A Game of Two Halves

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As I was fast asleep for the 4.00am kick off, I’ve had to tap into the wealth of knowledge available to us on this ‘ere bloeug for analysis of the opening 45 mins. I am very reliably informed that we were utterly abject in the First Half, allowing Barça far too much space to run the game.

Our own Ron opined:

“Watch the first, I thought that it was the worst performance I’ve seen in living memory”

…and we’re all aware quite how many first halves that must actually mean.

Sniper put it concisely when he said:

“We look sluggish in transition from defending to attacking. No link from back to front. They shift from back to front in an instant with simple passing and movement.”

The consensus seems to have been that we just weren’t at the races/gave them too much time on the ball/didn’t press them in their half enough.

Cue the Second Half.

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Bear in mind I was watching this on my phone in bed, so I couldn’t tell Skipp from Son from N’Koudou BUT my point is that there was a fluidity to our play which was lovely to watch.

We moved the ball quickly forward. We moved the ball quickly sideways, in order to go quickly forwards. We moved the ball quickly backwards and quickly sideways, in order to go forwards…quickly.

We pressed them and harried them to the point the couldn’t get out of their own half…and when they did, we took the ball back off them again….and on the VERY few occasions that they got into our final third, we defended properly and in numbers. They never looked like scoring, even on the break, even when we had 7-8 players in their final third.

We totally overran them. This is what proper fitness levels look like and a few tweaks to personnel/formation/tactics.

Night and Day.

Here’s a little more detail:

https://www.football.london/tottenham-hotspur-fc/fixtures-results/barcelona-tottenham-penalty-shootout-live-14965243

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
  • Chengduspur 30/07/2018 at 3:37 pm

    Happy to provide evidence to any ongoing detective work:

    – I received all three emails, the one about fantasy footie, the one from Saul, and the last one from Paul.

    And no one knows me – even I don’t know who I am.

  • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 4:06 pm

    I see Spurs Community are jumping about like cats on a hot tin roof over rumours that Danny Rose is off to pastures new, bless his heart. PSG mentioned, which I find an odd one.

    http://www.spurscommunity.co.uk/index.php?threads/player-watch-danny-rose.123928/page-129

    • Caspurs 30/07/2018 at 4:30 pm

      I wouldn’t be unduly perturbed if Rose were to move, on the proviso we upgraded to a Kieren Tierney.

      • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 5:03 pm

        I’ve never seen Tierney. I take it he’s a solid performer?

  • Flat Oeuf 30/07/2018 at 4:11 pm

    Gents I am going to wait to see what the “Big Reveal” brings before I say or do any more on this subject, although there is plenty more to be said and done if it proves necessary.

    Thanks for your interest/support/concern…or desire to understand (delete whichever are not relevant).

    I’m sure there’ll be more to come, but I’m most looking forward to discussing our successes and challenges on the field, as this is why I set this place up.

    • Bruxie ⌛ 30/07/2018 at 4:12 pm

      Respect!

    • HD 30/07/2018 at 4:21 pm

      That makes the most sense. Just know that we have your back and the backs of all others who have been singularly attacked.

    • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 4:23 pm

      I think that this Tottenham Hotspur Stadium branding to be an anodyne exercise done mainly as an vain attempt to forestall the fans from calling it the New White Hart Lane. If successful, it wouldn’t be such a wrench then when it eventually gets a stadium sponsor.

      That’s my take on it.

      • Bruxie ⌛ 30/07/2018 at 4:36 pm

        THS…
        Nike Spurs…
        Adidaspurs…
        Ryanairodrome
        I don’t care.
        It’s White Hart Lane.

        • Hartley 30/07/2018 at 4:40 pm

          Always, it’s actually closer to White Hart Lane in fact.

          • Hartley 30/07/2018 at 4:43 pm

            Geodegraphically, I mean.

            • Bruxie ⌛ 30/07/2018 at 4:46 pm

              By a pitch length, I reckon.

            • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 5:05 pm

              Yes. And it will always be WHL. Which is why Spurs are wasting money on this branding stuff.

  • Fat Bertha 30/07/2018 at 4:27 pm

    Gaaaah! A tiny but crucial piece of the puzzle has just become clear to me. I think I know what the ‘Big Reveal’ is! Oh, my aching sides. I’m gagging to tell you. Ahhahaha! I’m gasping! I almost can’t believe it. Fanfrickin’ tastic.
    Oh, I can’t wait for this. Thank you Jesus!

    • Bruxie ⌛ 30/07/2018 at 4:31 pm

      Tease.

      • Fat Bertha 30/07/2018 at 4:34 pm

        Sorry, I’m having kittens, here.

      • Fat Bertha 30/07/2018 at 4:36 pm

        The penny just dropped. He is entirely responsible for this whole ridiculous charade.

    • Fat Bertha 30/07/2018 at 4:32 pm

      Stay tuned, you will not be disappointed! Wicked, wicked irony. I’m almost beside myself. EVERYTHING makes sense.

      • Bruxie ⌛ 30/07/2018 at 4:37 pm

        Your big reveal…
        WHEN?

        • Fat Bertha 30/07/2018 at 4:40 pm

          I could do a reveal now but it would only be a little one.

          • Bruxie ⌛ 30/07/2018 at 4:41 pm

            Bait.

            • Bruxie ⌛ 30/07/2018 at 4:42 pm

              Bite.

              • Bruxie ⌛ 30/07/2018 at 4:42 pm

                Landed.

                • Bruxie ⌛ 30/07/2018 at 4:43 pm

                  Keep net.

  • Fat Bertha 30/07/2018 at 4:39 pm

    In fact, unless he’s carried out any of his menacing threats, I think we can all go about our business in peace and simply leave him to his rage.

    • Bruxie ⌛ 30/07/2018 at 4:48 pm

      Can I go to bed tonight…to sleep?

  • Freund or Foe 30/07/2018 at 5:00 pm

    I’m late to the party, what the hell has been gwarnin?

    • Hartley 30/07/2018 at 5:02 pm

      It all started with an email from Mr Angry from BedWet land…

      • Bruxie ⌛ 30/07/2018 at 5:04 pm

        😂

    • Bruxie ⌛ 30/07/2018 at 5:02 pm

      Checked your emails and read the blog from about 08:00?
      Enjoy.

  • Bruxie ⌛ 30/07/2018 at 5:06 pm

    This is my longest blog activity in years.
    Sorry, folks.
    Ron…take over.

    • Bruxie ⌛ 30/07/2018 at 5:07 pm

      See you all tomorrow
      x

      • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 5:09 pm

        See ya. COYS.

    • ronwol196061 30/07/2018 at 5:08 pm

      I’m with the Night Watch

      • Bruxie ⌛ 30/07/2018 at 5:10 pm

        Watch out for the bad dragon…you know, the undead one.

        • Hartley 30/07/2018 at 5:10 pm

          Adios Bruxie

          • Bruxie ⌛ 30/07/2018 at 5:11 pm

            😴

        • ronwol196061 30/07/2018 at 5:18 pm

          All this bullshit is one gigantic Game of Thrones

      • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 5:10 pm

        One leaves, another steps up to the plate.

        Enjoyed your email RW? It’s the silly season after all.

        • ronwol196061 30/07/2018 at 5:20 pm

          Who was the last e mail from?

          • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 5:44 pm

            Paul Gaffney.

            • stevo1987 30/07/2018 at 5:47 pm

              Paul might be Irish. Anyone Irish about? I think there was someone from Dublin here or on that other place.

  • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 5:16 pm

    I’ve just noticed that SC has a regular called Glospur. For the sake of clarity, this person is nothing to do with me.

    • Hartley 30/07/2018 at 5:33 pm

      …and I don’t write books about fly fishing.

      • Flat Oeuf 30/07/2018 at 5:36 pm

        That’s because Hares can’t write.

      • ronwol196061 30/07/2018 at 5:37 pm

        Naughty!

      • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 5:47 pm

        Let your fingers do the walking.

  • Flat Oeuf 30/07/2018 at 5:43 pm

    It’s all out there. We’re after Geoffrey, who looks quite beastly as well as having a nice pass on him:

    • Caspurs 30/07/2018 at 5:46 pm

      I’ll have to take your word on that..

    • Fat Bertha 30/07/2018 at 5:48 pm

      Geoffrey made a pass at you?

    • stevo1987 30/07/2018 at 5:48 pm

      Never heard of him. Danny will be on the toob looking him up….

      • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 5:52 pm

        I’ve heard of him, but can’t tell you why. Anyhow, Danny is too busy ATM.

  • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 5:55 pm

    Losing Danny Rose would make our homegrown deficit worse by er, one?

    We could do with Luke Shaw.

    • stevo1987 30/07/2018 at 6:01 pm

      Swap one tubby for another?

      • Caspurs 30/07/2018 at 6:26 pm

        My solution is far betterer.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 30/07/2018 at 6:41 pm

      I think Luke has an eating problem, too much see food. Heard that he’d pretty much admitted recently but was going to change his ways.

      • Caspurs 30/07/2018 at 6:45 pm

        Yup, Poch has said as much in the past.

    • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 6:21 pm

      Controversial. Conflating the existence of the academy with the lack of transfer activity isn’t going to stop the ‘grossly unfair’ criticism, it’s likely to stir things up. I think she’s unwittingly made it worse.

      • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 6:30 pm

        “Money doesn’t guarantee you success,” she said. “We’ve had seasons when we’ve brought eight players and it’s not been right. What’s key is we’ve still got so many young players. ”

        “I remember years ago looking at our Under-16s, U17s and U18s and knowing a golden generation was coming through. They were the Harry Kanes and Harry Winks. We’ve still got young players. You saw Luke Amos play this week. The potential is still there, so why would you necessarily need to look so much further?”

        Stoke them fires up Donna. I bet Daniel held his head in his hands when he saw this.

        • UnkleTaff 30/07/2018 at 6:33 pm

          Why? Isn’t it pretty much what he said himself at the NASDAQ launch thing?

          • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 6:36 pm

            It’s the timing. Now might not be the optimum moment to bring that up again.

            • UnkleTaff 30/07/2018 at 6:40 pm

              Assuming he believed what he said when he said it I can’t see how this would even be an issue now or at any time.

              • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 6:50 pm

                Can’t you? The point of the story is criticism. This doesn’t deflect it, although that’s my opinion.

          • Caspurs 30/07/2018 at 6:39 pm

            Yes Levy did say something similar, Poch though has said it would be harder for academy players to make the grade, due to the quality of the first team being higher nowadays.

        • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 6:35 pm

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 30/07/2018 at 7:11 pm

      On one hand she says, when asked, if Levy was reluctant to spend on signings, Cullen said: “No, no. That is a misconception.
      Whilst she then says the academy has the potential to provide the talent. If both those statements are accurate then not sure what the problem is. Unless of course the emphasis is too heavily weighted on relying on the academy. The right answer would seem to be the correct mix of both equations. The difficulty is the subjective nature in deciding what that mix should be.

      • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 7:29 pm

        Theoretically, signings would fill the roles that the Academy didn’t supply. So if the Academy doesn’t throw up a quality creative midfielder of the required type, then we look to buy one.

        • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 30/07/2018 at 7:31 pm

          That makes sense to me.

          • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 7:31 pm

            Does it? I must be slipping.

        • UnkleTaff 30/07/2018 at 8:03 pm

          I think that’s the gist of what Levy said last year. Which he got slaughtered on the other place for.

          • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 8:24 pm

            Well, any sane person knows Daniel Levy has the reverse Midas Touch. All he touches becomes junk. It’s only dumb dumbs’ who can possibly think anything different.

  • Superspoz 🏆 30/07/2018 at 7:15 pm

    I,now, have all your email addresses
    Muahahahaaa!

    • Frontwheel 2 30/07/2018 at 7:42 pm

      Only send me perv stuff and paleo pie recipes

      • Hartley 30/07/2018 at 7:51 pm

        Me too but hold back the veggie shit

  • UnkleTaff 30/07/2018 at 7:19 pm

    Fulham have signed Mitrovic and look like they’re about to add Alfie Mawson to their ranks.

    I think we’ll do well to finish above them this year.

    • Freund or Foe 30/07/2018 at 7:27 pm

      They’re sarf. Well always he above ‘em.

      • Freund or Foe 30/07/2018 at 7:28 pm

        *we’ll, * be.
        Fakinel.

    • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 7:30 pm

      Healthy competition.

      For West Ham.

  • SeattleSpursGuy 30/07/2018 at 7:25 pm

    Hopping on a plane. Had a great time with Spurs fans from across the globe and saw some decent pre-season footy. More later.
    COYS

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 30/07/2018 at 7:29 pm

      Full match report, pics and in depth interviews with the players please.

    • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 7:38 pm

      Hopes up, hopes down again.

    • Caspurs 30/07/2018 at 7:55 pm

      Hallelujah!

  • Frontwheel 2 30/07/2018 at 7:38 pm

    where’s the earlier posts gone ?

  • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 7:50 pm

    When asked if the £850m bill for the new stadium was impacting on transfers, Cullen said: “Not necessarily. The whole notion of us moving to an increased capacity is to collect the greater revenues from matchday…”

    ‘Not necessarily.’ This definitely was an interview that didn’t help.

    • Caspurs 30/07/2018 at 7:58 pm

      I think I may have to do a Bloueg on the FACTS regarding the stadium build and costs incurred. There is clearly some confusion still.

      • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 30/07/2018 at 8:04 pm

        I don’t want FACTS, I just want lies, hatred and world domination!

        • Caspurs 30/07/2018 at 8:42 pm

          Begone infidel! Your place lies with the dark wun in the realm of the wet bedders..

      • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 8:09 pm

        This are the words of Chief Executive Donna Cullen, not mine. Her words.

        • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 8:10 pm

          *These

        • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 8:13 pm

          Unless you are suggesting that the Evening Standard have taken her replies out of context? Maybe, maybe.

      • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 8:17 pm

        I’m sure it would be valuable. But to summarise the position as I understand it, the entire development including offices, supermarket, flats, hotel and stadium is related to the oft quoted neatly one billion pounds. The stadium itself accounts for 400-450 million pounds of that I think.

        • Sexy Beast 30/07/2018 at 8:34 pm

          I find that hard to believe, if i’m honest. The stadium is probably the finest on the planet and all the new builds in the US are coming in at close to a Billion $ and some a lot more.

          • Caspurs 30/07/2018 at 8:38 pm

            All will become clear, the ‘big reveal’ is almost upon us…

            • Sexy Beast 30/07/2018 at 8:39 pm

              Oh shit yeah! Right i’m popping out to get the popcorn …..

  • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 8:18 pm

    *nearly.

  • stevo1987 30/07/2018 at 8:53 pm

    What is this “big reveal” you speak of? Is it worth staying up past my bedtime?

    • Sniper 30/07/2018 at 8:57 pm

      Gidday Stevo.
      No idea mate and care factor zero, as far as I’m concerned.

  • Sniper 30/07/2018 at 9:13 pm

    A “Friendly” between Mansfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday ended “with an ugly 22 man brawl” according to Sky Sports, with an allegation of racist abuse against Sheffield Wednesday being reported to the police and the F.A.

    Football simply ain’t what it used to be in my day…

  • McG ⚽⚽ 30/07/2018 at 9:31 pm
    • Sniper 30/07/2018 at 9:37 pm

      Amazing how easy it seems to whip up hysteria via one cryptic phrase or another.
      Why is it that folk seem to hang on every word from others who are in the public eye over the internet?
      Of course, it’s the ones posting this crap that are the attention seekers seemingly get their way ….

    • Freund or Foe 30/07/2018 at 9:37 pm

      Sounds great.
      Eriksen, Dele, Son, Moura, Lamela and Zaha behind Kane.
      Maybe we’ll play without a keeper to balance things out.

      • Sniper 30/07/2018 at 9:41 pm

        Play rush goalie is my call.

        • Freund or Foe 30/07/2018 at 9:44 pm

          🤣🤣

        • McG ⚽⚽ 30/07/2018 at 9:44 pm

          He retired years ago!

    • McG ⚽⚽ 30/07/2018 at 9:43 pm

      Well, it was either Martial or Zaha. Aurier’s obviously referring to someone, & given they’re international teammates, & he’s posted an eagle in his twit, I’d say there’s likely something in it! Any other ideas on who he could be referring to?

      • Sniper 30/07/2018 at 9:52 pm

        Eddie the Eagle?

        • Hartley 30/07/2018 at 9:53 pm

          It’s all downhill from here

          • Sniper 30/07/2018 at 9:54 pm

            We’re on a slippery slope. That I can agree.

          • Freund or Foe 30/07/2018 at 9:54 pm

            Don’t jump to conclusions.

            • GDawg 30/07/2018 at 9:59 pm

              Take a leap of faith

              • AntSpurs 30/07/2018 at 10:00 pm

                We already have an Edwards in the frames

      • Freund or Foe 30/07/2018 at 9:52 pm

        Why Martial? Does he keep eagles?

        • Sniper 30/07/2018 at 9:55 pm

          I reckon he is referring to Daniel Levy; the Bald Eagle

          • Freund or Foe 30/07/2018 at 9:58 pm

            Could be telling us fans to Take It Easy. Or this signing is the New Kid In Town. Or maybe he’s staying at the Hotel California?

            • Bardamu 30/07/2018 at 10:03 pm

              Maybe Daniel’s going to Take It To The Limit ?

              • Freund or Foe 30/07/2018 at 10:04 pm

                Dammit, that’s the best one by far 🤨🤨🤨

                • Bardamu 30/07/2018 at 10:07 pm

                  Don’t be such a Desperado.
                  This is Life In The Fast Lane, son 🚘

                  • McG ⚽⚽ 30/07/2018 at 10:37 pm

                    Zahahahahaha!

      • 61SpursNut 30/07/2018 at 9:54 pm

        Space 1999?

  • Sniper 30/07/2018 at 10:02 pm

    Just for the hell of it.

    • Bardamu 30/07/2018 at 10:05 pm

      Is there a reason our club crest isn’t featured at the top too?

      • Sniper 30/07/2018 at 10:06 pm

        Yeah, because we are “top six” and they only put the top 5 there..

        • Bardamu 30/07/2018 at 10:08 pm

          Got it. We’re £5million short 🙄

          • Sniper 30/07/2018 at 10:09 pm

            … but we have our own micro-brewery. They don’t. Ner!

            • GDawg 30/07/2018 at 10:10 pm

              Don’t forget the cheese room!

    • Sniper 30/07/2018 at 10:05 pm

      Seems to me that the quoted figure for stadium naming rights of twenty million sovs is a bit cheap, when we get 35 for shirt sponsorship…

    • Hartley 30/07/2018 at 10:06 pm

      Bring back HOLSTEN and sell Sissoko!

      • Sniper 30/07/2018 at 10:07 pm

        Does Holsten play at DM or CM?

        • Freund or Foe 30/07/2018 at 10:08 pm

          He’s an inverted CM.

          • Bardamu 30/07/2018 at 10:09 pm

            Strong starter but gets a bit flat after a while.

            • Sniper 30/07/2018 at 10:10 pm

              Bubbly box to box player?

              • GDawg 30/07/2018 at 10:11 pm

                Got a good head on his shoulders

            • Freund or Foe 30/07/2018 at 10:11 pm

              Not scared of a tackle though. Got a lot of bottle.

              • Sniper 30/07/2018 at 10:12 pm

                Can it mate.

                • McG ⚽⚽ 30/07/2018 at 10:51 pm

                  Left the door ajar for that one..

                  • AntSpurs 30/07/2018 at 10:59 pm

                    Offered a few pils next door, fink they took the wrong ones

                    • AntSpurs 30/07/2018 at 10:59 pm

                      Red ones are a bit short

                • Freund or Foe 31/07/2018 at 6:39 am

                  cookiebun
                  I got that email today so I won’t be commentating there again. Just sad to see HH being so hateful.

                  Welcome fellow hobo.

  • GDawg 30/07/2018 at 10:08 pm

    Freund or Foe
    Why Martial? Does he keep eagles?

    I can’t tell you why

  • Sniper 30/07/2018 at 10:22 pm

    I lived in Malawi for three years.
    They like their footie there!

  • HD 🇺🇸 30/07/2018 at 10:28 pm

    On to other news. The papers over here say that crime in London is soaring and that it is all Khan’s fault. Is it? Is it?

    • McG ⚽⚽ 30/07/2018 at 10:36 pm

      Amir lives on Bolton??!

    • Sniper 30/07/2018 at 10:36 pm

      GRRR! Rubbish!

      • AntSpurs 30/07/2018 at 10:37 pm

        Oooh Frosties

        • Sniper 30/07/2018 at 10:40 pm

          • AntSpurs 30/07/2018 at 10:42 pm

            Milking it, hehehe

      • McG ⚽⚽ 30/07/2018 at 10:40 pm

        • AntSpurs 30/07/2018 at 10:43 pm

          Hehehehe Man

    • UnkleTaff 30/07/2018 at 10:38 pm

      • GDawg 30/07/2018 at 10:40 pm

        I love that one

    • Caspurs 30/07/2018 at 10:39 pm

      It was bound to happen, the man’s a one man crime wave.

      • GDawg 30/07/2018 at 10:42 pm

        • AntSpurs 30/07/2018 at 10:44 pm

          Who let the dogs out , who who we do

          • GDawg 30/07/2018 at 10:48 pm

            Can’t u see?

            • AntSpurs 30/07/2018 at 10:55 pm

              He’s not wearing lamb skins , good sign?

              • AntSpurs 30/07/2018 at 10:56 pm

                If he’s wearing tights that’s a different matters

                • AntSpurs 30/07/2018 at 10:57 pm

                  Oh just Levy me alone

    • GDawg 30/07/2018 at 10:41 pm

      So is he chief of police as well as mayor, and responsible for all those delinquents roaming the streets?

  • Sniper 30/07/2018 at 10:45 pm

    In other news.
    “The reason why Reo Griffiths and Keanan Bennetts left Spurs and why Marcus Edwards wants to go”
    https://www.football.london/tottenham-hotspur-fc/players/reo-griffiths-marcus-edwards-spurs-14967234

    • UnkleTaff 30/07/2018 at 10:54 pm

      I’ve not seen Griffiths play but I’ve read that he’s nowhere near as good as his goal-scoring record would indicate (apparently he’s struggled whenever he’s played for anything other than youth level where his physical superiority gives him an edge) and that League One standard is probably about as good as he is.

      But if any of these kids would rather take an easier route into someone else’s first team than stay and fight to try and win a place in ours then it’s good riddance as far as I’m concerned.

      • Sniper 30/07/2018 at 10:58 pm

        Zachery!
        They are all stuffed full of entitlement that they will be “stars” and a shoe-in for the first team squad. Without having to graft for it over several years.
        That’s why I hold players like Steve Perryman and Chris Hughton in such high esteem.

      • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 11:03 pm

        They need to open their eyes and look at how hard Harry Kane worked going out on loan repeatedly without whining.

        • GDawg 30/07/2018 at 11:12 pm

          Best make a few bucks and get rid of them if they don’t want to stick around and fight for a place

          • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 11:20 pm

            I wonder if the surroundings of this fab new training ground fills their young heads with thoughts of grandeur?

            • GDawg 30/07/2018 at 11:22 pm

              It’s millennials. They want it all right now without having to work for it

              • Caspurs 30/07/2018 at 11:28 pm

                Maybe for some it’s true, others have done well playing for foreign teams who are willing to give younger players their chance. Jadon Sancho (Borrusia Dortmund), and Ademola Lookman (RB Leipzig) have both done well in Germany.

              • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 11:29 pm

                Like the Midwich Cuckoos. Think they know it all and deserve it all.

                • AntSpurs 30/07/2018 at 11:31 pm

                  It’s tough, the youngsters who are really talented have many options, those that are talented have fewer and the steady eddies have more than the rest. It’s a minefield

                  • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 11:33 pm

                    Soon be recruiting talent straight from the maternity wards.

                    • AntSpurs 30/07/2018 at 11:34 pm

                      DNA profiling, it’s an option

                    • AntSpurs 30/07/2018 at 11:35 pm

                      Maybe AI or AIA

                    • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 11:40 pm

                      I think we ought to be harvesting viable DNA samples from Greavsies, Gazza and Hoddle amongst others. For future developments. Implant into an embryo and wallop!

                    • AntSpurs 30/07/2018 at 11:41 pm

                      Ginola to replace Ebola ☺️

    • syd 30/07/2018 at 11:36 pm

      I read the article and still couldn’t work out why they left/leaving…

      • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 11:44 pm

        There isn’t one specific reason. I thought Gold pointed out this happens at every club, but guess what, it only seems to be Spurs where it’s highlighted. Another stick to beat the club with by a biased media.

    • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 11:04 pm

      We did this rumour earlier. I wouldn’t bother with this site, he’s a newbie who just cuts and pastes.

      • Sniper 30/07/2018 at 11:06 pm

        Like I just did?
        DOH!!

        • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 11:08 pm

          I mean Spurism is recycling other sites fairly brazenly.

    • AntSpurs 30/07/2018 at 11:08 pm

      Easy fats , just been catching up on the previous stuff. Hold tights bro. That was a very low blow by TBH and involving your Farrer was out of order too. I know you’ve probably done your stressing already as this attack is never nice and below the belt but don’t let it knock you off your stride. I have said previously that I’m concerned for TBH’s wellbeing but his threats are really wrong in so many levels . Don’t let it knock you off your stride. You are a great person and have been extremely upfront on many levels. Ty not to let this get to to anymore, I’m on your side mate.

      • AntSpurs 30/07/2018 at 11:13 pm

        I have some extra strides in case you get knocked off yours.

        • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 11:31 pm

          I thought ‘strides’ were trousers?

          • AntSpurs 30/07/2018 at 11:36 pm

            Tis, I don’t have any hot pants spare though. They are gold dust

  • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 11:06 pm

    Sexy Beast
    http://sportwitness.co.uk/midfielders-entourage-deny-tottenham-approach-wants-play-current-club/
    X him off the list then.

    Sniper, this is about the Kondogbia rumour.

    • Sniper 30/07/2018 at 11:09 pm

      That’ll teach me to sleep during the nights here. Dammit!

      • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 11:13 pm

        I’m just pointing you at today’s highlights you may have missed. And there are rumours that Rose may be offski.

  • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 11:24 pm

    The Spurs Community ITK thread was closed today. Seems that tempers have frayed and snapped.

    • Sniper 30/07/2018 at 11:35 pm

      I hate this time of the footballing year. Laughable!

      • Hartley 30/07/2018 at 11:40 pm

        I would transfer myself to Rugby Union if baldy Levy would pay the going rate.

        • HD 30/07/2018 at 11:46 pm

          I would transfer myself to Yorkshire land to sit and have a beer with you Harts.

          • Hartley 30/07/2018 at 11:52 pm

            You are welcome anytime you can make it Hornstar, my local is the Robin Hood Inn which is disgusting but they work around your time frames so last orders is sometimes also last rites.

            • ronwol196061 30/07/2018 at 11:53 pm

              A Classic f*cking Hartleyism

            • HD 30/07/2018 at 11:55 pm

              When Ronwol and I return we need to do this.

                • Hartley 31/07/2018 at 12:05 am

                  It’s a five minute walk down from the farm, takes a lot longer to get home but who gives a fuck?

                  • HD 🇺🇸 31/07/2018 at 12:07 am

                    My kind of atmosphere

                  • HD 🇺🇸 31/07/2018 at 12:11 am

                    Can we meet Sarah Lancashire while we are in town?

                    • Hartley 31/07/2018 at 12:12 am

                      You’ll be sick of the sight of her after half an hour.

                    • AntSpurs 31/07/2018 at 12:34 am

                      Jeez HD on the pull already 😍

              • ronwol196061 31/07/2018 at 12:00 am

                Yes we will chaperone Hart’s to the big City… Meet Ant… Gather up the rest of the boys.. And summon Syd and his posse…

                • Hartley 31/07/2018 at 12:14 am

                  Sounds good to me.

                  • AntSpurs 31/07/2018 at 12:30 am

                    Me too, I’ll bring me bow and arrow, might need a new pair of tights though. Would be a pleasure.

    • syd 30/07/2018 at 11:38 pm

      What tempers…what’s happened…oh please do tell

      • HD 30/07/2018 at 11:44 pm

        Not sure Syd, but stand up email you sent out. 👍

        • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 11:45 pm

          Yep. Thought you were very fair in it.

        • syd 30/07/2018 at 11:47 pm

          thanks HD, this is getting rather exciting now Horny…. I have no idea what HH is going on about..really…just move on…he started a good thing and then fucked it up…..pretty much in the same way he says Levy does…
          All the best to everyone

        • ronwol196061 30/07/2018 at 11:51 pm

          Good e mail Syd. A good dose of reality.

          • GDawg 30/07/2018 at 11:55 pm

            +1. This ain’t the school yard, this is real life. Actions have consequences

            • ronwol196061 30/07/2018 at 11:58 pm

              Who left the Dawgs out they are both Syd Vicious tonite

          • AntSpurs 31/07/2018 at 12:31 am

            Right on Syd 👍🏻

      • Chauvelin 30/07/2018 at 11:51 pm

        I haven’t been following intently as there is so much traffic, but I read comments in the other threads indicating the ITKs were getting short shrift as nothing they’ve hinted at especially last week, has come to pass.

      • Hartley 30/07/2018 at 11:53 pm

        Just read it occifer, nice one Syd.

        • ronwol196061 30/07/2018 at 11:56 pm

          Give em El Syd

          • GDawg 31/07/2018 at 12:04 am

            He’s the guns of the navarone

            • ronwol196061 31/07/2018 at 12:19 am

              Did you not see The Bum Dusters.. Sorry it’s Damn Bum Dusters…

  • ronwol196061 31/07/2018 at 12:02 am
    • Chauvelin 31/07/2018 at 12:06 am

      I never saw Richard Greene actually sing it.

      • ronwol196061 31/07/2018 at 12:22 am

        Fuck the song was sung in 1959 Richard Greene lived in the Fourteemph Century

    • Hartley 31/07/2018 at 12:16 am

      Aye lad.

      • ronwol196061 31/07/2018 at 12:20 am

        American accents please.. Robin Hood Robin Hood…..

        • AntSpurs 31/07/2018 at 12:36 am

          Riding through the Glen *yeeeeha * lassoo spinning

          • Sniper 31/07/2018 at 12:39 am

          • ronwol196061 31/07/2018 at 12:39 am

            Where’s the beans?

            • AntSpurs 31/07/2018 at 12:40 am

              Aye up Jack

              • ronwol196061 31/07/2018 at 12:47 am

                Where’s you been?

                • AntSpurs 31/07/2018 at 12:56 am

                  Not been stalking that’s for sures.

                  • AntSpurs 31/07/2018 at 12:57 am

                    Lost a cow though.

                    • Syd 31/07/2018 at 1:15 am

                      I will go have a butchers for you

                    • AntSpurs 31/07/2018 at 1:29 am

                      Thank you ta, Pat Butchers is er name

  • Sniper 31/07/2018 at 12:36 am

    Funnily enuff. I didn’t get an email. Hehehe!
    Does that make me the mole?

    • ronwol196061 31/07/2018 at 12:39 am

      Haha!!

    • Syd 31/07/2018 at 12:58 am

      Love it snipes

  • cookiebun 31/07/2018 at 12:49 am

    I got that email today so I won’t be commentating there again. Just sad to see HH being so hateful.

  • Syd 31/07/2018 at 12:57 am

    Thank you all for the comments. All I appreciate is a boy’s the who have started this blog and I hope Harry moves on and we hear nothing more

    • AntSpurs 31/07/2018 at 1:01 am

      And so say all of us…

    • Sniper 31/07/2018 at 1:04 am

      Well done Syd for whatever you did/sent/said!

      • Syd 31/07/2018 at 1:14 am

        I simply said goodbye

  • HD 🇺🇸 31/07/2018 at 1:11 am

    AntSpurs
    Me too, I’ll bring me bow and arrow, might need a new pair of tights though. Would be a pleasure.

    I’ll bring the spurs and the rubber gloves.😂

    • AntSpurs 31/07/2018 at 1:30 am

      This is getting a bit kinky 😎

      • AntSpurs 31/07/2018 at 1:36 am

        Was it the trip to soho that dunnit ?

    • Syd 31/07/2018 at 2:29 am

      HD how did you get the flag in the corner?

      • HD 🇺🇸 31/07/2018 at 2:42 am

        On your email name, put a space after Syd then insert a flag emoji. It shows up on the right margin when you post.

  • Syd 31/07/2018 at 1:51 am

    Rubber gloves and spurs is not kinky Ant. You should come to my place…woohoo

    • AntSpurs 31/07/2018 at 2:16 am

      Strewth Syd, save a bit for the rest of us. You got Kylie, Dani and Elle down there.

      • Syd 31/07/2018 at 2:26 am

        Not to mention Margot Robbie…..grrrrrrrrrrr…gorgeous

        • GDawg 31/07/2018 at 2:35 am

          I would not kick her out of bed for farting. Not to mention the long list of ex-Home and away girls!

        • AntSpurs 31/07/2018 at 2:42 am

          Yep she’s a beauty, you don’t mess about dooya Crocodile Sydney ?

          • Syd 31/07/2018 at 6:40 am

            Too much down here mate. It’s all beautiful

  • Syd 31/07/2018 at 2:42 am

    Don’t tell me you watch that crap dawgy…..hey are our ugly ones…. 🙂

    • AntSpurs 31/07/2018 at 2:43 am

      I’m off to the land of the noddy, catch you laters G Dawg and Dirty Dawg. Happy hunting.

      • AntSpurs 31/07/2018 at 2:44 am

        You too Horny Dawg

        • GDawg 31/07/2018 at 2:50 am

          Nighty night mate. Aye you are well blessed in the girls department. No I don’t watch that shit but the wife used to so I know the girls are not too shabby

          • GDawg 31/07/2018 at 2:51 am

            *Syd

            • Syd 31/07/2018 at 6:41 am

              Never watched an episode…lol..

    • GDawg 31/07/2018 at 2:54 am

      Isla Fisher and Naomi Watts started on that show

  • HD 🇺🇸 31/07/2018 at 3:00 am

    HD out for the night. Back tomorrow.

  • Sniper 31/07/2018 at 4:51 am

    Fulham look like they have signed Mitrovic from Newcastle and now, Mawson from Swansea.
    They are spending it up large!
    Looks like they are serious about staying in the PL….

  • Sniper 31/07/2018 at 4:58 am

    Story doing the rounds you will all wake to is that Chelsea have entered talks with Borussia Dortmund over a move for attacker Christian Pulisic….
    That’ll piss a few Spurs fans off no end!

    • Bardamu 31/07/2018 at 6:26 am

      Add to that Poch’s comments reported late last night that there might not necessarily be any signings, and there will be a fair few wet bedsheets this morning.

    • Syd 31/07/2018 at 6:42 am

      I want Pulisic and Zaha and I am happy…very happy

      • Sniper 31/07/2018 at 6:45 am

        Just Pulisic would make me a happy man Syd!

        • Syd 31/07/2018 at 6:49 am

          definitely. He is my no.1 choice mate.

  • Fat Bertha 31/07/2018 at 5:38 am

    HD

    On to other news. The papers over here say that crime in London is soaring and that it is all Khan’s fault. Is it? Is it?

    Most of the crime’s Moriarty’s fault. the rest of it is Fagin and Sykes Ltd.

    • Sniper 31/07/2018 at 6:34 am

      • Fat Bertha 31/07/2018 at 7:55 am

        My name’s Fatty, sir, if you please, sir.

    • Syd 31/07/2018 at 7:19 am

      I would love to get him. I know some people have reservations but he seems to pop up all over the place. Him and Pulisic and I’m a pig in shit.

      • GDawg 31/07/2018 at 7:23 am

        • Syd 31/07/2018 at 7:25 am

          aw, ya shouldn’t have. I remember that day well. I was saving a baby pig stuck in the mud. It was a wonderful sight. It was even better with salt and crackling.

          • GDawg 31/07/2018 at 7:29 am

            Suckling pig. Yum.

            • Syd 🇦🇺 31/07/2018 at 7:49 am

              I had it once in the spanish district of Manila …Makati… You wouldn’t believe it. they bring out the pig on a plate, full body, beautiful colour and they don’t use a knife. The traditional way to make sure the pig is cooked wonderfully is to cut it with a plate. Crack, skin opens up to a beautiful soft white meat…..It’s my death row meal

              • GDawg 31/07/2018 at 8:16 am

                I’ve had good pig all over, a mate’s folks used to do it themselves in their back yard on a spit. I ate delicious suckling pig at a restaurant behind the Spanish Steps. Awesomeness

                • Syd 🇦🇺 31/07/2018 at 8:21 am

                  Jealous

                  • GDawg 31/07/2018 at 8:25 am

                    You can get it in Chinatown in Sydney. Probably even better out in the burbs where there are lots of chinese

                    • GDawg 31/07/2018 at 8:27 am

                      Not as soft as your Filipino example but Chinese style pork and duck is right up there

                    • Syd 🇦🇺 31/07/2018 at 8:32 am

                      There are some filo restaurants but the missus is a no pork eater. I’ll wait until she is away and then the pig will pay

  • Syd 31/07/2018 at 7:24 am

    Wake up ya bastards

    • GDawg 31/07/2018 at 7:30 am

      The price to pay for living down under

  • Syd 🇦🇺 31/07/2018 at 7:28 am

    Ok, I’ll hold the fort whils you get your beauty sleeps…peeps

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 31/07/2018 at 7:41 am

    Morning downunderers, today’s the day. Grealish, Zaha, Bale, Kovacivic, Messi, all incoming. You wait and see.

    • McG ⚽⚽ 31/07/2018 at 7:44 am

      Zaha’s the only one of those I’m gaining confidence in, removed his palace pics now apparently.

      • Fat Bertha 31/07/2018 at 7:45 am

        Her Majesty will be distraught.

        • Syd 🇦🇺 31/07/2018 at 7:50 am

          It only takes one typo for a great joke… 🙂

  • Syd 🇦🇺 31/07/2018 at 7:56 am

    I really think it’s ridiculous the team flying and playing in Spain 3 days after the US tour. FFS get the boys home. That’s outrageous

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 31/07/2018 at 8:00 am

      Playing Girona I think, not sure what day.

      • Fat Bertha 31/07/2018 at 8:02 am

        My my my my Girona.

        • Bardamu 31/07/2018 at 8:20 am

          Boom-cha-cha-boom-cha, boom-cha-cha-boom-cha…

      • Syd 🇦🇺 31/07/2018 at 8:10 am

        Sat 4th. Farking stupid

        • Flat Oeuf 31/07/2018 at 8:22 am

          That leaves them a week before our first fixture. Should be enough time to get prepared.

          • Bardamu 31/07/2018 at 8:25 am

            They can Skipp the 40 Winks and get on with it

          • Syd 🇦🇺 31/07/2018 at 8:34 am

            Mate, they finish the US tour game 3 days earlier, fly to spain get bedded in play a game and then fly to London and then play another game 7 days later. That is nothing but stupidity….

            • Bardamu 31/07/2018 at 8:43 am

              I think it’s probably pretty standard for pre-season, to be honest.

  • Fat Bertha 31/07/2018 at 7:59 am

    When does the tranny window close?

    • Syd 🇦🇺 31/07/2018 at 8:10 am

      I believe it aug 9

      • Bardamu 31/07/2018 at 8:16 am

        Still plenty of time for the purchase of stockings, suspenders, fishnets.
        Really don’t know what folk are worrying about.

        • Flat Oeuf 31/07/2018 at 8:21 am

          FB has been stockpiling. For 10 years or so.

          • Syd 🇦🇺 31/07/2018 at 8:22 am

            It will be the change of season – who knows whether to buy thick or thin….this is the dilema…can’t you see it…do I have to explain everything?

            • Flat Oeuf 31/07/2018 at 8:24 am

              Is this what they call mansplaining? Or does that make me the tranny??

              • Syd 🇦🇺 31/07/2018 at 8:35 am

                Look down…tell me what you see….

                • Syd 🇦🇺 31/07/2018 at 8:35 am

                  thick or thin socks? :}

                  • Chauvelin 31/07/2018 at 8:50 am

                    No socks.

                    • Syd 🇦🇺 31/07/2018 at 8:55 am

                      oh no

                    • Flat Oeuf 31/07/2018 at 9:03 am

                      with loafers

  • Chauvelin 31/07/2018 at 8:32 am

    Transfer window closing at 5pm on a Thursday feels unnatural.
    My bet is we’ll sign Peter Odemwingie at 4.59pm. He’ll be sitting in the car park.

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 31/07/2018 at 8:35 am

    Just watched ‘Artist in Residence’, Channel 4, probs on catchup. Follows artist Tai Schierenburg during Baggies last season. Nothing Spurs related (except clips of our loss to them 🙄) but interesting insight into the pressures and passions in being a player and fan plus some nice paintings.

    • Chauvelin 31/07/2018 at 8:52 am

      I think we should make a bid for Schierenburg.

      • Flat Oeuf 31/07/2018 at 9:06 am

        Caravaggio would be a better fit in the 4231, I think

  • 61SpursNut 31/07/2018 at 9:06 am
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