Basel backlash: why the Ade haters need to get real

It was always asking too much to make whatever fate that may eventually lie in wait for us to be quick and painless. As it goes, defeat to FC Basel on penalties was indeed the most heart-wrenching and excruciatingly painful way to go out imaginable. Luckily for us, we’ve got the whole weekend to drown… Continue reading Basel backlash: why the Ade haters need to get real

Basel preview: no chance of a Swiss Roll-over

The squad’s on its knees, our league form has capitulated and we, the supporters, are showing about as much composure as a Noe Pamarot challenge in the penalty area. So are we gonna go hell for leather in a Europa League away tie we appear to have little chance of coming out of on top?… Continue reading Basel preview: no chance of a Swiss Roll-over

Bank Holidays, Europa League and shutting up the boo boys

Quite how much of a role the Bank Holiday played in suppressing the traditional moaning that usually seems to accompany every Spurs game this season, we can’t be too sure. Although we like to think you also all feel nice and refreshed after enjoying a weekend that didn’t involve hearing the words ‘doomed’ ‘4-4-2’ or… Continue reading Bank Holidays, Europa League and shutting up the boo boys

A well timed kick up the arse

It’s not often such an abject train-wreck of a performance can still manage to bring such joy, but for those still claiming they have little emotional attachment to the Europa League, we can all be pretty sure that’s absolute garbage. Last night was the sort of performance that we all know and love from Tottenham… Continue reading A well timed kick up the arse

Entering the home straight with momentum

While The Hotspur Way was quite keen on pining for a ‘big European night ™’ it’s probably fair to say that none of us were expecting that. Far from just rising to the occasion and indulging in one of the finer marquee ties that – not just the Europa League, but European football as a… Continue reading Entering the home straight with momentum

Inter game reminds us what it’s all about

It’s always hard to write one of these pro-Europa pieces without aiming a sly-dig in the ribs at the twitch-hiker over in charge at Loftus Road these days, but as we look forward to this evening, it’s ever so hard to resist, isn’t it? There’s nothing better than throwing the words, ‘big’, ‘European night’, ‘White… Continue reading Inter game reminds us what it’s all about

Mousa shows us exactly what he’s made of

When your only notable contribution of a match comes around 30 seconds from full-time, then you better make sure it’s a good’un. And in scoring a rasping 20-yard strike to send his team through to the Europa League last-16, the odds are that Mousa Dembele won’t make a more important singular contribution all season. Of… Continue reading Mousa shows us exactly what he’s made of

Uefa must step in to secure Spurs fans’ safety

Another European away day and another story of Spurs (and to a greater extent, that of an English clubs) supporters’ blood being spilt on the streets. Sounds all rather melodramatic, doesn’t it? Perhaps if you’re a Uefa bureaucrat sitting within the confines of your minimalistic Nyon office, it might. If you’re a football fan –… Continue reading Uefa must step in to secure Spurs fans’ safety

The game’s about glory, not just fourth spot

So it appears the gentlemen down the road are going to finish another season without a trophy, then? Come this summer, I make that eight years now that the Arse will have gone without lifting a trophy. And given the torrent of laughs that adorned our Twitter timelines and the reemergence of the now infamous… Continue reading The game’s about glory, not just fourth spot