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!

Comments
  • Hartley 25/10/2018 at 2:12 pm

    Foeust.

  • Hartley 25/10/2018 at 2:17 pm

    Everything that could’ve gone wrong last night did go wrong, how many times does Toby make a mistake? H0w many times does Kane fail to get a shot off? How many times do goals like Davinson’s get disallowed? How many times does Lloris cost us the game? OK, ignore the last one.

    • Chauvelin 25/10/2018 at 2:24 pm

      And their two goals, well, they could equally have gone wide as go in. The loop off Toby’s leg, outrageous. Their equaliser from a miskick, then prodded at by de Jong and was hopeful rather than meant.

      Plus I’d like EUFA officials to explain the offside disallowed goal, and then review several hundred similar cases that stood.

  • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 25/10/2018 at 2:22 pm

    Some inciteful grindring there Flatty and have to agree with that view. I think you can add in the fact we’ve not had a proper home game to get the juices going for a while which I think mentally may be beginning to take its toll on the players. Also add in the lack of newbies in the last window to make one or two regulars raise their game then added up all these little things could explain why the foot has come off the pedal somewhat. Even saw Harry mouth off to someone last night which I haven’t seen before. Jim White-Line on Talksport this morn was desperately trying to stoke the ‘spurs are chokers’ and have they really progressed since Ramos when we last won a cup. His fellow presenters put him in his place as usual but the vultures are beginning to gather, ready to move on Eriksen, Harry and Dele.

  • foeorfreund 25/10/2018 at 2:28 pm

    Velly nice Flatster.
    I don’t think the loss of Dele “30mins per game” Alli can be underestimated. His movement is incredible, not just putting himself into good positions, but creating space for others. Think this is a big factor in our lack of penetration. Penetration rocks.

    • Chauvelin 25/10/2018 at 2:34 pm

      He finds space and time in the box that is underrated.

      • foeorfreund 25/10/2018 at 2:40 pm

        Penetration in the box rocks too.

    • Flat Oeuf 25/10/2018 at 4:38 pm

      Absolutely agree with that. Add to that:
      Eriksen injured and coming back.
      Moura and Son both a bit of a dip from where they can be.
      Kane picking up but not at his lethal best.

      The possibilities are all there.

  • Chauvelin 25/10/2018 at 2:32 pm

    Are the players easing off towards the end of games because of tiredness, or mental strain, or are some deliberately trying to conserve energy? I don’t think the latter, they just look empty to me.

    There is also the worry that we have become too overreliant on Kane and Eriksen to lead the way in the last two seasons.

  • foeorfreund 25/10/2018 at 2:41 pm

    Where has the artist formerly known as Camus gone? Haven’t seen him here for ages?

    • HD 🇺🇸 25/10/2018 at 2:47 pm

      The non artist known as Horndog is on a big old road trip. Didn’t get to see the match, couldn’t hear it, could only read about it. I agree with everything anyone has said about it. So there.

      • foeorfreund 25/10/2018 at 2:53 pm

        Enjoy Dawg! Well Jel. Are you Thelma, or Louise?

        • HD 🇺🇸 25/10/2018 at 3:16 pm

          I can tell you who I am not and that would be Brad Pitt.

          • foeorfreund 25/10/2018 at 3:22 pm

            He don’t impress me much. He’s got the looks, but has he got the touch?

  • TCY 25/10/2018 at 3:05 pm

    There’s something intangible going wrong. Couldn’t see the game yesterday but followed the scoring and just knew their first was from something stupid or dreadfully unlucky. As of course it was.

    Had some clients once who were lamenting at the end of a trial that they were “just unlucky.” The boss said scornfully “You make your own luck.” Spurs aren’t making their own luck. The drive and determination aren’t there. I’d love to be in the locker room and sense what is really going on. I can bet you it isn’t pretty.

    • Chauvelin 25/10/2018 at 3:38 pm

      On the previous blog a worried post queried if Pochettino was beginning to lose his enthusiasm trying to keep this show on the road.

      Perhaps the long term future of our manager will come down to whether the much vaunted academy really is producing players that Pochettino rates. Not too much to write home about yet.

      • Bruxie 25/10/2018 at 3:43 pm

        That was probably me, Chauve.
        It was a fleeting thought watching players and staff trudge off last night.
        I said that Poch may think that he has taken us as far as he can. And that we might lose him.
        He needs significant resources and support from Levy to make the next step.

        • Bruxie 25/10/2018 at 3:48 pm

          The academy is irrelevant this season.

          • Chauvelin 25/10/2018 at 3:54 pm

            This season; but is this ‘different project’ actually ever to start producing first teamers? If it is just empty talk coupled with hard financial restrictions, there’s little cause for optimism.

            • Bruxie 25/10/2018 at 4:36 pm

              Chelscum just posted profits of 60m selling their “off-spring” academy graduates.
              We’re no different.

              • Chauvelin 25/10/2018 at 5:17 pm

                Except ours are of dubious market potential.

                • Fatty B 25/10/2018 at 5:26 pm

                  The whole feckin’ miserable lot of ’em are sheee-it?

              • Fatty B 25/10/2018 at 5:29 pm

                I wonder how ‘profits’ are worked out in this context.

                • Fatty B 25/10/2018 at 5:36 pm

                  And how many yoots dem were sold on.

                • Fatty B 25/10/2018 at 5:39 pm

                  When I say “I wonder” it was a very fleeting thought.

  • Bruxie 25/10/2018 at 3:39 pm

    During the Fergie years Manure didn’t come on strong until February.
    Let’s hope that is the case with us, too.

    • Chauvelin 25/10/2018 at 3:44 pm

      We’ve held on to the top group somehow; the new stadium could give us an injection of passion just at the right time.

      • Bruxie 25/10/2018 at 3:45 pm

        Hope so.
        Depends on who it is in front of us on the first day.

  • foeorfreund 25/10/2018 at 4:36 pm

    Phillip Green allegedly bullied and sexually harassed employees.
    That’s a surprise, he seemed like such a nice, caring, giving kinda guy.
    Good on Peter Hain. Reeespecked.

    • Chauvelin 25/10/2018 at 5:12 pm

      Peter Hain, hmm.

      Rather odd character.

      • Chauvelin 25/10/2018 at 5:14 pm

        In case you’re wondering, I met him a few times many years ago when I lived in Putney.

        • Fatty B 25/10/2018 at 5:24 pm

          I know I wasn’t.

      • Fatty B 25/10/2018 at 5:24 pm

        x10

    • Chauvelin 25/10/2018 at 5:19 pm

      Although Philip Green is a slippery devious greedy bastard.

  • Flat Oeuf 25/10/2018 at 4:42 pm

    Gents, I may have 2 tickets to Spurs v Citeh this Monday. Anyone interested? To be confirmed.

    • foeorfreund 25/10/2018 at 5:04 pm

      Bloody love to, but no can do. Selfish wife at a spa, which I agreed to on the basis that I can watch the footie in peace. Dammit.

      • Chauvelin 25/10/2018 at 5:16 pm

        What state will the pitch at Wembley be in 24 hours after the NFL game?

        • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 25/10/2018 at 5:17 pm

          Kentucky?

          • Chauvelin 25/10/2018 at 5:20 pm

            In which case the pitch will be blue grass….

            • Chauvelin 25/10/2018 at 5:20 pm

              Bring your own banjos.

        • Fatty B 25/10/2018 at 5:22 pm

          If only there was a system which allowed both sports to be played without detriment to each other.

          • Fatty B 25/10/2018 at 5:30 pm

            *one another.

    • Fatty B 25/10/2018 at 5:21 pm

      🙋

      • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 25/10/2018 at 5:35 pm

        Get in!

        • Fatty B 25/10/2018 at 5:36 pm

          To be confirmed.

  • Fatty B 25/10/2018 at 5:28 pm

    foeorfreund
    Penetration in the box rocks too.

    Ooh. Also known as Chinese love rocks.

  • Fatty B 25/10/2018 at 5:33 pm

    Home made Thai green curry with Jasmine rice, ce soir. Don’t be jealous.

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 25/10/2018 at 5:44 pm

      Struggling…

      • Fatty B 25/10/2018 at 6:38 pm

        You?! You do realise Thai green curry is a foreign dish, of curry? You wouldn’t be seen dead eating a Thai green curry. You’re more pub landlord than white, middle-class, privileged, oxbridge educated, wracked with anti-British liberal guilt, Pub Landlord Al Murray!

        • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 25/10/2018 at 7:10 pm

          Haha, you ain’t wrong about a curry.

          • Fatty B 25/10/2018 at 7:30 pm

            I know I’m not.

  • Fatty B 25/10/2018 at 5:35 pm

    foeorfreund
    Where has the artist formerly known as Camus gone? Haven’t seen him here for ages?

    I haven’t ever seen him. Still hope he’s alright, though.

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 25/10/2018 at 5:46 pm

      Yep, hope the Bard is well and is treading the boards here soon.

      • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 25/10/2018 at 5:48 pm

        Same goes for Sniper, still MIA.

        • Flat Oeuf 25/10/2018 at 7:48 pm

          Yeah, hello Snipey and Camus!

          • Fatty B 25/10/2018 at 8:36 pm

            And Elyid.

  • Sexy Beast 25/10/2018 at 5:51 pm

    Bruxie
    Chelscum just posted profits of 60m selling their “off-spring” academy graduates.
    We’re no different.

    The sale of KDB and Mo Salad didn’t work out so great…..

    • Bruxie 25/10/2018 at 6:28 pm

      They weren’t acadamy grads.

  • Bruxie 25/10/2018 at 6:29 pm

    No politics?
    Ha!
    Some cannot help themselves!

    • Fatty B 25/10/2018 at 6:40 pm

      B-stards!

    • Freund or Foe 25/10/2018 at 7:52 pm

      Soz ☺️
      The reeespecked was for the outing of an utter berstard, not an endorsement of Hain’s political views.

      • Fatty B 25/10/2018 at 8:06 pm

        Yeah, yeah.

      • Bruxie 26/10/2018 at 8:48 am

        I wasn’t referring to you, FoF!

  • GDawg 25/10/2018 at 8:17 pm

    Our squad is so thin, the absences of Dele, Jan, and up until just now Eriksen are major. Add to that Son and Mousse being a non-factor so far and we are doing well just to stay in it

  • Frontwheel 2 25/10/2018 at 8:52 pm

    Very good read.
    When we beat City on Monday it will kick start our season (what a load of bollocks) and exciting victories without us all having heart attacks for the last 20 mins will become the norm(who’s this cunt) COYS.

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 25/10/2018 at 9:09 pm

      Your obvs bring held hostage Fronty, I’ve called Fats whose gonna act as negotiator.

      • Hartley 25/10/2018 at 9:53 pm

        That’s you well and truly fucked then Fronty.

        • Fatty B 25/10/2018 at 10:47 pm

          Yes!

      • Fatty B 25/10/2018 at 10:45 pm

        F*ck him. It’s the way he would’ve wanted to go.

  • Flat Oeuf 25/10/2018 at 9:42 pm

    Fatty B

    🙋

    I will keep you updated, blondie

    • Fatty B 25/10/2018 at 10:47 pm

      Don’t keep me hanging on the telephone.

  • Ronwol196061 25/10/2018 at 10:29 pm

    You know that when we talk of series.. When we talk of recipes…. when we talk about CAMUS and politics….that means our fucking football team is Dung!

    • Chauvelin 25/10/2018 at 11:07 pm

      Dung will play alongside Bong for Brighton and Hove Albion.

    • merrance 26/10/2018 at 12:41 am

      Do you remember Dick le Flem

  • Chauvelin 25/10/2018 at 10:42 pm

    Peter ‘bank robber’ Hain is on Newsnight.

  • Freund or Foe 25/10/2018 at 11:50 pm

    Just watched First Man. Me likey a lotey.

    • Chauvelin 26/10/2018 at 12:06 am

      Was he called Adam?

  • Bruxie 26/10/2018 at 8:42 am

    Just seen the Mirror & Sun’s reorts on BBC’s sport gossip.
    Poch wanted by RM and Burnley’s Pope wanted by Spurs.

    • Bruxie 26/10/2018 at 8:46 am

      Have they been reading this blog?

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 26/10/2018 at 8:56 am

      Just the usual 2+2 =5.

    • Hartley 26/10/2018 at 9:04 am

      Is Pope a catholic?

      • Chauvelin 26/10/2018 at 11:16 am

        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.

  • Bruxie 26/10/2018 at 9:30 am

    He may well be a “left footer”!
    Catholics had so many rules about sex they were called left footers ‘cos they had to get the left leg over first!

    • Chauvelin 26/10/2018 at 11:18 am

      I thought ‘left footer’ was a slang term for a homosexual?

      • Bruxie 26/10/2018 at 11:35 am

        Having been brought up as a Catholic – now lapsed – I regularly heard the term describing fellow papists.

        • Chauvelin 26/10/2018 at 11:39 am

          It appears to be a general term of derision aimed at those considered outsiders in polite society.

          • Bruxie 26/10/2018 at 11:52 am

            I’m also left footed…so stuff “polite society”!
            The right handers of this world have it all their own way.
            Don’t get me started on the poorly designed tools, household appliances and self service tills designed by right handers for right handers.
            Computer mouse. Now that proves my point.
            Right click my arse. It should be known as “alternative click”!

          • merrance 26/10/2018 at 12:00 pm

            the religion of peace says that the ouef is flat, oooouerf

  • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 26/10/2018 at 9:50 am

    First burn of the season.

  • Chauvelin 26/10/2018 at 11:36 am

    City on Monday, the Iron hoofs on Wednesday, Wolves away Saturday, PSV Tuesday.

    Four games in 9 days is going to stretch our squad to breaking point, unless we decide to risk the League cup game by fielding a lot of youngsters. Big decisions for MoPo, let’s hope no more injuries crop up.

    • Chauvelin 26/10/2018 at 11:41 am

      Palace the following Saturday and then more sodding internationals to sap the energy of Kane and the rest.

      • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 26/10/2018 at 11:45 am

        I very much doubt Mopo will still be with us by then. Perry Groves on Talksport says he should test himself at Real if he’s got anything about himself. Mopo values Groves advice.

        • Bruxie 26/10/2018 at 11:58 am

          I’ve heard he also takes notice of Paul Merson.😱

          • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 26/10/2018 at 12:00 pm

            He appreciates their independant knowledge of the game.

            • Bruxie 26/10/2018 at 12:02 pm

              https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06pvz71

              I like this.
              Two birds – one stone.
              Poch stays – Jose leaves.

              • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 26/10/2018 at 12:05 pm

                Isn’t it better to leave Moanhino to fester at Manure?

                • Bruxie 26/10/2018 at 12:06 pm

                  No – because they’ll come for Poch!
                  But then again so will Manure!

                  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 26/10/2018 at 12:23 pm

                    Levy cant be too smug and leave it all too late

          • Chauvelin 26/10/2018 at 12:24 pm

            I would take notice of any advice offered by c***s like Merson and Groves- and do the precise opposite.

        • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 26/10/2018 at 12:00 pm

          On one hand Poch has a problem with limited resources,one the other the players we have are underperforming.
          Our standings in the league show that we are not underperforming. So why this dichotomy?
          While there is a never say die mentality with our defence,there is a lack of creativity in attack.
          Yes we are not perfect in defence but when you add the DM’s into the mix,there is a lot of strength there.
          Its from the half way line forward where we continue to have problems. We do have so many talented players in those positions and yet are not potent enough. Its not neccessary the striker position. Its not the effort we are fighting hard so much we are almost fighting ourselves. But there is a lack of potence.
          Poch is heavily defensive in his midfield. We lack anything coming from central.
          Dembele is powerful and general has ball control but he isnt a provider of important balls. Im still waiting for Winks to take it on but he seems to work to help the defence more than attack. Of course Poch maybe the culprit,maybe its a security blanket in that his heart is more in defence and wants to make sure here are no gaps but we are devoid of creativity in this position.
          We cant seem to get the ball down cleanly and quickly when defences are still loose.Its an age old problem with us

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 26/10/2018 at 12:21 pm

    When Son came to Tottenham he always showed a desire and put in tremendous efforts and times some brilliant moves and goals. he was a mixture of meh and mighty albeit more meh. Today he is all meh. Mehdiocre at best.
    He seems to try too hard and never quite gets there now,not even ones for the highlite reels.
    Is Eriksen off? He was injured so should get a bit of a pass but has not shown any of that wonder he has lately. Infact this season we just dont look better. Lamela and Moura are two of the players that have been a positive,throw in a Trippier who most of the season has played well and what do you have after that. Verts now is injured.He was one of our best defenders. I certainly favour Rose over Davies. Cant wait for Dele to get firing.
    I still think its our creativity thats mostly lacking, Really need another player.

  • McG ⚽⚽ 26/10/2018 at 12:22 pm

    I’d be interested to know how many times we’ve conceded late when Winks has come on & we’ve given up the attacking impetus. Poch says we’re guilty of not killing off games, but how many times has he made defensive subs this season instead of going for the jugular?

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 26/10/2018 at 12:24 pm

      As I mentioned Poch has a security blanket that is heavily weighted in defence despite his gladiator posture

      • Chauvelin 26/10/2018 at 12:30 pm

        We don’t kill off games. The number of times another ‘cushion’ goal would deflate the opposition, but no, we hold out hope to them that they can snatch a late point with a forced goal after we’ve dominated games. We make games nerve wracking when they should be done and dusted and just playing out the last ten minutes or so. It must be more mentally sapping for our players just holding on by a single goal, game after game.

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 26/10/2018 at 12:33 pm

    It funny how we get into conversations and about what tournament we should focus on.
    It really doesnt matter. When we play mediocre we seem to play mediocre in all tournaments,when we play good we play good in all tournaments.
    Despite that I actually feel we played well at PSV (even if they did give us spece) we just couldnt put them away.
    We have a manager that is a gladiator,players that had a glorious world cup and yes we have this Spursy edge that pops in more than not.

    • Chauvelin 26/10/2018 at 12:39 pm

      Come on Ron, against West Ham in the Carabou cup we are going to have to play the B teamers and kids unless we want to flog our best players to death. Llorente, Aurier, Foyth, KWP, Wanyama, Vorm plus 5 kids.

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 26/10/2018 at 12:40 pm

        Storm in a teacup mate.Its meaningless. Play the kids.
        I was talking about the other tournaments including the FA CUp

      • McG ⚽⚽ 26/10/2018 at 12:51 pm

        Son should play in the league cup, & Wanyama

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 26/10/2018 at 12:39 pm

    Despite the unhappiness with Pochs tactics. I shudder to think what would happen if he left.
    Would Levy go get a quality manager from Europe?
    and what would they demand?
    Its really a crap shoot

    • Chauvelin 26/10/2018 at 12:40 pm

      We need Poch until the jam arrives…

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 26/10/2018 at 12:41 pm

        Levy needs to put some bread out there

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 26/10/2018 at 12:43 pm

        we are more like Snap Crackle and Pop

  • Bardamu 26/10/2018 at 12:54 pm

    foeorfreund
    Where has the artist formerly known as Camus gone? Haven’t seen him here for ages?

    Afternoon fof, and all…
    We’ve been busy with a new addition to the family over the summer coupled with moving house, a holiday, busy at work and all the rest of it. Hadn’t meant to go off the radar, just busy, busy, busy! I’m still doing Ron’s predictor league though so the good peeps on there will be aware that I’m still alive! Saw your post just now, fof, and thought I should say hello. I’ve not managed to keep up-to-date with the blogs or even the footie lately, but I hope everyone is well. I’ve thought about you guys every time I’ve seen the Spurs highlights or results. Will try to visit a bit more frequently again now that things are a little more settled.

    • foeorfreund 26/10/2018 at 1:04 pm

      Congrats mate!

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 26/10/2018 at 1:17 pm

      Good stuff Bardamu !! Congrats mate!

    • Fatty B 26/10/2018 at 1:35 pm

      Good times for you! Congrats.

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 26/10/2018 at 2:21 pm

      Good to hear from you Bard and congrats on the new addition.

    • Bardamu 26/10/2018 at 3:17 pm

      Cheers, guys!

      • Chauvelin 26/10/2018 at 3:28 pm

        Priorities! You’ve got your hands full (and probably in up to your elbows) and little sleep.

        Nice to hear your news. The pattern of tiny lilywhite feet, yay!

        • Chauvelin 26/10/2018 at 3:28 pm

          *patter

  • Fatty B 26/10/2018 at 12:55 pm

    F*ck me. We beat West Ham away and draw with PSV, also away, and we’ve done nothing but moan and wail about how dreadful our sorry footballing world is to the point of discussing what might happen when Poch leaves and who his successor might be; how crap our yoots are and how sh*te our team is/has always been. Yay! I can’t wait till we play City on Monday: what a celebration that will be if we don stick 5 past them without reply.

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 26/10/2018 at 1:19 pm

      or not

      Dont worry Fatts reinforcements are on the way…er Taff!

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 26/10/2018 at 1:20 pm

      Fatty cant you get to watch the games where you are?

      • Fatty B 26/10/2018 at 1:42 pm

        No, of course not. The only games I ever see are the Obese Seniors in the Walking Football 5-a-side league, South.
        Don’t worry, I should have a new bag of medicine tomorrow and I’ll be able ignore all the paranoia.

        • Fatty B 26/10/2018 at 4:28 pm

          *other people’s paranoia. I can’t ignore my own.

          • Fatty B 26/10/2018 at 4:36 pm

            Or so they say.

    • foeorfreund 26/10/2018 at 3:15 pm

      Pwopa Flat Oeufer!!

  • GDawg 26/10/2018 at 1:49 pm

    Our season has been stunted by injuries and post WC malaise, and yet we are in 5th (3 way tie for 3rd really) by GD. It may not be pretty right now, but we are hanging in there. The season is a marathon, our time will surely come as the squad gets fully fit again

    • Chauvelin 26/10/2018 at 2:14 pm

      You’d hope so Dawg, but there are no guarantees that will happen. We might get further injuries.

      You can’t rely on a trouble free tomorrow, so we really do need a deeper squad in certain positions. It’s hard to see Levy being in a financial position to provide funds this January; he has stated that once the final costs for the stadium are settled he can then sensibly refinance the total debt.

      It’s likely we could manage another Moura type deal; maybe Rabiot, for example. I think he is out if contract in the summer so PSG might take a deal in Jan.

  • HD 🇺🇸 26/10/2018 at 2:23 pm

    Phew!, life in the desert, on vacation, is a blur. Had so much fun last night I forgot it.

    • Fatty B 26/10/2018 at 2:46 pm

      Pictures, please, or it didn’t happen. You know the rules.

      • HD 🇺🇸 26/10/2018 at 2:50 pm

        I forgot to take some and those taken by others are forbidden to be published. You know the law. 😬

        • Fatty B 26/10/2018 at 2:56 pm

          There are always ways and means, old son, ways and means …

  • foeorfreund 26/10/2018 at 3:37 pm

    So Aaron Ramsey won’t be joining Tottenham when he leaves the arse on a free at the end of the season.

  • SeattleSpursGuy 26/10/2018 at 4:11 pm

    I just saw a story linking us with Brendan Rodgers if Poch leaves.

    I will now set myself on fire.

  • Chauvelin 26/10/2018 at 4:44 pm

    SeattleSpursGuy
    I just saw a story linking us with Brendan Rodgers if Poch leaves.
    I will now set myself on fire.

    Pass the matches SSB.

    • McG ⚽⚽ 26/10/2018 at 4:55 pm

      Think I’ll go for a blow torch..

    • Chauvelin 26/10/2018 at 4:57 pm

      What Brendan Rodgers has been doing with Celtic is the equivalent of an adult splashing about in three inches of water in a paddling pool.

  • McG ⚽⚽ 26/10/2018 at 4:58 pm

    I’d go with this side, but Dembele for Winks. Saw Trippier get ripped apart vs City recently, so would go with Aurier as it happens…

    • Chauvelin 26/10/2018 at 5:03 pm

      I certainly wouldn’t consider starting Son. He is currently in full headless chicken mode. I was surprised Lamela didn’t start against PSV and I believe MoPo made a blunder there.

      • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 26/10/2018 at 5:06 pm

        Maybe Mopo wanted to ease Lamela back bearing in mind the Citeh game and his apparent easier training regime in view of his hip injury.

        • Chauvelin 26/10/2018 at 5:18 pm

          I’m sure that’s true. But Lamela for 50 minutes would have far more impact and Son could have come on for him because he’s often a good impact sub.

          • McG ⚽⚽ 26/10/2018 at 5:22 pm

            Agree, thought that quite a big error given we don’t play til Monday!

            • Chauvelin 26/10/2018 at 5:36 pm

              Yep, the PSV game was just one mistake after another, from team selection to individual cock ups. Oh, and rubbish officials.

              It could only be Spurs.

              • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 26/10/2018 at 5:41 pm

                The team was good enough on paper and good enough on the pitch. It just didn’t account for somebody committing Hari kari.

                • Ronwol196061 26/10/2018 at 5:55 pm

                  I thought we played well generally(PSV was weak as well)
                  But as most think we didn’t put them away.
                  We didn’t have to make it that difficult

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 26/10/2018 at 5:04 pm

      Beautifully jpg’d McG.

      • McG ⚽⚽ 26/10/2018 at 5:23 pm

        Cheers And, showing off me skills there..

        • Fat Bertha 26/10/2018 at 5:39 pm

          Spelling skills? Way to go! Long way to go.

          • McG ⚽⚽ 26/10/2018 at 10:13 pm

            Nothing wrong with me speiling skils chears.

        • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 26/10/2018 at 5:42 pm

          Excellent teckers.

    • foeorfreund 26/10/2018 at 6:00 pm

      What are the arrows for? In case Davies and Aurier need reminding what direction to go?

      • Ronwol196061 26/10/2018 at 6:07 pm

        Aurier is reckless but has a go
        Davies has become kind of a non issue.. He has brought mediocre to a new level.
        I think we need to play Dier to back up either the galavanting Tripps or an Aurier that must never tackle in his own area

        Rose instead of Davies

        I’d play Dembele and Winks in mid

        Forget Son and play Moura Eriksen and Lamela behind Kane

        I’m up to 15 players ffs

      • McG ⚽⚽ 26/10/2018 at 10:11 pm

        Dunno, they were already on there when I cut ‘n pasted the jpg link…

  • Chauvelin 26/10/2018 at 5:39 pm

    Quite surprised how docile the PSV fans were. I expected Eriksen, Sanchez and Alderweireld would get lots of stick for their Ajax connection. Vorm never got much either.

  • foeorfreund 26/10/2018 at 6:03 pm

    Being reported that Dele is close to signing a new deal.
    Is this even closer than when it was reported close a few weeks ago?

    In other news, I’m close to leaving work and going home. A lot closer than I was an hour ago.

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 26/10/2018 at 6:33 pm

      I’m getting closer to my dinner, sausage, bacon, square pots, tom’s and baked beans.

      • Freund or Foe 26/10/2018 at 6:40 pm

        Sounds noice. I’ve been on a bit of a program, haven’t had red meat, potatoes, dairy, bread, or artificial sugars for 47 days (though I’ve tried to stay away from bread for a while now).
        I miss sausages the most.

        • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 26/10/2018 at 6:41 pm

          Is it for elf reasons or summat else?

          • Freund or Foe 26/10/2018 at 6:48 pm

            Yeah, kinda. The missus signed up for a 90 day diet and fitness program from ‘the six pack revolution’. I said I’d join in to help her out. She quit after two days, I’m still on it. Cost £120, no way I’m letting that go for nuffin.

            • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 26/10/2018 at 6:53 pm

              Haha, I can identify with that. Used to do Karate in me yoof. Joined with me mates at the height of the Bruce Lee era. They dropped out cos it was too hard and I carried on due to a mix of stupidity and stubbornness.

              • Fat Bertha 26/10/2018 at 7:01 pm

                Ah, so. They said when you shamed them by carrying on.

              • Freund or Foe 26/10/2018 at 7:02 pm

                I hear ya. Thankfully I was blessed with a high level of stubbornness and willpower too, though it’s often been misdirected. I’m running around 30 miles a week right now and doing an obscene amount of exercise, but still smoke 20 fags a day. I’ll crack that one, one day.

                • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 26/10/2018 at 7:04 pm

                  This won’t come as a surprise mate but I’d suggest concentrating on the fags bit would be my priority.

                  • Freund or Foe 26/10/2018 at 7:11 pm

                    You’re right, of course. It’s on the agenda.

                  • Fat Bertha 26/10/2018 at 7:16 pm

                    Whereas FO has spent way too much time concentrating on the fag’s bit.

                • Fat Bertha 26/10/2018 at 7:15 pm

                  Feck! That’s outstanding, mate. Well done! I was blessed with huge amounts of stubborness and very large dollops of meh, so …

                  • Fatty B 26/10/2018 at 7:36 pm

                    … when I’ve made up my mind that I can’t be bothered to do something I darn well stick to it.

        • Fat Bertha 26/10/2018 at 6:45 pm

          Snake hips.

      • Fat Bertha 26/10/2018 at 6:41 pm

        The wife has just got in ‘feeling sick’ so I don’t seem to be any closer to my supper of fried ham, eggs and tomatoes and Challah bread and butter. Good job I had four sausage and brown sauce rolls for lunch.

        • Fat Bertha 26/10/2018 at 6:57 pm

          Typical isn’t it? I’ve been sat at home all week watching films and waiting for my Friday night ham’n’egg supper and after ‘working’ all week in a busy law firm she picks this night to ‘feel sick’. Tsk.

          • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 26/10/2018 at 7:00 pm

            Sometimes you wonder whats the point of it all…

            • Fat Bertha 26/10/2018 at 7:23 pm

              Yes, sometimes I do. Whereas the missus ‘always’ wonders that …

          • Freund or Foe 26/10/2018 at 7:03 pm

            Good stuff mate! Could that potentially lead to something more permanent?

            • Fat Bertha 26/10/2018 at 7:11 pm

              Me sitting at home all week watching films? I hope not!
              Ah. I see what’s happened there. Ahem. It’s the missus what has been working all week in a busy law firm, not me. Although, after £80ks worth of loans etc and 5 years’of study I am now in pole position to take up some exciting unpaid internship positions in my local area which may, or may not, lead to soemthing more permanent. Yay!

              • Freund or Foe 26/10/2018 at 7:13 pm

                Ah, soz. Hope you get it mate, it’s a start.

              • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 26/10/2018 at 7:21 pm

                Fingers crossed from me Fats, you’ve got the attributes to make a good un.

                • Freund or Foe 26/10/2018 at 7:28 pm

                  Agreed, no doubt.

                • Fat Bertha 26/10/2018 at 7:29 pm

                  Childish and sarcastic humour and remembering stuff? There’s gotta be a six figure salaried job out there for someone with that skill-set, surely?
                  Cheers rAndy. The legal profession is notoriously difficult to get into at the best of times, rightly so, of course, so I’m in despair just yet.

                  • Fatty B 26/10/2018 at 7:34 pm

                    *not in despair

              • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 26/10/2018 at 7:25 pm

                Rootin’ for ya!

                • Fatty B 26/10/2018 at 7:33 pm

                  😚💞

  • SeattleSpursGuy 26/10/2018 at 6:55 pm

    Breaking:
    Dele Alli has agreed new terms with #thfc and is now close to signing a new long-term contract with the club. [Sky Sports]

    • SeattleSpursGuy 26/10/2018 at 7:01 pm

      Hmm, agreed the terms but not signed the contract?

      • Fatty B 26/10/2018 at 7:44 pm

        A good day to bury bad news … some would say.

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 26/10/2018 at 7:22 pm

    Hoorah! We’re staying at Wembley at least until 29th December 🙁

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 26/10/2018 at 7:28 pm

      Dint think I can take much more. I didn’t feel this bad when we got relegated…

  • SeattleSpursGuy 26/10/2018 at 7:26 pm

    Official Statement:
    New stadium
    Since we last provided an update on the progress of the new stadium on 3 September, 2018, we have been working hard with the contractors involved in the critical safety systems.

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

    Chairman Daniel Levy said: “There isn’t an hour that goes by when I am not asked when we will be able to stage our first game at our new home.

    “I wish I was able to confirm an exact opening date and fixture. However, in light of factors completely outside of our control, contractors missing deadlines and possible future unforeseen issues, we are naturally being cautious in respect of our timetable for our test events and official opening game.

    “Whilst we are conscious of the need to keep pressure on our contractors to deliver as soon as possible, we are also acutely aware of how difficult the lack of clarity is for you, our supporters, to plan around games, particularly those at Christmas and New Year.

    “In light of the above, and taking into account the restricted availability of manpower over the festive period, we have taken the decision to confirm today that all home games will be played at Wembley Stadium up to and including the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on 29 December.

    “We know the continued delay is a source of immense disappointment to everyone and I can only continue to apologise for this – it is a sentiment felt by all of us.

    “We have not stood still whilst work on the critical safety systems has been happening and we have sought to use the time to bring forward future works.

    “Our investment has been supported by over £100m investment in transport infrastructure which will see the stadium and the local area served by one of the best public transport networks in the country – facilitating the creation of a new sport, leisure and entertainment destination in London.

    “The delay in the stadium opening has made it possible for some track and station improvements to be brought forward due to the fact that previously non-available construction dates have become available for works.

    “We have no doubt when open that this stadium will be one of the finest in the world – a leading example of British research and development delivering engineering and technological firsts that will be showcased globally.

    “I hope that the end result will be something that will make you proud.

    “We shall look to update you again in early December.”

    The Club will also be engaging with Wembley National Stadium Ltd and Brent Council regarding attendance capacities at Wembley Stadium for the forthcoming games.

  • SeattleSpursGuy 26/10/2018 at 7:29 pm

    More:

    Financial Update
    The Club continues to operate on a sensible financial basis in order to take a long-term view for the benefit of current as well as future generations of Tottenham Hotspur fans.

    The Club’s investment over recent years in facilities has resulted in total gross tangible assets at 30 June, 2018, in excess of £1bn – facilities which include the Training Centre, the new Players’ Lodge, Percy House, home of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, Lilywhite House Club offices, new retail warehouse, new Paxton House Ticket Office and now the new stadium along with the newly-opened Spurs Shop – the largest football club store in Europe – plus other property assets.

    These investments have been financed by funds from the Club and bank finance, principally from Bank of America Merrill Lynch International, Goldman Sachs Bank USA and HSBC Bank plc (“Banking Partners”) who have provided a development facility of up to £637m. At 30 June, 2018, the Club had net debt of £366m.

    This level of investment by the Club has been made possible by record revenues of £381m and profit from operations before football trading, depreciation, interest, tax and exceptional items of £163m for the year to 30 June, 2018. Trading for the current year will, however, be impacted by the additional costs of Wembley and the delay to the opening of the new stadium.

    Working with our Banking Partners and our financial advisor, Rothschild & Co, we shall be converting this development facility, which currently expires in April 2022, into notes with a mixture of debt maturities.

    The residual amount of gross debt to be converted or extinguished will depend on a number of factors including several commercial discussions.

    In recent months we have secured an extended agreement with Nike up to 2033, one of the longest football club deals in Nike’s history. We have also announced a number of new brand partners including, amongst several others, Audi, IWC Schaffhausen, HPE and EA SPORTS.

    Looking forward
    Chairman Daniel Levy said: “Our current position in the Premier League, a record start for the Club, is testament to the professionalism and positive approach of Mauricio, his staff and the players. They have made no excuses, focused on their games and made us all proud of this exceptional attitude.

    “We also wish to express our gratitude to all the staff at the Club in going over and above to successfully oversee operations at three different venues this season.

    “Additionally, we should like to thank our partners, our colleagues at the Premier League, our fellow Premier League clubs, the FA and also Wembley and Brent for hosting us.

    “We are experiencing frustrating times – however every now and then someone reminds us of just what we have undertaken and achieved to date – and what this stadium will be like for generations to come – and that keeps us going. Thank you to all who have sent messages of encouragement. It is much appreciated by those involved in this challenging project.

    “This is a stadium for another century and a few months’ delay will hopefully soon be forgotten when we proudly return home. Your continued patience, understanding and, above all, support for the First Team is invaluable.

    “None of what we have achieved and are looking to achieve would be possible without you, our fans, and your immense loyalty. Thank you.”

    A further announcement will be made on ticketing details for our forthcoming home matches in due course.

    • Freund or Foe 26/10/2018 at 7:45 pm

      Crikey.
      Disappointment about the stadium aside, those financials are through the roof.
      Frustrating, but I honestly believe that once we’re in the new stadium we’ll be able to manage the debt and really step up in terms of competing with those around us in transfers and wages. The figures are there.
      I have the patience, and I believe in the project.

      • Freund or Foe 26/10/2018 at 7:48 pm

        Though this will add more fuel to the fire of those who suggest the intention is asset building. Short sighted in my opinion, but only time will tell.

        • Freund or Foe 26/10/2018 at 7:49 pm

          * I should say asset building for non other reason than financial gain of the owners.

      • merrance 26/10/2018 at 10:43 pm

        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.

        • foeorfreund 27/10/2018 at 9:22 am

          Now you mention it, the holograms were a bit unnerving. Voodoo.

  • Fatty B 26/10/2018 at 7:43 pm

    Oh dear. Coming on top of our awful recent away win at West Ham and our horrendous CL draw at PSV this announcement will send some Tottinghams over the edge. I can only counsel restraint, at least until after the City game …

  • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 26/10/2018 at 8:28 pm

    Freund or Foe

    Crikey.
    Disappointment about the stadium aside, those financials are through the roof.
    Frustrating, but I honestly believe that once we’re in the new stadium we’ll be able to manage the debt and really step up in terms of competing with those around us in transfers and wages. The figures are there.
    I have the patience, and I believe in the project.

    I’m not really into financials, so if we have assets of over £1bn and debts of £366m how does that stack up against say Manure or other big 6 teams? Any ideas?

    • Fatty B 26/10/2018 at 8:34 pm

      “I’m not really into financials […]”
      Says former Bank Manager, rAndy.

      • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 26/10/2018 at 8:35 pm

        And you wonder why the ‘Crash’ happened…?

    • Freund or Foe 26/10/2018 at 8:55 pm

      I’m not too aware of tangible assets of other clubs, But I’d imagine we stack up pretty well all things considered. The ManC’s don’t own their stadium, but assets aren’t really an issue for them considering their ownership. What’s good for a club like us is that the assets are mostly property which will only rise in value, whereas the debt will only decrease once the Stadium is done with. What impressed me more was the revenue which has jumped by around 60mil to 381m, I wouldn’t be surprised if that were very close to Chelsea’s. it’s around what Liverpool’s was the year before, their CL run will probably put them ahead, but we will be catching up with all those above us.
      The profit at 163mil is incredible, of course we have to service debt, but this bodes well for the future. It’s not as if we can spend much more on infrastructure, it’s pretty much all already in place or soon will be, so those profits will go to good use on the footballing side before long.

      • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 26/10/2018 at 9:00 pm

        Thankee kindly sir, I find myself buoyed by that information. Puts to bed the twaddle about being £1bn in debt that was mentioned so many times elsewhere.

        • Freund or Foe 26/10/2018 at 9:09 pm

          A bit of a word of caution though, those debts were to June 18, no doubt we’ve spent a lot since then on the stadium, although some of that would be from our on revenue. The very fact that it’s now definite that we’ve increased the potential loans from 400mil to 632mil probably means that we both need and will use that facility, so initially the debt will rise quite steeply from that 366mil figure. However, debt can easily be structured over a long period, 10, 15 years or more. So when you break the total potential debt amount down over those kind of periods, and consider the profit we have just realised, and the increase in revenue we will see from the new stadium, naming rights and other sponsorships, NFL and concerts etc etc, I’d say the future is looking extremely healthy for us. Of course, we all want it now!!!

          • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 26/10/2018 at 9:12 pm

            👍

  • Sexy Beast 26/10/2018 at 8:30 pm

    SeattleSpursGuy
    More:
    Financial Update
    The Club continues to operate on a sensible financial basis in order to take a long-term view for the benefit of current as well as future generations of Tottenham Hotspur fans.
    The Club’s investment over recent years in facilities has resulted in total gross tangible assets at 30 June, 2018, in excess of £1bn – facilities which include the Training Centre, the new Players’ Lodge, Percy House, home of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, Lilywhite House Club offices, new retail warehouse, new Paxton House Ticket Office and now the new stadium along with the newly-opened Spurs Shop – the largest football club store in Europe – plus other property assets.
    These investments have been financed by funds from the Club and bank finance, principally from Bank of America Merrill Lynch International, Goldman Sachs Bank USA and HSBC Bank plc (“Banking Partners”) who have provided a development facility of up to £637m. At 30 June, 2018, the Club had net debt of £366m.
    This level of investment by the Club has been made possible by record revenues of £381m and profit from operations before football trading, depreciation, interest, tax and exceptional items of £163m for the year to 30 June, 2018. Trading for the current year will, however, be impacted by the additional costs of Wembley and the delay to the opening of the new stadium.
    Working with our Banking Partners and our financial advisor, Rothschild & Co, we shall be converting this development facility, which currently expires in April 2022, into notes with a mixture of debt maturities.
    The residual amount of gross debt to be converted or extinguished will depend on a number of factors including several commercial discussions.
    In recent months we have secured an extended agreement with Nike up to 2033, one of the longest football club deals in Nike’s history. We have also announced a number of new brand partners including, amongst several others, Audi, IWC Schaffhausen, HPE and EA SPORTS.
    Looking forward
    Chairman Daniel Levy said: “Our current position in the Premier League, a record start for the Club, is testament to the professionalism and positive approach of Mauricio, his staff and the players. They have made no excuses, focused on their games and made us all proud of this exceptional attitude.
    “We also wish to express our gratitude to all the staff at the Club in going over and above to successfully oversee operations at three different venues this season.
    “Additionally, we should like to thank our partners, our colleagues at the Premier League, our fellow Premier League clubs, the FA and also Wembley and Brent for hosting us.
    “We are experiencing frustrating times – however every now and then someone reminds us of just what we have undertaken and achieved to date – and what this stadium will be like for generations to come – and that keeps us going. Thank you to all who have sent messages of encouragement. It is much appreciated by those involved in this challenging project.
    “This is a stadium for another century and a few months’ delay will hopefully soon be forgotten when we proudly return home. Your continued patience, understanding and, above all, support for the First Team is invaluable.
    “None of what we have achieved and are looking to achieve would be possible without you, our fans, and your immense loyalty. Thank you.”
    A further announcement will be made on ticketing details for our forthcoming home matches in due course.

    Bugger.

  • Fatty B 26/10/2018 at 8:39 pm

    FoFfy, I was so convicted by your excellent commitment to improving your health and fitness that I just signed up to my local gym again after an absence of nearly a year. 🎽

    • Freund or Foe 26/10/2018 at 8:46 pm

      Well done mate, great news 👍👍👍👍👍👍

    • merrance 26/10/2018 at 10:46 pm

      organic sausages

  • Chauvelin 26/10/2018 at 8:50 pm

    Had there been a date for the second planned NFL kick about?

    At face value, at least it seems that the transport infrastructure work has been assisted by the absence of thousands of sweaty garrulous fans on match days. ( I mean sweaty garrulous away fans, of course.)

  • SeattleSpursGuy 26/10/2018 at 9:23 pm

    Well, all I can say is thank god the largest club shop in Europe managed to open on time.

    • GDawg 26/10/2018 at 9:28 pm

      Priorities

      • Freund or Foe 26/10/2018 at 9:34 pm

        Sorry chaps, but even as throw-away comments, that’s not particular fair. How can you compare building a stadium to a shop? And why wouldn’t you open a source of revenue if it were ready? Nothing to do with priorities.

        • SeattleSpursGuy 26/10/2018 at 9:47 pm

          Not meant in a serious way FF

          • Freund or Foe 26/10/2018 at 9:49 pm

            Sorry SSG, I’m sure yours wasn’t.

          • Fatty B 26/10/2018 at 9:54 pm

            Hey Guy! You’re email address appears every time you comment. I’ve been deleting it as often as I see it but there may be a glitch at your end you’re not aware of.

            • Fatty B 26/10/2018 at 10:01 pm

              Although, the address seems to remain visible until a page refresh. Am I being a bit OTT? Maybe, but we have a lot more viewers than we do commenters and we obviously don’t know who all the viewers are. Our Stats page shows which ‘links’ in the blog are clicked on but not by who. I’m sure its not a big deal at the moment as we’re still pretty safely cocooned from the influence of malevolent entities, but I’m just saying …

              • SeattleSpursGuy 26/10/2018 at 10:19 pm

                Mine? Each time I return to the blog I’m asked for my user name and e-mail before I can post. Is it showing up somewhere?

                • Fatty B 26/10/2018 at 10:28 pm

                  Yes, I have to enter my deets, too. Irritating.
                  Your email didn’t show up with this comment. Are you or have you mistakenly put your email address in the Website box at any time? That’s what it looks like.

                  • SeattleSpursGuy 26/10/2018 at 10:31 pm

                    Nope, but when I enter my email it populates in the website box also. I usually catch it and delete it, but may have missed it at times

                    • Fatty B 26/10/2018 at 10:39 pm

                      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.

  • Flat Oeuf 26/10/2018 at 9:31 pm

    Fat Bertha

    Whereas FO has spent way too much time concentrating on the fag’s bit.

    This did not pass me by.

    • Flat Oeuf 26/10/2018 at 9:31 pm

      I’ve sent you a WhatsApp, sausage-muncher.

      • Flat Oeuf 26/10/2018 at 9:32 pm

        Four for lunch? Try saying that with a pork roll in yer gob.

    • Chauvelin 26/10/2018 at 9:38 pm

      I don’t even comprehend this, so your reputation remains unsullied Flatmeister.

      • Fatty B 26/10/2018 at 10:02 pm

        Yeah right. As if you haven’t smoked a fag before.

        • Chauvelin 26/10/2018 at 10:32 pm

          How very dare you! The only cigarettes were sweet ones.

  • Chauvelin 27/10/2018 at 12:02 am

    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.

  • GDawg 27/10/2018 at 1:16 am

    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 27/10/2018 at 9:07 am

      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 27/10/2018 at 9:40 am

    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.

  • Matt 27/10/2018 at 9:56 am

    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 27/10/2018 at 10:01 am

      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 27/10/2018 at 10:05 am

        ‘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 27/10/2018 at 10:07 am

          Crikey, Chauv.

          • Chauvelin 27/10/2018 at 10:27 am

            Suspicious minds…

            • foeorfreund 27/10/2018 at 10:30 am

              …find invisible information ;-D

              • Chauvelin 27/10/2018 at 10:36 am

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

                ‘Spurs versus the Saboteurs.’

                • foeorfreund 27/10/2018 at 10:45 am

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

        • foeorfreund 27/10/2018 at 10:19 am

  • Chauvelin 27/10/2018 at 9:56 am

    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 Nut 🌰 27/10/2018 at 10:23 am

      *Based on a true story.

      • Chauvelin 27/10/2018 at 10:30 am

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

        Wonderful museum piece of popular ideas of science.

      • Chauvelin 27/10/2018 at 10:31 am

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

        Wonderful museum piece of popular ideas of science.

      • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 27/10/2018 at 10:32 am

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

        • Chauvelin 27/10/2018 at 10:37 am

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

          • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 27/10/2018 at 10:40 am

            18 fakky quid to fix it!

            • Chauvelin 27/10/2018 at 10:42 am

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

  • foeorfreund 27/10/2018 at 10:28 am

    “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 27/10/2018 at 10:31 am

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

      • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 27/10/2018 at 10:31 am

        One can left.

      • foeorfreund 27/10/2018 at 10:34 am

        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 27/10/2018 at 10:40 am

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

          • foeorfreund 27/10/2018 at 10:42 am

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

  • Hartley 27/10/2018 at 10:41 am

    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 27/10/2018 at 10:44 am

      Only at the risk of suffocating herself.

  • Hartley 27/10/2018 at 10:54 am

    It wouldn’t be a bad way to go.

  • foeorfreund 27/10/2018 at 10:54 am

    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.

  • UnkleTaff 27/10/2018 at 11:20 am

    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 27/10/2018 at 11:25 am

      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 27/10/2018 at 11:31 am

        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 27/10/2018 at 11:52 am

      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.

  • Frontwheel 2 27/10/2018 at 11:28 am

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

    • foeorfreund 27/10/2018 at 11:35 am

      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 27/10/2018 at 11:38 am

        I’ll light a candle

        • foeorfreund 27/10/2018 at 11:40 am

          ;-D that should do the trick.

      • chauvelin 27/10/2018 at 11:39 am

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

        • foeorfreund 27/10/2018 at 11:40 am

          Yerp.

        • foeorfreund 27/10/2018 at 11:43 am

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

          • foeorfreund 27/10/2018 at 11:45 am

            *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 27/10/2018 at 11:48 am

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

              • chauvelin 27/10/2018 at 11:50 am

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

              • foeorfreund 27/10/2018 at 11:55 am

                Levy would be well chuffed!

                • chauvelin 27/10/2018 at 12:04 pm

                  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 27/10/2018 at 11:45 am

            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.

    • Matt 27/10/2018 at 11:35 am

      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 27/10/2018 at 11:37 am

        I’d take it too mate.

      • chauvelin 27/10/2018 at 11:43 am

        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 27/10/2018 at 11:36 am

      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 27/10/2018 at 11:41 am

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

        • Matt 27/10/2018 at 12:01 pm

          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 🥧🍒 27/10/2018 at 12:04 pm

      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 27/10/2018 at 12:07 pm

        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 🥧🍒 27/10/2018 at 12:09 pm

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

  • chauvelin 27/10/2018 at 12:01 pm

    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 27/10/2018 at 12:03 pm

      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 27/10/2018 at 1:33 pm

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

  • foeorfreund 27/10/2018 at 12:27 pm

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

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

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 27/10/2018 at 12:55 pm

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

      • foeorfreund 27/10/2018 at 1:01 pm

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

        • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 27/10/2018 at 1:11 pm

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

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 27/10/2018 at 1:09 pm

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

      • chauvelin 27/10/2018 at 1:14 pm

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

    • chauvelin 27/10/2018 at 1:12 pm

      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 27/10/2018 at 1:16 pm

        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 Nut 🌰 27/10/2018 at 1:19 pm

          Cheers FoF.

          • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 27/10/2018 at 1:26 pm

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

        • chauvelin 27/10/2018 at 1:23 pm

          Thanks.

        • chauvelin 27/10/2018 at 1:31 pm

          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 27/10/2018 at 1:33 pm

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

            • chauvelin 27/10/2018 at 1:37 pm

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

              • foeorfreund 27/10/2018 at 1:40 pm

                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 27/10/2018 at 1:48 pm

                  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 27/10/2018 at 1:52 pm

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

                    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 27/10/2018 at 2:00 pm

                      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 27/10/2018 at 2:19 pm

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

          • Fat Bertha 27/10/2018 at 1:34 pm

            A blinkered knob? Just the one blinker required.

  • Matt 27/10/2018 at 12:30 pm

    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 27/10/2018 at 1:05 pm

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

      • chauvelin 27/10/2018 at 1:21 pm

        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 27/10/2018 at 1:31 pm

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

        • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 27/10/2018 at 1:34 pm

          He’s an MP, nuff said.

          • chauvelin 27/10/2018 at 1:35 pm

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

            • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 27/10/2018 at 1:37 pm

              He was one, a leopard never changes its stripes.

              • chauvelin 27/10/2018 at 1:40 pm

                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 27/10/2018 at 1:41 pm

                Too many cocks spoil the breath.

                • Fat Bertha 27/10/2018 at 1:47 pm

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

                  • chauvelin 27/10/2018 at 1:54 pm

                    Human beings and fish can co-exist in peace.

                  • foeorfreund 27/10/2018 at 2:02 pm

                    Absinthe makes the hard growth flounder.

        • chauvelin 27/10/2018 at 1:34 pm

          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 27/10/2018 at 1:46 pm

            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 27/10/2018 at 1:51 pm

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

            • Fat Bertha 27/10/2018 at 1:53 pm

              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 27/10/2018 at 2:05 pm

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

  • Chauvelin 27/10/2018 at 2:00 pm

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

    • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 27/10/2018 at 2:08 pm

      Will it be available on podcast Chauv?

      • Chauvelin 27/10/2018 at 2:13 pm

        Should be. They normally are I think.

        • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 27/10/2018 at 2:16 pm

          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 27/10/2018 at 2:22 pm

            As did I, and as do I.

      • Fat Bertha 27/10/2018 at 2:14 pm

        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 27/10/2018 at 2:21 pm

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

        • foeorfreund 27/10/2018 at 2:21 pm

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

  • Matt 27/10/2018 at 2:03 pm

    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 27/10/2018 at 2:15 pm

      How long is a short minute these days?

  • Fat Bertha 27/10/2018 at 2:11 pm

    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 27/10/2018 at 2:17 pm

      Couldn’t get past Jeremy Kyle.

      • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 27/10/2018 at 2:19 pm

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

        • Fat Bertha 27/10/2018 at 2:24 pm

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

          • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 27/10/2018 at 2:32 pm

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

            • Fat Bertha 27/10/2018 at 2:34 pm

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

            • Fat Bertha 27/10/2018 at 2:41 pm

              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 🥧🍒 27/10/2018 at 2:43 pm

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

                • Fatty B 27/10/2018 at 2:48 pm

                  Boiled? There’s a surprise.

                  • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 27/10/2018 at 2:52 pm

                    Well I could be persuaded to sauté it.

                    • Fatty B 27/10/2018 at 2:58 pm

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

    • foeorfreund 27/10/2018 at 2:18 pm

      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 27/10/2018 at 2:33 pm

        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 27/10/2018 at 2:36 pm

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

          • Fat Bertha 27/10/2018 at 2:42 pm

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

  • Bruxie 27/10/2018 at 2:38 pm

    Politics again.

    Finding it difficult NOT to reply and upset someone.

    Hmmmmph.

    • Sexy Beast 27/10/2018 at 2:45 pm

      Double Hmmmmmph 😂

      • Bruxie 27/10/2018 at 2:46 pm

        See you Monday! Will tell you then.

      • Fatty B 27/10/2018 at 2:47 pm

        Quick, while no-ones looking.

        • Fatty B 27/10/2018 at 2:49 pm

          • Bruxie 27/10/2018 at 2:51 pm

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

            • Fatty B 27/10/2018 at 2:52 pm

              Noted.

    • Fatty B 27/10/2018 at 2:46 pm


      I promise not be offended.

      • Bruxie 27/10/2018 at 2:47 pm

        Nope.

        I have standards.

        • Fatty B 27/10/2018 at 2:50 pm

          See you on Monday it is, then.

          • Bruxie 27/10/2018 at 2:52 pm

            You coming as well?

            • Fatty B 27/10/2018 at 2:54 pm

              I am now.

              • Bruxie 27/10/2018 at 2:56 pm

                Then you need to join the WhatsApp group!

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

                • Fatty B 27/10/2018 at 3:00 pm

                  Ok.

      • HD 🇺🇸 27/10/2018 at 2:48 pm

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

        • Fatty B 27/10/2018 at 2:50 pm

          ‘Sup, Burning Man?

          • HD 🇺🇸 27/10/2018 at 2:53 pm

            Relaxing in the desert. Peaceful.

            • Fatty B 27/10/2018 at 2:59 pm

              Hot Dawg!

  • Frontwheel 2 27/10/2018 at 2:48 pm

    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 🥧🍒 27/10/2018 at 2:50 pm

      I conker.

    • foeorfreund 27/10/2018 at 2:51 pm

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

    • Sexy Beast 27/10/2018 at 2:56 pm

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

  • Bruxie 27/10/2018 at 2:57 pm

    Glan Hoddle teken ill – and in hospital!

    • UnkleTaff 27/10/2018 at 2:59 pm

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

      🙁

    • Fatty B 27/10/2018 at 3:03 pm

      Crikey. Come on, Glenda!

  • Bruxie 27/10/2018 at 2:58 pm

    BBC

  • Bruxie 27/10/2018 at 2:59 pm

    Seems he was taken ill on BT Sport.

    • foeorfreund 27/10/2018 at 3:03 pm

      Collapsed.
      Bloody love you Glenn, very best wishes.

      • Bruxie 27/10/2018 at 3:04 pm

        He’s 61 today.

        • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 27/10/2018 at 3:24 pm

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

  • SpurAndy 🥧🍒 27/10/2018 at 3:15 pm

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

  • merrance 27/10/2018 at 3:38 pm

    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 27/10/2018 at 3:44 pm

      Prominent?
      Who was he?

      • merrance 27/10/2018 at 3:53 pm

        Bradley Roberts Chairman of the PLP Bahamas

  • Chauvelin 27/10/2018 at 3:46 pm

    OMG. Let’s hope Glenn pulls through.

  • foeorfreund 27/10/2018 at 3:52 pm
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