A change is gonna come

FIFA has finally decided that the business (and I use the word specifically) of buying and then loaning out young players needs to be regulated. The principle is that players should be bought and then loaned out only if it aids their development.

Numbers have yet to be decided, but somewhere around the 6-8 maximum loans per Club is being talked about. This would mean Chelsea having to sell around 30+ of their current squad. Spurs currently have 2 senior players out on loan: CCV and Josh Onomah.

There has been plenty of sneering at the Academy, in terms of players breaking into and making it in the first team (as though this is a piss-easy affair). What we haven’t done at Hotspur Way is turn it into a talent abattoir, hoovering up the best young prospects and then never giving them a whiff of even an early-rounds Milk Cup substitute appearance.

As we saw in pre-season, Poch is actively trying to bring our Academy players through, to give them honest chances to show where they are in their progression and whether they will be able to take the steps up in class necessary to hold their own in the first XI. Skipp and Amos looked good and continue to play week in, week out in the U23s. KWP is only being held back by the fact that we’ve got a seldom injured Trippier and Aurier to call on (some would say he deserves the chance now).

What we haven’t done is be the slayer of youthful hope and expectation by bunging money at good players and then offsetting the wages by passing them on to the lower leagues. I’m happy about that.

https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11508440/fifa-transfer-reform-will-regulate-loan-system

Author: Flat Oeuf

A blog dedicated to aficionados of the chicken badge of Tottenham Hotspur FC, unashamedly revelling in the agony and ecstasy of every moment of every game....no matter who finds themselves fortunate enough, in any given season, to be the stewards, manager or players of the best club in the world. COYFS!

Comments
  • SpurAndy πŸ’ πŸ₯§ 26/09/2018 at 9:50 pm

    Is it straight to pens?

    • Frontwheel 2 26/09/2018 at 9:53 pm

      yep

  • Flat Oeuf 26/09/2018 at 9:50 pm

    Dele
    Coco
    Sonny
    Winksy
    Llorente (misses)

    • Chauvelin 26/09/2018 at 9:52 pm

      Gazzaniga to save two.

    • Caspurs 26/09/2018 at 9:52 pm

      Winksy?!

    • Fatty B 26/09/2018 at 9:55 pm

      Llorente’s missus?

  • Caspurs 26/09/2018 at 9:52 pm

    This is like watching the 1990’s Spurs.

  • Chauvelin 26/09/2018 at 9:52 pm

    So Aurier got crocked. Anyone see what happened?

    • Frontwheel 2 26/09/2018 at 9:54 pm

      He stood on his own cock

      • Chauvelin 26/09/2018 at 9:56 pm

        Hehe! Easily done. Ahem…

  • SeattleSpursGuy 26/09/2018 at 9:53 pm

    Implosions R Us.

  • Chauvelin 26/09/2018 at 9:55 pm

    Come on Spurs. The Quadruple dream musn’t die tonight…

  • Fatty B 26/09/2018 at 9:56 pm

    Gaznig doesn’t look like he’ll save any.

    • Frontwheel 2 26/09/2018 at 9:56 pm

      eh

      • Fatty B 26/09/2018 at 9:57 pm

        Where’s the edit button?

    • wasdanspurs 26/09/2018 at 9:56 pm

      hehehe

    • Chauvelin 26/09/2018 at 9:57 pm

      Filling in for Unk tonight?

      • Fatty B 26/09/2018 at 9:59 pm

        They’re big sandals to fill.

  • 89Spurs πŸ‘ 26/09/2018 at 9:57 pm

    You

  • SeattleSpursGuy 26/09/2018 at 9:57 pm

    Woo!

  • Fatty B 26/09/2018 at 9:58 pm

    Hughs the Albino.

  • wasdanspurs 26/09/2018 at 9:58 pm

    There goes Flatty’s prediction…

  • Flat Oeuf 26/09/2018 at 9:59 pm

    Chauvelin 26/09/2018 at 9:52 pm
    Gazzaniga to save two.

    • Chauvelin 26/09/2018 at 10:00 pm

      Yep.

    • stevo1987 26/09/2018 at 10:00 pm

      Bang on! I salute you Sir.

  • Flat Oeuf 26/09/2018 at 10:00 pm

    Dele clenches it.

    • Chauvelin 26/09/2018 at 10:01 pm

      And I can stop clenching it.

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 26/09/2018 at 10:01 pm

      Giggle.

      Gazzaniga has as many penalty saves as lloris now, maybe.

      • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 26/09/2018 at 10:02 pm

        Id tink he will be our number one. He has it Nut,he has it!

        • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 26/09/2018 at 10:03 pm

          Of that I have no doubt.

          • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 26/09/2018 at 10:04 pm

            He is really confident and just flashy (more than Vorm) and confident and quiet about it.Quality.

            • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 26/09/2018 at 10:05 pm

              I mean less flashy than Lloris but looks as good

  • Frontwheel 2 26/09/2018 at 10:00 pm

    HOOOOORRRRRAAAAAHHHHH,we drew and won on pens

  • Chauvelin 26/09/2018 at 10:00 pm

    The Quadruple lives on!

  • SpurAndy πŸ’ πŸ₯§ 26/09/2018 at 10:00 pm

    Never in doubt.

    • stevo1987 26/09/2018 at 10:01 pm

      Ha ha..how exciting seeing most of the game was gash.

      • SpurAndy πŸ’ πŸ₯§ 26/09/2018 at 10:03 pm

        I only came in as we scored our second. I’m sure the rest of the match was just as exciting.

  • DAVID 26/09/2018 at 10:01 pm

    Never in doubt, what’s all the fuss about ?

  • mystic arnold 26/09/2018 at 10:01 pm

    Is that the first penalty shoot out we ve won since the Uefa cup final

    • Fatty B 26/09/2018 at 10:05 pm

      Did you stick with the listening?

      • mystic arnold 27/09/2018 at 8:12 am

        Yes I stuck with the radio London commentary to the not so bitter end

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 26/09/2018 at 10:07 pm

      Beat hull in october 2013 8-7.

  • 89Spurs πŸ‘ 26/09/2018 at 10:01 pm

    FFS. YOU DELE .

  • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 26/09/2018 at 10:01 pm

    Just saw the penalties only…Ill take that..Cool in victory as if they knew this would happen

    • Chauvelin 26/09/2018 at 10:03 pm

      Squeaky pance yet again. Opening the windows.

  • Fatty B 26/09/2018 at 10:02 pm

    Dele Alli – The King of Milton Keynes. Is that a compliment or an insult?

    • Chauvelin 26/09/2018 at 10:04 pm

      If he went to school there, on balance it’s a good thing.

    • stevo1987 26/09/2018 at 10:04 pm

      K of MK.

  • Frontwheel 2 26/09/2018 at 10:02 pm

    Good night all

    • Caspurs 26/09/2018 at 10:03 pm

      All because the Fronty loves Milk Tray..
      Good night.

    • Fatty B 26/09/2018 at 10:04 pm

      πŸ‘‹

  • Caspurs 26/09/2018 at 10:02 pm

    I fakky new we’d lose the penalty shoot out…

  • SeattleSpursGuy 26/09/2018 at 10:02 pm

    We never make it easy, do we?

    • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 26/09/2018 at 10:03 pm

      It wouldnt be us

  • Caspurs 26/09/2018 at 10:04 pm

    61 Spurs Nut

    Giggle.

    Gazzaniga has as many penalty saves as lloris now, maybe.

    Lloris has saved two penalties? No! When did that happen?

    • stevo1987 26/09/2018 at 10:07 pm

      And Gazza aint a pisshead!! And he’s erm..Gazza but a goalie and better looking than Lloris according to someones wife. Lloris out Gazza in!!

  • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 26/09/2018 at 10:05 pm

    Got to handle it to Son. He took the penalty really well and cooly to set the tone

    • Chauvelin 26/09/2018 at 10:07 pm

      Yes. Llorente was either really confident or just said “F*** it” for his blast.

  • Northern Spur 26/09/2018 at 10:06 pm

    When’s the draw?

    • Fatty B 26/09/2018 at 10:07 pm

      It was just before the penalties were taken.

      • stevo1987 26/09/2018 at 10:08 pm

        He means for the next round. Keep up!

    • Caspurs 26/09/2018 at 10:07 pm

      About 15 minutes ago, but we won on penalties straight after.

  • DAVID 26/09/2018 at 10:08 pm

    Poor old Elton …I guess that’s why they call it the blues.

    • stevo1987 26/09/2018 at 10:10 pm

      ha ha yeah, Rocket twat!! Rocket twat burning out his fuse up here alone…

  • Superspoz πŸ† 26/09/2018 at 10:10 pm

    What a game!

    • stevo1987 26/09/2018 at 10:10 pm

      You mean the last 20 minutes?

      • Superspoz πŸ† 26/09/2018 at 10:15 pm

        Yeah,it made up for the rest and nearly gave me a heart attack, which is a good thing, apparently.

  • SeattleSpursGuy 26/09/2018 at 10:10 pm

    The Carabao Cup fourth round draw will take place on Saturday September 29 at 9pm.

    • Northern Spur 26/09/2018 at 10:13 pm

      Thank-you, SSG!

  • Flat Oeuf 26/09/2018 at 10:11 pm

    Ron, can’t wait for you to watch this game on catch-up and talk us through it in real time tomorrow. What time will that be?

    • Flat Oeuf 26/09/2018 at 10:11 pm

      Apart from real time.

    • stevo1987 26/09/2018 at 10:12 pm

      Skip the first 75 minutes…

      • Caspurs 26/09/2018 at 10:16 pm

        Of real time?

    • Ronwol196061 26/09/2018 at 11:21 pm

      If it’s on tonite will watch it otherwise tommorow nicht

  • Flat Oeuf 26/09/2018 at 10:16 pm

    Winks grew into the game to be fair and at least played some good, pacey, accurate FORWARD passes.

    • stevo1987 26/09/2018 at 10:17 pm

      He did.

    • stevo1987 26/09/2018 at 10:20 pm

      Played a bit too safe. But isn’t that akin to the rest of the team?

      • Flat Oeuf 26/09/2018 at 10:23 pm

        Yes but I thought he started opening it up when there was more space. Maybe that was actually good decision-making? Being generous…

        • Caspurs 26/09/2018 at 10:25 pm

          I think Son helped stretch the play giving Winks more space and passing opportunities.

        • Ronwol196061 26/09/2018 at 11:24 pm

          I haven’t see it but I think it takes creativity to break down defences and at least 2 players in sync

  • Goatboy 26/09/2018 at 10:17 pm

    Thought Sanchez looked rusty. Confidence maybe taken a knock by Toby coming back into Poch’s circle of trust.

    • Ronwol196061 26/09/2018 at 10:27 pm

      He was already in a crisis if sorts. He needs to sort it out.
      Its only about belief. He can do it and be one of our greats. But he has to get to the mountain

  • Northern Spur 26/09/2018 at 10:26 pm

    I fancy Forest away in the next round.

    • Ronwol196061 26/09/2018 at 10:28 pm

      I think we’ll beat them
      Don’t you have any faif?

      • Northern Spur 26/09/2018 at 10:36 pm

        Haha! You’re as bad as FB and Caspurs earlier!!

  • Matt 26/09/2018 at 10:35 pm

    Missed the game. Any of our lads impress? Other than saving 2 pens how was Gazzaniga?

    • stevo1987 26/09/2018 at 10:36 pm

      No and nought to do but saved two pens…

      • Chauvelin 26/09/2018 at 10:41 pm

        He made four saves first half. He was the busier keeper.

        • Matt 26/09/2018 at 10:45 pm

          Cheers Stevo; I did ask! Was hoping Winks would start to look the part again. Still a win is a win!

    • stevo1987 26/09/2018 at 10:38 pm

      Sorry I can’t be more uplifting but the match was really poor except for the last 20 minutes.

  • Chauvelin 26/09/2018 at 10:38 pm

    I saw an interview with Kovacic. He said Sarri’s coaching is all about getting the ball forward as fast as possible. Simple. We seem to be trying to get it forward as slowly as possible, then pass back again and start over.

    • Matt 26/09/2018 at 10:50 pm

      Exactly what I thought on Saturday. We actually beat the press, pass back and beat the press all over again. It’s bizarre.

  • Northern Spur 26/09/2018 at 10:38 pm

    Lamela seems to be scoring nearly every game. That has to be a big plus!

    • Chauvelin 26/09/2018 at 10:40 pm

      Great finish for a left footed player from that position. I thought he’d put it wide until the net moved.

  • Chauvelin 26/09/2018 at 10:43 pm

    No Yanited no Dippers. Two lots of red bastards gone.

  • Chauvelin 26/09/2018 at 10:44 pm

    Be nice if we could see the Blue racists draw Citeh or Arse.

  • SeattleSpursGuy 26/09/2018 at 10:50 pm

    Alasdair Gold ‏@AlasdairGold

    “Just asked Poch about Serge Aurier after his press conference wrapped up. He shook his head with a very sad look on his face. Said it’s a problem with his quad muscle and it doesn’t look good.”

    • Chauvelin 26/09/2018 at 10:51 pm

      Just when there were signs of improvement too. That’s bad luck. KWP will get his chance now I suppose.

    • Northern Spur 26/09/2018 at 11:18 pm

      Any idea what the quad muscle is? Apologies for ending a sentence with a preposition!

      • Chauvelin 26/09/2018 at 11:30 pm

        A set of four big thigh muscles at the front of the leg running betwixt knee and pelvis.

      • Fatty B 27/09/2018 at 8:42 am

        So too, I should think.

  • SeattleSpursGuy 26/09/2018 at 11:03 pm

    Nice. At the Stadium MK they have picture of local children on the walls, including a young Dele.

    • Northern Spur 26/09/2018 at 11:16 pm

      He must have really enjoyed tonight. It was good to see him given the captaincy at his home town stadium.

    • Ronwol196061 26/09/2018 at 11:20 pm

      Good stuff he is ok no matter what the noisy neighbours say

    • Chauvelin 26/09/2018 at 11:26 pm

      Pictures of young boys? They’ll end up on a sex offenders register.

  • Northern Spur 26/09/2018 at 11:12 pm

    What happened to Aurier? When did he go off? I was following a text-commentary, but must have missed it.

    • Ronwol196061 26/09/2018 at 11:17 pm

      He lost his aurier

    • Chauvelin 26/09/2018 at 11:56 pm

      He just limped off and went down the tunnel with a physio. Didn’t see any coverage of him pulling up, just saw him disappearing off. It was a surprise.

    • Fatty B 27/09/2018 at 7:38 am

      During the game. Definitely before the final whistle.

  • merrance 27/09/2018 at 12:15 am

    how come they were allowed to wear camoflage kit of all green,they kept blending in to the grass

    • ronwol196061 27/09/2018 at 1:05 am

      Why grass on them?

      • merrance 27/09/2018 at 6:10 am

        sod off

        • Fatty B 27/09/2018 at 8:47 am

          Are you two starting a turf war?

  • ronwol196061 27/09/2018 at 1:10 am

    Chauve its not so simple

    Chauvelin
    I saw an interview with Kovacic. He said Sarri’s coaching is all about getting the ball forward as fast as possible. Simple. We seem to be trying to get it forward as slowly as possible, then pass back again and start over.

    Xhauve its not so simple. First the man with the ball has to be able to pass it fast and forward and second the player receiving the ball needs to receive the pass. But there is more. The man with the ball has to be able to see the angles and have some synergy with the receiver and pass to where he is going to be. Then there is one other thing or maybe two.The other team might spot them. The linesman might be ready with his flag.
    Or they can just all stand around and look good and talk about what they might do

    • Freund or Foe 27/09/2018 at 6:56 am

      I’m particularly well rehearsed in the last bit. It’s got me far in life, as in I’m still alive.

      • Hartley 27/09/2018 at 8:48 am

        I didn’t get where I am today by standing around and looking good.

        • Freund or Foe 27/09/2018 at 11:35 am

          Granted, the looking good bit might be a bit far fetched. I could look worse though, like an 18 year old David Moyes.

  • Freund or Foe 27/09/2018 at 6:59 am

    Germany again for work right now, though I managed to watch the pens last night. It’s got me wondering, are we the only country in the world that uses soft toilet paper, or do my firm just book shite hotels?

    • Flat Oeuf 27/09/2018 at 7:09 am

      It’s why they’re the economic outhouse of Europe.

      • Flat Oeuf 27/09/2018 at 7:13 am

        Shite hotels?🍩
        That is quite niche, sounds like they’ll do anything over there. Dirty buggers.

        • Freund or Foe 27/09/2018 at 7:44 am

          When in Rhine, poo as the Rhinens poo.

          • Hartley 27/09/2018 at 8:49 am

            In the shizen houzen?

          • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 27/09/2018 at 10:20 am

            Its not the paper FoF its the..

            Pork Knuckle in Beer Sauce.
            Bayerische Brezen (Bavarian Pretzels)
            Bavarian Radish Salad in Vinaigrette.
            Bavarian Zwieback Dumplings.
            Dark Beer Onion Soup.
            Pichelsteiner Stew.
            Sweet and Sour Bockwurst.

    • Fatty B 27/09/2018 at 7:33 am

      If my firm booked me into a shite hotel I’d run in to the reception and shout ‘SCAT!’

    • Chauvelin 27/09/2018 at 10:08 am

      I’d suggest take your own supply of moist toilet tissues. How long are you there, I can organise Red Cross parcels?

  • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 27/09/2018 at 10:30 am

    Tried to find full match replay but its not on yet but I know the routine.
    Our team is built for stopping pressure and turning it around. Watford is a team that is built with power so its not easy for us. Also our defence is not as secure as last season,its because they have come a tumble to fitness and pressing and also our zone=ish style in defence is a problem in a sense that we see more gaps these days even if the other teams is not attacking so much.
    Im not sure what happened yesterday but this is what I see with us generally also our passing is often not accurate and fast and so we often we turn over the ball and if theirs is its a problem. Infact it was always our problem that part of the game. When we get the ball we have to move it passing accurately and cleanly and quickly and the key as well is finding the space (in defence its closing it down)

    • Chauvelin 27/09/2018 at 11:07 am

      Which is why I am mystified we ever play Sissoko. I have never seen him confidently control a ball and he generally needs three or four touches. This lets the defenders get to him. He wasn’t even getting back quickly to fill gaps when the ball was turned over. He must trotted around. If his game is power and pace I expect to see him getting stuck in to compensate for his lack of ability. Now Sissoko can’t change, but I’d only want to see him as a bench player, never a starter.

      • ronwol196061 27/09/2018 at 11:09 am

        Sissoko has weight thats about it.He is fine taking the ball out of defence when nobody is around him but usually runs nowhere.He is a hard worker Ive always thought.

        • Chauvelin 27/09/2018 at 11:12 am

          I had my eye on him and just before he was subbed he wasn’t moving about with any speed. Possibly he isn’t fully fit?

    • ronwol196061 27/09/2018 at 11:07 am

      Just saw the highlites..looked like Lamela had a good game…defence looked a bit iffy but Watford are no pushovers

      • Chauvelin 27/09/2018 at 11:11 am

        Lamela was well involved and showed spirit, great goal. I also thought Sanchez was aggressive and played pretty well so it’s a blow he’s picked up an injury at this stage.

        • Chauvelin 27/09/2018 at 11:15 am

          No updates yet on Sanchez, Poch thought it was a strain which I suppose (can someone enlighten me) is less serious than a tear?

          • Chauvelin 27/09/2018 at 11:46 am

            Sorry, meant Aurier’s injury!

        • ronwol196061 27/09/2018 at 11:16 am

          I think that we are much more stable with Toby,Sanchez is either great or not. When he is in the middle of Toby and Verts he is more confident but sometimes they dont know who to mark as sometimes threes a crowd. Sanchez just needs to get focused.He isnt th final prouct yet…I hope.

          • ronwol196061 27/09/2018 at 12:18 pm

            sorry I mean Aurier πŸ™‚

        • ronwol196061 27/09/2018 at 11:17 am

          Lamela -Beautiful pass to Dele just before the penalty

  • ronwol196061 27/09/2018 at 11:18 am

    Why isnt Foyth playing?
    Did we play any of the kids and if not,why not?

    • Freund or Foe 27/09/2018 at 11:32 am

      They’re all kids, Ron. In fact we all are to you. Pesky scamps.

      • ronwol196061 27/09/2018 at 12:17 pm

        Yes FoF thats because none of you even the ones that didnt pay $19.95..none of you read the book on seplling. Its comprehension about too

      • ronwol196061 27/09/2018 at 12:20 pm

        where are you FoF? Frankfurt? Went to a really good restaurant there that served more palateable Bavarian food…Roast chicken and Sausages I can eat and roast potatoes..dele-ish

        • Chauvelin 27/09/2018 at 1:19 pm

          Dele-ish roast potatoes? Has he got a cook book out for Christmas?

    • Chauvelin 27/09/2018 at 11:48 am

      No kids. Our squad is so large there’s no room…

      Don’t know about Foyth. Maybe we’ll get to see him playing for Argentina before playing for Spurs.

      • Chauvelin 27/09/2018 at 11:53 am

        I’ve read Pochettino rates Foyth highly. In which case why doesn’t he get to see the light of day? He was a sub but unfortunately missed out yesterday due to us flailing about scratching a win against Watford’s reserve team. It was good to win through but my goodness, it’s never easy for us.

        • Shelfy 27/09/2018 at 1:07 pm

          Poch said that Foyth was not going to start because he was not quite ready after being injured.

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 27/09/2018 at 12:19 pm

    Khazi?

    • ronwol196061 27/09/2018 at 12:21 pm

      New Compeition: Spot The Cheese

    • 89Spurs πŸ‘ 27/09/2018 at 1:44 pm

      Blankly blank!!1

    • Sexy Beast 27/09/2018 at 3:07 pm

      Ceiling needs a lick πŸ‘… of paint!

  • Shelfy 27/09/2018 at 1:10 pm

    Club just announced that Eriksen will miss the next game due to an abdomen injury

    • Chauvelin 27/09/2018 at 1:16 pm

      Plan B play Trippier in CM…

      • stevo1987 27/09/2018 at 1:59 pm

        Plan C – Don’t play Trippier in CM.

        • Chauvelin 27/09/2018 at 5:39 pm

          Why not? He has the passing ability and can defend, he could ping it about and can strike free kicks and corners.

  • Superspoz πŸ† 27/09/2018 at 1:59 pm

    Did Llorente score his penalty with his right foot? I could of sworn he was left footed!!

    • stevo1987 27/09/2018 at 2:00 pm

      I don’t recall him kicking the ball that much to form an opinion.

  • Hartley 27/09/2018 at 2:11 pm

    I will be attending Huddersfield away in the home end and Bathawonna at Wemberlane in the posh seats, talk about rags to riches.

    • Sexy Beast 27/09/2018 at 3:05 pm

      Pre match 🍺🍺 with the crew??

      • Hartley 27/09/2018 at 8:08 pm

        I’m with the family SB which includes my six year old grandson and he turns into a right little so and so after a few pints so we have to keep him away from bars. Maybe next time..

        • Sexy Beast 27/09/2018 at 8:42 pm

          Look forward to it!

          • Hartley 27/09/2018 at 10:41 pm

            Good man, me too.

  • 89Spurs πŸ‘ 27/09/2018 at 2:25 pm

    This is for Ron.
    There is a site, fullmatchesandshows.com
    That is showing the highlights / full match.

    • Ronwol196061 27/09/2018 at 11:35 pm

      Yes 89 Thanks.. .was on it this am but it wasn’t up yet in full matches

  • syd 27/09/2018 at 3:04 pm

    ronwol196061
    Chauve its not so simple

    Chauvelin
    I saw an interview with Kovacic. He said Sarri’s coaching is all about getting the ball forward as fast as possible. Simple. We seem to be trying to get it forward as slowly as possible, then pass back again and start over.

    Xhauve its not so simple. First the man with the ball has to be able to pass it fast and forward and second the player receiving the ball needs to receive the pass. But there is more. The man with the ball has to be able to see the angles and have some synergy with the receiver and pass to where he is going to be. Then there is one other thing or maybe two.The other team might spot them. The linesman might be ready with his flag.
    Or they can just all stand around and look good and talk about what they might do

    It is simple—- Just pass the farking thing faster….
    Goodness, did I say that aloud…don’t mind me

  • syd 27/09/2018 at 3:06 pm

    ronwol196061
    Why isnt Foyth playing?
    Did we play any of the kids and if not,why not?

    My understanding was that Foyth was wanted by the Argies and Poch agreed not play him

  • SeattleSpursGuy 27/09/2018 at 3:55 pm

    This is rather brilliant:

    Bands FC @_Bands_FC
    “Working on some Chas & Dave enamel badges – all proceeds going to @macmillancancer. Stand by for more news”

    • Fatty B 27/09/2018 at 8:11 pm

      Nice.

  • SeattleSpursGuy 27/09/2018 at 4:12 pm

    Tottenham Hotspur @SpursOfficial

    Hugo Lloris (thigh): continuing on-field conditioning, unavailable.
    @Vorm_Official (knee): continuing rehab, unavailable.
    @ChrisEriksen8 (abdomen): undergoing rehab, unavailable.
    @Serge_Aurier (thigh): injury sustained last night, undergoing assessment.

    • Chauvelin 27/09/2018 at 5:37 pm

      Aurier sustained his injury crossing the ball. It’s remarkable how someone with such a powerful physique can get injured this way. Are their muscles too overdeveloped and highly strung? I doubt Jimmy Greaves or Dave Mackay got crocked from kicking a heavy water sodden leather football.

  • Superspoz πŸ† 27/09/2018 at 7:10 pm

    It’s my turn tonight. 5 a side at 9 pm at white Hart lane, the N22 bit that is.

    • Fatty B 27/09/2018 at 8:11 pm

      Long way from home.

  • Flat Oeuf 27/09/2018 at 8:12 pm

    Some heartwarming stuff about Lamela in here. Looks like he’s becoming a real leader and the kind of player we need to infuse some energy and desire. With all these formation changes, I hope Poch finds a way to keep incorporating him in the team.

    https://www.football.london/tottenham-hotspur-fc/fixtures-results/lamelas-anger-lost-shinpad–15207789

    • Ronwol196061 27/09/2018 at 8:21 pm

      Lamela like all the other just needs to be part of a flow that ends up in an opportunity for them or others in front of goal.
      We need to create more when we have the ball.
      Its about finding space… Creating space finding some synergy with teammates.
      The system has to be played to as well. But creativity should be just as important because the system can be breached

    • Chauvelin 27/09/2018 at 8:44 pm

      The article claims only Lamela celebrated enthusiastically when Alli scored the winning penalty. They show a picture with only Lamela’s arms up in the air; but if you look closely Erik is standing near Alli so that wasn’t in fact the decisive moment. Journos exaggerating.

      • Chauvelin 27/09/2018 at 8:47 pm

        I’m pleased Erik is having a good spell after all his travails and the accusations levelled against him and the club about a secret drug ban, amongst other things.

        • 89Spurs πŸ‘ 27/09/2018 at 8:52 pm

          I wonder where/site that most of the innuendoes have originated from.
          Answers on a postcard please!

        • SpurAndy πŸ’ πŸ₯§ 27/09/2018 at 9:01 pm

          Amazing how some ‘fans’ can slaughter a player without any evidence when said player never fails to give 100% on the pitch.

          • 89Spurs πŸ‘ 27/09/2018 at 9:02 pm

            Spot on…

          • Caspurs 27/09/2018 at 9:11 pm

            By ‘some fans’ I think we all know the one pseudo ‘cnut’ fan who started that shameful rumour.

            • 89Spurs πŸ‘ 27/09/2018 at 9:14 pm

              We all know what site in came from, T****yT***

              • 89Spurs πŸ‘ 27/09/2018 at 9:15 pm

                It*

              • Ronwol196061 27/09/2018 at 11:49 pm

                Subtle!!!

              • Fatty B 28/09/2018 at 3:09 am

                Ronglish in asterisks.

  • Syd 27/09/2018 at 10:01 pm

    Is ericksen injured this weekend does anyone know?

    • SeattleSpursGuy 27/09/2018 at 10:04 pm

      Posted earlier today:

      Tottenham Hotspur @SpursOfficial

      Hugo Lloris (thigh): continuing on-field conditioning, unavailable.
      @Vorm_Official (knee): continuing rehab, unavailable.
      @ChrisEriksen8 (abdomen): undergoing rehab, unavailable.
      @Serge_Aurier (thigh): injury sustained last night, undergoing assessment.

    • Shelfy 27/09/2018 at 10:05 pm

      Poch says he is.
      Says it is a fairly minor injury and he is rehabbing

      • SeattleSpursGuy 27/09/2018 at 11:01 pm

        Not being risked ahead of Barca.

  • Frontwheel 2 27/09/2018 at 11:30 pm

    How’s the judge job interview going down over there ?

    • Ronwol196061 27/09/2018 at 11:51 pm

      The just hanged him

  • Ronwol196061 27/09/2018 at 11:50 pm

    Syd
    Is ericksen injured this weekend does anyone know?

    I think he is angling for the Barça game

  • Ronwol196061 28/09/2018 at 12:13 am

    89Spurs
    Ron there’s a site for last night game.
    http://www.fullmatchesandshows.com
    Hope that you can find it alright. I may have got the site right.
    Cheers pal.

    Still not available

  • Syd 28/09/2018 at 1:59 am

    We will see what we are made of if Erickson is not playing

    • AntSpurs 28/09/2018 at 2:28 am

      Yo Syds, the Barca game will be perfect for him but if he isn’t playing I’d like to see Lamela, Moura and Son strangling the life out of the defenders up top and giving us a quick and more direct counter with Rose and Tripps. Ah can’t wait πŸ˜‹

      • AntSpurs 28/09/2018 at 2:30 am

        Dele to come on and twist their melons late on when they’re knackered. Perfick.

        • Syd πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί 28/09/2018 at 7:00 am

          Hi Ant, how’s tricks? But who is going to provide the direction. All of those you named are generally on the end of something Ericksen created.

  • AntSpurs 28/09/2018 at 2:44 am

    Proper chuffed after that penalty shoot out. From earliest memories listening to Capital Radio as a kid and losing on penalties, just as England. Came to the conclusion that we were too good for penalties 😜 Now it feels different. Son started it with a maginficent confident bosh, similar to Kane’s, was glad he didn’t try the shimmy and so glad for Lamela , so deserved but for me the best was Llorentes , Gomes was giving him loads of stck on the run up, and that was unstoppable. Anyways all good ..:next COOOOYYYS.

  • Superspoz πŸ† 28/09/2018 at 8:10 am

    Check out @spartak_hc’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/spartak_hc/status/1044228252129259520?s=09

    Good morning. A Spartak Moscow player has injured her ankle. Apart from that, nothing to report.

    • Flat Oeuf 28/09/2018 at 8:53 am

      Sorry mate, this deserved more airtime.

  • Flat Oeuf 28/09/2018 at 8:32 am

    Morning you hard boiled Oeufs

    https://flatoeuf.com/dan-terrierorises-the-oppo

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