The Premier League Previews, Part 16: Tottenham Hotspur – To Dare Is To Do (Again)


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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10 Responses

  1. yep says:

    nice article.

  2. Kevin C says:

    Why are these articles constantly written by anti-tottenham journo’s’ forever pouring cold water on their achievements.

  3. admin says:


    If you could point out where I was “pouring cold water on their achievements”, Kevin, I’d be terribly grateful.


    Someone that saw their first Football League match at White Hart Lane in 1978.

  4. Anthony says:

    There are a few incorrect fact here firstly the second leg of the play off is @ WHL as we were the seeded team! Which makes a big difference! Secondly who is Lois Remy I thought it was Loic!! That might seem picky but when talking about targets at least get there names correct!!

  5. Ed. Anderson says:

    See what I mean, replies more value than the articles (In a good way)

  6. Brenton says:

    admin, I think it’s just a game all fans play. “What, you wrote about my team and didn’t write that we were going to win everything we looked at? Curse you and your bias!”

  7. admin says:

    Brenton (and Ed, for that matter), my fuse might have been a little short, having come home from a nine hour day at work, written the above, only to be criticised, unspecifically, for the sake of it. It is, I have to say, particularly galling to be described as an “anti-tottenham journo” when Spurs is the team that I (nominally, to be fair, since the Premier League has almost completely alienated me) support BY. A. SPURS. SUPPORTER.

    And what your seeing on the comments sections for these posts is only about 10% of the comments that we receive. The abusive stuff and the stuff without a real email address just gets deleted. It really is most dispiriting.

    There is one further, unapproved comment that I will add presently and reply to.

  8. admin says:

    Okay. First things first. I didn’t describe the second leg of the match as being anywhere. I didn’t even look to see what order the matches are in, actually. I stated that, “the away leg [is] to be played on an artificial surface”. If you’re going to be pedantic, it’s pretty important that you’re right. As for the mispelling of Loïc Rémy’s name (I included the accents this time, to ensure that I’m getting this absolutely perfect), well, it was late, I’d been at work all day, spent all evening reading about Spurs and “Family Guy” was on in the background. Could happen to anyone.

  9. John A says:

    As a Spurs fan I thought the article was nicely balanced, not sure what they’re moaning about. We’ve seen enough ‘false dawns’ to realise that you never really know what you’re going to get with Spurs.

    Having said that, I’m expecting to win the Champions League this year.

  1. August 12, 2010

    […] The Premier League Previews, Part 16: Tottenham Hotspur – To Dare Is To Do (Again) “Following the 1-0 win against Manchester City that secured Champions League football for the club for the first time in their penultimate match of last season, Tottenham Hotspur players celebrated as if they had just won the Premier League itself. In some respects, this was understandable – consider, for example, what this must have been worth to them in bonuses alone – but in others, it was the end of one battle and the beginning of another. As Arsenal supporters have not tired of reminding them over the summer months, finishing in fourth place in the Premier League didn’t actually guarantee Spurs place in the Champions League proper. Rather, it granted them a place in the final qualifying round for a place in the Champions League.” (twohundredpercent) […]

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