Happy Favver’s Day

Solo Mackay

Dads, eh?

We’ve all had at least one. I had several, none of them much cop if I’m truthful. Now a stepdad to 3 and dad to 1, and also to this young pup, it’s pretty much the toughest but most worth it job I’ve had.

Anyways, wherever you are and however you’re spending today (watching football with your favourite food and booze, I hope), let me wish you a good day with some happy memories from the past and good times in the present.

You’re all good eggs from my perspective.

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!

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 17/06/2018 at 10:30 am

    That’s one handsome hound Flatster. They usually reckon a dog looks like their owner or is it other way round?

    • Flat Oeuf 17/06/2018 at 10:35 am

      Don’t know about looks but he’s a greedy little blighter.

      • UnkleTaff 17/06/2018 at 10:38 am

        …and still, somehow, capable of producing twice as much out the other end, I’ll wager.

        • Flat Oeuf 17/06/2018 at 10:43 am

          Well so far he’s been on raw meat and vegetables and it’s been ok to be fair. In terms of quality, anyway.

    • MysteriousStranger 17/06/2018 at 1:17 pm

      I’m living proof that it isn’t always true. 😂

      • 61SpursNut 17/06/2018 at 6:07 pm

        Lucky dog!

        • MysteriousStranger 17/06/2018 at 6:13 pm

          Dogs and I agree!

  • UnkleTaff 17/06/2018 at 10:34 am

    House-trained yet?

    And how’s the dog coming along?

    • Flat Oeuf 17/06/2018 at 10:36 am

      Yes, that’s all sorted since I got the psychologist in.

      • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 10:51 am

        Im studying Gestalt therapy for dogs

        • Flat Oeuf 17/06/2018 at 10:55 am

          Better off with Sigmhound Freud

  • UnkleTaff 17/06/2018 at 10:46 am

    My latest recruit is due to be spayed tomorrow.

    It’s one thing to adopt a dog that’s already been done, it’s something else entirely to have it done on your watch.


    • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 10:50 am

      I done meself, on me own watch

    • Flat Oeuf 17/06/2018 at 10:52 am

      Tough decision, mate.

      • UnkleTaff 17/06/2018 at 11:01 am

        Got to be done. It was a stipulation of the rescue centre I got her from but I’d have got it done anyway even if it hadn’t been.

        Only decision was, do I wait for her to have a season or not?

        Having two adult (albeit neutered) dogs in the house already swayed the decision for me.

        • Caspurs 17/06/2018 at 11:14 am

          I can’t recall the name of the condition (only relates to bitches), but it’s not a bad thing to get a bitch spayed, as they can get a fatal infection which I wasn’t aware of until recently.

  • 61SpursNut 17/06/2018 at 10:48 am

    • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 10:50 am

      Maybe Raheem Sterling.

    • Caspurs 17/06/2018 at 11:15 am

      Spock’s reincarnation.

  • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 10:54 am

    We had a Jack Russell. A genius of sorts. Little legs could jump up a wall maybe 5 feet ok maybe 4. Sad to see him eventually go.He was clever though.

    Kids and Wife taking me out for a Brunch today to a great restaurant in a Farmers Market.
    Fresh everything.Top notch place.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 17/06/2018 at 11:04 am

      Enjoy Ron, you’re wurfit.

      • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 11:13 am

        Cheers Andy!! Hows your bubbles going?

        • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 17/06/2018 at 11:14 am

          Bubblicious baby!

          • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 11:22 am


  • Caspurs 17/06/2018 at 11:19 am

    James Maddison to Southampton?! Managed by Hughes?! Another players career ruined..

    • UnkleTaff 17/06/2018 at 11:24 am

      I know. You’d think with a player that good a better team would have come in for him.


    • UnkleTaff 17/06/2018 at 11:26 am

      Has it been confirmed? Last I saw Norwich had given Southampton permission to talk to him.

      You’d have to think that if Southampton were the best offer on the table he might be better off sticking with Norwich for another year.

      • Caspurs 17/06/2018 at 11:47 am

        Irrespective of which player we prefer, I wouldn’t say playing for Hughes was a wise move, we’ll see (if it happens). Another reason why Spurs shouldn’t rule themselves out is the need for homegrown players. If Villa are asking for a stupidly high fee for Grealish, then Maddison would represent an equally good alternative for less money.
        Bearing in mind that both players are still unproven (PL) prospects, the fees spent are (or should be) essentially a development budget.

        • UnkleTaff 17/06/2018 at 11:54 am

          You also have to factor in the number of players that have successfully made the transition from lower league to Premier League players. Outside of Dele Alli I’m struggling to think of any over the past 10 years.

          Small wonder that Premier League clubs tend to do their shopping overseas these days.

          But both Maddison and Grealish look a cut above the usual standard and I’d be happy to see us sign either (or both?) of them.

          • Caspurs 17/06/2018 at 11:57 am

            Yep, I definitely think they can make the step up. Will either be a Dele Alli? I couldn’t say, but I don’t believe the club would make a loss, if they didn’t work out.

            • UnkleTaff 17/06/2018 at 12:00 pm

              If either of them could be bothered to turn up for more than 30 minutes a game it’d be a start.

    • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 11:30 am

      I havent seen Maddison hardly at all. Just looked at some clips on you Tube.He looks a bit like Backham,plays a little like him too but how good is he really. 20 mil is a giveaway for anyone half decent these says

      • Caspurs 17/06/2018 at 11:53 am

        I watched several Norwich games last season and he was by far the stand out player in every game. Maddison is more of a number 10, whereas Grealish can and does play wide more often. One reason I like him is that I have always seen Maddison as a possible alternative if and when Eriksen isn’t available. His stats are also very impressive for a 21yr old.

        • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 12:57 pm

          We are weaker in the creative positions and any improvement (and I think Moura will play some part to) in developing the creative side to our game is an improvement. Eriksen is the only one now
          A player as an upgrade to Dembele (its not easy to get) to me is Number 1 priority)

  • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 11:44 am

    Eriksen has definately developed more as a player but I still think he lacks something mentally. I wish he could take on the Modric role but not sure he has what it takes to be the main guy. He has talent for sure but jumping up one more step its all about mentality. Only time will tell

  • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 1:00 pm

    Can see the Serbs on transfer view in a few minutes

    • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 1:02 pm

      started off fantastic!

  • DAVID 17/06/2018 at 1:08 pm

    Happy favvers day everyone, hope the day is good to all us blogateers.
    It’s also my grandson Freddies 3rd birthday today so going to his party now.
    Have a great day guys and Spursy.

    • MysteriousStranger 17/06/2018 at 1:23 pm

      Enjoy Big D! 👍🏻

  • HD 17/06/2018 at 1:14 pm

    I was fortunate as I only had one father. He wasn’t perfect, of course, but he was Dad and he cared. He was tough, he swore, he could build anything. When I was growing we could work on our own cars and he taught me how to fix stuff. He made me mow the lawn, pick rocks, be respectful to my Mother and tolerate my brother. He had a few classic sayings:
    A. “Quit picking your nose.”
    B. “Hustle, dammit!”
    C. “Get your elbows off of the table.”
    D. “If you want to know your future wife will look like in 30
    years, look at her Mother.”
    I could go on and on. He made a nice living, made sure my Mom was financially secure. He had his mind until the day he left us and that was in Feb. 2010. He was a man. He was my Dad. I miss him every day. I love you Dad.

    • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 1:19 pm

      I was dropped on my head when I was young,we lived in a paper bag in the middle of a paper bag…

    • MysteriousStranger 17/06/2018 at 1:47 pm

      Respect, HD. 👏🏻

  • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 1:31 pm

    Excellent game this. Just playing the game.Good tussle

  • MysteriousStranger 17/06/2018 at 1:45 pm

    When my mother left my father I was around 5 years old. My older brother and I were raised by him. It was unusual to have your Dad as the single parent back in the late 70s, early 80s. He was a softer version of my Grandad, who was very strict – for example, he would insist that a mouthful of food be chewed 32 times before swallowing. Try it! My Dad didn’t adopt that particular policy, but he sure as hell made sure I washed his car/van, along with doing many of the household chores, as he often worked 18 hours a day working at his fledgling business to put food on the table. When I asked him for more pocket money at around 11 years old, he told me to get a paper round. So I did. And got an after school/Saturday job in my teens. If I wanted more disposable income I had to earn it. He’s also a die hard Spurs fan, and I followed him in that family tradition. We would have a stepmother along the way but it wasn’t for that long. We don’t always see eye to eye, but he’s my Dad and he’s done far more right by us than not – and I’ll always love and respect him for that. Happy Father’s Day!

    • Superspoz 🏆 17/06/2018 at 1:50 pm

      It’s always sad when parents split up, sad for the children that is. But from what I can tell Mys, you’ve turned out just fine. Thanks for sharing that .

      • Superspoz 🏆 17/06/2018 at 1:51 pm

        Happy fathers day.

      • MysteriousStranger 17/06/2018 at 2:02 pm

        He did OK., I think. He once told me off in the 90s for not putting enough hash in a joint after we’d had Sunday dinner once! 😂

        • Superspoz 🏆 17/06/2018 at 2:04 pm

          Haha. My dad fined me 50p for leaving the bathroom light on. I was 12 and had no money. No lights have been left on unnecessarily ever since.

    • HD 17/06/2018 at 2:02 pm

      Respectfully backatcha MS! 👍

  • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 1:56 pm

    OK Its half time excellent game…

    My Dad was a bit of a narcissist,but I was very close to him when I was young and we were buddies when I was 15/16 years old but after that when I went out to the world,he knocked me about everything. My clothes,music,getting in late…he called the clubs I went to ‘dens of iniquity’. Sometimes I came hime when he was leaving in the morning (that didnt help) Eventually I couldnt take him anymore and I left England. Not just because of him. I mean I always looked up to him but I found when I moved on,our relationship got worse.
    I did love him but it was very difficult. My Mum I loved unconditionally. She was an amazing woman.
    So Dad if you are up there listening,would continue our discussions with you and debates. Thanks for showing me the way in footie. It wasnt easy with you generally but I do love you. Hope you are watching the games.

    • MysteriousStranger 17/06/2018 at 2:11 pm

      I look back at my late teens/early 20s and had the same criticisms from my Dad, about the clothes, staying out til very late clubbing etc. I think that’s kind of normal. Though I’m not a parent and almost certainly never will be now – I look at the youths of today and can hear echoes of my Dad, in what I think about what these kids are wearing, their hairstyles etc. I think at that age I resented hearing it directed at me as it was, and certainly it fostered ill feelings between us for a time, but fortunately it didn’t last for too long.

      • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 2:16 pm

        I was always there to patch it up MS but eventually left.
        When I went back I tried desperately to have a good relationship with my Dad. Always had 2 or 3 amazing days there and then bang.Eventually he would get me.Push a button. I had a hard time getting beyond that although I desperately wanted it to be better. I know he struggled with his own demons but was never going to sort it out.

  • Superspoz 🏆 17/06/2018 at 2:01 pm

    I’m at home with my 3 girls. They’re aged 2 ,6 and 8. Mummy is away on her annual long weekend away. It’s then only time she gets time off from, what I consider to be, the hardest job in the world.

    They surprised me with some homemade gifts, including a paper telescope and an awesome poster and a couple of little bits which they spent their own pocket money on. I’m not a fan of these man made “days” but I’m all goey inside now.

    I won’t be posting about my own dad today.

  • Superspoz 🏆 17/06/2018 at 2:13 pm

    Looking forward to the Brazil game tonight. I want to know what all the fuss is about and why they are many people’s favourites. Last thing I remember is that they got humiliated in their own backyard.

  • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 2:17 pm

    Love this match!

  • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 2:26 pm

    A word about my son-in-law.
    What a fantastic father he is. He is amazing with my grandson Rhys. He has the perfect mix of playing with Rhys and teaching him bounderies in a positive way. Rhys is growing up (nearly 4) is a smart give and my ex wife,my wife,my daughter and my son-in law are all supporting him well and we all talk about his development.
    My son-in-law is a tremendous father,Rhys is very lucky.

  • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 2:30 pm

    anyone watching this game?

    • MysteriousStranger 17/06/2018 at 2:32 pm

      Got it on in the background.

      • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 2:36 pm

        Great game..both teams giving everything

        • MysteriousStranger 17/06/2018 at 2:46 pm

          Not enough quality from Costa Rica IMO.

          • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 2:47 pm

            They were better in the first half but have battled through with little up from.Their ball control has been good.Serbia has a fantastic and physical defence.Its tough to get through

        • Superspoz 🏆 17/06/2018 at 2:46 pm

          How is this Milinkovic-Savic fella doing? We’re linked with him you see.

          • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 2:48 pm

            not very good,this game

          • UnkleTaff 17/06/2018 at 2:58 pm

            I thought he had an excellent game. He set up Mitrovic quite beautifully about 10 minutes before the end but the chance went begging.

            • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 3:01 pm

              I didnt notice him that much.
              The Serbian defence was much more effective than their attack

            • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 3:06 pm

              Costa Rica is a small team but they have been doing well generally and play a little like Chile and the Bielsa system. They are not bad and have some good play in the field..passing etc and they stand their ground.
              Attacking the Serbia defence for them looked daunting mind you and Costa Rica dont have the best players up top

  • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 2:54 pm

    Var craziness!!

  • McG ⚽⚽ 17/06/2018 at 3:50 pm

    Come on Mexico, let’s ‘ave em!!

    • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 3:53 pm


  • Caspurs 17/06/2018 at 3:55 pm

    They haven’t even kicked off yet and Ozil’s eyes are offside..

  • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 3:57 pm

    The Mrs just walked in, saw Ozil’s eyes and said “I’ve seen those eyes before – they’re unique”.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 17/06/2018 at 4:08 pm

      • MysteriousStranger 17/06/2018 at 4:17 pm

        Never have I disliked a character in a film as much as I disliked her. Or, is it the actress, rather than the character? Annoyingly bad either way.

        • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 17/06/2018 at 4:30 pm

          One of my most favourite films but she definitely was the weakest link in it. Think I read somewhere that she was genuinely petrified in that scene.

    • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 4:11 pm

      Hello Iris!

  • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 4:00 pm

    • McG ⚽⚽ 17/06/2018 at 4:21 pm

  • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 4:11 pm

    Good start to the game..off to brunch though

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 17/06/2018 at 4:35 pm

    The Hun have been breached.

    • Flat Oeuf 17/06/2018 at 4:38 pm

      They don’t like it up ‘em

      • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 17/06/2018 at 4:39 pm

        Don’t tell em your name Pike.

        • Caspurs 17/06/2018 at 4:41 pm

          Keine Panik!

          • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 17/06/2018 at 4:43 pm

            Donna und Blitzen.

            • Flat Oeuf 17/06/2018 at 4:44 pm

              Dig in, Don Juan. You can do this!

  • McG ⚽⚽ 17/06/2018 at 4:38 pm

    Ohhhhhh Ja!

  • McG ⚽⚽ 17/06/2018 at 4:48 pm

    Have some of that Spoz!!

  • DAVID 17/06/2018 at 4:52 pm

    Cracking first half, who got Mexico in the sweepstake ?

    • UnkleTaff 17/06/2018 at 5:01 pm

      …someone who has regularly levelled accusations of “fix” at the draw process.

      • Flat Oeuf 17/06/2018 at 5:03 pm

        Me. Definitely me.

        • DAVID 17/06/2018 at 5:04 pm

          Haha. According to Gazzascrack everything is fixed.
          Mexico look like a fun team to watch.

          • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 5:09 pm

            Yep, he does. I don’t believe any of his claims, some of which are garbage. I’d go so far as to say that Gazzascrack stinks.

            • Caspurs 17/06/2018 at 5:45 pm

              I couldn’t possibly comment on Gjzzascrack’s odour, but he does post a lot of nonsensical jibba jabba..

          • McG ⚽⚽ 17/06/2018 at 5:44 pm

            I got Mexico, & me grav is the Mexico ’86 mascot!!

            • Caspurs 17/06/2018 at 5:46 pm


              • McG ⚽⚽ 17/06/2018 at 5:47 pm

                So that’s quite a coincidence! You chose your shit grav after the draw, I already had mine..

                • Caspurs 17/06/2018 at 5:51 pm

                  Now now, language Timothy.

                  • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 5:54 pm

                    Bin ‘im, Cas. He’s a wrong ‘un. Ask The Boy. He knows.

                    • McG ⚽⚽ 17/06/2018 at 5:57 pm

                      Back to bullying I see, & a grass..

                    • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 6:04 pm

                      Cas! Cas!

  • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 5:19 pm

    What *is* the matter with Phil Neville’s faux urgency style of commentatoring? Oh yeah, it’s faux. I wish he’d faux cough.

    • 61SpursNut 17/06/2018 at 5:23 pm


  • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 5:24 pm

    Joachim Löw always makes me think of butch lesbians, but not in a good way.

    • McG ⚽⚽ 17/06/2018 at 5:46 pm

      Pat could I be any butcher?!

      • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 5:52 pm

        Believe it or not but the actress wot played EastEnders Pat Butcher is a left-hooker, as is the actress wot plays big Mo Slater who, incidently, is the sister of Oscar winner Gary Oldman.

        • McG ⚽⚽ 17/06/2018 at 5:59 pm

          I’ve some eggs here if you wanna teach me to suck em??!

          • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 6:01 pm

            Cas! He’s doing it again. Bin ‘im!

          • McG ⚽⚽ 17/06/2018 at 6:12 pm

            • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 6:15 pm

              Who’s that girl?

              • MysteriousStranger 17/06/2018 at 6:18 pm

                It’s Jess.

                • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 6:25 pm

                  Hee hee.

  • Caspurs 17/06/2018 at 5:50 pm

    • McG ⚽⚽ 17/06/2018 at 5:54 pm


      • 61SpursNut 17/06/2018 at 6:04 pm

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 17/06/2018 at 5:51 pm

    Oozil still can’t play in a winning team 😂😂

  • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 5:59 pm

    BBC panel looks like a tub of neapolitan ice cream. My favourite (ice cream not panel).

  • UnkleTaff 17/06/2018 at 6:04 pm

    Teams wot win the World cup rarely come out of the blocks firing on all cylinders.

    Germany will regroup after that defeat, Brandt will emerge as the star of the tournament and they’ll more than likely end up winning it again.

    • 61SpursNut 17/06/2018 at 6:05 pm

      My faith in your predictive skills has never waned.

      • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 6:13 pm

        Bruce Waned? 💥Kapow💥

    • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 6:06 pm

      That’s a death knell if ever one was rung.

    • McG ⚽⚽ 17/06/2018 at 6:06 pm

      No, Mexico just beat the favourites, that makes Mexico the new favourites.

      • MysteriousStranger 17/06/2018 at 6:21 pm

        They beat Brazil?

        • McG ⚽⚽ 17/06/2018 at 7:09 pm

          No they just beat Germany, cracking game too!

  • Sexy Beast 17/06/2018 at 6:11 pm

    He did OK., I think. He once told me off in the 90s for not putting enough hash in a joint after we’d had Sunday dinner once!


  • Sexy Beast 17/06/2018 at 6:20 pm

    Flying to Tunisia and already delayed an hour pfft!
    So went out with the kids yesterday and had a lovely time, have a stepson Jack who if you were at the Monaco game last year you would have met, he got me a card that made my cry 😭
    Got proper spoilt by my two daughters and Jack 😊
    My Dad had a god awful childhood in Hungary through the revolution and some seriously hard times, as a result is a bit of a closed book. Bless him 🙏

    • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 6:44 pm

      You do realise the game against Tunisia is in Russia, right?

      • Sexy Beast 17/06/2018 at 6:53 pm

        Yerp 👍😂

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 17/06/2018 at 6:34 pm

    My dad was brilliant, genuinely don’t think I ever had a cross word with him. A but too fixated with sport, particularly cricket when he was young and bowls when older, for my Mums liking. Only ever had a real go at me once when I ducked out of playing for the school footy team when I was about 10 or 11. Never forgot it. Otherwise easy going and could talk the hind legs off a donkey. He was in the Merchant Navy in the war at 19. Went round the world twice on the ships and got torpedoed twice. His shipmates began to see him as a Jonah which in those days wasn’t such a laugh. No longer with us but wrote a book about his life which is a treasured item.

    • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 6:41 pm

    • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 6:42 pm

      • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 17/06/2018 at 6:44 pm

        Haha, cap’n 🐦’s 👁‍🗨!

        • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 6:52 pm

          Uncle Albert.

          • UnkleTaff 17/06/2018 at 6:53 pm

            UnkleTaff’s beard isn’t a million miles away from that magnificent specimen right now.

            • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 17/06/2018 at 6:59 pm

              Is it as brilliant white?

              • UnkleTaff 17/06/2018 at 6:59 pm

                Sadly not. But I’m working on it.

                • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 17/06/2018 at 7:01 pm


                  • Caspurs 17/06/2018 at 7:02 pm

                    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 17/06/2018 at 7:03 pm

                      Got to be him, the bike in the background is a giveaway.

                    • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 7:09 pm

                      I thought it was the rings … on his fingers.

                    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 17/06/2018 at 7:13 pm

                      I thought the nipple rings were more relevant.

            • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 7:00 pm

              With matching bald head?

              • UnkleTaff 17/06/2018 at 7:00 pm


                • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 7:07 pm

                  Clare Balding? With a bushy beard? Suits you, sir.

                  • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 7:07 pm

          • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 17/06/2018 at 6:54 pm

            That’s the badger, looked like he got his head on upside down.

            • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 6:59 pm

              That’s him.

  • Sexy Beast 17/06/2018 at 6:54 pm

    I love this blog! ♥️

    • McG ⚽⚽ 17/06/2018 at 7:14 pm

      Do tell Harry..

      • Sexy Beast 17/06/2018 at 7:39 pm

        I’d get a life ban 😂😂

        • McG ⚽⚽ 17/06/2018 at 7:45 pm

          Had three of those!!

          • Flat Oeuf 17/06/2018 at 7:54 pm


            • Caspurs 17/06/2018 at 8:15 pm

              Ah the good old days, when you got a jolly decent banning and oranges at half time.

    • Sexy Beast 17/06/2018 at 7:26 pm

      I love that blog too, but Cas said at the pre Leicester match drinks that that blog is poisonous, it seems that two out of every three posts are just so facky negative, and most of Harry’s blogs are not far behind.
      I kinds ignored the negativity and went in for the posts before but all happy go lucky posters are here now…,

  • McG ⚽⚽ 17/06/2018 at 7:19 pm


  • 61SpursNut 17/06/2018 at 7:20 pm


    • Caspurs 17/06/2018 at 7:20 pm


  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 17/06/2018 at 7:22 pm

    I must say I’m getting into this WC malarkey more than I expected.

    • Caspurs 17/06/2018 at 7:33 pm

      I’m not overly impressed by Neymar’s histrionics though.

      • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 17/06/2018 at 7:40 pm

        He’s got a history of that.

      • Flat Oeuf 17/06/2018 at 7:42 pm

        Time for the ref to dish out a yellow for simulation. Too much diving around.

      • UnkleTaff 17/06/2018 at 8:01 pm

        I’m not impressed by Neymar full stop. Never have been. He’s decent enough but he’s nowhere near the player he’s made out to be.

    • McG ⚽⚽ 17/06/2018 at 7:33 pm

      This is my fourth game tonight, caught most of the good ones so far!

  • Sexy Beast 17/06/2018 at 7:39 pm

    Departure time 👋

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 17/06/2018 at 7:40 pm

      Bon voyage.

    • Flat Oeuf 17/06/2018 at 7:42 pm

      Safe flight you nutter

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 17/06/2018 at 7:50 pm

    It suddenly occurred to me that a lot of the mystique about the Brazil team has gone. I can remember WC’s when Brazil seemed from another planet. Nowadays all the players play in Europe so you know who they are and what they can do. Whereas in the 70s/80s/90s most weren’t seen until the WC.

    • Flat Oeuf 17/06/2018 at 7:53 pm

      Very true. They’re over-familiar., over-exposed and over here.

      • Caspurs 17/06/2018 at 8:01 pm


        • Flat Oeuf 17/06/2018 at 8:04 pm

          Never mind Brexit. I want a withdrawal from the whole of Earth. World Exit. Wexit.

    • ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 7:54 pm

      I think the manager for Brazil seems to be limiting their creativity but has upped their discipline

    • ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 8:07 pm

      Speed and control has been more effective than just control.
      Some teams work twice as hard as others.
      In Brazils case they are playing a more steadier game under the manager..stronger in midfield rather than trying for glory

  • ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 7:53 pm

    Excellent footie by Brazil
    Containing the Sviss well

    • McG ⚽⚽ 17/06/2018 at 7:56 pm

      They look better than Germany so far..

      • ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 8:04 pm

        Modern footie has evened the score somewhat

  • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 7:58 pm

    Brazil – the country the Nazis fled to after withdrawing their ill-gotten gains from Swiss banks. What?! Too soon?

    • ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 8:01 pm

      What about Argentina vrs Cayman Islands?

      • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 8:04 pm

        They weren’t playing.

        • Flat Oeuf 17/06/2018 at 8:06 pm

          Or paying

          • ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 8:08 pm

            Wicket before leg

            • Caspurs 17/06/2018 at 8:10 pm

              Silly mid off.

              • Flat Oeuf 17/06/2018 at 8:15 pm

                In the slips

                • 61SpursNut 17/06/2018 at 8:16 pm

                  Right in the googlies.

                  • Caspurs 17/06/2018 at 8:19 pm

                    Said The grand old Duke of Yorker..

                    • McG ⚽⚽ 17/06/2018 at 8:23 pm

                      Seamless timing there Cas!

                    • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 9:20 pm

                      I’d like to join in but I’ve run out of ideas.

                    • UnkleTaff 17/06/2018 at 9:23 pm

                      So you’re just bailing out, is that it?

                    • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 9:27 pm

                      Dunno why you’d think that. I’m stumped.

                    • Caspurs 17/06/2018 at 9:46 pm

                      He’s just a flat track bully.

  • UnkleTaff 17/06/2018 at 7:59 pm

    I’d take Willian over Neymar every single time.

    Am I alone in thinking this way?

    • ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 8:03 pm

      Willian would be a tough player on any team. Solid Great player.
      Neymar is a brilliant player..highlights.

    • Caspurs 17/06/2018 at 8:04 pm

      I would have to begrudgingly agree…

      • McG ⚽⚽ 17/06/2018 at 8:13 pm

        I do like Willian, but there’s a reason Neighmar cost 200 odd mil & Willian struggles for chav game time.

  • Caspurs 17/06/2018 at 8:08 pm

    Hahahahahaha, fakky Neymar.

  • McG ⚽⚽ 17/06/2018 at 8:09 pm

    Neymah, Couteenhoe, Willian, Jesus, that’s gonna take some beating!! Just as I type this, 1-1 lol

  • Flat Oeuf 17/06/2018 at 8:13 pm


    UnkleTaff 17/06/2018 at 8:01 pm
    “I’m not impressed by Neymar full stop. Never have been. He’s decent enough but he’s nowhere near the player he’s made out to be.“

    Not long to wait for a Neymar worldie, then.

    • UnkleTaff 17/06/2018 at 9:06 pm

      Sod Willian, I’d even take Shaqiri over that preening ponce.

      • ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 9:09 pm

        Shaquiri is not the goods. He is a worker ant.

        • UnkleTaff 17/06/2018 at 9:13 pm

          That was kind of my point.

          • ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 9:25 pm

            I admit Neymar was almost embarassing today.
            I mean. You have rhat hairstyle then you must deliver.
            He did get fouled (maybe half the time)

  • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 8:17 pm

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 17/06/2018 at 8:21 pm

      Looks like one them police photo fits.

      • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 9:21 pm

        It’s Taff with Clare Balding hair and a bushy beard.

  • ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 8:40 pm

    Firmino can do some damage
    Tge commentator must have money in Zurich

  • ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 8:57 pm

    Excellent defence by the swiss

    • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 9:28 pm

      Yep. They’re on a roll.

  • UnkleTaff 17/06/2018 at 9:05 pm

    So the competition is only four days old and already VAR has been found wanting on two occasions.

  • ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 9:12 pm

    All in all a good day of exciting footie.
    Years ago the first round were shitty.
    Now all the players a generally fitter and systems better.
    It evens thing up a bit

    • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 9:19 pm

      that’s a rubbish limerick.

      • ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 9:23 pm

        I never thought if that…
        Ill try and make it rhyme next time
        No reason

  • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 9:44 pm

    The other day rAndy suggested watching Channel 4’s Flowers. It’s outstanding. Very dark humour about depression and brokenness. Brilliantly well observed and acted. 🌟🌟🌟🌟✴

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 17/06/2018 at 9:47 pm

      👍 Also new series of Goliath with Billy Bob Thornton starts on Netflix this month. First series VG.

      • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 9:50 pm


        • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 10:09 pm

          Watching a show a little lightweight for me but I like it
          Its fictional about young comedians in LA in the early 70s
          Enjoyable and quite well done

          • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 10:09 pm

            …..Called…..Im Dying Up Here

      • ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 10:01 pm

        Liked the first one..

    • Caspurs 17/06/2018 at 9:52 pm

      Can you catch up the previous series of Flowers on the Ch 4 player?

      • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 17/06/2018 at 10:01 pm

        Yep, at the moment.

        • Caspurs 17/06/2018 at 10:05 pm

          Cheers. 👍

      • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 10:23 pm

        The end of S01 nearly had me in tears.

        • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 10:43 pm

          I dont think we can get it here

        • MysteriousStranger 18/06/2018 at 1:06 am

          Superb stuff. It was a highlight during my recuperation. I loved it. Have only seen Episode 1&2 of the new Series, so far. Intend to watch the rest tomorrow.

    • Flat Oeuf 17/06/2018 at 10:13 pm

      Just watching The Staircase on Netflix. If you liked Making of a Muderer, it’s similar fare.

      • Flat Oeuf 17/06/2018 at 10:13 pm


        It’s fair fayre. Fairly.

        • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 10:15 pm

          The best two dramas shows in recent memory were The Looming Tower and Patrick Melrose
          Both too notch

          • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 10:21 pm

            Didn’t watch Looming Tower. Had my fill of FBI/CIA stuff for now.

            • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 10:34 pm

              It was very well done and more about the relationship between the CIA and the FBI than anything else

              • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 10:42 pm

                S’what I said.

                • McG ⚽⚽ 17/06/2018 at 10:48 pm

                  Should have typed it.

                  • Ronwol196061 18/06/2018 at 12:07 am

                    The schmuck Lip Syncs everything

  • DAVID 17/06/2018 at 9:48 pm

    Meanwhile, in another blog just down the road, Harry Enfield’s self-righteous brothers are in full flow…

    • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 9:51 pm


    • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 10:06 pm

      I couldnt see anything interesting. Only Mr Boring

      • Caspurs 17/06/2018 at 10:10 pm

        You mean you didn’t see the effluent in full flow?!

        • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 10:13 pm

          Not sure what its about. East seems to be doing most if the writing.
          Glos I dont mind so much.

  • HD 17/06/2018 at 10:16 pm

    The Flatster was kind to point out to me that participation in this blog was not an either or with TBH. When I go into the other, these days, I have a hard time smiling. I smile constantly here.

    • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 10:19 pm

      Def true. No either or. One may enjoy both. Nothing wrong with that.

      • Caspurs 17/06/2018 at 10:22 pm


      • UnkleTaff 17/06/2018 at 11:04 pm

        Not if your IP address has been blocked on the other place you can’t.

        • Caspurs 17/06/2018 at 11:13 pm

          I can still read it, although I haven’t felt like posting anything for a long time. From what I can tell, there’s only one decent hombre left who still post’s there.

          • UnkleTaff 17/06/2018 at 11:16 pm

            So can I. But why would I want to given the host has made it perfectly clear he doesn’t want me there?

          • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 11:19 pm

            Who? Who?! Fess up. Bet I know who … someone said glenda.

    • Caspurs 17/06/2018 at 10:21 pm

      Exactly, they seem to be in a phase where glorifying the failures of Spurs is the thing to do. It was great whilst it lasted, but for me there is no fun left anymore, each to their own I guess.

      • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 10:34 pm

        Weird that, ain’t it? I really don’t get it. A moans a moan but, Jeez, give it a rest already. If they’re not knocking Spurs they’re mocking Spurs at every opportunity. I know, I know, I’m a happy clapper and they’re realists who tell it like it is.

        I do miss the cut ‘n’ thrust of the other place. I’m sure this place will get lively.

        • Ronwol196061 18/06/2018 at 12:12 am

          I think Harry set of that mood for the blog. He brought his edge and people brought theirs but things change….and if you dont have an understanding of what your customers want and need,you dont end up with many

    • HD 17/06/2018 at 10:23 pm


    • Ronwol196061 17/06/2018 at 10:33 pm

      This is true and I was writing on both till there were comments about the blog here

  • Fat Bertha 17/06/2018 at 11:23 pm

    Flat Oeuf
    Just watching The Staircase on Netflix. If you liked Making of a Muderer, it’s similar fare.

    I saw the prequel to The Staircase. The Lift Shaft, great show on so many levels.

    • McG ⚽⚽ 18/06/2018 at 7:21 am

      You just couldn’t resist escalating could you?!

  • Caspurs 17/06/2018 at 11:43 pm

    Fat Bertha

    Flat Oeuf
    Just watching The Staircase on Netflix. If you liked Making of a Muderer, it’s similar fare.

    I saw the prequel to The Staircase. The Lift Shaft, great show on so many levels.

    I saw the pilot of The Lift Shaft, called The Basement. It had quite a dark sub plot which made up for it being a tad low budget.

    • Ronwol196061 18/06/2018 at 12:09 am

      Did it start off in the bargain basement and go up?

  • Caspurs 18/06/2018 at 12:00 am
    • Ronwol196061 18/06/2018 at 12:09 am

      The problem with them talking before the game…..

  • Ronwol196061 18/06/2018 at 12:15 am

    Archibald June 17, 2018 at 10:57 pm
    Ok I get the big hohaa about the FIFA fuckery WC but what I really worry about is where the fuck is Ron? All I come on here is to revel in Ron’s Enigma based cryptic English and going ons about “flow”.


    Gloster1861 June 17, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    I hope he’s OK.

    I do feel a bit sad

    • Ronwol196061 18/06/2018 at 12:16 am

      ‘I do feel a bit sad’ That part is me

      • Caspurs 18/06/2018 at 12:18 am

        It’s up to you whether you post on H’s blog or not, no one’s going to think any less of you, be yourself and do what you want. 👍

        • Ronwol196061 18/06/2018 at 12:24 am

          I have no interest posting there at all
          Just feel sad that it came down to what it came down to
          Harrys fault

        • Ronwol196061 18/06/2018 at 12:27 am

          I thought what he did to RF and said about RF was atrocious.
          If Harry would have met us that time when we came Im sure he wouldnt have had that view. But he was ill and didnt. I dont think he came any other time. But he likes his Ivory Tower,and his absolute rule. I can go with so much.Thats it

          • Fat Bertha 18/06/2018 at 12:36 am

            Nothing wrong with dropping in there to say hi-yaaaaa.

            • Ronwol196061 18/06/2018 at 1:24 am

              for what?

              • Fat Bertha 18/06/2018 at 7:02 am

                To say hi-yaaaaa.

                Just to let your old chums know you’re still alive.

          • MysteriousStranger 18/06/2018 at 1:20 am

            I’ll +1 that. I just can’t be arsed with the idiotic bollocks that gets spouted on there from certain people nowadays. The lack of decent contributors in recent weeks was particularly notable, and it turns out most of them were and are now posting over here.

            • Ronwol196061 18/06/2018 at 1:25 am


        • Fat Bertha 18/06/2018 at 7:02 am

          Girl Power.

    • Fat Bertha 18/06/2018 at 7:11 am

      I really didn’t / don’t mind Glos and might try to get in touch with him and let him know errytings cool. I’d like to get in touch with Stevo too, but those of you on the management committee know my policy on ‘tapping up’. Anyway, I’ve had a look for Stevo but he’s had to track down.

      • McG ⚽⚽ 18/06/2018 at 7:25 am

        If you do say hello to Glos, will you wish him well for me? Cheers!

  • MysteriousStranger 18/06/2018 at 1:27 am

    is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
    Yes. I had a looky. They miss you to Glos by the sound of it. Rest of us are scum apparently. Nothing like being judged from behind a computer screen. 💁

    Ouch. I just think you just love your football fix conspiracies a bit too much, Gazcrack.

    • Ronwol196061 18/06/2018 at 1:31 am

      Ive never judged you Gascoigne. I think you think that everyone owes you something. I dont criticize your posts You do jump on the anti bandwagon though. Thats ok I guess but its not interesting stuff is it?

      • MysteriousStranger 18/06/2018 at 1:50 am

        He did also refer to you as having jumped ship “with the rest of self helpers” 😂

        • Ronwol196061 18/06/2018 at 1:57 am

          But you know what I put that down to MS

        • Fat Bertha 18/06/2018 at 6:59 am

          Hehe. What the h*ll is a ‘self helpers’ in this context? Did he mean self harmers? That I could understand.

          • Freund or Foe 18/06/2018 at 10:21 am

            Maybe it’s a buffet? I love a buffet.

      • Fat Bertha 18/06/2018 at 7:00 am

        Who you talking to Grandpa?

  • McG ⚽⚽ 18/06/2018 at 7:30 am

    I thought Gus was alright, anyone thought of inviting him over here? Any objections too for that matter??

  • 61SpursNut 18/06/2018 at 7:58 am

    Just tried to post a reply to Glos over there. “Moderation” calls!

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 18/06/2018 at 8:12 am

      I’m still binned, looks like it’s permanent for me.

      • 61SpursNut 18/06/2018 at 8:15 am

        I doubt very much that my post will get approved.

        • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 18/06/2018 at 8:20 am

          If it wasn’t likening Levy to Pol Pot then probably no.

          • 61SpursNut 18/06/2018 at 8:22 am

            You’re probably right.

            “Ron’s fine, Glos, as are all the others sitting on the edge of the new world, thanks for asking. Don’t mind Gaz’s murmerings as he really hasn’t read very deeply into why we’re there.”

  • Flat Oeuf 18/06/2018 at 10:10 am

    In other news, we’re *negotiating* with Lyon for Tanguy Ndombele.

    He hasn’t got an apostrophe, so I’m backing him all the way. Bloke’s a bloody genius:


  • Flat Oeuf 18/06/2018 at 10:14 am

    In additional other news, as much as the idea of sending the Scousers into paroxysms of “Unfair!”-type comments is enticing, I’m not at all excited by Nabil Fekir…based solely on the 5 minutes I saw of him the other night. Has anyone got a more professional analcyst of this no-hoper?

    • Freund or Foe 18/06/2018 at 10:18 am

      Based solely on the fact that I have never knowingly seen him play, No.

      • 61SpursNut 18/06/2018 at 10:21 am

        In the interests of balance, I too have nothing to add.

        • Flat Oeuf 18/06/2018 at 10:30 am

          So it’s a No from both of you then. Based on nothing at all. Or it might be a Yes if we get him and he turns out to be good.

          • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 18/06/2018 at 10:32 am

            Never seen him so I’m a no. However I can be bought for the right amount of wonga so I’ll send you my Swiss bank account details.

            • Flat Oeuf 18/06/2018 at 10:39 am

              You’ve misunderstood. YOU have to pay ME by clicking thru on my multitudinous adverts for Viagra and Divorce Lawyers, or else I ban you.

              • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 18/06/2018 at 10:47 am

                Love a bit of self flagellation in the morning.

    • UnkleTaff 18/06/2018 at 10:44 am

      Based solely on the five minutes I saw of him the other night I’m rather disappointed that Liverpool didn’t sign him.

      • Flat Oeuf 18/06/2018 at 10:49 am

        Agreed, he looked like his touch was awful.

        • Caspurs 18/06/2018 at 10:59 am

          First touch, in comparison to who? Lettuce not forget the Sissoko….

          • UnkleTaff 18/06/2018 at 11:02 am

            Based on what I saw the other night Sissoko would not look out of place in that French team.

            • Caspurs 18/06/2018 at 11:08 am

              True, the French were particularly awful considering the players they have.

    • MysteriousStranger 18/06/2018 at 11:23 am



      All I know about him is he scored a couple of spawny goals. 😀

      • 61SpursNut 18/06/2018 at 11:33 am

        Mysty, keep to one link per post and it won’t get moderated.

        • MysteriousStranger 18/06/2018 at 11:48 am


          I thought it preferable to post two short clips than all his goals and assists. No worries. 😀

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 18/06/2018 at 10:30 am

    Time to dream boys.
    World Cup 2018: What would happen if England actually won the World Cup? – http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44515740

    • Flat Oeuf 18/06/2018 at 10:36 am

      Levy would immediately sell Kane, Alli, Trippier, Rose and Dier, buy a yacht bigger than Joe’s and sit on it, laughing all day long, counting the change.

    • UnkleTaff 18/06/2018 at 10:41 am

      * when

  • UnkleTaff 18/06/2018 at 10:49 am

    So that’s the pup dropped off at the vets. Now comes the long, anxious wait for the ‘phone call to (hopefully) give me the all clear.


    • Flat Oeuf 18/06/2018 at 10:52 am

      Fingers crossed mate

      • UnkleTaff 18/06/2018 at 10:54 am

        Thumbs-up emoji.

        • Caspurs 18/06/2018 at 11:00 am

          It’ll be fine mate. 👍

      • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 18/06/2018 at 11:21 am

        I’ve got me legs crossed as well Taff. 🤞

  • MysteriousStranger 18/06/2018 at 11:24 am

    Noooo…. the dreaded comment awaiting moderation! Was it something I said?! Probably, knowing me.

    • Caspurs 18/06/2018 at 11:33 am

      Woohoo!! We’re the Magnificent 7, apparently. Oh wait, sorry my mistake, the Magnificent pious 7. Phew, thank god for that..

      • 61SpursNut 18/06/2018 at 11:34 am

        Harry’s olive branch tecnique needs a bit of work! 😂

    • 61SpursNut 18/06/2018 at 11:33 am

      Mysty, keep to one link per post and it won’t get moderated.

  • Caspurs 18/06/2018 at 11:41 am

    The problem with said tinterweb, and second hand information is the fact that the truth inevitably becomes distorted. According to the latest translation of the holy book of Chinese whispers, this blogs sole reason for being is to “discuss who they do and don’t like on this one…”
    This is all just nonsense, and another case of 2+2 =5, oh well.

    • 61SpursNut 18/06/2018 at 11:50 am

      And also this little nugget:

      “…the departure of the Magnificent 7 comes at a time when my traffic traditionally doubles and the comments are halved, and this has encouraged new faces to post.”

      • Caspurs 18/06/2018 at 11:53 am

        Jeeze Brother Nut, I was trying my best to distort the truth..

  • MysteriousStranger 18/06/2018 at 11:47 am

    Seems over at H’s some have decided to judge people posting on here. Accy just posted a gem of an assessment on there as has H. And apparently traffic is up without a number of “us” posting on there now. Doesn’t sound Trumpesque at all. 😂

    I’ve posted on Harry’s blog for a good decade. Well, mostly good. Life is ever changing. The fact is I don’t drink regularly in the same pubs that I used to frequent, and I usually go elsewhere now. This to me is no different. If some of the patrons or the landlord himself are to your distaste or offend then it’s better to move on, than remain in such an environment, no? I won’t be losing any sleep over it, that’s for sure.

    It’s a shame it has turned out this way, H was kind enough to reach out to me to ask if I needed any help when I fell ill a couple of years back – which I respectfully declined as I was not in such a bad position to need charitable assistance. I wasn’t on a zero hours contract, and I had a healthcare plan. There were and remain many more worthy of assistance than I needed then. But things change, and I can’t be bothered with getting wound up by certain individuals who post on there.

    • Ronwol196061 18/06/2018 at 11:50 am

      Excellent post MS

    • Freund or Foe 18/06/2018 at 11:56 am

      Harry’s words helped get me though a particularly rough time, and I will always be grateful to him for that, and for the blog that helped me meet some fine fellas.

      • Caspurs 18/06/2018 at 12:07 pm

        Very true. I don’t have any ill feeling towards H’s blog, obviously there have been opinions and actions I have strongly disagreed with, but overall it was a positive experience. Time moves on and things change, I can only wish H and his blog all the best, it just isn’t a place I feel comfortable to post anymore.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 18/06/2018 at 1:05 pm

      I’ve said before that H has got a thoughtful and caring side as others have found out. I’ve not really got a problem with his anti Levy/Enic agenda. I might not agree with it but it’s his opinion on his blog so fair do’s. Where I think he goes way off track is verbally abusing people for a different viewpoint that doesn’t fit with his. Not allowing the person to continue to respectfully fight their corner in reply and just binning them is where the blog loses its balance.

      • HD 18/06/2018 at 1:41 pm

        I was never binned by H. He was extremely sensitive to me and my family when my mother passed. You can see his soft side on social issues he cares about. Obviously he keeps an edge to his blog that works for him. I am at a point in my life wherein I prefer to be with people I enjoy. It is hard to go onto his blog, right now, and not want to get into a written fist fight. I don’t want that. Call me a p*ssy, I don’t care. When we came to London one and a half years ago, everyone on this blog opened their arms to Ronnie, UFP and myself. You chaps were fantastic, you became friends, you are who I want to hang out with. I will always be grateful to TBH for facilitating the avenue to the friendships. I still peek into his blog, make an innocuous comment now and then but my interest is waning. Things change.

        • Freund or Foe 18/06/2018 at 2:18 pm

          I’d imagine it was a tough decision for you to come on here mate, you come across as an extremely loyal guy. I’m glad you feel like you can be part of both, it’s not a competition as far as I’m concerned. And you’re no pussy, no one worth listening to would consider you that.

          • HD 18/06/2018 at 2:28 pm

            Thanks Fofty. I did make one serious mistake on my journey to this blog but thanks to the graciousness of the Flat Oeufer that has been rectified.

  • Caspurs 18/06/2018 at 11:50 am


    Love a bit of self flagellation in the morning.

    Ah, I was wondering why you could only cross your legs (for Taff), you’re clearly busy using your arms for other things. You always have to out pious everyone else….. 🙏

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 18/06/2018 at 1:06 pm

      Do ya wanna see my scars?

  • UnkleTaff 18/06/2018 at 12:14 pm

    So. Who will Southgate plump for today? Dier or Henderson?

    I think Dier’s the better player of the two but Henderson had a very good game last time out; his speed and range of forward passing was probably enough for him to get the nod today.

    What’s more of a concern is the thought that Sterling will start ahead of Rashford as I really like the look of Kane, Alli, Rashford and Lingard as our attacking four.

    • Ronwol196061 18/06/2018 at 12:29 pm

      Hopefully we will run out and score a couple quickly and not have to be under pressure like so many teams have

      • Caspurs 18/06/2018 at 12:34 pm

        Tunisia are a defensive team, so I am expecting a park the bus approach, I’m hoping it doesn’t turn out like the Iceland game did.

        • Ronwol196061 18/06/2018 at 12:38 pm

          The game has changed. With the advent of fitness levels going up and different strategies emerging, its getting more difficult to play these teams both in the PL and in the WC. A quicker passing game is essential.

    • Caspurs 18/06/2018 at 12:32 pm

      For me Sterling is massively over hyped. The qualities an attacking player should possess (imo), are the ability to spot and execute the right pass, and be able to finish chances when they occur. Sterling possesses neither of these, so when playing for England it’s imperative that chances are taken as we don’t tend to create that many in a game.
      All the so called experts state he scored 22 goals this season, true, but what they fail to say is that the vast majority were all tap in’s.

      • UnkleTaff 18/06/2018 at 12:32 pm


      • Ronwol196061 18/06/2018 at 12:34 pm

        Its difficult to compete when you are in a team of stars. All thats left are tap ins.
        How well our Tottenham boys played when Kane wasnt available

        • Caspurs 18/06/2018 at 12:46 pm

          I think we played better.

  • UnkleTaff 18/06/2018 at 1:52 pm

    Well. I’ve seen better games.

  • Superspoz 🏆 18/06/2018 at 2:08 pm

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    Pop the balloon.. https://t.co/X6821E351c https://twitter.com/9GAGGifs/status/1008522947705876486?s=17

    Couldn’t find the original gif but this is quite funny.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 18/06/2018 at 2:59 pm

      Nice one HD, a rogues gallery if ever I saw one!😁

    • Freund or Foe 18/06/2018 at 3:32 pm


  • Caspurs 18/06/2018 at 3:01 pm

    Mark Clattenburg looks almost as smug as he sounds, that’s some achievement.

  • UnkleTaff 18/06/2018 at 3:09 pm

    Pup’s been given the all-clear. Just off to pick her up now.


    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 18/06/2018 at 3:11 pm


      • UnkleTaff 18/06/2018 at 3:16 pm

        Awfully good of them to make it fit neatly into my World Cup schedule, don’tcha think?

    • HD 18/06/2018 at 3:16 pm

      Sweet. 🐶

    • Flat Oeuf 18/06/2018 at 3:16 pm


  • UnkleTaff 18/06/2018 at 5:05 pm

    Still no red cards so far in the tournament. What price one in the England Tunisia game?

    • MysteriousStranger 18/06/2018 at 5:24 pm

      Just over 5/1 on Betfair exchange.

  • ronwol196061 18/06/2018 at 5:48 pm

    Need one more chaps!!

    • MysteriousStranger 18/06/2018 at 5:53 pm

      One more what for what?!

  • MysteriousStranger 18/06/2018 at 5:55 pm


    This was a good read, I don’t begrudge him his success in front of goal today.

  • Flat Oeuf 18/06/2018 at 6:06 pm
  • Come and have a go if you think you’re hard enoeuf

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