Dan’s Stat Attack

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danspurs writes:

Stats, stats, stats.  We all have differing views on how useful they are, and we all know the vast majority of them can be skewed to fit the narrative of the person producing them.

As an example, off the top of my head: Spurs are shit-hot at corners because we scored from 50% of the two we won at Old Trafford; Spurs are utterly shit at corners because we gurned our way through all ten at Watford with zero end-product.

For me, the two things I think about ahead of every premier league game are pretty simple – how are we performing points-wise compared to the same stage last season, and what did we do in the same fixture last season, irrespective of when that fixture took place – so I asked Flatty if he’d mind me having a go at producing a weekly post ahead of each Premier League fixture reminding the good ship Flat Oeuf of these two things and any other random snippets of nonsense I can manage to cram in:  Just the same as my wife around midday on any given Valentines Day, he said ‘you have a go and we’ll take it from there.  Definitely no promises, though.’.

So here I am, having a go.  As it’s still pretty early on in the season, I thought I’d also look back at where we stood following the fourth round of fixtures in each of Poch’s seasons in charge to date, and whether or not our fabled slow starts really have cost us title-bids compared to the teams who eventually triumphed.  Putting this first one together has been a bit rushed, though, so apologies in advance if I’ve mucked up my research on any of the results, or, even, got my seasons mixed up.

In Poch’s first season, 2014-15, our fourth game ended in a 2-2 draw away at Sunderland which saw us in sixth with seven points, already five points off the pace of eventual champions Chelsea.  A welcome away win against the Spammers in Poch’s first game and a battering of Arry’s QPR saw us all dreaming of glory and a truly brave new dawn until the Dippers did us 0-3 at the Lane back in the day when the only titles we were dreaming of were the deeds to Archways premises.  Despite already having given us that battering, though, Liverpool ended that fourth round of fixtures two places and one point behind us.

In 2015-16, a slow start saw us with only three points from four games, wallowing in sixteenth, following three draws and a loss, again five points off eventual champions Leicester, who we had drawn away to, along with home draws against Stoke and Everton and a narrow defeat at Old Trafford on the opening day.   Our dippy mates from Scouse-land ended the same round of fixtures in 7th with seven points.  We followed that by winning a scrappy game against Sunderland one-nil away, with Ryan Mason getting injured in the process of scoring our winner and rarely featuring for us again.  Two games later, though, we took City apart 4-1 at the Lane.  When Liverpool turned up at the Lane two weeks later, in the 9th round of fixtures, Jurgen Klopp’s first game spent on a touchline worrying about his car tyres saw honours shared 0-0.

Following that flash-in-the-pan season where all the big-boys had a year off, we were widely tipped to slide back to our Europa League status again, but 16/17 saw us sitting pretty in fifth after four matches, having won two and drawn two, only two points off eventual champions Chelsea, though four points off early pace-setters Man City.  As in Mo Po’s first season, those pesky dippers were lurking a point behind us, having already visited the Lane for our second home-game, securing a 1-1 draw.   Despite the fact White Hart Lane’s missing corner would surely ruin our season and cause weird winds to disrupt the flow of our game, a single Kane strike on 59 minutes would see us extend our unbeaten start to the season against Sunderland at home in the next round of fixtures, and, of course, we finished our last ever season at The Lane unbeaten and with our highest ever Premiership finish, second.  Wembley would see us slide back to our Europa League status next time around, though, for sure.

So on to last season, and the dreaded Wembley curse.   Following a painfully narrow home defeat to defending champions, Chelsea (I was there, and it was narrow, and it was painful) and a home draw against Burnley, we were sitting fifth on seven points following away wins over Newcastle and Everton.   Liverpool were in seventh, on seven points, having just been torn a new one away at the Etihad.  Despite this, those pesky dippers picked themselves up, brushed themselves off, and took the footballing world by storm, proving once again that they truly are the greatest club-side in the world.  Well, if that’s how you want to spin being ripped another new one by us five weeks later, finishing below us for something like the eighth season in nine, and winning exactly the same number of trophies as we did.  And, rightly or wrongly, at least we stood by our goalkeeper when he started to act a bit drunk.

Which brings us to now, our zero spend zenith, the season when Levy’s chickens will surely come home to roost…

It’s obviously way too early to tell whether the summer’s (lack of) transfer shenanigans and our attempt to break the world-record for home venues in a single season are going to spur us or scupper us, but this is our best start under Poch with nine points from twelve.  However, the dippers have also had their best start over the same period, with a perfect return of twelve points, although neither side can be said to have really hit anything like their best form from last season yet, with our lapse against Watford leaving that bitter taste of Spursy in the back of the throat and Liverpool perhaps having to dig in more then they would have expected for results against Palace and Brighton and their expensive new keeper gifting Leicester the sort of joke goal Hugo likes to keep back for when he feels a world cup final has got a bit one-sided and someone really should do something to distract the world from what a tool Dejan Lovren is.

While it’s weird that their visits to us over Poch’s tenure have consistently come early, the tale so far is one trouncing each and a couple of very close draws, though it’s also (hopefully not) worth remembering that the last time they visited pre-Poch resulted in another pants-down for us and the sacking of AVB.

I’ve got the feeling with this one that it’s one of those games where either team’s capable of giving the other a right pasting, with both equally capable of producing an end-to-end nail-biting nil-nil, which probably means it’s all going to come down to how we do with our corners, and, as the stats show against Watford, we’re fricking awful at them.

Comments
  • Bruxie 14/09/2018 at 7:28 am

    Blimey Dan.
    Will read after dog walk.

    • Caspurs 14/09/2018 at 7:38 am

      I’m going outside, I may be some time..

  • 89Spurs 14/09/2018 at 7:42 am

    It’s a bit early ain’t?

  • Northern Spur 14/09/2018 at 7:56 am

    I’m off to walk two dogs on the meseta of palencia, northern spain. I look forward to having a thorough read on my return, though I’m sure to chuckle about Klopp’s car tyre worries while out and about. Cheers Dan!

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 14/09/2018 at 8:01 am

    Having just arisen from my slumber under the newly laid 10.5 tog duvet (this is Newcastle you know!) with a slight temperature due all of the said 10.5 togs I am unable to confirm or deny any or all of the presented facts wot Danspur has … er, presented so well. I was amused tough so that’s something.

    Time for my Aldi very, very Nutty granola with a soupçon of Waitrose mixed vine fruit, all bathed in a flood of Alpro Oat Milk. Oh, and accompanied by cup of Waitrose Kenya blend tea with less than a couple of Splenda pips and a dash of milk (semi-skimmed from Sainsbury).

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 14/09/2018 at 8:04 am

      *fewer than
      Plus, the tea was loose, not that bagged nonsense.

      • Flat Oeuf 14/09/2018 at 10:30 am

        Sounds delicious but may I suggest you’re making a serious error by not using Oatly instead of Alpro:
        https://www.oatly.com/int/products/oat-drink-barista-edition

        • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 14/09/2018 at 10:32 am

          Wots wrong with plain old milk from a cow?

          • Flat Oeuf 14/09/2018 at 10:35 am

            Bovine pus? Destroyer of the environment through methane emissions or something? Nothing, nothing at all.

            • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 14/09/2018 at 10:38 am

              It’s better than Oatly in tea though. 😀

              • Flat Oeuf 14/09/2018 at 10:43 am

                I’ve got used to it in my English Breakfast but refuse in Earl Grey

                • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 14/09/2018 at 10:55 am

                  Tea, Earl Grey, hot. No fakky milk!

            • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 14/09/2018 at 12:17 pm

              Nothing better than a full strength bovine pus in me latte in the morning.

        • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 14/09/2018 at 10:37 am

          I usually use Oatly but Alpro were on special offer. I can’t really tell the difference in taste.

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 14/09/2018 at 8:03 am

    Lose tomorrow and the perception for some will be that this seasons start will be the worst in living memory. Win and it will be the best start since the relief of Mafeking!
    Worth the wait Dan, keep em coming!

  • Caspurs 14/09/2018 at 8:43 am

    61 Spurs Nut

    *fewer than.
    … ten, but more than two?

  • SickAsAParrotBrian 14/09/2018 at 9:02 am

    Great blog Dan.

    To all of you who have welcomed my sporadic presence on here, thank you.

    With regard to olive branches, not necessary, but thank you.

    I would just say that if in life you have a problem or issue, then for ones own sanity, it’s worth challenging head on and not skipping around.

    Then you might find that all is not what it seems.

    Good to see you chaps and chapettes are still in fine form.

    • foeorfreund 14/09/2018 at 9:29 am

      Thanks for the advice, Sickass. I’ve heeded this and finally ordered myself a Hydromax Extreme Series penis extender.

      • SickAsAParrotBrian 14/09/2018 at 9:31 am

        I tried that but it was too big to fit to start with

        • foeorfreund 14/09/2018 at 9:34 am

          Small letterbox, eh? You could’ve arrange to pick it up from a local depot.

          • SickAsAParrotBrian 14/09/2018 at 10:11 am

            The letterbox is small but the item trying to be delivered can only becsee under a microscope

            • SickAsAParrotBrian 14/09/2018 at 10:11 am

              Be seen

      • Sexy Beast 14/09/2018 at 10:10 am

        Hahahahahaha!

      • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 14/09/2018 at 10:24 am

        I’m too scared to Google that to see if it really exists but sounds serious so good luck with that fofty.

        • foeorfreund 14/09/2018 at 10:56 am

          I did my due diligence ;-D

          • foeorfreund 14/09/2018 at 10:56 am

            …and hope my boss doesn’t check my browsing history.

  • Sniper 14/09/2018 at 9:03 am

    Nice one Dan!
    There’s a moral in there somewhere. Like you, this could go to a bath being given either way! It’ll probably end in a score draw. Nailed on for the pools punters! (Do they still do them there?)

    • Sniper 14/09/2018 at 9:06 am

      *Like you, I think this

      Somehow my I think went missing!

  • Elyid 14/09/2018 at 9:53 am

    That was an enjoyable read Dan, it would appear that as with many early posters, I have been out with the dogs this morning. an early morning walk in Southern Spain avoiding the marauding wild pigs and stroppy bulls.
    I think tomorrow will be down to cool heads on the pitch, both teams have great finishers so in my opinion it will be the team that makes the fewer mistakes which will finish on top.

  • Sexy Beast 14/09/2018 at 10:13 am

    Meeting at 8.30 Victoria station for breakfast washed down with lager!
    I should be fairly sloshed by 12.30pm tomorrow but will try not to get to excited when we win corners!!

    • foeorfreund 14/09/2018 at 10:20 am

      Breakfast beer is reserved for airports and Sunday morning drunks at Wetherspoons, you bloody weirdo.

      • Sexy Beast 14/09/2018 at 10:25 am

        Wetherspoons at Victoria! I recommend the one in the station as it serves beer befor the Willow (which is opposit the station close to platform 1 but won’t serve beer before 9am)
        how weird is that? Lool

      • Sexy Beast 14/09/2018 at 10:29 am

        Big games mean early start! The last one was Arse at Wembley where Dembele was imperious and i pointed this out to T** B** and got binned, the good news is tomorrow i won’t get binned!

        • Flat Oeuf 14/09/2018 at 10:42 am

          Because Dembele won’t be playing.

          • Sexy Beast 14/09/2018 at 10:44 am

            Hahaha you are slowly turning Dictator, i can smell it!
            You going tomorrow?

            • foeorfreund 14/09/2018 at 11:02 am

              • Sexy Beast 14/09/2018 at 11:16 am

                Hahaha you are to sharp for me Mr potato head.

          • Sexy Beast 14/09/2018 at 10:47 am

            Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts asolutely.
            Look how it turned out for T** B** Lol

  • McG ⚽⚽ 14/09/2018 at 10:29 am

    So currently, in Poch’s 4th full season in charge, we have made our best ever start with no signings. Lose tomorrow & it’ll be pitchforks by some eh?! Kane has also made his best ever start to a premier league campaign, funny old world if you’ve been listening to the pundits recently!! My prediction was 3-2 Spurs, can’t say I’m overly confident mind. Son’s apparently just played 8 games in 26 days, will be surprised if he starts. As for Winks, according to Poch he has a chronic ankle injury & will never play again without pain, that doesn’t sound good at all, & certainly don’t see him starting tomo. Nice stattage Dan, enjoyable read 🙂

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 14/09/2018 at 10:35 am

      *5th season which won’t be full until May.

      • Sexy Beast 14/09/2018 at 10:53 am

        Snopes.com

      • McG ⚽⚽ 14/09/2018 at 11:19 am

        How many cranes there Nut?!

        • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 14/09/2018 at 11:23 am

          Three. That’s three tower cranes McG. Correct a time of posting 😀

          • Danspurs 14/09/2018 at 11:34 am

            I was planning to include a link to Chris Cowlin’s video of the build this time last year but ran out of time. Had a quick look this morning and what’s been done in a year is pretty amazing.

          • McG ⚽⚽ 14/09/2018 at 11:39 am

            Tower cranes, you didn’t use the word ‘tower’ last time out…

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            • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 14/09/2018 at 11:43 am

              I don’t believe I even used the word cranes 😲 last time out.

  • Sexy Beast 14/09/2018 at 10:32 am

    Good work agent Danspurs!

  • Hartley 14/09/2018 at 10:32 am

    Nice bloeugings Dan, I’ve read it and based on what you’ve stated I reckon we will do the dippers by two.

  • Flat Oeuf 14/09/2018 at 10:40 am

    Northern Spur

    I’m off to walk two dogs on the meseta of palencia, northern spain. I look forward to having a thorough read on my return, though I’m sure to chuckle about Klopp’s car tyre worries while out and about. Cheers Dan!

    It would almost be worth travelling to Liverpool to leave Klopp’s car up on bricks. I’d nominate Fats if only she knew how to change a wheel.

    • Northern Spur 14/09/2018 at 11:06 am

      She’s got plenty of ‘spare tyres’ if reports are anything to go by, so she may yet surprise us.

  • HD 🇺🇸 14/09/2018 at 10:56 am

    I thought I was the only one who thinks Lovren is a tool. Glad to know we think alike Dan. Oh, good read. Thank you for the effort.

    • Danspurs 14/09/2018 at 11:36 am

      Thanks HD. I’ve always suspected he was but his Mr Touch tweet about Kane to Salah last season sealed it for me.

  • Bruxie 14/09/2018 at 11:14 am

    Watkin’s Folly pub fir me tomorrow. Near the ground and Spurs songs on the sound system. Opens early…needs to!

  • Fatty B 14/09/2018 at 11:26 am

    Schmatts Schtatts.

    • foeorfreund 14/09/2018 at 11:28 am

      Aren’t they Schdans?

      • Fatty B 14/09/2018 at 11:54 am

        Oh yeah. Schorry.

        • Danspurs 14/09/2018 at 11:58 am

          Schokay

  • Fatty B 14/09/2018 at 11:28 am

    Just woken up. Going to take the dog for a walk. Will read properly when I return.

    Looks good though, Dan.

  • Danspurs 14/09/2018 at 11:38 am

    Cheers for all the nice comments all. Really appreciated! 👍. Sick As A Parrot – I took your advice and confronted the issue. Now she’s asked me to leave. I might be offline for a while…

    • SickAsAParrotBrian 14/09/2018 at 11:50 am

      Now you know where I went…

    • SickAsAParrotBrian 14/09/2018 at 11:50 am

      I didn’t say it was good advice

      • Danspurs 14/09/2018 at 11:53 am

        You didn’t say it wasn’t 🤔

        • SickAsAParrotBrian 14/09/2018 at 11:56 am

          You didn’t ask

          • Danspurs 14/09/2018 at 11:57 am

            I wanted to but was reluctant to confront the issue.

  • Chauvelin 14/09/2018 at 12:07 pm

    Dazzling dissertation Danspurs.

  • Fatty B 14/09/2018 at 12:18 pm

    foeorfreund
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    Hahahaha!

    Dictator – Dick ‘tater! Brill.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 14/09/2018 at 12:22 pm

      Looks like a Désirée tater if I’m not mistaken.

  • Chauvelin 14/09/2018 at 12:28 pm

    Tomorrow I’ll be hiding behind the sofa even though I’ll be listening on t’wireless.

    ‘Ere, wireless was once an old word for a radio, but now it applies to many modern appliances. How quare.

    • Fatty B 14/09/2018 at 12:30 pm

      Do you not like using streamage?

      • Chauvelin 14/09/2018 at 1:53 pm

        I’ve had a problem with streams this season. It might just be my tablet but if I find a stream, the picture freezes and only renders in a small area in the top left. I can see all the action going on in miniature, but then that repeats and I have a miniature picture inside the small picture inside the main picture. Like the surreal ‘Droste Effect’.

        • Fatty B 14/09/2018 at 2:03 pm

          Talking Pictures – Tom Brown’s Schooldays – 2.40pm

          • Chauvelin 14/09/2018 at 3:15 pm

            Belated cheers.

    • UnkleTaff 14/09/2018 at 12:33 pm

      Tomorrow I’ll be avoiding the match completely as I’ll be otherwise engaged; our last game of the season (against champions Loughor) has been brought forward to 11.30 to allow them to watch the Swansea game in the afternoon.

      • Chauvelin 14/09/2018 at 1:38 pm

        When in Cymru, do as the Cymry do.

      • 89Spurs 👁 14/09/2018 at 1:40 pm

        I hope that you win. Our outdoor season ends in September. We then play indoors, but it’s very limited, only 3 rinks as opposed to up to 12 outdoor. I play for Madeira B C , based in Exmouth, Devon.
        Best of luck !

        • Fatty B 14/09/2018 at 2:05 pm

          What?! There’s two of the b*ggers!

          • 89Spurs 👁 14/09/2018 at 2:09 pm

            There’s more than that, watch ‘em come out of the woodwork!

          • foeorfreund 14/09/2018 at 3:02 pm

            I’ve got quite a bowl when I get in my stride. Does that count?

            • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 14/09/2018 at 3:23 pm

              Only if you stride with a bias.

              • Fatty B 14/09/2018 at 3:52 pm

                You can tell by the way he use his walk, he’s a woman’s man, no time to talk.

                • foeorfreund 14/09/2018 at 4:00 pm

                  • Fatty B 14/09/2018 at 4:13 pm

                    I think I went to school with her.

                  • SeattleSpursGuy 14/09/2018 at 4:50 pm

                    OMG… Dad?

          • UnkleTaff 14/09/2018 at 3:59 pm

            One more and we will be several…

        • UnkleTaff 14/09/2018 at 4:03 pm

          Cheers, mate.

          I’ll be playing skip for only the second time (following my *ahem* victorious debut last week) and then it’s off indoors for us as well. Please do keep us posted with your progress throughout the winter. I shall certainly be doing likewise…

          • 89Spurs 👁 14/09/2018 at 4:05 pm

            Certainly, will do.

            • Fatty B 14/09/2018 at 5:22 pm

              Great. Look forward to it.

              • 89Spurs 👁 14/09/2018 at 5:40 pm

                Have you become a Russian civilian, from the town of Salisbury?
                They told lies!

                • Fatty B 14/09/2018 at 5:43 pm

                  Njet.

                  • Fatty B 14/09/2018 at 5:44 pm

                    *Nyet

                  • Sexy Beast 14/09/2018 at 5:49 pm

                    He sounds fast! Sign him up!

  • Chauvelin 14/09/2018 at 5:26 pm

    The weekend starts now!

  • Chauvelin 14/09/2018 at 6:24 pm

    I was surprised to read what Pochettino said about Winks.

    “He has the possibility and the potential of course but now it is up to him and we go again: mentality. In his mind he [has to be] capable to learn about suffering; that there never is enough training, always try to be better. Football is his focus, not business that is around football. Maybe [if he learns this] he will arrive to play in a very good level and be one of the best midfielders in England.”

    Poch implies that Winks is in danger of having his head turned by the nonsense that envelopes top footie players. Although this is always the sub culture, Harry looks like a down to earth lad. Maybe this has been triggered by the Hugo incident, and serves as a warning to the whole squad.

  • Caspurs 14/09/2018 at 7:39 pm
    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 14/09/2018 at 9:14 pm

      VG ✅

  • Chauvelin 14/09/2018 at 7:46 pm

    SpurAndy 🍒 🥧
    I’ve always thought Harry has his head screwed on proper. In light of Poch’s comments maybe it’s not as tight as I thought.

    Screwed on proper? There are ladies out there with full tool kits and lubricant.

  • Fatty B 14/09/2018 at 8:20 pm

    stevo1987
    Looks a right old slapper.

    I think that’s rather the point.

    • Chauvelin 14/09/2018 at 8:24 pm

      Think of her as ‘a life coach’. I’m sure she can instruct Harry in extra-curricular activities.

      • Fatty B 14/09/2018 at 8:32 pm

        I’m sure Winks knows how to put his own stockings on.

        • Fatty B 14/09/2018 at 8:37 pm

          Although he might need help with his suspender belt.

        • Chauvelin 14/09/2018 at 9:13 pm

          It’s hard getting those seams straight. Takes practice.

    • Freund or Foe 14/09/2018 at 11:05 pm

      She’s a rare bit.

  • Chauvelin 14/09/2018 at 10:27 pm

    126-41.

  • SeattleSpursGuy 14/09/2018 at 10:47 pm

    Just realized the game is an 0430 start for me.

    Gawdammit.

    • Freund or Foe 14/09/2018 at 11:03 pm

      Ouch.

  • AntSpurs 14/09/2018 at 11:16 pm

    I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it , I’m about to lose control and I think I like it.
    Happy Friday chaps y chicks. Tomorrow will be a beautiful day. Coooooys Coooooys.

  • AntSpurs 14/09/2018 at 11:19 pm

    Demebele Dembele, were the famous Tottenham Hotspurs with not without Demebele.

  • AntSpurs 14/09/2018 at 11:21 pm

    Is there a Moura chant yet?

  • AntSpurs 14/09/2018 at 11:32 pm

    Replace the last line with : all I wanna know is Harry Winks.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c0MOV2XlW2U

    • Chauvelin 14/09/2018 at 11:45 pm

      Very good Ants. Only problem here is I can’t bear C&W.

      • Chauvelin 14/09/2018 at 11:48 pm

        I should add most C&W. Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, something with edge and bite, fine. Most isn’t though.

  • AntSpurs 14/09/2018 at 11:51 pm

    Me neither, not too much Chauv, simplicity in the lyrics make them very catchy. Would be quite a funny chant for the terraces. I’d skip the line dancing though. Would I ? 🤔

  • AntSpurs 14/09/2018 at 11:53 pm

    You in good spirits tonight, no jumping/falling arachnids. Excited for tomorrow’s easy game ?

    • AntSpurs 14/09/2018 at 11:56 pm

      Michel Vorms has a great time against the Pool last time. Perfect sweeper , was bloody fantastic. Saved our skins. He’ll be in good vorm tomorrows

      • Chauvelin 15/09/2018 at 12:04 am

        ‘In good Vorm.’

    • Chauvelin 15/09/2018 at 12:00 am

      Excited isn’t the word. Tense, agitated, eager, apprehensive. There’s a lot ridng on this match. Parallels have been drawn between Spurs and Poo; and Spurs have been brave and not gone down the route of trying to buy success in the summer whereas Klopp has spent big. I think much will be made of the result. If laughing boy loses the knives will be out and his long honeymoon will be over.

      • AntSpurs 15/09/2018 at 12:11 am

        Theres much other good news too. I’ve never been superstitious but my mrs bought me a shirt for my last birthday which was the same day as the Madrid game at Wembley. That was 3-1 of course, also wore it for both wins against Utd, Arsenal , Chelsea and Fulham. 6 times I’ve wore it and 6 wins no word of a lie . All by two goals win apart from Arsenal which was 1-0 and Man U which was by 3. I’m wearing it again tomorrow

        • Chauvelin 15/09/2018 at 12:15 am

          I’ll be sacrificing a veggie burger at dawn to win the favour of the great God of footie…

          • AntSpurs 15/09/2018 at 12:23 am

            You’ll be having a dirty beef burger with onions at dawn. That’s what I’m talking about. The omens are good. Can you feel it ?

            • AntSpurs 15/09/2018 at 12:27 am

              Ketchup, mustard all you need is the smell of horse shit and your well on the ways

              • AntSpurs 15/09/2018 at 1:36 am

                Was my fave smells leading to WHL as a kid. Even the horse shit had a smell of winning.

      • AntSpurs 15/09/2018 at 1:45 am

        Yep, head says 3-2 but heart says 4 or 5-0.

  • cavey 15/09/2018 at 12:01 am

    Going to Wembley later today.

    • Caspurs 15/09/2018 at 12:05 am

      Coolio dude, when did you last go to a Spurs game?

      • cavey 15/09/2018 at 6:54 am

        2008

    • Chauvelin 15/09/2018 at 12:05 am

      Lucky underpants ready I hope Cavey!

      • AntSpurs 15/09/2018 at 12:12 am

        On that note I was writing this before your post.

        • AntSpurs 15/09/2018 at 12:12 am

          Upstairs

      • cavey 15/09/2018 at 7:00 am

        Yeah chauv. But they’re 10 years old now.

    • Chauvelin 15/09/2018 at 12:13 am

      Cavey, can you give us a bit of a match report? What the fan sees live and the atmosphere is often so different to how it seems on TV.
      Just suggestin’.

      • cavey 15/09/2018 at 6:55 am

        Will do

    • AntSpurs 15/09/2018 at 12:26 am

      At the game later too Caves with Mrs and son. Looking to get down a bit earlier than the Fulham game to see the warm ups. If you’re around, be happy to meet up , but you a pint. Popping out for half hour but if you want , happy to have a drink wid ya. If not another time but glad you made it this time. I know you had problems with the rescheduling before. 😎

  • AntSpurs 15/09/2018 at 12:04 am

    Mr Caaaavey, long times. You good bro ?

    • cavey 15/09/2018 at 6:56 am

      Hi Aunt. Enjoy the game.

      • AntSpurs 15/09/2018 at 10:04 am

        Hey up Caves, you too my good man !

  • HD 🇺🇸 15/09/2018 at 12:33 am

    COYS!! Bring on the Dipshits! Spurs rule! ⚽️
    🐔

    • AntSpurs 15/09/2018 at 1:34 am

      Too right Monsier HD, we’re gonna show ‘em there only room for 1 fancy pance team in the park. I so hope Salah takes a stinking tackle (maybe from Dier) don’t think I’ve seen him hit apart from Ramos which was a dirty sneaky blow. Anyone seen him get lifted off the floor where where he wants no more?

      • AntSpurs 15/09/2018 at 1:35 am

        Stinking ahem stonking . Nothing dirty mind , just a full blown hello there type. Welcome to Tottenham

  • AntSpurs 15/09/2018 at 1:31 am

    Back on the scene: anuver omen – s’all about me of course. Been Wembley 4 times and won 4 times. Again goals very similar. 1991- Tottenham 3 Arseholees 1, Totts 2 , Notts Forest 1,
    Recent times : Spurs 2 u knighted 0 and Spurs 3 Fulham 1.
    If Lineker has stuck his penalty away against Forest it would have been 3-1 and again these games would be by 2 goals every time, or would it.
    Q1. Why wouldn’t it have been ?

  • AntSpurs 15/09/2018 at 1:42 am

    4231 with Rose, Dembele, Dier.

  • AntSpurs 15/09/2018 at 1:43 am

    Moura, Eriksen, Son, bosh.
    Wanyama, Winks, Lamela to come on. ‘Ave it

  • AntSpurs 15/09/2018 at 1:47 am

    Sons got their number

  • AntSpurs 15/09/2018 at 1:54 am

    Also more great news and well if it keeps coming I shall say, hope no ones pissed by my rants or ants in the pance. Special provisions have been arranged for Prodigy gig. Went around the houses and was called earlier but the head of health and safety on behalf of Ally Pally and they’ve offered guaranteed prime spots with car parking arrangements and appointment to speak with medics about any concerns. Apologised for the lack of understanding before and assured that I or friend can come to him with any issues etc. Iiiiuts on. I pushed a little further as I do sometimes and this ahould apply to further events. Big contrats to Graham at Ally Pally. 😘

    • Flat Oeuf 15/09/2018 at 8:11 am

      This awesome, mate

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 15/09/2018 at 9:01 am

      Great result. Well done, squire.

    • Caspurs 15/09/2018 at 9:42 am

      Bloody marvellous Ant, hope you and your friend have a fantastic time.

      • AntSpurs 15/09/2018 at 9:53 am

        Cheers lads and thanks for the heads up Cas – was brilliant see them making the effort , Haven’t seen much of this before. Enjoy the game boys, yiiiid aaaarmy !!!!

  • AntSpurs 15/09/2018 at 1:56 am

    Now let’s show these scousers how to play ball .

  • AntSpurs 15/09/2018 at 2:08 am

    Sweet dreams all. Tomorrow it’s done.

    • HD 🇺🇸 15/09/2018 at 2:51 am

      Ant, you are a beautiful person. 👍

      • AntSpurs 15/09/2018 at 9:51 am

        The feelings mutual Horny Dodgs – cheers bro. Enjoy the game – let’s avvvve it !!

  • Flat Oeuf 15/09/2018 at 5:46 am

    Match day and I’m already awake.

  • Flat Oeuf 15/09/2018 at 6:16 am

    What’s happened to Ron? Haven’t seen him for a while.

  • Sexy Beast 15/09/2018 at 6:59 am

    You going today Flatty?

    • Flat Oeuf 15/09/2018 at 8:07 am

      I am mate but taking a client o😱. Will turn him into a Yiddo.

      • Sexy Beast 15/09/2018 at 8:28 am

        Excellent work Flatmiester!

  • 89Spurs 👁 15/09/2018 at 7:14 am

    Gotta go shopping first thing , then back in time to watch the match. I will bo over the moon with a win! Don’t care about the score, but don’t lose. I’m CALM.!!! COYS.

  • Sexy Beast 15/09/2018 at 8:03 am

    Witherspoon’s here I come 🍺🍺
    Am I a weirdo? 👀

    • Danspurs 15/09/2018 at 8:18 am

      Not to me, SB. Breakfast 🍻 is 100% acceptable when attending a lunchtime kick off in the flesh. Have five for me!

      • Sexy Beast 15/09/2018 at 8:29 am

        👀 five?? 😂
        COYS

        • Flat Oeuf 15/09/2018 at 8:50 am

          Who’s deleting comments? /\

          • McG ⚽⚽ 15/09/2018 at 8:52 am

            Mine’s just been deleted too, wonder if it’s dick head?!

  • Flat Oeuf 15/09/2018 at 8:08 am

    Can someone do a Live! Bloeug please when the team is out

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 15/09/2018 at 8:53 am

      I shall give it serious consideration.

      • Flat Oeuf 15/09/2018 at 9:31 am

        Ledge.

        • Caspurs 15/09/2018 at 9:38 am

          Live bloeug on a ledge? Sounds edgy.

  • Superspoz 🏆 15/09/2018 at 8:27 am

    3 nil, no dramas.

    • Danspursdpl 15/09/2018 at 8:45 am

      That would be nice…

    • McG ⚽⚽ 15/09/2018 at 8:47 am

      I’ve gone 3-2 Spurs, think it’ll be a lot closer than last time round.

    • Superspoz 🏆 15/09/2018 at 9:18 am

      They’ve been well over hyped. It’s in the bag.

      • Flat Oeuf 15/09/2018 at 9:29 am

        I like it but I’m scared of it.

  • Chauvelin 15/09/2018 at 9:41 am

    Sexy Beast
    Witherspoon’s here I come 🍺🍺
    Am I a weirdo? 👀

    This time of day depends if you’re going for breakfast and coffee, or for alcohol.

    • Chauvelin 15/09/2018 at 9:44 am

      Never could face booze before midday.

      • Superspoz 🏆 15/09/2018 at 10:08 am

        Booze: the reason why i wake up every afternoon.

  • Chauvelin 15/09/2018 at 9:48 am

    I dreamt we scored two from headers, Toby and HK, then Kane smashes one in, Moura scores the fourth. They get a consolation.

  • Flat Oeuf 15/09/2018 at 9:54 am

    McG

    Mine’s just been deleted too, wonder if it’s dick head?!

    Nope, administrative error. As you were.

  • Matt 15/09/2018 at 9:59 am

    Talking of stats I was reading the other day that we rarely win when Alli doesn’t play.

    • foeorfreund 15/09/2018 at 10:03 am

      True. He didn’t play at all in the 90’s.

  • UnkleTaff 15/09/2018 at 10:04 am
    • Fatty B 15/09/2018 at 10:10 am

      A mole? I wonder if it’s … Nah, can’t be. Can it?

      • UnkleTaff 15/09/2018 at 10:15 am

        A mole with a well-documented dislike for West Ham … ?

        Ooh…

        • Matt 15/09/2018 at 10:16 am

          Why would anyone dislike West Ham?

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 15/09/2018 at 10:33 am

      Heard the guy on Talksport, tried to belittle the presenter. Mind you it was Jim White so deserved I spose. Basically he said there was absolutely no mole but all based on knowledge of the players and watching the training sessions. Perry Groves wasn’t avin it but guy was adam ant.

  • Matt 15/09/2018 at 10:17 am

    Not going to lie; I’m not terribly confident about the game today.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 15/09/2018 at 10:39 am

      I’m going to lie and say I am. Ive recently realised that I don’t really enjoy watching us anymore now that we’re up the top. When we were mid table mediocrity there was no pressure. A loss was taken with a certain resignation and a win was good but you used to half know that it would be likely to last next match. I could watch with a certain amount of equanimity. Now every game is season defining. A loss is potentially the end of the team or Poch. Can’t we just go back to those halcyon days of mediocrity, it was so much more relaxing!?

      • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 15/09/2018 at 10:41 am

        *unlikely to last

    • Northern Spur 15/09/2018 at 10:40 am

      Ditto! (= +1 )

  • Superspoz 🏆 15/09/2018 at 10:51 am

    According to Phil Thompson, poch inherited a better squad than klopp!!

    • Caspurs 15/09/2018 at 10:53 am

      AKA Phil Kloppson.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 15/09/2018 at 10:54 am

      It seems of all the punters ex dippers seem to be the most biased. Micky Quinn is the worst by far. Although have to say Sourness isn’t so bad.

      • foeorfreund 15/09/2018 at 11:07 am

        He’s got some yidinim.

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 15/09/2018 at 11:16 am

    I’ve gotta to record today’s game cos I’ve gotta go out for non-footballing reasons.

    • Fatty B 15/09/2018 at 11:21 am

      Oh dear.

      • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 15/09/2018 at 11:22 am

        Snot fare.

  • HD 🇺🇸 15/09/2018 at 11:20 am

    Good morning blogginhousers, it’s only 4:19am, here in the Heartland.

    • Fatty B 15/09/2018 at 11:21 am

      WooHoo! Wake Up Little HORNZY.

      • HD 🇺🇸 15/09/2018 at 11:26 am

        I am, yawn.

        • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 15/09/2018 at 11:27 am

          Marnin’!

          • HD 🇺🇸 15/09/2018 at 11:29 am

            I would normally be racing you to post today’s line up but my brain is still in slow motion. 😬

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 15/09/2018 at 11:23 am

    New live bloeug coming in ten…

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 15/09/2018 at 11:28 am

    Im a bit nervous for the game today. It could go any way. Liverpool have been the bees knees so far. They do need toppleing knocking the smile off the klopperling,they need stopperling,no one better than Totterling

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 15/09/2018 at 11:29 am

      Ronnie is back, Ronnie is back, alloooooo, allooooooooooo.

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 15/09/2018 at 11:30 am

        I was Rip Van Winkerling

    • HD 🇺🇸 15/09/2018 at 11:30 am

      Good mornerling.

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 15/09/2018 at 11:31 am

        Morning all you Campers….roll up roll up for the greatest show we have ever seen…er we hope…

        • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 15/09/2018 at 11:32 am

          Pocherling should do the job today…I pray

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 15/09/2018 at 11:33 am

    Going to have a quick shower,as I have to leave right after the game or maybe at the half..see you on Nuts blog

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 15/09/2018 at 11:33 am
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