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Ah the opening day. That unique point of the season when every club- even the most downtrodden and unfancied- can forget their problems and dare to daydream. From the petrodollar bankrolled, with squads full of handsomely paid superstars; to the newly promoted stone-broke, who ought to be pleased just to be there. For one day only, in those moments leading up to kick-off: all men are equal. Anything could happen. Everyone has a chance.
Except David Moyes.
You’ve had yours, David Moyes.
So it’s off to Upton Park for the mighty Spurs, then. To try and right some of Timothy and Andre’s wrongs from last season.
Perhaps the main concern for Pochettino in his first game in charge is that, after spending a good portion of last week recruiting a talented young right-back, one who could fill in for the injured Kyle Walker, he’s made the careless mistake of sending him back home again. The impossibly cool DeAndre Yedlin is a Tottenham player, but not before we’ve enjoyed a handful of Kyle Naughton outings first. We’re a patient bunch.
Anybody care for a prediction?
A season-opening-with-a-wallop 3-0 to Spurs for me. Kyle Naughton to have a blinder, just to shut my know-nothing face up.