Tottenham fans! Are you Stoked? I know you are! Tottenham Hotspur open their 2015-16 season at White Hart Lane with a match against the Potters of Soke City, newly rejuvenated and somehow optimistic that they can be good this season.
Tottenham have Hugo Lloris, Danny Rose, and Ryan Mason back and healthy, and they're hoping to put some goals on the scoreboard today against a Stoke side that, while good, doesn't have the same kind of relentless press that Manchester United utilizes.
Stoke are coming off of a last-gasp 1-0 home loss to Liverpool last weekend, while Spurs also lost 1-0 to Manchester United at Old Trafford. The Potters are without new signing Xherdan Shaqiri as he serves a suspension picked up last season in the Coppa Italia, but do have Mame Biram Diouf up top, former Liverpool player Glen Johnson, and Barcelona exile Ibrahim Affellay. Don't think that the Potters will just roll over.
But we ain't scared. After all, the only person I know who was ever afraid of a Potter was Lord Voldemort.
Date/time: Saturday, August 15, 2 p.m. (UK), 10 a.m. (USA)
Venue: White Hart Lane, London, UK
Official: Robert Madley
TV: NBCSN (USA), Not Televised (UK), Sportsnet (Canada), Fox Sports 2 (Australia), other listings at livesoccertv.com
Streaming: NBCS Live Extra (USA), audio streamed at tottenhamhotspur.com
Radio: Tottenham streams match audio on their website. Most matches also available on talkSPORT radio, BBC Radio 5Live and BBC London 94.9.
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