Tottenham Hotspur Analysis

Whenever we want to put on our thinking caps and actually say something intelligent and thoughtful about Spurs, it goes here.

Updated Premier League Projections

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Spurs may be struggling, but other teams are struggling too. It's a kind of good news.

Spurs are bad at home. And it's our own fault.

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Home field advantage? Not exactly.

Don't be scared. Starting Kane won't break him.

26

Won't somebody think of the children????

Michael Caley on Harry Kane (Washington Post)

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Michael Caley doesn't just write for us, he also freelances for the Washington Post in their Fancy Stats blog. In this article, Caley explains what we already know: that Harry Kane is awesome and ridiculous. Go forth and read it! (Photo: Richard Heathcoate/Getty Images)

Match ratings to the theme of pets

300

Pets are awesome, but not all of them.

Harry Kane deserves to play

91

Kane's done it all, and he deserves a chance to play at the highest level.

Who's your MOTM against Villa?

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Who's your Man of the Match for Spurs against Aston Villa? The Cartilage Free Captain writers give their picks.

Updated Premier League Projections

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Liverpool dropping, Southampton rising, Spurs... oh.

Eric Dier is learning, and that's okay

17

Eric Dier hasn't been good lately, but sometimes that's the price you need to pay to develop young players.

Spurs must follow the Chelsea way

107

There's a better way to handle the develop Tottenham's youngest players, unfortunately, it's a method employed by one of our biggest rivals.

Is it time to pull the plug on Spurs' loan policy?

92

Despite the recent emergence of several academy grads, none of them succeeded on loan. Is it time to scrap the project?

Why do Spurs keep dropping points?

196

Tottenham keeps underperforming despite rotating managers, players, and systems. Why?

Match ratings to the theme of Oregon Trail deaths

82

That match was depressing, so here's our match ratings to the theme of something equally depressing.

Who was your Man of the Match against Newcastle?

47

Who was Tottenham's best player in Sunday's debacle?

Updated Premier League Projections

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Check 'em out. It's the projections that told you Southampton was good.

Spurs prospect rankings: where are they now?

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Last year we rated our prospects, let's see how we did.

Is Kane Tottenham's Totti?

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Harry Kane's best position just might be behind the main striker rather than alone up top. But what does that mean for Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela, and Nacer Chadli?

Why I hate Ryan Mason

261

Ryan Mason is playing well, but is starting him holding back development of other Spurs central midfielders?

Why aren't Spurs using Lamela more forward?

57

A look at the ways in which some of Erik Lamela's long-buried striker powers might be brought to the fore to Tottenham's benefit.

Player Ratings: Halloween Candy Edition

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We rate our players after our spooktacular defeat

MOTM: Ryan Mason

26

Picking a man of the match after a big loss is sometimes difficult, but Tottenham's young central midfielder deserved it.

Meet Monchi, our DoF target

40

Tottenham Hotspur already have a director of football, but they're reportedly gunning for a new one, and he's one of the best in the business.

Do Spurs need a striker?

110

Spurs have three strikers. One is starting every league game. Another is killing it every chance he gets in the cups. But the club is rumored to be after another one in the window. We debate if...

Why buying Huntelaar makes financial sense

222

Ditching Roberto Soldado, even for nothing, and bringing in Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is probably a win for Spurs.

On ditching Roberto Soldado

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It's time to accept that Roberto Soldado is not going to regain his value.

Updated Premier League projections

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Another week of projections. I talk about why Arsenal and Liverpool still have a solid hold on those third and fourth place spots.

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