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  1. One more game before Spurs can dream again

    Dan Fitch

    Tim Sherwood has attracted ridicule for comparing himself to a supply teacher who struggles to control his unruly pupils while the headmaster is absent. The thing is, he's right. Sherwood so often says odd things in news conferences that expressin...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  2. Adebayor and Paulinho sum up gutless Spurs

    Dan Fitch

    At a New Year's Eve party a few months ago, I was introduced to someone who rather gleefully made it known that he was a West Ham fan. The Hammers haven't had a lot to smile about this season, so I didn't begrudge him his moment of crowing as he reli...

    Blog | May 03, 2014
  3. Tottenham's season is over and Sherwood is all but out the door

    Dan Fitch

    There has been a lot of competition, but after a period of reflection, I'm sure that the 1-0 defeat against Norwich was Tottenham's worst display of the season. It's not premature to declare this season a complete write-off. It was always going to...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  4. Adaptable Sherwood can't rely on Adebayor

    Dan Fitch

    The Andre Villas-Boas era ran into trouble due to his stubborn resistance towards implementing a Plan B. If things started going wrong, they just stayed wrong. After the FA Cup defeat to Arsenal, I pondered whether Tim Sherwood would fall into the...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  5. Tracksuit Tim needs to dress up his image

    Dan Fitch

    Spurs fans were divided on the merits of Andre Villas-Boas but one thing you couldn't argue about was his dress sense. A sharp, slim-cut dark suit, crisp white shirt and a skinny tie were the AVB trademark. I talk about him in the past tense as if...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  6. Sherwood's proteges set to shine at Spurs

    Dan Fitch

    If there's one advantage of promoting the guy that runs your club's youth teams to become the first-team manager, it's that he should know exactly which young players are ready to make the step up. Tim Sherwood surprised many when he brought on Na...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  7. Loaning out Lamela makes zero sense for Spurs

    Dan Fitch

    Had Erik Lamela stayed at Roma, he might now be playing for a side that are challenging Juventus for the Serie A title. Instead, Lamela was on Tuesday involved in a training-ground friendly with a young Charlton side that Spurs won by the fairly l...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  8. Is Sherwood destined to repeat the mistakes of AVB?

    Dan Fitch

    Andre Villas-Boas was sacked because of his tactical inflexibility. Tim Sherwood should be wary of falling into the same trap. Sherwood's switch to a 4-4-2 has been refreshing and effective, but it was always doubtful whether it would prove succes...

    Blog | January 04, 2014
  9. Sherwood should ditch gung-ho approach at Saints

    Dan Fitch

    It's Tim Sherwood's second match in charge of Spurs, and the bad news is that it's a tougher assignment than the first. We don't know yet if this is to be the second match of a short or long reign, but if Sherwood -- who has said he wants the job ...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  10. Just like AVB, Levy keeps making the same mistakes

    Dan Fitch

    Only last week I questioned why Andre Villas-Boas still seemed to be under extreme pressure, despite bouncing back from the Manchester City defeat to record good results against Manchester United, Fulham and Sunderland. I came to the conclusion th...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  11. Spurs need to start beating sides like Liverpool

    Dan Fitch

    As those of you kind enough to read these columns regularly will know, I'm no fan of the Europa League. Yet even I was entertained by Spurs' 4-1 thrashing of Anzhi on Thursday. No one should get too carried away with a victory over a side that has...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  12. Europa League must not derail Spurs' Prem campaign

    Dan Fitch

    One of the many reasons that the Europa League is a fatally flawed competition is the fact that the third-placed Champions League teams turn up halfway through like uninvited guests at a party. Spurs have been the favourites to win the competition...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  13. Why do AVB rumours persist even when Spurs are winning?

    Dan Fitch

    Following Arsenal's draw with Everton, Tottenham Hotspur are just eight points behind their rivals. That's a decent-sized gap, but not that big when you consider that Arsenal are playing as well as they have for years, while Spurs have been strugglin...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  14. Improving Spurs are finally wasting chances

    Dan Fitch

    It makes a nice difference to be moaning about the chances Spurs wasted on Saturay, rather than the ones that they failed to create. Tottenham have now won their past two away games and are tied for fifth, just three points off second place. Crisi...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  15. Four goals in two games doesn't mean Spurs' problems are over

    Dan Fitch

    A managerial career can be made or broken by the finest of margins. When Spurs were 1-0 down to Fulham with under 15 minutes to go, it looked like Andre Villas-Boas would be dominating today's back pages for all the wrong reasons. Instead, Tottenh...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  16. Spurs need six points from two games to ease AVB pressure

    Dan Fitch

    The draw with Manchester United was a creditable response to the 6-0 thrashing by City, but the side and Andre Villas-Boas still find themselves under pressure as they prepare to face Fulham. - Crace: Does AVB have a point? Spurs have now gone ...

    Blog | December 03, 2013