Winning the first game of the season is always important, but even more so when it means putting a bunch of West Ham fans back in their place. There were some negatives, but we are still in August. Let’s look at the positives.
Supporting Tottenham Hotspur is not something you simply choose to do; it’s a vocation, a directive from above, a randomly assigned genetic code over which you have no control. Once Tottenham has you, like a Darth Vader choke hold, it never lets go.
From the wizardry of Gazza, Bale and Waddle, to the misery of bad lasagna and Arjen Robben penalty misses, all of this is part of what makes Spurs such a unique and wonderful club to follow.
You will find me most days chained to a desk where I finance my Spurs addiction by working on B2B editorial or, thanks to my lowly Bronze Membership somewhere in Blocks 29 through to 32 at White Hart Lane.
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The start of every season delivers a range of surprising emotions. Hope, dread, expectation, confidence and more often than not the feeling that this is our year, but how do you feel with 2014/15 just a few days away? Are we strapped in for another rollercoaster, or will it be a gently yet glorious season of Spurs finally delivering?
Sandro is one of my favourtite footballers at Spurs, but for a variety of reasons “The Beast” has lost his bite. He needs to rediscover the controlled energy and ferocity that made him one of the finest defensive midfielders in the game, not the best footballer to follow on Instagram. Come back to us Beast. Put your mobile phone down and start jogging.
Over the past few years who have been the players that have captured your imagination and wanted the club to sign? I am not talking about CR7, Messi, Damiao or Zizou, but those players you have coveted in secret and from afar. Who would make your Fantasy Hotspur?
When Lewis Holtby arrived many of us were swept away by his enthusiasm, blond hair and his work rate. However, over a year and half later his career has stalled. Where once there was so much hope, now there is just hustle and bustle. Is there any hope that Holtby can be a success at Spurs?
Everyone seems to be spending money and strengthening, yet we haven’t signed anyone. Has your heart beat risen, has sweat started to form on your brow, do you need to strangle someone? If the answer is yes, take a deep breath and relax. It is July. Chill. It’s just a case of Summertime Madness. Things aren’t that bad.