Do We?

Course we do… right… right…

Well, unless our paths cross in the FA Cup, at least that’s games against Chelsea out of the way for another season.

But while the scoreline wasn’t as bad as I’d feared, the performance wasn’t anywhere near what I’d hoped for.

And although the team-selection and shape broadly hinted at Mourinho returning to his senses, there was nothing in the level of performance to suggest the team are about to snap out of their current winless malaise.

Which is concerning, because with West Brom today, Everton in the FA Cup on Wednesday, Man City next Saturday and the EUFA Cup resuming the following week, this could well go the way of the run we were on ahead of lock-down last February and March, sliding from 5th to 8th in the league, dumped out of the FA Cup (with Dier doing a better job of tackling that guy in the crowd than he managed with Timo Werner on Thursday), and soundly dumped out of Europe.

I guess the one sort of positive to try to take from Thursday is the fact that despite Chelsea sometimes looking as if they had an extra four or five players on the pitch, we somehow limited them to only two shots on target, and they only scored thanks to a ridiculous piece of defensive deficiency, not only by Dier but from Alderweireld and Sissoko as well, who could both see that the ball was loose with Dier on the deck yet chose to back away from the situation rather than try to help out.

We also could have nicked a draw right at the death, Vinicius fluffing his huge chance to shine.

But, overall, that was bleak, and it feels as if there is an air of bleakness hanging over the club and Mourinho, with this being the first time we’ve lost three on the trot since Villas-Boas’s 2012/13 season, where we went down one-nil at home to Wigan, 2-1 away to Manchester City and 5-2 away to Arsenal across match-weeks ten, eleven and twelve.

If we lose today, we will be embarking on our worst run of Premier League results since 2004/05 when Santini quit after defeats against Portsmouth, Bolton and Fulham and Jol’s first three games in charge ended in defeats to Charlton, Arsenal and Aston Villa.

This is also the first ever time Mourinho has lost back-to-back home games in the Premier League. I can’t see him losing a third one today – with Everton and Manchester City up next, I can’t see him surviving with us much longer if he does – but the fear has to be we’re in for a nil-nil draw given we’ve scored one single goal in 2.5 games of football since Kane limped off against Liverpool.

We’ve also got form for dropping rickets against West Brom at home. The first ever time I saw Spurs lose was a 2-3 reverse against The Baggies in 1984. More recently, we drew at home with them in 2012/13 (where two extra points would have seen us pip Arsenal into fifth at the end of the season), again in 2013/14, lost 0-1 in 2014/15 (Pochettino’s first season), drew with them in 2015/16 (the game before our draw with Chelsea handed Leicester the title; it was really this draw against West Brom that killed any faint hopes of us winning the title that season). We also drew with them in 2017/18 at Wembley, the last time they paid us a visit.

In-between those two 1-1 draws, they did pay us a visit in 2016/17, and again I was there, standing behind the goal we attacked in the first half, and we were magnificent, 21 shots, 73% possession, Pulis’s West Brom – who finished tenth that season and only conceded four goals twice across the whole campaign – absolutely destroyed by the base of Dier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Wanyama and Dembele, with Walker and Rose playing wing-backs and three quarters of DESK up top, Son the final member coming on as a sub.

This time around, despite all our woes, we really should have the ambition to be putting on a similar display. Outside of their surprise 2-3 victory over near-neighbours Wolves at Molinuex, they’ve lost five and drawn two of the eight matches Sam Allardyce has been in charge. Leeds and City have put five apiece past them under his watch and Arsenal four. They’ve just lost to Sheffield United. However, their win and one of the two draws they have picked up since Bilic was sacked after a 1-1 draw at The Etihad in match-week 13 came away from home, with a 1-1 draw at Anfield eventually being followed by a 2-2 draw at home against Fulham in their last but one game.

I can see this one being as tight and difficult to sit through as our 0-1 win at The Hawthorns in match-week 8, when Harry Kane’s last minute header saw us temporarily go top of the league ahead of Leicester beating Wolves a little bit later that day. We then followed that narrow squeak with one of our best performances under Mourinho, rope-a-doping City 2-0. How quickly things have changed in terms of our results and ambitions. More in hope than any sense of expectation – hmm, maybe not, seeing Kane has been named as a starter – fingers crossed today sees them change once again.

Come on you Spurs!

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61 Spurs Njut 🌰
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Funkenschlag!
Admin
8 months ago

Another game on BT Sport. GAH!!

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
8 months ago

No Dipshits, this won’t happen………OR WILL IT?

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merrance
merrance
8 months ago

cho biden and his press secretary orange maaam bad

merrance
merrance
8 months ago
Reply to  merrance

circle back

Paleo
Paleo
8 months ago
Reply to  merrance

What the fuck are you on about?

Paleo
Paleo
8 months ago

What’s the point,he’s gonna get off and be able to hold up a paper with the headline Trump not guilty, again.Why not let all the courts prosecute him for all the criminal activity he’s been up too,numerous frauds,tax shit,pussy grabbing etc.Don’t try to make a martyr out of the cnut

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8 months ago
Reply to  Paleo

Because there’s more at stake than just Trump, but yes, the Repugni…ts will vote to Acquit him.

Last edited 8 months ago by Oh no, not Nuno!
SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
8 months ago
Reply to  Paleo

For better of worse, there is a Constitutional obligation to impeach if a majority of the House feels the very tall bar of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ has been cleared. The fact that Senators will slide on their duty to convict (I agree; they won’t convict) should not enter the discussion.

Also, the fact of impeachment doesn’t stop any criminal or civil case from going forward against Trump or any of his spawn. As he will discover.

Chauveljn
8 months ago

They got Al Capone on tax evasion charges I believe.

Get the creep in an orange jump suit.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
8 months ago

Pearls from Trump’s lawyers:

“Words are what make up our Constitution.”

“The people are smart enough, in the light most favorable to them, they’re smart enough to pick a new administration if they don’t like the old one. And they just did.”

“Congress shall make no law abridging… all of these things.”

And the topper was the argument that the impeachment clause–which is literally written in the Constitution–is unconstitutional.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
8 months ago

As an officer of the court, I’m offended by this inept dance hall number.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago

Are they allowing witnesses?

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Unknown right now if they will have witnesses.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago

Two questions:
A) Can you sopeaona people in a impeachment?
B) Would you sopeaona the WH aid who described Trumps behaviour during the insurrection?

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Yes to both.

Chauveljn
8 months ago

Extra time. Dawson had a header in the last minute and didn’t direct it in. Decent chance.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago

Castor:
The American people just spoke and they just changed administration”
Ooh, the Don won’t like that, he clearly won with the biggest landslide in the history of the universe…

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Oops, galring typo..
*multiverse

Chauveljn
8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

I thort we are all living inside a compooter stimulation? 😮

Chauveljn
8 months ago

An hour’s worth of impeachment stuff on BBC News channel.

DAVID
DAVID
8 months ago

Turned over to the news at half time, one of the Don’s lawyers was speaking at the impeachment hearing. If that’s the best he can do, the Don’s in trouble.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

I’m sure he’ll be Castorgated in due course..

Last edited 8 months ago by Oh no, not Nuno!
SpurAndy🍒🥧
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8 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Blimey, bit harsh! Be speaking in a high voice after, I should think.

Chauveljn
8 months ago

Castorgated? What a load of Pollux.

Chauveljn
8 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

“Our great country will be far more divided…”

What nonsense after 4 years of Trump playing the divide and the rule card for all it was worth.

Trumpists have no shame

Chauveljn
8 months ago

Interesting clash between United and West Ham. Moyes has got the Irons well organised. It might take a dive or two for United to win this one.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago

Burnley for the cup..
#darkhorses

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago

Warf’s impeachment is underway, however I strongly believe it is unconstipational..

MiT
MiT
8 months ago

oof… no further complaint from me regarding the cold.

Approaching a high of 18 (-8c) and a low of 2 (-17c) this Saturday before the temps start to turn around.

However.

Just peeked at Horndog’s hometown. They are approaching a high of 0 (-18c) and a low of -17 (-27c) on the same day.

That’s some frostbite, homes.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
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8 months ago
Reply to  MiT

Just heard on our news that I could have – 8°c on Thursday morning but that’s very exceptional, can’t remember the last time it was that low. Yours and HD’s sound like The Day After Tomorrow temps! 😁
How’s the brewing going, MiT?

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago

It reached -17 when I lived in Lancashire (10 yrs ago), If memory serves it was a tad Brrrr..

SpurAndy🍒🥧
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8 months ago

CCV playing for the cherries v Burnley on BT Sport 1 atm.

mystic arnold
mystic arnold
8 months ago

I see in the Daily Mail Arry Redknapp is helping out Johnathan Woodgate at Bournemouth hope Jermain and his other must buys have their mobiles switched on

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
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8 months ago

Rumours of Nut’s deflection have been grately exacerbated.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
8 months ago

Phew! The relief is palpable, even grater than that at Mafeking.

89Spurs 👁
89Spurs 👁
8 months ago

Afternoon Guv.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
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8 months ago
Reply to  89Spurs 👁

Looks like it’s just you and me left, however I’m thinking of banning myself as I’ve invented a conspiracy theory that all the others are having a high old time on another bleoug that they’ve hidden from me.
How’s things in your world, 89?

DAVID
DAVID
8 months ago

Internet is down Worldwide. And cashpoints. No food in shops. What are we going to do?

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

Trust the plan.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
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8 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

How’s the snow your way, David?

DAVID
DAVID
8 months ago

Thawing now, only had a couple of inches settle, much deeper along the east coast apparently. Grandsons went sledging yesterday and today, just watched videos, 2 very excited boys!

SpurAndy🍒🥧
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8 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

Thought you would have had it deeper being further east. We’ve just got a few inches as well but it’s been melting today. Nothing like being young and not feeling the cold. 🙂

DAVID
DAVID
8 months ago

Yes, they are nearly 6 and 3 so it’s all pretty new to them, lovely to see.

DAVID
DAVID
8 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

Minus 7 here tomorrow night, winter draws on !

SpurAndy🍒🥧
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8 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

Had mine on for a while.

DAVID
DAVID
8 months ago

Daughter’s boiler packed up last night, no heating or water, engineer fixed it this afternoon. Phew!

SpurAndy🍒🥧
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8 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

Blimey that’s not good but at least it’s fixed. Had same problem about 2 years ago and it took a week to fix it. Not at all impressed. Got a refund from my boiler cover insurer though.

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
8 months ago

An inch of granular snow over the last couple of days which is still rather frozen, and don’t call me David.

Last edited 8 months ago by 61 Spurs Nunut
SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
8 months ago

Thought youda have more up there, David.

DAVID
DAVID
8 months ago

Why ay bonnie lad. Who will have a fishy on a little dishy who will have a mackerel when the boat come in.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

Rascist! 😁

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
8 months ago

Mackerel lives matter.

89Spurs 👁
89Spurs 👁
8 months ago

Just bloody cold wind, easterly mainly. No sign of snow thank goodness. Still in lockdown until second jab is in the arm.
Thanks for asking Andy.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  89Spurs 👁

Not the weather to be out and about anyway, 89. Stay safe.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
8 months ago

Guten tag.

Funkenschlag!
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8 months ago

Great manager!!

mystic arnold
mystic arnold
8 months ago

Any one know if our game in Austria in. I the europa is in any danger of being moved