Aslan the Melon

  • joined Sep 28, 2011
  • last login Jul 30, 2014
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Spurs Loan Report: QPR 0-1 Leicester

Today, Queen's Park Rangers played out a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Leicester City at Loftus Road. As I'm sure you all know, QPR has both Tom Carroll and Benoit Assou-Ekotto on loan from...


Domenico Criscito - The Answer to Tottenham's Defensive Woes?

It's no secret that Tottenham have a bit of a lacking defence right now, with not a single fit central defender and a left back that had an awful season in 2012-13. It's also no secret that I'm not...


Could Ante Rebić be THE Striker?

In recent weeks, Tottenham have been heavily linked with 19-year-old Croatian striker Ante Rebić. Having witnessed a full match of his and numerous short bursts from time to time, I thought I'd...


The (not quite as) Big Five of prospective RPL fans - The Runners-Up and Honourable Mentions

So, because Eyebrow asked, I'm doing another RPL team update. 5. Kuban Krasnodar EPL Equivalent: NorwichKrasnodar's twin brother. They performed admirably last season, finishing in the top 8, and...


The Big Five of prospective RPL fans

As requested by Little Geeber, I've put together a list of the 5 most attractive clubs to take part in the RPL this year, complete with pros, cons and EPL equivalents. However, for more...


New Eastern Europe football blog

For those who are interested, I have recently started a blog all about the goings on of Eastern European football, including Russia, Ukraine and Turkey among other leagues and countries. It can be...


Thor Rising - Why Gylfi Needs a Change of Position to Salvage his Tottenham Career

As many of you know, I avidly follow the Russian Premier League and national team, who took on Gylfi Sigurðsson's Iceland last night. Much to my surprise, Gylfi lined up as the deep lying playmaker...

A Predictable Way to End a Satisfying Window

While Tottenham didn't get a striker, the January window was productive

Daniel Levy's imaginary shortlist: Zhano Ananidze

So guys, I'm doing a write-up for my favourite player, Zhano Ananidze, which is a dangerous idea. I touched briefly on his abilities in my Modrić Replacements & Dembélé Backups piece a few...


Daniel Levy's imaginary shortlist: Aleksandr Kozlov

Because no one is reading these anymore, I'm just going to pump out my last two (which have already been written for a couple of days) over the course of today. The Basics Name: Aleksandr...


Daniel Levy's imaginary shortlist: Georgi Schennikov

Now for something a little different. Presenting a left back for the future in case all of Kyle Naughton, Danny Rose and Zeki Fryers aren't good enough. Also, this'll be my third last one as I...


Daniel Levy's imaginary shortlist: Gökhan Töre

Yes, another winger. I promise this is the last one (but probably not). The Basics Name: Gökhan Töre Age: 20 Team: Rubin Kazan League: SOGAZ Football Championship (Russia) Primary position:...


Daniel Levy's imaginary shortlist: Seydou Doumbia

Could CSKA Moscow's star striker propel Tottenham to the top four and trophies?


Sunday Football Open Thread - 13/1/2013

Today we've got United v Liverpool right now and Arsenal v City at 3pm GMT, but those Serie A fans amongst us might want to keep an eye out for Parma v Juventus at 1pm and Sampdoria v Milan at...

Daniel Levy's imaginary shortlist: Alan Dzagoev

Our resident Russian football expert offers his contributions to our imaginary shortlist series, starting with Alan Dzagoev.


The Russian Solution - Trawling the World's Oddest League for a Striking Answer

Firstly, I'd like to preface this with an explanation of how inexplicably odd Russian football is as a whole. It is a league in which Hulk has struggled and Roman Pavlyuchenko has looked like a...


Sunday Football Open Thread - 6/1/2013

Because I haven't seen one yet and I'm bored, here's an open thread for anyone who wants to talk about today's fixtures.Udinese are currently hosting Inter Milan, and a trio of FA Cup fixtures will...


Roman Pavlyuchenko - Magical, Mercurial or Maniacal?

It's me again. Since my last FanPost, my slightly disappointing and embarrassing story of how I became a Spurs fan has come to light (as well as the fact that I am not actually a melon). For those...


Modrić Replacements and Dembélé Backups - The search for a deep-lying playmaker, and why it begins and ends in Zagreb.

In August 2008, Tottenham Hotspur paid 16.5 million pounds for a 23-year-old Croatian playmaker. His name was Luka Modrić. You may have heard of him. Modrić spent 4 years stunning the White Hart...


The Importance of the Cartilage Free Captain

The 1-1 draw with Chelsea was the first time this season that Tottenham has not taken all 3 points with the almighty Ledley King on the field (barring the match against Newcastle when he came off...

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