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Hendon striker Leon Smith (right)

Hendon manager Gary McCann is hopeful that the club’s ‘pay what you want’ game against Wingate & Finchley on December 27 will attract local football fans down to Earlsmead.

Nabil Bentaleb (right) celebrates his first goal for Tottenham in Wednesday's 4-0 victory over Newcastle in the Capital One Cup quarter-final. Pic: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Nabil Bentaleb achieved another landmark at Tottenham this week, scoring his first goal for the club a year after his debut - and the Algeria international believes Spurs can finish in the top four this season.

Jan Vertonghen

Jan Vertonghen is pleased to have some consistency at the heart of the Tottenham defence, and he feels he is developing a strong partnership with Federico Fazio.

Jan Vertonghen (left) feels Christian Eriksen can be one of the best playmakers in the Pemier League

Jan Vertonghen believes Christian Eriksen could become one of Tottenham’s best ever players after helping to persuade the Dane to join him at Spurs.

Harry Kane celebrates with Andros Townsend after putting Spurs 3-0 ahead with his 13th goal of the season. Pic: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Tottenham strode into the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup with a resounding 4-0 home win over Newcastle, avenging October’s league defeat in the process.

Arsenal's Mathieu Flamini

Mathieu Flamini is convinced Arsenal can still enjoy success this season – provided their fortunes finally change on the injury front.

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud scores with a header against Newcastle

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Ben Davies

EXCLUSIVE: Ben Davies says he has no regrets about swapping Swansea for Spurs, and he is eager to start at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday as the Lilywhites seek to overtake his former club in the table.

Play was suspended during Tottenham's game with Besiktas due to a floodlight failure (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Mauricio Pochettino was frustrated by the “laughable” floodlight failures at the Ataturk Olimpiyat Stadium, although he was more annoyed by his players’ futility in front of goal in their defeat to Besiktas.

Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino

First the lights went out at the Ataturk Olimpiyat Stadium and then on Tottenham’s hopes of topping their Europa League group as Besiktas eked out a hard-fought 1-0 victory.

Hendon defender Olly Sprague (left) struggled against Bognor Regis Town

Hendon bounced back from a rare league defeat against Bognor Regis Town by progressing to the last 16 of the league cup, beating Enfield Town 1-0 on Tuesday.

Wingate captain Marc Weatherstone (left). Pic: Martin Addison

Wingate & Finchley captain Marc Weatherstone says expectations have changed this season and that the Blues are aiming to maintain their play-off challenge.

Saracens' Richard Wigglesworth. Pic: Matthew Impey/Wiredphotos.co.uk

Richard Wigglesworth is warning his Saracens team-mates that Sale Sharks will be hurting and looking for revenge at Allianz Park as the sides clash again in the European Champions Cup on Saturday.

Tottenham defender Kyle Walker pictured with Mauricio Pochettino (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Kyle Walker is in line to make his long-awaited Tottenham comeback this evening after nine taxing months on the sidelines.

Maurico Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham’s busy schedule is delaying the implementation of his philosophy, denying him valuable time on the training pitch.

Mousa Dembele

Tottenham blogger David Lee says Spurs’ reserve players need to step up to the plate as Mauricio Pochettino looks to rotate his squad and keep his players fresh over the coming weeks.

The Ham&High's Wingate & Finchley blogger Simon Swingler

The Ham&High’s Wingate & Finchley blogger Simon Swingler looks back on Saturday’s 2-1 victory away at basement boys Bury Town in the Ryman League Premier Division, which left the Blues sixth in the table.

Ben Davies

EXCLUSIVE: Ben Davies believes he is finding his rhythm at Tottenham after his fifth successive start, and the summer signing has rated Saturday’s game against Crystal Palace as one of his best performances for the club.

Jan Vertonghen

Jan Vertonghen is eyeing another 100 appearances for Tottenham after reaching his century in Saturday’s goalless draw against Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane.

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez shows his dismay against Stoke City (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Stoke held on to beat Arsenal 3-2 after a dramatic afternoon at the Britannia Stadium.

Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie (left) battles with Tottenham's Eric Dier at White Hart Lane

Tottenham’s patchy home form continued as they were held to a goalless draw by Crystal Palace in today’s London derby at White Hart Lane.

Harry Kane

Mauricio Pochettino says he was unaware of any approach from Crystal Palace to sign Harry Kane on loan in the summer.

Emmanuel Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor is not ready to return for Tottenham and will miss tomorrow’s home game against Crystal Palace as he recovers from a virus.

Tottenham's Harry Kane tries to beat Chelsea defender John Terry during last night's London derby at Stamford Bridge

Harry Kane says Chelsea gave Tottenham a lesson in ruthlessness last night, and he believes Spurs’ young side will learn from their loss against the league leaders.

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