...........................................February`s monthly preview for you ........ I doubt anything this month (and hopefully March as well) will be as contentious for Spurs fans as how Pochettino approaches the cups.With europa league starting again and a more than likely a 5th round FA cup tie providing we dispatch Wycombe at the Lane,how does this months fixtures line up?And what will february hold for us? Feb 4th Boro home PL Feb 11th Liverpool away PL Feb 16th KAA Gent away EL (rnd of 32) Feb 19th FA cup 5th round Feb 23rd KAA Gent home EL (rnd of 32) Feb 26th Stoke home PL So only three premier league fixtures this month,(and March if burnout in Feb is a worry).At the time of posting we face Sunderland away still in January,a point or 3 will see us top 4 at least into the month.On paper Boro on the slide at the moment and Stoke look very winnable,although Boro may finally wake up to the fact they are in a relegation scrap,Stoke hopefully already in flip flops such as midtable safety may allow their minds to wander. Well then Liverpool away,the last of our big 6 rivals away days,I feel if we beat Sunderland,this becomes more of a free hit because of points gained already,that makes not losing a magnificent result and winning even more magnificent.Also Liverpools cup fixture overload could work for us too,If they beat Saints away this week,no doubt wembley will be on their minds,if they lose well on the back of recent form questions will start to be asked.They too have a 4th round FA cup game home to wolves,dare he rotate like vs Plymouth?then chelsea in the league and away to Hull before they play us (a 4th round replay at molineux would be awesome for us if only!).A tricky game for us at Anfield,and for them with 3 of their next 4 fixtures being Leics away (or a league cup final?),arse home citeh away (then the merseyside derby if looking that far ahead already is valid?),remember they will have just played us and chelsea too),pretty much a home win is required or it wont be their year and both manchester clubs may well have jumped them in the league. I would take 6pts gladly,hell even 5pts as it means we remain unbeaten and havent lost at Anfiled,and every chance we could take all 9,if that happens I would expect us to be comfortably top 4 probably 2nd going into march. Now the contentious part for fans to haggle over.The cups,do we rotate or by how much,who do we wrap up in cotton wool&how do we try and ensure our premier league juggernaut rolls on,its the old top 4 CL money vs silverware and glory that has no truth to either side only opinion.The key in february and March? is the compromise Pochettino achieves in selection,I must state that opponents Gent seem to offer chances for rotation,but the real trick is rotation and still progressing in the cups and the league.Gent offers opportunity to the squad and up and coming starlets (I so hate the terms 2nd XI,"stiffs", B team ) we have internationals like Vorm,davies,wimmer,CCV,Son,Sissoko,Lamela,Janssen (remember them eh!),very capable players Trippier/winks/Nkoudou and up and coming Edwards,Onomah now thats 13 good lads right there,I dont suggest throwing a completly new XI in either EL game but 2 or 3 regulars sprinkled in to guide or glue the team together is my thinking.That should see us through to the round of 16 (9th/16th march) and we can reassess then depending on league standing and opposition drawn. FA cup 5th round if we are still in it?depends on home/away & opposition far too early to call today,maybe on monday it will be clearer!!What I will add is that winning in the 5th round the next round is qtr -finals when winning trophies actually appears tangible.Oh how I yearn to hear before an FA cup semi-final&final about "tottenham`s wembley home advantage is unfair" after all the wembley curse bollox spouted. I am hoping into March we are still in this position in the league,FA cup and Europa league,bring it on.