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Are fans cursing the possession of Aaron Lennon?

It’s a known fact that Lennon wouldn’t have got his chance to showcase his ability had, then Spurs winger, Wayne Routledge not picked up a season curtailing injury against Portsmouth on the opening day of the 05/06 season.



It’s a known fact that Lennon wouldn’t have got his chance to showcase his ability had, then Spurs winger, Wayne Routledge not picked up a season curtailing injury against Portsmouth on the opening day of the 05/06 season.

At one point the leagues youngest player, Lennon was bought in by then Sporting Director Damien Comolli, presumably as an understudy to Routledge.

However, that injury saw Lennon thrust into the spotlight and many defences had no idea what they were up against.

Packing pace in abundance with the ability to beat a man down the right-flank, the former Leeds midfielder was ticking all the right boxes with the Spurs faithful. At last, the club had a winger that could terrorise defences much in the same way David Ginola did almost 10 years before.

However, as the years have gone by, many feel Lennon’s progress has stagnated somewhat. Yes, he pops up with the odd goal, winners against West Ham and Liverpool spring to mind, and the bulb that flickers into life whenever he sees an opportunity to break-down the right is still ever present but are the cobwebs beginning to form around said bulb?

At 24-years-old, Lennon should have been a regular in the national set-up by now and, perhaps even more so, fans shouldn’t be calling for him to be dropped.

But that appears to be the case for the pint-sized wingman after almost a year of mediocre displays from a player who should be dazzling fans, not boring them to death.

Some were hoping that David Beckham’s brief training camp at White Hart Lane would have seen Lennon’s crossing ability improve significantly, this hasn’t been the case unfortunately and while he pops the odd devastating ball into the 18-yard box, his delivery isn’t consistent enough for him to be considered a Spurs regular, in my opinion.

This apparent lack of confidence hasn’t happened over night and some believe it was the World Cup last year that affected him more so than others.

Injuries have also taken their toll on him and it’s no secret that in the season leading up to the World Cup, his early form made him first name on the team sheet.

Since then, however, his place hasn’t been guaranteed and he was dropped towards the end of last season in favour of Van der Vaart on the right.

Reported falling outs with Redknapp haven’t helped matters either and some fans thought his career with Spurs would be over sooner rather than later after a very public dispute over why he didn’t play against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu back in April.

However, he still finds himself with the number 7 shirt at White Hart Lane and up until the Wolves match, found himself on the team sheet more often than not.

Yet, another niggling injury has hampered his season again and it’s becoming a familiar story seeing the winger sidelined due to one reason or another.

Fans hope that Lennon finds his spark sooner rather than later but will many lose sleep should Levy and co. cash in on him? I very much doubt it.

With Redknapp willing to utilise Dos Santos, having called off a summer move to Sevilla, and Kranjcar back in his good books, Lennon finally has some stiff competition for a starting spot and it will be interesting to see whether he can walz his way back on to the first-team sheet when he returns from his latest set-back.

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Incidents of alcohol and drug abuse surface among workers at Tottenham’s new stadium



Construction News (h/t Independent) claims to have first-hand accounts of workers under the influence of alcohol and drugs at our new stadium.

Tottenham’s £850m new home has been hit by numerous delays and the club haven’t shared a final date for the launch of the stadium.

A source speaking to Construction News (h/t Independent) said:

“I’ve not worked on a site like that in a long, long time.

“There were people off their heads, drinking cans first thing in the morning before going on to site and snorting coke in the toilets.”

However, Mace have denied such claims and a company spokesperson claimed that tests were carried out regularly to ensure the safety of the staff.

The personnel was quoted by the Independent saying:

“We carry out regular random drugs and alcohol testing to ensure that our rules are enforced throughout our supply chain. Any concerns about specific health and safety risks should have been flagged to Mace health and safety staff on the project.”

Our new stadium was expected to be completed for the game against Liverpool on 15th September but Tottenham will continue playing their home games at Wembley.

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This latest report will be a further blow to Tottenham as the stadium is behind schedule and we had reported that the home might not be ready before 2019.

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“The season is saved”, “This is the signing you make?” – Some Spurs fans unhappy with latest deal by club



Tottenham haven’t done all that well in recent games with three losses on the spin. The Premier League loss against Liverpool was tough to take but the 2-1 defeat at Inter Milan was even worse.

We were leading till the 85th minute before Mauro Icardi and Matias Vecino got the goals at San Siro.

Tottenham bounced back with a win against Brighton & Hove Albion but prior to that, the team had time to pose for a new range of apparel from Hugo Boss.

A post from the Spurs Twitter account revealed that our first-team squad would be sporting suits from the company from the ‘Create Your Look’ line.

Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen, Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and a host of other players and staff were pictured in the dapper suits.

It isn’t a surprise that teams are being sponsored by brands but this deal does come a little late, given that our season is well over a month in.

Some fans, however, were upset with the deal and here are some of those reactions from Twitter.

Read more: Tottenham deny reports claiming stadium will be ready only by 2019

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Lamela stars: Player ratings from Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion



Tottenham got back to winning ways after three successive defeats, thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Erik Lamela.

Glenn Murray handled the ball late in the first half which allowed Kane to score from the spot. The home team came at us with all they had in the second half and Paulo Gazzaniga pulled off a great save before Danny Rose crossed in for Lamela to slot in our second.

Anthony Knockaert pulled one back in stoppage time to make it a nervous last minute or so but we held on for all three points.

There were a few heroes on the pitch today and here are the player ratings from the game.

Paulo Gazzaniga – 6.5/10

The youngster did pretty well and made one good save to deny Knockaert. He couldn’t do much regarding the goal he conceded.

Kieran Trippier – 6/10

Trippier didn’t have the greatest time as he struggled a bit and even got a yellow card for a needless foul.

Toby Alderweireld – 7.5/10

The Belgian had a great chance to score early on and did a great job at keeping things tight for Spurs.

Jan Vertonghen – 7/10

Vertonghen didn’t have a lot to do at the back but he helped us to an important win in the final few minutes of the game.

Danny Rose – 7/10

Rose got the assist for the second goal but didn’t have the greatest of games for us. The Englishman should have done better for the goal we conceded.

Eric Dier – 5.5/10

This was another poor performance from the Englishman as he kept on making the wrong passes and losing possession.

Mousa Dembele – 7/10

The Belgian had a decent outing as his passing was good and kept things ticking for Spurs in the middle of the park.

Son Heung-min – 6/10

This was a quiet outing for the South Korean and he should have done more to help Spurs get all three points.

Christian Eriksen – 6/10

Another player who seemed to be out of touch was Eriksen. He must do a lot more if he is to keep his place in the team.

Lucas Moura – 6.5/10

The Brazilian tried to do things but they weren’t coming off. He did have a role in the second goal and was later subbed by Dele Alli.

Harry Kane – 6.5/10

Kane scored the penalty but couldn’t get another shot away as Brighton did well at keeping him quiet.


Erik Lamela – 7.5/10

The Argentine changed things as he provided an attacking outlet. He did well for the goal and maybe should start more games.

Read more: Tottenham deny reports claiming stadium will be ready only by 2019

Dele Alli – N/A

The Englishman didn’t have a lot of time to make a difference to the game.

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