You want narrative? We got narrative. Tottenham Hotspur head south to take on the Saints of Southampton at St. Mary's Park today. It's the first time Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has returned to his old haunts since taking the Tottenham job this past summer. Poche still has friends at the south coast club, but don't expect a warm welcome from the St. Mary's faithful. Spurs and Saints are competing, along with Liverpool, for the fifth, sixth, and seventh spots in the EPL table, and a win for either club would help them immensely.
Spurs are definitely without Kyle Walker, possibly without Hugo Lloris and Danny Rose. Soton are without Victor Wanyama, who is suspended.
St. Mary's isn't an easy place to play, and you better believe after Pochettino tried to poach Morgan Schneiderlin this summer that the Saints will not roll over easily. Expect a lot of pressing, and perhaps a good deal of angst.
Good morning, fellow American Spurs fans! Brew an extra cup of coffee and let's will our bleary eyes towards the television screen. COYS!
How to Watch
Match Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015
Time: 12:45 pm, GMT (7:45 a.m. ET)
Location: St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton, England
TV/Streaming: The match will be carried live on NBC Sports, and also live-streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra in the USA. It's on BT Sports 1 and in the UK. It's on TSN5 in Canada and Fox Sports 4 in Australia. In Estonia? Try Viasat Sports Baltic. Find your local listings for the match here.
Radio: BBC Radio London 94.9 normally broadcasts Spurs' matches (unavailable in the USA without a proxy), and it will also be carried in the UK on TalkSport Radio. If you are a (free) MySpurs or OneHotspur member you can listen on Spurs' official website, though it's not always reliable.
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