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French winners in London: N’golo and Hugo

Congrats Hugo!

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N’Golo Kanté and Hugo Lloris won big at the recently held London Football Awards. 

Kanté was instrumental in Leicester winning the EPL last season and now he’s helping Chelsea top the table at the moment. I once joked that if you want to win the League, then but N’Golo. Looks like it wasn’t a joke after all.

Kanté won London Premier League Player of the Year.

As for Hugo Lloris, he took home the award for Goalkeeper of the Year. Well deserved, Oogo!

I am very happy for these guys. Congratulations and keep flying the French flag high.

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Hugo Lloris: 150th appearance in a Tottenham shirt and 50th clean sheet

Last evening, Spurs met Hull City in the PL and soundly beat them 3-0. It was Lloris’s 150th appearance in a Spurs shirt and his 50th clean sheet.

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Masterclass performance from Spurs as they beat City 2-0

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Tottenham just put in a masterclass performance against Manchester City running away with a 2-0 victory at the White Hart Lane. Despite Kolarov scoring an own goal to put Spurs ahead in the 9th minute, it was all Spurs. City did improve in the 2nd half, but Spurs wouldn’t let them pass. Lloris was a tough wall to break while Bravo sometimes fumbled on the other end.

Dele Alli scored the winner in the 37th minute and Erik Lamela had his penalty save by Bravo in the 65th minute. It was a well-deserved performance from the boys in white at the lane and I am delighted for them. 

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Hugo Lloris suffers hamstring blow

Hugo Lloris was forced off with a hamstring injury earlier today in Tottenham’s 2016/17 season premiere against Everton. Lloris was subbed off late in the first half with Michel Vorm replacing him. The Frenchman had conceded his first goal of the season as Everton went ahead in the 6th minute. The game eventually finished 1-1.

Wishing Lloris a speedy recovery and all the best to Spurs this season.

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Newcastle end Spurs unbeaten streak

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Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United - Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur 14 games unbeaten streak came to an end yesterday at the Lane, thanks to a very determined and hard fought 2-1 victory by Newcastle.

I want to use this space to rant.

Spurs.

Spurs.

SPURS!

I never ask for much, but it’s like EVERY TIME there’s a great opportunity for the team to move closer to the top, they draw or lose. Yesterday, they only had one duty: to win. Winning would’ve moved them to 4th place on the PL table in front of Manchester United with 29 points. But noooo, Spurs just had to lose the game and they think that is going to stand well with fans?

They started off well and frizzled out in the second half. Losing was imminent given their display, but they need to redeem themselves. I won’t stand for losing or drawing constantly.

Here’s a photo of Hugo Lloris out on…

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Lloris makes it look easy: 14 games unbeaten this season

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West Bromwich Albion v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

For every save that Hugo Lloris make, he makes it look easier to have 14 UNBEATEN games under his belt.

Over the weekend, Spurs played away to West Brom, but they eventually settled for a 1-1 draw, something I just cannot accept at the moment when they’re playing really well.

I’ve always known what a fantastic goalkeeper Lloris was during his days in the Ligue 1 and when he came to England, I knew he was going to get a lot of stick from fans and critics alike, but he adopted well and blew everyone out of the water. Today, he is getting the respect he deserves in England and they’re finally seeing what I saw in him all those years ago beyond his gifted cat-like reflexes: only the best darn goalie in the world.

This might just be the season of Lloris, but the team has to work harder to…

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With Lloris in goal, Spurs is now 13 league games UNBEATEN

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Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea - Premier League

The goalkeeper has a major part to play in Spurs being 13 games unbeaten this season, and Hugo Lloris is enjoying himself in goal.

A disappointing 0-0 draw against Chelsea at the Lane yesterday means that Spurs is still 5th in the PL ranking with 25 points. Kind of disappointed with this though.

Spurs controlled possession and dominated the first half, but they couldn’t finish their chances. Chelsea did not test Hugo Lloris until the 68th minute, when Lloris denied Hazard with a brilliant stop. Son had two excellent chances in the second half, but couldn’t convert them.

Man of the Match for me was Hugo Lloris because he was a monster in goal protecting his unbeaten record. Chelsea fans also felt the same way blaming Lloris for Chelsea not scoring. Hazard even called Lloris’ unreal save on him ‘Beautiful,’

Spurs is now 13 league games unbeaten which…

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That man, Hugo Lloris!

11 UNBEATEN GAMES FOR THE KEEPER!

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Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

Hugo Lloris is wickedly awesome lately and I am not complaining. However, yesterday when Spurs faced Arsenal at the Emirates, the goalie might want to take the blame for the equalizer otherwise Spurs would’ve won the game 1-0 with that lone Kane goal.

Lloris could have done two things: he could’ve come for Ozil’s cross or he could’ve prevented Gibbs’ shot at the near post. Yet, I know how hard it is sometimes for a goalie to time the ball especially when it’s coming really fast at them. Who knows? Maybe he’ll keep a clean sheet next time! I take NOTHING away from this incredible goalie! The game ended in a 1-1 draw and it’s up to Spurs to keep on improving if they want to do better in the league this season.

Eleven games for the Frenchman and he is the ONLY goalie who remains UNBEATEN in the PL…

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Lloris now ten games unbeaten as Spurs win 3-1 at home

Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa - Premier League

Last evening I left work early with Spurs v Aston Villa on my mind because it was going to be Lloris’ tenth unbeaten game this season in the PL. It’s a shame he doesn’t have enough clean sheets to show for it! Anyway, the rain ended up falling heavily forcing me to seek shelter, but I made it home in time for the second half.

I was delighted when I saw Spurs was 2-0 up and I was rooting for a clean sheet, but that soon disappeared when Ayew scored thanks to a deflection. However, Kane scored in the 90th plus minute and it was 3-1 all Spurs. This victory takes the sneaky team to 5th place with 20 points.

Watch Spurs. They’ll be the ones sneaking through the backdoor when no one is paying attention.

Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa - Premier League

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Hugo Lloris: 4 clean sheets and 9 unbeaten games later

A.F.C. Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

Yesterday, I sat down to watch Bournemouth v Spurs and I came away with a satisfying feeling after watching their scrumptious display. 5-1 on the road! Harry Kane bagged a hat-trick and Dembele and Lamela also scored. Lloris pulled off a few brilliant saves to help save the day.

This beautiful victory means that Hugo Lloris now remains the only undefeated goalie in the PL. Although this is a fantastic stat for the goalie, Spurs still have a lot to answer and account for seeing that they could have been in the top 4 had they not been delinquent in some of their important games. The own goal that Kane scored against Swansea cost them the full 3 points and they failed to score against Liverpool when it really mattered. 5 draws out of 9 games may look good on paper, but it’s not especially when this team has so much potential.

Spurs currently sit in the 6th place on the table with 17 points, but the coast is not clear and they need to work on their goal difference.

Lloris v Bournemouth:

A.F.C. Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

A.F.C. Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

A.F.C. Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

A.F.C. Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

A.F.C. Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

A.F.C. Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

A.F.C. Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

A.F.C. Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

A.F.C. Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

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