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Author: Matt Jarvis

Dele Alli Leaving Tottenham? It Makes No Sense

ENFIELD, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 21: Dele Alli of Tottenham during the Tottenham Hotspur training session at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on September 21, 2017 in Enfield, England. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images) Dele Alli started his football playing career at MK Dons and scored 24 goals in 88 appearances. By February 2015, Alli was back at MK Dons on loan after signing a five-year deal for £5 million with Tottenham Hotspur. Fast forward to 2018 and Alli is one of the most talented players in the Premier League. In the 2017 Champions League against...

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The Football Interviews: Micky Hazard

Micky Hazard of Tottenham Hotspur, circa 1982. (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images) In part two of The Football Interviews, Matt Jarvis talks with former Tottenham Hotspur star Micky Hazard about his career, his thoughts on the current Spurs squad and what makes Spurs so special to former players. Welcome to Part Two of Last Word on Football’s series, The Football Interviews. Matt Jarvis spoke with Micky Hazard for The Football Interviews on Tuesday September 4th 2018. Q: For Yourself, what would you say it is that creates such a strong connection with Tottenham Hotspur for ex-players? MH: I joined as...

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Angry Pochettino Slams ‘Relaxed’ Tottenham as Watford Keep 100% Record

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 27: Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Tottenham looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on August 27, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) Watford and Tottenham had both made 100% starts to the Premier League season, so something was likely to give today. Watford came from behind to stun Spurs but Mauricio Pochettino was not happy with his team’s performance. He felt they were too soft and, without saying it, a little bit ‘Spursy.’  Last Word on Football analyses Watford’s win as an angry...

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Life Without Richarlison – Watford v Spurs Preview

ENFIELD, ENGLAND – AUGUST 30: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur during the Tottenham Hotspur training session at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on August 30, 2018 in Enfield, England. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images) Sunday 2nd September, Vicarage Road. Watford v Tottenham Hotspur. Both Watford and Tottenham have been quick out of the blocks this season with maximum points from their first three games. Life without Richarlison has started well for Watford.  Tottenham got rid of another hoodoo as they swept Manchester United aside in a 3-0 victory whilst Watford beat Crystal Palace 2-1. So, with...

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Spurs Supporters Trust Urge Fans to Stay Away from Stadium MK

MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND – AUGUST 14: A general view of Stadium MK prior to the Carabao Cup First Round match between Milton Keynes Dons and Charlton Athletic at Stadium MK on August 14, 2018 in Milton Keynes, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images) With Spurs’ new stadium not ready until October 2018 at the earliest, Wembley has become their new home for now. However, after Spurs were drawn at ‘home’ in the third round of the Carabao cup, special dispensation has been asked for the tie to be played at Stadium MK. Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust work hard on...

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LWOF: The Football Interviews: Paul Stewart

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Sport, Football, May,1991, Paul Stewart of Tottenham Hotspur. (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images) Last Word on Football talks to Paul Stewart in the football interviews. In a football career spanning 22 years, Paul Stewart played for clubs including Blackpool, Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. ‘Stewy’ has shown extraordinary courage to talk about the abuse he suffered as he began life as a young footballer and how football also saved him. His book ‘Damaged’ talks about those experiences and today in the football interviews, Paul spoke with Last Word on Football. Paul Stewart took...

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Brazilian Wonder Show as Spurs Take the Spoils

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 27: Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his second goal and his team’s third goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on August 27, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images) All of the talk before the game centred around Jose Mourinho, United’s ‘style’ of play and Spurs’ horrific Old Trafford record. Ultimately, it was Tottenham who won the game by three goals thanks to a Brazilian wonder show from Lucas Moura. The last time Spurs won away to one of the...

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World Class Harry – Should Kane be Discussed as ‘World Class?’

18th August 2018, Wembley Stadium, London England; EPL Premier League football, Tottenham Hotspur versus Fulham; Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates as he scores making it 3-1 in minute 77 (photo by Shaun Brooks/Action Plus via Getty Images) Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are deemed as world class players. There isn’t a debate needed about those two other than who is the greatest of the pair. But should Harry Kane now be at least involved in a discussion over World Class players? What quantifies being a World Class footballer? Is it simply about winning World Cups? Is it about...

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Why Gary Rowett Has Taken a Step too Far With Stoke City

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND – AUGUST 22: A dejected Gary Rowett the head coach / manager of Stoke City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Wigan Athletic at Bet365 Stadium on August 22, 2018 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by James Baylis – AMA/Getty Images) In six years, Gary Rowett has managed Burton Albion, Birmingham City, Derby County and now Stoke City. Rowett left Derby after failing to gain promotion to the Premier League and with a poor start compounded by a 3-0 home reverse against Wigan, Last Word on Football looks at why Gary...

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Fernando Llorente Edges Closer to Spurs Exit

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 18: Fernando Llorente of Tottenham Hotspur arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham FC at Wembley Stadium on August 18, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images) Fernando Llorente edges closer to the Tottenham exit door after being dropped entirely for the matchday squad to face Fulham on the 18th August. In the summer of 2017, Chelsea were interested in signing Llorente and it was seen as a boost to Spurs that they eventually signed the striker. Llorente though...

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Erik Lamela: Tottenham’s Game Changer?

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 18: Erik Lamela of Tottenham during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham FC at Wembley Stadium on August 18, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charlotte Wilson/Offside/Getty Images) Could Erik Lamela become Tottenham’s game changer? He has struggled with injury and is somewhat of a marmite player to Spurs fans – some love him, others cannot see the quality that he possesses. So, is Erik Lamela capable of being Tottenham’s game changer? In 2013, Argentine forward Erik Lamela became Spurs’ most expensive player at the time in a deal which, with...

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