In London fans are excited about what could be happening at White Hart Lane after the first two matches of the new Skybet League One season Tottenham Hotspur are unbeaten with two wins and keeping pace with Manchester United. Last night Tottenham beat their London neighbours 2-0 at White Hart Lane with goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane, the Hammers had Arbeloa sent off on 7 minutes which reduced them to 10 men and helped Tottenham with with their passing game. Victor Wanyama had a good match as the Defensive Midfielder in place of Eric Dier and seemed well settled in the position, Spurs midfield of Alli, Eriksen and Lamela played well and outpassed the Hammers.
Manager Van Gaal was very pleased with the result and the clean sheet, and Tottenham´s back five worked well and gelled asa unit. Things are looking bright at at the club and fans looking forward to the next league match, but more importantly the club are higher than Chelsea and Arsenal.
Despite Tottenham Hotpsur being held 1-1 tonight at White Hart Lane by Southampton, manager Van Gaal was very happy with the news that Spurs are now top of Skybet League One. In a very tight match tonight, although Spurs had 62% possession there was very little scoring chances for both sides as they battled away with Toby Alderwiereld scoring for the Spurs. But the club are moving in the right direction and unbeaten in their first three matches, with good performances and the team have settled well into the manager formation and plans. Fans are excited about the prospects and looking forward to the next game and Spurs retaining their unbeaten start to the season.
The Academy is currently being built as the club work towards the new Category 4 status and can start developing kids for the future, something the club are very keen to work on.
We are now 7 games into the Skybet League One season and things could not be going much better for the Spurs, currently lying in 2nd place with only 1 defeat in 7 matches and just 1 point behind surprise leaders Leicester City. Tottenham possess the best defense in Skybet League One having only conceded 7 goals and average of 1 goal a match, the form of Harry Kane has been important with 7 goals in 7 games. Many fans and media agree that Tottenham´s midfield is oozing in class, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela have been in sizzling form with their passing skills and attacking threat. The defense led by Jan Vertonghen have played well as a back 5 unit with whoever comes in or out, settling quickly and the form of Hugo Lloris has been sensational and now rated one of the best keepers in Europe and many top clubs chasing his signature.
Fans and club officials will be delighted with manager "Van Gaal´s" latest acquisition signing Mancheste City hotshot Sergio Aguero for a record £20,000,000 the club now boast two of the most lethal strikers in Europe. Could this see a slight change in formation from the manager? We will have to wait and see on Friday night for their next match, but with Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero in attack and their superb midfield who would bet against Tottenham moving up a gear and becoming league champions.
Spurs manager Van Gaal seems not in good mood after the 2-1 defeat last night at the Etihad Stadium to Manchester City, Tottenham failed to play their usual brand of attacking football and the travelling fans were very disappointed with the result which sees them now 4 pts behind leaders Leicester City. Tottenham never really got going, the usually vibrant Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen were both very quiet, Harry Kane did score late on but the damage was done by then. Recent results have not been good with 4pts from 9 pts available, and Leicester City marching onwards. The team will need to bounce back quickly or fall further behind and out of a title race.
Manager Van Gaal did speak briefly to the press:- "I am only apologise to the fans, that result was very poor from us and we demand better at this club. We need to bounce back with a win on Friday night to keep alive our hopes of winning the league title."
So fans will be waiting and anxious for Friday night to see if the club can bounce back, defeat could spell the end of any title aspirations for this season.
Tottenham Hotspur continue to chase leaders Leicester City with 5 wins from their last 6 matches and only bettered on current form by the Foxes. Manager "Van Gaal" has been wroking his magic as the Spurs wait for Leicester to slip up and to take advantage, the club are currently 4pys behind the leaders in 2nd place and 7 pts ahead of 3rd place Manchester City. Recent performances and good cup runs and raised the bar, and positive factors at the club, on the field Tottenham´s midfield has been a key with Eriksen, Alli and Lamela the key players pushing the midfield and attacking play. Harry Kane has been in great form up front with 10 goals in 15 games, Sergio Aguero has played his part since joining from Manchester City, keeper Hugo Lloris has also been in great form. Tottenham´s attacking play has been a favourite with the fans and they will be looking for the Club to be in Europe next season up against the best teams in Europe.
Off the field the Academy is developing well, they have been granted Category 2 status and looking forward to attracting top youth prospects for the future. White Hart Lane is also being developed with new facilities to bring more fans and revenue to the club to compete with the top clubs in Europe. Things are looking good at the club, and the manager seems very happy with progress and just waiting and hoping that Leicester City slip up on the final run in towards the league title.
What a 24 hours for Tottenham Hotspur football club, last nights 3-1 win over bottom place everton made it 6 league wins in a row and with Leicester City´s second loss in a week the club now lead the Skybet League One table. Spurs were made to work hard last night with Everton matching them all the way, but a wonder performance from Victor Wanyama and a goal, the other goals from Sergio Aguero and Jan Vertonghen. Manager Van Gaal was delighted at the final whistle, and with the performance of his players in recent weeks chasing Leicester City and now overhauling them into the top spot with 6 matches to play.
Fans came out on their thousands this morning to welcome the enigma that is Paul Pogba who arrived at the club from rivals Manchester United with Eric Dier leaving and joining the Old Trafford club. Pogba at 23 year old is seen as a great attacking signing for the club and adds to Tottenham´s star studded midfield and attacking options. Fans cant wait to see Pogba wearing the Spurs shirt and the timing of this signing could be right to bring the league title to White Hart Lane.
After an entertaining Friday night league match at Vicarage Road, Tottenham came away with a stunning 6-1 win to move back top of the Skybet League One table. Watford really took the game to Tottenham, and both sides played attractive passing football but the mighty Spurs were more ruthless in front of goal with Harry Kane scoring twice for 13th goal of the season and Sergio Aguero scored twice for his 12th goal of the season. The other scorers were Kyle Walker and Christian Eriksen as Tottenham went back to the top of the table after Leicester City lost at Liverpool.
Spurs defense played very well and thwarted the Watford attack, midfielders Alli, Eriksen were a threat going forward and Harry Kane was always troubling the Watford defense as did Sergio Aguero coming on as a second half substitute and bagging his two goals. With just 4 league matches to go, Tottenham are two points clear of Leicester City with following games to come:- (A) Arsenal which is a massive game, (H) Manchester City, (A) Chelsea and (H) Liverpool. The Arsenal and Man City games are the big two if Spurs can win those two games there surely the league title will be going to White Hart Lane?
Jubilant scenes at White Hart Lane and celebrations across West London, as the new Skybet League Champions paraded the Skybet League One Trophy to the fans at final whistle. Last nights match with Liverpool was a very physical encounter, with Sergio Aguero sent off for Spurs, and James Milner sent off for the Reds. The game had not much goal action, Tottenham thought they had won the match on 92 minutes when Dele Alli scored, but the Reds hit back immediately through Anthony Martial.
At the end of the match and season manager "Van Gaal" celebrated with the fans, backroom staff amidst fireworks and celebrations and partying across West London. The fans were chanting and taunting rivals Chelsea and Arsenal who both had poor seasons and Spurs now the no 1 London club. Its been a great season, Spurs were up near the top all season and chasing surprise leaders Leicester City, but managed to overhaul then and go on a an unbeaten run to the lift the title. Harry Kane 15 goals and Sergio Aguero 17 goals (some for City)were key in attack, Spurs midfielders Alli, Eriksen, Wanyama were the key men with Dele Alli scoring 8 goals. The acquisition of Paul Pogba proved great business as he added more steel into the midfield, Hugo Lloris had a great season in goal, and the defensive partnership of Alderwiereld and Vertonghen were the main part of success.
The manager said this:- "I am delighted to lift the League Title with this group of players, they have worked hard all season and deserve the rewards. I could not have put together a better group of players. Next season we want to lift the Champions Cup and conquer Europe."
Tottenham Hotspur Academy are hard in training even though the league season just finished, as they prepare for their debut in the Premier U21 League. The club have just signed 4 new players to the Academy, defenders B Galloway and C O´Grady, midfielder Joe Thomson and promising striker Craig Wighton. The new players met their U21 team mates ahead of today´s training session and working on tactics and formations ready for the Academy league season. Much work has been going on at Spurs Academy as the club look to build a strong Academy team and develop top class players for the future and promoting to the 1st team.
While the English FA have taken a break and leagues on hold currently, Tottenham Hotspur manager "Louis Van Gaal" has been enjoying the break with his players and much training sessions taking place at the club. The players have been training hard working on several formations and tactics to get the best from the team, currently the club are in 4th place after 4 matches just two points behind leaders Portsmouth. The midfield are looking very strong with Christian Eriksen, Paul Pogba, Dele Alli, Eric Lamela and Victor Wanyama the main players with their passing skills and setting up the attacking play this season. In attack Harry Kane having another good season with 6 goals in 8 games in all competitions, Sergio Aguero and Julian Draxler both playing a good partner role and new boy Conor Wickham will be looking to take his place in the team.
Defense is still looking unsettled and an area the manager has been working on with the players, last season the defense played with 5 at the back they have experimented with 3 or 4 at the back but not looking so tight as last season. Could we see Tottenham revert to a back 5 again?
darlingtondave: If you want a team for season three please do join us now at the new forum at www.motd.forumotion.com Loads of good teams available for managers including Man Utd, Liverpool, Arsenal etc.
Mar 6, 2018 14:12:52 GMT
Neil: Finances are now mostly updated (I forgot the facilities revenues and expenses until 3/4 the way though uploading the files). The facilities impact on gate receipts is included. Transfers are included under other for the moment.
Mar 3, 2018 12:20:17 GMT
Neil: There was something on and off, I think it was something Mike had to check manually each week and it was not of great importance when I started running games.
Feb 13, 2018 21:42:48 GMT
harry51: Can't find it in the rules anymore. Or am I confusing motd with another esms game?
Feb 13, 2018 19:01:05 GMT
darlingtondave: Did we Harry? Thre is something in back of my mind you may be right but then a lot of things had to fall by wayside to keep site going in the interim when it got left with Neil.
Feb 12, 2018 16:24:01 GMT
harry51: didn't we have a rule of lining up a U21 in our games?
Feb 12, 2018 14:49:59 GMT
Neil: Dave, I accidentally gave one of your players an extra week's injury recovery after the Cup final. A it hasn't changed anything I haven't bothered to try and fix it.
Feb 12, 2018 11:45:09 GMT
Neil: League Cup result is now up. Congratulations to the winners.
Feb 12, 2018 11:43:31 GMT
Neil: FA Cup final is up. I will run the League Cup final when I have both teamsheets.
Feb 10, 2018 12:08:49 GMT
darlingtondave: yes got the PM and so did Harry as he has replied to it.
Feb 8, 2018 9:39:52 GMT
Neil: Threads are up for the two Cup finals. Basically will run the first as soon as I can after the SOT teamsheet is in, the second once that is over and both managers get their sheets in. Good Luck to all the managers involved.
Feb 8, 2018 2:51:15 GMT
Neil: Dave, Harry, I hope you both got a PM I just sent. I forgot to mention in it my internet quality has deteriorated since being forced onto the NBN!
Feb 5, 2018 12:35:41 GMT
Neil: League Cup results are now posted. Two good games, one in particular quite suspenseful.
Feb 4, 2018 12:02:59 GMT
Neil: One sheet in, still need another!
Feb 2, 2018 11:30:31 GMT
Neil: As I don't have any sheets yet I will delay teh cup round 24 hours. Neil
Feb 1, 2018 12:42:27 GMT
darlingtondave: sorry had a family emergency yesterday. will run final league 2 games as soon as I can, likely be tomorrow morning.
Jan 29, 2018 14:08:35 GMT
Neil: FA Cup semi finals: games are now up. Congratulations to the winners.
Jan 26, 2018 11:07:09 GMT
Neil: Apologies all, Cup games delayed 24 hours.
Jan 25, 2018 12:43:52 GMT
Neil: FA Cup semis this coming Thursday (25th). League Cup semis the following Thursday (1st Feb).
Jan 21, 2018 11:18:14 GMT
darlingtondave: Right as not all sheets in will put round 22 back until next Sunday due to the Xmas period which should give all plenty of time to sheet.
Dec 24, 2017 20:01:10 GMT