HornDoeug’s Invasion Bloeug

HD, Ron, UFP

Horndog writes:

“I still remember the feeling I had when Ronwol responded to me, via email, that he would be interested taking a trip to London, so that I could witness a Spurs match at White Hart Lane. Oh, The Lane.

My love, for Spurs, from afar had started decades ago but that is another story. This is about White Hart Lane, what it meant to me, what I saw, what I remember, what I will miss.

Most of you know the story. Ronnie and I met on the TBH blog, developed a friendship that evolved into on blog chatting, exchanging emails, real life phone conversations and trip planning. When the dust settled a trip was in the works for the two of us to travel to London on Nov 30, 2016 and hook up with UFP and a number of other bloggers to see Spurs vs. Swansea City on 12-2-16. It was going to happen, I was going to get to see a match at The Lane.

I digress. The reason I am writing this is because as our club gets set to move into our new home I find myself thinking more and more about our old home. I can’t recall exactly when I became aware of WHL because I am obviously not from the UK. As we could get match coverage I was always impressed by what appeared to be a very intimate stadium with rabid fans. Win or lose the place always seemed to be on fire. News accounts that were available that discussed home results always seemed to address the presence of WHL. When more consistent coverage evolved during our first CL years and subsequent campaigns I became intrigued with the impact our home stadium had on results. I knew it was old, that it been upgraded over the years and that the players seemed to love the place and had a close relationship with fans. I also knew that the field was extremely close to the stands.

Prior to the match due to the diligence and thoughtfulness of others Ronnie and I had been able to meet a number of blog regulars who I now call friends. Still Nil Nil, Fofty, DAVID, CaSpurs, SpurAndy, MysteriousStranger, Real Fan, Spurstacus, Bruxie, Spursy, Dillenberg, Poxy, McG, 61SpursNut, Smozzie and of course UFP. Every one of them top notch. Anyway on match day afternoon a bunch of us stumbled out of The Bull Pub and hopped  a train at Liverpool Station and headed for White Hart Lane Station.

Upon arrival at White Hart Lane Station we got off and ambled to The Antwerp Arms and it was packed to the rafters. Squeeze room only, too crowded for beer, not crowded enough for some of us too hit the loo however. We retreated from there and started hoofing to The Lane. The rising new stadium dominated the skyline as we approached and then a slight turn to the right and there it was, White Hart Lane. As we approached there was a pause as some had to pick up tickets at Stub Hub. I couldn’t take my eyes off of old girl. Brick and steel, painted blue and white, old, majestic, it smelled of football. Ronnie, UFP and I walked around the south end and started up the east side and got to the entrance where we could find our way to Section J. The entrance was small, we got thru security, handed our tickets and turned left and started climbing stairs. Climbing stairs was old school and I loved it. The stadium was old school but rustic and beautiful. We got to our seats and I was there, sitting in The Lane, looking around, transfixed, taking it all in. Almost breathless. I listened intently as Ronnie and UFP pointed to where they used to sit, growing up, coming to matches with their fathers. I swear I saw the ghosts of players past warming up. The seats were close, the aisles narrow, no leg room and I could have cared less. There was a huge chunk of the stadium gone, in the northwest corner, making room for the New Lane. That did not seem to matter and the place filled rapidly as kick off approached.

The match itself was brilliant, a 5-0 whitewashing of the Swans. Two for Kane, two from Eriksen and a screamer from Sonny. The south stand was amazing as we looked down on them, standing, singing and carrying on. I was stunned at the atmosphere. I have been to many sporting events in my lifetime, in the states, but never ever witnessed an atmosphere like that. All of fans sitting around us were incredibly knowledgeable and I tried to listen as much as possible to all of their ongoing critique of the match. It was simply amazing. At one point, in the second half, the fellow in front of me turned around and said “you Yanks don’t know a lot about football do you? “ I could only nod, smile and laugh at myself for obviously saying something of no consequence. He was a gent, of course. I didn’t want the match to end because it meant we would have to leave. The three of us hung out for a bit as the stadium emptied and just took it all in. Back to stairs, a brief stop to take care of business in a horse trough and out we went. We walked north and got to get a real close look at the new stadium. No question it was going to be a beauty but I couldn’t help but wonder if it would ever be as intimate and charming as the old girl. No it wouldn’t be as that could never be duplicated.

The three of us stopped at the Spurs merchandise store. UFP and I were in and out quickly and Ronnie shopped for what seemed like an eternity. As we waited patiently for Ronwol I couldn’t take my eyes off of The Lane. I tried to etch into my mind what I had seen and commit it to memory. Eventually UFP and I headed for The Antwerp to meet up with the gang, which we did, and a Ronnie eventually showed up. While we walked to the pub I kept looking back in the darkness trying to catch one last glimpse of the coolest place I had ever been to witness any kind of an event. I had done it, I had been able to witness the old girl in full regalia, see our team put on a display of force and enjoy the company of an amazing group of new friends. It just didn’t get any better than that cool December day.

The three of us committed that we would come back and see a match in the new stadium. That will be great. We will plan it and put it in motion. We will hopefully get to see as many of our new friends as possible and with some luck meet more. It will be memorable but, for me, it will never match the magnificence of the first trip. How could it!, after all I checked off a bucket list item. I got to see Spurs play at White Hart Lane.”

Horndog

 

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
  • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 12:57 am

    In case I didn’t say, it was a very heartfelt blog HornDog. Impressive piece of writing. Nicely put together.

    • Spursy 05/08/2018 at 11:31 pm

      Yes, I agree. A gorgeous post. That visit was totally wonderful and that match was special.

  • UnkleTaff 05/08/2018 at 1:15 am

    International Champions Cup update:

    Madrid beat Juventus this evening which now means we will be runners-up at worst in this competition. The only team who can still finish above us are Inter Milan and in order to do this they must beat Atletico Madrid by four clear goals — or three goals so long as they hit six themselves.

    A 5-2 win for Milan and it comes down to fewest red cards, then yellows, fouls and finally a toss of a coin if the teams still can’t be separated.

    Looks like we have one hand on the trophy and are reaching out to touch it with the other.

    • Sniper 05/08/2018 at 1:18 am

      • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 2:08 am

        ooooooooooooooooo yaaaaay 🙌

  • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 1:27 am

    Ronwol196061
    Ant,these streams of consciousness could be big Ant. a book tour,a series,its all for you Ant..AND ITS REAL!
    Youve got something there Ant!
    Dont go back to 5 days a week 8 hours a day,it will never work

    It certainly has its benefits, took some inspiration from Dolly Parton.

  • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 3:45 am

    I like Dolly but she has her knockers.

    • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 3:50 am

      💥BOOB💥

    • merrance 05/08/2018 at 11:47 pm

      I think I might have tracked Spurstacus down

      • merrance 06/08/2018 at 12:12 am

        thouroghly enjoyeed the werds wot houndog rote uptop,he gets it alright.

        • merrance 06/08/2018 at 12:13 am

          have I joined the banned of bruvvers

          • Flat Oeuf 06/08/2018 at 6:18 pm

            Good evening merrance, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to yergoodself.

            • merrance 07/08/2018 at 12:29 am

              Nice not to be shunned ,thanks for the welcome

  • cavey 05/08/2018 at 6:06 am

    Well that was some shambles of a game. If ever a lack of depth was denied, it couldn’t have been here. Spurs aren’t ready for the new season, no denying that. Over to you Mr Levy.

    • Sniper 05/08/2018 at 8:07 am

      Sorry Cavey but I don’t see Levy being to blame, regardless of how fashionable it might seem.
      Not his fault we had so many players involved late in the World Cup andvresting nor that we chose to play the reserves and kids in searing heat for a meaningless friendly!

      • Sexy Beast 05/08/2018 at 8:16 am

        Are you saying we can’t blame Levy, who else can we blame?
        Loads of reports saying Toby is off to Manure tomorrow, if Martial doesn’t come the other way what does that say to the footballing world?
        Joke chairman, with a joke approach to the transfer window.

        • Sniper 05/08/2018 at 8:25 am

          Blaming him for what? A bad performance in a meaningless friendly?
          No. He is not “to blame” for that!
          Who gets the credit for Spurs having so many players at international level representing their countries in the last stages of the World Cup? Nothing to do with the club chairman, I guess. We only look to him as a blame hound when we are unhappy with something.

          • Sexy Beast 05/08/2018 at 8:31 am

            Not about last night at all, the transfer policy Sniper. It is a joke how he constantly leaves it until very late in the window. How does this help Pooch?
            He is on record saying we need to get players in early, now I fully accept that it cannot always be done but ffs help the manager a bit. Plenty of our rivals have signed a player or two. If Zaha goes to Chelscum and Martial is not aloud to come to us but we sell them Toby will you be happy with that?
            I tell you that will not make for a happy pooch going forward.

            • Sniper 05/08/2018 at 8:44 am

              Fact is mate; none of us know anything about how it works. None of us know whether the club have been in discussions attempting to buy and sell players. None of us knows whether Levy handles all that himself or whether other club officials do it and he just approves it. None of us knows whether Poch has a final say or not.

              • Sexy Beast 05/08/2018 at 8:53 am

                True but after all these years can we not make an educated guess at what is the problem at Spurs? How many stories have we read about chairman not wanting to do deals with Levy because of his lowball tactics?

                • Sniper 05/08/2018 at 9:00 am

                  Define what you see as a “problem.”
                  Is it the top 3 finishes and missing out on European football once in the last 17 years? Is it the new stadium, second biggest in England’s top flight and reportedly a World Class venue with international class players throughout the team?
                  Is it the year on year profitable running of the club since the turn of the century and financial stability we hadn’t enjoyed since the 1970’s?
                  You’ve got me stumped.

                  • Sexy Beast 05/08/2018 at 9:05 am

                    Do you think pooch is a happy bunny today with this transfer window so far?

                    • Sniper 05/08/2018 at 9:11 am

                      No idea. And won’t assume either way.

                    • Sexy Beast 05/08/2018 at 9:18 am

                      In light of his presser after the Leicester game is it not fair to assume he is not happy? Of course we don’t know what were MP’s specific targets are but he did mention that most were not at the World Cup, that gives us a big clue.
                      Transfer windows as a Spurs supporter are akin to being on a waiting list for a massive opperation knowing it could happen any day but might also never happen.

                    • UnkleTaff 05/08/2018 at 10:08 am

                      No, it is not fair to assume he is not happy. He said we must be ‘brave’. Within a couple of weeks of that statement we offered our star player a deal that smashed though our wage ceiling. That’s quite brave. He’s subsequently gone on record to say that his ‘brave’ comment wasn’t intended as an indication that he wants us to spend big in the transfer market.

                      It seems to me that too many people are deciding how they would feel in Pochettino’s position and are assuming that he feels the same way.

                  • Sexy Beast 05/08/2018 at 9:11 am

                    I agree with all of that but it is mostly down to Pooch, Levy’s 12th or 13th appointment so one could easily say he got lucky. Just a bit more help for Pooch is all most fans want, why does it feel like Levy is incapable?

                    • Sniper 05/08/2018 at 9:13 am

                      I certainly agree about all the hiring and firing of managers. Levy is culpable.

                    • UnkleTaff 05/08/2018 at 10:09 am

                      …and yet most of those managers were good ideas at the time.

                  • UnkleTaff 05/08/2018 at 10:02 am

                    Well said, Snipes.

  • Sexy Beast 05/08/2018 at 8:48 am

    SeattleSpursGuy
    At least the Twitter Warriors are calm:
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    At this rate we will be lucky to get 50,000 for the game, i wonder why the complete lack of interest? Fans are already staging a no show.

    • Sniper 05/08/2018 at 8:57 am

      It might just be a generational thing. But since the introduction of the Premier League we have a load of pissing and moaning about not signing players left right and centre, just because the opposition do it.
      The stadium will be full. The “fans” staging a no-show? Get real! Don’t buy a ticket. Don’t go to the games! Always someone wanting to who can’t get a ticket.
      We vote with our feet. The team needs to perform or we don’t go (a substantial amount of us) but you will get a hard core that attend whatever…
      I’m too old to get into all this negative blaming ENIC and Levy stuff. I can remember much worse times than we enjoy right now!
      All this anti-Levy stuff and the transfer window hasn’t even shut yet!! We don’t even know who we have signed or sold yet!

  • Sexy Beast 05/08/2018 at 9:31 am

    Daily Mirror are reporting that Jose is willing to swap Martial for Willian, if true surely we should insist on Martial for Toby?
    https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/willian-transfer-latest-manchester-united-13033771

    • Sniper 05/08/2018 at 9:35 am

      Must be true. It’s in the Daily Mirror!

      • Sexy Beast 05/08/2018 at 9:40 am

        *If

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 05/08/2018 at 9:51 am

      Don’t think we can insist on a swap. I think, but don’t know, that Levy and Poch would be agreeable. Maybe Moanhino sees us as a greater threat than Chelski so don’t want to give us one of their assets?

      • Sexy Beast 05/08/2018 at 10:02 am

        Then refuse to sell them Toby unless they sell us Martial, simple.

        • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 05/08/2018 at 10:19 am

          Maybe that’s what levys told them, hence the inaction?

          • Sexy Beast 05/08/2018 at 10:34 am

            Let’s hope so! If he sells Toby and we don’t get Martial that to me is a betrayal to us fans.

            • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 05/08/2018 at 10:38 am

              Strong word betrayal SB, personally I’d save that one for when we get relegated. Can’t be long now. 🤔

            • Freund or Foe 05/08/2018 at 10:43 am

              So IF we sell a player for 50mil who allegedly is desperate to move, who allegedly won’t sign a bumper new contract, who obviously doesn’t have the same relationship with our manager as he did previously, and who can allegedly leave next summer for 25mil, that’s betrayal? I think you may have things a bit
              mixed up.

              • Sexy Beast 05/08/2018 at 10:55 am

                Well not if MP’s main attacking target is in fact Martial, who would be more then able to play up top and give HK a much needed rest from time to time whilst aslo be useful as an attacking midfielder.
                This all boils down to everyone and their dog knowing that cash is king with Levy, Martial is in a similar position at Manure with one ear on his contract with an option that they will invoke for another year. T** **y banged on for the past two years Levy don’t do Clauses and Toby has been quoted that Tottenham decides and he has two years left on his contract….

                • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 11:00 am

                  Technically there wasnt a release clause in the main contract as with other players. No one could have strolled up and taken Toby thus far. Only if this final year option was activated would there then have been a release clause.

                  • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 11:04 am

                    In fact, what it means is that Toby was never likely to be able to wind down his contract and go on a free (like Judas) as suitors would come in for him at this price.

  • UnkleTaff 05/08/2018 at 9:52 am

    cavey

    Well that was some shambles of a game. If ever a lack of depth was denied, it couldn’t have been here. Spurs aren’t ready for the new season, no denying that. Over to you Mr Levy.

    We’re on the cusp of winning a tournament that has included the likes of Man City, Man Utd, Liverpool, Real Madrid, PSG, Barcelona, Juventus, Bayern Munich, AC Milan. Inter Milan, Borussia Dortmund … to name but 11 — but somehow we’re not ready for the new season?

    • Sexy Beast 05/08/2018 at 10:32 am

      Taff, what is blindingly obvious is the strength in depth. We have a fabulous 13/14 players, but when we get to the latter stages of competitions we look jaded. Kane played 59 games last season i read!! We need quality additions asap

    • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 11:14 am

      Yeah, but …

  • UnkleTaff 05/08/2018 at 9:59 am

    Okay. So lets assume (for the sake of argument) that Pochettino really wants Martial (and there’s enough media speculation out there to suggest that he does). Utd have said they don’t want to sell him to us but we have something they want (in the shape of you know who).

    So what do we do? Forget about it and bring in our second (or even third choice) just so they can have a decent pre-season with us, or do we play a waiting game whilst trying to chip away at Utd so we can convince them that some kind of exchange deal is in the best interests of both parties?

    It’s not just about making signings … it’s about making the right signings, and if Martial is the right signing I’d much rather we waited and did our utmost to get him than simply give up and walk away.

    • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 10:52 am

      Well put Taff. And it also echoes thoughts that Zaha would be a second option if Martial can’t be achieved. In which case the Alderweireld money would fund an alternative.

  • Matt 05/08/2018 at 10:03 am

    We won’t know ‘till Thursday if the window has been good, bad or indifferent for us (my guess is indifferent). Having 8 players in the semis has definitely been bad, I worry about our first 5 or 6 games. Frankly, short of spending 400m on 8 replacements for 5 or 6 games, not much Levy could do about that.

  • Freund or Foe 05/08/2018 at 10:09 am

    You need to wash your bedsheets this morning, Sexy.

    • Bardamu 05/08/2018 at 10:11 am

      I bet you say that to all the ladies you visit nightly 😉

      • Freund or Foe 05/08/2018 at 10:15 am

        I don’t visit them all nightly, there’s not enough time.

    • Sexy Beast 05/08/2018 at 10:20 am

      Did that yesterday Fofty. Defo no need this morning.

  • Freund or Foe 05/08/2018 at 10:22 am

    Walk out protest indeed.
    “See ya, don’t come back”.

    • Sexy Beast 05/08/2018 at 10:27 am

      I will be at the game, but so far tickets sold is shockingly low. The attendance could be embarrassing

      • Freund or Foe 05/08/2018 at 10:31 am

        Embarrassment is a state of mind, mate. It won’t be full because it’s a shite hole and most of us are sick of it.

    • Freund or Foe 05/08/2018 at 10:27 am

      Why don’t they plan it for the Liverpool game? Surely that will have more resonance? First game in shiny new stadium, that’ll show Levy, won’t it? Nah can’t do that, new stadium innit? History in the making, innit?

      • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 10:55 am

        And it’s Liverpool…

        They might ‘protest’ against Cardiff or some other small fry.

  • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 10:53 am

    Freund or Foe
    I don’t visit them all nightly, there’s not enough time.

    Santa Claus manages it.

    • Freund or Foe 05/08/2018 at 10:54 am

      Have you not seen his sack?

      • Bardamu 05/08/2018 at 10:55 am

        I bet the old ‘sack-and-crack’ costs a fair bit for him

      • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 10:56 am

        I believe it’s completely empty by dawn.

        • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 10:57 am

          Empty by Dawns crack?

          • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 11:05 am

            Them’s the rules whether Dawn likes it or not.

  • Bruxie ⌛ 05/08/2018 at 10:59 am

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ttNzEw_Bmg&feature=push-u-sub&attr_tag=3lXfhhFGWWmlMCM5%3A6

    Looks good!
    I can see my seat in the South Stand.
    Chris Cowlin is a Spurs fanatic. Gets everywhere!

    • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 11:09 am

      It does look like an airport in certain areas, but I’m putting that down to the fact it’s not yet finished! Quite enjoy being at the airport as it goes, holiday destination just round the corner… I’d like to read a write up from some of these test day participants, hear their thoughts.

      • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 11:13 am

        I hope there’s a ‘travellator’ for the VIP punters so they can get to the cheese room without needing to walk from the lifts.

        • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 11:17 am

          I ruddy well hope so.

          • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 11:18 am

            Me too, can practice my moon-walk.

  • Freund or Foe 05/08/2018 at 11:00 am

    Let’s flip this, I’m now a Manure fan.
    Why oh why can’t my team just get their man? We’ve had all summer to get Toby, he obviously wants to come, Jose is desperate for him, so why don’t we just pay the money? We’re the biggest club in the world, pay the best wages, CL football, the most successful manager in the modern era, what the hell is the problem? Why wait until deadline day to make this happen when we could have got him all summer if we just did the deal? Our owners haven’t got a clue, I’m gonna walk outa our first home game in protest.

    • Bardamu 05/08/2018 at 11:01 am

      They’ve got their man though, haven’t they?
      It’s strongly rumoured to be done.
      As a Manure fan, you must be delighted, yes? 😉

      • Freund or Foe 05/08/2018 at 11:05 am

        We’ve had him all summer according to press reports. Every time I go on ManU news now, I see countless reports that it’s a done deal, have done since the end of May. I just don’t trust our owners any more, I bet we finish the summer transfer window with nothing but a 2nd rate Brazilian and a few nobodies. F@$k the Glaziers.

        • Bardamu 05/08/2018 at 11:08 am

          Well this time it sounds like it’s actually done. What a player, eh? It’s always tough dealing with Levy – everyone knows he likes to deal late in the window. But now he’s in and you can push on. Top 4 looks nailed-on, maybe a title push if City get off to a sluggish start?

        • Freund or Foe 05/08/2018 at 11:08 am

          Our manager has already said that he had 5 main targets, and he hopes to get at least one of them. At least one??? How is that backing out manager? If I were Jose, I’d be off.

        • Sexy Beast 05/08/2018 at 11:09 am

          Do you want my ticket for the Manure home game? £200 but you’ll need to sit on your hands.

      • Matt 05/08/2018 at 11:06 am

        If we sell Toby I don’t want Martial. He’s a decent player but we’re not short of AMs, we have depth and quality. We’d need a replacement CB and a creative midfielder. That would be a decent window. Not as good as Pools, but not bad.

        • GDawg 05/08/2018 at 11:08 am

          Is that kid from Ajax, Dee Lite, off the market now?

          • Sexy Beast 05/08/2018 at 11:11 am

            They are saying no sale, but if they miss out on UCL which they are in the prelims that could change, although City, Barca to name but two are also in for him.

            • GDawg 05/08/2018 at 11:12 am

              They’ll pay more, which might sway it. But he might play more with us, better get Davinson to have a word in his ear

              • Matt 05/08/2018 at 11:17 am

                I like an Ajax player. Not too shabby when they come to Spurs. Who’s our best Ajax (or ex Ajax) signing – there a decent list to choose from.

                • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 11:18 am

                  Eriksen

                  • Sexy Beast 05/08/2018 at 11:21 am

                    Yup! Close run with Jan but Erection gets my vote, pure class and he is getting better every season.

                • GDawg 05/08/2018 at 11:19 am

                  Have we had a bad one? Eriksen, Toby, Verts, Sanchez, VdV off the top of my head

                  • Matt 05/08/2018 at 11:30 am

                    Van de Vaart…now there was pure class.

                    • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 12:52 pm

                      A legend of a sort. In the fan’s heart, at least.

                    • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 12:54 pm

                      Pwopa Spurs. A flawed genius. Him, not you.

          • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 11:16 am

            Groove is in his beart.

        • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 11:10 am

          It comes down to what Pochettino desires for the squad. I think Martial has suffered, as so many before have, under Mourinho’s style of management. Rashford is also being woefully treated and neither are thriving as they could under Mauricio.

          • GDawg 05/08/2018 at 11:13 am

            I reckon Pooch could get a tune out of Rashford. But they’d never sell

            • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 11:16 am

              Or rather, he’d never leave. I think he must be thinking that this is Moaninho’s third season and praying he’ll be gone by Christmas so he can play under a new manager.

              • GDawg 05/08/2018 at 11:16 am

                True. It’s Survivor, Old Trafford

              • UnkleTaff 05/08/2018 at 11:17 am

                Yurp. Rashford strikes me as being as much Utd as Kane is Tottenham. He’ll ride out the Mourinho whirlwind and take his chance under the new coach who won’t be quite so blind to his undoubted qualities.

                • GDawg 05/08/2018 at 11:20 am

                  Don’t try to sell us Lingard though, he’s balls

                  • UnkleTaff 05/08/2018 at 11:21 am

                    Are you kidding? Lingard won’t leave Utd either but if he did I’d take him like a shot. He’s quality.

                    • GDawg 05/08/2018 at 11:23 am

                      Look at him at the world cup. Can’t shoot

                    • UnkleTaff 05/08/2018 at 11:28 am

                      Scored one of the goals of the tournament as I recall.

                      And, like Alli, he works tirelessly every time he plays, running into spaces behind defenders, pulling them out of position and creating room for others.

                      I like him. A lot.

                • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 11:20 am

                  Absolutely. But with José it’s not that he can’t see, but having blown big money on Lukaku and massive wages on Sanchez, he’ll give preference to his choices because it’s his damn ego that wins every time.

                  • UnkleTaff 05/08/2018 at 11:25 am

                    I think it’s less a case about his ego and more a case that an experienced 28-year-old is less likely to require actually coaching than a kid will. You’re right, he probably isn’t blind to Rashford’s quality — he just doesn’t know how to get him to show it.

                    • GDawg 05/08/2018 at 11:27 am

                      More and more it feels like they should have never let Van Gaal go. I don’t see that much improvement

        • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 11:17 am

          I agree with this, but do feel decent backup for Kane has been long overdue, so would like to see Martial brought in. A creative mid would be my priority though, I’d quite like Neves as backup to Eriksen, not a bank breaker either.

  • Bardamu 05/08/2018 at 11:19 am

    I think Sanchez was the Toby replacement – bought a year early when Toby started acting up, and bought within the net spend means.

    I don’t think a CB replacement of any note will come in. Maybe a budget bench option, if anything. We’ve already got Sanchez.

    So what happens now?

    Option 1 – Toby sold to United and that’s it. We can’t get Grealish over the line for the money Villa now want. We’re done. £60mill in the kitty. Happy?

    Option 2 – Toby sold to United and we get Grealish. Cash in the kitty but too late to get anyone else or deals can’t be done. That’s yer lot, kids. Happy?

    Option 3 – Toby sold to United and we get 1 of Martial or Zaha, plus Grealish. Happy?

    Option 4 – Toby sold to United and Dembele also sold late on. Levy has played a blinder and managed to buy 1 of Martial / Zaha, plus Grealish plus a Rolls Royce Dembele replacement, maybe Kovacic. Happy?

    For me, only options 3 or 4 are acceptable if we’re selling Toby to a top 4 rival. Just my take. There may of course be a 5th option I haven’t considered.

    • GDawg 05/08/2018 at 11:22 am

      I hate it when we sell to our rivals. Much better when we sold Bale and Modrat to RM. Yanited already had us to thank for Berbatov and Carrick. Which way did Teddy go?

    • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 11:27 am

      Option – 5 Toby stays at Spurs for the inaugural season at the bestest and newest, fandabidosiest football stadium in the whole wide world and plays a significant part in Spurs winning ‘a’ double.

      • GDawg 05/08/2018 at 11:28 am

      • Freund or Foe 05/08/2018 at 11:28 am

        Sunday Mirror says no.

        • GDawg 05/08/2018 at 11:29 am

          Fake News?

          • Freund or Foe 05/08/2018 at 11:30 am

            I dunno. It’s not the first time I’ve seen “Toby to Manure a done deal” reports this summer. How can we tell the fake from the real?

            • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 11:31 am

              I’ll tell you at 6pm on Thursday.

              • Freund or Foe 05/08/2018 at 11:33 am

                The Mirror said within 48 hours. We’ll know Tuesday morning, latest.

                • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 11:34 am

                  That kind of deadline sounds like they’re getting it from Hercules over at SC!

                  • GDawg 05/08/2018 at 11:35 am

                    Nothing from the char lady?

                    • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 11:40 am

                      Yes, well. I think the old dear is in the first stages of dementia plus tourettes if you ask me.

            • GDawg 05/08/2018 at 11:32 am

              I guess if he’s still with us the day after deadline it’s fake

              • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 11:33 am

                Ahem! I didn’t put it in those words…

            • Sexy Beast 05/08/2018 at 11:33 am

              Your in Manchester, any inside info?? lol

              • Freund or Foe 05/08/2018 at 11:36 am

                Only about the fan revolt. It’ll be like the Emirates last year, toxic Old Trafford.

    • Sexy Beast 05/08/2018 at 11:32 am

      Martial, Grealish and a replacement for Dembele would be a good window. Kovacic is not going to happen as there is not a word of it in the press and as i said before he will be offered at the very least 50% better wages at Chelscum or Citeh. Brozovic would be good and i like the look of Lewis Cook and at 21 and English what’s not to like? I think MP would prefere Brozovic because of his age and experience.
      Toby is gone that is obvious, De Ligt coming in would be a massive coup for the club as this lad is absolute top class.

      • GDawg 05/08/2018 at 11:33 am

        De Ligt and Sanchez would set us up for years

        • GDawg 05/08/2018 at 11:34 am

          And get that Cook kid, he looks like something

      • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 11:36 am

        An English homegrown is needed to utilise the full squad allocation. Grealish or Cook or both.

        • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 11:37 am

          Except I’m forgetting that Cook is still U21 isn’t he?

          • UnkleTaff 05/08/2018 at 11:41 am

            Born after January the 1st 1997, so yup.

            • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 11:42 am

              Useful going forward though.😁

      • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 1:01 pm

        The press? The feckin’ press?! The feckin’ main feckin’ stream feckin’ press feckin’?!

    • Matt 05/08/2018 at 11:37 am

      3 or 4 works for me.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 05/08/2018 at 11:40 am

      Option – 6 Levy bankrupts us and we get rid of him?

      • Freund or Foe 05/08/2018 at 11:44 am

        Option 7- they forgot the stadium foundations, it all falls down in a heap, we’re banned from all competitions this season, Kane rips up his contract and goes to Leyton Orient.

        • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 05/08/2018 at 11:45 am

          I can accept that as long as he doesn’t go to the Arse.

  • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 11:29 am

    I don’t think it is Mourinho blocking the Martial deal. My gut feeling is it’s the United hierarchy who aren’t keen to see him go. I think they also are looking beyond the ‘special one’ to the next manager, and see Martial as a longer term player compared to Sanchez, who was a ludicrous acquisition at those wages.

    • UnkleTaff 05/08/2018 at 11:32 am

      Quite possibly.

    • Sexy Beast 05/08/2018 at 11:43 am

      Spot on! Sanches and his reported wage of (with bonuses) somewhere in the region of £500 to £600k a week must have had an effect on the squad 100%.
      For me this deal was insanity and could cost them in more ways then just financially.

  • Matt 05/08/2018 at 11:39 am

    I am so angry with our window I have staged a 61st minute walk out from my front room into the garden. Sadly no ones noticed yet and it’s really hot out here.

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 05/08/2018 at 11:42 am

      Theres a lot of pane in that window Matt

      • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 11:50 am

        You’ve been framed mate.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 05/08/2018 at 11:43 am

      Stick it out Matt, only real fans can show that sort of commitment.

    • Sexy Beast 05/08/2018 at 11:44 am

      Good luck and put some sun cream to the top of your ears!

  • cavey 05/08/2018 at 11:45 am

    Why buy DeLite when all we would be doing is polishing him up for two years until United come calling for a replacement for Toby.

    • UnkleTaff 05/08/2018 at 11:47 am

      I don’t think you’ve quite got to grips with this whole flat oeuf concept…

      • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 11:52 am

        That’s his view rightly expressed!!

      • cavey 05/08/2018 at 11:52 am

        Okay Taff, send me the rule book cause it seems that a few of you are hinting at rule books but not coming out with the mystery. I’ll always speak my mind and if you don’t like it tough.

        • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 11:54 am

          In terms of rules, no abusing other posters is about it was my understanding.

          • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 11:54 am

            Oh, & no porn.

            • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 12:01 pm

              Or politics, or religion. And only moderate expletives!

              • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 12:07 pm

                Well Spurts used the ‘c’ word the other day & he’s an administrator… As for politics & religion, think the idea is to keep it a footy blog! I’m good with that as it goes

                • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 12:29 pm

                  Yeah, but we have to make allowances…

                • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 1:12 pm

                  Did I? Oh, crap. I might’ve done. Crickey. Did I? Crumbs. What a clot.

                  • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 1:28 pm

                    Just thought I’d grass you up there lol

          • cavey 05/08/2018 at 11:56 am

            I didn’t insult anyone, ut it seems that to feel negative about Levy is a no no, buts it’s how I feel about the whole scenario!

            • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 12:03 pm

              Hi Cavey, you know from my previous history (Glos) that I am not keen on ENIC either, but I’m trying to be objective and take into account this window the tremendous effort being put into the stadium.

            • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 12:04 pm

              Well, I’m feeling a bit negative myself regarding the current window, but reserving judgement ’til it’s closed. I think most on here are just pissed off with the non stop levy bashing re the wonderful new stadium etc…

            • Freund or Foe 05/08/2018 at 12:08 pm

              Hey captain. I don’t think anyone is telling you how to feel, but you don’t engage in debate, just throw your thoughts out once and leave it at that. Again, that’s your choice, but it seems you just want to rant and not reason. I’m sure nobody on here feels negatively towards you personally, no matter how much some might disagree with you.

              • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 12:15 pm

                He forgot the question mark, granted, & no one’s debated the point as yet.

              • cavey 05/08/2018 at 12:17 pm

                So now I’m ranting. Seems to me that if you air facts that don’t fit the agenda (which I’m unaware of) your better off not sharing at all. So be it fellows.

                • 61SpursNut 05/08/2018 at 12:19 pm

                  There is no agenda Cavey, and as far as I can tell you presented no facts.

                  • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 12:26 pm

                    True, Cavey didn’t present a fact, but he’s entitled to his opinion, same as everyone else.

                    • 61SpursNut 05/08/2018 at 12:42 pm

                      I don’t think anyone is denying that.

                • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 05/08/2018 at 12:26 pm

                  Cavey this site is looking to be more balanced and honest in its view of Levy and Tottenham,so if its all negative,it probably wont work.
                  If we lose a game we all dont like it and the negativity can go over the top at times generally. When we win there is a different mood,its more positive. But always you have to take the bigger picture in,not just that moment and thats where the reason comes in. The negatives are that we didnt buy anyone.The positives are we had more players in the final rounds of the World Cup than anyone. Thats type of thing

                • Freund or Foe 05/08/2018 at 12:34 pm

                  Let me explain myself, Captain.
                  Your post suggests that there is no point buying players, because we are just polishing them up, ready for Manure to buy in two years. In Levy’s 18 year reign, we’ve sold 3 players to Manure, or one every 6 years. In that’s time we’ve bought maybe 100 players. So your suggestion has no factual basis, and comes across to me as a comment based on frustration at the current lack of transfer activity, and press reports suggesting Toby is already off. That’s why I think it’s a rant, and that is my opinion. If you’d like to let me know if I am incorrect, and why, that’s debate.

                  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 05/08/2018 at 12:36 pm

                    On the other hand everyone is entitled to a rant,surely

                    • Freund or Foe 05/08/2018 at 12:38 pm

                      That’s what I said above. Just as much as anyone is entitled to challenge a rant.

                    • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 12:39 pm

                      Exactly, either debate it or ignore it.

                    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 05/08/2018 at 12:41 pm

                      True FoF

        • UnkleTaff 05/08/2018 at 11:54 am

          Rule One: Learn how to spot a joke when it’s presented.

          • Caspurs 05/08/2018 at 12:04 pm

            Yeah but it’s how you tellum Taff.. :p

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 05/08/2018 at 11:48 am

      Yep, f*ck Manure, think they can get one over on us, we’ll just not buy anyone, that’ll show em!

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 05/08/2018 at 11:45 am

    Schedule

    For Hope
    1. Read News Now,now

    For Verification
    2. Watch the tumultuous Girona game

    For Sustenance
    3 Have Brekky

    • Matt 05/08/2018 at 11:52 am

      I’d skip the Girona game Ron.

      • UnkleTaff 05/08/2018 at 11:54 am

        And then some.

      • ronwol196061 05/08/2018 at 11:59 am

        Looks like their first team and our kids
        We have prob jet lag and didn’t expect the quality they show.
        7 mins and they are to light organized and fit and overpowering

        • Matt 05/08/2018 at 12:00 pm

          Your analysis spot on. No more to learn. I’d watch till Moura free kick then turn straight off!

          • ronwol196061 05/08/2018 at 12:03 pm

            Just saw it
            Fantastic!
            Watch a bit more I think then pack it in

            • ronwol196061 05/08/2018 at 12:05 pm

              Our passing atrocious!

              • Caspurs 05/08/2018 at 12:07 pm

                You can stop now Ron, please.

                • ronwol196061 05/08/2018 at 12:13 pm

                  Just saw there first goal
                  Fucking joke

                • ronwol196061 05/08/2018 at 12:14 pm

                  These players looking for a spot on the team
                  Bunch of wankers

                  • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 12:36 pm

                    It’s a meaningless run out Ronwol. They’d have been better off playing Cheltenham Town. At least some UK Spurs fans (me) could have had the pleasure of attending.

                    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 05/08/2018 at 12:38 pm

                      Surely it would have been better to watch a replay of the Cheltenham Gold Cup than watching our team mercilessly destroyed in Cheltenham

  • Bruxie ⌛ 05/08/2018 at 11:56 am

    I’m starting to bank on a couple of young’uns coming through early in the season.
    CCV & Foyth (if fit) will cover at CB after Toby leaves.
    Some of the lads who did well in the States.
    We have Winks, Eriksen, Alli, Dembele (who has apparently rejected Inter), Son, Moura, Lamela. Wanyama possibly injured for the start of the season.
    Kane.
    That lot against the Barcodes should still win.
    A new face or two?
    They will have to be introduced slowly.

    I have enough beer until Thursday 17:00.

    The egg timer is on.

    • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 11:59 am

      Can’t see Winks making it, Lamela possibly, anyone know how serious coco’s injury was?

      • Bardamu 05/08/2018 at 12:00 pm

        I heard from a journo that he was in “a lot of pain”.
        Muscular injury, I think.
        Hopefully just a tear or something 🤞🏻

        • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 12:09 pm

          So no coco magpies then? 🙁

          • Bardamu 05/08/2018 at 12:10 pm

            I’d be amazed, frankly

        • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 1:30 pm

          No point crying over split milkscles.

  • Bardamu 05/08/2018 at 11:59 am

    Hey, McG, saw your question about the EBay shirt seller. I haven’t kept tabs on him, to be honest, but a lot of these Thai shirt seller chaps do disappear after a while. I did buy an away shirt for this season from a UK seller for £20, listed as a “training shirt”. It’s clearly not legit – the crest is on a shield like last season’s away shirt – but it looks like the real thing in every other respect. Hell, at that price it’s even better than the real thing 😉

    • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 12:11 pm

      My shirt was spot on last season, I dug up the guys personal email from the paypal payment last year, he’s still in business. Let me know if you want it?

      • Bardamu 05/08/2018 at 12:13 pm

        Ah, cool – yeah, i’ll take it, thanks 👍🏻
        Bought a couple off him before.

        • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 12:20 pm

          Requested your email, will send it in a bit.

          • 61SpursNut 05/08/2018 at 12:22 pm

            If Bardamu consents it shall be done.

            • Caspurs 05/08/2018 at 12:25 pm

              ..as on Oeuf, as it is in evan…

              • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 12:32 pm

                Clever.

                • Bardamu 05/08/2018 at 12:38 pm

                  Yes, please Nut – thanks 👍🏻

                  • 61SpursNut 05/08/2018 at 12:40 pm

                    Done.

                    • Bardamu 05/08/2018 at 12:43 pm

                      Thanks, squire 👍🏻

  • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 12:04 pm

    Barry Chuckle has died aged 70. RIP. To me, to you, to heaven.

    • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 12:13 pm

      They were meant to be making a tv comeback.! ‘The Chuckle’ doesn’t quite work.

      • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 12:28 pm

        Sad news. Watched them a lot whilst I sat with my boys.

        • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 1:32 pm

          Yeah, right. As if your boys were watching.

    • UnkleTaff 05/08/2018 at 12:36 pm

      Any chance that the legends game against Bayern will be televised? I’d love to see that.

      • 61SpursNut 05/08/2018 at 12:44 pm

        No, none whatsoever.

    • Matt 05/08/2018 at 12:41 pm

      Love Micky!

      • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 12:49 pm

        He’s so fine, he blows my mind.

    • 61SpursNut 05/08/2018 at 1:11 pm

      What are the odds on us getting a burger at WHL for 50p?

      • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 1:23 pm

        Maybe one like this?

  • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 12:26 pm

    Forget the national press, here’s the goods! Toby NOT going to ManUre!

    https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/sport/uk-sport-news/transfer-maguire-man-utd-chelsea-1863386

    • GDawg 05/08/2018 at 12:53 pm

      That sounds like Levy, squeeze the bastards until the pips come out

  • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 12:57 pm

    Freund or Foe

    I dunno. It’s not the first time I’ve seen “Toby to Manure a done deal” reports this summer. How can we tell the fake from the real?

    Squeeze ’em. Get permission first.

    • Freund or Foe 05/08/2018 at 12:59 pm

      It’s easy to see in the pool. Like life jackets, you’ll never drown with fakes.

      • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 1:02 pm

        What?!?! Quick, where’s me swimmers and veruca sock? I needs me a swim.

        • Bardamu 05/08/2018 at 1:16 pm

          I’ll have the maid get your Speedos ready.

          • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 1:34 pm

            Soften them up?

  • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 1:06 pm

    We’ve got Sanchez
    Davinson Sanchez
    I just don’t think you understand
    He’s better than Toe B
    He’s not-even 23
    We’ve got Davinson Sanchez

    • HD 🇺🇸 05/08/2018 at 1:14 pm

      Yes we do. He is also significantly more athletic and this season will be more street wise to the nuances of Premier League footie. We also have Juan Foyth, who at an even younger age than Sanchez, should be ready to make his way into the arena. Toe B has been a stalwart, when he has been able to play, but from a reliability standpoint he has been less so. I think for so many fans it is the idea of selling to a rival that is most repulsive. Like Levy or not he has to make best decision for the club. Take the money and run may be his best option. We will know in a few days.

      • Freund or Foe 05/08/2018 at 1:23 pm

        Nice reasoning, Dawg. I don’t think Sanchez is quite up to Toby’s standards yet, but I do feel he will be at some point. So Levy and Poch have a choice to make. The fact that Poch hardly played him towards the end of last season, even though he was fully fit, tells me Poch’s thoughts on the matter. You’re with us, you believe in this project and want to be a part of it, or you don’t. That’s good enough for me.

        • Bardamu 05/08/2018 at 1:27 pm

          Only if the money from Tobes is well-invested in new blood though, yes?

          • Freund or Foe 05/08/2018 at 1:33 pm

            That would be preferable, no doubt. But buying for buying’s sake, like Sissoko? No, I’d rather stick with what we have. We’ve enough in CB with Sanchez, Verts, Foyth, Dier and worst case CCV. More backup would be great, but only if it’s better than any of the 4 first choices.

            • Bardamu 05/08/2018 at 1:35 pm

              I should have qualified that. I meant decent new blood, not buying for the sake of it. Take your point though 👍🏻

              • Freund or Foe 05/08/2018 at 1:44 pm

                No, I think you made it clear with “well invested”. If Toby goes, like you, I hope there’s someone decent, that is a better option than what we already have, available and ready to come to us.

              • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 1:48 pm

                Ooh. Do you, sir? Do you really. Do you take his point, sir? Ohh. Suits you, sir.

                • HD 🇺🇸 05/08/2018 at 1:50 pm

                  I haven’t bought a new suit in years. Don’t plan to either.

          • HD 🇺🇸 05/08/2018 at 1:33 pm

            For me that would be the ideal scenario. If that came to fruition we would certainly be considered brave. If that did not materialize it would hindsight hysteria for many. Maybe not here but in other places. I refuse to believe that there is no plan in place. I left skepticism at the old door and I am embracing a new optimism. I am not going to be dragged down by negativity and doomsday scenarios. 😁

            • Bardamu 05/08/2018 at 1:36 pm

              Yes, likewise. Very much about keeping it all level-headed here, amigo 👍🏻

    • Bardamu 05/08/2018 at 1:15 pm

      £20mill cheaper and 7 years younger.
      Yanited gonna get Levyed!

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 05/08/2018 at 1:20 pm

      A couple of things with Sanchez. He needs to make better and quicker decisions. When he has the ball he is very cautious and he takes too long to decide where to kick it. From his clips he has been good with very accurate long passes but he has been too conservative with his kicks with us (it could be Poch micro managing) Defensively he has been great in the air generally and great tackling but sometimes his positioning is not the best

      • Bardamu 05/08/2018 at 1:29 pm

        At 22 though, he can only get better.
        Positioning can be coached.
        He had a decent season for us last season and a very good World Cup, I would say.

        • HD 🇺🇸 05/08/2018 at 1:36 pm

          This ^

        • UnkleTaff 05/08/2018 at 1:41 pm

          If he didn’t make the team of the tournament then he bally well ought to have done.

          • Bardamu 05/08/2018 at 1:43 pm

            He didn’t make it, but Thiago Silva of Brazil did 🤷🏼‍♂️

            • Bardamu 05/08/2018 at 1:47 pm

              Actually that could be fake news. Clicked on a fake link.
              I think Lovren made the team though…

              • UnkleTaff 05/08/2018 at 1:56 pm

                Lovren made the ‘fake’ team. Thiago Silva and Godin were the central defenders in the ‘official’ team (which was selected via a fan vote).

                • UnkleTaff 05/08/2018 at 1:58 pm

                  DeBruyne also made the ‘official’ team which suggests these fans were watching a different set of games to the ones I was watching as I thought he was pretty ordinary overall.

                  • Bardamu 05/08/2018 at 2:00 pm

                    Yep, you can never trust the fans.
                    Oh, hang on… 😬 🤣

  • UnkleTaff 05/08/2018 at 1:43 pm

    Anybody recognise this golf course?

    • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 1:53 pm

      Is it the The Invisible Man Links at Ghost Town?

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 05/08/2018 at 2:20 pm

      I thought for a minute it was Southend beach, but then I saw the sand.

  • Flat Oeuf 05/08/2018 at 1:46 pm

    People, my take on the ‘rules’ of the blog is that any opinion to do with footballing matters is absolutely welcome…just expect to be challenged on it by anyone who disagrees. Feel free to argue your point.

    From there, there is really only pone rule: Play the Ball, not the Man…that is, keep any personal insults out of it.

    Opinions are subjective and should be stated as such. Facts are Facts. Learning the difference between the two is important to having a reasoned debate.

    • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 1:57 pm

      Did that mean to read ‘pony’ rule?

      • Bardamu 05/08/2018 at 2:04 pm

        Every man to a pony.
        Strictly no petting

    • Freund or Foe 05/08/2018 at 2:07 pm

      It must be hard being on here if your general feeling about the way the club is run differs so much from the general consensus. It probably feels like your opinions are not taken seriously, and you are on your own against a tide of arguments against you. That’s a hard one to solve. Maybe as the blog grows, there will be more balance. I hope so. Then maybe challenges to opinions would be seen as debate, rather than shooting down.

      • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 2:23 pm

        It’s one of those innit, he’s not the messiah & he’s not the devil incarnate. There will be those in favour and those against. With so many on one side at the mo, maybe be a little mindful of those on the other?

        • Freund or Foe 05/08/2018 at 2:28 pm

          Maybe that’s a good way to look at it G. We’re all pretty used to defending our positions quite voraciously. I haven’t seen much on here, if anything that goes over the top, but maybe more consideration should be made for those who are currently in a minority.

          • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 2:42 pm

            That’s it in a nutshell, don’t wanna see the masses scaring people off just cause they anti Levy was all!

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 05/08/2018 at 2:16 pm

      Personally my only slight concern is that the pendulum swings too far tother way. By that I mean that having been consumed by the avalanche of hatred and irrationality on the other blog the danger is that I might give levy a let off if he’s done something wrong. Its a tricky balance to try not to let emotion cloud your judgement but I try to look at the big picture ie where we are, what we’re doing overall to try and keep some context if a particular action or inaction by levy or poch riles me. I know I don’t always succeed but thems my rules.

      • Caspurs 05/08/2018 at 2:42 pm

        Indeed r’Andy, there are many questions I would like to know the answer too, but as mere supporters we are never privy to all the facts. Am I happy with this summers transfer business as it stands? No. Do I know what the reasons behind our inactivity are, of course not, and likely to never know. This vacuum of information leaves people searching, and sometimes clutching at straws as to why the club aren’t meeting peoples expectations. I can understand why flippant comments are bandied around, to a greater or lesser extent we all invest emotionally in our team, otherwise what’s the point in following a football club? For me it’s a case of trying to understand the bigger picture before reaching a conclusion. So as it stands I find myself neither pro, nor anti Levy, he seems to frustrate and do well in equal measure.

        • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 05/08/2018 at 2:53 pm

          I think we’re of like mind, sorry Cas. I do also think that the tinternet allows peeps to voice their innermost fears which can be for the good but sometimes for the bad. I’d suggest the guy who talked about a 61st minute walk out at Fulham is either a gooner or needs to ban himself from using it.

          • Caspurs 05/08/2018 at 3:05 pm

            Very true, I think people forget when using t’interweb that they are communicating with the outside world. It creates a sense of anonymity where people are more likely to respond emotively, something I doubt would happen if engaged in a face to face conversation.

            • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 05/08/2018 at 3:07 pm

              100%

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 05/08/2018 at 2:29 pm

      Negativity can be chronic and it can be constructive and anywhere in between.So if we get the conversation going we can fight for the reason of it. If that person just has a negative view and that carries on then its best they look at themselves.Most of us knows what reason it and even if youve had a bad day or that poster has had a bad day or that team has had a bad day usually it would come down to reality and conversations can continue etc.
      When we win…the mood is better…when we lose the mood is worse…its the nature of the beast but keeping reason at the forefront always makes sense

      • HD 🇺🇸 05/08/2018 at 2:32 pm

        Then there is this; I am turning 69 years old today and I feel fortunate to have made it this far, so looking ahead, however far that may be, is only a good thing.

        • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 2:35 pm

          Happy 69 HD!!

        • Caspurs 05/08/2018 at 2:46 pm

          69! Congrats HD, hope you have a great day.

        • Freund or Foe 05/08/2018 at 2:52 pm

          Happy birthday big Dawg! Hope
          you have a great day full of family and beer 👍👍👍👍

        • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 05/08/2018 at 2:59 pm

          Have a great one HD! 🎂 🎂 🎂

        • ronwol196061 05/08/2018 at 3:06 pm

          HD how long does it take you to turn 69?
          It took me about a minute!

          Have a good one HD.. Enjoy the youf of it… Been there done that’s its not so bad. I’m not getting richer but I am getting enriched as time goes on.

          ALL th Best Mate.

          Seniors tickets at the Lane!!!

          • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 05/08/2018 at 3:15 pm

            Having had the opportunity to meet the big guy I’m astonished he’s 69. I thought he was much older! Nah, genuinely would have knocked about about 10 years off that number. You’re wearing very well HD.

        • Bardamu 05/08/2018 at 3:09 pm

          Happy birthday, HD!
          Hope you have a classic birthday with the family 🍻

        • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 3:47 pm

          Happy birthday HD! Another Leo.

        • Northern Spur 05/08/2018 at 4:05 pm

          HB2U!!

        • Bruxie ⌛ 05/08/2018 at 4:41 pm

          Happy Birthday!

        • Spursy 05/08/2018 at 11:45 pm

          Happy Birthday, Horny!
          Hope it’s a classic day x

  • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 2:55 pm

    ‘Horny Deee e Horny Dee e , Horny Horny Horny D’ (WHL chant) Happy Birfday to the main man HD. What a number, it’s magic number. All The best health , fortune and fun and luck for this year brother. Cheers
    🍺⚽️

  • Sexy Beast 05/08/2018 at 3:32 pm

    HD
    Then there is this; I am turning 69 years old today and I feel fortunate to have made it this far, so looking ahead, however far that may be, is only a good thing.

    69 Sexy Beast’s favourite number 😂
    Many many happy returns HD
    Have a great day

  • 61SpursNut 05/08/2018 at 3:32 pm

    happy birtHDay to youuuuuuuuuu!

  • Sexy Beast 05/08/2018 at 3:33 pm

    Just seen a report on News Now that Jose is prepared to to the deal with Martial coming to Spurs!
    I’d link it but on my cellphone

  • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 3:49 pm

    Everything appears to be highly fluid.

  • ronwol196061 05/08/2018 at 3:53 pm

    I like Nkoudoo
    If Martial comes we need to sell someone
    I think Son or Lamela maybe we can get some money for

    Amos from what I saw I think for a player fighting to get into our first team didn’t look too good.

    • Caspurs 05/08/2018 at 3:55 pm

      Simple, sell Nkoudoo.

      • ronwol196061 05/08/2018 at 4:02 pm

        He wouldn’t bring much in
        He is worth keeping this season

        • 61SpursNut 05/08/2018 at 4:08 pm

          As are Son and Lamela.

          • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 4:27 pm

            Lamela just signed contract extension, going nowhere!

            • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 4:32 pm

              Doesn’t mean they can’t be sold. Just ensures a high price with a long contract.

              • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 4:35 pm

                Thanks for the egg, I’ll suck it a bit later 😉

            • 61SpursNut 05/08/2018 at 4:33 pm

              As did Son.

    • Sexy Beast 05/08/2018 at 4:11 pm

      Sell Sonny? Send him the men in white coats 🧥😂

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 05/08/2018 at 4:12 pm

        So buy Marshall and sell players that are worth 2 mil thats good business
        WE need a CM more than anything but if you think that stocking up on forwards is the asnwer then go ahead,buy wholesale

        • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 05/08/2018 at 4:13 pm

          Marshalll

          • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 4:25 pm

            Mask?

        • Caspurs 05/08/2018 at 4:16 pm

          You are assuming Spurs are a cashed strapped club.

          • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 05/08/2018 at 4:16 pm

            a conservative club

            • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 4:29 pm

              A prudent chairman.

          • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 05/08/2018 at 4:17 pm

            and dont assume me on anything I didnt say please

  • HD 🇺🇸 05/08/2018 at 4:16 pm

    You all are the best. Thanks from this Yankee fossil!

    • 61SpursNut 05/08/2018 at 4:16 pm

      Are you stoned again?

      • HD 🇺🇸 05/08/2018 at 4:34 pm

        No, Fofty sent me some birthday glue. 😆

    • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 4:56 pm

      Yankee Doodle went to town
      A-riding on a pony,
      Stuck a feather in his cap
      The crowd screamed ‘here comes Horny’
      [Chorus]
      Yankee Doodle keep it up,
      Yankee Doodle dandy,
      Mind the music and the step,
      And with the girls be handy.

      • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 4:59 pm

        • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 5:01 pm

          Hahaha that’s funny – a little creepy too 🤣

          • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 5:02 pm

            Gary Mabbutt ?

        • UnkleTaff 05/08/2018 at 5:14 pm

          I’m guessing that gif is taken from Public Enemy … it doesn’t give off much of a Yankee Doodle Dandy vibe to me.

    • TCY 05/08/2018 at 6:13 pm

      Horny, Happy BDay. I think I can remember back that far—I was born in ‘44, and am five almost full years ahead of you.

      While girls have not given me a glance in many years, at this point middle aged women are not afraid to give a kindly old gent the time of day or directions to the loo. They know they can out run me or karate chop me to the pavement should any funny business, if remembered be attempted.

      So have a great day and reflect that you still have a whole year until you get into a really serious decade.

      Two guys I know, one a golfing bud, the other a business acquaintance checked out without prior notice this week.

      Enjoy it all while you can.

      Your pal, the ancient of days, TCY

  • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 4:34 pm

    I’m starting to get excited about the new season now!!! 7 days to ko & our first game is lunch time live on sky, lovely stuff..

    • 61SpursNut 05/08/2018 at 4:37 pm

      If you wait 7 days you’ll miss it. You have not been charged for this service.

      • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 5:00 pm

        ok ok, 6.5

        • 61SpursNut 05/08/2018 at 5:01 pm

          Do you need a clue? :p

          • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 5:06 pm

            6 days?! Come on Lionel, is it a book or a film?!!

            • 61SpursNut 05/08/2018 at 5:10 pm

              Saturday 11th August at 12:30.

  • UnkleTaff 05/08/2018 at 4:40 pm

    By all accounts Chelsea are being thoroughly outclassed by City at Wembley.

    That’s a shame.

    • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 5:00 pm

      Who gives a s**t.

      • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 5:02 pm

        I should refrain that comment. I hadn’t even remembered it was happening. Therefore I don’t give a

        • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 5:03 pm

          *rephrase

          • UnkleTaff 05/08/2018 at 5:07 pm

            Bet you wish you’d never started this now.

            🙂

            • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 5:16 pm

              It wasn’t worth it was it? 😢

              • 61SpursNut 05/08/2018 at 5:17 pm

                Who gives a s**t?

  • Bruxie ⌛ 05/08/2018 at 4:45 pm

    Chelsea need some bonding. No teamwork

  • Bruxie ⌛ 05/08/2018 at 4:47 pm

    Scum fans going home.
    Ha!

    • Sexy Beast 05/08/2018 at 4:53 pm

      Cherio cherio 👋👋😂

      • Bruxie ⌛ 05/08/2018 at 4:58 pm

        Fire drill!

  • Sexy Beast 05/08/2018 at 4:59 pm

    ronwol196061
    I like Nkoudoo
    If Martial comes we need to sell someone
    I think Son or Lamela maybe we can get some money for
    Amos from what I saw I think for a player fighting to get into our first team didn’t look too good.

    I like No’Cludo?
    You on the moonshine again Ronnie? 😂

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 05/08/2018 at 5:32 pm

      I like NKoudoo,he has pace and would be a good bench player and maybe learn more. He is talented,not like a Moura of course but not bad.
      He didnt seem bad in this Girona game where we looked mostly like crap and he has put some positive performances in

  • Bruxie ⌛ 05/08/2018 at 5:00 pm

    Leeds are on the up. With Poch’s mentor in charge…

    • UnkleTaff 05/08/2018 at 5:07 pm

      I’d be more than happy to see a couple of our young charges go there on loan.

      • Bruxie ⌛ 05/08/2018 at 5:12 pm

        Yurp!

      • Bruxie ⌛ 05/08/2018 at 5:16 pm

        Good crowd too. Used to go when I lived there for 14yrs in the 70s/80s. Super Leeds era.
        Had to sit on my hands when Spurs came to town.

        • Caspurs 05/08/2018 at 5:18 pm

          How long before Bielsa..

  • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 5:09 pm

    Skysports now reporting Man U going for MaGuire, how many cb’s they need?? No crappy radio or walky talkie jokes!!

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 05/08/2018 at 5:29 pm

      In the world of brinkmanship its possible we are negotiating with United over Toby but we were inquiring meanwhile abour Maguire. United step in to that one as a power play where we are holding on to a player that wants to leave and they are pushing on the Maguire situation.
      Its interesting Chess. probably not true but a clever strategy for them if true to save maybe a few million

      • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 5:32 pm

        Not putting all your eggs in one basket.

        • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 05/08/2018 at 5:34 pm

          That but also if we were interested in spending the Toby money on Maguire it really would make us not push for the extra price for Toby

          • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 5:50 pm

            I couldn’t see MaGuire wanting to join us.

            • ronwol196061 05/08/2018 at 6:03 pm

              Why not?

              • UnkleTaff 05/08/2018 at 6:10 pm

                Wot he said.

                Mourinho might not be around for very much longer and a new coach might have different ideas about how he wants to defend.

                Pochettino, on the other hand, clearly ain’t going anywhere and has a proven track record in getting players to play to their full potential (and often beyond). Wages aren’t so much of an issue either these days.

                Added to which we’re CL regulars now and we’re not a million miles away from realistically being able to seriously challenge for that title.

                I’d have thought we’d be an ideal club for any player to join (so long as they don’t have ambitions on being our main striker, that is).

                • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 6:23 pm

                  That’s exactly my point, MaGuire ain’t gonna join us to sit on the bench behind Jan & Davinson now is he?? We’re not reverting to three at the back anytime soon either.

                  • UnkleTaff 05/08/2018 at 6:30 pm

                    Two things. One, why aren’t we about to revert to a back three?

                    And two, how old is Jan Vertonghen? I love him to bits but ain’t likely to be with us for very much longer.

  • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 5:11 pm

    Depending on what you read, Spurs are either:

    A) trying their hardest to secure Zaha
    B) giving up on trying to sign Zaha
    C) have never even enquired about Zaha this summer.

    The conclusion I draw is that journalists are using one of these to write their stories:

    • Northern Spur 05/08/2018 at 5:25 pm

      What are those things called? I’ve often wondered!

      • Caspurs 05/08/2018 at 5:26 pm

        Hands?

        • Northern Spur 05/08/2018 at 5:27 pm

          Cheers, Cas! Mystery finally solved!!

          • Caspurs 05/08/2018 at 5:28 pm

            I’m always there to lend a helping hand. :p

      • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 5:27 pm

        I found them after googling ‘origami fortune tellers’.

        • Northern Spur 05/08/2018 at 5:29 pm

          Sorry, I’m sticking with Cas. Nice try, though!

  • Bruxie ⌛ 05/08/2018 at 5:19 pm

    What is butland doing? Championship?

    • 61SpursNut 05/08/2018 at 5:20 pm

      He got relegated, therefore he’s sh*t.

      • Bruxie ⌛ 05/08/2018 at 5:26 pm

        He was for the second goal!

        • Caspurs 05/08/2018 at 5:34 pm

          Relegated?!

          • Bruxie ⌛ 05/08/2018 at 5:38 pm

            You won’t get me to say “sh×t.

            • UnkleTaff 05/08/2018 at 5:40 pm

              Would Chelsea take a look at him if they lose Courtois, I wonder?

              • Bruxie ⌛ 05/08/2018 at 5:41 pm

                Nope. Not on this showing.

  • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 5:43 pm

    Just four short days left. I know you don’t need reminding Daniel, so here’s a reminder.

    • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 5:44 pm

      I’m sure he’s an avid reader of this here place.

      XXXXXXXXXXX 💏

      • stevo1987 05/08/2018 at 5:46 pm

        No, he prefers the other place. More supportive.

        • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 5:49 pm

          “I wonder what the fans are saying. I’ll just click on this random site…
          My eyes, my eyes!!!!”

  • TCY 05/08/2018 at 6:15 pm

    Horny, Happy BDay. I think I can remember back that far—I was born in ‘44, and am five almost full years ahead of you.

    While girls have not given me a glance in many years, at this point middle aged women are not afraid to give a kindly old gent the time of day or directions to the loo. They know they can out run me or karate chop me to the pavement should any funny business, if remembered be attempted.

    So have a great day and reflect that you still have a whole year until you get into a really serious decade.

    Two guys I know, one a golfing bud, the other a business acquaintance checked out without prior notice this week.

    Enjoy it all while you can.

    Your pal, the ancient of days, TCY

    • Bruxie ⌛ 05/08/2018 at 6:39 pm

      Cheers TCY. A cheery message there for all us sixty-odds.

    • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 7:02 pm

      This birthday greeting was not brought to you by Hallmarks cards.

      • stevo1987 05/08/2018 at 7:03 pm

        You are only a baby compared …..

    • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 7:04 pm

      I’m sure there are lots of girls looking at you, Cincy. They just want to see the colour or your money before they’ll talk to you.

    • TCY 05/08/2018 at 7:52 pm

      My God! I must have forgotten my meds this morning. Sorry to visit such on this sunny group. From what the CBS announcers are saying sotto voce it appears that Tiger’s back is betraying him once again. Second double bogey of a poor round. Few of us have had to contend with our best being behind us at 42.

      • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 8:17 pm

        Gah! More bad news. Will it never stop!

        • TCY 05/08/2018 at 8:20 pm

          Can’t seem to help myself. How’s this—McIlroy playing well and only 3 back.

  • stevo1987 05/08/2018 at 6:58 pm

    Nice one. I feel like a teenager after reading that.

  • Bruxie ⌛ 05/08/2018 at 7:08 pm

    ODM on tbh!
    He’s back!
    Recruited or giving balance?

    • stevo1987 05/08/2018 at 7:12 pm

      Yeah, I saw that. Maybe someone is fed up making fake posters.

      • Bruxie ⌛ 05/08/2018 at 7:20 pm

        He gets away with criticism….where others do not!

        • TCY 05/08/2018 at 7:45 pm

          TBH needs ODM more than ODM needs him. Hence the inability to shut up and leave this place alone. He’s always regarded us as dogs to be kicked when he’s down. When we bark back he can’t take it. Classic insecurity of the schoolyard bully.

  • stevo1987 05/08/2018 at 7:13 pm

    Why is Dilly still on there?

    • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 7:38 pm

      The ‘Les’ character writing there reminds me a bit of Davspur.

      • stevo1987 05/08/2018 at 7:43 pm

        haha Davspur was a genius….

    • TCY 05/08/2018 at 8:03 pm

      My guess is he doesn’t realize anyone has left.

    • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 8:32 pm

      Fat Bertha

      He knows about this blog. He and Poxy were invited to hang out here, an invitation that they politely declined. Something they were both entitled to do. I, for one, wish them all the best.
      I know that doesn’t answer your question.

      • stevo1987 05/08/2018 at 8:42 pm

        Big fish in a small pond.

        • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 8:49 pm

          Hmmm. Little fish in stagnant pond. Ne’er mind, eh?

      • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 9:03 pm

        Dilly expressed his loyalty to T** **Y for reasons unfathomable to me.

        • 61SpursNut 05/08/2018 at 9:19 pm

          Curiouser and curiouser.

          • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 9:23 pm

            Just before I ceased posting over there Dilly had a run in with Still Nil Nil and the end result was they both professed their loyalty. Dilly spoke for Poxy too. Seemed rather odd at the time. Shades of ‘I’m more loyal than you’ going on.

            • 61SpursNut 05/08/2018 at 9:25 pm

              Nilly still feels the need to pick on Dilly’s inanity. I think it’s nickname envy.

              • Caspurs 05/08/2018 at 9:34 pm

                To be fair, if Dilly were here, I’d probably react to his inanity as well.

  • stevo1987 05/08/2018 at 7:20 pm

    Anyway, I can’t say I’m too concerned about Toby but I’d rather he didn’t go to Mr Misery-guts mob. He didn’t play much last season and the boy Sanchez will, hopefully, be even better this season. Also, I think Jan is an improving player regardless of his age. A shame he is not our captain in a way. Oops, football comment….

  • stevo1987 05/08/2018 at 7:22 pm

    A couple of attack dogs turned up on the other site.

  • stevo1987 05/08/2018 at 7:35 pm

    Cool, I used to clear party’s like this when I was a youngster. Still got it!

  • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 7:51 pm

    OneDaveMackay posted over there. Two cryptic comments. I think they flew over their heads?

    • Bruxie ⌛ 05/08/2018 at 7:56 pm

      Well and truly!
      Too subtle for turkeys moaning about Christmas being cancelled!

    • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 8:19 pm

      *Turkeys can’t fly

      • Freund or Foe 05/08/2018 at 8:57 pm

        Livestock laws at customs are pretty strict.

      • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 9:27 pm

        Maybe with appropriate assistance?

  • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 9:13 pm

    UnkleTaff
    Two things. One, why aren’t we about to revert to a back three?
    And two, how old is Jan Vertonghen? I love him to bits but ain’t likely to be with us for very much longer.

    Jan’s got two seasons at least I recon, & with the number of dm’s, am’s & Kane, just don’t see us reverting back, just my take.

    • stevo1987 05/08/2018 at 9:16 pm

      Jan has got loads left and he is actually enjoying his football this us now. He went through a real ropey period but that has passed.

      • stevo1987 05/08/2018 at 9:16 pm

        Usual top typing from me.

        • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 9:49 pm

          It’s that 6th finger!

  • Sexy Beast 05/08/2018 at 9:20 pm

    The big reveal = A storm in a tea cup!

    Sly August 5, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    Lol, I love this blog. It’s hilarious. It’s like ArsenalFanTV, for Spurs. 😛

    Made me chuckle!

    • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 9:25 pm

      Yes, more irony beyond the wit of their current crop I’d suggest.

    • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 9:34 pm

      Funniest part of the big damp squib was RF’s & Spurt’s ineptitude in the basics of twatter, not that I even know how to twit! What a load of total bollox from H.

      • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 9:39 pm

        The Chuckle brother is dead: Long live the Chuckle Brothers!

        • stevo1987 05/08/2018 at 9:42 pm

          It’s not funny mate….. he was a legend.

          • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 9:47 pm

            To you?

            • stevo1987 05/08/2018 at 9:50 pm

              Laurel and Hardy, Morecambe and Wise, The Two Ronnies and The Chuckle Brothers. Comedy legends.

            • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 10:26 pm

              To me, to you, to me…

          • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 9:50 pm

            That joke was a tribute.

            • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 9:51 pm

              From you, to him?

              • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 10:23 pm

                👍🏻

  • stevo1987 05/08/2018 at 9:39 pm

    I guess most have seen this but…… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ttNzEw_Bmg

    • McG ⚽⚽ 05/08/2018 at 9:41 pm

      It’s a thing of beauty, looks a beast at the same time!

      • Sexy Beast 05/08/2018 at 9:53 pm

        Easy!

    • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 9:48 pm

      What was the test eveng? A JCB Derby? Looks amazing though. Magnificent.

      • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 9:49 pm

        *event

  • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 10:27 pm

    What Big Reveal? Did I blink and miss it?

    • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 10:28 pm

      His pants have been pulled down

      • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 10:37 pm

        The boys of course

    • 61SpursNut 05/08/2018 at 10:29 pm

      Nobody’s blinkin missed it as it ain’t ‘appened yet.

    • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 10:59 pm

      Do you recieve emails at the the email address you use on this blog?

      • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 11:01 pm

        Yes sir. This one is a real email address.

      • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 11:16 pm

        Just logged in. I spy some emails…

        • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 11:31 pm

          Gordon Bennett, I am so thankful I never got onto Twitter. It seems to be as much fun as shoving two starving ferrets down your trousers.

          • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 11:34 pm

            Indeed.

            • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 11:41 pm

              TBH judges other people by his own behaviour, or so it appears. Therefore he perceives from others the kind of malevolence he dishes out, even though it was an oversight as you explained.

              • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 11:42 pm

                Read all this evening 🤟totes agreements

  • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 10:28 pm

    Anyone hear any of James Whale. Started listening to him way back in prison (when I was 20). He was edgy, reminds me of someone else we all know. He used to tell everyone how he doesn’t pay for his tv licence and neither should anyone else. He would say ‘just don’t let them in’ . I recall him once having live callers from Prison and some chap who was in for attempted murder, Whaley’s told him he would have given him longer for not doing the job properly. He’s now stepped over the line and was laughing at a lady explaining her rape (orally) which was very difficult to listen too. What happened to this guy ?

    • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 10:29 pm

      He was an annoying knob years ago who made Jonathan Ross seem shy and well informed.

  • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 10:32 pm

    I liked JR too, James o’Brian on LBC I find a pompous knob.

  • ronwol196061 05/08/2018 at 10:49 pm

    Our Great Defence at the battle of Girona

    [IMG][/IMG]

    • ronwol196061 05/08/2018 at 10:56 pm

      Then the cavalry showed up

      [IMG][/IMG]

  • ronwol196061 05/08/2018 at 11:06 pm

    I do believe in some kind of marking. I know one can have jet lag and one can be relatively young and maybe not so much experience but in my estimation once you get to about say 9 or 10 years old you should really get the hang of what it means to mark.

    • ronwol196061 05/08/2018 at 11:09 pm

      A good buddy of mine has shown me how to do this. I will be pointing out some of these things in the future using a power point presentation .

      Next week:
      High lines and High times

      • Sniper 05/08/2018 at 11:12 pm

        They coach them in zonal marking, man to man marking, combinations of the two. Some of these players are just too thick and get fixated on looking at the ball instead of the opponents and open spaces!

        • ronwol196061 05/08/2018 at 11:17 pm

          There is no man marking here but as I said before the ball hot the post first and bounced right but when the guy got it on the right they all watched the ball

    • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 11:10 pm

      I think Vorm is in a pretty bad position.

      • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 11:13 pm

        It’s easier to run forwards than back no

        • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 11:13 pm

          Hugo wouldnt have that, at least get beaten on the near post

      • Sniper 05/08/2018 at 11:14 pm

        Davies is a FAIL. Vorm in the right spot IF he can rely on his centre halfs.

        • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 11:22 pm

          You can see Vorms position is pants. He can’t rely on the ball going to the back post. He mad 2 super saves getting down and palming away but this one wasn’t the one that came off the post. His positioning was to blame. Has he been more central he would have cleared it himself or been able to to get down

          • ronwol196061 05/08/2018 at 11:23 pm

            This was the one that came off the post

          • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 11:23 pm

            *not going to the back post …ya get me

          • ronwol196061 05/08/2018 at 11:23 pm

            I took it from the recording

          • ronwol196061 05/08/2018 at 11:35 pm

            Right after this

            [IMG][/IMG]

            • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 11:37 pm

              He’s blood out of position 😜

              • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 11:38 pm

                Bloody…look at the number 2. Who’s threatening the near post. Easy for me to say.

                • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 11:39 pm

                  It’s not Davies’ fault neever

              • ronwol196061 05/08/2018 at 11:42 pm

                This one…

                [IMG][/IMG]

                • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 11:43 pm

                  Step back Vormeister.

                  • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 11:45 pm

                    Who’s to blame Ronnie ? If it want a friendly which we were taking it easy and jet lagged

                    • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 11:46 pm

                      I still think the cross you showed in the first piccie was from the first goal which didn’t hit the post (I fink )

                    • ronwol196061 05/08/2018 at 11:46 pm

                      Thatstruetoo

                    • ronwol196061 05/08/2018 at 11:47 pm

                      All these pics from the first goal

                    • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 11:48 pm

                      Ok I must look into this …

                    • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 11:51 pm

                      Yes you’re right Mr Ronnie , apologies for doubting you . I should know better 🙌

                    • ronwol196061 05/08/2018 at 11:51 pm

                      Look at http://www.fullmatches and something
                      You’ll get in on google

                    • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 11:51 pm

                      Still vorms fault !!

                    • ronwol196061 05/08/2018 at 11:52 pm

                      Full matches and shows its called

                    • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 11:52 pm

                      😘

                    • ronwol196061 05/08/2018 at 11:53 pm

                      The Vorm didn’t Turn

                    • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 11:55 pm

                      If he had seen the position of the number 2 he should have stepped back but I appreciate he didn’t know what’s around him, the balls moving quick. He should have got up and backed up a bit. No worries he’ll do that next time rounds

                    • ronwol196061 05/08/2018 at 11:56 pm

                      Ok he was still vorming up?

                    • ronwol196061 05/08/2018 at 11:58 pm

                      What about the jet lagged defenders?

                      I think they had all taken fucking Melatonin and it really fucked them up

                    • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 12:00 am

                      Vorm a queue

                    • ronwol196061 06/08/2018 at 12:01 am

                      Vorm to Davies

                      “I Vormed you!!!”

                    • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 12:02 am

                      Such a Vorm welcome

                    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 06/08/2018 at 12:19 am

                      George Clooney in The Perfect Vorm

                    • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 2:18 am

                      It’s the calm before the Vorm

      • ronwol196061 05/08/2018 at 11:15 pm

        He was out of position only because the original ball hit the post and flied out to their right wing so he got up and there was no time to reset

        • ronwol196061 05/08/2018 at 11:16 pm

          The others though were ball watching the whole time

          • Chauvelin 06/08/2018 at 12:08 am

            That is a sin and one that you’d hope had been coached out in Academy Year One.

  • ronwol196061 05/08/2018 at 11:19 pm

    What do you think of buying MaGuire and putting Verts on the left?

    • Sexy Beast 05/08/2018 at 11:21 pm

      Did we strike oil at the Lane this afternoon? Lol

      • ronwol196061 05/08/2018 at 11:22 pm

        Little more than we’d get for Toby

        • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 11:34 pm

          If Tobes goes we need him/or similar. 3 at the back or rotation. I don’t think Dier wants to play there

        • Sexy Beast 05/08/2018 at 11:35 pm

          Levy pay £70m + for a centre half? Chances are slim to none and slim just left town!

  • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 11:36 pm

    He’ll be worth £120 next year under Poch

    • Fat Bertha 05/08/2018 at 11:40 pm

      I’ll take two at that price.

      • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 11:46 pm

        Me2

    • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 11:40 pm

      Minions

  • Sniper 05/08/2018 at 11:39 pm

    ronwol196061
    What do you think of buying MaGuire and putting Verts on the left?

    Verts would throw a sook like he did last time

    • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 11:52 pm

      Left of a back three operating with two wing backs yes. Maguire is no spring chicken though.

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 06/08/2018 at 12:14 am

        26 No?

        • Chauvelin 06/08/2018 at 12:18 am

          25 last March. A late bloomer.

  • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 11:54 pm

    I see Ronwol is developing a new game, Spot The Ball…s Up.

    • Chauvelin 05/08/2018 at 11:55 pm

      Put a cross where you think Vorm should have been standing.

      • ronwol196061 06/08/2018 at 12:00 am

        It was defender Mustard and Centre back Purple in the kitchen with ADHD

  • AntSpurs 05/08/2018 at 11:57 pm

    Haha who’s balls are on the line anyways

    • Chauvelin 06/08/2018 at 12:03 am

      Vorm just made the case for Gazzaniga being Lloris’s understudy.

      • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 12:05 am

        I think Vorm is still no2, he was taking it easy. Gazza looks great promise though

        • Chauvelin 06/08/2018 at 12:06 am

          I deliberately didn’t mention number 2’s because Phatty is lurking about.

          • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 12:07 am

            Twos twos

            • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 12:07 am

              Hehe old gangta sayings .

              • Chauvelin 06/08/2018 at 12:11 am

                I wouldn’t know about that sort of thing. Boy scouts, dib dib dib and church parade once a month.

              • Fat Bertha 06/08/2018 at 12:12 am

                Going on dark, star. Two twos, now! Don’t business.

                • Chauvelin 06/08/2018 at 12:26 am

                  Dark Star. Another sci fi cult film I must watch again.

                  • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 12:43 am

                    Yeah rood buoooys👍🏻

  • Chauvelin 06/08/2018 at 12:00 am

    Ere Ronwol, I dunno if it’s just that particular photo you’re using for your avatar, but was it you playing Sherlock’s older and smarter brother, Mycroft Holmes?

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 06/08/2018 at 12:14 am

      Thats not me come on man…well wait he looks a bit like me…er where did you get it from…who gave it to you???????
      Only my pubicist…er publican… has seen it

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 06/08/2018 at 12:16 am

      Look I do look like somewhere between this bloke and James Bond but closer to James Bond I thought

      • Chauvelin 06/08/2018 at 12:25 am

        David Niven or Rex Harrison? Or maybe Richard Harris is more your colouring?

  • Frontwheel 2 06/08/2018 at 12:15 am

    If we sell Toby to United and don’t get Martial,Levy has let us down.Not saying its going to happen but as far as I’m concerned it would be a spineless act,an embarrassment.Can’t wait fot this fucking transfer session to finish.

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 06/08/2018 at 12:16 am

      Dont panic Fronty Good News is only the way

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 06/08/2018 at 12:17 am

        Ant told me

        • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 12:29 am

          Hahahaa nice one Ron you’re not wRong. Just has some sausage and beans on toast , for such an easy meal, you can beat it. Even without the egg.

      • Frontwheel 2 06/08/2018 at 12:25 am

        Must admit to being a tad panicked,Trying not to be a Dillenberger,but expectations ain’t high.Hope I’m severely wrong.

    • Northern Spur 06/08/2018 at 12:22 am

      What if Martial has stated he doesn’t fancy going to N17? For one, I doubt we’d beat his current contract.

      • Frontwheel 2 06/08/2018 at 12:26 am

        Simple,don’t sell them Toby.

        • Chauvelin 06/08/2018 at 12:32 am

          My guess is that this transfer is far from settled. Toby might have agreed personal terms but that could help us get Martial. If Mourinho knows Toby is ready to sign, he can pressure his chief exec to green light the transfer of Martial, cos I reckon its the hierarchy who are blocking his move, not José.

        • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 12:34 am

          If we play 2 at the back there’s no rush. Maybe Foyth is ready anyways. Under the radar , even better. With the players we already have (who are pretty shit hot) they can get us trough to Jan anyways. What’s the rush. Maybe we have a few lined up anyways. If not we crack on. No departures is a busboy telling for me no one wants to leave. If they do theyre not to vocal. Something is coming which these lot would have an inkling . It’s really good news despite what happens this window. Still would be surprised if we have a big signing or 2 well under wraps. It’s all for the show. We know Levy loves it!!

          • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 12:36 am

            If we take Grealish , Martial and Zaha for example , they will be ready in Jan. We’re not that short

          • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 12:37 am

            *wouldnt be surprised 😮

            • Chauvelin 06/08/2018 at 12:40 am

              I’d be surprised if we land a big name. In addition, after all the narrative, not getting Grealish would be another disappointment, but the important thing is we keep the players Pochettino wants, and Toby isn’t one of them.

              • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 12:46 am

                I’m sure Tobes has burnt his bridges here

                • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 12:47 am

                  Sanchez is better , not just saying that

                  • Chauvelin 06/08/2018 at 12:50 am

                    He absolutely will be in two, three, four, five, six, and seven years time.

                    • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 12:54 am

                      Now. I’d rather lose Tobes than Jan. Jan is an effin monster. If you ask anyone at Spurs (not that I have) who is technically the best, it’s Jan or Dembele. Jan is my captain afte lr Lloris. My only concern has been would Jan want to go if Tobes does. I think they both need each other

                    • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 12:55 am

                      Sanchez and Verts 😘😘😘

                    • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 12:57 am

                      4 -1-4-1

                    • Chauvelin 06/08/2018 at 1:00 am

                      I’d make Jan team captain. He is a superb defender and no shirker. Give him the authority of the armband and he’ll kick arses. Lloris just doesn’t affect play or intervene; can you remember Hugo talking to the referee? Make him club captain, an honorary title.

                    • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 1:12 am

                      I’m not normally quick to talk about captains because I don’t know them. Hugo is a WC winning captain and for me that speaks volumes. It’s maybe a little about being a snitch , but a keeper does have a view close to. CV of the game which. CM doesn’t have. Sometimes as a Roy Keane etc he is the most influential player around the team which maybe Lloris is. Tactics come into play as well as respect, so I don’t know who is the right person , some lead my example as I felt was Gerrard. Maybe he was a link from the manager to the players. Jan has been in the past flaky , I don’t see that anymore. If we want a MF general it could be Dembele , Dier , or do we need to give it to HK to keep him, who knows. But technically and our best defender , as long as we don’t upset the team positivity is Verts for me. At one point Dier or Wanyama came close

                • Frontwheel 2 06/08/2018 at 12:56 am

                  Maybe so,but still no need to possibly strengthen united,time to stand up to the big boys and show our players who the boss is.

                  • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 12:58 am

                    Yeah for Martial, if they don’t wanna play ball, cause they want Tobes. Fuck em we’re ok

                    • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 12:59 am

                      Martial wants to leave, so does Tobes. Wait

      • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 12:39 am

        I think it’s 85k , also my bros who are Utd fanatics are really concerned about him leaving. They think he is a star in the right hands

        • Chauvelin 06/08/2018 at 12:41 am

          Which is less than we pay dear Sissoko.

          • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 12:45 am

            He will be smashing at our place. Him and Grealish will be great. Prepared to wait till Jan and I’m really impatient.

  • Frontwheel 2 06/08/2018 at 1:00 am

    night boys.some of us have a bank holiday tomorrow and a wife with a list of bleedin jobs to do.

    • Chauvelin 06/08/2018 at 1:01 am

      Party on dude!

    • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 1:03 am

      Laters Fronty’s 😘

  • Fatty B 06/08/2018 at 1:09 am

    merrance
    thouroghly enjoyeed the werds wot houndog rote uptop,he gets it alright.

    • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 1:56 am

      That’s beautiful on so manny levels

      • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 2:02 am

        He may not deserve it but please take it easy in the boy. I know you are 😘 you guys are legends 😎

        • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 2:02 am

          Braaaaaaaaaap

  • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 2:04 am

    Been reading, you have it nailed

  • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 2:21 am

    Is this I’m reading for realz. Takin my boy to this one, first game- is it a full house or some bollocks?

    • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 2:21 am

      Full ham gamez

      • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 2:23 am

        Ok I hear ya Andies, thanks for the Ed’s up. Great man you are z x

        • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 2:23 am

          I’ll try earlier 🙄

          • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 2:24 am

            No not that one this one 🙌

  • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 2:24 am

    Supposed to be did ones 🙄

    • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 2:26 am

      No it was this 👊

  • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 2:25 am

    Yep , I’m signing out before a rant 😘

  • AntSpurs 06/08/2018 at 2:27 am

    Night all …our time is nigh. 😘

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 06/08/2018 at 3:52 am

    God after ready some of this I could have easily mistook this place

  • Sniper 06/08/2018 at 5:40 am

    After ready?
    Is that like being past it?

  • 61SpursNut 06/08/2018 at 8:07 am

    merrance

    have I joined the banned of bruvvers

    Indubitably, and you are most welcome!

  • Bruxie ⌛ 06/08/2018 at 9:15 am

    Hull v A.Villa tonight.
    Interesting to see if Grealish plays.

    • 61SpursNut 06/08/2018 at 9:32 am

      Beeb
      “…Jack Grealish should play for Aston Villa despite being linked with a move to Tottenham.”

      SkySports:
      “Jack Grealish is still at Villa and should play, despite being linked with a move to Tottenham…”

      Who’s paraphrasing who?

      Me: “Grealish shouldn’t play as he’s nailed on for Spurs and Poch/Levy would be most displeased.”

      • Bruxie ⌛ 06/08/2018 at 10:21 am

        He might feign injury to reduce the price.
        Hmmmph.

        • 61SpursNut 06/08/2018 at 10:35 am

          Bruxie is smart.

  • Superspoz 🏆 06/08/2018 at 9:47 am

    Squeekus anus tempus.

    • 61SpursNut 06/08/2018 at 9:52 am

      To dump is to do-do.

    • Bruxie ⌛ 06/08/2018 at 9:59 am

      I’ve noticed the silence surrounding the Toby situation.
      Strikes me as strange that he is desperate to leave such a lovey-dovey atmosphere at the Lane and go to a club who don’t look particularly happy amongst themselves.
      I know it’s about the money. I’m not that naive…but we offered him more and it wasn’t enough.
      Tell me then, is the difference worth the upheaval and angst that follows a move?
      I don’t see him being one of the court jesters in the Spurs fold and honestly believe he is on the periphery of the big clique.
      Yes, he has a good working relationship with Verts but I haven’t heard words from others hoping that he stays.
      Maybe his form after injury was self imposed and he only gave as much as needed to secure his WC place? And everyone at the club knew it.
      Team spirit doesn’t seem to be suffering from all this.

      • GDawg 06/08/2018 at 10:01 am

        It’s not like they’re that much closer to winning pots than we are. It will be made even more uncertain if the boorish one quits on them

        • GDawg 06/08/2018 at 10:05 am

          I hope he stays the entire season but goes scorched earth on the squad early on, creating widespread disharmony and destroying team morale

          • Bruxie ⌛ 06/08/2018 at 10:10 am

            He’s already doing that.
            If he goes who do you think they’ll come for.
            There will be no dynasty under Jose – which is what the hierarchy expected.
            Pay of will be exorbitant and compo for a replacement, unless it’s ZZ, will be huge.
            ZZ in the background. Waiting.
            If not…Poch.

            • Bardamu 06/08/2018 at 10:11 am

              Poch will be high up on their list if he goes, yes.

            • UnkleTaff 06/08/2018 at 10:58 am

              They’ll probably try for Zidane first and when they fails they’ll turn to Giggs.

              As much as they might like Pochettino I don’t think there’s a cat in hell’s chance of it happening.

        • Bardamu 06/08/2018 at 10:10 am

          Gonna have to call you up on this one, GDawg – sorry.
          Utd won 2 trophies the season before last – the Ropey and the League Cup. Nothing last season but not too long ago…

          • GDawg 06/08/2018 at 10:11 am

            Bah, don’t spoil my narrative!!!!!

            • Bardamu 06/08/2018 at 10:52 am

              Ha, sorry G!

      • UnkleTaff 06/08/2018 at 10:52 am

        Word on the street (yeah, right … as if I’d know) is that Alderweireld was offered and accepted a £130k a week salary but then reneged on the deal (wanting parity with van Dijk instead).

        Pochettino didn’t take too kindly to this reversal and has pretty much given him the cold shoulder since.

        It’s all conjecture, I know, but it would explain a lot if it’s true.

        • HD 🇺🇸 06/08/2018 at 11:10 am

          I am guessing agent hanky panky that has backfired.

          • UnkleTaff 06/08/2018 at 11:20 am

            Harry is now having a pop at Levy for not shifting Alderweireld sooner, given how desperate he apparently is to leave…

            • Chauvelin 06/08/2018 at 11:21 am

              Doesn’t TBH realise how contradictory he is?

              • UnkleTaff 06/08/2018 at 11:37 am

                I think he knows. I just don’t think he gives a sh*t.

          • Fat Bertha 06/08/2018 at 11:55 am

            HD

            I am guessing agent hanky panky that has backfired.

            Agent Hanky-Panky? From ‘Carry On Spying ‘.

  • Bardamu 06/08/2018 at 9:55 am

    G’morgen, comrades.
    Wonder how Maurice Pocket is feeling with just a few days left.
    Can we get some business done?
    As if on cue, I see rumours now of Yanited and the Goons chasing Jerome Boateng.

    • Bruxie ⌛ 06/08/2018 at 10:03 am

      Manure manipulating the press again.
      Experts at smokescreening and stratagems are their modus operandi.

      • Bardamu 06/08/2018 at 10:06 am

        There’s some talk of Bayern offering up Boateng to United because they want Martial. And other talk that Boateng would be in addition to Toby. I don’t think much will happen for us. Strap in – could be a bumpy landing on Thursday evening.

        • GDawg 06/08/2018 at 10:10 am

          • Bruxie ⌛ 06/08/2018 at 10:12 am

            I hope nobody is flying soon.
            Horrible.

            • GDawg 06/08/2018 at 10:14 am

              It’s only a movie. I’m flying on Saturday

              • Bruxie ⌛ 06/08/2018 at 10:15 am

                Which one?

                • GDawg 06/08/2018 at 10:16 am

                  Dunno, I mean it ain’t real

                • Chauvelin 06/08/2018 at 10:50 am

                  I think it’s Final Destination Flight 180.

          • Fat Bertha 06/08/2018 at 12:01 pm

            Now *that’s* a bumpy landing.

        • Bruxie ⌛ 06/08/2018 at 10:31 am

          That could leave Smalling, Bailly and others scrambling for the exit door.

          • Chauvelin 06/08/2018 at 10:47 am

            Smalling is a prime example of a young very talented player recognised as having great potential at Fulham, who has hardly developed at United. They don’t coach skills in the first team at ManUre, Rashford and Martial should come to Spurs.

            • UnkleTaff 06/08/2018 at 10:53 am

              Smalling’s gone backwards ever since I included him in my one-and-only attempt at fantasy football.

              • Fat Bertha 06/08/2018 at 12:05 pm

                So that’s what did for him.

  • Hartley 06/08/2018 at 10:54 am

    Less than a week to go for the proper football and only 4 days left for the transfer window, I’ll hazard a guess that there’ll be a lot of bedwetting over there.

    • 61SpursNut 06/08/2018 at 10:58 am

      They’re all on at least their third matress each already.

    • Chauvelin 06/08/2018 at 11:05 am

      Just had a look and it’s a mixed bag this morning. Someone questioning why T** **Y bothers to call himself a Spurs supporter. I imagine a reply will be forthcoming.

      • 61SpursNut 06/08/2018 at 11:08 am

        A balanced and respectful reply no doubt.

        • UnkleTaff 06/08/2018 at 11:10 am

          …that makes some kind of reference to the poster’s sister.

        • Chauvelin 06/08/2018 at 11:16 am

          ‘TyredMan 🚯 August 6, 2018 at 11:01 am
          Don’t come here often do you.’

          • 61SpursNut 06/08/2018 at 11:17 am

            That must have been Cas.

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

              No comment.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 06/08/2018 at 11:49 am

      The neighbours in the flat below have already complained about stains on the ceiling.

  • Caspurs 06/08/2018 at 11:00 am

    Got up this morning to find two, yes two of my cars tyres flat, bugger! I’m now scratching my head wondering how to solve this little conundrum.

    • 61SpursNut 06/08/2018 at 11:02 am

      You can borrah some of this wot I ‘ad floatin’ arahnd. 💨

    • Chauvelin 06/08/2018 at 11:08 am

      Maybe if you pump them up they’ll deflate slowly enough to get to a garage?

      • Chauvelin 06/08/2018 at 11:09 am

        Other than that it’s waiting for one of those mobile tyre fitters.

      • Fat Bertha 06/08/2018 at 11:57 am

        AskJeeves are recruiting …

    • Northern Spur 06/08/2018 at 11:11 am

      Maybe you could look into starting a pneu Flat Tyre bloeug!

      • 61SpursNut 06/08/2018 at 11:12 am

        LoeuL!

    • Hartley 06/08/2018 at 11:18 am

      You sound somewhat deflated.

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 06/08/2018 at 11:57 am

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 06/08/2018 at 11:58 am

        Cas call AAA

  • UnkleTaff 06/08/2018 at 11:30 am

    Some of the comments made by Matthijs De Ligt make me think he’d be a perfect fit for us.

    https://www.football.london/tottenham-hotspur-fc/transfer-news/de-ligt-alderweireld-spurs-transfer-14993180

    “I think some players would be tempted when they get massive offers. But compared to ordinary people I think I earn a huge wage right now, anyway. My next step just has to be right for me when I look at the team and where and how I will live.”

    Sell Toby and get this kid in. That’d do for me.

  • 61SpursNut 06/08/2018 at 11:33 am

    T** **y is now attempting to redefine slavery so Toby qualifies.

    • Chauvelin 06/08/2018 at 12:53 pm

      He’s tried that one before.

  • Northern Spur 06/08/2018 at 12:02 pm

    Watching a re-run of Burnley vs Spurs (Dec ‘17) on BT Sport. One of our best performances of the season imo.

  • Fat Bertha 06/08/2018 at 12:04 pm

    61SpursNut

    merrance

    have I joined the banned of bruvvers

    Indubitably, and you are most welcome!

    Yes, you are very welcome merrance. May I call you merry?

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 06/08/2018 at 12:57 pm

      And a warm welcomerrance from me to.

  • Flat Oeuf 06/08/2018 at 12:04 pm

    New Nothing Bloeug:

    https://flatoeuf.com/nothing

  • Chauvelin 06/08/2018 at 12:57 pm

    61SpursNut
    T** **y is now attempting to redefine slavery so Toby qualifies.

    He was also complaining that Toby’s extension option was only one way, at the discretion of the club. Two things spring to mind.

    Firstly, Toby signed the contract, and presumably he and his agent read it beforehand, and took legal advice?
    Secondly, is anyone aware of ANY contract extensions which allowed the player to trigger it?

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