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One Nice Rush for Success

Tottenham’s 1-0 Wembley win over Inter earned in the waning moments of the game was an even back-and-forth affair.

Spurs’ midfielder Sissoko was the difference maker. Normally the whipping boy for Spurs whenever he plays, had a fantastic run towards the box before sliding a beautiful pass across to Dele Alli to the have the conclusion executed by Christian Eriksen.

Both these teams are now tied. But The Spurs path to the next round is still uphill. They have to go a grab the win at Camp Nou, while Inter faces an already Euro-eliminated (with a nontheless valiant effort against Barça) Eindhoven.

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Arsenal Back in Pack

Aftre three draws – or 6 lost opportunity points, Arsenal is back in the leader pack, thanks to Chelsea’s trip-up. Highlights show how a surprise 3-man defense unblanced the Bournemouth side at the start. The hosts were playing better, yet Arsenal struck first. Opportunities then sprung to double the lead, but the hosts nixed that and reversed the pressure, sending the teams to a tie at the half.

Arsenal just cannot seem to take a lead to the break, always ensuring tense matches.

Aubameyang signed the victory mid-way through the second half on a well-placed cross.

A road win, after a respite due to internationals is always good tonic.

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Spurs Jiggle the Table

When you miss in one end what was supposed to get chalked up, it often comes right back to bite you in the rear end.

Tottenham took the lead, deservedly so, on this notable header.

Then a foul in the box on Hazard (video) gets overlooked by referee. And, alas, the inevitable pay-the-price goal, really slanted the table of play. This says something about Chelsea’s mental resilience. Instead of going into the half possibly at 1-1, the Blues had to come out down by 2, and their unbeaten streak hanging by a thread.

And the obvious happens. The Spurs bury the game 15 minutes into the second half. An 85th minute marker is barely balm on the sore. Sarri is going to work on the mental side now, while Tottenham will justifiably walk about with their head held up high.

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Arsenal Back in Pack

Aftre three draws – or 6 lost opportunity points, Arsenal is back in the leader pack, thanks to Chelsea’s trip-up. Highlights show how a surprise 3-man defense unblanced the Bournemouth side at the start. The hosts were playing better, yet Arsenal struck first. Opportunities then sprung to double the lead, but the hosts nixed that and reversed the pressure, sending the teams to a tie at the half.

Arsenal just cannot seem to take a lead to the break, always ensuring tense matches.

Aubameyang signed the victory mid-way through the second half on a well-placed cross.

A road win, after a respite due to internationals is always good tonic.

Arsenal Has Cash, Roma Apparently Not

Injured defender Welbeck forces Arsenal to re-evaluate their roster. A loaner is a clear sign of hunger for cash.

Meanwhile, it is dawning on the odd situation the club’s performances present. 16 straight games undefeated. Yay! 3 straight winless games. Oops.

Draws are OK when there is a tournament after regular season. But not in a Championship.

Arsenal, Where Art Thou?

Undoubtedly timid Gunners in the first half, allowing the wolves to take the lead. Angst time… Half-time adjustments are the sign of really strong teams.

And that is what Aresenal is; certainly a better than average club, deserving of their top-5 spot in the tables. Disaster averted, some will say with a touch of good fortune. There is also history in play… But City is still pulling away, slowly but surely. The only chance now is if the major clubs defeat Ciy outright.

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Disinformation Campaigns.

One day May says an orderly Brexit accord is at hand. The next Juncker says that’s ‘far off’. We understand the infromation wars, but really who can believe Theresa May anymore?

Meanwhile NYT points to “both sides seem to be groping toward a Blind Brexit”, whatever that means. Really, with the info all over the map, we know one thing fo sure: the whole thing is a certified mess.

An Interesting Proposal

…from and english language blog on France: Should there be a new Centre Party in UK and would you support it? seems that in the Brexit uncertainty, there is a large expanse to exploit.

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Spurs Jiggle the Table

When you miss in one end what was supposed to get chalked up, it often comes right back to bite you in the rear end.

Tottenham took the lead, deservedly so, on this notable header.

Then a foul in the box on Hazard (video) gets overlooked by referee. And, alas, the inevitable pay-the-price goal, really slanted the table of play. This says something about Chelsea’s mental resilience. Instead of going into the half possibly at 1-1, the Blues had to come out down by 2, and their unbeaten streak hanging by a thread.

And the obvious happens. The Spurs bury the game 15 minutes into the second half. An 85th minute marker is barely balm on the sore. Sarri is going to work on the mental side now, while Tottenham will justifiably walk about with their head held up high.

A Tougher Test and a Tough Result

At Stamford Bridge, a first half that left fans displeased with the carding with Bernard headbutting (video) Rudiger, and thus keeping forces on the field even, the second half was weak, not the reaction Sarri certainly expected. Some drew positives, some not. The players are saying the right words; the next match will give weight to their sincerity.

Although Sarri remains undefeated after 12 games, a bit of spacing is occuring in the tables – unless ManU can bring City back down to earth in the derby later on…

Lowered Guard

A win is a win. A narrow win is a win, but says other things. Borisov might not be a major opponent, but that is still no reason to let one’s guard down. Sarri has no illusions about the overall play. Fans were not fooled. Thankfully, Giroud saved face for the club (video).

But at the same time, one does need the occasional letdown to understand how to keep the proper tension on performance. And this type of game provided just that opportunity.

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One Nice Rush for Success

Tottenham’s 1-0 Wembley win over Inter earned in the waning moments of the game was an even back-and-forth affair.

Spurs’ midfielder Sissoko was the difference maker. Normally the whipping boy for Spurs whenever he plays, had a fantastic run towards the box before sliding a beautiful pass across to Dele Alli to the have the conclusion executed by Christian Eriksen.

Both these teams are now tied. But The Spurs path to the next round is still uphill. They have to go a grab the win at Camp Nou, while Inter faces an already Euro-eliminated (with a nontheless valiant effort against Barça) Eindhoven.

Spurs Jiggle the Table

When you miss in one end what was supposed to get chalked up, it often comes right back to bite you in the rear end.

Tottenham took the lead, deservedly so, on this notable header.

Then a foul in the box on Hazard (video) gets overlooked by referee. And, alas, the inevitable pay-the-price goal, really slanted the table of play. This says something about Chelsea’s mental resilience. Instead of going into the half possibly at 1-1, the Blues had to come out down by 2, and their unbeaten streak hanging by a thread.

And the obvious happens. The Spurs bury the game 15 minutes into the second half. An 85th minute marker is barely balm on the sore. Sarri is going to work on the mental side now, while Tottenham will justifiably walk about with their head held up high.

New Spotlight Direction for Tottenham

Defender Foyth scored winner against Crystal Palace; Pochettino is all praises over him.

Four consecutive calendar wins. The Spurs are 3 points behind Liverpool, natuarlly awaiting the result of Manchester Derby.

More good news: White Hart Lane and its construction saga is now mitigated as the residency at Wembley has been extended for the club. Even for the whole season (which says a lot about the reality of the construction project)!

Must Solve? Really?

When a stadium is in the books, padding and prudence are the norm. The Tottenham handling of this affair has been suspicious from the start and is now coming back to bite, them. The author of this piece talks about solving the problems now… Sorry mate, too late. This black cloud will linger on for a very long time.

The best the players and managers can do is to embrace the fact that the don’t and won’t have a stadium. The road gang!

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Prizes for Least Consumption

Contest in London with 140 teams from 27 countries to crown most efficient consumption… (link in Italian) … but sponsored by Shell who is still interested in selling its carbon-based wares.  Does this make sense?

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Hammers Pendulum Season

Thoughtful piece on how things shift.

There are a lot of factors that come into play to make a great team. Consistency is probably the most under-rated, as the mental aspect is always the one to bring you over the top.