Author Archives: Paul Wilson

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Champions League history is all the incentive Mourinho needs at Spurs | Paul Wilson

By | 23rd November 2019

José Mourinho’s squad reached the last Champions League final and going one better would make him uniqueJosé Mourinho says he will not make the same mistakes at Tottenham that he made at some of his previous clubs, and though naturally he is not about …

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Tottenham must prove no one is irreplaceable – not even Christian Eriksen

By | 14th August 2019

Spurs are facing a dilemma over the Danish playmaker but he is not likely to sulk even if he stays so they need to make the most of the situation and plan aheadAston Villa ought to feel flattered. Following Christian Eriksen’s match-winning cameo from …

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Jordan Henderson: ‘City don’t stop at one trophy … we want more and more’

By | 25th May 2019

The Liverpool captain is determined that a Champions League final win over Spurs would be just the beginning for his sideIt is easy to see Liverpool’s place in the Champions League final on Saturday as a shot at redemption, a chance to make up for last…

Champions League no longer contest of champions but battle between leagues | Paul Wilson

By | 22nd May 2019

While the old format never produced a same-nation final, this will be the seventh since 2000, as England steps into the void left by Spain. But there is no point weeping over lost romanceRichard Scudamore retired too soon! No sooner had the Premier Lea…

Football cannot be picky about where and when VAR is applied – but is one angle enough? | Paul Wilson

By | 18th April 2019

Without the intervention of technology, Manchester City would be through to a Champions League semi-final and Spurs would have been robbedThere is always the chance, when English clubs meet in European knockout football, that players who know each othe…

Tottenham and Manchester City prepare to join the All England Club | Paul Wilson

By | 6th April 2019

The Champions League quarter-final is latest in a line of often spine-tingling English derbies in Europe’s top competitionA new chapter in the colourful history of English teams meeting each other in the Champions League is set to open on Tuesday, when…

Jürgen Klopp piles praise on Spurs and Pochettino before Anfield clash

By | 30th March 2019

The Liverpool manager makes no secret of his admiration for his counterpart and the way he has built his ‘world-class’ teamThis is supposed to be the business end of the season, squeaky-bum time in terms of the title race, yet Tottenham’s visit to Anfi…

Pochettino needed a trophy for Spurs this year as top-four battle gets tighter | Paul Wilson

By | 30th January 2019

The Tottenham manager has his reasons for disdaining cups but winning silverware is a habit his team need to develop – no one takes photos of a fourth-placed finishPerhaps the kindest thing to say about Mauricio Pochettino’s honesty in excusing Tottenh…

Ole Gunnar Solskjær pits wits against Mauricio Pochettino in first big test

By | 12th January 2019

Manchester United’s caretaker manager has won his first five games, but the Tottenham side honed by his possible successor represents a step up in class“It’s not about me, it’s not about him,” Ole Gunnar Solskjær says, dismissing the notion that his si…

Tottenham v Manchester United: how do the squads compare?

By | 12th January 2019

With Mauricio Pochettino and Ole Gunnar Solskjær, two contenders for the permanent job at Old Trafford, playing at Wembley on Sunday we look at who has the stronger squad at his disposalOne area where Manchester United are probably stronger. Both David…