Josh Bolton

30th May 2019

The Dembélé Successor Who Is The Real Deal

Are we finally about to buy a player? Josh Bolton falls into a youtube rabbit-hole and discovers why Daniel Levy may be about to open his wallet.

16th May 2019

Mauricio Pochettino and Mastering Manchester United’s Lost Art

José Mourinho was up to his usual tricks again. His underwhelming Manchester United were seventh in the table after 13 games and already 14 points behind league leaders Manchester City — and it was only November. Ahead of a trip to Southampton — a match they would go on to draw 2-2 — Mourinho’s deflection tactics were in full flow. “Can you buy Tottenham’s best players?” a weary Mourinho moaned. “No, because they don’t sell. A few years ago, who was Tottenham’s best player? Michael Carrick. And a few years later? Berbatov. Can we go there now and bring Harry... Read more »

10th May 2019

Typical Tottenham

The night is at its darkest just before the dawn. And the sun was setting on Tottenham’s European dream after only 35 minutes played. A flimsical Kieran Trippier was ousted out of possession by Donny van de Beek, the Dutchman feeding Tadic who in turn found Ziyech. The Moroccan wrapped his left foot sweetly around the ball and into the far corner of Hugo Lloris’ goal. Ajax were scintillating, soaring, sublime; Tottenham, downbeat and dejected, were now sinking into the depths of desolation. But even in this darkest half-hour one thing refused to be extinguished — belief. Mauricio Pochettino is... Read more »

28th March 2019

Vincent Janssen’s last shot at redemption

Despite being among our worst ever signings, Vincent Janssen has a chance in to salvage a scrap of credibility in the remaining part of the season. Josh Bolton brilliantly writes.

7th March 2019

Lucas Moura – The Waiting Game

Like all of the recent successes that have come before him, Lucas Moura's ascendence to becoming a permanent first eleven fixture is a matter of patience, writes Josh Bolton