2000 Zero Zero Party’s Over Oops Out of Time…

Yet again at this time of year it feels like it’s been one step forwards, another season just about over. It’s no longer as surprising, but it’s still just as gutting, always turning corners to find Spurs standing right back where they started with a ‘wasn’t me, guv’ shrug of the shoulders.

Personally, other than picking Doherty ahead of Aurier, I can’t really fault Mourinho for the line-up against Arsenal last weekend, and I can even understand the theory that Doherty is less of a risk in games like that than Aurier.

But I can and will fault him for the aimless performance that had that long Lilywhite streak of Spursy running right through it, allowing Arsenal to utilise the same simple move down Doherty’s flank repeatedly without shuffling the pack to address it: Even when he brought Sissoko on, it felt as if the Frenchman had been programmed to avoid that part of the pitch.

Once upon a time, the difference between our goal and their goals would have meant something to me about the difference between the two clubs – ours a creation of individual brilliance which oozed style, Arsenal’s first a scuffed shot which deflected then bobbled in and their second a penalty which many will feel should have been a goal kick.

But the truth is Lamela’s goal came out of the blue, needed the stars to align to come off, and Arsenal might have already been out of sight by the time we got around to stringing together the three relatively simple passes it took to cut this Arsenal defence open, while the scuffed nature of their equaliser was down to the quality of the finish, not the well drilled and often repeated move that created it, and their winner was yet another move which started with the ball safe in Hugo’s hands five seconds before Sanchez gave the ref a decision to make.

But then we come to Thursday and Mourinho runs out of excuses with me. The club played 12 games to get to this stage in the Europa and although I wouldn’t take anything for granted against any of the teams left in it, you have to think the idea of beating Villarreal over two legs and then, most likely, Arsenal over two legs, to have the chance of facing any one of Granada, Manchester United, Roma or Ajax in the final felt a better bet for us to get back into the Champions League than overhauling a six point gap between us and Chelsea over the next ten Premier League games given we’ve not managed to reduce that gap across the last six and Chelsea are still unbeaten in the league under Tuchel?

Why, then, would you go with a midfield of Winks and Sissoko and a central defence of Dier and Sanchez? Irrespective of the quality of these players as individuals, they’re the club’s weakest and least trusted pairings in those key areas. If they wouldn’t generally be trusted against so-called also-rans in the Premier League, why would you trust them in a one-off game away from home against a side who had absolutely nothing to lose?

Why would you, Jose? Why?

Fair enough, other than Winks for Ndombele and Lucas for Son, it was pretty much the same line-up that put Zagreb away 2-0 at The Lane, but Ndombele influenced that game in a way Winks simply never has, and as much as we had them on the back foot at home and were well worth that 2-0 win, Zagreb were no mugs.

We also had the safety net of the second leg taking the pressure off a bit.

Normally positive about our chances of winning to the point of stupidity, I knew we were out the instant their first goal flew in. My only surprise was it didn’t end up in a penalty shoot-out with Sissoko, Dier, Bergwijn and Vinicius missing, meaning Kane never got a chance to take his.

As for where we go from here, if we don’t beat Villa today, you have to wonder.

A win, and depending on what West Ham manage against Arsenal, we could somehow be fifth and just three points off fourth, the futility of hope fooling us into believing it might all be alright after all.

Lose and we might only be a couple of points off tenth, limping through games that mean nothing ahead of City at Wembley: The same as Carabo Cup final defeats to Manchester City did huge damage to Arsenal’s final season under Wenger in 2018 and Chelsea’s only season under Sarri in 2019, a loss without Champions League qualification will probably be enough for Levy to axe Mourinho. Even a win without Champions League qualification might not be enough to save him.

So as flat and pointless as football feels after last Sunday and Thursday, today is a must win game for Mourinho and, I imagine, a high number of the players on the periphery of his first team.

And luckily, lately, we do tend to win against Villa, our only loss in the last nineteen games against them coming in the only one of these games I’ve attended, a dire 0-1 against Tim Sherwood’s Villa soon after our last appearance in an EFL Cup Final back in 2015.

Since then, we’ve won five on the bounce, and that defeat halted a winning streak of six on the bounce.

We got lucky last season, though, Son’s last minute winner settling a topsy-turvy mess of a performance that was fun enough to watch all the same at a time when Villa were going through a horrible slump that nearly cost them their Premier League status between beating Leicester in the EFL Cup semi-final and then losing to City in the final.

If that sounds familiar – the only teams we’ve beaten since Brentford in the semi are Marine, Wycombe, Sheffield United, West Brom, Burnley, Fulham, Wolfsberg and Palace – I have one straw left to clutch: The last time a team from Manchester were in with a serious shout of winning the quadruple back in 1998/1999, we were the only team Tottenham enough to get in their way as the one silver lining to the cloud of George Graham’s reign slowly began to take shape.

WARNING: Footage contain nuts of the Goon tree, one in the dugout, one on the pitch. Anyone with an allergy to Goon tree nuts may wish not to view.

Come on you Spurs!

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SpurAndy🍒🥧
SpurAndy🍒🥧
6 months ago

New bleoug, this story was broken by the Chauvster this morning. Its the early bird that catches the worm.
https://flatoeuf.com/what-uefas-financial-fair-play-decision-could-mean-for-levy-mourinho-and-tottenham-transfers/

HjD 😷🇺🇸
HjD 😷🇺🇸
6 months ago

I had a former co-worker who was always saying “..in all actuality..” Well, in all actuality, I hate that fucking phrase. So there is that. Oops. 😳

TCY
TCY
6 months ago

Same o same o

TCY
TCY
6 months ago
Reply to  TCY

So— my biggest pet peeve is “cut and dry”

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  TCY

BANNED!! 😁

Funkenschlag!
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  TCY

My biggest peeve is peeps saying phrases incorrectly, like “cut and dry”. 🤣🤪

Bruxie
Bruxie
6 months ago
61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
6 months ago

Marnin’

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Bruxie
Bruxie
6 months ago

About time someone told it as it is!
I like the last one!
Very funny!

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  Bruxie

I should of posted it earlier, I know. Standards wouldn’t of slipped so much.

Northern Spur
Northern Spur
6 months ago

Fight the good fight, always! My pet hate is the widespread use of “try and…” when it should be “try to…..” Just sayin(g)!

Bruxie
Bruxie
6 months ago

Never seen that mug before…would of bought it.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
6 months ago

So my pet hate is people starting every sentence with so.

Bruxie
Bruxie
6 months ago

Yeah…no.

Chauveljn
6 months ago

Less is moor.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
6 months ago

Southgate on Harry: ‘If I allowed Harry to make every decision he would play every minute. That won’t be happening. It is brilliant we have a captain who wants to play every minute of every game but we have got to be mindful he had extra time last Thursday and another high intensity game on Sunday. We have got to make sure we manage the fixtures correctly.’

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
6 months ago

Poland should be the toughest game, so I’d guess that’s where the bulk of Harry’s game time will be.

Chauveljn
6 months ago

I can sympathise with Harry wanting to play a minnow and potentially notch a hat trick in his quest to surpass Rooney.

Chauveljn
6 months ago

Oh dear. As reported on Football London:

‘According to Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport (via Calcio Finanza ), UEFA are set to host a video conference on Thursday that could potentially see them call it a day with their Financial Fair Play (FFP) system’

Let’s hope this is wrong, or it’s another nail in the coffin of soccer.

Chauveljn
6 months ago

So the guys at CERN think they may have peeled back another layer of reality to reveal what could be a hitherto unknown 5th fundamental force in physics.

Come on guys, we can’t even convince the GOP that climate change is happening… What’s the point?

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
6 months ago

The Carabao Cup final is set to be played in front of 8,000 supporters. The number will be split between Man City, Tottenham local residents and NHS staff. [TalkSPORT]

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
6 months ago

It’s an important anniversary in American sport. 20 years ago today, Randy Johnson vaporized a bird.

https://twitter.com/TodayInSports3/status/1374689594822815744

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
6 months ago

I don’t think ‘a million to one’ begins to describe this.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
6 months ago

Said the bird a millisecond before… 😁

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
6 months ago

The most detailed explanation on the odds was from Michael Wunder, associate professor at the University of Colorado in Denver. He ended up with the conclusion of “one in 50 million or so over the past 20 years” due to looking at the number of baseball games in a year combined with the number of pitches in a game and that fact that doves don’t normally fly that close to the ground.

Chauveljn
6 months ago

Strike one?

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
6 months ago

Here’s a fun little watch. All 30 of Harry’s PL goals/assists.

https://twitter.com/SpursOfficial/status/1374737777405784068

cavey
cavey
6 months ago

That lifted the gloom wonderfully!

cavey
cavey
6 months ago
Reply to  cavey

Just say he goes elsewhere at the seasons end! I’ll wish him the best of luck. He thoroughly deserves all the success he gets.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  cavey

Same for me, Cavey.

DAVID
DAVID
6 months ago

And me . We have been lucky to have him this long .
Andy, have you watched the BBC1 programme THE REPAIR SHOP ?
Saw it today where a young guy was repairing a badly damaged wooden table, very clever and intricate work.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

I have seen the odd bit. I like the actual work it’s just the schmaltzy bit at the end with all the tears that puts me off from watching more.

DAVID
DAVID
6 months ago

Yes, a bit over the top, just interesting to see how they repair things which appear beyond it

Northern Spur
Northern Spur
6 months ago

I enjoy the emotional bits, as well as the master craftsmanship on show! I bet you feel the same about Long Lost Families!!

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  Northern Spur

Yep, really don’t go for any of that stuff, NS. Just a hard hearted barsteward I spose 😭😏

Chauveljn
6 months ago

Of course they cry. They’ve just received hundreds of pounds worth of free craftsmanship courtesy of the BBC licence payer. Which is me.

Bruxie
Bruxie
6 months ago

New Ally Gold…

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
6 months ago

After watching Bale’s answer for myself, the reaction seems a bit overblown (admittedly, I overreacted myself seeing his words in print). He was posed a question about his future and he gave an accurate answer about the state of affairs, but an answer that tells us nothing we didn’t already know.

  1. He came to Spurs to play and get fit.
  2. There’s an option for next year, but nothing is decided on that.
  3. As for going back to Madrid, he certainly wasn’t going to dis his parent club and say he wants to stay far away from there.

I don’t think the statement has much bearing on where Bale plays next year.

Bruxie
Bruxie
6 months ago

Totally agree.

Levy is spinning his web of intrigue somewhere in all of this.

TCY
TCY
6 months ago

So maybe the former boy Gareth really doesn’t want to go back to Madrid and is only gaming the system.

Do we want him for another year? Curious mind wants to know. . .

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  TCY

I would.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  TCY

Or maybe he does want to go back as the Spurs dressing room is so toxic that he’d rather go back to his arch enemy and ultimate nemesis?

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
6 months ago

If I knew he wasn’t part of the problem of the strife in the club then I’d be happy to keep him.

Last edited 6 months ago by SpurAndy🍒🥧
61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
6 months ago

I’m basing my decision partly on not knowing if he is the “problem” of any alleged strife in the club.

Syd
Syd
6 months ago

I honestly thing there is a terrific player inside Steven Bergwyn…..I wish he was given a starting spot a lot more often

Paleo
Paleo
6 months ago
Reply to  Syd

Couldn’t agree with you more,His defensive work overlooked,if he had played in front of Doherty against the goons it could have been a different game.I haven’t looked this up but I’d bet we have done better when he’s been in the team

DAVID
DAVID
6 months ago

Just watching the second episode of Footballs Darkest Secret, toe curling stuff.

Paleo
Paleo
6 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

I’m all sadded out,I’m afraid I’m having to cover my eyes and block my ears a bit lately to protect my own mental health

DAVID
DAVID
6 months ago
Reply to  Paleo

Don’t blame you, it’s interesting but a tough watch.

Funkenschlag!
Admin
6 months ago

Peanuts, bloody luvum!

Chauveljn
6 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

That’s plain nuts!

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
6 months ago

Our boys, who are set to be wrecked by incompetent managers on international duty.

Steven Bergwijn – Netherlands 
Toby Alderweireld – Belgium 
Gareth Bale and Joe Rodon – Wales 
Matt Doherty and Troy Parrott – Republic of Ireland 
Hugo Lloris, Tanguy Ndombele and Moussa Sissoko – France 
Japhet Tanganga, Ryan Sessegnon and Oliver Skipp – England Under-21s
Eric Dier and Harry Kane – England 
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – Denmark
Serge Aurier – Ivory Coast

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
6 months ago

13 first teamers…..so how many get injured? 6, maybe 7?

Chauveljn
6 months ago

No South American fixtures being played then?

Edit: just looked and matches due to be played this week have been postponed.

Last edited 6 months ago by Chauveljn
Chauveljn
6 months ago

14. I think Reguilon is in the Spain squad.

Last edited 6 months ago by Chauveljn
SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
6 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Don’t think so. He isn’t listed anyway.

stevo1987
stevo1987
6 months ago

Defo not in the squad. They mentioned it in the commentary against Villa.

Chauveljn
6 months ago

I stand, sit, and lie corrected!

Syd
Syd
6 months ago

You mean a different incompetent manager. At least Bergwyn, Rodon, Bale Tanganga and Moussa will get a run….We need them paying as much as possible

Chauveljn
6 months ago

SpurAndy, Flat Earthers are so wrong.

The Oeuf can’t be flat. It’s so obviously a hollow sphere, the aliens fly into and out of their underground bases through the volcanic entrances in Iceland and the East Indies (they’re connected of course, so you can fly in one side and out the other.)

Chauveljn
6 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

And of course 3-D printers are alien technology that the deep state operating Area 51 have reverse engineered from captured alien craft.

In fact the ‘printers’, when they can be made fully operational (still a work in progress) are teleportation devices. Scan your physical form, dematerialise at one place and ‘print you’ at your destination.

It’s so blindingly obvious…

cavey
cavey
6 months ago

Gareth Bale is being very clever. No way does he want to go back to RM.

Bruxie
Bruxie
6 months ago
Reply to  cavey

Levy is being clever, you mean!

Bale has to go back if Spurs don’t want him at the price we are currently paying – part of his wages.

No way RM want him back.

Bale will go where he wants in the end – but Spurs have to be favourites and won’t have to pay RM a fee.

DAVID
DAVID
6 months ago

Gone from calypso to collapso in the cricket.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
6 months ago

David Ornstein of The Athletic, who has himself suggested that Harry Kane would be open to a move away from Spurs has a follow up. He states that his Tottenham Hotspur contacts have told him that they are confident that Harry Kane will spend his entire career at the club.

“Quite a few contacts I’ve spoken to in the last 24 hours or so think Harry Kane will be at Tottenham for the rest of his career,” 

“We obviously don’t know how that will pan out, but the sentiment being that the chances of him leaving look really small.”

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
6 months ago

Anybody looking for a good read, recommend this.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Failures-State-Inside-Britains-Coronavirus/dp/0008430527

Sunday Times journos investigating the government’s response to Covid-19.
For the MSM haters this is what pwoper journalism looks like.
On the subject of improper journalism/presenting I hear Tucker Carlson of Fox News fame recently won a slander court case as his defending lawyer said that no reasonable person would believe what Carlson says. Apparently the judge agreed so he got away with it. 🤣🤣

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
6 months ago

The lady Kraken lawyer who filed all those suits claiming Trump won the election is trying the same defense now that she’s being sued.

“I’m a weird bullshitter, grifting money from the rubes. Why would anyone believe a word I say?”

Chauveljn
6 months ago

She has a point. Anyone in their right minds wouldn’t believe it.
When I hear the kind of codswallop that the likes of Ted Cruz feed to their gullible electors I have to assume they are taking the piss and getting away with it. The contempt they show to their supporters is breathtaking.

Last edited 6 months ago by Chauveljn
SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
6 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

It’s also one thing for Cucker Tarlson to sling BS on his opinion show–free country, and all that. It’s quite another for a lawyer to sign court pleadings swearing these things are true.

Chauveljn
6 months ago

John Oliver devoted a recent show to Tucker, and how much the ‘Proud Boys’ and ‘Oath Keepers’ hang on his inflammatory words. TC is a must watch for white supremacists.

Oddly, I can’t find that episode of Oliver’s on YouTube at the moment.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
6 months ago

Ben Davies has withdrawn from the Wales squad through injury. The severity of the problem hasn’t yet been confirmed by Ryan Giggs’ side.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
6 months ago

Bale says he’s going back to Madrid next season:

“I think the main reason I came to Spurs this year was to play football first and foremost.”

“Going into the Euros I wanted to be match-fit. The original plan was to do a season at Spurs and after the Euros still have a year left at Real Madrid. My plan is to go back, that’s as far I have planned.” (Quotes via the Evening Standard).

I don’t think we’ve heard the last of this. As long as Zidane remains in charge, there is a good chance his loan is extended–if that suits Spurs.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
6 months ago

I was pleased he came back initially but now have to say I’m on de fence. If it just means fits a starts of form then I’d send him back as I’m sure his ridiculous salary isn’t helping the team bond atm.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
6 months ago

I’m a fence sitter too, but there are 10 games left where he could nudge me either way.

DAVID
DAVID
6 months ago

Can’t believe he said that, RM have treated him like crap but he wants to go back there ?
Or maybe he’s been told we don’t want him next season.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

I think he’s being economical with the truth.

Bruxie
Bruxie
6 months ago

Stokes and Morgan…Get Bairstow on strike.

Bruxie
Bruxie
6 months ago
Reply to  Bruxie

The commentators now agree!

Bruxie
Bruxie
6 months ago

The cricket is good…England to chase 318.

Morgan and Billings injured. Doubts about how they might bat. Webbing split and collar bone injuriy respectively.

DAVID
DAVID
6 months ago
Reply to  Bruxie

Great start, keep it going.

DAVID
DAVID
6 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

Jinxed it!

Bruxie
Bruxie
6 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

Yurp…Shhhhh!

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  Bruxie

Bairstow’ll be alright.

Bruxie
Bruxie
6 months ago

Alreeet, you mean bla tat!

Funkenschlag!
Admin
6 months ago

In order to tow the line and obey them wot is abuvus, Today I am doing my patriotic duty and listening to UK garage.
#noprisonforme

Chauveljn
6 months ago

At noon, one minute’s silence in memory of the victims of the pandemic on this anniversary of the UK lockdown.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Unless of course there are no victims, there is no virus and the nurses are all having dancing lessons as I type this… 😔

Chauveljn
6 months ago

I just hope I don’t fall off the edge of the Earth…

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SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Duh! Have you never heard of teleporting, Chauv. Cmon, get with the programme! 😁
https://www.livescience.com/62454-flat-earthers-explain-pac-man-effect.html

DAVID
DAVID
6 months ago

Frank Worthington R.I.P. I’m starting to feel very old.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

Yep, thought the same the other day. Never used to think these guys were really that much older than me even though there was probably a decent gap but that gap is now narrowing faster than I’d like.

89Spurs 👁
89Spurs 👁
6 months ago

None of us are getting any younger! But we are still here, supporting Spurs.

DAVID
DAVID
6 months ago

Automatically thought of him flicking the ball over his head turning 180 degrees and volleying in to the net from edge of area.
He always seemed like a maverick, like Stan Bowles, would have been our type of player.

mystic arnold
mystic arnold
6 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

Sadly another Maverick who like Glenn would have won far more England caps had he ran around all day and tackled like a thing prosesed instead of being teribley skillful

DAVID
DAVID
6 months ago
Reply to  mystic arnold

Yep, they decided to build the team around Robson instead.

Paleo
Paleo
6 months ago

Does anybody on here watch the game and think for themselves? It always pisses me of that the comments seem to be a rehash of how they were told the game went by the experts.it still took very good play to get the ball in the net after the clearance by the keeper and only mentioning the first minutes of the game when we were supposedly shite, doesn’t really tally with the comments that were made in real time. We won deservedly and showed a bit of character in doing so

Chauveljn
6 months ago
Reply to  Paleo

I mentioned during the game how two different sets of commentators had pretty differing views of the same action. Goes without saying that Sky came across as Spurs fortunate to be winning, whereas Astro Supersport thought we were bossing the game without getting out of second gear, and Villa were struggling.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
6 months ago
Reply to  Paleo

For me, I thought Villa had the better of it for the 1st 20-25 minutes–not really surprising given the changed team. But after that we didn’t look in much danger and the boys found their rhythm. And I couldn’t fault the effort, which was welcome after the previous two games.

Funkenschlag!
Admin
6 months ago

I think that’s a fair summation SSG, although it’s not as if we created numerous chances, nor did we look particularly vulnerable at the back either, foray change.

DAVID
DAVID
6 months ago
Reply to  Paleo

I watched the full replay on Sky yesterday afternoon, we got better as the game progressed and they were well beaten in the end
Particularly liked the last 15 minutes where we controlled the game and possession without sitting back and inviting pressure.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
6 months ago

Aw, the poor misunderstood dear:

Roman Abramovich has launched legal proceedings against what he calls “false and defamatory statements” in a book published last year called “Putin’s People”.

He says allegations that he ought Chelsea in 2003 on the personal orders of Vladimir Putin or has acted corruptly are false and totally unacceptable.

This guy can’t fak off enough, as far as I’m concerned.

Chauveljn
6 months ago

I recall that Abramovich made his pile by cosying up to Putin’s predecessor, the drunkard Yeltsin. Roman and Boris were boozing buddies and he was handed lucrative positions which enabled him to enrich himself with Russian raw resources. But it has to be assumed that Roman needed to do some pretty serious ingratiating when Putin became leader. He can’t expect us to believe he isn’t beholden to Putin. Russian oligarchs who don’t bend the knee tend to have premature deaths.

Chauveljn
6 months ago

Funny movie on iplayer. ‘Mindhorn’ is a parody of 80s detective series, think of Bergerac with a nod to the Six Million Dollar man! Excellent British cast and hilarious cameos from top actors.

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

That was a larf! Kenneth “no fucking idea!” Brannagh wasn’t even in the credits.

Chauveljn
6 months ago

When Mindhorn came out of the audition with Branagh, I’m pretty sure one of the guys sitting waiting their turn was Martin Freeman, doing his bemused gaze from The Office. Could be wrong because it’s just a split second screen time.

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
6 months ago

As I had the Oxford Astrazeneca vaccine on Saturday I’m pleased to see that the US trials have revealed a 100% efficacy against serious hospitalising COVID-19 symptoms and 79% efficacy against minor symptoms. Also no evidence of blood clotting or similar side effects.
*cough*

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
6 months ago

Your assimilation into the Hive Mind is nearly complete.

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
6 months ago

I heard you formulate that response before you wrote it.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
6 months ago

Reguilon provides an update via Instagram:

“Everything is fine” 
So, not too bad of a knock, I guess.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
6 months ago

He wasn’t called up for Spain, so he’ll have some recovery time.

TCY
TCY
6 months ago

A Toon thrashing should increase the euphoria but then there will be real tests against Manure and Everton. Not to drop too big a turd into the punchbowl but I didn’t see that much to chortle about yesterday other than a not very pretty victory.

Carlos’s goal came off a glaring GK error of a pass out and the PK off a really stupid takedown by the Villa “defenseman”. Spurs offense looked as disorganized and ineffectual as any other time in the last couple of months. Hats off to Lucas for playing a whale of a game. Davies was strong when he came on. Sanchez only made one glaring error I saw and some nice tackles otherwise. Villa is a mid table team without its star and for much of the game had the better of the action.

To get 4th we will need to do better.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  TCY

Didn’t see the first half but the second showed the effort was there which was the minimum expected. A few nice moves and by the end we looked in control. Still way off as a metric for challenging the big boys. We look a decent bet for the Ropey based on it.

TCY
TCY
6 months ago

Agree Andy. 2d half better than 1st. By end Moura and Kane were both knackered. It was good to see the effort.

Funkenschlag!
Admin
6 months ago

We seemed to relax and play some football after the second goal, but I would say Villa were the better team for the first 30 minutes. Thankfully Grealish was absent, as they play better when he’s available.
I think I’ll just take each game as it comes, not gonna get carried away by yesterdays result.

Matt
Matt
6 months ago

I am not going to overreact to one win. I expect us to qualify for top 4 with points to spare and win the Rumbelows cup by 4 clear goals.

Bruxie
Bruxie
6 months ago

I cannot find fault with JM’s post match interview on Sky.

I can see what he is demanding of the players…and those who are on the bench or beyond.

Team harmony, togetherness and everyone fighting for the team.

He’s actually convinced me that it is the players who drop back into defensive mode rather than him telling them to do so.

Newcastle away next. Manure at home, Everton away.

That little run will be revealing.

Bruxie
Bruxie
6 months ago
Reply to  Bruxie

And nothing to distract us.

Strongest team every game from now on, please!

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  Bruxie

I agree Bruxie, can’t fault the words. The issue then becomes why the players are ignoring his instructions. He’s either being disingenuous or (some of) players have gone rogue. Either way, as the man in charge, summats rotten in the state of Denmark and he’s not able to sort it. Yesterday looked better in that their was effort but one swallow don’t make a deep throat. Are we on the road to redemption or are we at another false dawn?

Syd
Syd
6 months ago
Reply to  Bruxie

I have noted on here many times Bruxie that if the players are not doing as he says, then that would have to include Kane as well….. as far as not pressing etc which was horrifically evident against the Arse.
If the players are not doing what he wants he should be screaming from the technical area but I don’t see this. Most of the time sitting in his seat with one leg over the other.

Flat Oeuf
Flat Oeuf
6 months ago

José to save his job by squeaking us into the Top 4 and winning the Milk Cup? I’d take it to be fair, but only if he could do a defensive clear-out and get some quality in.

Freund or Foe
Freund or Foe
6 months ago
Reply to  Flat Oeuf

The question is, will the quality we get in turn into steaming turd before our very eyes as it has done recently? Sanchez one of the brightest talents in Europe, Docherty one of the best performing wing backs in the whole league before he joined us, Dier the future Spurs and England captain.
I think it’s the new Nike kits, some kind of special material that forces brainfarts on any poor soul who pulls the shirt on.

Funkenschlag!
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  Freund or Foe

Hmmm, Nike you say.
Well it did for Mcilroy’s career..

Bruxie
Bruxie
6 months ago
Reply to  Flat Oeuf

Konsa, Aarons, White, Chilwell.

Job done.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
6 months ago

The reports of the death of Tottenham have been grossly exaggerated.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  wasdanspurs

Mornin Danno, here’s a few more 🌊 🖐️🙋

Freund or Foe
Freund or Foe
6 months ago

Are you sure? I’ve been sent loads of obituaries since last Thursday.
Wasn’t it Jose in the changing room with the (metaphoric) lead pipe?

TCY
TCY
6 months ago

Davies wasn’t half bad after he came on. Showed a lot of hustle. Wish he had Reggie’s finesse on the crosses. Then he’d really be a useful player.

Funkenschlag!
Admin
6 months ago

Odd how so many Pooh fans are on twitter calling Kane a cheat and a diver.
Well I guess if any set of fans should know, it’d be them.

Chauveljn
6 months ago

Anti lockdown protests have become violent in Bristol. Police vans set on fire and police casualties.

Do the protestors think this strengthens, or weakens their case against increased powers for the police? Idiots.

Funkenschlag!
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

It wasn’t an anti lockdown protest, it was about the new anti-democratic police bill.

Chauveljn
6 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

That’s alright then.

Funkenschlag!
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

This is a good reflection of my thoughts on the whole thing.

Ash Sarkar

I don’t think that what’s happened tonight will help #KilltheBill. In fact, I think it might crush the tentative alliance between the left, the Labour frontbench, and grumbling Tory backbenchers.

Strategic? No. But it is the product of an increasingly authoritarian state.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
6 months ago

Jose: “Good result, Top credit to the players, incredible attitude, incredible effort. They gave absolutely everything.”

“Our next challenge as a team is not to play like this as a reaction to an awful performance; to play with this state of mind, with this soul should be a permanent thing. Attitude, professionalism, empathy, team spirit: these are things that are not negotiable.

“We change little details but this is not about tactics, it is about first of all the attitude. Tonight was one of those matches where we had to give everything.”

DAVID
DAVID
6 months ago

Fun and games in Bristol tonight .

Chauveljn
6 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

Yes. Unfortunately.

Chauveljn
6 months ago

The problem seems to be Chelsea are now invincible. It was just Fwank screwing it all up. So, can Brendan mess up the last few games and set up a winner takes 4th place on the last day?

Paleo
Paleo
6 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Chelsea will fall,glad their still in the FA cup

Chauveljn
6 months ago
Reply to  Paleo

Leicester look to have a hard run in. They’ve to play City, United, Chelsea and us. Points could be dropped.

Chauveljn
6 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

And West Ham, Saints and Palace.

Chauveljn
6 months ago
Reply to  wasdanspurs

The Guardian lied?!

MSM lying again! Can’t trust any blighters these days.

Chauveljn
6 months ago

If we’d beaten Arsenal we’d be in 4th place on goal difference. Bummer.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

If we’d beaten Zagreb we’d still be in the Ropey.

Funkenschlag!
Admin
6 months ago

If we’d beaten Pooh weeda wun the CL.

Paleo
Paleo
6 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Could have if Moura played a game like that,so my Aunty Bob reckons

mystic arnold
mystic arnold
6 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

If the machine had picked the RIGHT numbers I would have won the lotterey on Saturday

Chauveljn
6 months ago

If we’d beaten Liverpool we’d have been European Champions and Poch would, er, have resigned? Dunno.

Chauveljn
6 months ago
Reply to  wasdanspurs

Plus the arrival of Dybala, and goodness knows who else.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

If ifs and ands were pots and pans there’d be no work for tinkers hands.