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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham News and Links for Thursday, January 4

A look at the month ahead, four days in

Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal - Premier League Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images

good morning!

I know we’re already into the early days of January, but now’s still a good time to look at what the month brings.

Tottenham Hotspur men’s squad:

It’s a weird one for Spurs. Three competitive matches total, and two of those are Premier League fixtures.

Considering the absences being built up, this could be a good thing for Tottenham.

I, for one, will not be complaining until January 15-30 when there is no Spurs football to watch. What’ll I do then? What about my DC Spurs resolution?

That’s for another day (probably the 15-30 of January).

Tottenham play their first FA Cup fixture against Burnley on Friday before two PL matches against Man United and Brentford.

Even though United are a clown show, I still don’t feel comfortable playing against them. Brentford, meanwhile, have been struggling lately. Let’s aim for at least 4 points.

But it’s also the transfer window! We have to believe there’ll be some activity going on, most likely with the addition of a new centreback. Who else will come in? And is anyone leaving?

Tottenham Hotspur men’s schedule: Burnley (5 Jan, FA Cup), at Man United (14 Jan, PL), Brentford (31 Jan, PL)

Tottenham Hotspur women’s squad:

The last time we checked in, Tottenham nabbed a historic 1-0 result against Arsenal in what felt like a real “crossing of the rubicon”.

Now’s as good as time as any to build on that with three very winnable matches - Sheffield United, West Ham and Southampton.

What follows that, though, is a clash against Manchester City. As of today, Spurs are just one point back. Can they make another statement?

Tottenham Hotspur women’s schedule: Sheffield United (14 Jan, FA Cup), at West Ham (21 Jam, WSL), at Soton (25 Jan, WSL Super Cup), Manchester City (28 Jan, WSL)

Fitzie’s track of the day: 335, by Abraham Alexander

And now for your links:

Dan KP: Spurs paying price for Postecoglou’s tactics, but history proves it produces results

Football.London sorts through Big Ange’s plans for January

Jeremie Frimprong launches foundation to help youth players who don’t make it professional