Author Archives: Guardian Staff


Crystal Palace v Wolves: match preview

By | 21st September 2019

Wolves are well below the standard they set last season and their league form has now bled into their Europa League campaign. A home loss against Braga – their 12th game of the season – continued the disappointing slide from draws to successive defeats…


Crystal Palace v Aston Villa: match preview

By | 30th August 2019

Crystal Palace have not been given long to bask in last weekend’s victory at Manchester United. Colchester brought them down to earth with a resounding bump in midweek and now, in the type of game they must dread, their ability to open up unfancied tea…

Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United: match preview

By | 26th April 2019

It is all very well for Tottenham’s players to say they have no thought of Tuesday’s Champions League showdown with Ajax but, according to Mauricio Pochettino, “it is not easy to manage your unconscious mind.” And so the Spurs manager has had to be fir…

Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City: match preview

By | 9th February 2019

Nobody has been more voluble than Mauricio Pochettino about why Tottenham cannot be expected to win the title but they continue to cling onto the leaders’ coat-tails. Three times in three matches they have scored late winners and the impression has bee…

Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United: match preview

By | 1st February 2019

Newcastle have lost seven consecutive games at Wembley since they won the FA Cup in 1955 but they will arrive with renewed optimism after their surprise win against Manchester City in midweek. Their new No 10, Miguel Almirón, is unavailable as he await…