Much has been made of Poch’s use of the B-word. On 14th May, our manager had this to say before the transfer window had opened:

“I think Daniel is going to listen to me. But you know me and sometimes I have some crazy ideas,” said Pochettino.

“You need to be brave. In this type of situation, with a club with our unbelievable fans, being brave is the most important, and to take risks.

“I think it’s a moment the club needs to take risks and if possible work harder than the previous season to be competitive again.”

Then after the window had closed, Poch had this to say on the matter of bravity or bravedom or whatever the fack it’s called.

“I am responsible for what I told you [in May] or what I tell you, but I cannot be responsible for what you believe that I wanted to tell you,” he said.

“I don’t want to be sarcastic and ironic. What the club is doing, is showing, it is so brave.

“Building a new training ground, then finishing the lodge this summer was a massive investment. [So is] building a stadium that is nearly £1 billion — that is true, don’t believe £400 million.

“With Brexit it is worse because the cost is 30 percent more — that is a drama, I feel sorry for the English people — and then keeping the best players, for me [that] is to be brave.

“Maybe in the mind of everyone they will say ‘oh Tottenham didn’t sign anyone’, but to sign for the sake of signing? It is better to keep [what you have].

“It maybe looks bad [not to sign anyone] because of the perception and because of the history of football, but that is our decision — to keep the best players and to keep the squad. It’s a brave decision.”

We hear that we maybe had 1 or 2 targets and when it became clear that they weren’t available, we didn’t look any further. No more Sissokos. Talking of which, if he heads off to Fenerbache and Toby and Rosey to PSG or wherever, Poch is going to have to show some bravery in team selections at some point. Tori Amos in CM anyone? KWP as a LWB? I applaud the principle but what’s it going to end up looking like in the hour of need:


Or This?

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!

  • stevo1987 23/08/2018 at 9:17 pm

    Good evening gents…..Apologies for my foul mood yesterday. Hopefully, I’m back to my usual miserable persona today.

    • Ronwol196061 23/08/2018 at 9:36 pm

      You said that yesterday or maybe on the last blog 5 mins ago I don’t know I confused

      • stevo1987 23/08/2018 at 9:51 pm

        I did. I typed it just as the new blog opened. So I thought I’d copy it to the new one as most wouldn’t see it. There you go – clear as mud.

  • stevo1987 23/08/2018 at 9:18 pm

    A shame Poch had to bring Brexit into. Quite a few are happy with it. Me included.

    • Ronwol196061 23/08/2018 at 9:37 pm

      Why? you brought Brexit into it

      • stevo1987 23/08/2018 at 10:02 pm

        Didn’t you read what Poch said?

    • mystic arnold 24/08/2018 at 8:20 am

      Yes hopefuly he s not going to be part of protect fear 2 aimed at all of us who voted the “wrong way”

      • Flat Oeuf 24/08/2018 at 8:59 am

        You clearly voted the wrong way if you’re on here, mate.

  • stevo1987 23/08/2018 at 9:22 pm

    Lats hope it’s just Sissoko who goes. That would be like a new signing. 🙂

    • DAVID 23/08/2018 at 9:28 pm

      Pochs building the team round Sissy, that’s ultra brave.

      • stevo1987 23/08/2018 at 9:31 pm

        I’m not one for slagging off our own players and I know it’s not his fault he’s playing but……

  • stevo1987 23/08/2018 at 9:28 pm

    Ha ha I’m posting on two blogs a the same time.

  • Frontwheel 2 23/08/2018 at 9:37 pm

    When does the European transfer season finish ?
    Great that Poch brought Brexit into it as quite a few people ain’t happy with it.

    • Ronwol196061 23/08/2018 at 9:38 pm

      Have you met Stevo?

      • Frontwheel 2 23/08/2018 at 9:40 pm

        We probably had a hug in the Shelf many years ago.

        • stevo1987 23/08/2018 at 9:43 pm

          I wasn’t in the Shelf too often. 77/78 I was mostly in the Paxton.

      • stevo1987 23/08/2018 at 9:41 pm

        eh, why?

        • Ronwol196061 23/08/2018 at 11:19 pm

          Wanna fight?

          No no.. I can’t say anything about Br*xit
          But I know one of you wasn’t happy and one was

          • stevo1987 23/08/2018 at 11:25 pm

            Ha ha my fighting days are long gone and I can’t even run away now.

    • stevo1987 23/08/2018 at 9:44 pm

      Yeah, that’s why we had a vote about it.

      • Chauvelin 23/08/2018 at 10:38 pm

        I haven’t changed my mind one inch (25.4 mm) and will vote exactly the same way if another referendum is called.

        Best of three?

  • Chauvelin 23/08/2018 at 10:41 pm

    Back to no politics.

    • stevo1987 23/08/2018 at 10:57 pm

      Cool. We don’t any politics creeping into the comedy… Ben Elton in spangly suit, some time in the 1980’s.

      • Chauvelin 23/08/2018 at 11:22 pm

        No indeed. “Double seat, double seat, gotta get a double seat” is about all I can recall of Ben Elton’s act.

        • stevo1987 23/08/2018 at 11:33 pm

          ha ha I remember that. I saw him live at the Cliffs Pavillion in Southend-on-Sea about that time.

  • Birdy Num Num 23/08/2018 at 11:01 pm

    Evening all,

    Just stumbled across this super blog and recognise a few familiar names from you know where.

    Been away for a while and was wondering what happened, why the split?

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 23/08/2018 at 11:03 pm

      Good evening Birdy and welcome to Planet Oeuf.

    • Ronwol196061 23/08/2018 at 11:16 pm

      We need a clue Birdy.
      Nobody here has a clue.

      • stevo1987 23/08/2018 at 11:22 pm

        Especially me and more so Ron.

        • Ronwol196061 23/08/2018 at 11:40 pm

          Less so Ron but I can’t speak for him

          • stevo1987 23/08/2018 at 11:45 pm

            Da do ron-ron-ron?

    • stevo1987 23/08/2018 at 11:21 pm

      We got fed up with his negative attitude towards the club and how he treated posters with a view different to his own. I think that is the gist of it. Sorry, I can’t say I remember you from that other blog and I was on there a long time. Did you go by any other name?

      • Ronwol196061 23/08/2018 at 11:41 pm

        It’s Harry

        Birdy.. Tweets… Wait it could be Trump

  • Birdy Num Num 23/08/2018 at 11:04 pm

    Thanks nice to be here 👍

    • Chauvelin 23/08/2018 at 11:25 pm

      Hello there. Peace and toleration to all followers of the team in lilywhite.

  • Birdy Num Num 23/08/2018 at 11:29 pm

    Ah right was hoping that was the case. I really grew to despise his constant griping and obvious contempt for our great club. Could never understand why so many clearly intelligent people stayed on there for so long. Guessing a lack of alternative…anyway great there finally is one.

    Stevo – never a prolific poster but I went under the name Goatboy.

    • Ronwol196061 23/08/2018 at 11:42 pm

      Goatboy welcome!!!

    • stevo1987 23/08/2018 at 11:59 pm

      I didn’t dob you in boss….I didn’t….

    • MiT 24/08/2018 at 6:28 am

      I still read HH’s blog, simply because he focuses on what to me is a very important truth: ENIC’s priorities need to be strongly questioned. If no one continues to bring up the questions, then they will continue to milk the fans into eternity for football that plays second fiddle to portfolio.

      Any stubbornness or surliness aside, it’s as simple as that. Without both sides of balance, I’m just another fella along for the ride… while harboring concerns for the carriage, and knowing nothing about the charioteers.

    • GDawg 24/08/2018 at 6:52 am

      I like goat. Especially in a curry 🍲🍚

  • Birdy Num Num 23/08/2018 at 11:32 pm

    So who is behind this blog then – anyone I might remember?

    • stevo1987 23/08/2018 at 11:34 pm

      It’s a secret. I refer to him as Big X.

      • Caspurs 23/08/2018 at 11:36 pm

        Bloody squealer!

        • stevo1987 23/08/2018 at 11:36 pm

          eek eek….

          • Ronwol196061 23/08/2018 at 11:38 pm

            Too much info lads

          • Chauvelin 23/08/2018 at 11:42 pm

            No, that’s a squeaker not a squealer.

            • stevo1987 23/08/2018 at 11:43 pm


              • Chauvelin 23/08/2018 at 11:50 pm

    • Chauvelin 23/08/2018 at 11:38 pm

      You want the names of the guilty parties?

      The other blog declined from a combative scepticism to a predictable knee jerk hostility towards Levy and ENIC. Unfortunately it was accompanied by pretty vicious comments towards anyone who dared hold a different view. It went beyond banter.

      • stevo1987 23/08/2018 at 11:48 pm

        Beyond the pale.

        • Chauvelin 23/08/2018 at 11:52 pm

          Agreed. As I’ve said before, he seemed to have no boundaries. This is something that happens on social media.

  • Flat Oeuf 23/08/2018 at 11:51 pm

    Birdy Num Num

    So who is behind this blog then – anyone I might remember?

    I don’t like taking all the credit but it’s entirely down to me.

    • Chauvelin 23/08/2018 at 11:53 pm

      Elvis has entered the building…

      • Flat Oeuf 23/08/2018 at 11:56 pm

        I didn’t notice Fat Bertha slip in?

        • Chauvelin 23/08/2018 at 11:59 pm

          He’s so surreptitious…

          • stevo1987 24/08/2018 at 12:01 am

            Look at you and your big words…. 🙂

            • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 12:04 am

              Somebody’s gotta use the poor things. It’s like taking a dog for a walk, or should I say a canine for a perambulation.

        • stevo1987 24/08/2018 at 12:02 am

          Y’know he played for Brentford?!!

          • stevo1987 24/08/2018 at 12:03 am

            Not Elvis, Fat Berg…

          • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 12:05 am

            And hobnobbed with S Perryman I think?

            • Flat Oeuf 24/08/2018 at 12:07 am

              Stole hobnobs from SP more like

              • Sniper 24/08/2018 at 9:36 am

                That takes the biscuit

          • Hartley 24/08/2018 at 12:05 am

            Under a certain Stevie P who incidentally keeps texting my wife in real life.

            • Flat Oeuf 24/08/2018 at 12:06 am

              There’s only so much a man can take, even from a Spurs legend.

              • Hartley 24/08/2018 at 12:18 am

                I know, it’s bloody typical of how my life works.

            • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 12:15 am

              I’m almost lost for words with that revelation Hartley.

              • Hartley 24/08/2018 at 12:22 am

                I’m one of those people that attracts Spurs legends to their loved ones, you know the type.

            • Fat Bertha 24/08/2018 at 1:04 am

              Do you want me to have a word with him?

              • Hartley 24/08/2018 at 1:11 am

                Would you mind? He turned up at the farm t’other day and I told him to sling his hook, since then he’s made a further 866 appearances.

                • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 24/08/2018 at 7:10 am

                  At £19.95 a pop you’d have been quids in. Missed a trick there mate.

                • Sniper 24/08/2018 at 9:39 am

                  .. and he still didn’t get a yellow card

  • Sexy Beast 24/08/2018 at 7:18 am

    Birdy Num Num
    Evening all,
    Just stumbled across this super blog and recognise a few familiar names from you know where.
    Been away for a while and was wondering what happened, why the split?

    How did you find it exactly?
    Happy you did just curious.

  • Sniper 24/08/2018 at 7:31 am

    Welcome Goat
    Ignore this lot. We’re a bunch of has-beens and never-were’s.
    Now let the apostrophe police deal with that one!

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 24/08/2018 at 8:07 am

      Im havin’g a day of’f.

    • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 8:16 am

      To be fair, I did ask for advice on that occasion.

  • Birdy Num Num 24/08/2018 at 8:57 am

    Sexy Beast – think I just googled spurs blog

    • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 9:20 am

      Well done finding your way here.

      • Sniper 24/08/2018 at 9:37 am

        It’s finding a way back out that is the problem

  • syd 24/08/2018 at 9:41 am

    Hi guys, I have a little more confidence in Poch now that I have just read we made a 11th hour bid for Tammy Abrahams from Chelsea. He is a Poch target. I hope Daniel didn’t fuck any deal up by leaving it too late. I mentioned this kid to all of you when he was loaned to Swansea – this kid is going to be unbelievable and I still believe it.
    I hope we get him soon.

    • UnkleTaff 24/08/2018 at 9:43 am

      I was impressed with the way he bullied Sanchez when we played them last year. I certainly wouldn’t be averse to him joining us as, like you, I think he could go far … but he’s unlikely to do that at Chelsea.

      And I don’t know if you’ve seen, but I posted some bike picks for you on the previous bloeug.

      • syd 24/08/2018 at 9:52 am

        Sorry mate, I was driving all over the bloody country last two days, 2000 kilometres. I have been in gaga land. I did seem them. It looks unbelievable. Better then when it left the floor. thanks for posting them. I really do appreciate those sort of things….cars as well..

        • UnkleTaff 24/08/2018 at 9:53 am

          Thumbs-up emoji.

  • syd 24/08/2018 at 9:43 am

    Good evening gents…..Apologies for my foul mood yesterday. Hopefully, I’m back to my usual miserable persona today.

    Nah, I’m in a bad mood now ya bastard…put ’em up , put ’em up….

    • Sniper 24/08/2018 at 9:51 am


      • syd 24/08/2018 at 9:52 am

        You too ya bastard

    • foeorfreund 24/08/2018 at 10:01 am

      Fair dinkum.

      • syd 24/08/2018 at 10:07 am

        Watchit cobber

        • foeorfreund 24/08/2018 at 10:40 am

          Start the Ute, Roo, this bloke’s as mad as a cut snake.

          • syd 24/08/2018 at 10:47 am

            as angry as a red belly under the toilet seat

  • Bardamu 24/08/2018 at 10:04 am

    Morning, all.
    Well, it would be interesting to know what Poch really did mean with his original comments. I can’t accept (without a bit of a guffaw) that by “I have some crazy ideas”, “being brave is the most important, and to take risks”, and “the club needs to take risks (…) and work harder than the previous season to be competitive again” he actually meant:-
    – finish the stadium
    – finish the Lodge
    – Don’t sell Kane and Eriksen
    – Possibly sell Rose and Sissoko

    That doesn’t wash with me.
    However, I’ve made my peace with it (although I’ll be quibbling if we do sell Rose & Sissoko).

    Just being honest.

    • UnkleTaff 24/08/2018 at 10:07 am

      I’ve long since given up taking anything any manager says with any degree of seriousness.

      • syd 24/08/2018 at 10:08 am

        We cannot possibly sell Rose at this point unless he is an absolute basket case at training in which case, why have him on the bench. In form he is better than BD, especially in Poch’s system.

        • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 24/08/2018 at 10:10 am

          Yeah, I remember those days …

          • Bardamu 24/08/2018 at 10:13 am

            It’s been a long time.
            He wasn’t really looking “in form” during his World Cup cameos.

            • syd 24/08/2018 at 10:15 am

              Maybe he just needs minutes on the pitch. he seems very angry and distracted these days

              • Bardamu 24/08/2018 at 10:20 am

                I think he just wanted a payday like his mate Walker, and it backfired. I’m not entirely convinced by the validity of his battle with depression etc. It’s an easy t-shirt to wear in the modern climate.

                • syd 24/08/2018 at 10:22 am

                  I agree with you Bard’s

                • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 10:25 am

                  Despite the warm words that circulate on a daily basis about helping those with depression and other issues, I really cannot see another club being willing to recruit a player who declared he has mental health problems.

            • Caspurs 24/08/2018 at 10:16 am

              He’s yesterdays chip wrapper.

              • syd 24/08/2018 at 10:19 am


                • Bardamu 24/08/2018 at 10:25 am

                  Well, it is Friday… 😉

              • foeorfreund 24/08/2018 at 10:29 am

                This, he likes working with newspapers.

        • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 10:32 am

          I disagree that Rose is any longer better than Davies. He has declined. But I do agree it would be unwise to sell him as we would have little cover on the left, aside from playing Walker-Peters there, but he is not a left back and looks awkward. I prefer Vertonghen to stay at LCB except in dire need.

          • syd 24/08/2018 at 10:37 am

            A Rose “in form” is better than BD imo

            • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 10:43 am

              ‘In form’. And that’s the issue.

              • syd 24/08/2018 at 10:45 am

                Correct. My point is it was not long ago he was great but for whatever reason he has gone back wards, mainly of his own making I suspect. If he bites the bullet and knuckles down who knows.
                As far as KWP is concerned I am happy to be proved wrong….and would be glad for the kid.

          • UnkleTaff 24/08/2018 at 10:39 am

            Walker-Peters has demonstrated in the past that he’s more than capable of playing as a LB.

            But I do agree that Davies is now a better option in that position than Rose. I think he’s much better player than he’s given credit for.

            If Rose has no long-term future at the club I’d be more than happy to see him sold to someone like PSG before the end of the transfer window.

            • syd 24/08/2018 at 10:40 am

              KWP is not up to our standard and I am afraid I don’t think he will be. He is a terrible defender but not bad going forward

              • UnkleTaff 24/08/2018 at 10:42 am

                We’ll see.

                • syd 24/08/2018 at 10:43 am

                  I am hoping not

              • Flat Oeuf 24/08/2018 at 10:45 am

                He may end up proving to be good enough at RWB for us but a serious Too 4 club should not have one ‘functioning’ left-footed left back. End of. Keep Rose until the winter window, then replace, would be my strategy.

                • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 10:47 am


                • Caspurs 24/08/2018 at 11:06 am

                  We could do with a certain Kieran Tierney.

                  • UnkleTaff 24/08/2018 at 11:09 am

                    I presume you’ve seen the reports linking us with a January move for him? Levy’s apparently sniffing a bargain now that Celtic are out of the CL.

                    • Caspurs 24/08/2018 at 11:20 am

                      I’ve been aware of him for quite a while, if Daniel thinks he’ll get him for £10m then I fully expect us to do a ‘Grealish’.

                    • UnkleTaff 24/08/2018 at 11:23 am

                      What, buy him in January?

                  • Flat Oeuf 24/08/2018 at 11:14 am

                    Never heard of him.

                    • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 11:20 am

                      He speaks well of you.

            • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 10:41 am

              KWP is far better employed on the right flank as Trippier’s rotation partner. Aurier worries me. I wouldnt like to think Kyle gets shoved in as a makeweight left sided player to make room for Serge.

              • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 24/08/2018 at 11:18 am

                Aurier had not a bad game the other week. I agree with Syd that so far from what Ive seem KWP is better going forward and weaker in defence. CCV on the other hand seems solid defensively

  • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 10:39 am

    This, he likes working with newspapers.

  • syd 24/08/2018 at 10:43 am

    I agree with above, Vert’s is better at LB then all of them. Rose if no good in the head or for the team is best off selling him but I hope he can come good.

    • Flat Oeuf 24/08/2018 at 11:17 am

      Yeah but then we don’t have a left footed CB. It’s too much ‘make do’.

      • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 11:21 am

        Yes, Vertonghen is our best CB, we shouldn’t sacrifice him in this position to fill in anywhere else.

  • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 11:37 am

    I’ve been aware of him for quite a while, if Daniel thinks he’ll get him for £10m then I fully expect us to do a ‘Grealish’.

    Kieran Tierney made his first team debut for Celtic against… Spurs! It was a friendly in August 2014. Clearly Tierney is destined to be at N17.
    Here is the 6-1 beating.
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrKGhc6gFrQ&w=560&h=315%5D

    • Bardamu 24/08/2018 at 11:40 am

      With the market prices escalating ever-upwards, and if Grealish was deemed too pricey this summer, I do worry a bit where we will buy players from in future. We might have to go shopping at Wigan.

      • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 11:47 am

        I’ve taken the view that there were tight financial strictures in place this summer. There is still an unknown completion date on the stadium, and unknown final costs surrounding the build, refunds to fans, cost of hiring Wembley etc etc. So many variables that I think we were only looking at one or two primary targets, and decided not to spend money on second best choices.
        Next summer will be different. My opinion, of course.

        • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 24/08/2018 at 12:18 pm

          Yep that’s my view as well Chauv.

          • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 1:06 pm

            You are clearly a very wise person.

    • stevo1987 24/08/2018 at 1:25 pm


      I’ve been aware of him for quite a while, if Daniel thinks he’ll get him for £10m then I fully expect us to do a ‘Grealish’.

      Kieran Tierney made his first team debut for Celtic against… Spurs! It was a friendly in August 2014. Clearly Tierney is destined to be at N17.
      Here is the 6-1 beating.

      That Holtby looks some player. What happened to him?

      • Caspurs 24/08/2018 at 1:26 pm

        Sent out on loan for the rest of his career..

    • syd 25/08/2018 at 12:58 am

      Lennon, Holtby, Adebayor, Capoue, Bentaleb, Soldado et al…what a team

  • HD 🇺🇸 24/08/2018 at 11:57 am

    My view on the Rose situation is that he needs to keep his mouth shut and play when called upon. If Poch feels he is the guy to play in a given match, that is fine with me. If Poch chooses KWP to play, that is fine with me. Davies has shown that he is the man at this point, that is fine with me.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 24/08/2018 at 12:25 pm
    • OTS84 24/08/2018 at 1:14 pm


    • Ronwol196061 24/08/2018 at 2:01 pm

      I agree HD
      But really you can sabotage yourself sometimes.. I mean he does. It’s a natural defence mechanism.
      He will get it (Rose) or move on. If he gets it he could become great again. So far he’s only hurt himself

  • Caspurs 24/08/2018 at 1:02 pm

    Looks like Lloris has been a very naughty boy, tsk, tsk!

    • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 1:08 pm

      Do tell Cas. Has he been stealing S Perryman’s hob nobs?

      • Caspurs 24/08/2018 at 1:19 pm


        • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 24/08/2018 at 1:30 pm

          Tsk, tsk. Not cool.

        • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 1:57 pm

          Oh dear. Weird, if I had that kind of money i’d get a driver.

          • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 24/08/2018 at 1:59 pm

            It’s ok, Levy will get the blame.

            • OTS84 24/08/2018 at 2:04 pm

              Let out, ENIC out, Archway in!
              Stupid sod Loris, get a driver, a cab or Uber for goodness sake its not that hard to get a ride.

              • OTS84 24/08/2018 at 2:05 pm

                Levy out (auto correct)

  • Bardamu 24/08/2018 at 2:11 pm

    Oh dear, Hugo…
    Why not get a cab home…?
    Just what we needed ahead of the United match.
    I like Vorm but he will play now and I’m not really liking that vs United 😞

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 24/08/2018 at 2:24 pm

      Surprised and disappointed 😥.

    • Bruxie 24/08/2018 at 3:16 pm

      Hugo won’t play?

      • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 4:05 pm

        Ignominy. Pochettino’s anger.

  • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 2:37 pm

    I can’t believe Lloris has done this. He’s been caught but probably he’s driven after drinkmg previously. It’s unlikely to have been a one off incident. Fakinel, he can quaff vino to his heart’s content once he retires as a professional athlete. He probably smokes a pipe as well, and roller blades up and down the A10.

  • Flat Oeuf 24/08/2018 at 3:13 pm

    Kieran Tierney made his first team debut for Celtic against… Spurs! It was a friendly in August 2014. Clearly Tierney is destined to be at N17.
    Here is the 6-1 beating.

    Make your mind up! Do you want Kieran or Clearly at Spurs?

  • Flat Oeuf 24/08/2018 at 3:29 pm

    THFC need to get this one right. Innocent unless proven otherwise, but there’s no mood for excuse on this one out there as far as I’ve read.

  • SeattleSpursGuy 24/08/2018 at 4:00 pm

    Some reports have Hugo failing a 2.20am breathalyzer test. So at minimum, he had some alcohol and he was out into the wee hours. And I assume there was training today.

    Whether he’s guilty of the crime charged I can’t say, but the facts do indicate bad judgment and lack of focus on his job. Something of which we know Poch takes a dim view.

    I expect Poch will bench Hugo for Monday and strip him of the captaincy.

    • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 4:03 pm

      World Cup Captain.

      Hero to Zero.


      • Ronwol196061 24/08/2018 at 4:09 pm


        • Flat Oeuf 24/08/2018 at 4:20 pm

          Bless you both.

  • Caspurs 24/08/2018 at 4:02 pm

    It never rains but it pours, literally.

    • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 4:06 pm

      Too right.

      We’re not Arsenal for Pete’s sake.

    • Ronwol196061 24/08/2018 at 4:10 pm

      Gazzinga!!!! The Umbrella Ultras

      • Ronwol196061 24/08/2018 at 4:11 pm

        I might add Gazzinga to all my in off the posts

  • Bruxie 24/08/2018 at 4:11 pm

    Don’t think he’ll drop him.
    First offence.

    He’ll have to do some penance, though.

  • SeattleSpursGuy 24/08/2018 at 4:12 pm

    So, Kane or Jan for captain?

  • Fat Bertha 24/08/2018 at 4:13 pm

    Alcohol interacting with medication. You heard it here first.

    • Flat Oeuf 24/08/2018 at 4:22 pm

      I don’t think that increases the volume of alcohol in the breath test. Could heighten the effect, though.

      • Fat Bertha 24/08/2018 at 4:29 pm

        Various medications and/or medical conditions may contribute to a false positive reading.I

        • Flat Oeuf 24/08/2018 at 4:42 pm

          If they contain alcohol, for sure. I’ve seen someone’s BAC go up and down very quickly as a result of using mouthwash, for example. Haven’t seen a medication without alcohol content trigger a higher BAC as yet, but there may be some….the proof will be in the second or third breath test done, or if they used urinalysis or a blood test.

          • Fat Bertha 24/08/2018 at 5:02 pm

            Thank you, Quincy.

            • Ronwol196061 24/08/2018 at 5:12 pm

              How many people brush their teef in the middle of the night… not need to elaborate

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 24/08/2018 at 4:23 pm

      Gotta 🐝 Gladstone ITK?

      • Fat Bertha 24/08/2018 at 4:31 pm

        Or his party loving alter ego ‘Gladrags’.

  • SeattleSpursGuy 24/08/2018 at 4:30 pm

    Poch keeping it tight; refused to talk about Lloris’ situation in his press conference today.

    • Flat Oeuf 24/08/2018 at 4:34 pm

      News came in after the presser had finished and looks like he decided not to volunteer it.

      • SeattleSpursGuy 24/08/2018 at 4:36 pm

        Ah, some headlines are indicating he ducked the issue but that makes more sense

  • SeattleSpursGuy 24/08/2018 at 4:57 pm

    In a short statement issued to the press on Hugo, Spurs said:

    “The Club takes matters such as this extremely seriously and it will be dealt with internally.”

  • SeattleSpursGuy 24/08/2018 at 5:35 pm

    Hugo’s statement:
    “I wish to apologise wholeheartedly to my family, the Club, my teammates, the manager and all of the supporters, Drink driving is completely unacceptable, I take full responsibility for my actions and it is not the example I wish to set.”

    • foeorfreund 24/08/2018 at 5:44 pm


  • SeattleSpursGuy 24/08/2018 at 6:01 pm

    Various reports: Pochettino is said to have been told just before his press conference today, and is extremely unhappy with the situation. He wants to hear Lloris’ version of events before he makes a decision on the future of the Tottenham captain’s armband.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 24/08/2018 at 6:09 pm

      Wonder if this provides a personally reluctant or a welcome opportunity for Poch to give the captaincy to someone else.

      • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 6:18 pm

        And the captaincy of France too maybe at risk?

        • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 24/08/2018 at 6:21 pm

          Indeed. I reckon Poch will know what his normal habits are and whether this was a one off. Levy will definitely be involved in the decision I would think.

          • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 6:33 pm

            Yes, we’ve got enough off field problems without our captain pissing it up in the small hours. What was he doing out and about in the middle of the night four days before playing a key rival? It beggars belief in his judgement. We’ve been told that he is quiet but highly professional, and leads by example. Well, that’s all history now. Even if he hadn’t been drinking he was gadding about.

            • SeattleSpursGuy 24/08/2018 at 6:37 pm

              If you asked me which of the Tottenham squad was most likely to get caught drink driving, Hugo would be pretty far down on my list. Always been a model professional, so this is surprising.

              • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 24/08/2018 at 6:41 pm

                Other than someone spiking his drinks or medical complications as previously suggested difficult to think he’s got any excuse especially if it was at 2 in the morning. Hopefully just a one off aberration which is completely out of the norm.

            • UnkleTaff 24/08/2018 at 6:39 pm

              Don’t you think you’re overreacting just a little bit?

              He was stopped in the early hours of this morning. We don’t know exactly at what time and we don’t know how much over the limit he was.

              I don’t wish to condone drink-driving in any way, but I’d rather withhold judgement until a few more relevant facts have surfaced.

              • SeattleSpursGuy 24/08/2018 at 6:41 pm

                Facts like Hugo saying “Drink driving is completely unacceptable, I take full responsibility for my actions and it is not the example I wish to set.”?

                • UnkleTaff 24/08/2018 at 6:47 pm

                  I would expect him to say that as a bare minimum regardless of the situation.

                  • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 6:52 pm

                    ‘The France goalkeeper, a World Cup winner just a month ago, spent a night in a cell after failing a breath test during a routine stop in Marylebone, nearby the Premier League’s headquarters.

                    Lloris, who could face potential disciplinary action in addition to a court case, was forced to miss training while he was charged on Friday morning following seven hours in custody.

                    The incident surrounding the senior Spurs star disrupted Mauricio Pochettino’s preparations for Tottenham’s trip to Manchester United on Bank Holiday Monday, but the Frenchman is still expected to start.

                    The 31-year-old father of two was taken to Charing Cross police station where he was put in a cell after fingerprints and a DNA swab were taken. ‘


                    All very unfortunate.

              • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 6:43 pm

                I think not. Out in the middle of the night, was he helping at a soup kitchen? He has issued an apology for something for which he claims regret. Not normally the words of the innocent.

      • SeattleSpursGuy 24/08/2018 at 6:25 pm

        Was thinking the same thing.

  • Superspoz 🏆 24/08/2018 at 6:45 pm

    I’ve gone for Utd 1 – 3 Spurs on the superbru league, because of Hugo.

  • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 6:54 pm

    Any other news?

    • Superspoz 🏆 24/08/2018 at 6:58 pm

      Bacardi, limoncello and tonic is not a bad combo.
      That’s all I have.

      • Freund or Foe 24/08/2018 at 6:59 pm

        Tonic with rum?? Sacrilege.
        I’m very disappointed.

        • Superspoz 🏆 24/08/2018 at 7:05 pm

          I’m a dark rum and whisky man and NEVER use mixers, not even ice and I’ve run out of both. I have absolutely no idea where where the Bacardi came from but its there and thought I’d try something different. And, you know what, it worked.

          • Superspoz 🏆 24/08/2018 at 7:09 pm

            ..and now I’m gonna have a another one.

      • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 24/08/2018 at 7:00 pm

        I’m drinking Witley & Neil blood orange gin and feverfew tonic.

        • Superspoz 🏆 24/08/2018 at 7:19 pm

          I’ve been told a sprig of fresh rosemary goes nicely with that particular mix.

          • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 24/08/2018 at 7:43 pm

            Not heard of that, I’ll give it a go👍.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 24/08/2018 at 6:59 pm

      Lost another koi yesterday, second one this year. Another bigun, had it about 30 years. That’s bout it.

      • Freund or Foe 24/08/2018 at 7:01 pm

        Sorry rAndy. Still, not all bad. Fish Friday!

      • Sexy Beast 24/08/2018 at 7:02 pm

        Two this year? Sounds a bit fishy…

        • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 24/08/2018 at 7:03 pm

          He’s lost five loaves too. Summats afoot, I tell ya.

          • Fat Bertha 24/08/2018 at 7:52 pm

            12″ and ~305mm.

        • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 7:14 pm

          The higher temperatures reduce the oxygen content of the water, stressing the fish which makes them more vulnerable to disease.

          • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 24/08/2018 at 7:16 pm

            Had to treat the pond for fish flukes but I’ve given the rest a strict dressing down and told them to up their game.

            • Caspurs 24/08/2018 at 7:17 pm

              As long as you can put out a full team team, we’re counting on you..

            • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 7:22 pm

              Some of that gin might be appreciated by the little fellas.

              • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 7:22 pm

                Or is that a marinade?

              • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 24/08/2018 at 7:31 pm

                They can get their own, too bloody expensive!

      • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 7:07 pm

        Very sorry. I used to keep golden orfe and you get very attached to them.

      • Fat Bertha 24/08/2018 at 7:49 pm

        Sorry, rAndy. 30 years is a long time.

        • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 24/08/2018 at 7:59 pm

          Yep, had it from a tiddler. Called it Flipper as it flapped about on the bottom of the pond for half an hour when I first bought it. Just hoping there’s nothing contagious in the pond. On the plus side its freed up space for a few more tiddlers so will be trawling around the koi farms next week.

  • UnkleTaff 24/08/2018 at 7:01 pm

    How much over the limit do you have to be before you’re held in cells overnight?

    If only we had a policeman on here we could ask…

    • Freund or Foe 24/08/2018 at 7:04 pm

      Just over the limit would do it.

    • Superspoz 🏆 24/08/2018 at 7:08 pm

      It’s all subjective. There are people who can have a few and be almost completely sober and there are others (a Chinese lady i know for example) who will be bouncing off walls after one Smirnoff ice.

      • UnkleTaff 24/08/2018 at 7:09 pm

        You wouldn’t happen to have her number, would you?

        • Superspoz 🏆 24/08/2018 at 7:17 pm

          No but she’s a regular at the aa.

          • Fat Bertha 24/08/2018 at 7:51 pm

            She can fix cars, too? Sounds like a fun sort.

      • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 7:12 pm

        Now I only touch alcohol on high days and holidays, I am far more sensitive to the stuff. Just can’t handle booze like before.

    • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 7:09 pm

      I’m sure Nilly will be sharing his knowledge in the other place.

      • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 24/08/2018 at 8:10 pm

        Which makes me grateful I’m over here.

        • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 24/08/2018 at 8:19 pm

          How’s your mum, Nut?

          • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 24/08/2018 at 8:25 pm

            Bearing up thanks. She’s more distressed about being almost helpless than anything else, but at least the weathers better now.

            • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 24/08/2018 at 8:32 pm

              Just time I spose, unfortunately the older you are the longer it takes to mend I’m afraid.

            • Caspurs 24/08/2018 at 9:08 pm

              I’m really sorry to hear about your mum’s helplessness Nut, it was that aspect which my mum struggled with the most, but I’m glad to hear your mums feeling more comfortable with the cooler weather.

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 25/08/2018 at 12:45 am

      The geezer copped out

  • stevo1987 24/08/2018 at 9:01 pm

    I was 17 when I had my accident. I’m still not mended.

    • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 10:51 pm

      Some things stay with you for life. What did you break, tear, snap, crush?

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 25/08/2018 at 12:44 am

      What did you do Stevo?

      • Fat Bertha 25/08/2018 at 4:26 am

        He moved to Norfolk.

    • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 10:34 pm

      That doesn’t make sense. The pictures and video of the mains pipe gushing water showed a valve about a foot from the leak and it was clearly in the off position. That valve would have to be incorrectly fitted to allow water to flow but even then it should have been possible to close it off rather than have some ******* stand there taking a flipping video (which he no doubt sold to the Mail).

      • Frontwheel 2 24/08/2018 at 10:51 pm

        Love a bit of plumbing talk,where’s the fakin PTFE tape

        • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 10:53 pm

          I think those pipes need good old sealing compound on those threads.

        • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 10:56 pm

          Levy needs to call in the heavy duty valve professionals like Spirax Sarco.

  • Matt 24/08/2018 at 10:32 pm

    If any good has come from the Hugo episode, it’s the reintroduction of the phrase “gadding about”. Thanks Chauv.

    • Chauvelin 24/08/2018 at 10:36 pm

      And I bet he did some gallavanting too.

  • AntSpurs 24/08/2018 at 11:07 pm

    Gooood mooooorning Tottenhaaams. Wassup the big hearteds, the once farted and the boys to go fuck the Uniteds. Big up the nutmeister, you are a lovely boy , wasn’t sure about you for a little while but it’s clear you are a beaut , your mum will be so proud , and your generous donation , whilst they are all shows the man you are. Much respect , you truly are the nuts. Don’t think in being funny cause that’s what I think you feel about me unless you are sticking up for Cas which is honourable but I love him anyway , offered a really good deed to me and then still try’s but fails to fuck me up. Won’t happen!! 😂live oubcas mean that. Now loving aside …no wait …more loving ..:before I get into that, what a beautiful bike Unk, not a cyclist but that is a beautiful thing, close to a Hartley Davison. Back to to what I was saying ..:forgot…no oh yeah, just seen Pochs presser and he has really changed , absolutely love and believe what he’s saying this time. He didn’t cheer the Trippier goal , hahhaha. He was a little pissed because we coulda, shoulda been up 3 by half time but for a little out of sorts Tripps. The ball was constantly being spread to him , some really beautiful stuff and anyways said this before , if he’s in his game , Utd are really in trouble . Most from what I see of Utd comes through Pogba , his passing is fantastic which is why I Think he’s put in DM where the space is. If he’s off his game and that’s easy , stick Dembele and Dier on him, Utd are fucked . Block him off . You’ll end up (unless jose has a different thing going on ) Sanchez buzzing round trying to do too much too deep and the outlets will be shut down. Sanchez , Alderwiereld and Verys, best in the business hands down , Kane well, best on the planet to be supplied by three of the best, Dele, Eriksen and Tripps in the biz. Haven’t got to a Lamela yet and Lucas who is really showing what he’s got. His closing was fantastic and I think being at Wembley overawed him a little where he could easily have had 2 by half time and still found himself to stop the attack leading to …oh shit 2nd or 3rd goal…whatever , utd are on for a spanking by 3. We may let one it but it will be a fluke by Luke. It’s on. Pochs got this !!!!!!

    • AntSpurs 24/08/2018 at 11:10 pm

      Get your decipher machine out please Ron, that was a stream of conscious that need a touch up. Ya feel it tho, roood buoooys 😘

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 24/08/2018 at 11:13 pm

      Less is more.

      • AntSpurs 24/08/2018 at 11:14 pm

        More or less 😘

        • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 25/08/2018 at 12:29 am

          you mean Moura Less

  • AntSpurs 24/08/2018 at 11:15 pm

    Did you appreciate it nuts? You know I mean it right ?

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 24/08/2018 at 11:23 pm

      I have no idea what you think you know about me. Or me and Cas for that matter.

      • Caspurs 24/08/2018 at 11:51 pm

        Er, I am somewhat discombobulated also.

        • AntSpurs 25/08/2018 at 12:03 am

          Pffft. As far as damp squibs go…

  • AntSpurs 24/08/2018 at 11:16 pm

    I speak and I think fast and I’ve bought Ron’s book and the stream of conscious is here? Who wants some ? 😂

    • AntSpurs 24/08/2018 at 11:21 pm

      Come on nuts don’t leave me hangin.

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 25/08/2018 at 12:30 am

      I dont sell the resellers

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 25/08/2018 at 12:30 am


  • AntSpurs 24/08/2018 at 11:24 pm

    Ok I’ll be gone soon, would love to chat but I have some presents to wrap for my kiddies b day tomorrow. All wrapped bar one , I have a few ladies to jump out the cake , oh and one geezer to make it fair. He’s asked me if he can have a cheeky shandy. He also want to be with just me and Mrs, no interruptions. Wow

  • AntSpurs 24/08/2018 at 11:24 pm

    Just told ya

    • AntSpurs 24/08/2018 at 11:25 pm

      For nuts. You are a diamond geezer and cas is up and coming.

  • AntSpurs 24/08/2018 at 11:27 pm

    Look, this isn’t a character assassination , just trying to get some humour going as well as speaking my mind , apologies if it came across the wrong way.

    • AntSpurs 24/08/2018 at 11:31 pm

      Cas helped to get me thrown off the other site. I’ll say this and no more so you’s know where I stand. Who am I anyways ? You can tell me to fuck off and that’s fine and appreciated. Take this with a pinch of salt but one thing that makes me uncertain is, I used to get in with Cas before i was dumped. Short version is I used to larf my ass off at Cas’ stuff and thought it was playful. Oh who gives a fuck, Cas if you would like to make up I’m here .

      • AntSpurs 24/08/2018 at 11:35 pm

        Ok here it is , and this is it. And I am being playful , Cas, Nuts, play with me if you want that’s cool but either don’t respond or having something nice to say once in a while. To me. Oh fuck it do what you want but trust me, I love the banter, give some back . Don’t stick it out and suck out. For Cas really. You offered to help me out and for that Cas I am grateful but be fucking straight please.

        • AntSpurs 24/08/2018 at 11:35 pm

          Done I have no further statements you lovely lads.

          • AntSpurs 24/08/2018 at 11:56 pm

            Ok as I’m not interrupting the flow and I made some heavy comments last time , and I need no sympathy, believe me but I would love to talk about anything and feel free to change subject completely bit my boys birthday tomorrow is shared with my only Unk, dads brother who stood in front of a truck at 26. I was a little older than my son , my son has expressed the same wishes 😮 because of arseholes , oh and genetics. When my son was knee high , he looked and had the build of my Unk, which I didn’t realise until he was 5 that he shared the same birthday as my Unk . Anyways I have a really good story about my Unk. Back shortly or tell me to piss off. Oh punch bag from Spurts Direct is wrapped and thank fuck I don’t have to get hit anymorez. Btw Foft my donation will come on Wed/Thurs. what your son is doing is so friggin fantastic.

  • Caspurs 25/08/2018 at 12:21 am

    Just to put the record straight Ant, if you got binned from Hatespurs blog it had absolutely nothing to do with me, suffice to say I have no recollection of when and why H did that.
    The only time I can recall you raising an issue with me on the other blog was to say you felt I had posted a cutting comment which you interpreted to be a rude put down. I explained at the time, if that was the case then it was a misunderstanding due to a throwaway comment I made in jest and nothing more. As I recall when you made me aware of how you felt, I apologised for any confusion or offence caused.
    I don’t have, and never have had any issue with you Ant.

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 25/08/2018 at 12:33 am

      I have an issue with you not having an issue with Ant
      Dont call me as you will be met by a box number

    • AntSpurs 25/08/2018 at 12:34 am

      Ok, when I was on our way to Wembley, making jokes of Speedo’s etc , Harry told me to calm it down, you piped up and whilst I was trying to explain, you backed Harry , we were cool but it was a little snide, fine old news. The time you used Tourettes and learning disability to a dickhead in the stands , I expressed my opinion, saying I know you’re joking and you said you weren’t. You knew my kid has Tourette’s and even if he didn’t you stood our ground. Anyways you offered to help me with tickets recently Cas and that for me is well appreciated. All forgotten.

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 25/08/2018 at 12:34 am

    Ant do you want to repeat what you said in 50 words or more

    • AntSpurs 25/08/2018 at 12:35 am

      I’m trying to make up .

      • AntSpurs 25/08/2018 at 12:35 am

        How’s the flow Ronnie?

        • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 25/08/2018 at 12:40 am

          The flows what its all about Ant. Do you understand Push and Run. Flow is when you have a lot of push and runs together.that start somewhere in your half and end up in the oppositions goal. On the way we get things like excitement,flair,movement,style,talent all the things we have been known for that Danny and Bill talked about. It has to have an end product and not bore us.Its simples. Flow.Remember that.

          • AntSpurs 25/08/2018 at 12:45 am

            How about this, Cas I like you, you are smart but you ain’t that smart . Save the bullshit and talk with me . If you I am that repulsive , talk to me some more 😘

            • McG ⚽⚽ 25/08/2018 at 8:58 am

              Ant, do yourself a favour & take a chill pill mate. It’s good on here, pointless dragging up shit from the past, does no one any good.

  • OTS84 25/08/2018 at 12:37 am

    I don’t like (playing on) Monday’s.
    It’s too long too wait……

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 25/08/2018 at 12:43 am

      What time is Arsenal losing on?

      • OTS84 25/08/2018 at 1:26 am

        I think a draw against the hammers would be better. Bad for them both.

        • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 25/08/2018 at 1:37 am

          Yes,but give the hammers 1 pt but none for the arse.Can you arrange that 84?

          • OTS84 25/08/2018 at 2:18 am

            If I could I would.

            • Sniper 25/08/2018 at 3:52 am

              At least I get to see the game on a Monday night. It’s Tuesday morning for me.

              • GDawg 25/08/2018 at 7:41 am

                Lucky for you mate, some of us have to work!

                • Sniper 25/08/2018 at 8:12 am

                  Throw a sickie

                  • Danspurs 25/08/2018 at 8:31 am

                    That would be dangerous.

                    • Danspurs 25/08/2018 at 8:32 am

                      Oh. Sickie. Oops. Read it as sickle.

  • Flat Oeuf 25/08/2018 at 8:56 am
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