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Cartilage Free Captain - Sat Aug 12 7:56 PM
Pape Chiekh Diop is a signing for the future, but a promising one. The floodgates have started to open, finally, when it comes to Tottenham Hotspur transfer rumors . This one was released yesterday and suggests that Spurs are considering bidding for 20-year old Celta Vigo central midfielder Pape...
Cartilage Free Captain - Sat Aug 12 7:03 PM
Would! A wild Tottenham Hotspur transfer rumor report appears! Breaking news on Twitter suggests that Tottenham have had an offer rejected for Manchester United striker Anthony Martial. The report comes from Mohamed Bouhafsi, chief football editor for France’s RMC Radio. #Tottenham bid for Anthon...
Cartilage Free Captain - Sat Aug 12 6:36 PM
The defending champs will be without a few key pieces when they come to Wembley next Sunday. You’d be forgiven as a Tottenham fan if you were a little nervous looking ahead to next Sunday’s Week 2 match against defending Premier League champions Chelsea at Wembley Stadium. However, both Gary Cahi...
Cartilage Free Captain - Sat Aug 12 11:08 AM
The football! It’s baaaaaaaaaaaaack! Oh, football. How I’ve missed you. Sure, you’re capricious, and infuriating, and quite often crap, but when you’re not there, there’s a hole in my soul. While Arsenal Arsenaling their way to a 4-3 home win over Leicester was officially the start of the 2017-18...
Cartilage Free Captain - Fri Aug 11 9:33 PM
Ajax star Davinson Sanchez could be on his way to White Hart Lane. Ajax and Colombia center back Davinson Sanchez could be heading to Tottenham Hotspur, if a report from RAC Radio in Catalonia is to be believed. It’s not the best of sources, but thanks to the lack of summer signings, any rumors o...
Cartilage Free Captain - Fri Aug 11 7:07 PM
At least one member of Tottenham Hotspur is ready to let bygones be bygones. Mauricio Pochettino held his first Tottenham Hotspur pre-match press conference of the 2017-18 Premier League season, and as expected, a lot of questions centered around Danny Rose. Spurs’ manager said that he accepted D...
Cartilage Free Captain - Fri Aug 11 5:24 PM
New season, new prediction league, same old Tottenham? Let’s face it, we really, REALLY haven’t missed Newcastle much in the Premier League, have we? I certainly haven’t gotten over The Loss That Shan’t Be Spoken Of at the end of 2015-16, and with my apologies to the fine folk at Coming Home Newc...
Cartilage Free Captain - Fri Aug 11 2:27 PM
There’s a bit of good news for a squad beset by injuries in the preseason. While the headlines have been dominated by the Danny Rose interview fiasco, there’s a bit of good news this morning as we head into Sunday’s Premier League opener at Newcastle United. Tottenham released team news via its s...
Cartilage Free Captain - Fri Aug 11 1:16 PM
Spurs’ injured left back has also reportedly been fined two weeks’ wages for Thursday’s inflammatory interview in The Sun. Danny Rose may or may not regret some of the things that he said in an interview that ran in Thursday’s issue of The Sun, but he’s being forced to publicly apologize for them...
Cartilage Free Captain - Fri Aug 11 7:54 AM
It turns out that having four former Player of the Year nominees making less than Marko Arnautovic is bad. My (brief) take on Danny Rose Saga Day 2: Without knowing firm details about Tottenham’s financial picture, it’s hard not to sympathize with the players on this. Oliver Kay explains it well...
Cartilage Free Captain - Fri Aug 11 7:54 AM
You voted. Here’s what you said. Last week, we put up a survey and had members of the Cartilage Free Captain community vote on what they think the Premier League table will look at the end of the 2017-18 season. We thought it was only fair after we subjected you to our (totally correct) masthead...
Cartilage Free Captain - Fri Aug 11 5:34 AM
The season is finally here. Tottenham Hotspur ’s 2017-18 campaign begins Sunday against newly promoted Newcastle United. After two seasons where Spurs have challenged for the league title, a season at Wembley awaits before opening the new ground in north London once again. It will feel weird to s...
Cartilage Free Captain - Fri Aug 11 4:28 AM
A new Times article reports that Rose is getting private support from his Spurs teammates, and shows a growing dissatisfaction with the club’s wage policy. Day Two of the Danny Rose fiasco (chyron: Every Rose Has Its Thorn) is bringing fresh hell for Tottenham Hotspur supporters as they try to ma...
Cartilage Free Captain - Thu Aug 10 7:42 PM
The Everton midfielder has resumed training with the Toffees amidst strong links to Spurs Everton manager Ronald Koeman appears to have softened his stance on want-away midfielder and Tottenham Hotspur target Ross Barkley. Speaking in a press conference ahead of their opening match against Stoke...
Cartilage Free Captain - Thu Aug 10 5:41 PM
Happy Kit Number Day! It’s kit number day! Tottenham Hotspur have released their first team squad numbers today on social media, and while there are few surprises, there is one significant number change. Kieran Trippier , who took over as the first choice right back for Tottenham after the depart...
Cartilage Free Captain - Thu Aug 10 4:20 PM
According to a report in an Austrian newspaper, the Saints were ready to give Wimmer an exit from north London. Kevin Wimmer has spent much of the past year on the bench for Tottenham Hotspur , and there have been numerous rumors that he’s ready to move on from North London. However, Spurs might...
Cartilage Free Captain - Thu Aug 10 8:40 AM
What are you DOING, Korea?! We haven’t yet seen Son Heung-Min play football for Tottenham Hotspur this season, and by the looks of things it’s now possible that we’ll see him play for Korea before he returns to Spurs. According to a report in the Korea Herald, South Korea national team manager Sh...
Cartilage Free Captain - Thu Aug 10 7:41 AM
Let’s have a quiet day, maybe? Dustin said what needs to be said about the Rose interview, so we’ll keep the discussion of that there. Here’s what I’m curious about: We’re three days out from Newcastle. How are you feeling? What’s your first XI? I’m sticking with the first lineup I listed a few d...
Cartilage Free Captain - Thu Aug 10 6:10 AM
More fuel on the fire for this transfer saga. Danny Rose’s interview in The Sun has been making its rounds for a few hours now. While we’ve read through it a few times and come up with our initial thoughts and interpretations, lost in the interview a bit is that Rose obviously sees Ross Barkley a...
Cartilage Free Captain - Thu Aug 10 4:00 AM
Danny Rose gave a scathing interview to The Sun where he called for important player signings and suggested that he and his Spurs teammates aren’t being paid what they’re worth Tottenham Hotspur left back Danny Rose has given one of the most blunt and thought-provoking interviews of his career. I...
Cartilage Free Captain - Wed Aug 9 5:27 PM
Continuing the series of double-barrelled names on our list. Back by popular demand, Cartilage Free Captain is again reviewing and ranking the top 10 youth prospects at Tottenham Hotspur to see which players have the best potential to follow current players like Harry Kane and Harry Winks, and fo...
Cartilage Free Captain - Wed Aug 9 2:55 PM
As the window careens to a close, the Spurs boss has again tried to reassure Tottenham fans that help is on the way. Transfer signings are coming! That’s the word from Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino , who once again said in the clearest possible terms to the press that Spurs will n...
Cartilage Free Captain - Wed Aug 9 9:43 AM
There are a lot of ways to define success. We take our best crack at it. Tottenham Hotspur open their 2017-18 Premier League season on Sunday by traveling to St. James’ Park to face newly promoted Newcastle United. Ahead of their first match, it’s time to start to take a look at the new season an...
Cartilage Free Captain - Wed Aug 9 7:29 AM
(it’s a joke everyone) This is the joke: Feel like @dustingm would approve of this new format for the Hoddle: pic.twitter.com/YlkXVQm0DT — Jake Meador (@jake_meador) August 8, 2017 Tweet Mashup y’all. It’s fun. Anyway, soccer news. Bobby Soldier may be headed to Fenerbahce . Dortmund is reportedl...
Cartilage Free Captain - Tue Aug 8 3:36 PM
It is a thing! But Spurs want to sell, not loan. It appears the rumors linking Tottenham Hotspur ’s Moussa Sissoko with Trabzonspor in the SuperLig weren’t just made up by the Turkish media after all. Today, Turkish-Football posted quotes from Trabzonspor’s vice president Gencaga Meric that say n...
Cartilage Free Captain - Tue Aug 8 12:00 PM
The masthead voted and came up with a 100% accurate final table position. You’re welcome. It’s time to talk tables. We’re three days from the start of the new Premier League season, and as is customary here at Cartilage Free Captain, we gave the writing staff and the readers the chance to vote on...
Cartilage Free Captain - Tue Aug 8 9:00 AM
Back by popular demand! I am terrible at fantasy football, but I play it anyway. Well, I say “play” but what I really mean is “update my fantasy team until I get either bored or completely forget about it usually no later than week 8.” But we do have a tradition here at Cartilage Free Captain of...
Cartilage Free Captain - Tue Aug 8 8:31 AM
Is CCV ready to play defense in the Premier League? Probably not. But that doesn’t mean he’s not going to be. Back by popular demand, Cartilage Free Captain is again reviewing and ranking the top 10 youth prospects at Tottenham Hotspur to see which players have the best potential to follow curren...
Cartilage Free Captain - Tue Aug 8 5:50 AM
What’s AVB up to these days? Y’all won’t believe it, but AVB is managing a team that has spent a lot of money, isn’t quite performing up to expectations, and he’s blaming other people for it. I know. I don’t believe it either. But here you go . (To be honest, I’m actually pretty pro-AVB and think...
Cartilage Free Captain - Mon Aug 7 10:20 PM
Seriously, don’t set yourself up for massive disappointment. We’re all very frustrated with the lack of transfer activity with our beloved Tottenham Hotspur , and understandably so. With the lone move being the Kyle Walker sale to Manchester City , you’d think Spurs might have some deals lined up...
Cartilage Free Captain - Mon Aug 7 9:50 PM
WHO COULD HAVE SEEN THIS COMING? The Telegraph is reporting that Kieran Trippier is set to be out for a couple of weeks due to the ankle injury he suffered at the weekend against Juventus. The club is waiting for the swelling on his ankle to go down before doing a scan so we can’t know the full e...
Cartilage Free Captain - Mon Aug 7 6:40 PM
Rumors are emerging about Tottenham interest in Valencia right back Joao Cancelo. Tottenham Hotspur need a right back. This is pretty much acknowledged fact at this point. Kieran Trippier twisted his ankle in Saturday’s friendly win over Juventus at Wembley Stadium, and was spotted wearing a prot...
Cartilage Free Captain - Mon Aug 7 7:00 AM
Bale won’t be coming back to haunt Spurs this year. Big news of the weekend is that Real Madrid will not be moving for Kylian Mbappe at this time and will be keeping former Spurs man Gareth Bale for at least one more season. We could still meet him in the Champions League, of course, but at least...
Cartilage Free Captain - Sun Aug 6 11:53 AM
The season unofficially kicks off today with a community shield that Spurs supporters will want to fire into the sun. Greetings, earthlings. I know, I know — a how-to-watch thread for a Chelsea-Arsenal match? Menno, what are you thinking? Well, it’s the Community Shield — the unofficial opening o...
Cartilage Free Captain - Sun Aug 6 2:24 AM
Pending further info on Kieran, Spurs are down to Kyle Walker-Peters, Eric Dier, or Mousa Sissoko on the right flank. Tottenham Hotspur ’s right back situation escalated from thin to potential crisis after today’s 2-0 friendly win over Juventus at Wembley Stadium in London. Full back Kieran Tripp...
Cartilage Free Captain - Sun Aug 6 2:13 AM
That’s a BETTER price, but still not one Spurs should accept. There’s news on the Ross Barkley to Tottenham Hotspur front: Everton have finally acquiesced and dropped their asking price for the England international midfielder. Spurs, however, still aren’t taking the bait. Everton have reportedly...