2:01 PM EST, Tue December 10, 2019
2 hours ago
Tottenham keeper Brandon Austin signs new professional contract

Tottenham keeper Brandon Austin signs new professional contract

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via The academy graduate will be at Spurs through 2022. Contract extension news! Tottenham Hotspur announced today that 20-year old goalkeeper and academy graduate Brandon Austin has signed a new contract that runs through 2022. ✍️ We are delighted to announce that young goalkeeper Brandon Austin has signed a new contract with the Club, which will run until 2022.#THFC ⚪️ #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 10, 2019 Austin has been around for a while, though he has yet to make his first team debut with the...
6 hours ago
Tottenham 5-0 Burnley: player ratings to the theme of condiments

Tottenham 5-0 Burnley: player ratings to the theme of condiments

Photo by Alexandra Schuler/picture alliance via Spurs played a great match on Saturday, so let’s ignore all that and argue instead. After the beginning of the Premier League season, which was full of angst, ennui, and terrible results, it’s nice that Tottenham Hotspur can go out and just play another club off the pitch now and then. Spurs rolled to a comprehensive 5-0 win over Burnley on Saturday at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium — Harry Kane scored a brace, with additional goals from Lucas Moura, Moussa Sissoko, and Son Heung-Min (though truthfully, Sonny’s goal should count for...
7 hours ago
Wheeler Dealer Radio — Getting it together

Wheeler Dealer Radio — Getting it together

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Ahead of a dead-rubber in Germany, the lads discuss Spurs’ dismantling of Burnley. Tottenham recovered nicely from the loss against United to beat the living daylights out of Burnley. We discuss the tactical changes Mourinho made, Harry Kane’s very good day, and one of the best goals you’ll ever see. Join us, won’t you? WE’RE ON ITUNES! CHECK US OUT! LEAVE A REVIEW! Or we’ll rehire Tim Sherwood or something. Also you can listen to us on the app of your choice by using our XML feed. And if you can’t figure out how to...
11 hours ago
The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Tuesday, December 10

The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Tuesday, December 10

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Chicken fries, expectation, and reality Hi, all! That’s midfielder Chloe Peplow above. She’s currently in the middle of her first season with Spurs. Ramble of the Day When I was younger, I was a frequent customer at Burger King. At first, I was attracted to the toys but the chicken nuggets and french fries that always accompanied the toys won me over. It became part of a lifelong love of the combination, even as I grew older and considered myself too old for chicken nuggets. Still, I remained part of the prime audience when...
Dec 9, 2019
Teenage Burnley fan ejected from Saturday’s Tottenham match after racism allegations

Teenage Burnley fan ejected from Saturday’s Tottenham match after racism allegations

Photo by Shaun Botterill/ A kid made a stupid mistake. This is a teaching moment. Burnley Football Club released an official statement today, notifying the public of an incident of alleged racism by a Clarets supporter during Tottenham Hotspur’s 5-0 win over the Clarets on Saturday. According to a statement, a 13-year old Burnley supporter was ejected by stewards from the away section at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after making “an alleged racist gesture” at Spurs forward Son Heung-Min. Both clubs are fully cooperating in the investigation; the teenager was removed from the...
Dec 9, 2019
Expect more youth players to get loans under Mourinho, but not Troy Parrott

Expect more youth players to get loans under Mourinho, but not Troy Parrott

Photo by IAN KINGTON/AFP via More changes to the overall system. Tottenham Hotspur under José Mourinho continues to be a work-in-progress as the Portuguese manager is changing the way operations are handled from top to bottom. Spurs are enjoying their best run of form in a long time, having won four of the last five matches and scoring 16 goals in the process. More importantly, Spurs locked up a berth in the knockout rounds in the UEFA Champions League with one match to play, meaning some of the youth players are going to get a chance to play on the biggest stage in Munich this week,...
Dec 9, 2019
Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua wants to hold his next fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua wants to hold his next fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Photo by Richard Heathcote/ Joshua wants to return to London for his next title fight, and Tottenham looks like it’s high on the list of potential venues. This isn’t a boxing blog, but even I knew about Saturday’s world heavyweight match between Watford native Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz. This was a rematch of Ruiz’s stunning upset victory back in June, where he won the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO titles off of Joshua in a 7th round TKO, becoming the first Mexican-American boxer to become world heavyweight champion. That first fight ranked up there with Buster Douglas’ knockout of...
Dec 9, 2019
The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Monday, December 9

The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Monday, December 9

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via A tired rambler Hello, all! In case you wanted to know, I very much support getting pictures of your dogs with Santa. Ramble of the Day It’s 9:22p on a Sunday night, and tonight would’ve been a good night to complain about crossover events, except I already did that. I was reminded because I saw a tweet about a five episode crossover event (!) right before I started this ramble, which is the only reason why I brought it up (and that I did complain about it lightly just a couple of hours ago). It’s that I’ve run out of ramble...
Dec 7, 2019
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Burnley: match thread & how to watch

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Burnley: match thread & how to watch

Photo by Clive Brunskill/ Spurs look to rebound after the first loss of the Mourinho era. Wednesday’s loss at Manchester United was disappointing on a variety of levels for Tottenham Hotspur. After three straight wins to open up his tenure, manager Jose Mourinho suffered his first defeat at the hands of his former club. Some of the positive feelings and momentum following the change at the top quickly dissipated as Spurs seemed to revert to their old form. Saturday brings an opportunity for some of that to be remedied. Burnley is a solidly mid-table side who has not taken any points...
Dec 6, 2019
Tottenham announce plans to increase new stadium capacity

Tottenham announce plans to increase new stadium capacity

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Movin’ on up. The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is already larger than Arsenal’s home ground, The Emirates. Now Spurs want to make it (marginally) even bigger. Today the club announced that it has submitted an application to the local council to increase the stadium capacity by an additional 241 seats. The Club is pleased to confirm that we have submitted an application to Haringey Council to increase the official capacity of our stadium to 62,303.In the event that this application is successful, we shall be offering new seats as...
Dec 6, 2019
Report: Mourinho will not be given big money for January transfers

Report: Mourinho will not be given big money for January transfers

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via No warchest for the Special one. If you were hoping for Tottenham Hotspur to make a big splash in the January transfer window, best reorient your expectations. Writing for the Evening Standard, Dan Kilpatrick reports that Spurs manager Jose Mourinho will not be given substantial transfer funds for a squad overhaul in January. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that there won’t be incomings or outgoings. This is mostly what we all expected to hear anyway. The January transfer market is weird and usually way overvalued, and it’s...
Dec 6, 2019
Team news: Tottenham injury situation unchanged ahead of Burnley match

Team news: Tottenham injury situation unchanged ahead of Burnley match

Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via No new injuries, but nobody’s come back either. The matches are starting to come thick and fast with the coming of the congested holiday fixture period. To that end, Spurs released their usual team news report ahead of Jose Mourinho’s press conference and this Saturday’s Premier League match against Burnley. The news is basically unchanged — Tottenham Hotspur are without four players against Burnley, and yes, they are exactly the players you think they are. TEAM NEWS: @Ben_Davies33 (ankle) @ErikLamela (hamstring) Hugo...
Dec 6, 2019
The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Friday, December 6

The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Friday, December 6

Photo by Morgan Harlow/ Tabs and windows Hello, all! There’s an image out from Taika Waititi’s football movie, Next Goal Wins: First look at Michael Fassbender in Taika Waititi’s soccer comedy NEXT GOAL WINS... which he *just* started shooting pic.twitter.com/sdxlzNkEV5— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) December 4, 2019 Ramble of the Day Let’s end the week with a quick question: If you’re on your computer (and heck, even if you’re on your phone web browser), how many tabs do you have open right now? (This includes all windows open.) I have seven tabs open right now, in...
Dec 5, 2019
Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham: player ratings to the theme of Ken Burns documentaries

Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham: player ratings to the theme of Ken Burns documentaries

Photo by Ben Gabbe/ for Skiff Mountain Films In which we pan certain players and scan over their performance. It took me a while, but I finally got through Ken Burns’ documentary series Country Music, the latest film in his opus of films on American history, and one I had been anticipating for a while. And as I thought about it, it seemed to me that Ken Burns would make a pretty good ratings theme for Tottenham Hotspur players. Even after a dumb loss to Manchester United. So here’s the thing: there really aren’t any bad Ken Burns documentaries. They’re all exceptionally well made...
Dec 5, 2019
Vincent Janssen has an “El Toro” celebration at Monterrey

Vincent Janssen has an “El Toro” celebration at Monterrey

Photo by Alfredo Lopez/Jam Media/ This is a Vincent Janssen blog now. Vincent Janssen is no longer a player at Tottenham Hotspur, but darned if we’re not still totally enamored with him and his game here at Cartilage Free Captain. The Dutch striker never quite fit in under Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs and was sold to Liga MX side Monterrey this summer after basically being banished to the U23s for a couple of years, although he had a brief resurgence at the end of last season when Spurs were hobbled by injuries. And since his move to Mexico, he’s done really, really well! Janssen...