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A Hive as a fan perspective of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club from a fan perspective who view Football as professional conversation. Encouraging a dialogue about the professional nature of Sport and the meaning of excellence. Football is a billion dollar industry but it is still the Beautiful Game.
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  1. ProducerCityVP Manjit

    CityVP Manjit

    03/12/2016
    A Nice Christmas Gift Called Swansea
    A Nice Christmas Gift Called SwanseaEven before this game kicked off, this was a game that based on what is happening with Swansea football club right now should be a guarantee 3 points win.  It is the kind of game  a football fan could rightly dream of a right royal thrashing, and...
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    27/11/2016
    Chelsea Beat Spurs at their Own Game
    Chelsea Beat Spurs at their Own GameThankfully due to work priorities today, I got to miss watching the game other than 20 minutes into the game, I did ask a work colleague how the game was progressing, and at that time to my surprise Spurs had taken a 1-0 lead with a goal from...
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    27/11/2016 #2 CityVP Manjit
    #1 The caveat with Mauricio Pochettino is that he has never won anything substantial, in other words he has helped small teams over-achieve but has never led a big team to big success. That is not true of Antonio Conte who with Chelsea is only adding to this record and reputation. To understand Mauricio Pcohettino, one first needs to understand his mentor Marcelo Bielsa

    Marcelo Biesla
    https://www.theguardian.com/football/these-football-times/2015/dec/17/marcelo-bielsa-manager-swansea-city

    Biesla as mentor to Pochettino does provide some cause for concern, in that he is celebrated for being a pioneer in the game, but his pioneering spirit is to demand absolute physicality out of his teams, drawing every drop of energy available but that leaves these teams burned out by the end of the season and in a results orientated business, Biesla is not celebrated for results or for winning the top honours in the game. Until Pochettino achieves what Biesla has not, he can only be judged by his reputation and not by his achievements.

    Where Pochettino does deserve credit is that he does give youngsters a chance - but there is no secret why he manages the youngest squads in Europe - because Pochettino would be driven out by player power at a team like Chelsea, even faster than Mourinho was betrayed - because teams that actually pay for quality and open their cheque book for the best, can still achieve more than the philosophy of high press. Even in the high press game, there are better managers suited to that philosophy and Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp has done an even better job with the high press game, but comes with tactical nous that has seen him begin to do with Liverpool, what he did with Borussia Dortmund. Until Pochettino wins big titles like Ferguson did, the jury is still out whether he truly is a big club manager.
    Vincent Andrew
    27/11/2016 #1 Vincent Andrew
    I'm impressed with Mauricio's work last season. This year Antonio is doing well with the Chelsea team even though he's new there. I don't see anyone doing a Leicester this season. Looks like a race between Chelsea, Liverpool and City. Arsenal and Spurs and perhaps United are in the running but the gap is growing.
  3. ProducerCityVP Manjit

    CityVP Manjit

    19/11/2016
    Spurs Frustrated for 88 Minutes - West Ham Devastated in 3 Minutes
    Spurs Frustrated for 88 Minutes - West Ham Devastated in 3 MinutesBefore today's match the talk around White Hart Lane was the coming contract talks between the Chairman of Spurs Daniel Levy, with a reputation of being a fearsome negotiator and Tottenham's two best players.  Levy has maintained a ceiling for...
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    19/11/2016 #8 CityVP Manjit
    #7 Dear @Ali Anani it is worth exploring but football culture is even more than that. A Duke University blog addressed the "The Politics of Football in Latin America" seeking to spotlight four countries, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Columbia. https://sites.duke.edu/wcwp/research-projects/politics-and-sport-in-latin-america/ - and in this respect football is a fascinating global culture.

    The womens game is much smaller, but this year the Under-17 World Cup was held in your country of Jordan and in October http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/ Korea DPR (North Korea) beat Japan in the final - and even at that scale, one can read the joy of victory in the faces of the young Korean girls. This actually represents North Korea's second title at this age group.
    Ali Anani
    19/11/2016 #7 Ali Anani
    #6 @CityVP Manjit- lessons from football is a theme that is worthy of exploring. I love your writing "The other lesson here is, how we can convert this passion for the organizations we "play" for.".
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    19/11/2016 #6 CityVP Manjit
    #3 Dear @Ali Anani had the West Ham players kept their discipline they would be traveling home today as hero's, but the lesson here is that one must see the game through to the bitter end and a momentary lapse in concentration threw away all their hard work. I have been a Tottenham fan since the age of 9, so football is a part of my tribal blood - of course games like today are fantastic for the winning side, but not good on the collective psyche of the losing team. The other lesson here is, how we can convert this passion for the organizations we "play" for. The good thing about real life is that it is not over in 90+ minutes - and we are not bounded by a pitch and a referee when we play - instead the lesson of today's victory is to be the player and not the spectator, or even the commentator - and that psyche is one that is the biggest takeaway from watching sports as a form of excellence.
    CityVP Manjit
    19/11/2016 #5 CityVP Manjit
    The Daily Mail leads with the words "Hammer Blow" [Hammers is West Ham's nickname] and focuses on Spurs comeback from behind victory/ They do a nice job of presenting the game in pictures :

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3953022/Tottenham-3-2-West-Ham-Harry-Kane-deals-double-hammer-blow-snatch-late-victory-spot-maintain-Spurs-unbeaten-record.html
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    19/11/2016 #4 CityVP Manjit
    Football 365 focuses on the penalty decisions and wryly points to referee Mike Dean as the "star of the show"
    http://www.football365.com/news/tottenham-3-2-west-ham-feat-mike-dean
    Ali Anani
    19/11/2016 #3 Ali Anani
    I watched part of the game till West Ham scored their second goal. Yes, to be a winner till the last few minutes and emergy as a loser is a bitter pill to swallow. It amazes me how life swings but life keeps rotating our feelings or swinging them from one extreme to the other and abruptly sometimes.
    You could be a great football commentator dear @CityVP Manjit
  4. ProducerCityVP Manjit

    CityVP Manjit

    06/11/2016
    Spurs start to become Stalemate Specialists
    Spurs start to become Stalemate SpecialistsIt might have been another draw for Spurs but this one was finger-biting game which could have ended with a win for either side, though truly,  the net result based on overall play was very fair.  It was a result that will delight the impressive...
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    07/11/2016 #5 CityVP Manjit
    Skysports argues that Mousa Dembele is crucial to Spurs title hopes, but the reality is that the best starting 11 are vital to title hopes, but Spurs lack cover for these 11 that is necessary for a real shot at the title. The kind of players that came off Arsenal's bench today proves that Arsenal have done their homework for replacement players this season than Spurs have, which gives them the real edge in this years title race, bar Chelsea and Manchester City - who also have excellent reserve coverage. Liverpool have a strong team also, but it remains to be seen if they can cover for injuries with their squad.

    http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11675/10648327/why-tottenham8217s-mousa-dembele-is-a-genius-to-mauricio-pochettino
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    07/11/2016 #4 CityVP Manjit
    The Evening Standard saw the game as I did and lead with the headline that Arsenal fluffed their lines - Arsenal indeed where several notches below their best and despite any talk about tactical formation changes by Pochettino, the system did not stop Arsenal from playing, Arsenal players showed glimpses of good form but really did fluff their lines today.

    http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/arsenal-stars-fluff-their-lines-as-harry-kane-and-tottenham-shade-gritty-north-london-derby-with-few-a3388531.html
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    07/11/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit
    The Express leads with five things they learned from the game.as a slideshow but while the slides are nice to look at, the conclusions are simplistic and hardly insightful - this represents the worst of sports media when they are simply trying to fill up column inches

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3910272/Arsenal-1-1-Tottenham-PLAYER-RATINGS-Shkodran-Mustafi-suffers-difficult-afternoon-Mousa-Dembele-impresses.html
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    07/11/2016 #2 CityVP Manjit
    The Daily Mail praises Mousa Dembele's performance, and he did play well, especially considering that he was only passed match fit before the game and was originally not expected to start the game due to a prior injury.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3910272/Arsenal-1-1-Tottenham-PLAYER-RATINGS-Shkodran-Mustafi-suffers-difficult-afternoon-Mousa-Dembele-impresses.html
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    07/11/2016 #1 CityVP Manjit
    Football 365 focused on formations from Spurs point of view, but the reality on the day was that Arsenal were conservative in their approach, and where they did engage in their normal slick passing game,

    http://www.football365.com/news/16-conclusions-arsenal-1-1-tottenham

    Spurs were at sixes and sevens and found wanting. Chelsea pressed them last year and revealed a weaker constitution to the mental strength of the Spurs team - whereas no one can doubt their well trained physical fitness levels, this is still the youngest side in the Premier League and Arsenal did not press them as much as they could have.
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    30/10/2016
    Spurs Held to another Draw Yet Again
    Spurs Held to another Draw Yet AgainSome say Spurs failure in their league title bid was due to the regular end of season collapse of a Pochettino trained team.  Year after year, the high press, all out game of Spurs coupled with one of the toughest training regiments have been a plus...
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    22/10/2016
    From Bayer to Bournemouth to Bayer
    From Bayer to Bournemouth to BayerBy half time against the little south coast team that has defied the odds and established itself as a premier league time, there was no goals.  In Bournemouth and Bayer Leverkusen (who Spurs drew 0-0 in a Champions League game on Wednesday) this is...
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    22/10/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit
    ESPN lead with Spurs failure to take their chances, something that severely dented and then ended their title aspirations last year. Vincent Janssen came under unfair criticism by most post-match commentators and ESPN is no exception. He was only given 20 minutes and that with creative playmaker Deli Alli subsituted, a player who he needs to link up with just like Harry Kane did last year. If anything the substitute that should draw some fire is Mousa Sissoko - his elbow could have been more costly, but it also underscores Sissoko's mentality to play like an individual, rather than give his all for the team. Spurs cannot afford players who have the quality but only produce that quality when they happen to feel like it.
    http://www.espnfc.com/blog/the-match/60/post/2978122/tottenham-fail-to-take-chances-in-draw-against-bournemouth
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    22/10/2016 #2 CityVP Manjit
    The Evening Standard says Spurs must keep their cool for the title challenge - but this year with an average age of 25, one year old than last year, what the Standard does not take into account is that Spurs still possess the youngest team in the Premier League. What they can learn from this game is playing to the last minute like Bournemouth did, with Bournemouth's hunger and drive to score a winner, especially after Spurs settled for a point in the closing minutes of the game.
    http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/tottenham-analysis-spurs-must-keep-their-cool-for-title-challenge-after-frustrating-bournemouth-draw-a3376176.html
    CityVP Manjit
    22/10/2016 #1 CityVP Manjit
    The Daily Mail lead with noting Spurs could have temporarily gone top of the league with a win today. It is pretty academic which team leads the season right now, so long as the placement indicates the league is generally competitive, as it was last season. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3862196/Bournemouth-0-0-Tottenham-Visitors-miss-chance-Premier-League-goalless-draw.html
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    17/10/2016
    For Spurs There Will Be Days Like This
    For Spurs There Will Be Days Like ThisTake one goalkeeper who ordinarily is considered good for one game playing at a world class level, a manager that considers victory as not losing and then add to that a defensive and highly physical formation that players hate playing against, then...
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    17/10/2016 #6 CityVP Manjit
    #2 There is also Wayne vs Wayne https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gE-YZ33-ic
    Vincent Andrew
    17/10/2016 #5 Vincent Andrew
    Spurs are no pushovers these days. They are playing much better as a unit. Yes, they should win against teams such as WBA but WBA don't make it easy for any of the top teams. Just ask Man United. Lost to WBA when Van Gaal was in charge. In Ferguson's last game as manager, the score was 5 all. Pulis's side is defensive and they're good at frustrating the opposition. United away against Liverpool tonight. Now who will have the upper hand?
    CityVP Manjit
    17/10/2016 #4 CityVP Manjit
    The Express focus on West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster's superb individual performance in goal. His finger-tip save from an Erikson free-kick at the end of the game, saved West Brom a point. http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/721560/West-Brom-1-Tottenham-1-Nacer-Chadli-Dele-Alli-Ben-Foster-Goals-Highlights-News-Latest
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    17/10/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit
    The Mail focuses on ex-Spurs player Nacer Chadli scoring West Brom's goal. Chadli did not try to celebrate out of respect for his former team, but I think he should have enjoyed the moment fully. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3839762/West-Brom-1-1-Tottenham-Nacer-Chadli-strikes-against-former-club-Spurs-retain-unbeaten-record-late-Dele-Alli-effort.html
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    17/10/2016 #1 CityVP Manjit
    The Telegraph focus on the injury to Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld, a key figure in the excellent Tottenham defensive formation. Now he will miss several weeks with a knee injury. Spurs continue to have the best defensive record in the league so far. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/10/15/west-bromwich-albion-1-tottenham-hotspur-1-spurs-held-as-they-sw/
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    03/10/2016
    Manchester City Receive Reality Check
    Manchester City Receive Reality CheckThere is a cockney group called Chas n' Dave who wrote a song called "Mustn't Grumble".  The song means "MUST NOT COMPLAIN" or exhibit a grumbling disposition :The typical Spurs supporter over the last few decades have got to used to lowered...
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    04/10/2016 #14 CityVP Manjit
    #12 Dear Vincent it is in their passion for the club. When Scotland beat England once, that passion is shown in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PtQKVsHB70 View more
    #12 Dear Vincent it is in their passion for the club. When Scotland beat England once, that passion is shown in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PtQKVsHB70 Spectators on the other hand simply buy a ticket and watching a sports event, they come for the entertainment value and the spectacle, and after the event is over, it is done, it is only a superficial experience. A die hard fan knows is immersed in the game, has a different voice and value system. A die hard fan knows why Brian Clough was important to football https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaobwxJuAOs, for the spectator it is just media. Close
    Vincent Andrew
    03/10/2016 #12 Vincent Andrew
    How do you characterise die hard fans in your country @CityVP Manjit? #11
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    03/10/2016 #11 CityVP Manjit
    #10 Dear Vincent, the song Football Crazy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO6Ab8iXFtM explains more about the die hard soccer fan than any difficulty fans have watching their side lose. When football gets into your blood, it changes you - ask any fan of Real Madrid or Barcelona among our Spanish bee's - they all carry the same infliction - but then also think that in this world, there are die hard fans of Accrington Stanley. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO6Ab8iXFtM
    Vincent Andrew
    03/10/2016 #10 Vincent Andrew
    It must be difficult for fans to watch their teams not winning the league when rivals across the city have won theirs.
    Fortunately for me in the 90s and noughties United played flowing football winning many accolades along the way.
    It was not like that in the 70s and 80s when Liverpool dominated.
    I'm still not convinced about United this year. So it may be Spurs year although competition is stiff this season. #9
    CityVP Manjit
    03/10/2016 #9 CityVP Manjit
    #6 Dear Vincent, as a die-hard and loyal Spurs fan, we have been asking that same question for nearly 55 years, minus of course when we were born and when we actually did become Spurs fans. Tottenham should be as big as Manchester United, the difference being that Manchester United always have lived "big" and Spurs have had leadership that has spent money on great names but has never spent enough imagination to create great teams that were built to last and built to be perennial champions.

    The project that is underway right now under the coaching guidance of Mauricio Pochettino is indeed showing some light at the end of a tunnel where Spurs fans last saw their team win the league in 1961. I did not see that particular championship because I was five months old when Spurs las won the league (the and also won the Cup in that very same year and traditionally Spurs have been a good cup team).

    In that same period Manchester United have won 20 titles and a couple of our kids are die hard Manchester United fans - so to say I was pleased to see Stoke steal a point at Old Trafford is simply a Spurs fan talking, simply finishing in the Top 4 of the league today is the first priority for all clubs. This means that my kids have celebrated the title in their young lifetimes about 10 times more than me, the reality being is that I have never celebrated that because it is yet to happen while I am actually conscious of it :-)
    CityVP Manjit
    03/10/2016 #8 CityVP Manjit
    #7 Dear Lisa, you may not be familiar with football but it is good to see that you call it football and not soccer. The game is growing in America and the cost of young kids to play this sport is nothing but the price of a ball and some imagination. Yes football is very tribal, indeed it is actually manic if you visit a place like Brazil. At its basic level it is 22 men chasing around the field for the sake of one leather ball, but at its highest level, it is a piece of culture.

    There is a part of that tribalism which is not enthusiasm but can turn into tribal violence. This is often due to right wing or anarchist groups infiltrating into clubs, trying to feed the fire of that tribalism. The next World Cup is in Russia and not only does it have a football hooligan problem, one that has been solved in England but is showing itself in Russia, but the award of Russia as a host was done in the backdrop of massive corruption http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/news-and-comment/fifa-corruption-scandal-sepp-blatter-reveals-agreement-in-place-for-russia-to-host-2018-world-cup-a6712061.html

    Ultimately football then becomes storytelling, combined with excellence, combined with human drama and added with all that comes with managing and leading multi-billion dollar business. Then it really isn't about 22 men chasing a tiny ball on a field.
    Lisa Gallagher
    03/10/2016 #7 Lisa Gallagher
    @CityVP Manjit, I'm not overly familiar with football in the UK but I remember meeting a few Manchester U people online before... wow- very dedicated, and determined group of fans I've met. I forget who they were playing against during the playoffs, but the Man-U fans were very verbal. I don't think I've seen that level of enthusiasm in the US. Don't get me wrong, we have it but not to the degree of Man-U fans.
    Vincent Andrew
    03/10/2016 #6 Vincent Andrew
    Great result for Spurs! Not such a good day for Man United. Could it be Spurs' year?
    CityVP Manjit
    03/10/2016 #5 CityVP Manjit
    The Telegraph focuses on how Tottenham inflicted Pep Guardiola's first Man City loss, which is fine but speculating what this means for the title race after just seven games is simply whistling dixie.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/10/02/how-did-tottenham-inflict-pep-guardiolas-first-man-city-loss-and/
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    03/10/2016 #4 CityVP Manjit
    The Guardian says that Spurs boss acclaims the victory but wants consistency. That is a fair assessment, and we have yet to see a more ruthless Spurs side on display, because City got away with a 2-0 loss, when it could have resembled the 4-1 beating they received this time last year. The difference between last year and this year is clinical finishing, but last year Spurs began their league season very badly, so 5 wins and 2 losses is what should be acclaimed right now.
    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/oct/02/mauricio-pochettino-tottenham-win-more-consistency
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    03/10/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit
    Fox Sports say "Spurs made a statement" - not sure I agree with that, with only seven games in the season, did City make a statement with a perfect 6 wins and no losses start to the season? Now the table has tightened, many teams are back in the hunt for the league title.
    http://www.foxsports.com.au/football/premier-league/tottenham-beat-manchester-city-20-to-move-second-in-premier-league/news-story/f36b9f8448f706dd37ca7260cc90a11b
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    03/10/2016 #1 CityVP Manjit
    ESPN said "Tottenham Romped to Victory", the reality is that Manchester City limped to a loss.
    http://www.espnfc.us/report?gameId=450943
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    24/09/2016
    Spurs made to Sweat by Boro Fightback
    Spurs made to Sweat by Boro FightbackMiddlesboro had a promising opening to the new season, but in the last few games they are beginning to adjust to the realities of the Premier League, that any lapses are punished and that there are no easy games in this league.  For a newly promoted...
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    24/09/2016 #7 CityVP Manjit
    hitc.com took fan poll reaction from Twitter about Vincent Janssen's performance as he now begins to fill in for the injury that will keep Spurs top striker Harry Kane out of the game for 2 to 3 months. Most people agreed that Janssen performed well in his hold up play, though to me he seems to be lacking confidence in front of goal because he did not take up many goal scoring positions and played more like a No.10 than a No.9 striker position. http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2016/09/24/tottenham-hotspur-fans-react-on-twitter-to-vincent-janssen-perfo/
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    24/09/2016 #5 CityVP Manjit
    Skysports leads with Middlesborough manager Aitor Karanka blasting his teams first half attitude. A bit unfair considering his tactical switches in the second half is what provided speed and bite to a thoroughly dominated midfield, Karanka needs to take his share of responsibility for leaving his tactical switch far too late once the second goal was scored. http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11680/10591761/aitor-karanka-laments-a-limp-first-half-showing-from-middlesbrough-against-tottenham
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    24/09/2016 #4 CityVP Manjit
    The Hertfordshire Mercury, a local paper leads with the fact that this is Spurs best start to a season in 51 years. It was 55 years ago when Spurs last won the League Title in 1961 http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/middlesbrough-1-2-tottenham-hotspur-report-spurs-ensure-best-start-in-51-years/story-29747330-detail/story.html
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    24/09/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit
    ITV Sports leads with Spurs unbeaten start to the season which see's them in 2nd place, with a 1st vs 2nd matchup to come at their home ground next Sunday, a chance to close the gap to the leaders to 1pt, or open up a huge gap of 7pts. http://www.itv.com/news/2016-09-24/premier-league-match-report-middlesbrough-1-2-tottenham/
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    24/09/2016 #2 CityVP Manjit
    The Daily Mail carries match pictures in its commentary http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3805460/Middlesbrough-1-2-Tottenham-Son-Heung-min-double-Mauricio-Pochettino-s-men-visitors-secure-deserved-victory-Riverside-Stadium.html
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    24/09/2016 #1 CityVP Manjit
    BBC Sports leads with Heung-Min Son and his two great goals and game-winning performance. Both goals illustrated that Son has a good football brain, and at the end of the game showed effective possession to run the clock down on Boro. http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/37393498
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    18/09/2016
    When it is Not Your Day - Tottenham 1 Sunderland 0
    When it is Not Your Day - Tottenham 1 Sunderland 0Spurs sit 3rd in the league tonight but they are not sitting pretty.  Today's home game against an awfully deficient Sunderland side should have been a foregone conclusion.  More so when their new manager David Moyes decided that he would give a...
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    15/09/2016
    Prescription I Needed was for Watching Tottenham
    Prescription I Needed was for Watching TottenhamAt half time I popped out to fill a prescription at the local pharmacy, but in Tottenham's return to the Champions League, the pain I was feeling was watching the tactical blunders of our promising manager Mauricio Pochettino.  One day in the...
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    10/09/2016
    A Walk in the Park at the Potteries
    A Walk in the Park at the PotteriesNo match should be considered a 3 point forgone conclusion, but with Stoke City planted at the bottom of the league in its opening 3 games and a team that Spurs comprehensively beat at the end of last season, there was no other expectation than a...
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    Aleta Curry
    12/09/2016 #6 Aleta Curry
    Oh, @CityVP Manjit, you made me chuckle, and I'll tell you why. Because my time is so limited, I have to scan titles and first paragraphs quickly and make a decision about whether that's something I want to read right now, later, or never. As an antiques dealer, 'A Walk in the Park at the Potteries' and the word 'Stoke' conjures up something quite different to what you intended. I expected to read about ceramics and ended up involved in Association football. It made a refreshing change, though! :D
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    04/09/2016
    Don't Cry For Me Argentina
    Don't Cry For Me ArgentinaIt is 1978 and I watching the world cup being played in Argentina.  It was a memorable world cup due to the extraordinary long-strikes that flew into the net and as a Spurs supporter, it was football to watch in the summer season when it is...
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    29/08/2016
    A Point Against Liverpool is Better than a Loss
    A Point Against Liverpool is Better than a LossSpurs remain 2 points ahead of Liverpool in a game where Liverpool could well have justified themselves to now be 2 points ahead of Spurs.  For Tottenham, an equalizer from full-back Danny Rose was the best they could have expected, even after...
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    Dean Owen
    29/08/2016 #3 Dean Owen
    #2 Yes I suppose Asia supports whoever is winning. I wish I could say I follow football but I don't. Being Chelsea born and raised, I did see a Chelsea match once. No idea against who. Probably against Hyde Park Rangers for all I know!
    CityVP Manjit
    29/08/2016 #2 CityVP Manjit
    #1 Dear Dean, I am more likely to encounter a Real Madrid or Barcelona supporter on BeBee than I am a Tottenham supporter. Real Madrid have a fan base called the Madridistas which is 800,000 strong but it also has a wider social media base that is enormous https://www.fastcocreate.com/3058820/infographic-of-the-day/inside-real-madrids-game-plan-for-digital-domination. I don't know what BeBee's plans are with the two giants of football, but they both happen to be in Spain.

    Perhaps after Spurs finally get their new ground build, the next phase of their global outreach will follow the digital game plan of Real Madrid, and the reason for United to be popular in Asia is success breeds success. Even two of sons are rabid Manchester United supporters even though as I like telling them "YOU WERE NOT BORN IN ENGLAND !!!" Clearly it does not matter where one is born and for last two year they were hurting because they have never seen Manchester United fail. Now they are both happy campers and to give credit to Manchester United's vision - they have built on the remarkable and probably unbeatable record of Sir Alex Ferguson.

    For any Spurs fan, the reality is that the chairman who have big visions for their clubs are Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and in the last few years with the arrival of major money - the emergnece of Manchester City as a global soccer power. The visionary new owners of Manchester City have expanded their franchise into the MLS - where New York City plays in the light blue of City. (This in partnership with the New York Yankees) http://www.nycfc.com/post/2013/05/21/manchester-city-and-new-york-yankees-partner-launch-new-york-city-fc - So in comparison you are correct to note that Tottenham have less visibility.
    Dean Owen
    29/08/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    Have you managed to find another Tottenham supporter on beBee @CityVP Manjit? You are the first I've known in 30+ years. As you know, it seems the whole of Asia supports Man U for some reason.
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    Tottenham Should Expect to Qualify from Group
    Tottenham Should Expect to Qualify from GroupToday's Champions League Draw ends a six year absence from the competition between Europe's top clubs.  Spurs draw today avoided the biggest names in football, and with "home" games to be played at the 90,000 seater Wembley Stadium, this is as good...
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    UEFA.COM Group E Analysis http://uefa.to/2c0fOS1
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    21/08/2016
    Tottenham 1 Crystal Palace 0 - 20th Aug 2016
    Tottenham 1 Crystal Palace 0 - 20th Aug 2016It was such a long-drawn out game that I begun half watching it while I took more interest in an emerging dialogue on beBee with fellow bee Pamela Williams.  Just as I was concluding a comment finally Spurs scored - mercifully I had not been witness...
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    21/08/2016 #5 CityVP Manjit
    ESPN Match Report
    http://es.pn/2bqWAAS
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    Telegraph Match Report
    http://bit.ly/2b8lOX2
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    21/08/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit
    Daily Mail Match Report
    http://dailym.ai/2bvvw6K
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    Everton 1 Tottenham 1 : 13 Aug 2016
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    13/08/2016 #4 CityVP Manjit
    SKYSPORTS http://www.skysports.com/football/everton-vs-tottenham/report/356340

    Skysports features interviews with both Tottenham and Everton managers. Any notion that Spurs should have won this game with their dominance near the end of the game should be countered by Everton's equal dominance in the first half. It is Everton who had the chances early to put this game to bed and let Spurs back into the game. As Koeman said pre-match - Everton arrived at this game at 70% of where Koeman wanted them to be - at just 70% they gave Spurs enough problems today.
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    13/08/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit
    BBC http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/36994878

    Fair report from the BBC though they over-stressed the individual performances of Spurs two new aquisitions. While Stekelenberg made a good save from Janssen, Janssen did have the time to slot the ball either side of the goalkeeper and instead shot at the keeper, in reality when Janssen got his chance he should have scored. Lamela was equally wasteful with another opportunity but at least he did convert one of the chances that fell his way.
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    13/08/2016 #2 CityVP Manjit
    THE DAILY MAIL http://dailym.ai/2aJT4p4

    The Daily Mail focused on the demanding requirements of Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino - it rightly says that last year success came from Spurs team giving their all. Today it was less about Spurs not playing at 100% and more that Victor Wanyama is finding his place in the formation coupled with Everton's strategy of counter-attacking fiercely in the first half. The article does rightly acknowledge the two great saves Everton keeper Maarten Stekelenberg made during the match.
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    13/08/2016 #1 CityVP Manjit
    THE TELEGRAPH http://bit.ly/2b6byMA
    The Telegragh attribute Lloris's injury to a thigh strain, but from the way the goal was conceded it was clear that Lloris was not as fully agile as normal, coupled with lightning reflexes. The commentary does give due credit to Ronald Koeman's tactics.
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    Moneyball and the Latest Tottenham Striker
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    Last Man Standing
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    Wonderful Wales
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    29/06/2016
    England's Loss is not Tottenham's Gain
    England's Loss is not Tottenham's GainIt was a brutal night for English fans as Iceland rejoiced with a spectacular 2-1 win that further enhanced their Icelandic commentators novel goal commentary.  With five Tottenham players in the England squad, at least a former Tottenham player in...
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    29/06/2016 #2 CityVP Manjit
    #1 A manager like Pochettino would suit Man Utd because he would make the most out of the prospects in the youth team, Mourinho either has control of the team or he gets sidetracked with ego's and United is a tougher management task then the ego's he had to deal with at Chelsea. Ironically Spurs is actually a better fit for Mourinho. The season ahead will all depend on the start - Spurs had an awful start last year and Manchester United's progress needs to be swift, United fans will be less forgiving now that two managers have left, but the saving grace is that Jose Mourinho really wanted the :United job and that want may favour a return to success under his administration. When Mourinho left Chelsea the first time, Spurs could not get him because Abramovich placed a clause in his contract that prevented him from managing Spurs for a period of 12 months from his first departure. That is the irony now, two managers who could actually do even better if they switched their roles.
    Vincent Andrew
    29/06/2016 #1 Vincent Andrew
    Tottenham have done well this season. They have very good players in Kane and a good manager in Mauricio. I support Manchester United. Since Ferguson retired United have been struggling to hit top form but winning the FA Cup last season could be a turning point. With Mourinho, anything is possible.
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    19/06/2016
    Erik Lamela
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    Two Years from the New Home
    Two Years from the New HomeChairman Daniel Levy promises a state of the art Stadium for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.  Finally the construction on the project is finally under-away and for those who suggest that this should have been done years ago, there is much to learn...
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    12/06/2016
    Eric Dier Scores Opener for England
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