The first international break always affords time for reflection on the opening weeks of the season. A win against a poor Newcastle outfit was followed by a disappointing defeat to a depleted Chelsea and a underwhelming draw at 'home' to Burnley. The frustration was compounded when the club were handed an near impossible draw in the Champions League.
But the conclusion of the transfer window offers some home, and may allow us some cause for optimism. The talented Serge Aurier, Juan Foyth and Fernando Llorente joined Paulo Gazzaniga and Davinson Sanchez at Hotspur Way, and Daniel Levy will be delighted to have still made a profit before the window slammed shut.
We visit Everton on Saturday, and while none of the aforementioned signings may start, it would be difficult to argue that Tottenham are not stronger as a squad now, than what they were on the opening day of the season.
KIWI SPURS SIGN ALLEN
TICKET INFO FOR WEMBLEY
We have recently been inundated with requests for information on tickets for KiwiSpurs members to attend games at Wembley.
One of the benefits of Kiwi Spurs membership is a priority window to access tickets to Wembley. The process is simple and can be read here.
We encourage all members who intend to travel to Wembley to sign up to the One Hotspur membership program with Tottenham Hotspur.
KiwiSpurs Fantasy football is up and running again, and so far there are 15 teams registered. You can join by clicking here and using the league code 1007491-241242.
Simon Phillps' currently leads Hamish Girvan and Mark Overfield after the first month of the season, although with 35 weeks of the season remaining, there is still all to play for.
KIWISPURS FANTASY FOOTBALL
We made a deadline day signing of our own at the end of August. You may be aware that the Kiwi Spurs have agreed to host Clive Allen this season. While we are still waiting for Mr. Allen to confirm dates, We anticipate his arrival on the 22nd February.
At this stage, we expect to announce formal arrangements for An Audience With Clive Allen in the coming days and have tentatively agreed on the following events:
Saturday, 24th February: An Audience With Clive Allen - Auckland (Venue TBC- likely The Paddington or Mount Albert Football Club)
Saturday, 3rd March: An Audience With Clive Allen - Wellington
(Venue TBC - likely The Four Kings)
The above is subject to change, however a pre-sale is now live on the membership page of the website (click here) Tickets will be $75, and those who purchase before October 1 will be able to claim their first beer on the night, courtesy of us.
For those not familiar with Clive's achievements, Allen signed for Tottenham in 1984 and went on to score 112 goals in 173 appearances, including 49 in one season (1986/7). Capped five times by England, Allen was also voted PFA Player of the Year and Football Writers Player of the Year in 1987. He is the son of legendary double-winner Les Allen, and went on to play for Bordeaux, West Ham, Chelsea, West Ham and Manchester City.
He coached at Tottenham alongside Martin Jol and Harry Redknapp, stepping in as Caretaker Manager on two occasions. Allen played an integral part in the development of both Harry Kane and Gareth Bale.
Clive has gone on to have a successful career in the media with TalkSport and Sky Sports in the UK, and it will be a fantastic honour to have Clive visit us in NZ.
FORTHCOMING FIXTURES & MEETS
As kick off times are published, and the UK broadcast schedule is updated, we will ensure that you are all aware of kick off times and meet ups.
For those outside Auckland, please let us know what venues are showing the games in your towns and we will ensure this is communicated to all members.
Sunday, 10th September @ 2.00am
Away - Everton
Thursday, 14th September @ 6.45am
Home - Borussia Dortmund - LIVE AT THE FOX (AUCKLAND) PLEASE CHECK WITH THE FOUR KINGS FOR CONFIRMATION
Sunday, 17th September @ 4.30am
Home - Swansea
Saturday, 23rd September @ 11.30pm
Away - West Ham United - LIVE AT THE FOX (AUCKLAND) & THE FOUR KINGS (WELLINGTON)
Wednesday, 27th September @ 6.45am
Away - Apoel Nicosia - LIVE AT THE FOX (AUCKLAND)
Sunday, 1st October @ 12:30 AM
Huddersfield vs Tottenham Hotspur - LIVE AT THE FOX (AUCKLAND) & THE FOUR KINGS (WELLINGTON)
We would also like to congratulate Wayne Facer for establishing teh Dunedin Chapter of the Kiwi Spurs. They hosted their inaugural meeting in August, and we would encourage all members in Otago to introduce yourselves to Wayne and the Dunedin Spurs on the Tuesday, 26th September at 7.30pm at The Craic Bar, in the Octagon.
STAY IN TOUCH ON OUR MEMBERS WHATSAPP GROUP
We're always looking for new ways of staying in touch. In order to continue to grow, its important that we provide a platform for members to communicate to us, and each other.
So, for those who use WhatsApp, and haven't already joined click here to join the conversation and get the latest information on meet ups, events and other news from the Kiwi Spurs.