Another Academy Fail

As we are all fully aware by now, the Spurs Academy is a total waste of time and produces nothing of any value whatsoever.

Step forward Tashan Oakley-Boothe who scored in the same friendly that Lamela got his hat-trick the other day. TOB (as he shall henceforth be called) got some minutes in both the PL and LC last season, although not enough to get a proper look at the lad.

Achievements to date include being an integral part of the England U17s who won the World Cup, playing in Central Midfield. Looks as though he likes getting on the ball, can beat a (young) man, is a direct runner and can release an accurate pass, at the right time.

Now I’m not saying this lad is PL ready-to-go, but I hope to see more of him this season – maybe even starting on the US tour.

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 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!

  • stevo1987 20/07/2018 at 4:32 pm


    • stevo1987 20/07/2018 at 4:33 pm

      ha ha I never used to do that on – “you know where”.

      • McG ⚽⚽ 20/07/2018 at 7:43 pm

        Don’t foget to email RF for your prize, think it’s a fun size snickers this time round..

        • DAVID 20/07/2018 at 8:12 pm

          The s in snickers is silent.

          • McG ⚽⚽ 20/07/2018 at 8:32 pm

            I meant marathon.

  • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 4:34 pm

    I’m sure he’ll be on tour. But as with Anton Walkes, whether his path leads to glory or to Portsmouth, only time will tell.

  • 61SpursNut 20/07/2018 at 4:36 pm

    Sweet new grav Chauvey. Who the f*ck is it?

    • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 4:37 pm

      Raymond Massey as Chauvelin in the Scarlet Pimpernel.

      • 61SpursNut 20/07/2018 at 4:38 pm

        I’m shit at spotting the obvious. You have been warned.

        • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 4:40 pm

          May I apologise in advance for saying silly things elsewhere. I know you weren’t impressed and I feel stupid.

          • 61SpursNut 20/07/2018 at 4:44 pm

            I am unfamiliar with what didn’t impress me. On that basis, you can stay 😛

          • ronwol196061 20/07/2018 at 4:54 pm

            Oh now you are dehooded

            • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 5:03 pm

              Dehooded? Bad habits.

              I’ve got this album.

  • UnkleTaff 20/07/2018 at 4:36 pm

    He’s shit.

    • HD 20/07/2018 at 4:38 pm

      Snark, gag, snigger, guffaw🤣

  • 61SpursNut 20/07/2018 at 4:38 pm

    TOB or not Toby? That is the question.

  • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 4:42 pm

    I remember Pob. I hope Tob has better manners.

  • Caspurs 20/07/2018 at 4:44 pm

    News from the Black Country (The Midlands):
    Apparently he should be brought into the first team IMEDIATELY, and made captain..

    • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 4:48 pm


      • 61SpursNut 20/07/2018 at 4:53 pm

        Yes, but I wouldn’t mention it here.

        • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 4:57 pm

          I always found him amiable enough, and ready for mild banter. Although he recently wound up Nilly.

          • ronwol196061 20/07/2018 at 4:59 pm

            Nilly Dilly and Silly

  • Bruxie 20/07/2018 at 4:45 pm

    As long as we sell ’em for more than we invested…

    • Bruxie 20/07/2018 at 4:46 pm

      He’s gonna be good!

  • ronwol196061 20/07/2018 at 4:50 pm

    I wonder,with the need that Poch has in finding players to play his system…is to find the right players early and develop them as a manufacuring chain.
    It means to make it integral.
    Keep then the players that fit and sell the ones that dont. But it has to be a comprehensive plan and Poch has to be the man.
    Otherwise its like going to a wholesaler and finding any crap available

  • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 4:52 pm

    I really want to see Grealish on that US tour. Perfect chance to turn on the skills in a good atmosphere. I’m sure the Spurs fans over there would be highly welcoming.

    • ronwol196061 20/07/2018 at 4:55 pm

      Grealish Over LA
      The Movie

    • ronwol196061 20/07/2018 at 4:58 pm

      You actually sound more intelligent here,Chaus

      • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 4:59 pm

        Blooming heck. Sorry about that.

  • ronwol196061 20/07/2018 at 4:57 pm

    May I apologise in advance for saying silly things elsewhere. I know you weren’t impressed and I feel stupid.


    Its $19.95 to all of us for deformation

    • Sexy Beast 20/07/2018 at 5:08 pm

      Can i have mine in Euros? Going to Spain next month.

      • ronwol196061 20/07/2018 at 5:19 pm

        Brexit and you are going to Spain??????

        Boris probably goes to Torremolinos

        • 💋 20/07/2018 at 5:33 pm


          • ronwol196061 20/07/2018 at 5:34 pm


  • Bruxie 20/07/2018 at 5:07 pm

    Aston V. have just had a major injection of cash but still are not compliant with ffp. Don’t expect a cheap Grealish deal – they are still in trouble but not as much as a week ago.

    • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 5:11 pm

      I’m hoping it actually prompts movement over at Tottenham Towers. It might work to our favour if waiting too long creates jeopardy.

  • Hartley 20/07/2018 at 5:16 pm

    If we sign Grealish it will be the first time that Spurs have had a Jack and a Harry in the same side since 1901 probably.

    • ronwol196061 20/07/2018 at 5:23 pm

      Yes but look what happened!

    • Hartley 20/07/2018 at 5:24 pm

      We won the cup but we were very amateur about it.

      • ronwol196061 20/07/2018 at 5:32 pm

        Werent they wearing striped long john swimming suits?
        The other team I believe wore goggles

  • Caspurs 20/07/2018 at 5:19 pm

    Lamela signs 4yr contract extension. I can think of at least one person who won’t happy, which makes me happy..

    • ronwol196061 20/07/2018 at 5:23 pm

      Name Names,!

      • 61SpursNut 20/07/2018 at 5:27 pm

        Must be Cas as he spelt Lamela’s name wrong.

        • Bruxie 20/07/2018 at 5:28 pm

          There’s an L of a difference.

          • ronwol196061 20/07/2018 at 5:33 pm

            He spels Lloris,Loris

        • Caspurs 20/07/2018 at 5:41 pm

          That’s a preposterous unfounded allegation! 🙃

          • 61SpursNut 20/07/2018 at 5:46 pm

            What a lame la-ment.

    • 💋 20/07/2018 at 5:32 pm

      4 years? Briliant!

      • 61SpursNut 20/07/2018 at 5:47 pm


  • SeattleSpursGuy 20/07/2018 at 5:32 pm

    Ben Pearce @BenPearceSpurs
    “#thfc Heung-Min Son signs a new five-year contract. He’s set to be involved in the tour of the US and will stay with the squad for the opening PL match at Newcastle, before heading off to the Asian Games. Important to have him available for that, with Kane & Alli returning late.”
    Sonny and the club are probably banking hard on winning those Asian Games and the resulting exemption from the ROK Army. If he has to serve we’d probably lose him before 2023.

    • SeattleSpursGuy 20/07/2018 at 5:33 pm

      That said, I’m sure there’s a clause in the new contract that deals with that issue.

  • DAVID 20/07/2018 at 5:42 pm

    Afternoon girls, welcome to the new recruits whoever you may be.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 20/07/2018 at 5:47 pm

      Afternoon young man, I think you’ll find we’re all laideeees not girleees.

      • 61SpursNut 20/07/2018 at 5:48 pm

        Speak for yerself, moosh!

        • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 20/07/2018 at 5:49 pm

          Of coarse there’s always one.

          • Caspurs 20/07/2018 at 5:50 pm

            You’ve pulled..

            • 61SpursNut 20/07/2018 at 5:51 pm

              I didn’t feel a thing.

              • Caspurs 20/07/2018 at 5:51 pm

                Give it 9 months..

                • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 20/07/2018 at 5:53 pm

                  I demand a DNA test.

                  • ronwol196061 20/07/2018 at 5:56 pm

                    Out popped a new CM

                    • Fat Bertha 20/07/2018 at 6:43 pm


          • Fat Bertha 20/07/2018 at 6:34 pm

            That’s rough.

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 20/07/2018 at 5:50 pm

    I think lamela will be like a new signing this season.

    • ronwol196061 20/07/2018 at 5:57 pm

      Last season he was like a new sighting

    • UnkleTaff 20/07/2018 at 5:57 pm

      Get in!

  • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 6:17 pm

    Remember those days before Mauricio Pochettino became manager of Spurs? The media were always eager to lambast us for the turnover of managers and helpfully counted up how many we’d had? Well, Pochettino is now the longest serving boss in the Premier League if you count tenure in the top flight (Dyche and Howe have been at their clubs longer but not all that time in the PL).
    However, the vultures out there won’t be inclined to say positive things about that.

    • Superspoz 🏆 20/07/2018 at 6:22 pm

      A trophy will fix that.

      • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 6:28 pm

        Will it? I have the distinct impression that whatever we do or achieve, it won’t be good enough. When we were trying to catch Leicester we were almost classed as a pantomime villain chasing plucky little Leicester.

        “Behind you!”

        • Superspoz 🏆 20/07/2018 at 6:52 pm

          Probably not and that is the ideal scenario.

          The Leicester situation was fucked up. Everyone rolled over them and turned up against us.

      • Ronwol196061 20/07/2018 at 6:45 pm

        In the 60’s we were the ones they wrote about
        It will happen again
        They folow the money…Oooops!

        • Hartley 20/07/2018 at 8:56 pm

          Bastards! I couldn’t read in the 60’s.

  • SeattleSpursGuy 20/07/2018 at 6:49 pm

    I know Dele is on holiday but the Mail is reporting him out at a Los Angles nightclub last night. I wonder if he’ll meet up with the team in SoCal.

    • Fat Bertha 20/07/2018 at 6:55 pm

      Are you able to get to any of the games?

      • Fat Bertha 20/07/2018 at 6:56 pm

        I think I remember you saying you and your Mrs will be going.

        • Caspurs 20/07/2018 at 6:58 pm

          I recall SSG mentioning a trip to Cal I fornicate..

        • SeattleSpursGuy 20/07/2018 at 6:58 pm

          Yup, against Roma in San Diego and Barca in Los Angeles

          • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 7:07 pm

            You’ll see Grealish before we do, hopefully.

            • SeattleSpursGuy 20/07/2018 at 7:13 pm

              Maybe, although most of I’ve read today suggests a deal isn’t close

              • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 7:17 pm

                We’ll have to settle for Dybala then.

                • Fat Bertha 20/07/2018 at 7:26 pm

                  My mum told me to watch out for Dybalas, speshly at Cubs.

                  • Fat Bertha 20/07/2018 at 7:28 pm

                    Dabblers were alright, she said.

                  • ronwol196061 20/07/2018 at 8:31 pm

                    Its v difficult to be a Martin Tyler today with the amount of Dembeles NDombeles and Dybalas to contend with..and the itches from Croatia

                    • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 8:33 pm

                      And all the ssons’ from Iceland.

                    • Hartley 20/07/2018 at 8:54 pm

                      …and that big nosed c*nt Alan Smith in his box.

                    • Fat Bertha 21/07/2018 at 1:38 am


  • Caspurs 20/07/2018 at 7:33 pm

    I always knew there was a reason I liked Lamela.
    “I love this club so much. I am very happy here.”
    👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻

    • SeattleSpursGuy 20/07/2018 at 7:36 pm

      He divides opinion and I sometimes don’t know what to make of him, but he’s been through a lot and he obviously cares. Hard not to root for a guy like that.

      • UnkleTaff 20/07/2018 at 7:54 pm

        He works his socks off every time he plays and never hides when things aren’t going too well. This may seem a crazy thing to say given the length of time he’s been with us, but I don’t think he’s come close to realising his potential yet. I’m thrilled to hear he’s signed up for a few more years.

        • ronwol196061 20/07/2018 at 8:28 pm

          Yes glad he zigns for a few more years nut he is lacking production. He has talent but doesnt use it enough.
          He hustles,he fights hard. But he needs to show his command of the ball

          • Frontwheel 2 20/07/2018 at 8:50 pm

            He has one big fault,he rarely keeps the ball close enough,so lack being in total control of the ball.Still,I have very high hopes for the ladyboy.

    • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 7:47 pm

      More aggro.

    • McG ⚽⚽ 20/07/2018 at 7:56 pm

      For those using a VPN, this effectively does nothing.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 20/07/2018 at 8:06 pm

      The Donkeys not well atm.

  • McG ⚽⚽ 20/07/2018 at 7:52 pm

    I like the look of Boothe, reminds me of a young Dembele on the ball. Strong, holds players off, can beat a man with skills & can pass. Hope he makes the step up! As for Sonny & Lamela, brilliant news on both fronts 🙂

  • Hartley 20/07/2018 at 8:52 pm

    If Tashan makes it in to the first team he will be the first Tashan to have done so and if he doesn’t hit a shot on target in his first nine hours he will equal World Cup winning striker Olivier Girouds amazing achievement at this years competition.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 20/07/2018 at 9:34 pm

      I don’t want anyone to ration Tashan’s passion.

    • Sniper 20/07/2018 at 9:35 pm

    • Matt 21/07/2018 at 9:40 am

      Lush beard though.

  • GDawg 20/07/2018 at 9:46 pm

    Greetings from Paradise. It’s a balmy 29 deg C in Fiji today 🏖🍹

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 20/07/2018 at 9:49 pm

      Pfft, that’s overcoat weather for us in blighty at the mo!

      • GDawg 20/07/2018 at 9:50 pm

        It’s better than 14 at home

        • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 20/07/2018 at 9:54 pm

          I’d say you’re in the right place then.

          • Caspurs 20/07/2018 at 10:01 pm

            If it were 14º here I could enjoy a guilt free cuppa hot chocolate.

          • Sniper 20/07/2018 at 10:02 pm

            Gidday G-Man! Good to see you.
            You’re not missing much mate. It’s been pissing down and I even had the log burner cranked up last night.

            • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 10:09 pm

              London’s getting 33 C next week.

            • GDawg 20/07/2018 at 10:13 pm

              We apparently had a power cut earlier in the week

              • Sniper 20/07/2018 at 10:17 pm

                Oop North got hit with a storm and King Tide. My sister in Tauranga said it was pretty sporty.
                Just yer average winter rain down here. (Started precipitating it down as I type).

  • Sniper 20/07/2018 at 10:25 pm

    Whether we sign new players or not (Grealish isn’t the Messia, just a skillful player Poch can improve), we really do already have a decent squad.
    Lamela has signed for another spell. He isn’t everybody’s cup of tea but he battles for the cause and that rabona goal was an outrageous piece of skill. I think we will see more from the lad.
    It ain’t all bad. We have kept the bones of a good side together. We can pushbon from here. The feeling is growing!

    • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 10:53 pm

      Continuity is the new marquee signing.

  • 61SpursNut 20/07/2018 at 10:54 pm

    Nice sign off from Lahde over there.

    • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 11:12 pm

      When did this all start approx? Or a gradual parting of the ways?

    • Sniper 20/07/2018 at 11:15 pm

      Why do we bother to go over there? It all plays into the hands of click-whorery (I made that word up).
      He was smugly posting that his traffic figures have increased in the same thread.
      People will continue to vote with their feet until he is spouting his bile and vitriol to a very small audience, whilst directing his ire at any innocent folk who visit and might post anything contrary.
      Let him stick to selling crap tee shirts. Which is about his level. Don’t go there.

      • 61SpursNut 20/07/2018 at 11:17 pm

        I don’t generally like watching car crashes but I’ll make an exception for that one.

        • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 11:21 pm

          I was just about to say rubber necking is hard to avoid.

        • Sniper 20/07/2018 at 11:24 pm

          • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 11:28 pm

            That must have been a good special effect for the time. Still funny.

    • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 11:27 pm

      I’ve a suspicion that things have gone further than he anticipated.

      • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 20/07/2018 at 11:32 pm

        He thought he was untouchable and could say what he liked. He had an arrogance in the way he treated some people. It usually never ends well.

  • 61SpursNut 20/07/2018 at 11:40 pm

  • GDawg 20/07/2018 at 11:46 pm

    Any transfers confirmed?

    Sorry Poch, the fax is broken

  • Sniper 21/07/2018 at 12:45 am

    As we are all fully aware by now, the Spurs Academy is a total waste of time and produces nothing of any value whatsoever.

    Sorry RF, but I can’t say that I totally agree with that statement!
    What are your measures of success?
    As in many industries (including mine), the intake of apprentices over the years dropped alarmingly. End result? A catastrophic shortage of skilled labour.
    It’s OK in many industries. You can take someone who is skilled from a sister industry and train them to be able to successfully operate in yours. But with football, you just cannot do that.
    I would argue that the academy provides a steady stream of skilled players to the game and they are the real future of the game within the country of origin. Who is to say that there won’t be more restrictions placed upon ‘foreign’ players plying their trade in England? (Think Brexit plus, say, twenty years…).
    Not every club has a “Class of ’92” to match that of Yanited, but even if one player in 100 makes the grade and reaches the first team of the club where they came through the academy, that is a success.
    Hoddle. Hughton. Kane.
    Worth a bit more debate than simply stating that all that investment made was a waste of money.

    • Caspurs 21/07/2018 at 1:19 am

      I think you’ve misunderstood what Flat Oeuf meant. It was merely a tongue in cheek comment, poking fun at some peoples despondent view of the Spurs academy, nothing more.

      • Sniper 21/07/2018 at 2:21 am

        I guess irony sometimes passes me by! It did feel somewhat familiarly negative.
        I was playing the ball, not the man tho!

        • Fat Bertha 21/07/2018 at 2:49 am

          Not for the first time FO was engaging in a bit of tongue in cheek action.

          • Sniper 21/07/2018 at 2:53 am

            Thought he was more of a rimmer

            • Fat Bertha 21/07/2018 at 2:57 am

              All I know is that he can roll a king size rizla joint using nothing more than his tongue and the tip of his nose.

          • Sniper 21/07/2018 at 2:55 am

            • Sniper 21/07/2018 at 3:00 am

              How did that get there?

  • AntSpurs 21/07/2018 at 1:04 am

    Evening chaps and chicoritos. Chauvs I would like to apologise for linking you to someone who I thought you are. The last thing I wanted to do was make assumptions knowing the result could make you uncomfortable. I speak fast and shoot from the hip and realise later it could be misconstrued ( if you are Raz) then I take that back. 😘 kidding. You are fine and who am I to question you. Mr Ronnie and you know I luv ya , you recommended the blues which I love ..well some of it , not the …my mama left me dah nana nananana, and so did the boy hotspur , anyways just to share cause the drum kits hitting my yard shortly and this is what my little cheeky chappy wants to play. Oh also he loved the green 3rd kit. Tasteless prick Dillon’s doing the drums , every parents nightmare nah . This is his shit. Do you get it

    • AntSpurs 21/07/2018 at 1:05 am

      Fucking rocking 🤟🤟🤟

    • Chauvelin 21/07/2018 at 1:32 am

      I am not a betting man. So, not Raz. Nor Mad Carew etc.

      • AntSpurs 21/07/2018 at 1:37 am

        I take it back. If I was a betting man I’d say it is Raz who’s turned a new leaf. Btw ice said this before, mr Chauvs I am bi polar and get quite excited from time to time. Take no notice. Mr oeuf you are a gent with a beautiful home.

        • Fat Bertha 21/07/2018 at 1:51 am

          A lovely home? *Gulps* FO, check for size 7 Reebok Classic footprints in the flowerbeds underneath your kitchen window …

        • Flat Oeuf 21/07/2018 at 8:39 am

          Thanks 🐜

  • AntSpurs 21/07/2018 at 1:06 am

    Although he turned up at his first lesson and said his influences include Katy Perry 😂

    • AntSpurs 21/07/2018 at 1:11 am

      Shit this guy is a spit of me , eh spurts 😘

      • Fat Bertha 21/07/2018 at 1:45 am

        Er… Yup?

        • Antspurs 21/07/2018 at 1:49 am

          Love you fats 🤟

          • Antspurs 21/07/2018 at 1:51 am

            Anyways is MelC your pops ? And how comes you pass this way and don’t invite me. I like a bit of the carvs? The Tobes

            • Fat Bertha 21/07/2018 at 1:57 am

              He is. That’s what me mum said, anyway. One of a possible three. The most likely / the best bet / the best prospect / the nicest car ( 2.8l Capri Ghia).

              • AntSpurs 21/07/2018 at 2:07 am

                I can see it now. Mel is a really good lad. I remember how quick he backed you up and I wondered. Was that’s you in the pram when he took a dustbin to save the coppers life?

                • AntSpurs 21/07/2018 at 2:09 am

                  Brixton sides, I remember you saying that was maybe not the right thing. Anyways too much info I will apologise but your old man is tops and no wonder I feel the same about you.

                • Fat Bertha 21/07/2018 at 2:30 am

                  Oh yeah! We lived in Brixton but his family were Putney / Roehampton and that incident was in Wandsworth (I think). He was a very quick runner and, although very quiet and unassuming, not someone you’d want to pick on.

                  Now, of course, his greatest asset is his Jimmy Greaves ‘tache.

          • Fat Bertha 21/07/2018 at 1:52 am

            Love you too, Antyboy.

            • Antspurs 21/07/2018 at 1:55 am

              You know. Is pops back on da scene. Is this bullshit sorted .?

              • Fat Bertha 21/07/2018 at 2:24 am

                He’s on his way back to the Bahamas. I’ve no doubt he’ll still want to read and occasionally post over the road as he has done for the last ~ 10 years, as he’s starved of Spursy interaction over there, however the more regulars who jump ship for this place the less familiar that place will be and, although he’s a bit Genghis Khan in his views, I can’t see him enjoying the whole ‘everything’s sh*t’ narrative now that it’s a one way street.

                If he’s anything like me (poor thing) the sight of nihilistic individuals giggling together as they call each other Nazis whilst sucking the very life out of everything will get boring quickly,

                Anyway, I didn’t get to talk to him again after the carvery so I don’t really know what he thinks. He’s welcome here, of course, and he does like Ron, but ultimately he just wants to enjoy Spurs’ related chat and banter amongst friends.

                Fanks fer arksin’, fam.

                • AntSpurs 21/07/2018 at 2:46 am

                  You both are heavyweights, good boys. Heavy hitters. Keep punching. One love 😘

                  • Fat Bertha 21/07/2018 at 2:53 am

                    You too, Ant. 6-1 , 6-2, 5 love in the 3rd set, adv Borg serving for the match.

                    • AntSpurs 21/07/2018 at 3:04 am

                      headband off , ace , fwoopooosh.

                    • AntSpurs 21/07/2018 at 3:05 am

                      Eat that dogshit. Night all’s

  • GDawg 21/07/2018 at 2:27 am

    That’s why I show up on places like this. It’s the camaraderie of sharing this affliction to a football team that outsiders can’t understand

    • Sniper 21/07/2018 at 2:34 am

      Get back to your tanning

      • GDawg 21/07/2018 at 2:36 am

        Wildo. Last day, home tomorrow. Free WiFi by the pool works 😉

  • Fat Bertha 21/07/2018 at 2:46 am

    • Sniper 21/07/2018 at 2:51 am

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 21/07/2018 at 8:16 am

      Some words paint a thousand pictures. : -)

    • Flat Oeuf 21/07/2018 at 10:05 am

      Haha, ✅

    • GDawg 21/07/2018 at 8:41 am

      You want him to go?

      • Superspoz 🏆 21/07/2018 at 8:52 am

        I wouldn’t be at all surprised if poch experiments with Trippier. He has a very underrated first touch, surprisingly strong and he’s not a bad passer is he..

      • McG⚽⚽ 21/07/2018 at 10:50 am

        Not particularly, but 50 Mil, I’d probably take that!

        • GDawg 21/07/2018 at 10:52 am

          So would I, but I don’t think Daniel would give me a cut!

          • 61SpursNut 21/07/2018 at 11:04 am

            Just a few bruises.

  • UnkleTaff 21/07/2018 at 9:15 am


    I don’t want anyone to ration Tashan’s passion.

    …for fashion.

  • Matt 21/07/2018 at 9:38 am

    He works his socks off every time he plays and never hides when things aren’t going too well. This may seem a crazy thing to say given the length of time he’s been with us, but I don’t think he’s come close to realising his potential yet. I’m thrilled to hear he’s signed up for a few more years.

    I’d say that’s a perfect summary. Which makes this post entirely superfluous.

    • Sniper 21/07/2018 at 9:42 am

      Hi Matt. Good to see you.

      I concur.
      Which makes this comment pointless.

      • 61SpursNut 21/07/2018 at 9:43 am

        I never make pointless comments …

        • Matt 21/07/2018 at 9:46 am

          I’m keeping my powder dry. I’ll post soon with a blinding piece of made up ITK that will have people reeling. You just see if I don’t.

          • Caspurs 21/07/2018 at 9:58 am


          • 61SpursNut 21/07/2018 at 9:59 am

            How about, all our transfers are completed (hence Poch’s early contract extension) but the boss is waiting for the right time to announce them all. He has a reputation to uphold.
            Welcome to Gareth Bale.

            • Sniper 21/07/2018 at 10:04 am

              After the fantastic ‘Farewell to The Lane’ event last season, I was kind of hoping for a spectacular ‘opening’ against the bindippers. Maybe something is planned, including the unveiling of a raft of star signings, Bale included?

            • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 21/07/2018 at 10:56 am

              Its makes sense that they would create something this summer to open the stadium,Bale would be the thing if we sign another CM. Its possible its been done and they are waiting for the noise from the World Cup and maybe July when people are away to quieten

  • Matt 21/07/2018 at 10:16 am

    Saw Sanchez got married. Good for him. Brilliant player, brilliant buy. More please.

    • Flat Oeuf 21/07/2018 at 10:18 am

      Absolutely. I 💙 Davinson. If this is Poch’s recruitment of characters who fit with the ethos of the club, I like it a lot.

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 21/07/2018 at 10:52 am

      Sanchez can still be a bit shaky at times but I think he will mature to become one of the greats

  • Hartley 21/07/2018 at 10:47 am

    I never make pointless comments …

    I prefer Richard Osman to Alexander Armstrong.

    • Flat Oeuf 21/07/2018 at 10:58 am

      Countdown > Pointless

      • UnkleTaff 21/07/2018 at 10:59 am

        The One Show > Pointless

        • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 21/07/2018 at 11:02 am

          Arsenal > Pointless

          • 61SpursNut 21/07/2018 at 11:03 am

            Toe jam > Arsenal

            • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 21/07/2018 at 11:04 am

              Prehistoric > Arsenal

              • Fat Bertha 21/07/2018 at 12:56 pm

                The Chase > Pointless

                • Chauvelin 21/07/2018 at 1:01 pm

                  Off button > Pointless

                  • Fat Bertha 21/07/2018 at 1:02 pm

                    Thought you’d a liked Pointless. More of an Only Connect guy?

                    • Chauvelin 21/07/2018 at 1:17 pm

                      I’m afraid it disturbs me.

                      ‘ We asked 100 people to name these towers’ (shows picture of Eiffel Tower). 85 got it right, or some such nonsense. Who are these ‘people’ and why aren’t they being cared for?

                    • Chauvelin 21/07/2018 at 1:18 pm

                      Rather, the ones who didn’t know.

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 21/07/2018 at 11:00 am

    Fats Thanks for the update on the family

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 21/07/2018 at 11:36 am

    Ridiculous talk of Real Madrid wanting to buy Trippier. Its crazy stuff.
    Does anybody know what Trippier is worth. I have no idea. Yes he has has a good world cup but really is he world class?????
    He outshone Walker and he was one of the best players at the WC but what is he worth?
    Is he one of the best in the PL?
    On last season performances,I say it was a mixed bag. Some good,some not so good. His status has gone up so that will help him this season.

    • Sexy Beast 21/07/2018 at 11:38 am

      A world class wing back yes, full back no.

    • GDawg 21/07/2018 at 11:41 am

      World cup form is not always translated into club form. Having said that I’m keen to see if Poch can unlock his potential more

      • Chauvelin 21/07/2018 at 11:54 am

        Well we saw Belgium and England play three at the back to utilise wing backs. He have two thirds of Belgium’s three and Davinson can play in Kompany’s position. We’ve done it before.
        The blueprint is there. If he keeps Toby.

  • DAVID 21/07/2018 at 12:05 pm

    Morning girls, another scorcher and no sign of an end to it.
    I’m berry berry calm regarding transfers, if we retain the key members of the squad, we only need to bring one or two top players in to maintain progress.
    Obviously going to be difficult with ManC so far ahead and Liverpool spending freely but no need to panic.

    • UnkleTaff 21/07/2018 at 12:33 pm

      I know they were relegated last year, but I’ll still be thrilled if we can just manage to finish above Stoke.

    • Chauvelin 21/07/2018 at 12:51 pm

      The other way to look at this summer is that a number of clubs are desperate to improve. West Ham a case in point with seven newbies so far. They are twisting, Spurs are sticking.

      • UnkleTaff 21/07/2018 at 1:00 pm

        The same thing happens every year. Our ‘fans’ bemoan the fact that other teams are strengthening their squads far more than we are, but every year we still manage to finish above virtually everybody else. You’d think these people would have learned their lesson by now.

        Our best 11 is a match for any in the land and we’re tying most of them down to long-term contracts, which is obviously great. With the sort of money that some very ordinary players are changing hands for, I’m more than happy to see us just bring in one or two new faces and trust in the coach to work his magic with the youth graduates. Kane has already made it. Winks and Walker-Peters are clearly about to and we have the likes of Oakley-Boothe and Skipp (to name but two) who are clearly very highly regarded at the club.

        I, for one, won’t be panicking regardless of our transfer activity this summer.

        • Fat Bertha 21/07/2018 at 1:04 pm

          This is my position, such as I can be bothered to have one.

        • DAVID 21/07/2018 at 1:05 pm

          Think Everton signed loads last Summer, quite a few supporters on another blog were praising their activity whilst critical of our lack of purchases, we all know how that turned out .

          • Chauvelin 21/07/2018 at 1:07 pm

            They done a ‘Spurs+’. Totally unsettled the squad.

            • Chauvelin 21/07/2018 at 1:12 pm

              We did it once and for some reason it’s labeled with our name. Plenty of others go large, and more recently than 2013, but it’s a ‘Spurs’.

        • Chauvelin 21/07/2018 at 1:05 pm

          And a new fortress. How many home fans is it out of the 62k?

  • Caspurs 21/07/2018 at 12:51 pm

    Stunning scenery in the TdF.

    • Fat Bertha 21/07/2018 at 12:57 pm


      • Chauvelin 21/07/2018 at 12:58 pm

        Does he ride for Team Sky?

        • Fat Bertha 21/07/2018 at 1:05 pm

          Cas? I think he prefers watching.

  • Chauvelin 21/07/2018 at 12:57 pm

    Its makes sense that they would create something this summer to open the stadium,Bale would be the thing if we sign another CM. Its possible its been done and they are waiting for the noise from the World Cup and maybe July when people are away to quieten

    I’d love a big flamboyant gesture, you’d think it has at least been seriously considered. But how on earth do you keep a big secret in this crazy world of agents, ruthless journalists, and noisy entourages?

    • Fat Bertha 21/07/2018 at 1:00 pm

      I think it’s fairly accurate to say that almost none of Spurs’ incomings are ever known about til they’ve happened.

      • Chauvelin 21/07/2018 at 1:02 pm

        I take great heart in that. So long as Pochettino knows before they happen.

        • ronwol196061 21/07/2018 at 1:13 pm

          Maybe they want one of our players..its possible

    • Fat Bertha 21/07/2018 at 1:07 pm

      See Flat Oeuf for big flamboyant gestures. You should have seen his parade costume for this years PRIDE.

      • Fat Bertha 21/07/2018 at 1:08 pm


        • ronwol196061 21/07/2018 at 1:09 pm

          Arsenal’s colors this year

      • DAVID 21/07/2018 at 1:08 pm

        He looked a picture in that burgundy leather cat suit

      • Chauvelin 21/07/2018 at 1:10 pm

        Something like this?

        • ronwol196061 21/07/2018 at 1:12 pm

          Flat had a drink like that last night at the club

        • DAVID 21/07/2018 at 1:13 pm

          He does scrub up rather well.

        • Fat Bertha 21/07/2018 at 1:14 pm

        • Fat Bertha 21/07/2018 at 1:16 pm

          FO wears that on the school run.

        • GDawg 21/07/2018 at 9:51 pm

          Or more like this?

    • ronwol196061 21/07/2018 at 1:10 pm

      It may not be done yet
      They may want one of ours

      • ronwol196061 21/07/2018 at 1:11 pm

        We could give Fatts

  • Matt 21/07/2018 at 1:23 pm

    I echo. Chauvelins call for a big flamboyant gesture. I favour scatter cushions in the stand and painting the West Stand pink. Come on Daniel, step up!

  • Caspurs 21/07/2018 at 1:24 pm

    Have we sold Rose yet? If not, why not?

  • Flat Oeuf 21/07/2018 at 1:26 pm

    Haha, all this chat has given me an idea:

    If Oeufers were Spurs players, who would they be?

    I’ll start.

    Fat Bertha would be Coco Lamela: all eyeliner and swaying hips.

    • ronwol196061 21/07/2018 at 1:36 pm

      You could be Hugo…francais…flap oeufer?

      Eriksen moi?

      • Flat Oeuf 21/07/2018 at 1:41 pm

        I do like crisps

      • Caspurs 21/07/2018 at 1:44 pm

        Ronwol=Eriksen? Probably more of a Serge Aurier..

        • ronwol196061 21/07/2018 at 1:45 pm

          Cas: Winks Winks say no more

  • ronwol196061 21/07/2018 at 1:38 pm

    Taff: Dier Straights

  • ronwol196061 21/07/2018 at 1:40 pm

    Sniper: Janssen?
    Chauvin: must be the ultra left back Verts

    • Flat Oeuf 21/07/2018 at 1:42 pm

      …or the mystery new signing.

    • Sniper 21/07/2018 at 1:47 pm

      That’s a bit hit and miss…

      • ronwol196061 21/07/2018 at 1:48 pm

        Ok got a fiver you can have Kane

        • Sniper 21/07/2018 at 1:50 pm

          I’m also a mouth breather

          • GDawg 22/07/2018 at 12:00 am


    • Sniper 21/07/2018 at 1:49 pm

      Harts = Dele
      Little flicks here and there, falling down often and nights out at the Dorchester.

      • ronwol196061 21/07/2018 at 1:50 pm


  • ronwol196061 21/07/2018 at 1:46 pm

    Nut: do we have any players from Brazil?
    Ok Sanchez will do

  • ronwol196061 21/07/2018 at 1:48 pm

    HD: Maguire

    • ronwol196061 21/07/2018 at 1:51 pm

      If he is that high…Trippier

  • ronwol196061 21/07/2018 at 1:50 pm

    Which one of us is on drugs?


  • Fat Bertha 21/07/2018 at 1:53 pm

    Flat Oeuf has to be Kane. They said he couldn’t do it but then he just went ahead and did it.

    • Flat Oeuf 21/07/2018 at 2:03 pm

      A one off-season wonder 😂

      • ronwol196061 21/07/2018 at 3:27 pm

        Like a summer holiday infatuation

  • Fat Bertha 21/07/2018 at 1:54 pm

    McG = Sissoko. Sorry, that’s not fair. I apologise, Moussa.

    • McG ⚽⚽ 21/07/2018 at 5:35 pm

      I’d say Lloris personally, prone to the odd gaffe..

    • Fat Bertha 21/07/2018 at 2:23 pm

      Having now actually rend the article it’s a yay-ish from me.

  • Freund or Foe 21/07/2018 at 5:32 pm

    Greetings from a faraway land.
    The decor is from the 80’s.
    The internet connection is from the 90’s.
    But the rum is bang up to date.

    • AntSpurs 21/07/2018 at 5:49 pm

      Greetings Fofty, sounds just like the vibe I’ve got found down at my place. You been welcomed with ‘treacle’ , ‘darlin’ or ‘sausage’ yet ?

      • AntSpurs 21/07/2018 at 5:50 pm


      • Freund or Foe 21/07/2018 at 5:56 pm

        How do Ant. A few sausages, but only of the chicken or beef variety.
        I would try and engage in conversation, but it’d probably be a bit quicker via telegram.

    • Fat Bertha 21/07/2018 at 5:53 pm

      When are the Russian stunners from?!

      • Freund or Foe 21/07/2018 at 5:59 pm

        Hang on, I’ll check…..

        • AntSpurs 21/07/2018 at 6:00 pm

          That’s it Fofty, show ‘em ow it’s done. Can you blow smoke heart rings? That should do the trick.

        • Freund or Foe 21/07/2018 at 6:02 pm

          Room 10213, apparently. Though judging by the look on her face, it could be a decoy.

          • Fat Bertha 21/07/2018 at 6:16 pm

            Who’s looking at the face?

  • Freund or Foe 21/07/2018 at 5:50 pm

    And as I sit on my balcony, Mai Tai in one hand, B&H silver in the other, watching the sun set over the jagged mountains in the distant desert, I can’t help thinking to myself; thank fuck it’s the summer break and there’s no games on, I’ve got as much chance of streaming a game as I have of scoring with the Russian stunner by the pool that all the Dad’s are drooling over.

    • Fat Bertha 21/07/2018 at 5:54 pm

      Sounds like my kinda place. I’m excellent at drooling.

    • AntSpurs 21/07/2018 at 5:56 pm

      Make mine a pina colada, I’ll be there in a jiffy.

    • Fat Bertha 21/07/2018 at 5:58 pm

      What’s that in your hand as you ogle the sorts? Oh, your tai. Couldn’t you have left your tai at home with your suit?

      Wasted here, wasted.

      • McG ⚽⚽ 21/07/2018 at 6:01 pm


    • Hartley 21/07/2018 at 6:29 pm

      How do you know that the Russian works in an abattoir?

    • Sexy Beast 21/07/2018 at 6:40 pm

      Where are you? I fell in love with a Russian babe in Tunisia lol

  • Flat Oeuf 21/07/2018 at 6:52 pm

    There’s a new Coco bloeug, pornstars:

    • Sexy Beast 21/07/2018 at 6:53 pm

      link no workie

      • Flat Oeuf 21/07/2018 at 6:56 pm

        Please try again. In case of malfunction, contact JonSpur.

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