The Tottenham Way

The Tottenham Way

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The Tottenham Way Podcast, brought to you by Dan Kilpatrick and Tom Hayward. Each week they review the weekend's game in as much detail as their biased eyes will allow, plus preview the upcoming League or Cup game and answer listener questions.


S2 E16 - Battered Swan  

Dan and Tom are joined by pod regular Oly Lister to discuss all things Spurs, including Dan's meeting with Ledley King and the weekend dismantling of Swansea, including Dele Alli's blatant dive. Are we happy with this sort of thing, or didn't it matter in the long run? We discuss the form of Kane, Eriksen and Dembele, as well as the return of a familiar 4-2-3-1 formation. We discuss the midweek Europa League playoff with CSKA and the underwhelming Champions League campaign, and the effects it might have on the weekend showdown with Man United. Who is under more pressure in this game, and where does that leave us? Can we knock United out of Champions League contention? Why does Dan love Mourinho? Why is Oly so confident? Why can't Tom argue a simple point? Answers within. COYS.

S2 E15 - Bottling the Bridge  

This week, Dan and Rich Arrowsmith return to Tom's side along with Dan's ESPN (and Chelsea supporting) colleague Liam Twomey to discuss a damaging and depressing week at Tottenham. First, the bones of Monaco are picked over, including a baffling defensive line up and it's subsequent likely impact on our European adventures this season. Will we be embarrassed to be Europa League football at Wembley? We move on to Chelsea, and the very 90's feel it had once we'd surrendered our first half lead. Is this indicative of something more worrying at Spurs, or have we just played the best teams at the worst time? All of this leads to the enigmatic Moussa Sissoko, who Pochettino has publicly thrown under his bus. Is it too early to suggest he might never play for us again? Liam tells us what it's like being a Chelsea supporter when your club is in negotiations with Daniel Levy, we wonder what impact Paul Mitchell's departure has had on recruitment, a Swansea preview is completely passed over, and we run through our 10 most expensive signings. It isn't pretty. Nor is the ending, which was chopped off for some reason. Sorry. COYS.

S2 E14 - It's Happened Again  

This week, Dan is off in Monaco so Tom speaks to Adam Nathan and Phil (@singlemaltsuds) about the glorious de-panting of West Ham in the London Derby. We wonder what West Ham fans think 'happened again' means, why they seem to exist purely to make us feel better, and whether Harry Kane will ever stop scoring against teams from the Capital. We also discuss the brilliant debut of Harry Winks and where he fits in long-term. It's not all roses though, as the skewed formation that simply didn't work for 88 minutes is picked apart piece by piece, including Janssen's inclusion and Son being benched. Dan gives us a brief but sexy update from France, including injury news on big players, and we discuss the Monaco and Chelsea double-header that could define our season already. Is this about revenge? Who on earth is going to play left back? And how many yellows would you like Dier to get this time? #JeSuisSpurs

S02 E13 - Dr Dembele  

This week, Tom and Dan are joined by Tom Allnutt of both the Press Association and Spurs fandom to discuss the vastly improved performance in the North London Derby, having played out an absolute shocker in midweek in the Champions League against Leverkusen. Dan and Tom discuss the differences in watching your club play a major derby from both a press box and a pub table, and which they prefer. The switch in tactics are discussed, is it drastically different to the norm? How much did it contribute to us dominating the ball against Arsenal? Who are the winners and losers of the formation, and will we see it again? The performances of Dembele, Son, Eriksen and Rose are touched on, before we revel in the glory of Harry Kane's goal scoring return. The squad has had some injuries of late, so we pick over why that might be, especially considering we had almost none last year, and we talk about Jan Vertonghen's perhaps understated place within the club. COYS.

S2, E12 - Derby Day Doubts?  

This week, Dan and Tom are joined by Squawka's Chief Football Reporter Greg Stobart, here in his dual capacity as journalist and Spurs fan in North London Derby week. We spend the first 20 minutes discussing Greg's recent reports on the stadium naming rights, plus how stats stack up against what you actually see in front of you. We move on to Liverpool and how Pochettino couldn't possibly care less about the EFL Cup, and then Leicester, against whom we continued to struggle turning chances into goals. Is it just a case of missing Kane? How much of an effect is the poor form of Eriksen having? All this, plus Leverkusen and Arsenal previews, which we approach with trepidation but defiance. Who is likely to be back, and who won't make it? Dan and Greg give us the insider knowledge. Could the Arsenal game be the game to ignite us.....? COYS.

S2, E11 - Post Truth World  

This week, Dan returns to Tom's side and they welcome back Cath and Rosa to discuss two 0-0 draws in a week. We discuss Sissoko's ban, the lack of Kane on the Ballon d'Or shortlist, and Dan talks about his questionable bar choices in Leverkusen before going on the game itself. Were we fortunate to get a point, or should we have demanded more? Of course, Lloris' save is high on the bill as well. We move onto Bournemouth and a frustrating afternoon which saw us struggle to create chances and wonder whether Poch got his subs wrong. We preview the EFL Cup tie at Liverpool with a little pop quiz, and let all our hate for Leicester flow for the first time since they chanced their way to a title last season. It's fair to say Cath and Rosa have very little time for the 'fairy tale'. And, to be fair, so do we. COYS.

S2, E10 - Party Pooper Pulis  

This week, Dan is away in Germany so Tom sails the ship alone again, welcoming back pod regulars Oly and Jim to discuss the weekend draw with West Bromwich Albion. Is our poor record against them becoming a bit of a hoodoo? We discuss the slightly sub-par performances of Lamela and Sissoko, the not-yet-worrying form of Vincent Janssen in front of goal, and the impact of Alderweireld's injury. Dan gives us a very brief update from Germany where he is covering the game for ESPN, and the guys back in England discuss our chances out there. Will we see Son return? Who comes in at centre back to partner Jan? All this plus a preview of the trip to Bournemouth early on Saturday, and the usual nonsense that listener questions brings. COYS.

S2, E9 - Pep Talk  

It's an El Classico this week, with Dan returning from Russia to join Tom and discuss his event-free trip to watch the win against CSKA. How impressive a win was it in their brand new stadium, considering so many of our first team were out injured? All of this, of course, is just putting off what we really want to talk about: the absolute rinsing of Man City on Sunday. Three wins in a row against the Champions elect, how seriously can we start taking our title aspirations? Son proves his worth against the best in the league, our defence is unpenetrable and we've got a manager who can out-Pep Pep. It's all looking up. All this plus what we'd do without Spurs, and Dan becomes Frank Underwood. COYS.

S2 E8 - From Russia With Love  

This week, Tom is left alone while Dan gallivants off to Russia to cover the game against CSKA, but luckily he has two podcast giants to keep him company. Harry Sherlock returns for his first pod of the season, and Jack Hussey joins from the Rule the Roost Podcast to talk all things Tottenham. The weekend win at Boro is analysed, including the continuing form of Son, the heart attack of a last half hour, and the unjust criticism of Vincent Janssen. Halfway through we get a direct line with Dan Kilpatrick from Moscow, who gives us the run down on the mood in Russia ahead of the game, and who we expect to see. The game itself is previewed by the guys back in London, and wonder if Poch has put all his eggs in a Man City shaped basket. The City game is excitedly previewed, and we talk about the not so tragic comedy happening over at West Ham, with our own new stadium drawing ever nearer. COYS.

S2 E7 - Mous Let Loose  

This week, Dan and Tom are joined by pod debutant Jack Chatterton and returning pod veteran Rich Arrowsmith to discuss the midweek loss to Monaco in the Champions League and the return to White Hart Lane bringing victory over Sunderland. The return of Mousa Dembele is discussed; should he have started against Monaco, and how did Dan survive a Poch grilling for asking that question of our manager? We talk the whole Wembley experience, including the journey home, and what effect it may have had on the players. Sunderland is picked over, including the excellent Son, Walker and Alderweireld, as well as the nasty looking injury to Harry Kane. How badly affected will be without him? Gillingham is previewed as badly as expected, and Middlesbrough doesn't get much better. We finish by discussing which player you reckon you could take a punch from. Hint: none of them. COYS.

S2, E6 - Sonny Afternoon  

Tom and Dan welcome back Jim and Oly to discuss the smashing of Stoke, Monaco in the Champions League and Sunderland this weekend. It's a bumper pod, so expect strong opinions on who should play behind Kane, is Wimmer actually any good, and will Wembley be everything we hope it to be?We mull over where Son fits into the team, and Davies, Wanyama, Dembele, Lamela, Alli, Eriksen, Kane, Walker are all covered too. It's a big one. COYS.

S2, E5 - White Hart Lane Special  

This week, for the international break, Dan and Tom are joined by the co-authors of The People's History of Tottenham Hotspur, Martin Cloake and Alan Fisher. What starts as a general chat about the book develops into a fascinating and poignant look through the history of the club, from the early days of attracting thousands to a game on the marshes through the years of developing White Hart Lane to the stadium we know - or knew - today. We speak about our favourite memories of our beautiful old stadium that will never be the same again. We also briefly touch on the transfer window and the upcoming Stoke game. This isn't one to be missed. COYS.

S2, E4 - Everything Must Go  

This week, Tom must steer the Tottenham Way ship alone, with Dan going on a jolly for the second time in as many months. In Dan's absence, Sean Walsh and Phil (@singlemaltsuds) return for their first appearances of the season to first discuss the frustrating but ultimately fortunate draw with Liverpool. Again, we must talk about Eriksen, but Kane, Alli and the increasingly obvious absence of Dembele are discussed. With the international break coming up, this week is also all about the transfer window, and with so many players seemingly leaving - including Nacer Chadli, whose impact is analysed - why aren't we seeing any replacements and who should they be? With this in mind, listener questions are answered including what impact Paul Mitchell's resignation has had and our favourite protracted transfer sagas. There are a *lot* to choose from. COYS.

S2, E3 - Eriksen in the Dock  

This week, Dan and Tom are joined by the returning Alex Brown, and the jury's out on our midfield dynamite. What is up with Christian Eriksen, or is there nothing to worry about? The Palace result is analysed, as well as the contributions of the ever improving Kyle Walker, plus Vorm, Wanyama, Lamela and Janssen. The Champions League draw is previewed, as well as the travelling circus that is Klopp's Liverpool. Can we regain the fear factor? All this plus listener questions, where Tom sings the Ginola song. COYS.

S2, E2 - Lamela Rinsed  

Dan and Tom are joined by Adam Nathan, returning for the first time this season to review the Premier League opening game against Everton and tell us why he's wiping the slate almost clean for Erik Lamela. The same can't be said for Vorm, however, who doesn't escape Adam's ire. Also, the debutants Wanyama and Janssen are discussed, as well as the rusty looking Kane and Alli. We preview Palace this weekend, and with Andros Townsend returning, just how many balls will we lose through the giant gap in White Hart Lane? All this plus listener questions, including what we would do if we were in charge of the wage structure at Spurs. So, the usual. COYS.

S2, E1 - Dan Down Under  

Season 2 of The Tottenham Way Podcast starts in exactly the same way Season 1 ended, with Oly Lister and Jim (@stylishriot) joining Dan and Tom to discuss all the events of a typically busy Spurs summer. We pick over the news of Paul Mitchell's apparent departure, before a very tired and very ill Dan tells us tales of his excursions to Australia to report on the pre-season tour, including sitting down with Poch and talking to the Aussie fans who turned out in their thousands. We discuss Everton this weekend, Wanyama, Janssen, Lamela, the Champions League at Wembley, the effect last season might have on the players, who we expect to shine and who we fear might struggle. Feels good to be back. COYS.

S01, E43 - Finale  

And so here we are, and it wasn't supposed to be this way. Tom and Dan are joined by regulars Jim (@stylishriot) and Oly Lister to firstly pick over just what the hell happened on Sunday against Newcastle and how on earth we finished 3rd, then discuss the season as a whole, which unsurprisingly lifts the mood on the whole. Does Poch need to learn some lessons? What was the moment of the season? What was the turning point? What was the goal of the season? So much to discuss, so little time, so much beer. Thank you all so much for listening this season. COYS.

S01, E42 - Get It Done  

An 'El Classico' podcast for the penultimate episode of the season, with just Tom and Dan left to chew over the disappointing loss to Southampton at the weekend. Instead of a proper review, we talk about everything from the captaincy of Hugo Lloris to whether we'd sign Shane Long (yes, that Shane Long). We talk about Daniel Levy's end of season statement, playing Champions League games at Wembley and saying goodbye to White Hart Lane. Newcastle is previewed, but the real matter at hand is getting a result - ANY result - to ensure the season doesn't end disastrously by seeing us finish below the scum again. Surely we have to do it.....right? COYS

S01, E41 - The Fat Lady Sings  

Dan and Tom host a battered and broken podcast this week, with the returning Rich Arrowsmith and ESPN's Chelsea correspondent Liam Twomey left to pick up the pieces and discuss the final nail in the title coffin that was the draw at Stamford Bridge. We discuss dropping points from winning positions for the 8th time this season, Eric Dier earning about 19 yellow cards and not getting sent off, Dembele poking Costa in the eye and why it meant so much to Chelsea to stop us. Is this the start of a new, intense rivalry where both teams are fighting for the same goals? What can Spurs learn from games like that? How much can Tom grind his teeth when congratulating Leicester on winning the title? All this plus a Southampton preview and very skimmed over listener questions, mainly because many of them directed at Liam were not fit for public consumption. Stay strong. COYS.

S01, E40 - Face of Defiance  

Dan and Tom welcome back Alex Brown as we convene to lick our wounds and eat some biscuits. We talk about whether the dream is over (for this year, at least) and why we can still be positive in the face of adversity. We discuss the learning curve this beautiful team has experienced, and what the reaction to West Brom tells us about where Poch has taken us. What can we do differently next season? Why are people insisting on calling us bottlers? Has Hugo under-performed this season? Why do Chelsea even exist? Will we finish the entire plate of biscuits in an hour? Answers within. COYS.

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