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Norman Giller's Weekly - 24.11.14
Enjoy a little optimism while we can

Norman Giller writes for Spurs Odyssey "Football can make you look as silly as drink. It seems only a blink of an eye ago I was writing here that Spurs can wave goodbye to any hope of challenging for a top four place. Now – thanks to yesterday’s luck-laced win at Hull – we are only two points behind Man United in fourth position.

Admittedly there are nine clubs above us, but a win against Everton at the Lane next Sunday would lift Spurs right back into the top six mix. The fact that the following game is against runaway leaders Chelsea at the Bridge brings my feet back on the ground, but let’s try to enjoy a little optimism while we can............."

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Hull City v Spurs match report - 23.11.14
Hull 1 Spurs 2 - Villains and heroes

However much change was down to injury, and however much was down to Mauricio Pochettino’s team selection, the fact is that with 6 team changes since the home defeat by Stoke, Spurs were just as lamentable for much of the first half. In my preview, I referred to the risk of an “X-rated Ex-factor”, and lo and behold, one of the three ex-Spurs players in the Hull side did score in the 8th minute. That was Jake Livermore, who was not closed down, and fired low past Lloris’s right hand. To his credit, Livermore did not celebrate his blow against the club that had nurtured him from Academy days.

Spurs spent other occasions in the first half in disarray, and could easily have gone two or three down. They were playing with the lack of confidence of a relegation side. Passes were not finding their target, and what few chances that were created ended in easy shots for goalkeeper McGregor.

Spurs came to life in the second half..........

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Spurs had won a hard fought battle against a well organised side having continued to try and play their way through the middle. I would have liked to see a couple of balls played over the top for a runner to break the defensive line. Spurs responded well after going behind in a game where there were few chances. Harrison put his two chances away well and Georgiou made headway in the second half to finally break through.

The win moves Spurs up to fourth in the table a point ahead of West Ham who are the next visitors to Hotspur Way. Spurs will be looking to avenge the loss to the Hammers in the same fixture last season when visitors won 3-2.

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Spurs v Stoke match report - 09.11.14
Spurs 1 Stoke 2 - Shameful performance, but who is to blame?

Spurs slipped to their fourth home defeat in only 6 games, and slipped back to the bottom half of the Premier League with a performance that was quite simply of the standard of a team destined for relegation.

The question is - who exactly is to blame for what seems like Spurs' worst start to a league season since the days of Juande Ramos 6 years ago? Under Pochettino, Spurs did win their first two league games, but they've only managed two wins in their last six league games.

I confess that I tweeted my views at half-time, when we were 2-0 down, when I said "Might I be the first to say F*** off Mauricio, I think it's time to go" That drew a lot of reaction, most of which thought I was jumping the gun, and guilty of my own knee-jerk reaction. There was some agreement with my offering..............

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Asteras Tripolis v Spurs Match Report - 06.11.14
Asteras Tripolis 1 Spurs 2 - They're two of our own!

The club logo of Asteras Tripolis Two of Spurs' home grown players, Andros Townsend and Harry Kane, gave us the first half goals which proved enough to give Spurs the win, and to maintain their position level with Besiktas at the top of Group C.

Quite how that happened is beyond most observers, as Asteras could, maybe should, have scored five or six goals in the second half. The home side surged upon the Spurs goal with passion and incisiveness, but, luckily for Spurs, lots of inaccuracy.

Spurs had 69% of the possession, but, as we all know, it's what you do with that possession that counts................

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