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Cartilage Free Captain 3 hours ago
Harry Kane: Tottenham need “more maturity” after disappointing Champions League draw

Harry Kane: Tottenham need “more maturity” after disappointing Champions League draw

Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/ You tell ‘em, Harry! Mauricio Pochettino isn’t the only person at Tottenham Hotspur who is frustrated with Spurs’ 2-2 draw at Olympiacos in the Champions League on Wednesday — Harry Kane has also had it. Tottenham’s star striker and vice captain said he sympathized with Pochettino’s exasperated comments to the press after last night’s match in Athens, saying Spurs have to get over it and stop making dumb mistakes. “That’s the hard part to get your head around because we’re not young any more, we’re not inexperienced. We’ve played in...
Cartilage Free Captain 3 hours ago
Team news: two Tottenham players unavailable for Leicester match

Team news: two Tottenham players unavailable for Leicester match

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon (don’t) come on down! Team news is out for this weekend’s Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leciester City at the King Power Stadium, and it’s good news — slowly but surely, Tottenham Hotspur are getting healthier. Only two players are out of contention for selection on Saturday, but they’re two of Tottenham’s new signings. TEAM NEWS: @LoCelsoGiovani (hip) – continuing on-field rehabilitation. @RyanSessegnon (hamstring) – monitoring progress and continuing...
Cartilage Free Captain 10 hours ago
The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Thursday, September 19

The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Thursday, September 19

Photo by MB Media/ More footballers, more music. Hey, everyone! Feel free to caption the above. (I won’t.) Ramble of the Day I’ve been doing this a while, so I know most, if not all of you, are going to be in the comments chatting about yesterday’s match. I can’t stop you, nor do I care to; it’s probably the most reasonable thing for all of you to discuss. Regardless, I have to fill this space somehow, though, so I’ll do a video dump of sorts. Did you know that there are two different footballer-related music videos I’ve been sitting on? Let’s start with the good...
Cartilage Free Captain 17 hours ago
Olympiacos 2-2 Tottenham: Four Things We Learned

Olympiacos 2-2 Tottenham: Four Things We Learned

Photo by Milos Bicanski/ Spurs need to play better football, and is there something wrong with Harry? Tottenham Hotspur went to Athens on Wednesday to open their account in the new Champions League season. While they were able to avoid losing, something that both Liverpool and Chelsea managed to do on Tuesday, Spurs didn’t play especially well against Olympiacos. Spurs went up 2-0 in the first half but let the home side back into the match by conceding two goals and left Greece with a 2-2 draw that probably feels a lot more disappointing than it really is. There’s certainly no...
Cartilage Free Captain 19 hours ago
Pochettino “very disappointed” with Tottenham’s Champions League draw vs. Olympiacos

Pochettino “very disappointed” with Tottenham’s Champions League draw vs. Olympiacos

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Tottenham Hotspur went to Athens for the first match in their 2019-20 Champions League campaign against Olympiacos, but it didn’t work out the way they were hoping. Harry Kane scored from the penalty spot and Lucas Moura leathered a ball into the back of the net in the first half, but conceded just before halftime. After Jan Vertonghen’s foul in the box led to an equalizing penalty for the Greek side, Spurs escaped with a 2-2 draw. Spurs looked listless and poor for much of the match, and afterwards Mauricio Pochettino did not...
Cartilage Free Captain 21 hours ago
Olympiacos 2-2 Tottenham: Spurs relinquish two-goal lead to draw Champions League opener

Olympiacos 2-2 Tottenham: Spurs relinquish two-goal lead to draw Champions League opener

Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/ Spurs had to settle for a point after a contentious match in Athens. Tottenham Hotspur’s 2019/20 Champions League campaign is underway, and it’s started with a draw that could’ve been more. Spurs had a 2-0 advantage at one point, but they couldn’t hold onto their lead as they drew 2-2 with Olympiacos in Athens. The Greeks showed that they won’t be pushovers in Group B. FULL-TIME: It ends all square in Athens.#UCL ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/6GzUET9oHW— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 18, 2019 Mauricio Pochettino decided to...
Cartilage Free Captain 23 hours ago
WATCH: Lucas Moura picks up where he left off for Spurs in Champions League

WATCH: Lucas Moura picks up where he left off for Spurs in Champions League

Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/ What a goal! Tottenham Hotspur are back in the Champions League, which can only mean one thing: Lucas Moura is back to doing amazing things. The Brazilian made it 2-0 against Olympiacos in Spurs’ first match in this year’s UCL with a fantastic strike from outside the box after Harry Kane’s opening penalty. Olympiakos 0-2 Tottenham - Lucas Moura goal pic.twitter.com/XDeZQPxMMp— Astro (@Astrofussball) September 18, 2019 After last season’s heroics to get Spurs to the final, Lucas has picked up right where he left off. That’s a very...
Cartilage Free Captain Sep 18, 2019
Olympiacos vs. Tottenham: Champions League match thread & how to watch

Olympiacos vs. Tottenham: Champions League match thread & how to watch

Photo by Louisa Gouliamaki/EuroFootball/ Last season Spurs were a crap penalty away from Champions League glory. The new campaign starts now in Piraeus. The Champions League! The biggest and best club competition in the world, and one that Spurs have become intimately familiar with the past three seasons. Last year, Tottenham Hotspur rode exquisite performances heart-stopping drama to the Champions League final, where their luck ran out 26 seconds into the match against Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano. But, as the saying goes, we go again. Spurs did enough to qualify for the...
Cartilage Free Captain Sep 18, 2019
The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Wednesday, September 18

The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Wednesday, September 18

Photo by Action Foto Sport/NurPhoto via Bad bagel commercial Hi, everyone! Above is midfielder Rachel Furness, who scored Spurs’ game winner against Liverpool over the weekend. She’s on a season-long loan from Reading, and is a Northern Ireland international. Ramble of the Day Sometimes, a ramble topic comes to you, and in this case, it means I start by sharing an advertisement for Philadelphia cream cheese. There’s no debate. This is a bagel. Period. What elsewould you turn into a bagel? #BagelThat#PutPhillyOnIt pic.twitter.com/gEpO8JWs1I— PHILADELPHIA (@LoveMyPhilly)...
Cartilage Free Captain Sep 17, 2019
Tottenham confirm who’s in and out ahead of Champions League match with Olympiacos

Tottenham confirm who’s in and out ahead of Champions League match with Olympiacos

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via No real surprises here. Tottenham Hotspur have traveled to Greece ahead of their opening match in the UEFA Champions League with Olympiacos. As is customary about 24 hours ahead of a match, the club has released an update on who is injured. In short: Nothing’s really changed. TEAM NEWS:@JuanMFoyth (ankle): remains at the Training Centre having just returned to full training@LoCelsoGiovani (hip): early stages of rehabilitation@RyanSessegnon (hamstring): undergoing assessment after reporting irritation with previous hamstring...
Cartilage Free Captain Sep 17, 2019
Lloris: I could end my career in USA

Lloris: I could end my career in USA

Photo by Julian Finney/ Tottenham’s club captain says he’s happy in London, but that he likely won’t end his career there. Hugo Lloris wears two armbands — one for club as captain of Tottenham Hotspur, and the other for country, as captain of France’s national team. He’s had an outstanding and laudable career in goal for both teams, helping take Spurs to the Champions League final last May and lifting the World Cup trophy with France the previous summer. But while goalkeepers age differently than outfield players, Lloris is now 32 years old and can see that the end of his...
Cartilage Free Captain Sep 17, 2019
How will Tottenham Hotspur line up against Olympiacos?

How will Tottenham Hotspur line up against Olympiacos?

Photo by Maxim Romanov\TASS via Tottenham’s first Champions League match is a tricky away tie against a team undefeated in qualifying. Olympiacos are not favorites to make it out of UEFA Champions League Group B, but you won’t find much more difficult away atmospheres than the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium. Unfortunately, that’s the test Tottenham Hotspur have in their first Champions League match of the 2019-20 campaign. The Thrylos finished second in the Greek Super League last season, five points behind champions PAOK, but went 19-2-3 at home in all competitions last season,...
Cartilage Free Captain Sep 17, 2019
The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Tuesday, September 17

The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Tuesday, September 17

Photo by Action Foto Sport/NurPhoto via A journey in dislike. Hi, all! At the top of the Hoddle today is Becky Spencer, who you might be able to tell is a goalkeeper. This is her first season with Spurs, arriving from ... West Ham. She came up through the ... Arsenal academy. Ramble of the Day Like at least a few of you, I was watching Watford-Arsenal over the weekend. Before the result got truly enjoyable, I spent quite a bit of time thinking (out loud, mostly) about Watford’s home kit for a couple of reasons. For the sake of the ramble, the most pertinent reason is that I don’t...
Cartilage Free Captain Sep 16, 2019
The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Monday, September 16

The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Monday, September 16

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Randomness in a ramble. Hi, everyone! This is going to be the first week where I split the Hoddle’s lead image between the men’s and women’s teams. Since the men returned from the international break, they’ll be kicking things off. Ramble of the Day I’m doing a rapid free write of sorts: I’m giving myself the 15 minute halftime interval of Sky Blue FC-Chicago Red Stars to do it, and I’ll only stop if the match comes back, I’ve reached a certain number of words, or if I’ve been interrupted. Only time will tell! I...
Cartilage Free Captain Sep 15, 2019
Tottenham Women 1-0 Liverpool: Furness penalty the difference as Spurs get first WSL win

Tottenham Women 1-0 Liverpool: Furness penalty the difference as Spurs get first WSL win

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Tottenham got a penalty from Rachel Furness against a ten-woman Reds side. Tottenham Hotspur Women made their home debut at The Hive in Barnet against Liverpool Women hoping to not only get their first WSL points of the season, but also their first WSL goal. And they got both! Rachel Furness scored from the spot after being taken out in the box in the first half. Liverpool later had a player sent off for hauling down Rosella Ayane and Spurs earned their first WSL points with a 1-0 home win. Tottenham rotated in a few new players for...
Cartilage Free Captain Sep 15, 2019
Spurs Women vs. Liverpool: match thread & how to watch

Spurs Women vs. Liverpool: match thread & how to watch

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Buoyed by a good performance at Chelsea, Spurs will try to dispatch Liverpool in their home opener. Last week, Tottenham Hotspur surprised many by losing only narrowly to Chelesa in their first ever WSL match at Stamford Bridge, by the score of 1-0. It was a loss, but an encouraging one as Spurs showed that they can hang with even the best teams in the Women’s Super League on their day. Spurs got good performances out of Rachel Furness, Kit Graham, and Gemma Davison in the loss. Today, they play their first league match at their...
Cartilage Free Captain Sep 14, 2019
David Beckham: “I wish I could play for Tottenham!”

David Beckham: “I wish I could play for Tottenham!”

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC via No thanks Becks, you’re old now. If you watched Tottenham Hotspur’s comprehensive 4-0 win over Crystal Palace in north London today, then you probably saw one of several times when the camera lingered over David Beckham. Becks was in attendance at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, but it wasn’t clear exactly why. Possibly he was scouting one or more players for the inaugural season of Inter Miami in MLS next year. Or, he might have just been there to watch a football match in the best stadium in England. Either way, he apparently came away very...
Cartilage Free Captain Sep 14, 2019
Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Crystal Palace: Community Player Ratings

Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Crystal Palace: Community Player Ratings

Photo by Julian Finney/ Spanked ‘em! Finally, Tottenham Hotspur played an opponent off the park! After four weeks of angst and mediocre performances, Spurs turned on the offense and whipped the s—t out of Crystal Palace, putting four past the Eagles in the first half and going on to win 4-0. Time to rate the players, and rating is always more fun when you win big. The usual rules apply: rate the players (and Mauricio Pochettino) from 1-10, with 1 being the worst and 10 being the best. Remember — use 0 only for players who you think does not deserve a rating because they didn’t...
Cartilage Free Captain Sep 14, 2019
Tottenham Hotspur 4 - 0 Crystal Palace: Spurs bury Eagles in first half onslaught

Tottenham Hotspur 4 - 0 Crystal Palace: Spurs bury Eagles in first half onslaught

Photo by Julian Finney/ More of this please! Tottenham Hotspur picked up all three points at home with an emphatic 4-0 victory over visiting Crystal Palace Saturday afternoon. Spurs made one change from the Arsenal match, bringing in Serge Aurier to start at right fullback. Dele and Tanguy Ndombele both made the bench as they work towards full fitness. With Champions League starting midweek, it made sense to save them before heading to Greece to take on Olympiacos. Spurs fired out of the gate as if they had a point to prove in this match, getting a shot on target 45 seconds into the...
Cartilage Free Captain Sep 14, 2019
WATCH: Son Heung-Min opens scoring against Crystal Palace with lovely goal

WATCH: Son Heung-Min opens scoring against Crystal Palace with lovely goal

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via What a start. Tottenham Hotspur have gotten off to a great start today against Crystal Palace at home. Spurs have taken a 1-0 lead just 10 minutes into the match through the brilliance of Son Heung-Min. The South Korean star notched his first goal of the season in some style, taking a long ball over the top in stride, cutting onto his weaker left foot and slotting home a clever finish. Here’s a look: SONNY pic.twitter.com/I1vQKEuX7Z— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) September 14, 2019 While the finish was something...

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