9:49 AM EST, Mon January 20, 2020
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Watford 0-0 Tottenham: Player ratings to the theme of American national pizza chains

Watford 0-0 Tottenham: Player ratings to the theme of American national pizza chains

Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via To our non-American listeners: sorry. Also, get better pizza. Well, it wasn’t exactly a FUN match. Tottenham Hotspur went to Vicarage Road to face a surging Watford side and ended up with a 0-0 draw. Paulo Gazzaniga made a heroic penalty save in the second half, and Erik Lamela was literally millimeters away from winning the match late. Alas, it’s a point apiece, which Watford will probably like much more than Spurs will. Today let’s have some fun by using a controversial theme — pizza. Not just pizza, but American national pizza chains....
7 hours ago
The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Monday, January 20

The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Monday, January 20

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Worlds colliding Hello, all! The Australian Open is back! Here’s Andy Murray commenting on his mom Judy’s Instagram. Judy Murray posted this-So then Andy Murray posted this - pic.twitter.com/GbvHVppnLD— Emma Jane Bradshaw (@emmajbradshaw) January 15, 2020 Ramble of the Day Worlds colliding will never not be a fascinating event to me. (That can explain my Jozy Altidore ramble last week.) Now, for another entry in that category: Sylvester Stallone introducing Al Pacino to Guy Fieri. The meeting of the masters. The great...
Jan 19, 2020
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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,...
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...
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...
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,...
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...