Dan Terrierorises the oppo

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Following our wanderings from the San Siro to the Amex to Stadium MK in the space of eight days, we now head to the Kirklees for 3pm Saturday, virtually a year to the day since our last visit there.

Which, incidentally, saw us record our first league victory away to the Terriers since we dished out a 5-2 thwumping way back in the black & white days of 1954 (match report from Ronwol to follow 😊).

That 4-0 last season made it four out of four on the road for the mighty Tots following victories at Goodison, St James and (as Chauvelin rightly pointed out on the bloeug last week) what started out as the proverbial stroll in the Upton but soon disintegrated into what could have been the tossing away of a three-goal lead to those pikey little Spammers in Stratford.

Thanks to our sporadic home-form, though, we travelled to Huddersfield on eleven points this time last season, with a goal difference of plus five, one point and two goals worse off than we are this year.

I’m always slightly wary of simply comparing seasons by games played, though, as so much is dependent on how kindly or unkindly the fixtures fall, so I’ve taken a look at our results against the equivalent opponents last season to see how we fared, and have smacked myself in the mouth with the discovery that our stats are still ever so slightly better, this time by three points and two goals.

Which, being honest, just doesn’t seem possible given the fact our performances since United away have left so much to be desired.

Admittedly, trying to compare like-for-like this way involves some jiggery-pokery as I’ve had to swap last season’s home-draw against West Brom with this season’s home-win against Fulham (bottom of last season’s prem compared to the team which came up via the play-offs, so, theoretically, the weakest of the promoted and relegated sides), but, still, it at least shows that our premier league results are presently better than last time around, when we finished third, no matter what way you want to compare them, and no matter how negative some of the spin around this season’s performances have been over the past couple of weeks.

Still, though, something about Tottenham’s performances in the last eight days just doesn’t seem right, even though we’ve squeaked two and narrowly pipped another: To paraphrase something Nutty posted during the Brighton game, at times it’s just not been enjoyable to watch. Our five goals in those games have been a slight fluke from Eriksen, two penalties, and two great goals finished on the counter by Lamela, whereas four of the five conceded have come late, one being a great strike from a great striker given waaaaaaaayyyy too much space on the edge of our box, another being a shoddily defended corner, and the other two coming from counter attacks where we had been pressing the opposition high up the pitch rather than sitting back trying to protect what we had.

We also presented Brighton with a great chance straight after they’d scored in a very similar fashion, so, like Watford, that game could have ended two-two.

At this point in time, as far as I’m concerned, we’ve been nowhere near as resilient as our best performances under Poch, and nowhere near as exhilarating either.

Despite this, I don’t mind admitting I’m dumb (-dumb?) enough to walk away from pretty dire overall performances such as Wednesday’s Carabo Cup game against Watford or the late scare against Brighton with a greater sense of satisfaction than I got out of last season’s game against Huddersfield, which was pretty much done and dusted by the time Kane scored our third with a sumptuous spin and finish from the edge of the box in the 23rd minute: Other than the novelty of Sissoko scoring in injury time, who really remembers anything else about the majority of this game?

It’s all context, I guess, and a stroll in the park against a team you have no real rivalry with and totally outperform on the day just doesn’t get the blood thrumming and the Peroni tops popping the way a topsy-turvy ending can, even though our topsy-turvy endings in the last few games have been caused by shoddy performances at other points in the game.

Plus, in all three of the matches we’ve played since last Tuesday, I feel there have been hints of an overall return to aggressive pressing football with a goal-threat on the counter, and – towards the end of the Brighton game, at least – some actual proof that Harry Kane is… well, Harry Kane.

As slight as these hints have been, I never got the sense any were present in the games against Watford away and Dippers at Wembley.

I’d still rather sit through a stroll in the park this coming Saturday, though, so I’ll be hoping for a repeat of last season’s performance against Huddersfield, and another welcome three points ahead of the small matter of Messi & co at Wembley next Wednesday (for anyone wanting to watch either of these games on the net, by the way, I’m reliably informed they will be streaming in high-definition on hartleycam.co.uk).

The fact Huddersfield are having a pretty miserable season of it themselves at the moment, with only two points to their name and having been beaten 6-1 by City and 3-0 by Chelsea in their last two games (compared to something like nine points this time last season), suggests anything less than a repeat of our four-nil win really will represent this season’s first true backward step from Poch and the boys: It’s unlikely we’ll be the only β€˜big’ team to lose to Dippers at home and Watford away before next May rolls around. A slip up against Huddersfield simply can’t be excused the same way.

Comments
  • Bruxie 28/09/2018 at 8:35 am

    No Eriksen on Saturday.
    Now we’ll see if we can do without him.
    Abdominal problem.
    Haven’t we all?

  • Fatty B 28/09/2018 at 8:46 am

    ?cid=3640f6095baddbbe68564859734a9bad

    Spoz knows.

    • Flat Oeuf 28/09/2018 at 8:57 am

      ?cid=4bf119fc5baddeb8664d4b6f6321bdc4

    • Superspoz πŸ† 28/09/2018 at 9:26 am

      It’s definitely swollen innit..
      The ankle is pretty bad too..

  • Fatty B 28/09/2018 at 8:49 am

    Spurs v Udders in a Field:

    ?cid=3640f6095baddc947337322f4d698d32

    • wasdanspurs 28/09/2018 at 10:10 am

      Has anyone asked this cow when the train is coming?

  • SpurAndy πŸ’ πŸ₯§ 28/09/2018 at 9:04 am

    Another good read Dan, I’m hoping we can really shake the cobwebs off and give em a good pasting.

    • wasdanspurs 28/09/2018 at 10:12 am

      Cheers SpurAndy. Would be great if we do dish out a pasting.

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 28/09/2018 at 9:13 am

    Was I really that depressed? It was so unlike me to post such stuff.

    One of my earliest football memories is of Huddersfield. As in collecting those sticky in the booky things in the early seventies. Them with their blue and white stripes and Ipswich with their funny name and blue shirts. I gravitated to the blue shorted and white shirted fellows though to differentiate myself from my twin brother gooner. Never regretted it as I became a grup and graduated to Woodberry Down secondary school.

    And that year this memorable mob won our second European trophy against Wolves:
    Jennings, Kinnear, England, Beal, Knowles, Mullery, Perryman, Peters, Coates, Chivers, Gilzean.

    • SpurAndy πŸ’ πŸ₯§ 28/09/2018 at 9:40 am

      I was there, on the hallowed turf.

    • wasdanspurs 28/09/2018 at 10:15 am

      I did think it was unlike you, Nutty. We’re definitely due an upturn in satisfaction levels soon,though.

  • foeorfreund 28/09/2018 at 9:44 am

    Likey Dan.

    • wasdanspurs 28/09/2018 at 10:15 am

      Cheers, FoF.

  • HD πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 28/09/2018 at 12:49 pm

    Oh, Danny boy! πŸ‘

    • SpurAndy πŸ’ πŸ₯§ 28/09/2018 at 1:00 pm

      Good start for your boys HD β›³.

      • HD πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 28/09/2018 at 2:46 pm

        Your lads are roaring back. This will be tight, all the way. πŸ‘

        • Caspurs 28/09/2018 at 2:53 pm

          When does it finish?

          • SpurAndy πŸ’ πŸ₯§ 28/09/2018 at 3:06 pm

            Sunday, shirley you’re watching?

            • DAVID 28/09/2018 at 3:21 pm

              I usually love watching the Ryder cup but am struggling with this years football style spectators and the cheering of opposition missed putts / shots, most of which seems to be coming from supporters of Europe.

              • SpurAndy πŸ’ πŸ₯§ 28/09/2018 at 3:24 pm

                You must have watched the ones in the US big D, don’t think we’re quite so bad. But agree don’t like to hear it.

              • DAVID 28/09/2018 at 3:29 pm

                If it was wrong for their supporters to carry on like that, it’s equally wrong for ours.
                Plus this is the first day, it usually gets worse as the competition progresses.

            • Caspurs 28/09/2018 at 3:34 pm

              Nope, I’ve been painting things just so I can watch them dry…

    • wasdanspurs 28/09/2018 at 1:36 pm

      Thanks, HD!

  • McG⚽⚽ 28/09/2018 at 1:14 pm

    Enjoyed that Danspurtz! We do need to play without Eriksen, maybe Lamela or Alli to sit a little deeper? Kane, Son, Moura, Lamela, Alli, pretty much all of those have managed near on 20 goals in a season at some stage. Shouldn’t have a problem scoring goals, just down to Poch to get it right…

    • wasdanspurs 28/09/2018 at 1:41 pm

      Cheers, McG. Enjoyed your bloeug the other week too but was having admin issues and all my comments were going straight to the spam folder (I accidentally deleted one of your comments while I was trying to sort the issue out – sorry πŸ˜’). Will be interesting to see how we cope without Eriksen, but think you’re right – we’ve definitely got the players to fill in, it’s just whether Poch gets the set-up right.

      • McG ⚽⚽ 28/09/2018 at 5:16 pm

        Cheers for fessing up, did wonder what I’d done wrong!! lol

  • Elyid 28/09/2018 at 3:13 pm

    Good read Dan, I too am reluctant to constantly look back, each season is different, the opposition have likely changed and it all comes down the performance on the day.
    Much as I like Eriksen I think this is a good opportunity to try something different. The combination of Lamela, Deli and Moura could be quite exciting. If we can get Son in the mix too then that will be a lot handle for anyone?

    • SpurAndy πŸ’ πŸ₯§ 28/09/2018 at 3:22 pm

      I think Son is still feeling the after effects of the recent tourney so I think he’ll pick up soon, hopefully.
      We’ve not really hit our straps yet so there’s plenty of room for improvement and the fact that we’re still 5th after some poor results and performances, Im personally in a positive frame of mind for the rest of the season.

    • wasdanspurs 28/09/2018 at 3:28 pm

      Cheers, Elyid. I’m hoping Eriksen not being available will have the same effect Kane’s injury against Bournemouth seemed to last season, freeing up some of the lesser-lights to take centre-stage. I think he’s a great player, but he’s definitely had a very quiet start to the season by his own standards. Besides, with all respect to Huddersfield, if we can’t beat them just because we’re missing Eriksen, we’re really going to struggle to come top four or win a pot this season.

  • Chauvelin 28/09/2018 at 4:04 pm

    Chas Hodges being remembered on Radio Four’s Last Word right now.

    • Chauvelin 28/09/2018 at 4:10 pm

      Decent seven minute segment you can catch on pod cast of course.

      A fitting tribute emphasising just how talented as a musician/songwriter he was and the cleverness of his lyrics. Nice.

  • Chauvelin 28/09/2018 at 4:17 pm

    Hey Dan, good bloggings. At the moment Spurs are playing well in patches, but not maintaining a grip for the full 90 minutes. I reckon that is down to tiredness amongst our main talents and I expect things to improve over time, so long as injuries don’t force Pochettino to keep flogging the same players. Big shame about Aurier, for example. That pushes Trippier unless KWP is given a chance.

    • wasdanspurs 28/09/2018 at 5:14 pm

      Thanks very much! Definitely a big shame about Serge. For every hair-brained thing he’s done at the back, there’s been at least one great ball into the box, and I thought he was looking a bit more solid defense-wise in his last few outings. Wouldn’t shock me if KWP and Rose featured tomorrow. Full-back seems to be a position Poch is keen on rotating.

      • McG ⚽⚽ 28/09/2018 at 5:21 pm

        I’d say Serge has made tackle of the season for Spurs, was a nailed on goal he stopped there against Watford.

  • SeattleSpursGuy 28/09/2018 at 5:08 pm

    Congrats to Foyth on his first call-up to the Argentina national team. I’ll try to ignore him playing for ‘Tottenham Hotspurs.’

    • stevo1987 28/09/2018 at 5:12 pm

      No “Lammmelllllaaaaaa!!!” ?

      • Chauvelin 28/09/2018 at 5:14 pm

        Can’t afford to let him go.

      • Caspurs 28/09/2018 at 6:24 pm

        Result!!!

    • Chauvelin 28/09/2018 at 5:16 pm

      If Foyth gets a cap will he be the most inexperienced Argentine international player ever? Has he managed two dozen first team games in his career?

      • Chauvelin 28/09/2018 at 5:35 pm

        Just looked at Tansfermarkt. Foyth has had a grand career total of 15 first team games (8 for us last season) clocking up 1350 minutes.

        On that basis he gets a call up? He might be a Spurs player but that is still preposterous.

        • Chauvelin 28/09/2018 at 5:37 pm

          Maybe a great forward talent it would be understandable, but to have a defender with hardly any experience seems bonkers.

  • Chauvelin 28/09/2018 at 5:12 pm

    Has Messi retired from Argentina?

    • Sexy Beast 28/09/2018 at 5:49 pm

      Taking some time out, a year i think.

  • Fatty B 28/09/2018 at 6:07 pm

    Good Evensong, gentlemen parishioners.
    I treated myself to a tin of Malibu and pineapple (2 gib, Co-Op) yummy. Do yourselves a favour and get one down your necks.

    • McG ⚽⚽ 28/09/2018 at 6:18 pm

      Evening Spurts, hope you good? Not sure what to drink tonight, might have a couple of whiskys!

      • Fatty B 28/09/2018 at 8:11 pm

        Feckin’ whisky, is it? Gad!

    • 89Spurs πŸ‘ 28/09/2018 at 6:21 pm

      Good evening to you, just done a Barbque burgers and bangers, washed down, with couple of 1664 pints.
      Now settling down, to good night on Flat Oeuf.
      Have a great eve all, keep safe.

    • Chauvelin 28/09/2018 at 6:26 pm

      Pot of Tetley Tea. Old style. I drink so much tea and coffee it’s unreal.

      • 89Spurs πŸ‘ 28/09/2018 at 6:29 pm

        Too much Coffee not good for you, I keep it down to four cups per day. Mixed with a cuppa of tea or two.

        • Chauvelin 28/09/2018 at 6:49 pm

          Four cups? I manage that by lunch time.

          • 89Spurs πŸ‘ 28/09/2018 at 6:53 pm

            Who am I, to preach to the converted.

            • Chauvelin 28/09/2018 at 7:02 pm

              Should I take advice from someone who mixes his tea and coffee? Ugh!

              • 89Spurs πŸ‘ 28/09/2018 at 7:05 pm

                Not in the same cup !!

    • Fatty B 28/09/2018 at 6:36 pm

      Chinese takeaway tonight, washed down with two tins of G&T. Oh yeah, and a Terry’s Choc Orange (Β£1 at Co-Op (down from Β£3.50!!)). Boom!

      • stevo1987 28/09/2018 at 6:40 pm

        I’ll have a bottle of red and then spout nonsense on here for a couple of hours. I’m in the bad books with her indoors…

        • Caspurs 28/09/2018 at 6:59 pm

          What have you done now..

          • 89Spurs πŸ‘ 28/09/2018 at 6:59 pm

            Sinned!!!

          • stevo1987 28/09/2018 at 7:07 pm

            We are going to a christening Sunday and, apparently, I’m not allowed to wear jeans. wtf?

            • Caspurs 28/09/2018 at 7:12 pm

              Bloody scandalous, what’s the World coming to!? You’ll be expected to wear a tie next.

              • stevo1987 28/09/2018 at 7:16 pm

                Anyway what do people think? Jeans – yes or no?

                • Caspurs 28/09/2018 at 7:18 pm

                  Fine by me but, what would the family having the christening expect.

                  • 89Spurs πŸ‘ 28/09/2018 at 7:37 pm

                    It’s a no no! Old school. Try classy shorts?

                • Fatty B 28/09/2018 at 7:48 pm

                  Heathen.

                • Sexy Beast 28/09/2018 at 7:49 pm

                  Your Mrs has this one right Stevo.

                  • stevo1987 28/09/2018 at 7:53 pm

                    Booger. I’ll have see if I have any that still fit me.

                    • stevo1987 28/09/2018 at 8:04 pm

                      Aha cunning plan. “Yes Dear I’ll wear trousers if you drive home”. There is a bit of a do after all that religious guff.

      • 89Spurs πŸ‘ 28/09/2018 at 6:40 pm

        What’s the tins of G&T get yourself a bottle of Hendricks, some bottles of Tonic, and a slice of cucumber, with ice. That’s living.

        • 89Spurs πŸ‘ 28/09/2018 at 6:41 pm

          Forgot the Choc orange, have two.

          • Caspurs 28/09/2018 at 7:02 pm

            Eh? One Choc orange is one too many.

            • Fatty B 28/09/2018 at 7:15 pm

              Stop it, you minky.

              • Caspurs 28/09/2018 at 7:21 pm

                Minky knows best.

          • Fatty B 28/09/2018 at 7:14 pm

            I had two last weekend and they wrecked my week. Only just recovered.

        • Fatty B 28/09/2018 at 7:16 pm

          Tins of G&T are Β£1 each. Yum.

          • 89Spurs πŸ‘ 28/09/2018 at 7:20 pm

            Pound Shop! Check the date, use by.

            • Caspurs 28/09/2018 at 7:22 pm

              #clenched

            • Fatty B 28/09/2018 at 7:49 pm

              *Co-Op

  • Chauvelin 28/09/2018 at 6:29 pm

    Against Watford it was great to see Dembele carrying the ball forward with power and getting an assist. More please. Why don’t you boss games Mousa?

    • stevo1987 28/09/2018 at 7:12 pm

      He runs out of puff, only good for twenty minutes.

      • Fatty B 28/09/2018 at 7:15 pm

        I’m sure Spoz could sort him out a little 16th.

        • Superspoz πŸ† 28/09/2018 at 8:51 pm

          Irie

  • Sexy Beast 28/09/2018 at 7:51 pm

    Ice cold bottles of Becks…………

  • Fatty B 28/09/2018 at 8:16 pm

    Good night, chums. See y’all tomoz.

    • 89Spurs πŸ‘ 28/09/2018 at 8:20 pm

      Sleep well, no indigestion I hope, blame the choc.
      See you in the morning.

  • Northern Spur 28/09/2018 at 8:49 pm

    Chauvelin
    Chas Hodges being remembered on Radio Four’s Last Word right now.

    β€˜The Spurs Show’ podcast produced a special tribute edition this week, including news of a drive to get one of C&Ds best known songs to #1 by this time next week (Ain’t no pleasing you, I think). Buy it, download it, stream it, etc., is what they exhort!

    BTW, if you don’t subscribe already to this weekly podcast, I strongly recommend you take a listen.

    • Matt 28/09/2018 at 8:53 pm

      It was a great song though I was more a β€œpoor old mr woogie” man myself.

  • Northern Spur 28/09/2018 at 8:52 pm

    SeattleSpursGuy
    Congrats to Foyth on his first call-up to the Argentina national team. I’ll try to ignore him playing for β€˜Tottenham Hotspurs.’
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    I’m not complaining, but how did he get a work permit?

  • Superspoz πŸ† 28/09/2018 at 8:55 pm

    Just got back from the annual school disco. It turns that all those years of hard-core raving was nuffing but practice to the *best dad dancer in the world. I nailed it.

    • Superspoz πŸ† 28/09/2018 at 8:56 pm

      to be

    • Northern Spur 28/09/2018 at 8:57 pm

      Not graduated yet?

    • Caspurs 28/09/2018 at 9:29 pm

      Murder on the dance floor..

    • Chauvelin 28/09/2018 at 10:52 pm

      Can’t beat classic Disco.

  • Matt 28/09/2018 at 8:57 pm

    Just back from Berlin and having some proper British food. Chicken vindaloo in my favourite curry house. Fats will know which one.

    • stevo1987 28/09/2018 at 9:00 pm

      Airlift?

      • Matt 28/09/2018 at 9:31 pm

        Even I’m not old enough to remember that!

  • Northern Spur 28/09/2018 at 9:18 pm

    Extract from BBC website:

    Is Lamela finally coming good?

    Erik Lamela
    Erik Lamela has scored two goals this season
    Erik Lamela has been at Tottenham for six years. During that period, you would probably struggle to find a standout game from the midfielder when he ran the show and ripped apart all in front of him.

    There were big expectations for Lamela when he was signed from Roma for Β£25m in 2013, the same transfer window in which Gareth Bale left for Real Madrid in a then world-record Β£85m deal.

    The two players’ career could not have gone much more differently, with Bale finding the net on a regular basis for Real, winning four Champions League titles, while Lamela has struggled badly for matches and form.

    But is the Argentine finally starting to turn it around and get back to his best?

    Lamela’s Premier League career at Spurs
    Games Goals Assists
    2018-19 3 2 1
    2017-18 25 2 2
    2016-17 9 1 1
    2015-16 34 5 9
    2014-15 33 2 7
    2013-14 9 0 1
    Lamela has scored in his past two Premier League games – both as a substitute – the same number he scored in 25 games in the competition last term, and has also provided an assist.

    • stevo1987 28/09/2018 at 9:27 pm

      He’s better that Sissoko.

      • Caspurs 28/09/2018 at 9:31 pm

        Is ‘that’ the wine talking?

        • stevo1987 28/09/2018 at 9:52 pm

          I’m better than Sissoko and I got ran over by a bus.

          • 89Spurs πŸ‘ 28/09/2018 at 9:54 pm

            Sorry, no 2 on the list!!!

          • Caspurs 28/09/2018 at 10:08 pm

            I’ve no doubt the (probably decommissioned) bus is better than Sissoko.

          • Hartley 28/09/2018 at 11:02 pm

            You’re shitting us, a bus ran you over?

            • Chauvelin 28/09/2018 at 11:07 pm

              And then reversed apparently.

              • Hartley 28/09/2018 at 11:28 pm

                I was referring to Stevo not Sissoko.

                • Fatty B 29/09/2018 at 1:24 am

                  Sisstevo.

  • Flat Oeuf 28/09/2018 at 10:05 pm

    If you think our fans are bad, cop a gander at what the Woolwich mob are up to:

    https://twitter.com/gunflashclaude/status/1045671696328531969?s=21

    • Chauvelin 28/09/2018 at 10:40 pm

      Who is this DT they refer to? Anyone know?

      • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 28/09/2018 at 10:49 pm

        Headphone guy, Wenger backer?

        • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 28/09/2018 at 10:50 pm

          WRONG!

        • Chauvelin 28/09/2018 at 10:55 pm

          The bloke who holds the mic is called Robbie I believe? Dunno who DT is.

          • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 28/09/2018 at 11:11 pm

            I know I souldn’t sully this fine bloeug, but …

            • Chauvelin 28/09/2018 at 11:56 pm

  • Chauvelin 28/09/2018 at 10:46 pm

    stevo1987
    Anyway what do people think? Jeans – yes or no?

    Could always go in for the Godspell look.

  • Chauvelin 28/09/2018 at 10:50 pm

    Northern Spur

    Chauvelin
    Chas Hodges being remembered on Radio Four’s Last Word right now.

    β€˜The Spurs Show’ podcast produced a special tribute edition this week, including news of a drive to get one of C&Ds best known songs to #1 by this time next week (Ain’t no pleasing you, I think). Buy it, download it, stream it, etc., is what they exhort!
    BTW, if you don’t subscribe already to this weekly podcast, I strongly recommend you take a listen.

    Yes, the program played a bit and highly praised it. Chas was a big fan of Fats Domino.

  • Hartley 28/09/2018 at 11:13 pm

    Great bloeug Dan, just so you know but hartleycam.co.uk got taken down a while back due to alleged watershed breaches based on too much fucking swearing apparently?

    • HD πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 28/09/2018 at 11:47 pm

      Not fucking fair Harts. It’s bullshit.

      • Hartley 28/09/2018 at 11:59 pm

        We sing from the same bastard song sheet brother Horny.

        • Chauvelin 29/09/2018 at 12:02 am

          Have fun tomorrow Hartley. Bring some good luck to the lads.

          • Hartley 29/09/2018 at 12:11 am

            I will be shouting them on from the inside, I was in the kop at Anfield when I think Crooks maybe Archibald scored to put us 1 up in a game we hadn’t won for over 70 years back in the 80’s, I took a bit of a hiding for my actions that day which was a bit of an eye opener in more ways than one.

            • Hartley 29/09/2018 at 12:15 am

              Crooks.

  • HD πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 28/09/2018 at 11:44 pm

    Let’s see, Eriksen wounded, now Dele damaged, Lloris still shelved, Vorm comatose. The next few matches will be very interesting.

    • HD πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 28/09/2018 at 11:46 pm

      I can’t spell my email either.

  • HD πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 28/09/2018 at 11:45 pm

    Oh yeah, Aurier bamboozled also.

    • Chauvelin 28/09/2018 at 11:59 pm

      You heard something about Serge’s injury HornDog?

  • HD πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 29/09/2018 at 1:11 am

    Nah, just commenting that he’s out, Eriksen out, Dele out, Lloris out. Vorm doesn’t count because we have Zinga.

  • Ronwol196061 29/09/2018 at 3:08 am

    I’m just watching the first half of the Watford game now
    We have no fckuking idea how to bring the ball out of defence. Too many players afraid of their own shadows.
    Sanchez the worst.
    Its a huge problem making so many nonsense passes out if defence

    • Ronwol196061 29/09/2018 at 3:10 am

      When they finally move the ball up nobody is running into space… Crap

  • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 29/09/2018 at 4:10 am

    In the end its the player that cant do anything that does something and its about time. Yes Dembele has been a solid player for most of the last few years but rarely does he create anything. He did in this one.With one less player on the opposition and one of the few times we saw space. It was well done by Dembele and Lamela. But really this game?????
    Theres a load of bench players that need shifting out.

  • Northern Spur 29/09/2018 at 7:35 am

    Dele’s out of the BarΓ§a game with a hamstring, according to the UK media. Not good news!

    • Flat Oeuf 29/09/2018 at 7:46 am

      Morning, NS. That is indeed bad news. Poch has been trying to rotate, but it’s looking like he’ll have to play Moura, Lamela, Son and Kane today…then most of them again on Wedneesday, with the possible addition of Eriksen to give someone a break.

      Personally, I’d like to see Llorente given some game time today as I still believe Kane needs rest and Id like him fresh for BarΓ§a.

      I suppose he could push Winks or DembΓ©lΓ© further up the pitch as a sub in an emergenc, if one of our 3 AMs look knackered.

      I’d take a draw today if everyone came off the pitch not injured and fresh enough for midweek. (I wouldn’t really)

      • Caspurs 29/09/2018 at 7:54 am

        Disappointing news. We do seem to be suffering quite a few muscle injuries atm.

      • Superspoz πŸ† 29/09/2018 at 7:59 am

        Good shout about Kane. Another day off won’t do any harm. We should have far too for Huddersfield.

        • Caspurs 29/09/2018 at 8:01 am

          *much?

          • Superspoz πŸ† 29/09/2018 at 8:09 am

      • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 29/09/2018 at 11:21 am

        I think putting Dembele in further up the field cant be bad.Our defence/mid should hold Huddersfield and we need more going forward

  • Superspoz πŸ† 29/09/2018 at 8:01 am

    Not sure about co-ops fair trade coffee. Might go back to the one made by the slaves.

  • Superspoz πŸ† 29/09/2018 at 8:10 am

    Eggs, soft boiled or poached? Damn these first world problems!

    • SpurAndy πŸ’ πŸ₯§ 29/09/2018 at 8:12 am

      Sracblemd?

      • Superspoz πŸ† 29/09/2018 at 8:20 am

    • Caspurs 29/09/2018 at 8:19 am

      Coddled?

      • Superspoz πŸ† 29/09/2018 at 8:26 am

        Nah, nobody eva coddles me.

        • Caspurs 29/09/2018 at 9:16 am

          Eva? Nah, that’s Molly’s department.

    • Fatty B 29/09/2018 at 10:18 am

      Invitro fertilised?

  • Flat Oeuf 29/09/2018 at 8:53 am

    I’ll be spending some time with the family this afternoon as I’ve been away for work for ages and I can’t quite get the timings right to watch the game live. I’ve tried but it’s like one of those insoluble brain teasers where someone’s unhappy at the end of it. Today, it’s me.

    Who’s up for doing a new bloeug once the teamsheet is out?

    • Caspurs 29/09/2018 at 9:14 am

      I’m fairly sure I can cobble summit together. πŸ‘

      • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 29/09/2018 at 9:54 am

        Can’t wait to see the cobblers you post.

  • Chauvelin 29/09/2018 at 10:02 am

    SpurAndy πŸ’ πŸ₯§
    Sracblemd?

    Famous cryptic crossword clue was: geggs (9,4)

    Scrambled eggs.

    • Chauvelin 29/09/2018 at 10:02 am

      Oops! *Gegs

    • Fatty B 29/09/2018 at 10:14 am

      Famous cryptic crossword clue blooper was: geggs (9,4)

      Scrambled eggs.

      • Chauvelin 29/09/2018 at 10:17 am

        I can’t do cryptic puzzles but I admire the twisted thought processes involved.

        • Fatty B 29/09/2018 at 10:21 am

          That’s why Taff’s so good at ’em.

  • Superspoz πŸ† 29/09/2018 at 10:18 am

    Poached got the nod btw..

    • Caspurs 29/09/2018 at 10:19 am

      I hope you put plenty of vinegar in the water, it’s the only way to avvum.

      • Superspoz πŸ† 29/09/2018 at 10:27 am

        That’s a myth. The trick is to crack em into a small siv first.

        • Fatty B 29/09/2018 at 10:29 am

          Ooh. It’s turning into a bitchy egg-off.

          • Superspoz πŸ† 29/09/2018 at 10:38 am

            • Caspurs 29/09/2018 at 10:41 am

              Only amateurs need a seive…

              • Fatty B 29/09/2018 at 10:42 am

                Viv Anderson?

              • Superspoz πŸ† 29/09/2018 at 11:07 am

                Pfft. I can poach an egg just by looking at it

                • Flat Oeuf 29/09/2018 at 11:20 am

                  ?

              • Fatty B 29/09/2018 at 11:35 am

                Sieve Anderson.

            • Fatty B 29/09/2018 at 10:43 am

              Egg Noggin.

            • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 29/09/2018 at 11:23 am

              Levembryos ready to save the world

              • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 29/09/2018 at 11:24 am

                or maybe just save

        • Fatty B 29/09/2018 at 10:46 am

          I don’t beliv you.

          • Superspoz πŸ† 29/09/2018 at 11:06 am

            Shiv stirer

            • Fatty B 29/09/2018 at 11:36 am

              Sieves you right.

    • Fatty B 29/09/2018 at 10:20 am

      Poachedettino.

      • Fatty B 29/09/2018 at 10:28 am

        Poachedeggttino

        • McG ⚽⚽ 29/09/2018 at 12:24 pm

          Todays team talk..

          ?itemid=5364634

          • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 29/09/2018 at 12:27 pm

            looks like Stephen Fry

  • Superspoz πŸ† 29/09/2018 at 11:28 am

    ..waidaminute!

    Eggs are from a chickens period!!

    • Caspurs 29/09/2018 at 11:48 am

      Period no. Eggtopic pregnancy yes.

      • Superspoz πŸ† 29/09/2018 at 12:40 pm

        Phew!

        • Caspurs 29/09/2018 at 12:46 pm

          Avian bird phew..

  • Chauvelin 29/09/2018 at 12:03 pm

    When did Alli get crocked? Some malicious sprite must have moved into Hotspur Way.

    • McG ⚽⚽ 29/09/2018 at 12:10 pm

      Apparently it went something like this…

  • McG ⚽⚽ 29/09/2018 at 12:18 pm

    So then, no Deli or CE today, Poch has his work cut out. Hopfully we’ll see us play something like:

    Gazza
    Tripps, Jugs, Sanchez, Verts, Rose
    Dembele Wanyama
    Lamela, Moura
    Kane.

    I’ll be surprised if we don’t go 5 at the back & keep at least one of Sonny, Lamela or Moura on the bench. I’d rest Dier & give Wanyama a game, we need him match fit, reckon this game is as good as any.

    • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 29/09/2018 at 12:26 pm

      Id put Kane on the bench for the first half and play Son there.Id also put Sanchez on the bench and put in Dier with Wanyama and Dembele more forward

      • McG ⚽⚽ 29/09/2018 at 12:35 pm

        Dier’s been awful Ron, I’d rest him personally. Also think Dier, Wanyama & Dembele is too defensive, we should still be smashing the likes of Huddersfield.

        • HD πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 29/09/2018 at 12:46 pm

          Much to your chagrin,McG, I predict a start for young Mr. Winks.

          • 89Spurs πŸ‘ 29/09/2018 at 1:02 pm

            I think you’re right, Horny.

            • Superspoz πŸ† 29/09/2018 at 1:04 pm

              He was good the other night, he’s getting back to his best.

          • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 29/09/2018 at 1:07 pm

            Poch will probably play Winks but he still has to show more than he has

        • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 29/09/2018 at 1:06 pm

          Dembele was great breaking forward for Lamelas goal the other night

          • Superspoz πŸ† 29/09/2018 at 1:09 pm

            I think Lamela made that pass look better then it was. I’m not having a go at him btw. He’s top drawer on his day.

            • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 29/09/2018 at 1:38 pm

              Its no coincidence that when he came on we actually became a team

              • Superspoz πŸ† 29/09/2018 at 1:39 pm

                Poch was spot on with the subs. Perfect timing too.

  • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 29/09/2018 at 1:08 pm

    Its all about Soul.

    Not when its United though.

    • HD πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 29/09/2018 at 1:11 pm

      β€œRubber Soul?”

      • Fatty B 29/09/2018 at 1:33 pm

        Our Souls?

        • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 29/09/2018 at 1:35 pm

          Soul Campbell

          • 89Spurs πŸ‘ 29/09/2018 at 1:40 pm

            Souless!

            • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 29/09/2018 at 1:41 pm

              Soulong United

            • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 29/09/2018 at 1:42 pm

              Mourinho Soulitary figure

  • Fatty B 29/09/2018 at 1:24 pm

    Spam 2 – 0 Manure

    Tee hee.

    • HD πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 29/09/2018 at 1:31 pm

      chortle

      • Superspoz πŸ† 29/09/2018 at 1:33 pm

        Now now people, utd can always get back. Not because they’re any good, because West ham is er.. West ham.

      • Fatty B 29/09/2018 at 1:34 pm

        Guffaw.

        • HD πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 29/09/2018 at 1:36 pm

          Snorf

          • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 29/09/2018 at 1:39 pm

            Achew

  • Caspurs 29/09/2018 at 1:30 pm

    When do William hill announce the team, and do you have to register on their site?
    Many fanku’s in advance.

  • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 29/09/2018 at 1:34 pm

    7/2 its 35 minutes before the start

    • Caspurs 29/09/2018 at 1:51 pm

      Is that a reply?

      • 89Spurs πŸ‘ 29/09/2018 at 1:56 pm

        7/2 the field, and for those watching in black and white, the yellow is behind the brown!!

  • Superspoz πŸ† 29/09/2018 at 1:55 pm

    Team sheet will be out in 4 minutes Cas. Is the new blog ready?

  • Fatty B 29/09/2018 at 2:03 pm

    Mourinhohohoho

  • HD πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 29/09/2018 at 2:07 pm

    Zinga, Tobes, Davins, Verts, Tripps, Rose’s, Moosa, Dye, Sonny, Luke, Superman

    • Caspurs 29/09/2018 at 2:07 pm

      Oh ffs!

      • Fatty B 29/09/2018 at 2:09 pm

        Caspurs – givvus a blog!
        Caspurs Caspurs – givvus a blog!

        • HD πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 29/09/2018 at 2:12 pm

          Bloggin’ ze Deutsch?

    • Frontwheel 2 29/09/2018 at 2:11 pm

      No Lammy,dammy

    • Fatty B 29/09/2018 at 2:13 pm

      Who’s Luke when he’s at home?

  • Goatboy 29/09/2018 at 2:16 pm

    Moura.

    • Fatty B 29/09/2018 at 2:30 pm

      Oops. Oh yeah.

    • Fatty B 29/09/2018 at 2:31 pm

      Oops. Oh yeah.

  • Caspurs 29/09/2018 at 2:17 pm

    I’ve cobbled some cobblings for your delectation..
    https://flatoeuf.com/theyre-cobblers-i-tellya-cobblers/

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