this match, coming in Tottenham Hotspur hadn’t had a scoreless league draw in 93 games. Jose Mourinho just said “hold my beer.” Spurs were denied a handball penalty, saved a handball penalty, and were literal millimeters away from three points at Vicarage Road, but only managed a scoreless draw against Watford. But this match also featured a Lo Celso start in central midfield, and the debut for Gedson Fernandes! Let’s rate the players. A reminder of...
Cartilage Free Captain Jan 18, 2020
Watford 0 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur: Spurs pick up a point in unremarkable fashion

Watford 0 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur: Spurs pick up a point in unremarkable fashion

Photo by Richard Heathcote/ Well, that was something. After 90 minutes of play, Tottenham Hotspur had to settle for a point on the road as they finished scoreless with Watford at Vicarage Road. José Mourinho made a couple of changes from mid-week to his standard 4-2-3-1 formation. Japhet Tanganga made his third start in a row, this time at left back as Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen occupied the center back positions. Serge Aurier returned to the lineup at right back. Spurs started the match brightly, controlling the ball over 75% of the time in the first fifteen minutes. Passing...
Cartilage Free Captain Jan 18, 2020
Watford vs. Tottenham Hotspur: game time, TV channels, how to watch

Watford vs. Tottenham Hotspur: game time, TV channels, how to watch

Photo by Catherine Ivill/ Spurs enter Saturday still looking for their first Premier League points in 2020. A tough loss to Liverpool and a convincing enough win over Middlesbrough have Tottenham Hotspur trending in the right direction. The congested holiday schedule did Spurs no favors, with poor results and injuries piling up over the past month. As a result, the team sits nine points back of fourth place with a tough hill to climb. While the on-pitch performances are still being sorted out, so too are the transfers. Christian Eriksen’s days seem almost over, but he could feature on...
Cartilage Free Captain Jan 17, 2020
How will Tottenham line up at Watford?

How will Tottenham line up at Watford?

Photo by Robin Jones - AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Watford have surged under a new manager, and host Spurs without a few key players. When Tottenham Hotspur and Watford last met in October, Watford were floundering. Winless in the Premier League under Quique Sanchez Flores (his second stint at the club), Watford had only three points after its first eight matches and had scored only four goals in that time. They looked as though they couldn’t string two passes together and were assuredly heading for the drop. Luckily for them, they had the fortune to come to the Tottenham...
Cartilage Free Captain Jan 17, 2020
Team News: Lloris back in Tottenham training, Gedson Fernandes to feature at Watford

Team News: Lloris back in Tottenham training, Gedson Fernandes to feature at Watford

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via “Gedson will be involved.” Tottenham Hotspur are back in action in the Premier League this Saturday, traveling to Watford to face the resurgent Hornets at Vicarage Road. Spurs announced a bit of good news in their weekly team report — Tottenham club captain and #1 goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has returned to full training this week, though it is unlikely that he will feature in a match until early February. That leaves four additional players out vs. Watford — Harry Kane and Moussa Sissoko are in the early stages of recovery after...
Cartilage Free Captain Jan 17, 2020
The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Friday, January 17

The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Friday, January 17

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Spurs on TikTok Hi, everyone! For the first time at the top of the Hoddle, it’s Gedson Fernandes! Ramble of the Day Let’s address the elephant in the room (a phrase that Alexandra Burke obviously introduced to the people of the United Kingdom). The Club has today launched its official account on TikTok – the world’s fastest-growing social media platform for short-form mobile video.Download TikTok and follow us today! #THFC ⚪️ #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 16, 2020 I’m not here to lust for...
Cartilage Free Captain Jan 16, 2020
Tottenham academy grad Paris Maghoma joins Brentford in permanent transfer

Tottenham academy grad Paris Maghoma joins Brentford in permanent transfer

Photo by Charlotte Tattersall/ Maghoma will be joining the Championship side’s developmental setup. It appears as though Tottenham Hotspur have another outgoing transfer that has gone through today as well, though we may not get anything official from the club about it. According to Twitter account @Lilywhite_rose, academy graduate and central midfielder Paris Maghoma has joined Championship side Brentford F.C. on a permanent transfer. #thfc Paris Maghoma has joined Championship side @BrentfordFC pic.twitter.com/4FG7Vz8Hhh— Lilywhite Rose (@Lilywhite_Rose) January 16,...
Cartilage Free Captain Jan 16, 2020
Report: Spurs close to €18m deal with Inter for January Eriksen transfer

Report: Spurs close to €18m deal with Inter for January Eriksen transfer

Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/ It sure looks like this is going to happen. If one prominent Italian journalist is correct, Christian Eriksen will be departing Tottenham Hotspur for Inter Milan shortly. Nicolò Schira tweeted this morning that Eriksen’s agent, Martin Schoots, is in Milan finalizing Eriksen’s transfer to the Nerazzurri this month, and have agreed a transfer with Spurs in the amount of €18m. Christian #Eriksen's agent (M.Schoots) are in Milano with one of his lawyers to fix the last details of the contract with #Inter. Total agreement until 2024 with nerazzurri,...
Cartilage Free Captain Jan 16, 2020
Done Deal: Jack Clarke loaned to QPR through season’s end

Done Deal: Jack Clarke loaned to QPR through season’s end

Photo by Action Foto Sport/NurPhoto via As expected! Hopefully he plays. It’s done! As expected, one of the newest Tottenham Hotspur signings is heading back out on loan. The club announced today that Jack Clarke is heading to QPR in the Championship until the end of the season. Jack Clarke has joined @QPR on loan until the end of the season.Best of luck, Jack! #THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/3k5BS7omit— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 16, 2020 At QPR he’ll be joining fellow Spurs loanee Luke Amos, and will be competing for minutes with Spurs target Eberechi...
Cartilage Free Captain Jan 16, 2020
Wheeler Dealer Radio: #TangGang

Wheeler Dealer Radio: #TangGang

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Sure, Spurs lost to Liverpool but have you heard about this Tanganga kid? Tottenham Hotspur had two really good performances in a row? Is that allowed? The guys are back to break down our performances against Liverpool and Middlesbrough. But most importantly we’re here to talk Tanganga! TANGANGA! TANGANGA! TANG GANG LET’S GOOOOOOOO! Also we talk about our new transfers and the Jorge Mendes Industrial Complex. Join us, wont you? WE’RE ON ITUNES! CHECK US OUT! LEAVE A REVIEW! Or we’ll rehire Tim Sherwood or something. Also...
Cartilage Free Captain Jan 16, 2020
The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Thursday, January 16

The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Thursday, January 16

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Sing it, if you must Hey, everyone! Above is forward Rianna Dean, who has four goals in 13 matches this season. Ramble of the Day Hopefully, this will not be true forever, but I have yet to see Cats. Being the most epic disaster of a film in recent memory, it’s a must-watch for me, enjoyer of total trash, but I digress. It would have been fun to see it in a theater, if only so my younger sister could make fun of Jason Derulo out loud, with an audience. It’s not just because he’s the most shocking member of the cast (for me,...
Cartilage Free Captain Jan 15, 2020
Done Deal: Tottenham announce Gedson Fernandes loan signing

Done Deal: Tottenham announce Gedson Fernandes loan signing

Photo by Gualter Fatia/ He’s here for the next 18 months, with an option to purchase next summer. It’s in the bag! Tottenham Hotspur announced their first signing of the January 2020 transfer window, with 21-year old Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes arriving for an 18 month loan. ✍️ We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement for the 18-month loan of Gedson Fernandes from Benfica with an option to make the transfer permanent. #BemVindoGedson ⚪️ #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 15, 2020 As mentioned before, this signing is more of a...
Cartilage Free Captain Jan 15, 2020
According to the Football Money League, Tottenham is now London’s richest club

According to the Football Money League, Tottenham is now London’s richest club

Photo by Dan Istitene/ Sit down, Arsenal and Chelsea! Spurs’ record profits are announced in Deloitte Football Money League’s 2020 Report. Today, Deloitte released their annual Football Money League report. Most commentators will focus on Barcelona’s rise to becoming the first club to eclipse €800m in annual revenue, their first time on top, but most readers here will be excited for different reasons. Tottenham Hotspur, our beloved club, continued their meteoric financial rise to post an annual profit of €521.1m in the 2018/19 season. This is notable for several reasons. First,...
Cartilage Free Captain Jan 15, 2020
The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Wednesday, January 15

The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Wednesday, January 15

Photo by Tim Goode/PA Images via A pipe dream? Hey, Hoddlers! The front page is just a selection of pictures of Érik Lamela, which is a most lovely achievement. Ramble of the Day Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær is a dreamer, it seems — a measured one, if that’s possible. Ole on challenging for the league next season: “That’s the aim, of course. I’m not saying it’s a realistic one.” #mufc [BBC]— United Xtra (@utdxtra) January 14, 2020 He reminds me of the guidance counselors at my high school, who spent most of their time talking to students and their...
Cartilage Free Captain Jan 14, 2020
Tottenham 2-1 Middlesbrough: Lamela, Lo Celso lead Spurs to win in FA Cup third round

Tottenham 2-1 Middlesbrough: Lamela, Lo Celso lead Spurs to win in FA Cup third round

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via They had to hold on in the end, but Spurs are through in the cup. Spurs fans know that it can never truly be easy with Tottenham Hotspur This was the case again during Tuesday night’s FA Cup replay in North London. Spurs beat Middlesbrough 2-1 to advance to the fourth round of the competition, but their dominance should have resulted in a more impressive margin of victory. Giovani Lo Celso and Erik Lamela scored early, and Jose Mourinho’s side hung on after George Saville brought the visitors back into things with a late goal....
Cartilage Free Captain Jan 14, 2020
WATCH: Erik Lamela doubles Spurs’ lead with great individual goal

WATCH: Erik Lamela doubles Spurs’ lead with great individual goal

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via What a goal! Spurs have extended their lead over Middlesbrough to 2-0 thanks to the great individual work of Erik Lamela. The Argentine followed his fellow countryman Giovani Lo Celso on the scoresheet by winning possession high up the field, dribbling past a few players and toe-poking a lovely finish into the back of the net: Brilliant from Spurs midfielder Erik Lamela. The Argentine wins the ball back in midfield, charges forward into the box and slots home Tottenham Hotspur’s second as cool as you like!#THFC #COYS #TOTMID...
Cartilage Free Captain Jan 14, 2020
WATCH: Giovani Lo Celso gives Spurs early lead vs. Middlesbrough

WATCH: Giovani Lo Celso gives Spurs early lead vs. Middlesbrough

Photo by Justin Setterfield/ A great start for the home side. Tottenham have taken a very early lead against Middlesbrough in their FA Cup third round replay thanks to Giovani Lo Celso. The Argentine took advantage of a goalkeeper mistake to give his side the early advantage: Lo Celso goal for Spurs in the FA Cup. pic.twitter.com/M1OHSHqZUk— Molly (@FabFoden) January 14, 2020 Despite the error being a big helping hand, Lo Celso did well to keep his cool in front of goal and slot in his finish. It’s his second goal for the club since joining on loan.
Cartilage Free Captain Jan 14, 2020
Tottenham’s Jack Clarke close to QPR loan

Tottenham’s Jack Clarke close to QPR loan

Photo by Alex Dodd - CameraSport via He’d join a squad that already features fellow Hotspur Luke Amos. Jack Clarke has already returned to Spurs from his disastrous loan to Leeds United, his old club, but it looks as though he’s set to head back out to the Championship for the rest of the season. If the Evening Standard is correct, he’ll be staying in London as Tottenham Hotspur is close to an agreement with Queens Park Rangers for a loan to the end of the season. We’ve talked a lot about how screwed up Clarke’s loan back at Leeds was this season — he was the odd man out...
Cartilage Free Captain Jan 14, 2020
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Middlesbrough: FA Cup match thread & how to watch

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Middlesbrough: FA Cup match thread & how to watch

Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/ It was so fun the first time that they decided to do it again. Ironically, the best Tottenham Hotspur has looked in a few weeks came in a loss. Saturday’s defeat against Liverpool felt a bit like a missed opportunity, but it should be something that the team can build from going forward. At this point, even moral victories might count for something, as everything has felt like a struggle since the end of November. Tuesday Spurs get a rematch against Middlesbrough in the Third Round of the FA Cup. After drawing 1-1 last week, the teams will meet again...

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