Tottenham Hotspurs find themselves in an interesting position in 2018. They are just about to open their new stadium and look to have the make up of a perennial top 4 contender in the Premier League. But how high is the ceiling for this squad and has this regime already squandered their best chance to win a major trophy?
Under Argentinian manager Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham have exceeded expectations as to the level of football they can play. Since his arrival in 2014 he has amassed a higher winning percentage (56%) than any other manager who was in charge for more than 70 games in the club’s history.
Furthermore in the big money spending era, he has been able to do this with little to no investment from ownership. To this day, 2018, their record transfer has still not topped 40m British pounds when their record sale of Gareth Bale in 2013 netted them over 90m British pounds. Tottenham are privately owned by ENIC who are owned by British Billionaire Joe Lewis. Lewis’ partner Daniel Levy is the Chief Executive of Spurs. And with all their rivals in England and abroad investing much more heavily than them, can they compete for major trophies?
At the moment the answer seems to be a resounding ‘No’. Their last trophy was the 2007/08 League cup. They have not won the first division title in almost 60 years and sooner or later, without more commitment it may be difficult to hold on to homegrown stars such as Dele Alli and Harry Kane who have been the driving force behind this teams rise over the past few seasons.
And because of this Homegrown talent, and Poch’s excellent tactical knowledge, Tottenham are still capable of beating any club in Europe on any given day. They showed this last season by thrashing 3 time consecutive Champions League winners, Real Madrid, at Wembley Stadium.
Making North London their home, Tottenham were the first club in the 20th century to complete a league and cup double, doing so in 1962, and were the first English side to win a UEFA club competition – doing so the following year by winning the European Cup Winners’ Cup. Their overall success has been solid, with two English league titles, eight FA Cups, four English League Cups and three major European trophies.
During World War II when anti-semitism was spreading throughout Europe Tottenham became known as the Jewish Club and became a symbol of resistance against the racist Nazi belief system. They continue their good karma to this day being actively involved in social programs and charities in their community.
Tottenham Next Game
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You will find Tottenham’s entire season schedule right here. Check out their latest results and take a look at odds for upcoming fixtures, or sort by home and away games to review trends and form. For past results, you can review lineups, match reports and statistics which will help give you the edge when deciding on your final bet.
Tottenham Scores And Standings
Below you will find Tottenham’s current Premier League standings, updated after every matchday. You can toggle home and away fixtures, review offensive production, view defensive statistics and even check out how the Spurs’ first and second half performances differ. There is a wealth of information available to you right here.
Bet On Tottenham Games
From a betting standpoint, Tottenham looked to be emerging as a powerhouse home team, at White Hart Lane.
In 2016/17 Tottenham went undefeated at home in the Premier League going 17-2-0 and outscoring opposition 47-9. Not only did they keep clean sheets in 63% of their home games but 58% also went over 2.5 goals. So following that line of reasoning anytime Tottenham was -1.5 goal favorite or around even money they were a fantastic bet. And when teams can turn their home stadium into a fortress this becomes something that online sports bettors can bank on for years.
But alas it was short lived as White Hart Lane was demolished to build Tottenham’s new stadium and Spurs were forced to make Wembley their home last season. Results were not as good, as they had to overcome what is known as the ‘Wembley curse’.
Their away form remained consistent under Pochettino in his 4 full seasons at the club. In 19 away Premier League games he has always earned 30-34 pts per season. However the home record has fluctuated due to the upheaval. In Poch’s 4 seasons he has won 33, 36, 53 and 43 points in 19 Premier League home games and soon he will be moving into a new stadium which we will have to handicap from scratch.
Tottenham’s most heated rivalry is against Arsenal in what is known as the North London Derby. Aside from winning trophies, Spurs fans want nothing more than to finish ahead of Arsenal at season’s end. Arsenal have gone so far as to invent a fake holiday, St. Totteringham’s day, on the day each season when they have clinched a higher Premier League finishing position than Tottenham for that season. If nothing else, Pochettino has put this holiday out of existence the past two seasons finishing ahead of the Gunners.
As London whipping boys Chelsea and Arsenal over the years, they also got a measure of revenge against the Blues last season winning at Stamford Bridge for the first time since 1990.
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