Bruxie’s Glory, Glory Bloeug

(Dedicated to Alan Gilzean, The King of White Hart Lane.)

“Aged seven years old and sitting on my Grandad’s knee watching the 1961 FA Cup Final, I thought I was watching England.

On a black and white television, Spurs appeared just like the team I had watched previously on TV. Club football was not televised in those days and England always played in white shirts.

I was told that the team in white shirts were “dirty Spurs” by my Geordie Grandad. The fact that Spurs were not playing Newcastle United probably meant that I had free rein to support whomever I pleased on this occasion. They were playing Leicester City – and that didn’t sound as good as “Spurs” or indeed, the more noble sounding “Tottenham Hotspur”. Moreover, I used to buy the Hotspur comic every week!

If that had been Newcastle playing against either Leicester or Spurs that day I would have led an altogether different football life.

My family were all avid Newcastle fans. And I am from Darlington. The Quakers were in the 4thDivision. Everyone’s team was either Newcastle or Sunderland. Manchester United were everyone’s “second” team following the tragedy in 1958, so I had my work cut out to maintain my choice.

I cannot remember however, anyone ever trying to “persuade” me to change my new found allegiance. Perhaps that’s because the Magpies were relegated in 1961 and didn’t get promoted again until the 1964- 65 season.

In any case, can you imagine trying to convince me that Spurs were not worth following and that Newcastle were the correct team to support? Spurs win the double and Newcastle are relegated. No brainer –  even at seven! I suppose I chose the successful team of the day and rejected the failures.

I have a theory that you are given a team when you are in primary school and it stays with you all of your days. That’s how it happened for me. And so I had to wait a long time to get to see Spurs live for the first time. Four and a half years! They appeared lots of times on TV playing in the European Cup – Dukla Prague and Benfica spring to mind. And of course the European Cup Winners Cup.

I particularly remember the 1961-62 FA Cup Final against Burnley when I watched for the first time, the greatest goal scorer of all time, Jimmy Greaves. I only had a few minutes to wait. Jimmy held up a pass, ran, jinked and then seemingly tapped a goal from the edge of the box with four or five around him!

Newcastle were eventually promoted and Spurs came to Toon on 23rdOctober 1965. My Uncle Tom (a regular at St James’ Park) and my non-football supporter Dad agreed to take me and we ended up in the Leazes End with me as a small eleven year old towards the front. I was near the corner flag on the left of goal looking towards the passionate and intimidating Gallowgate End.

I was to keep my mouth shut!

I remember a sunny day, huge excitement and the smell of tobacco and beer.

Jimmy Greaves was playing! And Alan Gilzean – we’d sadly lost John White the previous year and Gilzean was one of those brought in. I was disappointed not to have seen John White play, he was another hero. Kids are selfish sometimes!

Greavesie came across to take a corner. A corner for God’s sake. The fox in the box taking corners?

He looked every bit the hero. My hero! I couldn’t take my eyes off him!

“Ya stink, Greaves!” a little voice from a kid no bigger than me shouted.

“No he doesn’t – he’s great!”

I surprised even myself with the outburst and felt the immediate disdain of those around me, including my Uncle Tom.

And then, Jimmy Greaves said to me…

“Thanks, son.”

Gawp.

I am sure he did! We were only three or four yards apart. I am positive that he did! My Dad and Uncle didn’t hear it. I tried telling them afterwards that he had spoken to me. Laughter.

For the life of me, I cannot remember anything else about that game of football. It finished nil-nil and I was slightly disappointed with the result but elated with the experience.

Nobody believed me at school and I gave up trying to convince people. It is only lately, when I recount the story, that I get nods of approval.

That was the defining moment for me. No other team could or would ever supplant my obsession with Tottenham. I was a fan before that game – as much as you can be, living in the North-East – but Spurs were now the focus of my footballing future.

Years later, I met Jimmy at one of these signing events in Milton Keynes. It was the day the press announced the sale of Thierry Henry from Arsenal. We had a conversation about what good news that was for Tottenham. I didn’t mention the “Thanks, son” to him and wondered why afterwards.

You know what it’s like with heroes. Even at 50+ you go quiet!

There were 46,430 present in 1965. Strangely, when we played Newcastle United in 2011 at St. James’ Park there were only 10 people fewer in the crowd – 46,420.

Now that is an amazing statistic, considering the amount of money that has been spent on that stadium; they haven’t squeezed any more folk into the ground for a game that determined a top four place.

We should have won that game, too. Caught out in the last few minutes and Newcastle squeezed a draw.

At the time of writing, we are third. We are playing the best football in the Premier League and I am excited that we could be on the cusp of something great. The new year, 2012, beckons and we have some winnable matches early on. Could this be our best season in 50 years?

Let’s hope so!”

NB The original article was written a few years back, but the questions still stands – Ed

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
  • McG ⚽⚽ 08/07/2018 at 9:01 pm

    Lovely stuff. Never saw him play but had the pleasure of meeting JG twice, it turned out a friend of a friend lived opposite him & took me over, was really lovely, fetched an ‘England’s greatest ever goalscorer’ poster & signed it for me there & then 🙂 I reckon he did say Thanks son!!

  • HD 08/07/2018 at 9:10 pm

    Well written Bruxie, appreciate your efforts.

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 08/07/2018 at 9:13 pm

    Great memories Bruxie and thanks for sharing. I’m the same age as you and Greaves has always been my all time Spurs favourite as well.
    I’ve just found and bought this book about Gilzean which I’ll read in due course. Apparent nominated for the best football book of 2010.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00U0PDJXU/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

  • Caspurs 08/07/2018 at 9:29 pm

    Loverly bloeug Bruxie, it conveys a perspective that brings to life a time that I have only known through old tv footage. 👍

  • 61SpursNut 08/07/2018 at 9:32 pm

    Lovely story Bruxie. Brings back memories of my only sorry experience of St. James’ Park just two years ago. I just missed seeing Gilzean play live as I only started watching spurs a couple of years after his retirement. I had the pleasure of meeting Jimmy Greaves in 1979 when he was signing his new book “This One’s On Me” at the tiny Spurs Shop. I was only 18 at the time and was nervous as hell and completely dumbstruck. despite that it remains a highlight of my Spurs experiences.

    Next season could indeed be our best season in 50 odd years.

  • DAVID 08/07/2018 at 9:39 pm

    Great read Bruxie, thanks for sharing.
    Gilly was a bit of a joker, one of his favourite tricks was to creep up behind the opposing goalkeeper, knock the ball out of his arms, roll it into the empty net and then walk away.
    Never saw a goal awarded but never saw him booked for doing it either, pretty certain that in todays game a card would have been inevitable.

    • Fatty B 08/07/2018 at 10:05 pm

      Pretty sure JG scored like that at least once. Vague memory of my dad saying so.

  • Fatty B 08/07/2018 at 9:57 pm

    Bruxie brings brill bloeug!
    Great story, well written. Smashing memories.

  • Fatty B 08/07/2018 at 10:00 pm

    My dad reckons he touched JG when Jimmy took one of them corners. He didn’t say where.

    • UnkleTaff 08/07/2018 at 10:40 pm

      White Hart Lane would be my guess.

      • Fatty B 09/07/2018 at 7:29 am

        Hehe. Cheeky.

  • Fatty B 08/07/2018 at 10:04 pm

    Never met Jimmy Greaves but the last time I saw my dad (last year) he had a ‘Jimmy Greaves” moustache. I should be seeing him again in the next few weeks and I’m hoping he’ll have done the decent thing and removed it by then.

  • AntSpurs 08/07/2018 at 10:16 pm

    You fell in love Brux, like us all and who’s gonna step in the way of that. Great anecdote, your family are obvs cool mofos to not challenge that, why should they? Little Bruxie ‘aving it large at the Toons gaff. Love it. Greavsie must have loved it too. YID ARMY YID ARMY !!

    • AntSpurs 08/07/2018 at 10:17 pm

      *wiping away a small tear.

      • AntSpurs 08/07/2018 at 10:18 pm

        What happening lads. England’s only going a fucking doing it. Woooooo.

        • Flat Oeuf 09/07/2018 at 5:41 am

          Yes. Yes we are.

  • Northern Spur 08/07/2018 at 10:36 pm

    Bruxie, I thoroughly enjoyed your reminiscing, not least because I too started supporting Spurs at a very young age despite growing up far from N17 (in Man Utd territory). Mind you, I’m envious you got to watch the ‘61 Cup Final on TV. Just you and Ronwol, then?

    • ronwol196061 08/07/2018 at 10:50 pm

      Northern I saw all three live in the sixties. Was a little dissapointed with our game in the first but relieved we won tbe double. The next years performance was a lot better when we destroyed Burnley and the one in 67 against the Chavs was brilliant and in that one all I remember was Mullerys brimming smile from ear to ear he was so happy.
      Its been a long time. We have arrived!!!

      • Northern Spur 08/07/2018 at 10:55 pm

        1967 was the year I became a Spurs fan. To be honest, I hadn’t heard of them before Man Utd were defeated by 2nd division Norwich in the 4th Round that year. Thank-you, Norwich.

  • Northern Spur 08/07/2018 at 10:38 pm

    …and SpurAndy?

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 08/07/2018 at 11:06 pm

      Can’t remember the 61 final regrettably NS. Not even sure we had a TV. Probably did but have a brain like a sieve unfortunately.

  • ronwol196061 08/07/2018 at 10:46 pm

    Great article Bruxie!
    Gilzean was like a swallow…just an artist the way he headed balls and worked in unison with Greaves.
    Mackay was my all time favourite but White and Gilzean were incredibly talented and I enjoyed them both for their sheer artistry.
    These are warm feelings.
    I have to say I was born into Tottenham. I never chose. So I respect you and others that chose especially in the face of the local team.
    I love Tottenham as we all do. The routes were all different but we all reached this destination and now our boys are singing.
    COYS!!!!!!!!

  • ronwol196061 08/07/2018 at 10:51 pm

    England a.k.a. Tottenham.
    We are Proud.

  • TCY 08/07/2018 at 11:09 pm

    Thanks Bruxie for a wonderful commentary.

    Watching the current World Cup and seeing our lads carrying England, not to mention the heroics of rat faced boy, CE, Hugo, 7Son, even Chadders and Corluka even a DL hater like me has to concede it’s a great era for Spurs—and it is.

  • cavey 09/07/2018 at 12:01 am

    David Davies has resigned. Who is to be the next negotiator, Jacob Rees Mog, surely not!

    • Fatty B 09/07/2018 at 7:30 am

      David Rees Dillenberg.

    • MysteriousStranger 09/07/2018 at 1:04 pm

      Dominic Raab. Replacing dumb with dumber.

  • Freund or Foe 09/07/2018 at 1:23 am

    Really enjoyed that Bruxie, good work.

  • Sniper 09/07/2018 at 1:30 am

    RIP Gilly.
    Probably the most underrated player Spurs ever had but the glue that kept the attack together. Greaves and Chivers would never have scored as many without him!
    When I was a regular attendee during the late 60’s early 70’s Gilly was omnipresent. Gifted and lethal in the air.
    We will wait a long time before we see the likes of him again.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 09/07/2018 at 7:35 am

      Gilzean had an elegance and grace about him that was very rare in that era. Welcome Sniper, good to have your memories.

  • Sniper 09/07/2018 at 1:34 am

    Nice post Bruxie, btw!

    • Flat Oeuf 09/07/2018 at 5:38 am

      Welcome LRS! Good to see you here mate

    • Fatty B 09/07/2018 at 7:28 am

      Wotcha Snipey. Nice to see you to see you nice!

      • McG ⚽⚽ 09/07/2018 at 7:34 am

        Wotcha? You’re so 80’s !!

        • Fatty B 09/07/2018 at 7:37 am

          You know dat.

          • MysteriousStranger 09/07/2018 at 1:06 pm

            • MysteriousStranger 09/07/2018 at 1:07 pm

  • DAVID 09/07/2018 at 9:36 am

    Sad to think that so many of our heroes are gradually disappearing, we’re all getting older.😞

    • UnkleTaff 09/07/2018 at 9:49 am

      Growing older I can handle; it’s the speed with which it’s happening that concerns me.

      • 61SpursNut 09/07/2018 at 10:10 am

        You’ll be as old as the rest of us soon.

        • UnkleTaff 09/07/2018 at 10:18 am

          …with one notable exception, I hope.

          • ronwol196061 09/07/2018 at 10:48 am

            Ill be 127 by then

      • ronwol196061 09/07/2018 at 10:57 am

        It flashes by esspecially as you get older. Ive been thinking thats because its all perception maybe we can slow it down buy taking our time more. Its only a hunch Charlie, only a hunch

    • Fatty B 09/07/2018 at 1:47 pm

      Thank you for that inspiring ‘Thougnt for the day’.

  • ronwol196061 09/07/2018 at 10:54 am

    I wish Verts the best today dealing with Mbppape.
    Apart from Hugo..this us like a proxy war for us.

    • UnkleTaff 09/07/2018 at 10:55 am

      I can guarantee you that MBappe won’t be causing the Belgian defence any problems today.

      • ronwol196061 09/07/2018 at 10:58 am

        I hope so Taff

        • UnkleTaff 09/07/2018 at 11:02 am

          I’m so convinced that MBappe won’t score today that I promise to never make another post on this bloeug if he does.

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

            Thats a shocking gamble Taff

            • UnkleTaff 09/07/2018 at 11:09 am

              Not really. I’m super confident.

              • ronwol196061 09/07/2018 at 11:10 am

                I dont want to take you up on it Taff

                • ronwol196061 09/07/2018 at 11:12 am

                  Mostly because I want to see Belgium win (but also a great game)

              • ronwol196061 09/07/2018 at 11:46 am

                Taff I missed a whole day!!!!
                Im in a paper bag in the middle of a lake

                • UnkleTaff 09/07/2018 at 11:47 am

                  Well at least the penny’s finally dropped.

          • ronwol196061 09/07/2018 at 11:10 am

            Personally I think that IS the battle in this game.
            Of course Belguim have a good irganized defence not just Verts but he will be tested in this one

      • 61SpursNut 09/07/2018 at 11:19 am

        WHOOSH!

        • UnkleTaff 09/07/2018 at 11:19 am

          🙂

          • 61SpursNut 09/07/2018 at 11:20 am

            I hope I never get that old 😂

            • ronwol196061 09/07/2018 at 11:26 am

              All Im thinking is…
              Dont Beam me Up!!!

  • ronwol196061 09/07/2018 at 11:00 am

    Welcome Sniper!!!

    • Sniper 11/07/2018 at 6:33 am

      Cheers Ron!

  • Superspoz 🏆 09/07/2018 at 11:12 am

    Good stuff Bruxie 👍

  • Superspoz 🏆 09/07/2018 at 11:14 am

    Im in the deep gooner territory today, haven’t seen a single arsenal shirt all morning!!

    • ronwol196061 09/07/2018 at 11:21 am

      You spelt sh*t wrong!

  • UnkleTaff 09/07/2018 at 11:54 am

    Just how good is MBappe, though? France too, for that matter? The only game they’ve really shone in so far was the one against Argentina. Croatia also looked good against them but have looked very ordinary since, so maybe Argentina aren’t the best of yardsticks. MBappe didn’t do a great deal against Portugal (other than roll around feigning injury).

    As for Belgium, they undoubtedly have a glittering array of individual talent but how effective are they as a team? They really struggled against Japan and had the good fortune to come up against a very ordinary Brazil side last time out.

    From what I’ve seen so far I don’t think England have anything to be unduly worried about from either of them.

    • ronwol196061 09/07/2018 at 12:09 pm

      Thats a broad statement Taff and your usual one about England. Nothing to see there.
      I do agree we are much better now but to disregard all these other teams is a bit over the top.
      Its difficult to find symmetry with results in the W C.
      I think any of thr teams can win it (not sure how beat is Croatia is mind you)
      Its also about not just the quality of the teams but also about how they match up.
      Belgium is incredibly organized with a strong defence and explosive attack.
      England is more about the bulldog. Tough,emotion and Harry Kane.
      The french have great talent,Mbappe especially is phenomenal but their passing is clever and strong.
      I think its all a toss up.
      Ive picked draws for both games

      • UnkleTaff 09/07/2018 at 12:15 pm

        Please explain your opening two comments.

        I haven’t disregarded anyone. All I’m doing is giving my impression of what I’ve seen so far in this tournament. Please grant me the courtesy of allowing me to voice my opinion.

        • ronwol196061 09/07/2018 at 12:24 pm

          Who is stopping you?

        • Sexy Beast 09/07/2018 at 12:25 pm

          We love your opinion Taff, especially those who gamble as we normally back whoever you tip and are almost certain to win 😂

        • Caspurs 09/07/2018 at 12:35 pm

          France 98, and the winners struggled in the early rounds, to then gain momentum and team understanding as they went further into the WC, culminating with them beating Brazil (the favourites) 3-0 in the final. The team in 98 was France, and like then as now they have quality players throughout their team. I wouldn’t rely too much on what you’ve seen to date. It’s the teams who develop and gel as they progress in the WC that tend to win the tournament.
          Personally, I have no idea who will be victorious between France and Belgium, it’s too close to call imo. As for England, I don’t think we’re as good on paper as either of those two teams (thankfully it won’t be decided on paper), so I’m approaching our chances in the WC with hope, but not unbound belief.

          • ronwol196061 09/07/2018 at 12:41 pm

            Sanity

          • UnkleTaff 09/07/2018 at 12:41 pm

            I completely get that, Cas. I’ve said as much in the past. All I’m doing is commenting on what I’ve seen to date. From this point on it’s largely down to who wants it more on the day.

            • ronwol196061 09/07/2018 at 12:46 pm

              even Southgate wouldnt think England have nothing to worry about
              I mean I dont know that for sure but Im sure he understands that none of the games are easy and thats what you were implying.
              Jusy saying

              • Caspurs 09/07/2018 at 12:53 pm

                I don’t think that’s what Taff’s implying, it’s more a case that no team has looked unbeatable so far, which is a fair comment.

                • UnkleTaff 09/07/2018 at 12:59 pm

                  Bingo.

              • UnkleTaff 09/07/2018 at 12:54 pm

                Please look up the meaning of the word ‘unduly’. It might help you to understand my original post a bit better.

                • ronwol196061 09/07/2018 at 1:00 pm

                  Taff Im dropping this only because we are now discussing nuance of a word.

            • Caspurs 09/07/2018 at 12:51 pm

              That’s fairynuff mate. I have no idea who will eventually prevail, It’s too close between France and Belgium to call, one can make valid arguments for both. Belgium haven’t faced a team of France’s overall quality yet, conversely, France haven’t played a team with the attacking threat Belgium possess. This will be a great game, if not just for the tactical element, And I for one am looking forward to it, should be a cracking contest.

              • UnkleTaff 09/07/2018 at 12:56 pm

                No argument there, mate.

                It’ll be interesting to see just how much Croatia have left in the tank after two extra-time games as well. They looked dead on their feet by the end of the Russia one.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 09/07/2018 at 12:37 pm

      It’s all about opinions guys, everyone is entitled to agree with one and everyone is entitled to disagree with one even when they disagree with mine and then obviously are wrong 😉.

      • Caspurs 09/07/2018 at 12:40 pm

        I like to disagree with you whenever possible, but you make it so damn difficult..

  • Sexy Beast 09/07/2018 at 11:57 am

    Great stuff Bruxie 😊
    Gilly was way before my early ventures to the Mecca of Football that is White Hart Lane.
    Feeling like a human being again today after a day on the sofa feeling like a bag of spanner’s having been extremely drunk on Saturday night, oops 😬
    Shit happens!
    Night out in Wimbledon tonight 🍺🍺🍽👀
    Looking forward to the game tomorrow I will be hoping for a French win as I think Belgium would cause us more problems.
    COYE

    • MysteriousStranger 09/07/2018 at 1:02 pm

      Got to root for Belgium in support of my Dad’s wager.

  • MysteriousStranger 09/07/2018 at 1:03 pm

    Good stuff Bruxie.

  • HD 09/07/2018 at 1:16 pm

    Don’t get me wrong as I want England in the worst way but I see both matches as a toss up. Mentality, concentration, belief and heart will rule the day for each of the two winners.

    • 61SpursNut 09/07/2018 at 1:27 pm

      I think most of us here conker.

      • HD 09/07/2018 at 1:43 pm

        Yeah, I really went out on a limb, didn’t I?

        • Fatty B 09/07/2018 at 2:34 pm

          No.

  • Fatty B 09/07/2018 at 2:28 pm

    Good afternoon, men of Harlech.

    • foeorfreund 09/07/2018 at 2:31 pm

      Drove past Harlech when camping last year. Bloody beautiful.
      Now you know.

      • Fatty B 09/07/2018 at 2:33 pm

        Oh, I always knew it’s a beautiful place.

      • ronwol196061 09/07/2018 at 2:34 pm

        My dad used to sing that all the time.
        My headmasteress in primary school was Welsh and we sang a bunch of Welsh anthems in the assembly in the morns

  • ronwol196061 09/07/2018 at 2:40 pm

    I wasnt sure what day it was and I think my discussion with Taff took off in the wrong way.
    Anyhoo will England win tommorow?

  • ronwol196061 09/07/2018 at 3:04 pm

    SpurAndy 🍒 🥧
    It’s all about opinions guys, everyone is entitled to agree with one and everyone is entitled to disagree with one even when they disagree with mine and then obviously are wrong 😉.

    Are you a politician,Andy?
    Orpington West?

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 09/07/2018 at 3:33 pm

      Royston Vasey.

  • 61SpursNut 09/07/2018 at 3:13 pm

    Spammers have got their “man”. lol

    • MysteriousStranger 09/07/2018 at 3:18 pm

      Always nice when a player can play for “his boyhood club”. 😀

      • 61SpursNut 09/07/2018 at 3:33 pm

        Wheelchair – “What do we think of Arsenal … shit!” 😂

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 09/07/2018 at 3:30 pm

    It’s a match made in……. a seedy East End boozer, with a roll up and a pint of special brew.

    • MysteriousStranger 09/07/2018 at 4:00 pm

      Special Brew on tap? Luxury!

  • DAVID 09/07/2018 at 4:02 pm

    Starting to wonder if Brexit will ever happen, so many people plotting and conspiring.
    What’s next, leadership challenge, General election, what a mess.

    • ronwol196061 09/07/2018 at 4:04 pm

      David you could join Canada
      Maple Syrupxet!!!

    • foeorfreund 09/07/2018 at 4:13 pm

      The gift that keeps on giving.

      • MysteriousStranger 09/07/2018 at 6:10 pm

        Strong and stable.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 09/07/2018 at 4:22 pm

      I think it’s all a ruse to hide the fact that scientists have discovered that rocks are actually soft but tense up when you touch them.

      • UnkleTaff 09/07/2018 at 4:27 pm

        My rocks certainly do.

        • Fatty B 09/07/2018 at 5:17 pm

          Not very often though?

    • Fatty B 09/07/2018 at 5:16 pm

      I certain someone said as much before the referendum was … referended. Hotel CalEUfornia.

      • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 09/07/2018 at 5:21 pm

        Yep, wasn’t it East who said it would never actually happen? 😉

        • Caspurs 09/07/2018 at 5:24 pm

          East 17? Brian Harvey? Wozzit really! Well I never.
          That was always a car crash waiting to happen..

          • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 09/07/2018 at 5:26 pm

            Might have been after he managed to run himself over.

  • Fatty B 09/07/2018 at 5:09 pm

    ronwol196061
    My dad used to sing that all the time.
    My headmasteress in primary school was Welsh and we sang a bunch of Welsh anthems in the assembly in the morns

    Headmasteress? Fackin wot?

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 09/07/2018 at 5:15 pm

      Pre op.

    • ronwol196061 09/07/2018 at 5:17 pm

      Its gender neutral Ronglishish

  • DAVID 09/07/2018 at 6:02 pm

    Can’t believe Levy didn’t sanction a move for Ickle Jack, what is he playing at ???

    • McG ⚽⚽ 09/07/2018 at 6:05 pm

      We should have signed him, then loaned him out to Toofaan Harirod F.C.

      • DAVID 09/07/2018 at 6:08 pm

        He will slot in perfectly at his new home.

        • McG ⚽⚽ 09/07/2018 at 6:28 pm

          • Fatty B 09/07/2018 at 8:08 pm

            Brilliant film. Very funny.

            • Fatty B 09/07/2018 at 8:47 pm

              Not brilliant, but quite funny.

              • 61SpursNut 09/07/2018 at 8:54 pm

                It’s ok, but has it’s funny moments?

                • Flat Oeuf 09/07/2018 at 9:14 pm

                  I snuffawed at least once.

                  • McG ⚽⚽ 09/07/2018 at 10:39 pm

                    I’d say more than quite funny, a good few lol moments for me, even the police row over chewbacca or honey monster?!

                    • UnkleTaff 09/07/2018 at 11:06 pm

                      It’s fookin’ hilarious, is what it is. The toy gun bit is worth the price of admission on its own.

  • Caspurs 09/07/2018 at 6:31 pm

    DAVID

    Can’t believe Levy didn’t sanction a move for Ickle Jack, what is he playing at ???

    Levy couldn’t, we haven’t built the new medical centre yet.

  • Caspurs 09/07/2018 at 8:08 pm

    What are we missing at Spurs I hear you ask. Well the answer to that is simple, umlauts!
    You’ll be glad to know I’ve committed very little time and effort on behalf of our great club, and have found the perfect candidate to put right this worrying oversight, Abdülkadir Ömür! Yes I know (I can hear you all gasping in amazement), he has three, yes three umlauts!

    • Fatty B 09/07/2018 at 8:09 pm

      That’s not umlaut.

  • Fatty B 09/07/2018 at 8:13 pm

    SpurAndy
    Yep, wasn’t it East who said it would never actually happen?

    Hard to say. Easty said so friggin much about every friggin thing … wEASTkipedia

  • Fatty B 09/07/2018 at 8:24 pm
    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 09/07/2018 at 8:34 pm

      The one of which you speak could be his son, same very high forehead :).

      • Fatty B 09/07/2018 at 8:54 pm

        This guy?:

        • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 09/07/2018 at 9:19 pm

          That’s the badger.

          • DAVID 09/07/2018 at 9:39 pm

            The only badger in the village?

  • DAVID 09/07/2018 at 9:46 pm

    Happy to admit I was wrong when thinking Southgate wouldn’t take us far, he’s changed the style of play, got rid of the players that had been around for ages and were contributing little and managed to breathe life into a team that appeared to be going nowhere.
    Fair play to him, even if we lose to Croatia, he’s taken us further than I anticipated at the start of the competition.
    And making Kane captain also seems to have worked well.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 09/07/2018 at 9:50 pm

      My feelings as well except if we lose to Croatia then I always new he was roobish.

      • DAVID 09/07/2018 at 9:58 pm

        Now you come to mention it.
        And we did get an easy run. He’s crap !

        • MysteriousStranger 09/07/2018 at 10:09 pm

          • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 09/07/2018 at 10:41 pm

            Oi, I’ve got more barnet than that!

            • McG ⚽⚽ 09/07/2018 at 10:42 pm

              More front than Brighton..

  • HD 09/07/2018 at 10:41 pm

    I am waiting for Taff to deliver an inspirational “England to get the asses kicked” speech. Then I will sleep well.

    • McG ⚽⚽ 09/07/2018 at 10:44 pm

      England are gonna spank em 10 nil, sleep tight 😉

      • HD 09/07/2018 at 11:00 pm

        I will, I expect Kane to humiliate Lovren again, again.

  • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 2:24 am

    Watched the first episode of Bordeline. Funny. Quite funny at least..well moderately funny. Not crying funny at all but very good nevertheless..well maybe good at worst.

    • McG ⚽⚽ 10/07/2018 at 7:35 am

      lol, I think Ron’s taking the Michael!!

  • McG ⚽⚽ 10/07/2018 at 7:42 am

    So it’s exactly one month til the transfer window closes, hope we start making some moves soon…

    • Flat Oeuf 10/07/2018 at 8:08 am

      I think Daniel has played a blinder so far. To get HK to sign on an eye-catching £200k pw and MP to commit long term before the World Cup was smart. The fact that our players have gone so far in the competition can only make us an even more attractive proposition to those considering coming to WHL. And it adds a few quid to some of those we might be looking to move on. You could say it’s a bit of a gamble but it’s paying off handsomely.

      For example, I see Citeh are interested in Kovacic, but why would he go there if he really wants to be a starter? He’d have more chance with us of cementing that spot next to Dier.

      • Sexy Beast 10/07/2018 at 8:15 am

        Or Victor who will have had a full pre season training program.
        This World Cup is likely to cause havoc with our start to the premier league campaign with 9 players coming back 2/3 weeks later then the rest of the squad.
        Zaha, Kovacic and De Ligt in would be a fantastic window with Sissoko, No Cludo and sadly Toby going out of the door 🚪
        Morning all, feeling rough again 🤨

        • Flat Oeuf 10/07/2018 at 10:41 am

          This is also true, but I’d rather they came back buoyed by a great run, rather than deflated by another fail.

  • Syd 10/07/2018 at 8:16 am

    Good afternoon all you Lilly white idiots. How has everyone one been?
    Thanks Ronnie for the notification and invite….

    • Sexy Beast 10/07/2018 at 8:17 am

      Yayyyyyy Syd extra large hello from all us saddo’s here on the flat earth!
      How’s Halibut?

      • Syd 10/07/2018 at 8:22 am

        Hi mate, I was going to update you boys. He is doing OK. Still going through the treatment of which there have been many varieties which are knocking him about but we have made a pact we will see you guys at the new stadium together at some stage so plenty of notice and good health are the keys.
        Good to hear from you folks again.
        My apol’s I didn’t come over earlier but I was not aware.
        I will pass on all your thoughts to Tim and let him know about the site.

        • Freund or Foe 10/07/2018 at 8:26 am

          Thanks Syd 👍👍👍

        • 61SpursNut 10/07/2018 at 8:47 am

          Triffic!

        • Caspurs 10/07/2018 at 8:55 am

          Thanks for the update Syd, really happy to hear Hals doing well, bloody marvellous!

    • Freund or Foe 10/07/2018 at 8:20 am

      Wotcha Syd. Hope all is well wit ya.

    • Flat Oeuf 10/07/2018 at 8:21 am

      Syd! Good to see you, mate. Welcome. Please do give us an update on Hal.

      • Syd 10/07/2018 at 8:30 am

        🙂

        • Flat Oeuf 10/07/2018 at 9:32 am

          Thanks 👍

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 10/07/2018 at 8:41 am

      Great to see you here Syd and for the Hal update 👍.

    • HD 10/07/2018 at 1:01 pm

      Syd!, so good to see you. Welcome.

      • Syd 10/07/2018 at 1:15 pm

        Steve is that you? Horny yay

        • HD 10/07/2018 at 1:16 pm

          Oh yeah. 👍

          • Syd 10/07/2018 at 1:22 pm

            How’s things?

            • HD 10/07/2018 at 1:26 pm

              All is very well with myself and my family. Thank you for asking. And yourself?

  • Syd 10/07/2018 at 8:27 am

    I have passed on the website details to Hal so I hope he can join you crazy kids with a personal update at some stage. He is a wonderful gent and a true Spurs man.

  • Syd 10/07/2018 at 8:30 am

    I was hoping we could get back to the most recent comments being at the top again.

    • 61SpursNut 10/07/2018 at 8:46 am

      Welcome Syd, great to have you here. Everything is arse about face in this two dimensional space. It’s the way we roll.
      Nice sign off over there, btw.

    • Caspurs 10/07/2018 at 8:50 am

      Oi oi Syd! Great to see you bud, how are thing in the colonies, good I hope.

      • Syd 10/07/2018 at 1:15 pm

        All good Cas thanks. You mate?

    • UnkleTaff 10/07/2018 at 9:42 am

      Syd, I think it’s only fair to warn you (and Halibut, should he drop by) that once Harry’s clocked you on here you’ll more than likely not be allowed back into his gaff.

      • pill 10/07/2018 at 10:55 am

        h made it clear many times he won’t have people slagging him off back. Would you?

        • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 11:01 am

          Is criticizing Harry on his own site acceptable???

          • cola 10/07/2018 at 11:13 am

            ron u need to move into rest home dude lol

            • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 11:15 am

              Reveal yourself Dude.
              Be brave come on!

        • Caspurs 10/07/2018 at 11:07 am

          Binning people who wish to post here as well as H’s blog when they haven’t criticised H in any way, is not what I would call reasonable behaviour. Personally, I think it’s a shame it’s come to this.

          • Syd 10/07/2018 at 12:36 pm

            I hope he doesnt do that and I don’t think he would

            • UnkleTaff 10/07/2018 at 1:02 pm

              Sorry to have to break this to you Syd, but he already has done. A few times. There’s a number of people on here now who haven’t publicly said anything bad about him (and were even quite supportive of him on his own blog) but have since been banned from his site (seemingly) just because he’s seen them on here.

              He even made a comment on his own site the other day, something along the lines of “people need to decide which side of the door they want to be on”.

              You might be an exception, but I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were you.

              • Syd 10/07/2018 at 1:13 pm

                Thanks for that buddy. Time will tell. I am sad about those who have been banned. For me I think the more info about Spurs from whatever source is great, especially those in which we can all interact.

        • Flat Oeuf 10/07/2018 at 11:13 am

          I already do. H has slagged me off publicly many times, yet he is welcome to post here. He’s already done that once without being banned or moderated.

          • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 11:18 am

            They dont have to use false names do they Flat?

            • Flat Oeuf 10/07/2018 at 11:20 am

              Absolutely not.

              • case 10/07/2018 at 11:27 am

                you deleting already lol

                • Flat Oeuf 10/07/2018 at 11:29 am

                  No, wasn’t me

                • UnkleTaff 10/07/2018 at 11:30 am

                  Nothing to do with him, I deleted one of my own comments.

                • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 11:30 am

                  Reveal yourself as this could be Spam

                  • 61SpursNut 10/07/2018 at 11:31 am

                    “Could be”?

                    • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 11:31 am

                      We woukd have to send it off to our lab in Herfirdshire

        • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 11:21 am

          Slagging him off?! What does that mean? Who has done that? Criticising isn’t slagging off and most on here didn’t even get that far.

      • Syd 10/07/2018 at 11:15 am

        Hi Unk and all others. I can tell you Harry and I certainly had our differences especially in the beginning, however in the end he helped us with Halibut and it is not my way to slag him off even if not on his site, which I still am by the way. I am not that type of person. I do enjoy some of the other content.
        I will definitely enjoy chatting with you guys no doubt and have missed it very much.

        • Flat Oeuf 10/07/2018 at 11:18 am

          Syd, there is no either/or requirement from my part. I believe in freedom of choice and of speech. It’s only a couple of forums for people to chat There are more important things in life. Look forward to seeing you here.

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 10/07/2018 at 10:51 am

    Hoping Daniel can pull a fast one and get this guy in. What could go wrong.
    https://talksport.com/football/397158/transfer-news-mario-balotelli-nice-marseille/

  • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 10:56 am

    Great to see you here Syd and looking forward to hearing from Halibut.
    Im sure if you have an article in you about your experience with Spurs and maybe some thoughts from Halibut as well it will be welcomed here.
    All the best mate

    • Syd 10/07/2018 at 12:37 pm

      Definitely. Would love to put something together

  • DAVID 10/07/2018 at 11:13 am

    Welcome Syd and many thanks for the update on Hal, he’s a warrior and inspiration to us all.
    Would be fantastic to meet up with the pair of you, fingers crossed 😊.

    • Syd 10/07/2018 at 11:16 am

      All of you guys and ladies (if any) are most welcome…

      • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 11:22 am

        He may not be a lady but Flatty’s all woman…

        • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 11:25 am

          Flatty and Fatty
          Sounds like 2 characters from Little Britain

  • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 11:25 am

    SpurAndy
    Oi, I’ve got more barnet than that!

    All fur coat and no knickers.

  • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 11:26 am

    Will an admin please explain the ‘deleted comment’ thing I can see?

    • UnkleTaff 10/07/2018 at 11:29 am

      I deleted one of my own comments. It wasn’t at all inflammatory but I wished I hadn’t made it nonetheless.

      • Sexy Beast 10/07/2018 at 11:36 am

        Oh no, you didn’t tip England to win did you Taff??

        • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 11:36 am

          Hahaha!!!

        • UnkleTaff 10/07/2018 at 11:37 am

          🙂

        • Flat Oeuf 10/07/2018 at 11:39 am

          😂

  • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 11:33 am

    ronwol196061
    We woukd have to send it off to our lab in Herfirdshire

    Either that or the Ronglish spelling lab in Rutland

  • 61SpursNut 10/07/2018 at 11:35 am

    case

    you deleting already lol

    This is a “case” for Nut.
    Solved … it’s a nut case.

    • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 11:39 am

      Defibately not Brazillian

  • clip 10/07/2018 at 11:39 am

    this place only gets live when hh is mentioned 😹

    • 61SpursNut 10/07/2018 at 11:40 am

      Fourth four letter alias. Fackin genius.

      • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 11:42 am

        He needs the Ronglish book.
        ‘Beyond Four Letters’

    • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 11:40 am

      You mentioned it

      Or you were eagerly awaiting

    • Flat Oeuf 10/07/2018 at 11:50 am

      Just clearing up some of your propaganda is all.

    • Sexy Beast 10/07/2018 at 12:06 pm

      His place just ain’t the same any more, and that is a fact.

  • COYS 10/07/2018 at 11:43 am

    Excellent blog, Bruxie.

  • Caspurs 10/07/2018 at 11:48 am

    I wonder what 4 letter alias our venerable word smith will use next? It’s so exciting, I for one can’t wait to find out.

  • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 12:02 pm

    Its typical that someone would come on here and not want to discuss things just complain and moan.

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 10/07/2018 at 12:20 pm

    Raf flypast starts from Ipswich in half hour passing over my way onto the city.

  • Knob 10/07/2018 at 12:31 pm

    I agree with the comments made by the other four lettered name posters.

    • Pratt 10/07/2018 at 12:33 pm

      I don’t.

      • Div 10/07/2018 at 12:34 pm

        That’s because you’ve 5 letters in yor name.

        • Pratt 10/07/2018 at 12:36 pm

          You can talk.

          • Flat Oeuf 10/07/2018 at 12:38 pm

            This was somewhat amusing. Stick around.

            • FatB 10/07/2018 at 12:39 pm

              Thanks. I intend to.

            • bilbosaggins 10/07/2018 at 12:44 pm

              can’t wait man

  • delay 10/07/2018 at 12:46 pm

    why delay man?

  • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 12:49 pm

    Hmm. Two comments ending with ‘man’. Coincidence? No way, man.

    • Flat Oeuf 10/07/2018 at 12:51 pm

      Is this Slyspur/TappaSpur?

      • cavey 10/07/2018 at 12:52 pm

        Sounds just like him!

        • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 12:56 pm

          No. It’s me you twits. 💋

  • sloburn 10/07/2018 at 12:52 pm

    this is so funny like watching an accident in slo motions

  • sloburn 10/07/2018 at 12:53 pm

    Rupe got mail boy

    • Flat Oeuf 10/07/2018 at 12:54 pm

      You’ve got a male boy? As long as it’s legal, that’s fine.

  • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 12:55 pm

    The RAF fly past will comprise 100 aircraft. Should be wizard, what?

  • sloburn 10/07/2018 at 12:56 pm

    mail, no like male bitch titty. you sober you no recall? you been sold out rupe.

    • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 12:59 pm

      Barely literate commenting? I think I know who this is.

      • MysteriousStranger 10/07/2018 at 1:01 pm

        H?

        • MysteriousStranger 10/07/2018 at 1:03 pm

          Tommy Robinson?

          • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 1:09 pm

            What?! Tommy Robinson would never stoop so low.

            • MysteriousStranger 10/07/2018 at 1:15 pm

              🤔

              • MysteriousStranger 10/07/2018 at 1:17 pm

                Probably wouldn’t be on here, but he’s prolific when it comes to barely literate commenting.

                • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 1:21 pm

                  I’ve never read anything Tommy’s written.

                  • MysteriousStranger 10/07/2018 at 1:28 pm

                    You could always consider another definition of literate and apply it.

                    • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 1:30 pm

                      I’m getting a but lost here, Mysty. Am I missing something?

                    • MysteriousStranger 10/07/2018 at 1:33 pm

                      Literate. Well informed, educated, knowledgeable.

  • Syd 10/07/2018 at 1:01 pm

    So who is the boss of this site?

    • UnkleTaff 10/07/2018 at 1:29 pm

      Real Fan? / Flat Oeuf set it up, but there’s seven of us with admin privileges.

      • Syd 12/07/2018 at 5:56 am

        Well done to you all

  • sloburn 10/07/2018 at 1:06 pm

    this got mixed cos Rupe just shit his pants

    • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 1:13 pm

      Someone’s defunitely panicking about something.

  • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 1:19 pm

    I know we have a general policy of not binning/banning contributors arbitrarily or because we can’t cope with an opinion which differs from our own, I’d be happy for us to bin cowardly bullies who hide behind fake personas. Mrs Slocombes pussy, sloburn, woud fit that bill.

    • walterwhite 10/07/2018 at 1:22 pm

      too late

    • HD 10/07/2018 at 1:28 pm

      I would be in favor of your proposal FB.

      • UnkleTaff 10/07/2018 at 1:29 pm

        Yurp.

        • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 1:35 pm

          As the obsessive bullying/stalking is not aimed at me I’d be happy to leave things as they are, but as Real Fan is the subject of the obsession and knowing he’s not the type to hide behind his ability to bin people he didn’t like, I thought I’d suggest it.

  • Hartley 10/07/2018 at 1:39 pm

    Hello.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 10/07/2018 at 1:40 pm

      Wotcha Herts, good to see you here.

      • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 10/07/2018 at 1:40 pm

        *Harts

      • Hartley 10/07/2018 at 1:44 pm

        Cheers Andy.

    • HD 10/07/2018 at 1:42 pm

      Harts!!, damn glad to see you. How’s things?

      • Hartley 10/07/2018 at 1:45 pm

        All good Horny, how’s yourself?

        • HD 10/07/2018 at 1:53 pm

          Same, same 👍

    • 61SpursNut 10/07/2018 at 1:47 pm

      Gooner alert! 😂
      Welcome aboard Harts!

      • Hartley 10/07/2018 at 1:51 pm

        Lol. Cheers Nutty

    • Caspurs 10/07/2018 at 1:48 pm

      Well bloody nora! Good to see ya Harts. 👍

      • Hartley 10/07/2018 at 1:52 pm

        You too Cas, cheers.

    • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 1:57 pm

      Harts!

    • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 2:04 pm

      At last! Welcome. You are amongst friends nere.

  • Hartley 10/07/2018 at 1:48 pm

    HeHe

    • Flat Oeuf 10/07/2018 at 1:52 pm

      HeHeHarts! Noice!

      • Hartley 10/07/2018 at 1:53 pm

        Thanks for heads up you set of b*stards!

        • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 1:59 pm

          Heads up. We are face down in the middle of a lake.

          • Hartley 10/07/2018 at 2:01 pm

            Looxury!

            • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 2:01 pm

              Sorry!
              That will be another ten quid!

              • Hartley 10/07/2018 at 2:05 pm

                Are you looking for an argument?

                • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 2:06 pm

                  Oh no no no

                  Yes!

                • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 2:06 pm

                  Thats just contradiction!

                  • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 2:07 pm

                    No ots not

                    (I was so used to arguing with myself…er and Taff…missed you mate)

                  • Hartley 10/07/2018 at 2:08 pm

                    That’s across the corridor.

        • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 2:01 pm

          I know you just artived but sorry Im on my tea break!

        • Flat Oeuf 10/07/2018 at 2:01 pm

          Whaaaat? You was emailed months ago, numbnut.

          • Hartley 10/07/2018 at 2:02 pm

            It’s only just reached up north.

            • Flat Oeuf 10/07/2018 at 2:05 pm

              Lucky you!

        • HD 10/07/2018 at 2:01 pm

          We are all part of the “be here at your own peril” brigade, that now includes you, you randy dandy you.

          • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 2:03 pm

            🤢

          • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 2:06 pm

            I thinks Hartley was ‘purged’ a few days ago. *sniggers*

            • Hartley 10/07/2018 at 2:07 pm

              My course had run, apparently. How’s Spurts?

              • 61SpursNut 10/07/2018 at 2:08 pm

                I watched it live. It was magnificent!

              • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 2:08 pm

                He is in the dungeon three floors down

              • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 2:11 pm

                He’s rockin’ the Kasbah, thanks. Really glad you found us mate.

                • Hartley 10/07/2018 at 2:14 pm

                  Thanks Spurts, me too.

                • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 2:15 pm

                  Truth is he hasnt been able to get through the doir. No there us no ban. He just cant get through the door.

                • Flat Oeuf 10/07/2018 at 2:15 pm

                  +1

    • Sexy Beast 10/07/2018 at 1:53 pm

      ✌️ 😂

    • UnkleTaff 10/07/2018 at 2:00 pm

      About f*ckin’ time, mate. What took you so long?

      • Hartley 10/07/2018 at 2:03 pm

        I slept in.

        • UnkleTaff 10/07/2018 at 2:04 pm

          Well, better late than never. So good to see you again.

          • Hartley 10/07/2018 at 2:05 pm

            Thanks Taff, you too.

            • UnkleTaff 10/07/2018 at 2:06 pm

              Thumbs up emoji.

              • AntSpurs 10/07/2018 at 5:34 pm

                Great to see you too Taffy, the Taffmeister in full flow is a sight to behold. 😊

                • 61SpursNut 10/07/2018 at 5:37 pm

                  Ant, whatever you do don’t let him send you best wishes.

                  • AntSpurs 10/07/2018 at 5:40 pm

                    Hiya Nuts , Hahaha, I don’t mind I’m hoping the bad luck has now passed. Don’t think his predictions have been to bad of recent. I think he’s upped his game.

  • HD 10/07/2018 at 2:17 pm

    So, whatcha think?, Hugo and his buddies or the Belguim bunch?

    • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 2:18 pm

      Yep. Definitely one of the two.

      • HD 10/07/2018 at 2:19 pm

        Risk taker. 😜

    • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 2:23 pm

      The one match up that will be telling is Mbppape and Verts
      It could go either way

      • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 2:25 pm

        Forensic analcyst.

        • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 2:31 pm

          Checking the DNA as we speak…Southgate 78% Poch 10% Ramsey 7% Ferguson 5% Big Fat Sam

  • 61SpursNut 10/07/2018 at 2:17 pm

    What’s not to like about Jurgen?
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44765862

    • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 2:20 pm

      His accent? Unless you’re a fan of over-dubbed 70s German gentlemen’s-interest cinematic art-forms.

      • 61SpursNut 10/07/2018 at 2:23 pm

        Das ist mein favorische parten.

      • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 2:24 pm

        What about Japanese post 90’s installations. Like say..a ladder

    • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 2:26 pm

      You must be jurgen!
      Great stuff love the face of Germany as Jurgen Klinsmann

  • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 2:17 pm

    What a brilliant couple of days this has been: Hartley comes home and England reach the WC final. Smashing.

    • HD 10/07/2018 at 2:18 pm

      Life just doesn’t get any better!

    • MysteriousStranger 10/07/2018 at 2:19 pm

      Have Croatia withdrawn?

      • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 2:24 pm

        I’m beginning to think you might need to turn your ‘taking things too literally’ setting down a bit. Either that or I need to add explanatory footnotes to my admittedly poor gags.

        • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 2:25 pm

          Only High brow bashing allowed in the gallery please

        • MysteriousStranger 10/07/2018 at 2:35 pm

          Well if you can explain this gag go for your life.

          • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 2:48 pm

            Nope, don’t think I will. I think you’ve killed any humour that was in it stone dead. Thanks, though.

            • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 2:50 pm

              Same goes for my Tommy Morrison being of such high moral character that he wouldn’t stoop to bullying on the internet, ‘gag’.

              • MysteriousStranger 10/07/2018 at 2:55 pm

                The boxer and star of Rocky V? Well I’ve laughed more at these two responses, if it’s any consolation to you.

                • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 3:33 pm

                  It isn’t really any consolation. I’ve no idea why you choose to drag me into one of your peculiar little contentions today, but hey, well done, you caught me in a mistake. Fantastic! You win! Yay!

                  MysteriousStranger proved my comments weren’t funny because I mistook Tommy Robinson for Tommy Morrison!

                  I’ve no idea why you mentioned Tommy Robinson in the first place, although it did smack of the sly way you often try to make your points.

                  We can do this all day mate. It’s easy.

                  • MysteriousStranger 10/07/2018 at 4:01 pm

                    I’d rather not. Is there something sly about calling a twat a twat? Tommy Robinson fits the bill, an ill educated, ignorant twat. Sorry if that was too deep for you. And if you really are offended my me piping up to ask if Croatia have withdrawn, when you pronounced “how brilliant the last couple of days have been: Hartley comes home, and England reach the WC Final” – note the past tense applied – then might I suggest you grow a thicker skin? Or is it only classed as banter, when you pipe up, sorry, interact? Perhaps you’d like to draw up some more rules, so I can abide by them?

                    • MysteriousStranger 10/07/2018 at 4:02 pm

                      *by me…

                    • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 4:16 pm

                      Oh, I’m not offended. A little perplexed perhaps but not offended. However, I’ve come to realise that you enjoy waiting for someone to make a mistake so you can whinge about it and find you you rather entertaining now.

                    • MysteriousStranger 10/07/2018 at 5:31 pm

                      Whinge is an interesting choice of word.

            • MysteriousStranger 10/07/2018 at 2:53 pm

              😂 This is the best gag yet.

              • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 3:39 pm

                Thanks.

              • AntSpurs 10/07/2018 at 5:16 pm

                Suuup MS, everyting al reeet?

                • AntSpurs 10/07/2018 at 5:17 pm

                  Big up Fatty Boom Boom, hey sugar dumpling.

  • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 2:30 pm

    I like France and the French: I pretty much always have, at least since Napolean was quietly poisoned by the British whilst in exile on St Helena. But because of the Spurs content in Belgium’s squad I think I’ll go against my natural affections and plumb for Belgique.

    • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 2:30 pm

      *plump

      • Hartley 10/07/2018 at 2:31 pm

        It’s all muscle.

        • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 2:34 pm

          I do like the french passing when they are on but Belgies are physical and I think they have to stop Mbpappe

    • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 2:32 pm

      Of Corsica!!

    • UnkleTaff 10/07/2018 at 2:32 pm

      If England don’t win it I’d much rather see Hugo Lloris raise the trophy aloft than Eden Hazard, so for that reason I’ll be siding with the French tonight.

      • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 2:35 pm

        Im glad we dont agree Taff…first tine this millenium

      • HD 10/07/2018 at 2:36 pm

        As long as we beat Croatia, an active Spurs player(s) will lift the trophy. Splendid.

  • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 2:59 pm

    I have to go for the Belgies.
    I couldnt bear to see Kane Alli and Trippier destroy Hugo.

  • Hartley 10/07/2018 at 3:02 pm

    I’m not a big international football lover but I’ll wager a bet that I’m enjoying this world cup more than most gooners are.

    • Sexy Beast 10/07/2018 at 3:06 pm

      Hehe

    • HD 10/07/2018 at 3:06 pm

      I bet you are correctamundo.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 10/07/2018 at 3:16 pm

      Yep same here, started with no expectations but now enjoying the ride. Not nervous like I used to be when watching England in me younger years, just pleased to see us not embarrass ourselves for a change.

    • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 3:19 pm

      They are studying Kazakastan teams as we speak

  • Sexy Beast 10/07/2018 at 3:20 pm

    I go with Taff on this one, much rather see Hugo lift the trophy then Rat face especially if England win tomorrow night. The thought of us losing the final and that cnut jigging around the pitch with that shiney gold ball makes me wanna vomit.

    • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 3:21 pm

      Not be purely Belgie
      Ad Verts!

      • AntSpurs 10/07/2018 at 5:07 pm

        Great to see you around you Harts you old bastard 😊 missed ya. Who’s this sicko cunt ?

        • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 5:15 pm

          Where have you been Ant?

          • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 5:16 pm

            Im afraid to ask…..

            • AntSpurs 10/07/2018 at 5:28 pm

              Hahaha, been taking care of a friend with MS who’s paralysed from the neck down. Half the job is dealing with high class escorts and their agencies for him who aren’t getting out the door in 20 minutes. Might have to start one up meself. What you been up to matey?

              • AntSpurs 10/07/2018 at 5:29 pm

                Afraid to ask

                • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 5:42 pm

                  You are a unique character Ant!
                  Good you are doing good…how are the escorts Ant ?
                  All ok with me Ant Sunny Afternoon…going to watch our players in a pub….

                  • AntSpurs 10/07/2018 at 5:54 pm

                    Cheers, yeah it’s quite difficult when Spanish and Italians are actually Romanians (not that there’s anything wrong…) or 5ft 5’s turning up at 6ft 5 and those with teeth maybe missing a few but apart from that. Most aren’t disabled friendly, have all the patter before they arrive so they turn up and let him down, it’s a problem. Just trying to build up a suitable portfolio for him. It’s a lottery. Anyways, I’ll sort it out. Having a few sherbets in the sun eh, WC with the Spurs lads on show, don’t get much better eh?

                    • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 6:49 pm

                      You are top notch Ant!

                    • AntSpurs 10/07/2018 at 7:07 pm

                      Feeling mutual Ron, enjoy !!!

    • Hartley 10/07/2018 at 3:27 pm

      There’s a fair chance he’d drop it

      • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 5:18 pm

        Love you mate!
        Missed THIS!

    • AntSpurs 10/07/2018 at 5:13 pm

      Go on sexy B. Nice to see ya to see ya….

      • Sexy Beast 10/07/2018 at 5:14 pm

        To see ya …..nice 🙂

  • cavey 10/07/2018 at 4:12 pm

    England will triumph!!!!

    • AntSpurs 10/07/2018 at 5:13 pm

      Caveeeey what’s up bruva ? Hope tings are well.

      • cavey 10/07/2018 at 5:29 pm

        Hey, Ant. Good to talk to you. Hope your well.

        • AntSpurs 10/07/2018 at 5:31 pm

          Good mate, great to see almost a full quota of brethren on the scene.

  • DAVID 10/07/2018 at 4:39 pm

    Big hello to Harts, welcome to the blog.
    Was expecting nothing from England so the tournament has been an absolute joy so far and really hoping the experience improves our players further.

    • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 5:22 pm

      David our status has gone through the roof!!!
      When the commentator says in the final and in this game there are 8 Tottenham players or
      The Captains of both teams are Tottenham players
      Or Modric and Chadli were both ex Tottenham men….Arrrrgggghhh..

  • 61SpursNut 10/07/2018 at 5:23 pm

    Narcissist in chief just has to try and take the limelight.

    • Sexy Beast 10/07/2018 at 5:24 pm

      Why the deleted comment?

      • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 5:25 pm

        What deleted comment?

      • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 5:26 pm

        Some anonymous coward posted a revolting comment about one of our valued contributors.

        • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 5:27 pm

          Why is this night different than all other nights?

          • 61SpursNut 10/07/2018 at 5:28 pm

            That’s something only the mentally sick coward can answer.

          • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 5:28 pm

            It was particularly cowardly and revolting.

            • Sexy Beast 10/07/2018 at 5:44 pm

              Hairy Muff

              • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 5:50 pm

                He has to look onside for redemption.
                But he doesnt have the clarity to do that. It takes work. Not blaming others

            • McG ⚽⚽ 10/07/2018 at 5:54 pm

              Who was it aimed at Spurts?

              • 61SpursNut 10/07/2018 at 5:55 pm

                That information doesn’t need to be shared.

                • AntSpurs 10/07/2018 at 5:57 pm

                  A thicko coward cunt who needs no time.

                  • Caspurs 10/07/2018 at 6:02 pm

                    Lettuce move on. 👍

                • McG ⚽⚽ 10/07/2018 at 6:01 pm

                  Well, that depends on whether you wanna defend yourself Nut!

                  • Caspurs 10/07/2018 at 6:05 pm

                    What? Nut is entirely correct, it’s best to move on and let it go. 👍

                    • UnkleTaff 10/07/2018 at 6:05 pm

                      Absolutely. Please can no one make any further comments regarding this matter.

                    • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 6:50 pm

                      Agreed Taff

  • Fatty B 10/07/2018 at 5:28 pm

    MysteriousStranger
    This is the best gag yet.

    I don’t want to argue with you, Mysty. Let’s move on?

    • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 5:29 pm

      👍

    • MysteriousStranger 11/07/2018 at 12:13 pm

      Sure, initiate an argument from practically nothing, make assertions about me and my character, then throw this out? You do what you want, and I’ll do the same.

  • HD 10/07/2018 at 6:17 pm

    Dembele starts for Belgium. So three Spurs for them, Hugo for France, I predict Spurs will have an impact. 😬

    • DAVID 10/07/2018 at 6:25 pm

      Still a lot of our players left in the competition, doubt if any other team is as heavily represented.

      • Caspurs 10/07/2018 at 6:39 pm

        Nope, this is the ‘Spurs’ World Cup.

        • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 6:51 pm

          I love it!!!@

          Never before GOTTA LOVE POCH!!!!!!!

  • UnkleTaff 10/07/2018 at 6:27 pm

    For all France’s individual talent, Kante is the one that really makes them tick. Stop him from playing and you effectively stop them. This could well be the thinking behind Dembele’s selection tonight.

    • HD 10/07/2018 at 6:36 pm

      That plus Meunier suspended. Interesting that Martinez stays with Chadli over Mertens.

    • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 6:51 pm

      Mbpappe is a danger

      • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 6:53 pm

        Chadli is an impact player!!!

  • Caspurs 10/07/2018 at 6:43 pm

    Reports on t’wireless say that DeBruyne is playing wing back, is this true???

  • Flat Oeuf 10/07/2018 at 6:48 pm
    • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 6:52 pm

      Bread and Butter Pudding!!!

    • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 6:53 pm

      This ine…WAFFLES!!!

  • ronwol196061 10/07/2018 at 7:04 pm

    Belgium good shape

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