An End of Season Ramble, and Thanks for Dropping By This Season
TOTTENHAM ON MY MIND
by Alan
1M ago
Endings matter. Settle with the past to move on. I’m not so bright with endings. Leaving dos are important, and I advise people I manage to always hold one, except I don’t go to mine. So here’s an ending to this season, it’s the right thing to do. Less of an analysis, more a ramble through events and emotions. Let’s see where this goes. It’s been an odd season. It hasn’t, really, but it feels like an odd season, cluttered with mixed emotions. It occurs to me that early in my ramble, I have stumbled upon the single most significant element, which is that I still feel it. That powerful emotional ..read more
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This is How We Are.
TOTTENHAM ON MY MIND
by Alan
2M ago
This morning I checked in on social media to gauge reaction to the game, as I usually do. There’s a lot of criticism of the crowd’s reaction. Throw me a lifebelt, I’m drowning in a stream of moralistic pious sewage. Have people ever been to a football match? Have they ever supported a team? Any team? Teams have rivals. They don’t want those rivals to succeed. It’s fundamental. You decide who you support and in that big bang moment of creation you also learn who your rivals are. Positive and negative. Yin and yang. Defines what you are by knowing what you’re not. Last night, Spurs played a foot ..read more
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Let’s Straighten It Out Spurs
TOTTENHAM ON MY MIND
by Alan
2M ago
Contemporary top-level football is complex. Double pivots, inverted full-backs, gegenpressing, I’ve banned the expression A***ball but that too – I get it. But it’s not overly simplistic to say, at free kicks, get your big bloke on their big bloke. Or don’t get too many players upfield and let teams score on the counter. Or defend a bloody corner properly. And when we have a problem defending set-pieces, don’t give stupid free-kicks away. What infuriates me are all these mug goals. We are total mugs, handing opportunities to opponents instead of making them work hard for them. Regardless of di ..read more
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Spurs Price Rises Test Loyalty to the Limit
TOTTENHAM ON MY MIND
by Alan
2M ago
Prices for next season up 6% and concession pricing hacked to bits. Costs have risen, I get it. But so has the club’s income, yet fans won’t receive any of the benefits. Everyone was expecting an increase, I’m not naïve. The point is, we hear how Spurs are reaping the rewards at last of financial prudence and the income from the new ground, but it seems the fans aren’t part of the equation.    The decision to limit the number of senior concessions and the amount of the discount is disgraceful, a shameful, offhand disregard of decades of loyalty that impacts longstanding supporters, t ..read more
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Spurs Seven Rooms of Gloom
TOTTENHAM ON MY MIND
by Alan
2M ago
And so the world turns, and the universe restores order. Cosmic forces, eternal and unimpeachable, ensure balance and stability, where yin cuddles yang. Joy and pain. For every action, there’s a reaction. The things that football fans can’t explain to those who do not follow the game, this is the other bit. For every last minute winner, there has to be a breakaway, only they score it, not us. We spend a lifetime fretting over eleven players kicking a ball. A brutal, recurring reminder that we place our faith, hopes and dreams in their hands and have no control whatsoever over the outcome. How ..read more
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Soul Deep at the Lane
TOTTENHAM ON MY MIND
by Alan
2M ago
With the New Year comes the proliferation of self-improvement advice to enhance physical and mental well-being, and goodness knows I should pay more attention to both. The joys of a late winner are strangely not included in any of the options I’ve come across. I really think the advice gurus are missing a trick here. It’s obvious there’s nothing like it for instant gratification and lasting exhilaration, especially if it’s banged right into the roof of the net, no messing. This is the bit football fans can’t explain to those who don’t follow the game. Their reactions towards us range from patr ..read more
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Spurs Price Rises Test Loyalty to the Limit
TOTTENHAM ON MY MIND
by Alan
4M ago
Prices for next season up 6% and concession pricing hacked to bits. Costs have risen, I get it. But so has the club’s income, yet fans won’t receive any of the benefits. Everyone was expecting an increase, I’m not naïve. The point is, we hear how Spurs are reaping the rewards at last of financial prudence and the income from the new ground, but it seems the fans aren’t part of the equation.    The decision to limit the number of senior concessions and the amount of the discount is disgraceful, a shameful, offhand disregard of decades of loyalty that impacts longstanding supporters, t ..read more
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Spurs Seven Rooms of Gloom
TOTTENHAM ON MY MIND
by Alan
5M ago
And so the world turns, and the universe restores order. Cosmic forces, eternal and unimpeachable, ensure balance and stability, where yin cuddles yang. Joy and pain. For every action, there’s a reaction. The things that football fans can’t explain to those who do not follow the game, this is the other bit. For every last minute winner, there has to be a breakaway, only they score it, not us. We spend a lifetime fretting over eleven players kicking a ball. A brutal, recurring reminder that we place our faith, hopes and dreams in their hands and have no control whatsoever over the outcome. How ..read more
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Soul Deep at the Lane
TOTTENHAM ON MY MIND
by Alan
5M ago
With the New Year comes the proliferation of self-improvement advice to enhance physical and mental well-being, and goodness knows I should pay more attention to both. The joys of a late winner are strangely not included in any of the options I’ve come across. I really think the advice gurus are missing a trick here. It’s obvious there’s nothing like it for instant gratification and lasting exhilaration, especially if it’s banged right into the roof of the net, no messing. This is the bit football fans can’t explain to those who don’t follow the game. Their reactions towards us range from patr ..read more
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Tell Me, Ain’t It The Truth
TOTTENHAM ON MY MIND
by Alan
5M ago
Dier out, Dragusin in, a move that embodies the changes at Spurs since Postecoglou’s appointment, not so much his will imposed on the club as his spirit and ethos coursing through its veins and nervous system. These are Ange’s decision, this is Ange time. Dier is stolid, Dragusin looks exciting. Dier is the past, the present and future is about speed, athleticism and vibrancy, and already Ange has a squad that gives him what he wants. There’s a plan here, moving decisively in the market to buy players who are young (ish) and who already have a foundation of experience on which to build, with A ..read more
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