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‘Hope He Never Plays Again’ Spurs Fans Slam This Man Following Aston Villa Victory

Spurs booked their place in the FA Cup fourth round with a 2-0 win over Aston Villa at White Hart Lane, in what was an extremely uninspiring performance from the Lilywhites.

The first 45 minutes were up there with the worst halves of football I have ever seen as Villa seemed content to sit back and absorb any Spurs pressure that came there way. It was boring and dull, but effective for the visitors, who limited the hosts to few chances in the first period.

The game started to open up a bit in the second period as Villa started to play a little bit more positively. The game was also livened up with the introduction of the in-form Dele Alli in place of struggling striker Vincent Janssen on the hour mark. Spurs started to look better going forward, and just 51 seconds after coming on, Georges-Kevin N’Koudou was involved in the opening goal.

He received the ball from Dele Alli on the left, and whipped in a low cross that was behind Ben Davies, who managed to turn the ball into the back of the net to give Tottenham the lead.

The Lilywhites looked comfortable after the goal, and they doubled their lead nine minutes later. Heung-min Son with a tidy finish ten minutes from time to send Spurs into the fourth round of the FA Cup.

One player who disappointed yet again for Tottenham was front man Vincent Janssen. He struggled to get involved once again. He didn’t make the right runs, and whenever he did get the ball, he was slow to make decisions, losing possession more often than not. In the first half alone, the Dutchman was dispossessed seven times. Yes. Seven.

The 22-year-old summer signing’s search for his first goal from open play for Spurs goes on. While some remain paitent, others are labelling the striker Spurs’ worst ever player and calling for him to be sold in this January transfer window. Here is how Spurs fans reacted to Janssen’s display against Aston Villa.

Onomah Starts, 9 Changes: Tottenham Team News & Predicted Line-Up To Face Villa

Spurs kick off their FA Cup campaign for this season with a home tie against Aston Villa. Spurs come into this game in good form, having won their last five in all competitions. 

Mauricio Pochettino has no fresh injury concerns ahead of this one. Erik Lamela is still out with a hip injury, which he has flown back to Rome for further treatment on. Here is the Spurs predicted line-up to face Villa.

GK: Michel Vorm

For rotational purposes, I think that Vorm will start here for Spurs in between the sticks. He filled in well when Lloris was injured at the start of the season, and deserves a chance to impress here.

RB: Kieran Trippier

The right-back was on fire against Watford. He was the creator of the first and second goals from a wing-back position. The cross for the second was exquisite, and I think he will start again here.

CB: Kevin Wimmer

We have heard reports that Kevin Wimmer will not be going out on loan over the January transfer window, and with any potential loan move off, I expect Wimmer to feature in the starting line-up against Villa.

CB: Cameron Carter-Vickers

Although many fans feel the FA Cup should be valued just as much as the Premier League, it is also a chance to rotate the squad and play some of the youngsters. I was impressed with Carter-Vickers in the EFL Cup against Gillingham, and I look forward to a similar performance here.

LB: Ben Davies

We have not seen too much of Ben Davies recently, apart from a cameo role against Watford so Danny Rose could be rested for the Chelsea game. I think he will play from the start here.

Is Achieving A Top Four Finish Finally A Realistic Target?

It’s something that we didn’t really expect this season, as many fans will probably admit. We all felt like we didn’t do enough business in the transfer window, and the players weren’t strong enough for the challenge, but my have these boys proved us (slightly) wrong already.

At the time of writing, Spurs are sitting in 6th position, three points off of the 4th place, which we have been coveting for so long. Manchester United are the side that occupies the 4th position, and they haven’t exactly been amazing but they have certainly been efficient. When you look at the next few fixtures for us, it is a huge month, probably the biggest of the season, and if we come out of the period with maximum points, then we cannot be ignored in the top four race.

Let’s start with Monday evening, when Aston Villa pays a visit to White Hart Lane, possibly with a new manager in charge. Let’s say that manager is Reme Garde, and the players want to make an impact, but Spurs grab the three points. That could possibly place us 4th in the league if things go our way, right before three massive London derbies.

Arsenal, West Ham and Chelsea make up our November fixtures, and let’s say, hypothetically, we win all three games. Nine points against two of the top form teams in the league would make teams stand up and take notice. Chelsea’s blip shows no signs of stopping, whilst Leicester and West Ham may lose their momentum soon, meaning there will be spaces in the table open to the teams around the top.

Most will expect that Manchester United and Manchester City, along with Arsenal to be at the top of the tree, but once West Ham and Leicester fall away, and if Chelsea don’t improve, it will be between ourselves and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool to fight out for the final Champions League spot, and from what we’ve seen so far, we have to be favourites.

Liverpool are still to pick up a league victory under the German, whilst Spurs thrashed and simply outclassed Bournemouth 1-5 at Dean Court, with our boy Harry Kane grabbing a hat trick, and Cristian Eriksen being faultless on the ball. It was amazing to see how easily we scored five goals, and how we took the game by the scruff of the neck and controlled it after falling behind.

If we keep this up, and if we manage to keep our fitness levels going all season, I have every reason to believe that we may strike gold come May.

FOUR Clubs Interested In Spurs Winger

Four Premier League clubs are set to battle it out for Tottenham winger Andros Townsend, who has fallen out of favour under Argentine boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Sunderland, Aston Villa and Newcastle are set to be joined by West Ham in the race for the England international who started just ten league games last season for Spurs.

The Daily Star believe that West Ham have now joined the race for Townsend, and they also report that the Lilywhites are wanting to sell up for £15m, and with that many clubs interested, they are sure to be holding out for the full asking price.

Mauricio Pochettino and Daniel Levy have been working hard throughout the summer shifting some of the deadweight, including midfielders Paulinho, Benjamin Stambouli and Etienne Capoue.

The Argentine boss has left Andros Townsend out so far this season with the Englishman unused this campaign, will this summer see the end of Townsend’s career at Tottenham?

Spurs Outcast Set To Reunite With Ex-Spurs Boss?

Aston Villa have reportedly contacted Tottenham Hotspur about the availability of Spurs’ enigmatic striker Emmanuel Adebayor, either on a permanent transfer or to take him on a season long loan deal.

Since being granted compassionate leave twice throughout last season, Mauricio Pochettino is keen on new strikers to freshen up the squad and Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy is desperate to get Adebayor off the club’s wage bill but Villa are reluctant to offer him the current £100,000 per week salary he earns at White Hart Lane.

Despite London being his preferred choice of place to stay, Adebayor is said to be keen on a reunion with former Spurs Head Coach Tim Sherwood who plucked the Togo international from out of the shadows when he took over after Andre Villas-Boas was sacked in December 2013 and made Adebayor the focal point of the side for the rest of that season.

In return, Adebayor scored 14 goals in the 2nd half of that season and looked like the best Adebayor we had since his season on loan at The Lane. But despite initially starting this season under Mauricio Pochettino he fell out of favour with the manager, team-mates and fans after his criticism of fans after the home defeat by Stoke last November. After that he only played sparsely and it’s clear his days in the Lilywhite shirt are over.

Since Christian Benteke is leaving Villa Park for Anfield, Sherwood is very keen to add a striker to his ranks and could use the opportunity to get Adebayor back on track as well as boosting the strength of his side and ending his very tumultuous time at Spurs.

Spurs Still Keen On Villa Star Despite Reports Stating He Will Reject Any Move To The Club

Tottenham are set to up the ante in the race to sign Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, in an attempt to beat the likes of Liverpool to the Belgian’s signature.

The Mirror report that Spurs could chuck Emmanuel Adebayor into a potential deal with the club desperately looking to offload the striker, despite Adebayor’s intentions of staying in North London.

Spurs are still set to make move for the striker, amid reports that Benteke will reject any move to Spurs, even if a fee is agreed between the two clubs, whether these reports are true remains to be seen.

Tim Sherwood already knows the secret of how to get Emmanuel Adebayor back on form, after we saw a different Adebayor in the second half of the 2013/14 when Sherwood was in charge at Tottenham.

Benteke not being keen on the move is not the only spanner in the works for this potential move, but Adebayor’s colossal £100,000-per-week wages could be a problem for Villa, but Spurs reportedly could pay a percentage of his salary should the striker move to another club later this summer.

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Nacer Chadli Wants Belgian Striker To Join Spurs

Recent reports have suggested that Tottenham will make a move or have made a move for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, and midfielder Nacer Chadli is hoping that the star will join Spurs.

It has also been reported that Chelsea are interested in the striker who netted thirteen times in the Premier League last season, and it could take a bid of £32.5m to take the Belgian away from Aston Villa.

Should both clubs come in with a bid of the same offer, it is possible that Benteke could be left with a choice to make, Chelsea or Spurs, and Nacer Chadli is hoping that Benteke would choose Spurs over Chelsea should it come to it.

The midfielder who has been in a good bit of form this season is hoping that the striker will be coming in at White Hart Lane this summer, and may have a little chat with him on international duty.

“I hope it’s going to happen, but first they have to attract him and there are a lot of clubs who want him – and Christian has to make his choice.”

Eden Hazard has already urged the striker to join Chelsea, but Nacer Chadli will have his fingers crossed in the hope that Benteke will ignore Hazard’s advice.

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Spurs Weighing Up Bid For Premier League Striking Star

The Sun believe that Tottenham will make their move for Christian Benteke in the very near future, and could be the first to make a bid for the Belgian striker.

Reports suggest that Spurs could make a £20m bid for the striker, despite Tim Sherwood cklearly stating that it would take a bid of £32.5m to trigger the Belgian’s release clause in his contract.

Benteke wants European football next season, narrowing his options to three clubs, Chelsea, Liverpool and indeed Tottenham, who all will take part in either the Champions League or the Europa League.

Mauricio Pochettino will be looking to strengthen his strike force this summer, and despite Harry Kane scoring 21 Premier League goals this season, Pochettino will be looking to add depth up front with both Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado both misfiring in recent times.

Chelsea and Liverpool are also interested, so if Spurs want to sign the striker, then they will have to act fast for sure.

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Spurs Join Race For Netherlands International

London24 claim that Tottenham have joined the race to sign Aston Villa central defender Ron Vlarr from Aston Villa upon the Belgian’s contract expiry.

Tim Sherwood is braced to lose some of his key players this summer with bids set to come flying in from a whole host of clubs for Christian Benteke, Tom Cleverley has agreed to join Everton, and Ron Vlaar could be heading out the exit door in a few weeks.

After not signing a new contract with Villa, Ron Vlaar could leave on a free transfer unless Tim Sherwood can agree a new deal with the defender.

Manchester United and Spurs are believed to be the front runners in the race for the centre-back, and negotiations can begin with player and agent right now.

Spurs have already signed centre-half Kevin Wimmer for £4.2m, and if these rumours have any truth to them, then it would seem that Mauricio Pochettino is keen to strengthen the defensive unit further.

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Tottenham To Battle With Two Other Clubs For Young Right-Back

The Daily Mail report that Tottenham will face competition from at least two other Premier League clubs in their pursuit to sign young Burnley right-back Kieran Trippier.

Aston Villa and Liverpool are also reportedly interested in the young star, and both are sizing up a bid for the right-back, who has a release clause in his contract believed to be £3.5m.

Trippier has had a successful debut season in the Premier League and has been linked with a move away from the club following Burnley’s relegation to the Championship.

Tim Sherwood’s transfer strategy this summer appears to be bringing in young English talent, and Trippier falls under this category, and could be standing in Mauricio Pochettino’s way of signing the 24-year-old.

Pochettino is a huge admirer of the right-back, and will make a summer bid and trigger his release clause, but will he beat Liverpool and Aston Villa to his signature?

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