Grindr

We have become the team that grinds out results…until we don’t.

Our PL “Best Ever Start” masks a slightly different picture, when we start looking across all competitions this season.

Out of our 7 victories in the PL this year, I would say that only those against Manchester United (our finest result) plus Fulham and Huddersfield (2 goal margins) have been comfortable victories, and the last two are debatable as “comfortable”.

Otherwise, we have squeezed past the other 5 by a solitary goal and, for all of the possession, could have conceded and left with 1 point instead of 3.

When you add in the Cups, it looks worse. Inter turned us over from a winning position. Barça beat us fairly soundly if you tally up all of the ‘what ifs’. It took us penalties to get past Watford. Last night we salvaged a draw from what looked like a routine victory.

My point here is that we have been scraping by…but that relying on other teams rolling over or ‘that bit of luck’ is not going to carry us very far in the Premier League, the FA Cup or even the Milk Cup (pick your favourite for us to “focus on”), let alone the Champions League.

We all know the possible reasons why we haven’t hit our straps as yet – and they are absolutely valid. Fatigue, injuries, international duty etc etc. Not easy to balance and continue to keep staying in touch.

However. However. Last night’s performance and result points to a pattern of our own making in which we go ahead, look like we’re going to really press home the advantage with a second or third goal…and then, in the name of controlling the game or whatever, we allow the intensity to drop at what looks like a pivotal moment and we concede. We invite the opposition back into the game.

I’m all for high possession stats but they have to equal a threat. If the other team sense that they’re safe to have a go, then have a go they will. This is a subliminal message we send out time and again.

We did invite pressure last season too, but it was more about not converting chances. This time round we’re not creating the chances in anything like as much quantity or quality.

Again, back to the reasons why. We’re going to have to hope that Dele and Jan bring a lot back to this team because, as things stand, we don’t have much room for manoeuvre in the ‘luck’ stakes. A few percentage points drop in performance will translate to wins becoming draws and draws becoming losses.

That’s what I see with what I’m watching so far this season.

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!

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foeorfreund
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Chauvelin
Chauvelin
2 years ago

OMG. Let’s hope Glenn pulls through.

merrance
merrance
2 years ago

Hope Glenn can recover from this.I have been doing a renovation for a prominent politician, while we were at his home Thursday he collapsed and died in the shower.
I like to watch ITNJ Judicial Commission on you tube,some shocking cases in this corrupt world.

Bruxie
Bruxie
2 years ago
Reply to  merrance

Prominent?
Who was he?

merrance
merrance
2 years ago
Reply to  Bruxie

Bradley Roberts Chairman of the PLP Bahamas

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 years ago

Says seriously ill, not good,😱
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46002170

Bruxie
Bruxie
2 years ago

Seems he was taken ill on BT Sport.

foeorfreund
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Bruxie

Collapsed.
Bloody love you Glenn, very best wishes.

Bruxie
Bruxie
2 years ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

He’s 61 today.

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Bruxie

I lost my dad on Hoddle’s 30th birthday.
Pull through, Glenn. You were my first football hero.

Bruxie
Bruxie
2 years ago

BBC

Bruxie
Bruxie
2 years ago

Glan Hoddle teken ill – and in hospital!

UnkleTaff
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Bruxie

I’ve just heard. BT have cancelled their afternoon coverage because of it. Doesn’t sound good.

🙁

Fatty B
Fatty B
2 years ago
Reply to  Bruxie

Crikey. Come on, Glenda!

Frontwheel 2
Frontwheel 2
2 years ago

foeorfreund
And I thought we talked a load of shite…..
https://mancitysquare.com/2018/10/27/5-reasons-dislike-spurs/

I must admit,I hold no malice against city,(i’m sure it will come)when ever they play another top team I’m rooting for them,maybe thats just because they seem a bit too far ahead of us to worry about them,so if its between them,the bindippers,red and blue scum,and fakky united,they get my vote every time.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Frontwheel 2

I conker.

foeorfreund
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Frontwheel 2

Completely agree, Fronty. I usually find their fans quite humble and honest, considering their current position. This one was no doubt clickbait.

Sexy Beast
Sexy Beast
2 years ago
Reply to  Frontwheel 2

Spurs are media darlings? 🤣
We lost in 81 🤣
Dele Alli the butcher of White Hart Lane 🤣🤣
Utter drivel 👍

Bruxie
Bruxie
2 years ago

Politics again.

Finding it difficult NOT to reply and upset someone.

Hmmmmph.

Sexy Beast
Sexy Beast
2 years ago
Reply to  Bruxie

Double Hmmmmmph 😂

Bruxie
Bruxie
2 years ago
Reply to  Sexy Beast

See you Monday! Will tell you then.

Fatty B
Fatty B
2 years ago
Reply to  Sexy Beast

Quick, while no-ones looking.

Fatty B
Fatty B
2 years ago
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Bruxie
Bruxie
2 years ago
Reply to  Fatty B

I always use “nobody’s” – it’s easier.

Fatty B
Fatty B
2 years ago
Reply to  Bruxie

Noted.

Fatty B
Fatty B
2 years ago
Reply to  Bruxie
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Bruxie
Reply to  Fatty B

Nope.

I have standards.

Fatty B
Fatty B
2 years ago
Reply to  Bruxie

See you on Monday it is, then.

Bruxie
Bruxie
2 years ago
Reply to  Fatty B

You coming as well?

Fatty B
Fatty B
2 years ago
Reply to  Bruxie

I am now.

Bruxie
Bruxie
2 years ago
Reply to  Fatty B

Then you need to join the WhatsApp group!

Get it done and send me via e-mail your mobile number!

Fatty B
Fatty B
2 years ago
Reply to  Bruxie

Ok.

HD 🇺🇸
HD 🇺🇸
2 years ago
Reply to  Fatty B

Jeez, not offended, just crawling on all fours after having my head done in.

Fatty B
Fatty B
2 years ago
Reply to  HD 🇺🇸

‘Sup, Burning Man?

HD 🇺🇸
HD 🇺🇸
2 years ago
Reply to  Fatty B

Relaxing in the desert. Peaceful.

Fatty B
Fatty B
2 years ago
Reply to  HD 🇺🇸

Hot Dawg!

Fat Bertha
Fat Bertha
2 years ago

I’d like to watch something I can get lost in for a good while but frankly I’m somewhat overwhelmed by sheer volume of stuff that’s available. I have an Amazon Prime ting and there’s a lot of decent stuff there; then there’s the BBC iPlayer stuff which I haven’t even begun to look at, yet; then there’s channel 4’s oeuvre, I like a lot of the comedy there; I watch nothing of ITV’s stuff except Jeremy Kyle, Tipping Point and The Chase. The only ‘TV’ I actually look out for is Judge Judy and Talking Pictures. I spend hour-upon-hour on 123movies bookmarking films that look interestig but which I rarely go back to.
There’s too much choice imho, and I’m swamped (and I have way too much free time): I’d be more than happy with just three terrestrial channels (as long as Judge Judy was on one of ’em). I could simply limit myself to three channels but then I’d go mad worrying about what I was missing.

Chauvelin
Chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  Fat Bertha

Couldn’t get past Jeremy Kyle.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Chauvelin

It’s cock baiting and bear fighting TV in one.

Fat Bertha
Fat Bertha
2 years ago

Yeah! With the added bonus that no animals are ever harmed in the making of the shows.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Fat Bertha

Shouldn’t we lump the contestants in the animals group?

Fat Bertha
Fat Bertha
2 years ago

All the animals I know have way too much self respect and dignity to go on the Kyle show.

Fat Bertha
Fat Bertha
2 years ago

There are some genuinely emotional and moving stories on JK. Of course, I turn over when them bits come on and look for JK repeats which feature more of life’s toothless, tattooed losers. Very few of the contestants genuinely deserve sympathy.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Fat Bertha

Nah, I’d rather boil my on head and eat it than watch.

Fatty B
Fatty B
2 years ago

Boiled? There’s a surprise.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Fatty B

Well I could be persuaded to sauté it.

Fatty B
Fatty B
2 years ago

Sauté? Feckin’ sauté?! Fried, you mean? In good old fashioned East End lard.

foeorfreund
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Fat Bertha

I watched 15:17 to Paris last night. Interesting subject, true story, directed and produced by Clint Eastwood. Worth a try, I thought.
Utter bag of shite.

Fat Bertha
Fat Bertha
2 years ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Thanks for the heads-up (that’s an Amercian soldiery type thing to say). I had my fill of terrorism related fayre a while ago, although Lone Survivor and The Wall were good terrorism/soldiery films. I shall probably get back into Fear The Walking Dead now that there’s a chunk of 14 eps to watch online. American Horror Story has been a decent series, imho.

foeorfreund
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Fat Bertha

I’m well behind on FTWD. But that means I can binge watch it, which is the best way.

Fat Bertha
Fat Bertha
2 years ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Yep. I’m saving up TWD for at least five eps before I start again. It’s the only way.

Matt
Matt
2 years ago

Just watched a short two minute interview view with Moura. The more I see and read about him, the more I like him. Seems a top bloke and top player.

Fat Bertha
Fat Bertha
2 years ago
Reply to  Matt

How long is a short minute these days?

Chauvelin
Chauvelin
2 years ago

At half two, Radio Four have a ghost story by Quatermass author Nigel Kneale. Should be good.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Chauvelin

Will it be available on podcast Chauv?

Chauvelin
Chauvelin
2 years ago

Should be. They normally are I think.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Chauvelin

Listening to a ghost story on the wireless is sometimes preferable to the moving pictures. On that subject watched the first episode of ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ (Netflix) last night. Not bad and worth progressing with imo.

Fat Bertha
Fat Bertha
2 years ago

As did I, and as do I.

Fat Bertha
Fat Bertha
2 years ago

BBC Radio iPlayer is your friend. It’s my friend, fo’ rizzle. Actually, as much as I enjoy the escapism of film and TV, I’d happily ditch the lot in favour of the radio. I knkw I couod simply ditch all film and TV in favour of the radio but then I’d go mad worrying about what I was missing, and worse still, what you lot weren’t missing.

Fat Bertha
Fat Bertha
2 years ago
Reply to  Fat Bertha

*BBC Radio iPlayer … AKA (Actually Known As) Radio 4Extra

foeorfreund
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Fat Bertha

I’m quite addicted to the BBC World Service right now. Some interesting stuff.

Matt
Matt
2 years ago

Seems Lord Hain is a paid advisor to the law firm that opposed the Green injunction. Maybe not as high minded as he’d have us believe. That said; couldn’t have happened to a nicer bloke!

chauvelin
chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  Matt

Philip Green is undoubtedly a wrong ‘un, but that creep Peter Hain isn’t someone whose word I would ever accept either.

chauvelin
chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  chauvelin

I heard an interview with the Chairwoman of the BHS Pension trust about Green. She admitted how naive she’d been, but hadn’t realised at the time she was dealing with an utterly dishonourable, devious git. Green would make an excuse to miss official minuted Trust meetings, instead making adhoc meetings in his personal office to deal with their concerns, and giving them verbal assurances over the pension fund, but always ‘off the record’, with nothing given in writing. He basically just flipped the trustees off and span them a tissues of lies.

Fat Bertha
Fat Bertha
2 years ago
Reply to  chauvelin

Pot, kettle, black. They’re all greedy, preening and selfish.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Fat Bertha

He’s an MP, nuff said.

chauvelin
chauvelin
2 years ago

Keep up rAndy. Tony Blair elevated him to the peerage.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  chauvelin

He was one, a leopard never changes its stripes.

chauvelin
chauvelin
2 years ago

Actually Hain does change his stripes, depending on what is most to his benefit. He was a Liberal who deserted the party when it suited him.

foeorfreund
Admin
2 years ago

Too many cocks spoil the breath.

Fat Bertha
Fat Bertha
2 years ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice … can’t get fooled again.

chauvelin
chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  Fat Bertha

Human beings and fish can co-exist in peace.

foeorfreund
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Fat Bertha

Absinthe makes the hard growth flounder.

chauvelin
chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  Fat Bertha

Lord Hain clearly wants to polish his right-on credentials with the sisterhood. And get a nice little backhander from his employers into the bargain, two birds (is that acceptable these days?) with one stone.

Matt
Matt
2 years ago
Reply to  chauvelin

Hasn’t Hain crossed the floor twice? In his defence I recall he was one of the protesters who dug up Lords cricket pitch; saving us all from 5 days of cricket.

chauvelin
chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  Matt

Yes, he was a prominent anti-apartheid campaigner, clearly influenced by growing up in South Africa.

Fat Bertha
Fat Bertha
2 years ago
Reply to  Matt

He opposed PIE when many of his political kind actively supported it. I won’t speculate as to his motivations then because, as is the case now with Green, the means are probably justified by the ends.

Chauvelin
Chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  Fat Bertha

My dear wife reminded me she met Hain at a function some years back. Her verdict? He was a “slimy obnoxious creep.”

foeorfreund
Admin
2 years ago

And I thought we talked a load of shite…..

https://mancitysquare.com/2018/10/27/5-reasons-dislike-spurs/

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Fantastic, how to embarrass your club who are probably going to win the PL again by referencing a match 37 years ago.

foeorfreund
Admin
2 years ago

I particularly enjoyed the “Spurs are the media darlings” section. I think he must be exclusively reading old newspapers from the 60’s.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Must be difficult writing a blog when you’ve no opportunity to criticise your own team.

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

I’m giving that site a miss. Not just cos it’s City but due to it’s ridiculous privacy page.

chauvelin
chauvelin
2 years ago

Agree. Meredith corp have designed this to be as difficult as possible.

chauvelin
chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

This site is one of those with indecipherable opt out pages. Some sites make it easy to manage cookies, this is one of those that make it almost impossible. Any chance of pasting some of the content FoF?

foeorfreund
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  chauvelin

Fill yer boots….

1.Spurs are a “dirty side”
Under Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham Hotspur have not exactly been shy in dishing out some extreme tackles. Its not that they have always gone out of their way to hurt the opposition players but rather more its about being fired up before setting foot on the pitch and then just mis-timing the challenges. At various times in the last 4 seasons Tottenham have led the way in racking up most disciplinary points during games – this is despite the fact they seem to have got away without punishment for a series of shocking challenges against Manchester City. Dele Alli in particular has been a serial offender and quite how he has not been seriously chinned or sent off is astonishing. Its worth noting he is back in contention to play against City on Monday and likely to be returning to play hopelessly off the pace and fired up. In my mind rather than characterising Spurs as a free styling fluid footballing team, I consider they are just a faster Crystal Palace or Cardiff. Exercising brutal tackling to stop the opposition and escaping rightful punishment. Just watch at Wembley on Monday – we will face 23 disgraceful challenges all of which are waved away and receive a red card for a single solitary late tackle.

2. Spurs are the “Media Darlings”
Adrian Durham on Talksport has for some time employed the tactic of referring to Spurs as “Spursy” to acknowledge that for all their column inches, fast football, Harry Kane et al – they are still likely to achieve nothing. Precisely because of this fact Spurs tend to touted in the media as some kind of footballing master tacticians – its because they are safe and harmless. Spurs are the side you wouldn’t mind your daughter going to the pictures with. They are unlucky to cause anyone any trouble really in the trophy department.
Because they are unlikely to actually win anything and have developed an almost Liverpool style ability to bottle the biggest games – the media have found them pretty safe to champion because you can do so without really upsetting any other fans. No one really cares about Spurs.

3. Winning the FA Cup in 1981

Back in 1981 we played in the 100th FA Cup Final at the old Wembley stadium against Tottenham. I was 14 years old and went to the game. I don’t want to get all nostalgic here but this was when the FA Cup really mattered as a competition, when there were still over 90000 fans squeezed into Wembley behind those newly erected steel fences and when most of the tickets still went to the fans rather than lost in some corporate entertainment freebie to companies no one has ever heard of or cared about. Supporting City at the time felt a little like the glory days were in the past – but we still hoped they would return. After an indifferent start to the season we were in a Cup Final and even now I find it hard to describe exactly how excited I was. Two goals from Tommy Hutchinson ended all of that pretty much and i remember the long hard drudge back North.
Somehow we were forced into a replay at Wembley just 5 days later and thats not a game we could get to. Even during the replay all our hopes and dreams were alive when a penalty put us into the lead but then Spurs equalized and Ricky Villa scored that goal where he went on a jinking run to give the game to them.
If that wasn’t enough to crush the aspirations of a 14 year old we then had to listen to one of the worst songs of all time – the Tottenham Hotspur Final song called Ossie’s Dream on the radio for months.

4. Wembley II

Not content with ruining old Wembley for me, Tottenham have decided to ruin new Wembley too. Quite simply they should not be allowed to play league games in the National Stadium, it devalues the stadium. Why should i want to traipse down South to go to an illustrious final in Spurs home ground? To add further insult to injury they are being allowed by the FA and Premier League to play their games wherever they want and whenever they want. Our game against Spurs was scheduled for Saturday 27 October, moved to Sunday 28th October for TV but then moved again because Spurs can’t be bothered to have a ground capable of hosting a football game. Don’t worry though the FA won’t sanction them.
The Spurs team have treated our fans with contempt and have so far refused to make good any incurred costs as a result of the fixture changes.

5. The Harry Kane Team

Sparking some faux outrage in the media (see above) Pep Guardiola dared to refer to Spurs as a one player team. But I am about to go one further. I don’t particularly rate Harry Kane. I think he doesn’t work that hard for the team, often appearing to be out of sorts and isolated from the rest of the team. His indifferent performances tend to be covered by his ability to swing his boot quickly at the ball. Its that quick strike of the ball which is his signature. Not his running, or pressing, or pace. Sure he knows where the goal is but so did Trevor Morley; that alone doesn’t make someone World Class. Kane is English which immediately over-hypes his ability to Messi like levels. The reality is Kane has benefited from a lack of investment by Tottenham – meaning he has played consistently even when he maybe hasn’t deserved to play. Being their only striker and playing in every game has created an illusion. The goals are not created by Kane – but by others, notably Eriksson who is probably the best Spurs player. The injury to Eriksson so far this season has rendered Kane a bystander for most of the last few months. So rather than Kane’s poor form being a result of a World Cup hangover, its to do with the fact no one else has given him the ball in space in front of the goal.

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Cheers FoF.

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
2 years ago

I am now aware of another ill thought-out and bilious ramble.

chauvelin
chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Thanks.

chauvelin
chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Blimey, what a blinkered knob. Harry Kane isn’t a good player apparently, only as good as some bloke called Trevor Morley (I vaguely recall the name). I think the author marks himself out as a fantasist with that wisdom.

foeorfreund
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  chauvelin

And a bit of a thicko too. Sven Goran Eriksson never even played for Spurs.

chauvelin
chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

The author also missed Kane creating two goals in the last England game, including a tap in for Sterling.

foeorfreund
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  chauvelin

Amongst other things. A quick check over the fair play tables over the past 3-4 seasons might have saved him some embarrassment. And I’ve no idea what “They are unlucky to cause anyone any trouble really in the trophy department” means.

chauvelin
chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

These are the rantings of a disappointed 14 year old who cried when Spurs beat them in the 1981 Cup Final. He’s obviously never got over us. Sad.

foeorfreund
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  chauvelin

Very sad. I don’t feel the same way about those ugly thieving thicko smelly Coventry bastards at all.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

I liked your comment on the blog fofty. Well I would have ‘liked’ it if it didn’t involve signing up to do it.

foeorfreund
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

It seems that the Disqus account I set up to post on DML gives me access to a number of sites.

Fat Bertha
Fat Bertha
2 years ago
Reply to  chauvelin

A blinkered knob? Just the one blinker required.

chauvelin
chauvelin
2 years ago

So Lawro has kindly predicted 2-0 to Citeh. I feel much happier now, it’s another win for the mighty Spurs!

A clear pattern is emerging: Spurs seemingly wading through treacle in Europe, but walking on water in the league. The title is ours chaps!

The opening of the new stadium will coincide with the return of all our first teamers, as we hit top form and win every single match from December onwards.

Matt
Matt
2 years ago
Reply to  chauvelin

And Lewis, having read this blog will realise he’s allowed to find infrastructure development within FFP and clear our debt, clearing the way for the purchase of Mbappe.

Fat Bertha
Fat Bertha
2 years ago
Reply to  Matt

Lewis Collins is dead, bruv. So sorry to break it to you. I only found out about two weeks ago myself.

Matt
Matt
2 years ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

In fairness he’s consistent; he’s been praising Spurs and Poch for a while. Sadly that first point is accurate, we were right up there with City and ‘Pool a couple of years back. Love to think we could finish above them but if you offered me 4th I’d probably take it.

foeorfreund
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Matt

I’d take it too mate.

chauvelin
chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  Matt

I’d be happy. Happier with fourth and a cup. If we bomb out of the CL (likely) and the Europa (unlikely) we’d have a reet go at the FA Cup.

chauvelin
chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

It’s a measure of intelligence when you can detect faint patterns during observation, and deduce a theory. I can see here that you might have deduced a theory concerning Gary Neville…?

foeorfreund
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  chauvelin

I’m still gathering evidence, but I’ve a feeling in my gut that he might have an agenda.

Matt
Matt
2 years ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

The MUFC supporting Neville praising Poch and Spurs for their style. You know what lads; I think you’re onto something!

He’d have got away with it if it wasn’t for us pesky kids.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Not too bothered by this type of punditry. Don’t see Poch being influenced by anyone other than maybe his agent or possibly family re his career. All top managers will always be linked with the Galacticos. They’re a challenge different to most other jobs. Where I do disagree is the view that a manager is somehow bottling it by not trying for it. Nevertheless if you want a positive view then it shows Poch is achieving success. Once those stories stop it’ll probably mean his current team are doing poorly.

chauvelin
chauvelin
2 years ago

I don’t think Poch has an agent. He might talk to that Balague chap who ghosted his book. He’s always popping up to comment on how Poch thinks, seems to be a close pal.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  chauvelin

Yes I think you’re right, was forgetting that.

Frontwheel 2
Frontwheel 2
2 years ago

Could Joe Lewis just pay off the debt if he wanted too,or is that against the rules ?

foeorfreund
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Frontwheel 2

Yes, he could. Only real rule against capital investment is under the EUFA FFP rulings, where he wouldn’t be able to spend over a specific amount of capital investment on transfers.

Frontwheel 2
Frontwheel 2
2 years ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

I’ll light a candle

foeorfreund
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Frontwheel 2

;-D that should do the trick.

chauvelin
chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Or use their money to fund revenue costs I think (like wage costs).

foeorfreund
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  chauvelin

Yerp.

foeorfreund
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  chauvelin

Not that there’s the slightest chance that this would ever happen.

foeorfreund
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

*Lewis paying off debt.
He has no reason to, it’s THFC’s debt, not his. Even if he did, it would only be on the basis of a Roman stylee loan, so THFC would still be in debt.

chauvelin
chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Unless any loans were converted into debentures or preferential share capital, thus squeezing the remaining 15% of shares held by minority shareholders.

chauvelin
chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  chauvelin

But that’s entirely academic because it won’t happen. Possibly a rights share issue might occur.

foeorfreund
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  chauvelin

Levy would be well chuffed!

chauvelin
chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Those 15 per centers must be well pleased to see their shares increasing in value over time. If the club is now valued at 1.5 billion, possibly more, they are sitting on 275 million quid as their chunk.

chauvelin
chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Except at clubs like Man City where ludicrous sponsorship deals with certain middle eastern airlines pumped in money to pay for the superstar’s wages.

UnkleTaff
Admin
2 years ago

Chauvelin

The Strange World of Planet X.

British sci-fi film from 1958, showing on Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) in 15 minutes time. (10:10 am)

‘Formerly harmless insects grow to enormous proportions after a scientist’s experiments wreak havoc with cosmic rays.’

This is a public service announcement…

A couple of nights ago I had the pleasure of watching this (in 3D):

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046057/?ref_=nv_sr_8

Now I’ve seen (far) more than my fair share of films in my life, but I can honestly say that the conclusion to this particular film ranks as the most bizarre/preposterous that I have ever seen.

It’s well worth a look, I’d suggest, but only if you can get to see it in its originally intended 3D.

chauvelin
chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  UnkleTaff

Brave attempt at split screen imaging combining close up photography of insects, with the actors. For the time it was ambitious not to just go for stop go animation Ray Harryhausen style.

chauvelin
chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  chauvelin

Now my (adult) son still can’t bear to look at wriggling maggots, so the film of dozens of millipedes squirming about would probably have had him running for the hills.

chauvelin
chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  UnkleTaff

The ending of the movie was rather sudden. Almost as if the director got bored with the project after all the fun with the monster insects was over.

foeorfreund
Admin
2 years ago

It’s official, Nike have trademarked the use of the letter “A” without the horizontal line…

https://www.spurs-web.com/spurs-news/could-this-be-the-strongest-hint-that-spurs-have-secured-a-stadium-sponsor/

In other news, Lonsdale are hoping to secure the rights to the letter “I” without the vertical line.

Hartley
Hartley
2 years ago

It wouldn’t be a bad way to go.

Hartley
Hartley
2 years ago

Chauvelin
I was watching QI the other day and apparently the answer to your question is no.
The title ‘Pope’ should only be genuinely conferred on the Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople. Who is not a Catholic of course. The bishop of Rome being called pope was more a nickname, the western knock off copy of the Eastern Pope when the Roman empire split in two and the western half collapsed.

Yeah but does Dolly Parton sleep on her back.

Chauvelin
Chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  Hartley

Only at the risk of suffocating herself.

foeorfreund
Admin
2 years ago

“Let’s be patient!! No problem!,” he tweeted. “We will have the most amazing football stadium on the planet!!”
Jurgen of the Klinsmann clan.

Sexy Beast
Sexy Beast
2 years ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

How’s the “six pack” coming along mate?

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Sexy Beast

One can left.

foeorfreund
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Sexy Beast

Amazingly, I actually have the beginnings of a decent four pack. The other two are hidden by the last remnants of a gut that’s clinging on for dear life.

Chauvelin
Chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

So you’ll be kicking sand in the faces of seven stone weaklings next summer!

foeorfreund
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Chauvelin

How very dare you! I’d have an eight stone limit, at the very least.

Chauvelin
Chauvelin
2 years ago

The Strange World of Planet X.

British sci-fi film from 1958, showing on Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) in 15 minutes time. (10:10 am)

‘Formerly harmless insects grow to enormous proportions after a scientist’s experiments wreak havoc with cosmic rays.’

This is a public service announcement…

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Chauvelin

*Based on a true story.

Chauvelin
Chauvelin
2 years ago

It’s very much like Harry Enfield’s Mr Cholmondley-Warner sketches.

Wonderful museum piece of popular ideas of science.

Chauvelin
Chauvelin
2 years ago

It’s very much like one of Harry Enfield’s Mr Cholmondley-Warner sketches.

Wonderful museum piece of popular ideas of science.

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
2 years ago

If it’s antyhing like those Harry Enfield Mr Cholmondley-Warner sketches it should be a cracker.

Chauvelin
Chauvelin
2 years ago

It is. The first experiment has only gone and broken the black and white telly in the pub down the road! Disaster!

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Chauvelin

18 fakky quid to fix it!

Chauvelin
Chauvelin
2 years ago

“I don’t know, I just don’t know brigadier.”

Matt
Matt
2 years ago

I’m worried by Levy’s references blaming contractors. It’s a sign of a poor relationship; and that’s not helpful on any big project. And at the risk of sounding prissy; makes him seem a bit unprofessional. We’re Spurs and we’ve got a bit more class than that. And I’m broadly a Levy supporter.

Chauvelin
Chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  Matt

And doesn’t he imply in that statement that Levy is needing to watch the subcontractors like a hawk to ensure no further cockups? As if he suspects the delays weren’t entirely accidental?

Chauvelin
Chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  Chauvelin

‘Key contractors involved in the mechanical, electrical and safety systems are being supported with external resources and closely monitored by our construction manager, Mace.’

Closely monitored to make sure the culprits don’t try it again…

foeorfreund
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Chauvelin

Crikey, Chauv.

Chauvelin
Chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Suspicious minds…

foeorfreund
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Chauvelin

…find invisible information ;-D

Chauvelin
Chauvelin
2 years ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Don’t you worry, Daniel will write a book about it in years to come.

‘Spurs versus the Saboteurs.’

foeorfreund
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Chauvelin

Not until he’s published “Atrophy over Trophy”.

foeorfreund
Admin
2 years ago
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Chauvelin

Jenas actually said something sensible. Pochettino won’t leave at this time because he knows the Real Madrid managerial vacancy comes round frequently, and there’s no rush.

In other news the Sun thinks MoPo will sell Dembele at the end of the season. Unless I am mistaken, Moussa is a free agent this summer so the story is another piece of silliness.

GDawg
GDawg
2 years ago

Fatty B
Ah. Okay. A bit of a glitch somewhere. Something similar seems to happen to Bruxie and GDawg. No drama, just a heads up is all.

Mine only happens if I enter the wrong email address I think. Get my accounts mixed up

Bruxie
Bruxie
2 years ago
Reply to  GDawg

I use Norton or Google autofill on my PC and recently the Website Section gets filled in automatically. I have to delete it before posting. I think the fault is at our end. I’ve tried to get into autofill -and change it eithout success!
When you forget to delete the website entry your name comes up blue – a link – and the link takes you to a page which states “unauthorised”.
Hope this helps.

Chauvelin
Chauvelin
2 years ago

merrance
Crikey we are officially hocked to all the New world order bankers and the Rothschild family.looks like the stadium was really built to announce the official unveiling of the Anti Christ and THFC is really a false flag. I had my misgivings when Levy showed off the architectural stadium model using Holograms.

My first thought was we are really mixing it with the questionably rich and extremely dangerous. Less anti Christ and more Al Capone.