The Football Manager Guide to Tottenham Hotspur: Part 4

Episode 4: Marching on!

So, we’re in October, we sit 2nd in the league and were unbeaten. I mean our form is similar to real life equivalent. Spooky right? However, we march on, and we start the month facing stoke at home, before a trip up to the Hawthorns where we face WBA. We then face Munchengladbach at Wembley, before we face West Ham in a double header. Both at the lane. Finally, we travel away to Burnley. So let’s get into the fixtures and see how we’ve done.

EPL – White Hart Lane – 01/10/2016

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Well, that’s what you call a good start to the month, even if all 3 goals did come in the space of 16 minutes, however, it shows that we have a strong team that is more than happy to continue to work until the final minute of any game! Is it me or are we actually comparable to the real deal! So that

EPL – The Hawthorns – 15/10/2016

 So, after being undefeated in 7 games, we went into a game against, what could be considered, a high-flying West Brom, feeling reasonably confident. Oh how wrong I was. We completely outplayed them but just lacked in the final 3rd and we couldn’t put our chances away. We suffer our first defeat of the season! Apart from Rondon slotting home a goal in the 60th minute, the game was rather boring.

UEFA Champions League – Wembley – 19/10/2016

So we played our second game at our temporary home. Although we haven’t succumbed to the same attendance as when we faced Barcelona, we still put up a worthy display against a strong side. Although we had to come from behind. Would’ve preferred a win at home, but we will have to settle with a draw.

EPL – White Hart Lane – 23/10/2016

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WHAT A VICTORY! A Harry Kane Hat-trick has secured us a much-deserved win over a West Ham team that are surprisingly sitting in and around the top of the table. But this we will savior for some time. (Just like that 3-2 win at the weekend)

EFL Cup 4th Round – White Hart Lane – 26/10/2016

So this double header, after we drew them in the 4th round of the re-branded league cup. I decided to play a very second string team with a lot of youngsters, namely playing Carter-Vickers, Tom Carroll and Harry Winks to name a few. Unfortunately, for us, we couldn’t put our name in the hat for the next round, and we went out early to a strong west ham team that we had previously dismantled 3-0 just a few days prior to this match.

EPL – Turf Moor – 29/10/2016

The Final game of the month saw us come up against Burnley in their own back yard. We managed to snatch a 1-0 victory thanks to a 21st minute strike from Erik Lamela to maintain our impressive start to the season.

October 2016 – EPL Review

So we see ourselves sitting top of the Barclays premier league, joint on points with Manchester city, ahead only on goal difference. Behind that, were 4 points above Manchester city and West Ham, with West Brom closely behind in a surprising 5th amazingly followed by Sunderland who sit above Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea!

We also see Mousa Dembele crowned as the player of the month. That’s 2 months in a row now that a Tottenham player has won that accolade and one I wish will continue as we progress through the season!

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