Drawing a Line


After yesterday’s (entirely justified) bloodletting and (self-inflicted) systematic, forensic exposure, the time has come to at least attempt to draw a line under the hostilities…until there is the merest hint that the other side has decided to take up cudgels again.

There are so many other interesting topics of discussion during a, so far at least, fairly quiet transfer window.

Has Vincent Janssen’s amputated toe healed sufficiently for him to be loaned out again? Will Handsome Fernando catch the eye of a Spanish or Italian mistress? Who will play back up to the back up that is Sonny when he heads off to the Asian games? Or will HK come back fresh as a daisy after the ‘pre-season’ that he has declared the World Cup to be? Will Winks be like a new signing? Will Sissoko be the new Sissoko? (I have great hopes for this, his breakthrough season).

In the meantime, the Tottenham twittersphere is going into meltdown, tempered only by a few voices of sanity. Each invented article linking a player, any player, to another club kickstarts a round of bedwetting that would drive even the most patient of mothers to commit infanticide.

Gladstone, DL’s long-serving/suffering butler, has let me know that we can expect some announcements next Tuesday to coincide with the launch of the new kit. So, see you next Tuesday on that one.

The simple fact is that, as FoF pointed out at length on a previous bloeug, this transfer window is quite the delicate balancing act unless we want to spunk millions of pounds by buying all our targets at inflated rates before selling our deadwood at reduced rates because competitors know we need to sell. Add to this balancing homegrown vs non-homegrown players and it makes it a touch more challenging than ordering a delivery from Just Eat/Deliveroo/Uber Eats (advertising coming soon!) whilst you scratch your arse on the sofa.

This is not to advocate inertia and last minute panic buying. I’m sure we’d all like to see that player or two come in (soon!) who is going to make the difference this season in our new home. I’m not going to s**t the bed if it doesn’t happen but it’s the difference between heading in with real confidence of some silverware as opposed some ‘hope’ we might win sumffink.

You know which pance you need.

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!

  • Sexy Beast 20/07/2018 at 10:53 am

    Grealish and Zaha plus one more to replace Dembele and watch us rise! πŸ‘€

    • Sniper 20/07/2018 at 11:16 am

      Who do they replace?
      Just askin’

      • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 20/07/2018 at 11:34 am

        Sissoko and Rose

        • Fat Bertha 20/07/2018 at 11:37 am

          Both staying.

        • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 11:41 am

          No one can replace Sissoko.


  • Fat Bertha 20/07/2018 at 11:37 am


    That’s why you get paid four million a year Mr Levy.


    • Sniper 20/07/2018 at 11:44 am

    • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 11:46 am

      Ah, but he does the work of one hundred men, and is at it twenty four hours per day for 365 days per year. That works out at only Β£6.84 per hour. That’s 99p below minimum wage.

      • Fat Bertha 20/07/2018 at 12:05 pm

  • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 20/07/2018 at 11:53 am

    I think this discussion about who we are getting is a bit like having Alphabet soup without the letters

    • Fat Bertha 20/07/2018 at 11:59 am

      Renglish Alphabelty Spaghelfj

      • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 20/07/2018 at 12:04 pm

        Its the real authentic thing including the brown corrugated box

    • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 12:03 pm

      Anne Clark. ‘Poem without words.’


      • Fat Bertha 20/07/2018 at 12:08 pm

        Westlife. ‘Flying without wings.’ https://youtu.be/vKPGxGCFgTs

        • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 20/07/2018 at 12:11 pm

          I prefer some happy soul music from 1910…Erik Satie

          • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 12:13 pm

            Brilliant! I like him a lot. The pauses are as important as the notes.

            • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 20/07/2018 at 12:14 pm

              Yes brilliant

              • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 12:34 pm

                His ‘Vexations’. There is a YouTube performance of this piece which clocks in at 9 hours 41 minutes long.

                • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 20/07/2018 at 1:13 pm

                  A few years ago I was playing around making little films of my cats etc and a few music videos…simple stuff but good music and fit the clips and pics in with them and I wanted to get some incidental music and went to HMV and asked them in the classical section and the guy told me about Satie and I bught an album by Thibault of Satie music which was excellent.

      • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 20/07/2018 at 12:08 pm

        Its more like a song without music or letters. Though there is an option. We are offering consonants for 95 cents a dozen but vowels $19.95 each

  • GDawg 20/07/2018 at 12:21 pm

    Greetings to Ron, (thanks for reaching out, you know who I am) and all the other “castaways “, I was wondering where everyone had gone

    • Fat Bertha 20/07/2018 at 12:25 pm

      Good afternoon GDawg.

      • GDawg 20/07/2018 at 12:26 pm

        So have we bought Damaiao yet? Boom boom

        • Fat Bertha 20/07/2018 at 12:27 pm

          Jokes like that are a Damaiao dozen.

        • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 20/07/2018 at 12:27 pm

          Are you from Barking?

          • GDawg 20/07/2018 at 12:29 pm

            No, but I’m stark raving

    • Caspurs 20/07/2018 at 12:27 pm

      Two Dawgs?
      Who let the dawgs out
      Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof 🎡

      • GDawg 20/07/2018 at 12:28 pm

        One dawg, different handle. Still the same old antipodean Spurs tragic, as always

        • Caspurs 20/07/2018 at 12:31 pm

          A ha! Your posting from Antarctica, brilliant.

          • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 20/07/2018 at 12:32 pm

            Tasmanian Devil

            • Caspurs 20/07/2018 at 12:33 pm


              • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 20/07/2018 at 12:34 pm

                Its close..not that close…

            • GDawg 20/07/2018 at 12:37 pm

              Nope. Shaky Isles

  • GDawg 20/07/2018 at 12:27 pm

    Question, how does one change their avatar?

    • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 20/07/2018 at 12:29 pm

      Go to Gravatar on google and register your e mail and you can pick a photos etc

      • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 20/07/2018 at 12:29 pm

        Its a word press site

        • GDawg 20/07/2018 at 12:30 pm

          Danke schon

  • Fat Bertha 20/07/2018 at 12:28 pm


    Latest word is that we’re prepared to offer cash plus Sissoko for Zaha.

    Is there anybody at all who wouldn’t welcome this deal with open arms? Anybody?

    Is that your latest word?

    • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 20/07/2018 at 12:34 pm

      Dont we price them PER LETTER????

    • GDawg 20/07/2018 at 12:43 pm

      If they are willing to take Sissy I’d chip in for the cab fare myself

  • Fat Bertha 20/07/2018 at 12:31 pm


    We be like

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    • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 20/07/2018 at 12:33 pm

      Only you…er I mean jou

  • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 20/07/2018 at 12:35 pm

    Later chaps

    • GDawg 20/07/2018 at 12:39 pm

      Wow, Rhys got big while I was away!

      • UnkleTaff 20/07/2018 at 12:45 pm

        Just a quick heads up for you , the moment Harry clocks you on here it’s more than likely you’ll be binned from his site. In case you’re wondering why most of the people who are on here are no longer on there … that’s largely the reason.

        • GDawg 20/07/2018 at 12:48 pm

          I let my cloaking device slip within 4 posts oops. I guess it is what it is. You fellas are what made the blog fun.

          • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 12:51 pm

            Hi . The witness protection programme doesn’t work if you forget you’re on it!

            • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 12:51 pm

              (Or if people keep trying to work out who you are.)

              • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 12:54 pm

                Please delete the above.

                • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 20/07/2018 at 1:15 pm

                  pLease delete this ^^^^^^^

            • GDawg 20/07/2018 at 12:52 pm

              Don’t call me that!

              • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 12:53 pm


                • GDawg 20/07/2018 at 12:56 pm

                  No need 😁

        • Fat Bertha 20/07/2018 at 12:58 pm

          Hopefully fixed.

  • Sexy Beast 20/07/2018 at 12:55 pm

    Who do they replace?
    Just askin’

    Sissoko and N’oCludo obviously πŸ™„

  • Sexy Beast 20/07/2018 at 1:00 pm

    Who do they replace?
    Just askin’

    Sissoko and N’oCludo obviously πŸ™„

    I let my cloaking device slip within 4 posts oops. I guess it is what it is. You fellas are what made the blog fun.

    Never a truer word spoken deep undercover πŸ˜‚

  • Fat Bertha 20/07/2018 at 1:00 pm


    I let my cloaking device slip within 4 posts oops. I guess it is what it is. You fellas are what made the blog fun.

    You’re very welcome here but anonymity is the way to go if you want to hang out in both places.

    • Caspurs 20/07/2018 at 1:03 pm

      I’ve restored his anonymity. Hope the Dawg’s ok that.

      • Fat Bertha 20/07/2018 at 1:04 pm

        So did I…

        • Caspurs 20/07/2018 at 1:06 pm

          I could still see the original post.

          • Fat Bertha 20/07/2018 at 1:07 pm

            Refresh the page I think. No matter. It’s done. Good work.

            • Caspurs 20/07/2018 at 1:08 pm

              All good. πŸ‘

      • GDawg 20/07/2018 at 1:05 pm

        Fanks 😎

      • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 1:06 pm

        You’d need to delete or censor my post at 12:51 and Taff at 12:45.

        • Fat Bertha 20/07/2018 at 1:08 pm

          It’s done. Refresh your page.

          • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 1:14 pm


            • Fat Bertha 20/07/2018 at 1:18 pm

              Good fun this, int it?

              • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 1:22 pm

                Yes, if only all blogs were like this. Described as a social club by someone, which hardly counts as criticism.

                • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 20/07/2018 at 1:27 pm

                  The situation is this.The former site has a guy that runs it that only wants it his own way. There is no choice and nobody has a voice over his own vision.Thats fair.

                  But its a free world. This site shows more respect than the other

                  I was told that I survived the cut. Thats respect?

                  What he said to RF was diabolical.

                  • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 1:41 pm

                    No, clearly not respect. Arbitrary dismissal.

                  • Fat Bertha 20/07/2018 at 1:55 pm

                    I thought ‘the cut’ jibe was aimed at anyone who The OriginalΓ©s had ‘left behind’. As in:- they’ve gone but you lot didn’t make the cut. How that squares with The Great Purge of 2018 I’m not sure. I might be wrong.

                    Oh, hang on … Those who remained there made the cut whilst we others were purged? Brill.

                    • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 2:02 pm

                      The target seemed to be those of you who had the temerity to arrange to meet up at matches. Is that accurate?

                    • Fat Bertha 20/07/2018 at 3:24 pm

                      Naughty boys. Tsk.

    • GDawg 20/07/2018 at 1:04 pm

      Thanks. I think I’ll stick around here for a bit. Home is where the heart is, or so they say

  • Donald Trump's Hair Piece 20/07/2018 at 1:02 pm

    How’s that? πŸ˜‚

    • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 20/07/2018 at 1:21 pm


      • Fat Bertha 20/07/2018 at 1:22 pm

        Don’t mention it.

    • Sexy Beast 20/07/2018 at 2:12 pm

      Hahaha very good!

  • GDawg 20/07/2018 at 1:06 pm

    I agree with Ron that more creativity would be nice. I hoped the boy Winks could be the answer but the jury is still out. Any word when he’s likely to be back?

    • Caspurs 20/07/2018 at 1:09 pm

      Further to that question, what type of creativity?

      • GDawg 20/07/2018 at 1:12 pm

        The same creativity that England lacked. When CE plays we are decent. When he was out we were woeful. Another player who can pull the strings from MF. The difference was clear to see with Croatia and Modric

        • Caspurs 20/07/2018 at 1:17 pm

          I was thinking more of a player who can dribble past players, have pace, good passing and awareness of where other players are. Something we don’t have atm.

          • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 1:19 pm

            Someone who can transition defence into attack.

            • GDawg 20/07/2018 at 1:21 pm

              Moura could do, if he hits his straps

              • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 20/07/2018 at 1:23 pm

                Yes but Moura and Eriksen and Grealish are not really CMs as they would have to really toughen up as well as provide supply

                • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 1:24 pm

                  That was SenΓ΅r Pochettino describing Sissoko’s role.

                  • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 20/07/2018 at 1:28 pm

                    Yes but it was the best he had

                • GDawg 20/07/2018 at 1:25 pm

                  Moose will be hard to replace. Victor hasn’t kicked on since returning from injury. Dier hadn’t kicked on.

                  • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 20/07/2018 at 1:28 pm

                    Yes really difficult

        • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 20/07/2018 at 1:19 pm

          I think that Poch doesnt regard creativity in such high regard.His perspective seems to be defence and counter attadck based. He knows he needs somebody and that was ERiksen and Grealish would be a back up…in several ways for Eriksen.
          He favours Dembele and maybe Winks at CM and they have limited creativity.

    • Fat Bertha 20/07/2018 at 1:13 pm

      He’s in a sexual relationship with a former Love Island contestant so if he’s carrying an injury it’s not in his pance.

      • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 1:14 pm

        How does that work?

        • Fat Bertha 20/07/2018 at 1:15 pm

          What, sex?

          • Fat Bertha 20/07/2018 at 1:17 pm


            • Hartley 20/07/2018 at 1:56 pm


          • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 1:18 pm

            Sorry, I misread your post. I believe Donald Trump has a similar problem only with him it’s misspeaking.

            • Fat Bertha 20/07/2018 at 1:24 pm

              Miss Peking? Phwoar.

            • SpurAndy πŸ’ πŸ₯§ 20/07/2018 at 2:11 pm

              According to Stormy not sure he’s ever peaked.

  • GDawg 20/07/2018 at 1:20 pm

    If we lose Moussa it will be a loss, I still felt he had something to offer. Hopefully Moura can come good after bedding in last season. KWP showed early promise before being banished from the first team. I wonder how those who played the WC will fare early on

  • UnkleTaff 20/07/2018 at 1:26 pm

    Wow. This comes as something of a (welcome) surprise: Sonny’s just signed a contact extension:


    The club must know something we don’t about his national service plans.

    • GDawg 20/07/2018 at 1:27 pm

      After his showing in Russia, that man deserves a pass!

    • Fat Bertha 20/07/2018 at 1:35 pm

      Very happy. Love Sonny.

      • UnkleTaff 20/07/2018 at 1:38 pm

        Me too. But I can’t see the club being happy to pay his wages whilst he’s off doing his national service for two years. Something’s up. Maybe they’ve insured themselves against it, but what insurance company would take such a policy on?

        Most peculiar.

        Welcome, but peculiar.

    • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 1:50 pm

      British citizenship? Is that possible?

  • UnkleTaff 20/07/2018 at 1:28 pm

    Reports are also suggesting that Madrid have reached an agreement with Chelsea for the signings of Hazard and Courtios.

    • Fat Bertha 20/07/2018 at 1:29 pm

      Hehe. Sarri’ll be gone by Xmas.

  • GDawg 20/07/2018 at 1:37 pm

    Goodnight from my Winter getaway in the tropical South Pacific. Will chat later

    • HD 20/07/2018 at 1:38 pm

      I imagine two Dawgs are better than one. πŸ˜‚

      • GDawg 20/07/2018 at 1:40 pm

        Arf Arf

        • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 1:45 pm

          I’m glad you made it. I recall you asking for the address.

      • ronwol196061 20/07/2018 at 1:42 pm

        12 Hour shifts?

    • SpurAndy πŸ’ πŸ₯§ 20/07/2018 at 2:10 pm

      Gnight GDawg, good to see you on here.

      • Sexy Beast 20/07/2018 at 2:18 pm

        It’s good to see everyone on here, a band of brothers!

        • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 2:25 pm

          Is Spursy about?

          • Sexy Beast 20/07/2018 at 2:28 pm

            +1 sister! Yes she pops in from time to time if my memory serves me well.

            • ronwol196061 20/07/2018 at 3:44 pm

              The Miss Piggy of the Oeuf 1993

  • Flat Oeuf 20/07/2018 at 4:04 pm



    AaRon Spelling.

  • Flat Oeuf 20/07/2018 at 4:29 pm
  • Chauvelin 20/07/2018 at 4:31 pm

    Testing… Very.

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