A Premier League Half-Term Report on Tottenham Hotspur

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A Premier League Half-Term Report on Tottenham Hotspur
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Tottenham Hotspur had reason to celebrate over Christmas, but the season thus far has not always been so full of cheer.

With half of the 2013-14 season completed, Tottenham Hotspur can reflect on a campaign that has been eventful to say the least.

In the climate of what is shaping up to be one of the most competitive seasons in the Premier League era, Tottenham's direction heading into 2014 has been shaped by their desire to compete.

The departure of now former manager Andre Villas-Boas was primarily driven by a belief in the Spurs hierarchy that the team could not reach its targets under the Portuguese. That was given substantial credence by a failure to pick up points against teams regarded as rivals for Champions League qualification.

Tim Sherwood is now in charge of getting the expensively assembled squad at least into the top four, while the prospect of progression in the Europa League remains alive and well.

But before we move on, we will first look back at what has led us to this point with the following half-term report on Spurs' season.

Starting with a further look at Villas-Boas' sacking, a position-by-position look at the first-team squad and its players follows.

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