The Spur, Since 1999. Summer 2020

Season run-in 2019/20
June 2020
19: Manchester U. (h) drawn 1:1
23: West Ham (h) won 2:0
July 2020
02: Sheffield U. (a) lost 3:1
06: Everton (h) won 1:0
09: Bournemouth (a) drawn 0:0
12: Arsenal (h) won 2:1
15: Newcastle (a) won 1:3
15: Leicester (h) won 3:0
26: Crystal Palace (a) drawn 1:1
End of season

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Fulham are back in the Prem
Congrats to Fulham beating Brentford in the west London derby Championship playoff final for that coveted final spot in the Premier league, winning by 2:1, with a brace from Joe Bryan whose direct free kick was the moment of the match to break the deadlock. The Bees threw almost everyone forward with the clock running down allowing Bryan to nab a second. Brentford never gave up securing an extremely late goal with almost the last kick of the match but time ran out seconds later.

Fulham were the better team throughout in a cagey affair that took until well into extra time to ignite thanks to that amazing free kick in a match with little excitement until then. Then, in the final 15 minute period of extra time, it was end to end action but somehow Brentford, who should have been the fresher team, looked somewhat ragged. Nothing seemed to quite work for them on this crucial evening. Fulham looked the side better equipped to survive in the top flight.

It's a bit of a tragedy for the Bees whose brand new stadium could have seen its debut with Premier league action, but at least the quarter of Fulham's Craven Cottage ground that's being redeveloped will please those of black and white persuasion to be showcased in the top flight, while the red part of west London will hope to try for the tenth time, next season, to successfully win promotion via the playoffs, a record [unfortunately] of failed playoff efforts by any league club.

Congrats to west London's Brentford who beat Swansea City -- the second leg was a doozy to watch -- to reach the Championship playoff final which offers the ultimate winner no less than a spot in the Premier league. Now it's just a question of who they play. Will it be fellow west London side Fulham FC or Welsh outfit Cardiff City? We shall soon find out. The final is bee-ing shown on ESPN+ this upcoming Tuesday, August 4. Looking forward to it.

It's an amazing achievement for a club to get that result from their last game at their venerable old ground before moving into a purpose built new stadium about a mile away at Lionel Road. No disrespect to Cardiff or Fulham, but this potential combination of achievements coinciding so brilliantly is kinda like Cinderella on steroids -- [okay, there are probably better analogies]. So go for it and keep the buzz going, Bees, and all the best with the new community stadium, irrespective of making the Prem or not.

The Spur's Premiership
Spurs hang on
THFC qualify for Europa league
July 26, 2020 (Ssn 2019/20)
Crystal Palace 1
Tottenham Hotspur 1
Selhurst Park. FULL TIME. Highlights
US live 8am LA/SF. Net: Peacock, NBC Sports Gold

Reactions: Spurs have squeaked over the line with a draw after their good first half performance fizzled into desperation to hang onto a point as the 2nd half unwound with a draw, enough to beat Wolves on goal difference since they amassed the same total points of 59, for a Europa league place. Thanks to Chelsea for handing their arch London rivals Spurs a surprise favor by beating Wanderers.

Check back for more reactions later today and tomorrow.

Second Half: has begun, and didn't take too long for Palace to score from a corner. Spurs suddenly realized they might be condemned to the Europa league unless they revert to norm and stop bothering to defend set pieces.

First Half: Skillful assist from Gio Lo Celso sets up Harry Kane for the only goal of the first half and Spurs could get a Europa league place, especially with Chelsea beating Wolves.

Preview: Spurs are on a roll winning three Prem fixtures on the trot while SE London's Palace have lost, what is it, 7 consecutive matches?

Fortunately for the Eagles they amassed sufficient points before the slump not to get sucked into the relegation zone. Their tailspin is partly caused by injuries but even that can't fully explain such a complete collapse. But that's their problem to sort out. We've got our own interesting future to negotiate.

That future for THFC looks a whole lot brighter since the side started to win, first by squeaking past Everton at home and then, after an abject 0:0 at Bournemouth, convincingly disposing of Arsenal in the derby, schooling Newcastle on their own turf, and then leaving the Foxes in the 3:0 dust on Sunday.

Palace in theory should struggle to make an impact on the visitors. Will they have their flip flops on for the beach, or will they try to give Palace fans some hope to cling to during the off season? Surely the latter. Spurs, you feel, would love to win four in a row and do what we seldom do, finish a season with a phenomenal flourish. So this is not a dead rubber.

Oh, and Spurs finish above Arsenal in the league table after the gooners lost at Aston Villa. Tottenham Hotspur - still and always the pride of North [and Norf] London! Anyway, Palace vs Spurs should be decent final game. We'll all be watching.

The Spur's Premiership
Kane brace against
Foxes in 1st half
Final Score
Sun, July 19, 2020 (Ssn 20019/20)
Tottenham Hotspur 3
Leicester City 0
8am LA/SF. US TV = NBCSN. Net = fuBoTV, SlingB, Hulu+L, AT&T
by Rob Francis

Final Whistle & Reactions: It's a convincing win, albeit the first half was great for Spurs but by the 2nd half City were maybe edging it playwise.

We've finally made our new stadium a home and something of a fortress. BBC Football points out: "Tottenham have won four consecutive Premier League games at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the first time - it's their longest winning run at home since December 2018 (4)." Mind you the same site goes on to show that the Foxes have been abysmal recently on the road.

What's astonishing is the visitors had supposedly 71% of match-day possession - it just didn't seem that one sided posssession wise.

The Guardian wrote: "Mourinho explained in detail that he had sought to allow Leicester's centre-backs, in particular Ryan Bennett and Wes Morgan, to advance with the ball and move out of their 'comfort zone', with the expectation Spurs could exploit the space behind. It worked perfectly and Brendan Rodgers, who may yet lead Leicester to the Champions League with a victory against Manchester United on Sunday, was left to lament a performance he felt was 'a little bit leggy' at times."

First Half: That was a hellova half, dude. When will the alarm sound and I awaken to the reality I'm just dreaming this, as I switch on the computer on a fresh coastal California morning to watch another mind-numbing Mourinho travesty of football. Oh wait, Jose has already turned the Titanic around and we're sailing off into a glorious new sunrise. Two goals from Harry Kane, an own goal precipitated by Son Heung-min's threat, got the ball rolling. Tottenham Hotspur in total control. So wow, somebody in the house say yeah.

For a side that doesn't do strong end of season finishes, a third straight victory is mighty impressive. Beat freefalling Palace and all is forgiven, Mo. Leicester have turned into Spurs, and vice versa. And Gio Lo Celso is proving to be the player everyone was praying he would be for the Lilywhites. Harry Winks, Lucas Moura, Son, Hugo also in form.

MAN OF THE MATCH: Harry Kane is just insane - against Foxes. He's getting close to equalling Dixie Dean's record of goals scored by an opposition player against Leicester.

Preview: In the corresponding fixture last season Spurs won 3:1 and Son Heung-min had a field day against the Foxes. He seems to love playing those guys, in the away fixture last season Son scored in the first half and Alli in the second, with Son providing the cross for Dele Alli's headed goal in a two-nil win the traveling London side. Let's hope the Sonny mood continues.

Back to the home game last season, that game was an amazing match but on another day Leicester could have won it, they matched and even outdid Spurs in many ways but couldn't deal with some sublime Tottenham goals, and Vardy's first kick of the match [on as a sub], missing the controversially awarded spot kick, was really the pivotal point when it appeared possible that, for all their high energy marauding, it was going to be THFC's day, not theirs.

Vardy did score a typically hungry poacher's goal later for the Foxes to halve their deficit but, right on cue, the new hero of Tottenham Hotspur, Son Heung-min, scored a third beauty for the London side to take the game out of the visitors' reach. Let's also applaud that great pass from Sissoko, arguably a clearance but a winning assist, that sent him on his wonderful way.

All three goals from Spurs were excellent, starting with Sanchez from an amazing ball delivered by Eriksen, then Eriksen himself with the goal of the match, and, right on script, our South Korean global sensation.

The Spur's Premier league
Spurs blossom
NL derby win seemed to boost squad
Wed, July 15, 2020 (Ssn 2019/20) LIVE on Peacock, NBC Sp/Gold. Rob F reacts.
Newcastle United 1
Tottenham Hotspur 3
NUFC fan forum

Match reactions: Took a long time for me to react here, apologies. That's life sometimes. First thing I noticed was how Tottenham Hotspur seemed more confident in their abilities and as a potentially cohesive side, and I cannot but think it's partly due to the important win over Arsenal in the north London derby on the weekend. A weight had been lifted. It's not an instant turnaround. There's a lot to do. But the whole Spurs vibe oozed "if we can beat the in-form Gooners and deserve that historic win, we can beat this lot, let's get at it." OK, they don't think like commentators but you get the point.

Somehow there seemed to be more of a stage for the flair of the individual players yet fused with a team camaraderie - the latter revelation is a godsend because if there's one thing that makes or breaks a side, especially a Tottenham team, is whether the spirit abides. Based on the celebrations alone, they're really in it together.

The challenge remains that the side is still not at the level of being greater than the sum of its parts as yet, but these last two victorious results are a strong sign that the individual talent can ignite to create a veritable future synergy. We've glimpsed it before, and it was here again. Spurs synergy just doen't like a day out in Bournemouth, it seems. Or Sheffield.

MAN OF THE MATCH: Both Son Heung-min & Harry Kane are getting back to form. Son has been so good in several recent games and is overdue a MOM award. Sorted.

Match preview: Thank Buddha for NBC Sports Gold [a US online package] because otherwise I woulda missed being able to watch this game on replay several hours after it takes place. Because the way the Peacock channel [NBC's entry into mass streaming] has set things up for its first day in action would not have allowed me to timeshift the match. A disaster, but for the fact that even though I cancelled Sports Gold renewal when Covid curtailed the Prem's schedule for several months, my season subscription still remains active. Brilliant.

Because I won't be watching live there'll only be delayed reactions but please do check back for albeit delayed reactions. COYS. -- Rob F.

Coming very soon, match preview of Wednesday's game in England's north-east as Newcastle United host Tottenham Hotspur. Please check back. Coming very soon, match preview of Wednesday's game in England's north-east as Newcastle United host Tottenham Hotspur. Please check back.

Coming very soon, match preview of Wednesday's game in England's north-east as Newcastle United host Tottenham Hotspur. Please check back. Coming very soon, match preview of Wednesday's game in England's north-east as Newcastle United host Tottenham Hotspur. Please check back.

North London derby Covid style
Super Tottenham Toby
Belgian rises to head into history
AFC losers
Tottenham Hotspur 2
Arsenal 1
Sun, July 12, 2020 @ 8.30a US/Pacific (Ssn 20019/20)
US Live, all usual channels
Highlights, reaction.

Reactions: "Realistically to be challenging for the title Arsenal just need to get in Saliba, Upamecano & Partey. And Spurs just need to get rid of Jose." -- cojones70, guardian reader post.

"Toby, you are a diamond geezer." -- ginaberry, guardian reader post.

2nd Half: Superb Son corner finds the head of Belgium's Toby Alderweireld to put Spurs ahead for the first time and give the Lilywhites an historic and permanent victory in this very first north London derby to be played at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium. Way to go you Spurs!

1st Half: Lacazette unleashes, spectacular strike, but seconds later a defensive error, a suicide pass from Sead Kolasinac to David Luiz, sets up Son Heung-min who cooly chips in the equalizer. Worra pro. Talking of pro's, that gooner keeper knows his stuff, super quick reaction to turn a Ben Davies chip onto the crossbar.

Preview: If only it was Spurs who had a bright dynamic up & coming manager like Mikel Arteta and not a gaffer that looked well past his sell by date at both Chelsea and Man Utd, long before coming to Spurs in a move that still leaves legions of Lilywhite faithful in a state of shock that persists to this very day. Mourinho is a square peg in a round hole. We've got talent galore, Mouro does not have the vision, man management, or contemporary managerial savvy to make the Cockerels truly crow.

Even if we were to beat the Gooners on Sunday, and of course I'd be ecstatic like all other Lilywhites, it doesn't change the dilemma we face. Levy will lose a bucket load of dosh after paying off Mouro on top of Poch and bringing in, hopefully, someone who can turn THFC around, but the alternative, having Mouro spend a fortune on players and then not working out, is even more daunting.

Spurs have a fantastic new stadium and actually a very decent squad of players who individually create excitement. But the problems run deep and the club can't afford to to stick with a losing proposition any longer.

Dele Alli and Eric Dier are still out of contention for this one. Arsenal have more of their squad sidelined but they still boast a boatload of magic. Amazingly, BBC's Lawro predicts a 2:0 win for the boys in white and blue. His guest predictor, Palace fan Scotty Stacks is more realistic with a draw, but 3:3? You do know that Spurs don't do goals, don't you?

Arsenal right now are chasing everything down. If Spurs dawdle on the ball they'll be picking the ball out of their own net. Scrappy Leicester bit back when they just played Arsenal, refusing to be outdone, but Foxes are a hungry lot. Will the derby get the Tottenham players up for a scrap? Both sides are far from the finished article but the success curve heavily favors the wretched Reds, Spurs have been rubbish in recent games.

Check back for more build up to the north London derby being played on Sunday. COYS.

The Spur's Premiership
No Spurs shot on target
in drop

Bournemouth 0
Tottenham Hotspur 0
July 09, 2020 (Ssn 20019/20). [Last season Highlights]

Reactions: Reactions coming soon in another uninspiring Spurs performance.

Preview: Dele Alli injured, Dier banned. Bournemouth took the lead in their previous game, at Manchester United, but ended up getting battered.

In the corresponding fixture last season the Cherries beat the Lilywhites, see highlights link above. Apparently it was Bournemouth's only win in nine premier league matches against Spurs.

Thursday's match coming just before the Arsenal game on Sunday. Thursday's match coming just before the Arsenal game over the weekend. Thursday's match coming just before the Arsenal game over the weekend.

Premier action
Spurs & Toffees
vied to drive
home mid-table
Spurs sputter over line
Two true mid tablers
Tottenham Hotspur 1 Everton 0
Mon, July 06, 2020 (Ssn 2019/20)
Tottenham Hotspur stadium, London
US: NBCSN, fubo, SlingB, Hulu, AT&T. 12n Pacific time

Reactions: BBC Football: "Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho says the half-time clash between goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and forward Son Heung-min was 'beautiful' and 'something needed for the team to grow up'."

The Guardian reminded us that "Mourinho recorded his 200th win in the Premier League."

The Independent's Vithushan Ehantharajah feels "Lo Celso brings the perfect balance of light and dark to Mourinho's Spurs."

The Spur's take in a nutshell? Tottenham benefited from an off target Lo Celso goal which ricocheted off a Toffees player to provide the only goal.

It was an ugly, uninspiring encounter which left an awful lot to be desired, with frankly little confidence that Mourinho has what it takes to turn Spurs around. But a win is a win, which both Mourinho and the Lilywhites desperately needed from this, even if it was against a very uncreative Everton side but a side who nonetheless can grind out sufficient points to be safely mid table.

The Spur's Premiership
Mourinho & Spurs out of synch
1st half Kane equalizer outrageously denied
July 2, 2020
Sheffield Utd. (1) 3
Tottenham Hotspur (0) 1
Live USA/Pac 10a: NBCSN, fuBo, Hulu, SlingB, AT&T

2nd HALF: Despite massive advantage in possession and dominating the 2nd half, a series of Spurs player slip-ups and whadda you know it's suddenly two down and probably no way back now.

The Blades get behind the Spurs back line yet again and cut back for a third goal. Kane gets a consolation goal, important for him as now he's scored against all the other Prem sides.

1st HALF: Great Blades goal against the run of play but Spurs equalized with the very first move of the restart, only to have a classic Kane equalizer disallowed, long after 1:1 was the established score, by a diabolical retroactive VAR decision that claimed handball by Lucas Moura in the build up, even though Moura was falling over and the ball was blasted into his arm by a Sheffield Utd player. Unbelievable, horrible decision.

VAR the technology is potentially excellent but the fallible humans with their subjective decisions and ulterior motives renders the outcomes, as in this case, completely diabolical. It's hard to want to continue to watch football if the adjudicators simply can't get things right, with or without the technology.

PREVIEW: Sheffield United. They're as English as jellied eels, mushy peas & mash, and owned of course by foreign interests, in this case Prince Musa'ad bin Khalid bin Musa'ad Al Saud.

In the reverse fixture played Nov 2019 the Lilywhites underwhelmed in a 1:1 draw.

"Another unconvincing performance by a somewhat tired looking Spurs and the overriding thought is that manager Mauricio is not showing sufficient expertise at team selection, including substitutions and their timing, and so we have a group of talented individuals whose sum produces less than its component parts. Until that changes, we've got a potentially grave problem," wrote TheSpur. "Right now, we're lower table fare and Poch appears to be on a work to rule approach, as if his heart is not into it [except Euro Champs league and even that's hardly been stellar]. What we're seeing onfield in its present state is simply not viable for a club like Tottenham Hotspur. Work to rule won't work."

"The standout attacking player by a long way for Spurs, Lo Celso performed as if unburdened by the baggage that other Tottenham players are carrying and his injury problems and those of Ndombele and Sessegnon have delayed how quickly Pochettino has been able to integrate all three into his starting XI," wrote Alisdair Gold,

Red is the colour - United is their name. Check back for match reactions as they come in.

Blades web forum.

The Spur's Prem
A Win. We got a win.
Harry is baaaaack!
June 23, 2020. USA live tv/web.
Tottenham Hotspur 2
West Ham Utd 0

More reactions coming: It was impressive by Spurs who had WHU on the ropes but it needed a Kane goal to put it to bed [great mixed metaphor] after a long duel with the east Londoners. Not only is Kane bouncing back in the right direction, many other players are finding their way into match ready posture. Lo Celso was the brightest ray today which couldn't make Spurs fans happier, he is a fan fave. Another one of those, Son, is looking better each time and, almost unnoticed, fed Kane for his critical goal.

Preview: Our last encounter hosting West Ham [April 27, 2019] was Tottenham's first defeat at the brand new stadium. And in the corresponding fixture the season before that [January 2018] Spurs nicked a late equalizer to save north London blushes with the match ending 1:1, our goal a Heung-min Son crackerjack video reel golazo.

Going back to the most recent of those two home encounters, What we lacked among other things is how to counter attack swiftly and decisively and Mourinho is famous for that, and we saw it in action with the Stephen Bergwijn goal against Manchester Utd on Friday.

We're almost ready to kick-off today and reactions and updates due regularly.

The Spur's Premiership
Sensational Bergwijn goal
United spot kick shares points
Fri, June 19 (Ssn 20019/20)
Tottenham Hotspur 1
Manchester United 1
TH Stadium. Highlights & Preview
12.15p pac/USA/Can. TV:NBCSN Net:fubo, Hulu-Live, AT&T, SlingB
by Rob Francis

It's amazing to see so many reactions, mostly from pro-United actors, attribute the Steven Bergwijn goal to a United keeper David de Gea error. Though he could have done better, our very own Bergwijn's rapid counter, sheer speed of attack, and power he unleashed, all contributed to creating a brilliantly taken goal, the kind that fans live for.

Pogba being brought on as a sub had me worried, I was hoping that never happened, and he thrives on playing the Lilywhites. No exception this time, he created the spark, added the threat, that helped United claw back.

2nd Half: United equalized from the the spot after Dyer felled Pogba in the box, and then the ref, desperate to hand ManUre the win, awards the visitors a bogus penalty, eventually rejected by VAR.

1st Half: Wow. Class goal and quick thinking to poke out to Stephen Bergwijn whose mazy dash and powerdriver shot sent Spurs ahead. The tinny whistle sound made it sound like it had been deemed offside, but it's fine, and Tottenham's confident ability to absorb United and then unleash a counter of that impressiveness hints that Mourinho and the team have reached an amazing understanding.

Whomever scouted and pulled the strings to get Bergwijn from PSV to Spurs knew what he was doing. What was it, 26+mil? Well spent dude.

First truly big chance came in favor of United in around 20th min and sees Hugo LLoris pull off a class save from the ever dangerous Marcus Rashford.

Preview: it's just minutes before the match. The whole "vibe" of everything in the 24 hrs leading up to this says a United win. I desperately want the vibe to be exposed as a fraud. The only glimmer of hope was that the Joel Corry's "Lonely" on the PA system seemed to "sound" like it favored Spurs! Covid's been weird trip so far.

Both sides have most of their first team regular first choice starters available. It woulda been nice to have Lo Celso available but this is as close to a full array of talent that Jose Mourinho has had [Delle Ali suspended for Corona mocking video], or ever will have, prior to a match. This is it, showtime, to show what we can do against what is likely to be an instantly in-form United.

In the away version of this fixture played on December 4, 2019 The Spur's headline reflected the result: "ManUre done the Special One" as Jose Mourinho skulked off the field to a 2:1 defeat. Recently, things have continued to go well for Manchester United and significantly less so for the white and navy blue half of north London. Which gives United a telling edge in nabbing a Euro champs spot and makes it a long shot for us. That said, a win over the Devils gives us a genuinely credible chance of gettin Euro champs. In any event, we need almost all our results to be wins.

City cruise to 3:0 win against Arsenal
June 17, 2020: There's that gesture of "get in there, son!" as Raheem Sterling slammed home the first goal of the Premier league's return under Covid-19 restart realities, sending Spurs fans worldwide into ecstasy as Arsenal trundled off one down for the break. Since tuning in about 10 mins before the goal all I've witnessed is total City domination. They look stunningly good. The second half was still young when David Luiz gave away a spot kick, De Bruyne doubling the lead. City remained in absolute control and now, with Luiz red carded, it was just whether Arsenal could stave off a collapse. They did somehow get out alive, but not before a very late Foden goal cemented a commanding City victory. Good new for Spurs, but we have to win our matches and that's a whole 'nother story. Roll on Man Utd on Friday.

Spurs v Man Utd on Fri Jun 19
Can you feel it? This is reality! OK, wrong page. Anyway, the mighty Lilywhites will lead the Premier League into its first weekend back, playing the night of Fri June 19 against Manchester Utd at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium [8pm UK time]. Then four days later on Tuesday 23rd Spurs play at home again, "welcoming" West Ham.

Prem poised to return
Mid May 2020: Sky states "Top-level sport in England could restart behind closed doors from June 1". It looks like the various tiers of English football are largely making their own separate decisions on how to conclude their seasons, decimated of course by a world turned upside down by pandemic. So there's a lot that needs to be finalized about all this. Talksport writes of the Prem's return status: "The target date for a return is now set to be put back at least a week until June 19 after talks between players, managers and medical experts on Wednesday, May 13." [Still no final decision with talks continuing beyond that date.] As we said below, TheSpur is "all ears" and let's hope everybody can agree a workable framework. Stay tuned.

Harry Kane sponsors O's for charity
Mid May 2020: CNA Singapore is one of many global outlets picking up the Reuters story on sensational soccer striker Harry Kane starting a domino effect of good karma as he sponsors Orient shirts which in turn will promote a children's hospice and a mental health charity. What a guy! Meanwhile, the Prem is set to return in June with a lot of logistics to be determined. Sounds good, we're all ears.

Props to THFC, the fans & the Trust
Mid April 2020: Heartening to see what looks like a happy ending over the recent endangerment of Spurs jobs for the working people of Tottenham as described in this Guardian article.

Prem nixes games
As hotly expected since Thursday night: on Friday [March 13] the Premier league suspended all Prem matches immediately and until further notice, which postpones Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United. Also out of action are the Women's league and FA Cup fixtures, including the away north London FA Cup quarterfinal derby that was scheduled for Sunday.

Much as the PL hitherto doggedly pursued the notion that life must go on, reassuring and comforting as it was for a while, it just wasn't an ongoing plausible stance with Corona-V devastating the sporting scene along with almost all other aspects of life globally.