Date: 28th August 2017 at 5:28pm
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This from uber Burnley fan and regular contributor to Clarets Mad, Dave Thornley. 

Spurs are clearly still in the process of adapting to their temporary home; the atmosphere of the stadium and the sheer scale of the place are disorientating and take time to adjust to.

Plus, for visiting teams, like Burnley yesterday, the chance to play a league fixture at Wembley represents an uplifting treat from which inspiration can be drawn.

Media talk that Spurs are suffering from some kind of hoodoo is facile rubbish and demeans those who spout such arrant nonsense.

Burnley’s resolve and organisation was monumental in the face of what was at times wave after wave of intricate passing movements from the home team, each one delivered with a swiftness and surety that was at times as scintillating as it was nerve-racking.

Yes, the Clarets rode their luck at times; but to rely on luck is to surrender logic to fate, and Burnley are not going to do that.