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Tottenham Blog - Thu Jun 28 11:00 PM
Mousa Dembele would be the first player on the team-sheet for England in central midfield, according to Gary Neville. The former Manchester United defender was discussing the depth of the England and Belgium squads ahead of the Thursday night’s Group G meeting at the World Cup. Belgium won 1-0 th...
Cartilage Free Captain - Thu Jun 28 9:58 PM
England lost the tie in a dull match, but arguably have the easier path to the World Cup semifinals. England and Belgium went into the final group stage match of the World Cup knowing that the winner would take the group, but the loser might end up in the easier half of the knock-out bracket. Tha...
Tottenham Blog - Thu Jun 28 5:53 PM
Only three out of the eight available Tottenham stars have been handed a start for the final Group G game at the World Cup between England and Belgium. Kieran Trippier and Harry Kane have been rested by England manager Gareth Southgate, while Dele Alli isn’t risked. Eric Dier and Danny Rose come...
SBNation - Thu Jun 28 5:47 PM
San Antonio is reportedly engaging in trade discussions, and the Celtics and Lakers remain likely destinations. The San Antonio Spurs hoped they’d be able to keep the best player the franchise has had since Tim Duncan’s prime, but according to The New York Times ’ Marc Stein , the franchise is re...
Tottenham Blog - Thu Jun 28 4:30 PM
We’re just hours away from the final round of Group G fixtures at the World Cup, where England will take on Belgium. A number of Tottenham players are set to face each other in Kaliningrad. Kieran Trippier, Eric Dier, Danny Rose, Dele Alli and Harry Kane could all play a part for England, while J...
Cartilage Free Captain - Thu Jun 28 3:11 PM
The Golden Boot leader will get a breather. Remember that article I posted yesterday that suggested that Harry Kane was very likely to start in the World Cup Group G final group stage match against Belgium ? Well, forget all that. According to the Telegraph, Jamie Vardy will make his first World...
Cartilage Free Captain - Thu Jun 28 2:32 PM
Basically it seems to boil down to “no Toby, no Anthony.” According to the Manchester Evening News, the negotiations that could take Anthony Martial from Manchester United to Tottenham Hotspur could “rumble on and on” for the foreseeable future . MEN is reporting that United have rejected an appr...
SBNation - Thu Jun 28 1:23 PM
We have that and more in Thursday’s NBA newsletter. The Lakers have re-engaged the Spurs on a potential Kawhi Leonard deal in the run-up to NBA free agency Sunday at midnight , ESPN’s veritable Dream Team of Ramona Shelburne, Adrian Wojnarowski, and Brian Windhorst reported late Wednesday. The La...
Soccerlens - Thu Jun 28 1:05 PM
Tottenham submit bid for 20-goal star who would transform Pochettino's attack - originally posted on Sportslens.com Tottenham are hoping to sign the Nice forward Alassane Plea this summer. The Londoners are looking for a quality alternative to Harry Kane and Pochettino has identified the 25-year-...
Tottenham Blog - Thu Jun 28 1:00 PM
Tottenham are interested in signing Porto striker Moussa Marega, according to reports in Portugal. Marega scored 22 goals in 29 league appearances last season as Porto sealed the Portuguese top-flight title. The 27-year-old has been with Porto since 2016 but spent the 2016/17 campaign on loan wit...
Cartilage Free Captain - Thu Jun 28 12:40 PM
This match will either be AMAZING or the most boringest of matches. Not sure which. Well, for Tottenham Hotspur fans this is the World Cup holy grail: it’s a group stage clash that could potentially feature up to eight Spurs players, assuming all of them play. The reality of this match is that bo...
Tottenham Blog - Thu Jun 28 12:00 PM
Barcelona are considering a move for Russian midfielder Aleksandr Golovin, which could bring their pursuit of Christian Eriksen to an end, according to football.london. The La Liga champions were heavily linked with a move for Eriksen last summer when a deal for Philippe Coutinho looked difficult...
Cartilage Free Captain - Thu Jun 28 8:04 AM
Another batch of World Cup obituaries. Hi, people! Wednesday brought simple and complicated victories for many, and naturally, a few eliminations along the way. I’m writing another for South Korea, since it was a bit premature for me to have written one, and things have changed quite a bit since...
SBNation - Thu Jun 28 5:05 AM
Talks resume with NBA free agency period looming The NBA offseason is about to kick into high gear, and one of the top targets in the league is front and center. The Los Angeles Lakers re-engaged with the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday regarding star forward Kawhi Leonard , per a report from ESPN...
Tottenham Blog - Thu Jun 28 1:00 AM
Tottenham have made a bid for for Nice forward Alassane Plea, according to reports in France. Earlier this month, reports emerged claiming Spurs have lodged a £22 million offer for the France Under-21 international. And now, French outlet RMC (via Get French Football News) has echoed those report...
Tottenham Blog - Wed Jun 27 11:00 PM
If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know we love a good video of South Korean commentators going crazy for Heung-Min Son goals. And there have been plently to go crazy for over the last couple of seasons – Son has become one of Tottenham’s most consistent goalscorers behind Harry Kane. The 25-year...
Cartilage Free Captain - Wed Jun 27 10:08 PM
Both teams are hinting that they may rotate, but that rotation may not apply to the World Cup Golden Boot leader. Depending on how you look at it, there’s good news for England coming out of the Belgium camp today. According to BBC, Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku has been ruled out of Thursday’s G...
SBNation - Wed Jun 27 9:27 PM
Gregg Popovich is placing a ton of trust in his history-making assistant. Becky Hammon made history when she became the first female to become a salaried NBA assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs . Her work was validated Wednesday when the former WNBA all-star was promoted to the team’s top...
Soccerlens - Wed Jun 27 9:10 PM
22-yr-old expects Pochettino move for him, Spurs leading the chase - originally posted on Sportslens.com Tottenham are interested in signing the Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish this summer. The 22-year-old playmaker is prepared to quit his boyhood club after failing to secure promotion with...
Tottenham Blog - Wed Jun 27 7:00 PM
Tottenham are leading the race to sign Aston Villa star Jack Grealish after the midfielder was convinced to leave the Championship club by former England captain John Terry, according to the Mirror. Grealish has been heavily linked with a move to Spurs ever since Mauricio Pochettino allegedly ide...
Tottenham Blog - Wed Jun 27 6:00 PM
Heung-Min Son scored South Korea’s second goal in a historic 2-0 victory over Germany at the World Cup. Germany were eliminated after falling to the late defeat, with Sweden and Mexico progressing from Group F. South Korea had already crashed out after just two games following defeats to Sweden a...
Cartilage Free Captain - Wed Jun 27 5:22 PM
A historic win for South Korea, but it wasn’t enough for them to advance. It’s sort of a good-news-bad-news thing. South Korea , knowing that the needed to beat Germany to have any chance of escaping their World Cup group, did exactly that today in Kazan. Kim Young-Gwon tucked away a close range...
Soccerlens - Wed Jun 27 4:02 PM
Tottenham make enquiry for 27-yr-old, Brazilian could replace key star - originally posted on Sportslens.com Tottenham are interested in signing the Atalanta defender Rafael Toloi this summer. The 27-year-old has made a name for himself in Serie A and Mauricio Pochettino is keen on bringing him t...
Cartilage Free Captain - Wed Jun 27 3:05 PM
This seems weird! Happy Wednesday! Before the World Cup matches begin this morning/afternoon, let’s begin the day with another transfer rumor. If a report from French media outlet RMC is to believed, Spurs have launched a €26m bid for 25-year old Nice attacker Alessane Pléa. Interestingly, I can’...
Tottenham Blog - Wed Jun 27 1:00 PM
Harry Kane will start for England against Belgium despite suggestions he could be rested for the final group game, according to multiple reports. The Tottenham striker currently leads the goalscoring charts at the World Cup after finding the net five times in England’s opening two games, includin...
Tottenham Blog - Wed Jun 27 12:00 PM
Ryan Sessegnon has agreed terms on a new contract with Fulham, according to the Times. Tottenham have reportedly been chasing Sessegnon since he broke into Fulham’s first-team at the age of 16. The 18-year-old established himself as a regular at Craven Cottage last season, moving from left-back t...
Cartilage Free Captain - Wed Jun 27 12:00 PM
Groups C & D, you had your chance, It’s E & F’s turn now. Two weeks gone, can you believe it? The final round of the World Cup group stages continues with groups E & F, and there’s still a lot of drama and potential for excitement in both of these groups. Brazil , Switzerland and Serbia are battl...
Cartilage Free Captain - Wed Jun 27 7:50 AM
More planes leaving several western Russian cities. Hello, Hoddlers! I have had to file the Argentina obituary for later, but worry not, I have some others. Ramble of the Day Peru’s headline making victory allowed them to leave Russia on a high, but it came at the expense of Australia, who will a...
Tottenham Blog - Wed Jun 27 1:00 AM
Tottenham are interested in signing Colombia playmaker Juan Fernando Quintero, according to reports in Argentina. Quintero, who is currently on loan at Argentinian club River Plate from Porto, has been one of the breakout starts at the World Cup finals in Russia. The 25-year-old deputised for the...
Tottenham Blog - Tue Jun 26 11:00 PM
Inter Milan hope Tottenham will accept a cash-plus-player offer for Mousa Dembele, according to reports in Italy. Dembele has just one year left on his contract with Spurs and is expected to leave the club this summer. Clubs in Italy and China have been heavily linked with a move for the midfield...
Tottenham Blog - Tue Jun 26 7:00 PM
Tottenham have made enquiries about the availability of Liverpool striker Danny Ings, according to the Mirror. Ings was originally linked with Spurs before he joined Liverpool in 2015 when his contract was set to expire at Burnley. He ended up choosing Merseyside over north London, but injuries h...
Cartilage Free Captain - Tue Jun 26 6:11 PM
Take THAT, kids! Oh look — another day and another interesting and mildly controversial interview from Danny Rose ! This time, it’s a talk with Sky Sports where Danny said that he wouldn’t encourage children to pursue a career in professional football , and hinted that “pressure” and “politics” a...
Tottenham Blog - Tue Jun 26 5:00 PM
Dele Alli will be the next Tottenham star to sign a new, improved contract with Tottenham, according to football.london. Mauricio Pochettino and Harry Kane have both agreed terms on new deals this summer and a number of the club’s key players are expected to follow suit in the comings weeks. Hugo...
Tottenham Blog - Tue Jun 26 1:00 PM
Paul Merson has urged England manager Gareth Southgate to recall Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier to his starting line-up for Thursday’s World Cup clash with Belgium. Jordan Henderson was preferred to Dier in the holding midfield role for England’s opening games against Tunisia and Panama, while Ky...
Cartilage Free Captain - Tue Jun 26 12:27 PM
Time to wrap up Groups C & D, and that includes a match by our sweet Danish prince. Yesterday was an exciting day of football that ended up being pretty predictable. The four teams we expected to qualify out of Groups A and B did so, but just in a different order. Spain went from nearly being eli...
Tottenham Blog - Tue Jun 26 12:00 PM
Tottenham are one of five clubs chasing Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic this summer, according to reports in Spain. Spurs have been linked with a move for Kovacic on a number of occasions over the last couple of years. The Croatian joined Madrid from Inter Milan in the summer of 2015 – he ha...
Cartilage Free Captain - Tue Jun 26 7:30 AM
Thanks for the memories, Iran. Hey, everyone! Iran are the next team to leave Russia, and I am way less happy about it than I am about Poland. Ramble of the Day The unsettled Group B brought Monday’s lone World Cup elimination, with Iran having drawn the shortest stick. The team was emblematic of...
Tottenham Blog - Tue Jun 26 1:00 AM
Tottenham have been regularly scouting French defender Junior Kingue, according to reports in France. Kingue, 19, currently plays for Brazilian club Santos, who he joined from Atletico Paranense following an endorsement from Brazil legend Pele. That’s according to a report form Sport Witness, whi...
Cartilage Free Captain - Tue Jun 26 12:21 AM
And he should know! On Thursday, England will face Belgium in the final match of Group G, a match that will determine which of the two teams will top the group and which will finish second. The match will also reunite several Tottenham teammates, but this time against each other. England and Belg...
Tottenham Blog - Mon Jun 25 11:00 PM
Arsene Wenger has suggested Eric Dier should be in England’s starting line-up ahead of former Tottenham defender Kyle Walker at the World Cup. Jordan Henderson was preferred to Dier in the holding midfield role for England’s opening games against Tunisia and Panama, while Walker has started on th...
Tottenham Blog - Mon Jun 25 7:00 PM
Dele Alli has trained with the rest of the England squad ahead of Thursday’s meeting with Belgium despite being labelled doubtful with a thigh strain. The Tottenham star was substituted during England’s first group game against Tunisia, which the Three Lions won 2-1 thanks to Harry Kane’s brace....
Tottenham Blog - Mon Jun 25 5:13 PM
Areas of Tottenham’s new stadium have been designed to allow safe standing in case the law changes in the future. MPs are set to debate whether football fans should be allowed to stand while watching their team play if they wish to do so. And Spurs have ensured their new 62, 000-capacity stadium...
Cartilage Free Captain - Mon Jun 25 4:48 PM
The 24-year-old wants to leave Madrid, maybe Daniel Levy can buy him a plane ticket? There is no question that Tottenham Hotspur need to buy a midfielder this summer. Mousa Dembele is reportedly on his way out of the club, Harry Winks’ injury history is concerning, and Moussa Sissoko just isn’t v...
Cartilage Free Captain - Mon Jun 25 3:24 PM
After resting against Panama, it looks as though Dele may be fit in time for Thursday’s match. Tottenham Hotspur and England midfielder Dele Alli has returned to training ahead of the final game in the World Cup group stages. Dele picked up a minor thigh strain during England’s first match, a 2-1...
Cartilage Free Captain - Mon Jun 25 2:16 PM
The final round of the group stage starts now! We’ve been in a predictable pattern for the past two weeks in the World Cup : three games a day, at three separate times. That changes starting today. It’s the last round of the group stages, and to prevent collusion between teams, each group plays i...
Tottenham Blog - Mon Jun 25 1:00 PM
Toby Alderweireld hopes Belgium’s defenders will have an advantage over England striker Harry Kane when the nations meet on Thursday. Belgium and England both won their opening Group G games against Tunisia and Panama, qualifying for the Round of 16 of the World Cup in the process. Kane has score...
Tottenham Blog - Mon Jun 25 12:00 PM
Harry Kane isn’t keen on the idea of being rested against Belgium as he guns for the Golden Boot but will accept any decision made by England manager Gareth Southgate. The Tottenham star scored a hat-trick during England’s 6-1 win over Panama on Sunday, including two penalties and a deflected eff...
The Fighting Cock - Mon Jun 25 8:29 AM
Smashing Panama, Alli out, Loftus Cheek in, the role of the press, the mess that is Argentina, football is coming home and we reveal Vedran Corluka's age.
Cartilage Free Captain - Mon Jun 25 7:30 AM
I have no respect for the dead. Hello, everyone. Saving Hoddles for the weekdays meant the obituaries piled up over the weekend, so I am about to throw five at you. Today’s music recommendation if you find yourself getting misty-eyed: The Fray’s “How to Save a Life.” Ramble of the Day As Friday’s...
Cartilage Free Captain - Sun Jun 24 8:24 PM
The World Cup scoring leader is irreplaceable. Harry Kane is now the World Cup ’s leading goal scorer heading into the third round of group stage matches. Kane scored a hat trick in England’s 6-1 pounding of Panama, and according to England manager Gareth Southgate, he’s poised to take his place...
Cartilage Free Captain - Sun Jun 24 3:27 PM
They all count! Harry Kane entered today’s World Cup match between England and Panama with two goals, two behind Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo in the race for the Golden Boot. He left the game in the 66th minute as the Golden Boot leader, scoring a hat trick as England...
Cartilage Free Captain - Sun Jun 24 1:00 PM
Here’s your open thread for the OTHER World Cup matches on today. England-Panama may be over, but there are still two other matches to watch today. Here’s your open thread for Japan vs. Senegal and Poland vs. Colombia! The games and how to watch: Japan vs. Senegal — 11 am ET, 4 pm BST TV: FOX (US...
Soccerlens - Sun Jun 24 10:15 AM
Tottenham must act quickly as club make £35m offer for summer target - originally posted on Sportslens.com According to reports from Italian media outlet Calcio Mercato, Marseille have submitted a €40 million (£35 million) offer to sign Fiorentina’s highly rated striker Giovanni Simeone. The 22-y...
Cartilage Free Captain - Sun Jun 24 10:00 AM
Harry Kane and the Three Lions are a win away from qualifying for the Round of 16. England take on Panama today in the World Cup! Harry Kane has scored two goals for the Three Lions, but needs to bang in at least a couple more to keep pace with the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Cristiano Ronaldo in...
Soccerlens - Sun Jun 24 8:48 AM
Man Utd and Tottenham boosted as target confirms he wants out: "I am not happy when I don't play" - originally posted on Sportslens.com Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur have been put on transfer alert by Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic. The 24-year-old has told Spanish media outlet Ma...
Soccerlens - Sun Jun 24 6:12 AM
Manchester United want Tottenham to lower their asking price for key target - originally posted on Sportslens.com Manchester United are still keen to lure Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld, however they want the Lilywhites to lower the price. Spurs are reportedly demanding a fee in the region...
The signal you send to your opponents is important, said Pochettino. To say, 'We are not scared of you.
Daily Mail - 10:31 PM
The tackle was nice, eh? The tackle was good, said Pochettino . He touched the ball.
Daily Express - 10:30 PM
Football is about perception and always the last performance is the perception that stays in our minds, Pochettino said of Dier's season. I try to translate to the players that they need to improve and improve.
Guardian - 10:30 PM
After two and a half years, I still don't know if it will be good or bad, Pochettino told reporters.
Goal.com - 3:05 PM