Inter away

I don’t do predictions.  I’ve got a weird *It’ll jinx us* thing if I say we’re going to win…and I can’t bring myself to say we’re going to lose, or even draw.

As per all my rantings about the Watford and Liverpool games, I just want to see us pick it up A LOT.  This possession-based filopastry is killing our attacking intent.  What I’m witnessing over and again is that when we have possession in our half or the first 10m of the oppo’s half, all our Full backs, AMs and Kaneinho are in position, waiting for the ball to come forward or wide.  I think we’re meant to play it into feet and then have runners going past the ball to receive a clever flick or one-two but, more often than not, there’s nobody running past and/or the flick gets cut out.

What I see other teams do is some slick inter-passing at pace…cutting through midfields and defences.  We’re like Subbuteo players in comparison.

So are we going to be experimental and have our way with Inter, or are they going to royally……it doesn’t bear thinking about.

Team to play Inter: Vorm, Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Lamela, Eriksen, Son, Kane

Subs: Gazzaniga, Rose, Walker-Peters, Wanyama, Winks, Lucas, Llorente

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
  • AntSpurs 18/09/2018 at 7:31 pm

    As soon as they get close they’re pressed out. They can keep it where they have it

  • Flat Oeuf 18/09/2018 at 7:34 pm

    That Politano is their Andros

  • Northern Spur 18/09/2018 at 7:35 pm

    Umtitti sent off. He misses the Wembley tie.

    • Flat Oeuf 18/09/2018 at 7:35 pm

      That’s handy

      • Bruxie 18/09/2018 at 7:36 pm

        I thought he was Inter’s goalie.

  • DAVID 18/09/2018 at 7:36 pm

    Giving the ball away again, taking Lamela off has reduced our goal threat and out ball.

    • merrance 18/09/2018 at 10:23 pm

      The rot started when tripps and toby were left behind. continued when we took our feet off the pedal by removing pamela and gained momentum when arry came off as now inter didnt have to mark him and could stream forward in droves I let our a groan of knowing that we had thrown it with the last sub, handed to them on a plate a great invitation for them to batter us.We changed the game for them. Poch has gone rogue.

  • DAVID 18/09/2018 at 7:37 pm

    That Moura is shit…

    • Flat Oeuf 18/09/2018 at 7:37 pm

      Love him

    • Bruxie 18/09/2018 at 7:37 pm

      Ffs

  • Frontwheel 2 18/09/2018 at 7:37 pm

    Joke

  • AntSpurs 18/09/2018 at 7:37 pm

    Shiiiiiir

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 18/09/2018 at 7:38 pm

    Stunned.

    • Flat Oeuf 18/09/2018 at 7:38 pm

      I’m honestly not

  • AntSpurs 18/09/2018 at 7:38 pm

    ttttt

  • 89Spurs 👁 18/09/2018 at 7:39 pm

    Now the commentator happy!

  • SeattleSpursGuy 18/09/2018 at 7:39 pm

    Jeez

  • AntSpurs 18/09/2018 at 7:40 pm

    Bang on Flats , I’m keepin me mouth shut Coopoooyyyssss

  • DAVID 18/09/2018 at 7:40 pm

    Been coming, we stopped attacking them . Unable to close a game out or manage it.

  • AntSpurs 18/09/2018 at 7:40 pm

    No poo COOOOOOYYYSSS.

  • McG ⚽⚽ 18/09/2018 at 7:40 pm

    Please keep bringing Winks on Poch, please…

  • Northern Spur 18/09/2018 at 7:41 pm

    4-0 Barça. Messi hat-trick.

    • DAVID 18/09/2018 at 7:43 pm

      I fear for us when we play them.

      • ronwol196061 18/09/2018 at 7:44 pm

        We are likely to smash them or not

    • ronwol196061 18/09/2018 at 7:43 pm

      It’s only Barca

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 18/09/2018 at 7:44 pm

    Deary me.

  • McG ⚽⚽ 18/09/2018 at 7:44 pm

    If Poch keeps playing Dier, Dembele & Winks in midfield together, might as well forget this season.

  • Frontwheel 2 18/09/2018 at 7:44 pm

    Night night

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 18/09/2018 at 7:44 pm

    I fear for this season, really.

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 18/09/2018 at 7:44 pm

    Totally stunned

  • DAVID 18/09/2018 at 7:45 pm

    Same old, same old. Game there for the taking and we throw it away.

  • SeattleSpursGuy 18/09/2018 at 7:45 pm

    I repeat, Jeez

  • Flat Oeuf 18/09/2018 at 7:46 pm

    When are we going to fucking learn?

  • UnkleTaff 18/09/2018 at 7:46 pm

    Hands up anyone who genuinely didn’t see that coming.

    • ronwol196061 18/09/2018 at 7:48 pm

      Let us know ahead Taff

  • HD 🇺🇸 18/09/2018 at 7:46 pm

    They have wanted it more, at least in the last ten minutes

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 18/09/2018 at 7:46 pm

    Just tasted a bit of sick in me mouth.

    • Fatty B 18/09/2018 at 7:47 pm

      Whose was it?

  • Fatty B 18/09/2018 at 7:46 pm

    Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

  • Chauvelin 18/09/2018 at 7:47 pm

    😣
    😣
    The cow watches the train and learns nothing.

    • Flat Oeuf 18/09/2018 at 7:48 pm

      This

  • McG ⚽⚽ 18/09/2018 at 7:48 pm

    Poch, what a wank substitution, Winks for Lamela & let’s invite them on to us. Sorry, but w*nker.

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 18/09/2018 at 7:48 pm

    Fookin disgrace.

  • Chauvelin 18/09/2018 at 7:48 pm

    I know lads, let’s take Lamela and Kane off and let Inter come right forward and have a storming finish.

  • DAVID 18/09/2018 at 7:48 pm

    Can’t defend corners, can’t defend a lead, taking Lamela off was a massive mistake.

    • Chauvelin 18/09/2018 at 7:50 pm

      Absolutely. I think I’ll write a letter to Pochettino and ask if he needs someome to
      POINT OUT THE BLEEDING OBVIOUS.

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 18/09/2018 at 7:50 pm

    Seems like we’ve gone back about 4 seasons.

  • Fatty B 18/09/2018 at 7:50 pm

    We got what we deserved. Inter aren’t great but they enjoyed playing in the CL tonight.

    • UnkleTaff 18/09/2018 at 7:52 pm

      They were gash. We’ve just lost to gash.

      Sickening.

      • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 18/09/2018 at 7:52 pm

        Gash lost to gash.

        • UnkleTaff 18/09/2018 at 7:54 pm

          Until they scored we actually looked pretty comfortable (and had a few chances to extend the lead). After they equalised it was only a matter of time before they got the winner.

    • McG ⚽⚽ 18/09/2018 at 7:53 pm

      Bollox we did! Poch got what he deserved for a negative wank substitution. Those three offered us fuck all on Saturday, why did that nob think things would be any different this time round?? Twat, we had that in the bag.

      • stevo1987 18/09/2018 at 7:55 pm

        Yep he’s a f’kin ijit!

  • Caspurs 18/09/2018 at 7:52 pm

    Yet again we snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Pfft!

  • Chauvelin 18/09/2018 at 7:52 pm

    Ragazzi, è il solo Tottenham…

    • Chauvelin 18/09/2018 at 7:54 pm

      Lads, it’s only Tottenham.

  • Bruxie 18/09/2018 at 7:53 pm

    Three defensive midfielders don’t work. I said it on the last blog and I’ll be boring you all to death forever.
    Kane would have got that corner from which they scored.

    • Chauvelin 18/09/2018 at 7:56 pm

      You wuz right Bruxie.

      Quite clearly Spurs can’t shut up shop and not going forwards for 94 minutes may have cost us CL knock out stsge qualification.

      • Bruxie 18/09/2018 at 8:01 pm

        Thank you.
        You disagreed earlier…but I forgive you!
        I’m so f+++ing annoyed. He’s got coaching quals…I haven’t.
        But we can all see it!

        • Chauvelin 18/09/2018 at 8:03 pm

          We were 4-2-3-1 and ended up 5-3-1-1.

          What the hell is that, a gift for the opponent? Come and have a go at us.

  • AntSpurs 18/09/2018 at 7:53 pm

    Far from culo

  • cavey 18/09/2018 at 7:53 pm

    The substitutions did it. Poch has lost it completely tonight with his substitutions.

    • stevo1987 18/09/2018 at 7:55 pm

      Yes. Trying to be too clever.

  • TCY 18/09/2018 at 7:53 pm

    Just askin’. When did we last lose three in a row?

  • stevo1987 18/09/2018 at 7:54 pm

    I’m sorry but Poch is such a twat now. Decide on your best team and play that. Stop worrying about the opposition all the time. Stop trying to be clever and trying to out think them.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 18/09/2018 at 7:54 pm

      Not sure he knows what his best team is atm.

      • Chauvelin 18/09/2018 at 7:57 pm

        Well tonight it was on the pitch until he took off Lamela and Kane. Replacing them with Winks and Rose? WTF?

      • stevo1987 18/09/2018 at 7:57 pm

        Correct, but he should. He doesn’t because he keeps chopping and changing depending on who we are playing. He should be more concerned about how we play not the opponent.

        • Chauvelin 18/09/2018 at 8:00 pm

          Down to you Mr Manager.

    • McG ⚽⚽ 18/09/2018 at 7:55 pm

      Fucking w*nk mate, we had that in the bag til Pochetwatto meddled.

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 18/09/2018 at 7:56 pm

    It’s not a crisis but Poch needs to earn his corn now. First time he’s been under any real pressure.

    • Flat Oeuf 18/09/2018 at 7:58 pm

      Yup, was thinking that it could turn into a dodgy patch after Sunday

  • Caspurs 18/09/2018 at 7:56 pm

    Winks for Lamela at a time when we could have sealed the win, yet Poch brings on an out of form Winks and we barely threatened afterwards. Poch needs to consider his role in tonights result, rather than worry about cows watching trains.

    • Chauvelin 18/09/2018 at 7:59 pm

      Tonight Poch showed us he is an effing Guernsey milker.

      • stevo1987 18/09/2018 at 8:01 pm

        I’d take Hoddle back as manger with this bunch of players. Poch has it on a plate and he’s f#king it right up.

    • stevo1987 18/09/2018 at 7:59 pm

      You are right. Poch lost is this game.

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 18/09/2018 at 8:00 pm

    I’m gonna do some fakky ironing to cheer meself up.

    • Fatty B 18/09/2018 at 8:11 pm

      Iron hoofing?

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 18/09/2018 at 8:00 pm

    Who we got next?

    • Caspurs 18/09/2018 at 8:01 pm

      Duzzit matter?

    • Chauvelin 18/09/2018 at 8:01 pm

      Chris Hughton’s plucky Brighton. He won’t miss out on giving it a right go.

      • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 18/09/2018 at 8:02 pm

        Oh dear. 😔

  • Flat Oeuf 18/09/2018 at 8:02 pm

    That’s the second Italian team that have done that to us in the CL, two games in a row. Talk about cows watching trains.

    • SeattleSpursGuy 18/09/2018 at 8:06 pm

      I heard we’re changing the club badge to a Guernsey on a football

      • Chauvelin 18/09/2018 at 8:08 pm

        🐄

  • SeattleSpursGuy 18/09/2018 at 8:02 pm

    OK, so the way the club was spinning our buying no one in the summer was we had the advantage of having a settled squad of players that Poch trusts, all of whom know their job in the team.

    Does it look like it? It looks very much like Poch doesn’t know his best XI, or the best tactics for them. And there have been way too many sub-par individual performances.

    Maybe I’m over-reacting, but things seem decidedly ‘off’ at the moment

    • McG ⚽⚽ 18/09/2018 at 8:04 pm

      We were playing great second half til Poch meddled, he’s to blame here.

      • Chauvelin 18/09/2018 at 8:05 pm

        Absolutely. Did anyone know what formation we had after the substitutions? Talk about running scared.

      • stevo1987 18/09/2018 at 8:08 pm

        Correct, Poch out. We have an excellent squad but the manager seems out of his depth now.

        • Caspurs 18/09/2018 at 8:09 pm

          I think that’s a tad hasty.

        • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 18/09/2018 at 8:09 pm

          Wouldn’t go that far but this is def his biggest test with us.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 18/09/2018 at 8:05 pm

      Tend to agree SSG, Poch looked decidedly irritated the whole match. Summats up.

      • Caspurs 18/09/2018 at 8:08 pm

        Poch hasn’t been his usual calm self all season, which has led me to wonder if all is really tickety-boo behind the scenes.

        • Chauvelin 18/09/2018 at 8:13 pm

          It’s time for big Danny to put his arm around Mauricio and cuddle him.

    • stevo1987 18/09/2018 at 8:06 pm

      As I said Poch is f’king it up. Keeps chopping and changing. Pick a team and stick with it for a while.

  • Chauvelin 18/09/2018 at 8:07 pm

    ‘Snatching defeat from victory.’

    Volume two of the Mauricio Pochettino story.

  • ronwol196061 18/09/2018 at 8:07 pm

    We were good defenders at one time
    Are we playing Zone?
    Are they not allowed the JUMP?

    • Chauvelin 18/09/2018 at 8:10 pm

      Who knows Ron? The subs just messed everything up, the play, the rhythm, the formation, probably who was marking whom. He confused everything.

  • ronwol196061 18/09/2018 at 8:09 pm

    I had faith.

  • stevo1987 18/09/2018 at 8:09 pm

    I’d take Hoddle back as manager with this bunch of players. Poch has it on a plate and he’s f#king it right up. oops I already said that.

    • Caspurs 18/09/2018 at 8:11 pm

      Yellow card for time wasting!!!

    • Chauvelin 18/09/2018 at 8:11 pm

      But it was worth saying twice. Hoddle is a good tactician. Dunno about man management but shares in Poch PLC have taken a tumble in the last ten days.

      • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 18/09/2018 at 8:13 pm

        Shareholder confidence is fragile.

        • Chauvelin 18/09/2018 at 8:15 pm

          It is. I like the guy but he has made some gaffs and keeps on making them. Did he think taking off Kane for Rose was wise? Left us unable to hold the ball up front.

  • Bruxie 18/09/2018 at 8:14 pm

    Hoddle has a brilliant analitical mind for footy. Get him in as a consultant…
    I know. It shouldn’t happen.

    • stevo1987 18/09/2018 at 8:17 pm

      I know who I would prefer for the first game in the the new stadium. When you think of all the big\crunch games we have had under Poch I think we have lost them all.

  • Bruxie 18/09/2018 at 8:15 pm

    Poch didn’t admit liability.

  • UnkleTaff 18/09/2018 at 8:15 pm

    Well the early kick-off means there’s still time to at least salvage something out of the evening.

    So there’s that.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 18/09/2018 at 8:16 pm

      I’m clutching at the same straws. If the dippers score first I’m out of there.

      • stevo1987 18/09/2018 at 8:18 pm

        Fck them I’m only interested in my team.

        • Chauvelin 18/09/2018 at 8:23 pm

          I’m only interested in other PL teams losing.

  • Chauvelin 18/09/2018 at 8:20 pm

    I am very very calm about this.

  • SeattleSpursGuy 18/09/2018 at 8:22 pm

    So, we need to time travel back to 2014 and those heady Tim Sherwood days for the last time we lost 3 in a row (losses to Arse and Chavs either side of a loss to Benfica in the Ropey).

    • Chauvelin 18/09/2018 at 8:26 pm

      Gee, great.

  • Frontwheel 2 18/09/2018 at 8:24 pm

    While Poch never played a blinder,the anti Poch bullshit is unbelievable.fucking hell boys.

    • Fatty B 18/09/2018 at 8:26 pm

      Agreed. 100%.

      • stevo1987 18/09/2018 at 8:30 pm

        Well I don’t.

      • UnkleTaff 18/09/2018 at 8:31 pm

        Agreed. 110%.

    • Chauvelin 18/09/2018 at 8:28 pm

      Poch undermined the team with his poor tactical judgement. That’s all, no biggie.

      • stevo1987 18/09/2018 at 8:31 pm

        Yeah, right. And not the first time. Time for a change. Anyone good available?

        • Frontwheel 2 18/09/2018 at 8:33 pm

          Any toys left in your pram ?

          • stevo1987 18/09/2018 at 8:34 pm

            ha ha – live from Norwich…It’s the Rant of The Week!!

    • SeattleSpursGuy 18/09/2018 at 8:33 pm

      Agree, I don’t want him gone, but something seems off at the moment

      • Fatty B 18/09/2018 at 8:36 pm

        Every side has a dip. Let’s hope this is/has been our’s.

        • stevo1987 18/09/2018 at 8:38 pm

          Stop being so calm…lol …

  • DAVID 18/09/2018 at 8:25 pm

    Oh well, that’s one way to ruin a perfectly good evening.
    Time for Poch to stop talking crap at press conferences and getting this team playing somewhere close to it’s potential.

  • Superspoz 🏆 18/09/2018 at 8:25 pm

    Is that the definition of “snatching defeat from the jaws of victory ” ?

  • Flat Oeuf 18/09/2018 at 8:25 pm

    You can’t ‘play out’ 15 mins + injury time of a game against a side with quality in it when you’re only 1 goal up. It’s just inviting them to score. We stopped trying to threaten and we underestimated them. The sibstitution compounded what was already happening on the pitch. Sucker punched.

    • Superspoz 🏆 18/09/2018 at 8:27 pm

      We nearly did, no expected that first goal!!

      • Superspoz 🏆 18/09/2018 at 8:28 pm

        Ah I don’t know..I’m fakın pissed off…fak fak bollocks fak

      • Flat Oeuf 18/09/2018 at 8:31 pm

        Flat Oeuf

        If we play like this for 15mims, we’re at risk of conceding

        Spoz, I did expect that first goal mate. Wrote this at 15 mins to go. 10 mins later, they scored

        • Superspoz 🏆 18/09/2018 at 8:33 pm

          Yeah i just saw that, it was a class goal tho. I dunno.. I’m so sad

          • Flat Oeuf 18/09/2018 at 8:53 pm

            Yup, me too

  • UnkleTaff 18/09/2018 at 8:33 pm

    I have enough rhubarb in the garden to make a rhubarb crumble but it’s raining too hard for me to go out and pick it.

    🙁

  • Frontwheel 2 18/09/2018 at 8:33 pm

    The night gets darker

    • Flat Oeuf 18/09/2018 at 8:39 pm

      What’s a paleo crumble made out of?

      • Frontwheel 2 18/09/2018 at 8:42 pm

        horseradish and porridge,with pickled onions for decor

        • Flat Oeuf 18/09/2018 at 8:45 pm

          Fancy, I thought it would be rubble with soil sprinkled on top, to sweeten.

          • Frontwheel 2 18/09/2018 at 8:45 pm

            That’s what the rich folks have,lucky bleeders

  • Flat Oeuf 18/09/2018 at 8:43 pm

    I might try my hand at some player analyst tomorrow. No ‘marks out of 10’ though. Not for me.

    • stevo1987 18/09/2018 at 8:45 pm

      Try some “manager” analysis.

      • Frontwheel 2 18/09/2018 at 8:46 pm

        heheh

      • Flat Oeuf 18/09/2018 at 8:52 pm

        You can do that bit and send it in to:
        BBC Points of View
        White Lies Studios
        London

  • Superspoz 🏆 18/09/2018 at 8:48 pm

    *arse on a step, fag in mouth, elbow on knee, palm on side of face emoji

  • Frontwheel 2 18/09/2018 at 8:49 pm

    Poch fucked up yes,but every time our players had the ball all the surrounding players were pointing back to the goalie,not making themselves available for a pass,cowardly.

    • Flat Oeuf 18/09/2018 at 8:53 pm

      This is what I saw happening.

    • Fatty B 18/09/2018 at 8:55 pm

      Yep. Players for me. First half we were abysmal, frightened of the ball. That’s not Poch’s fault.

      • stevo1987 18/09/2018 at 9:10 pm

        Are you sure? Maybe he makes them feel like that.

        • Fatty B 18/09/2018 at 9:14 pm

          Yeah. Or maybe the kit man has changed the washing powder and the lads are wearing itchy pance.

          • McG ⚽⚽ 18/09/2018 at 9:27 pm

            Say what you like, Poch’s subs cost us the win.

  • Northern Spur 18/09/2018 at 8:51 pm

    I didn’t see the game but followed it on t’interweb. I sensed we’d be in trouble with our defensive substitutions + I also thought the continuing lack of a true on-field leader will be our downfall in future big games, too.

    • Superspoz 🏆 18/09/2018 at 9:00 pm

      We nearly had it. They were worst then us. We had the better chances. I can accept the worldie but the one from the set piece, ANOTHER set piece ffs is hard to take.
      I’m not pointing fingers just yet.
      I’m ber…cal(mish)

      • Superspoz 🏆 18/09/2018 at 9:01 pm

        m(i

      • stevo1987 18/09/2018 at 9:03 pm

        I’m not. After the last couple of weeks I see us scrapping around for 6th place and plying our trade in the ropey league. And I’m usually Mr Optimistic. Bloomin’ gutted!!

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 18/09/2018 at 9:01 pm

    Seems we’re missing our Captain.

    • Fatty B 18/09/2018 at 9:04 pm

      Captain Morgan?

    • stevo1987 18/09/2018 at 9:04 pm

      “Our captain” should have been strung out to dry.

      • stevo1987 18/09/2018 at 9:05 pm

        i.e. lost the captaincy and dropped. Seems his “injury” has prevented that.

  • DAVID 18/09/2018 at 9:03 pm

    Worrying similarities in the games against Inter and Watford, need to get back to winning ways at Brighton.

  • Caspurs 18/09/2018 at 9:07 pm

    UnkleTaff

    Well the early kick-off means there’s still time to at least salvage something out of the evening.

    So there’s that.

    For the first year ever my peach tree has produced ripe fruit, whodafunkit.

    • Frontwheel 2 18/09/2018 at 9:08 pm

      Peach crumble

      • Superspoz 🏆 18/09/2018 at 9:10 pm

        Peach on the bbq is my favourite.

      • Caspurs 18/09/2018 at 9:11 pm

        Too sweet, I prefer the tart acidity of rhubarb.

        • Fatty B 18/09/2018 at 9:12 pm

          Are you taking the peach?

          • Caspurs 18/09/2018 at 9:15 pm

            Maybe, wodya gonna do, impeach me?

        • stevo1987 18/09/2018 at 9:16 pm

          Bloody hell man pull yourself together. This is serious and you are discussing the merits of peaches or rhubarb. All I can envisage in my mind after that debacle is one of those Downfall\Hitler spoofs…

          • Fatty B 18/09/2018 at 9:23 pm

            Don’t throw yourself off Peachy Head, will you.

            • AntSpurs 18/09/2018 at 9:25 pm

              Life’s a peach

    • SeattleSpursGuy 18/09/2018 at 9:18 pm

      Do I dare to eat a peach?

      • Fatty B 18/09/2018 at 9:22 pm

        Prufrocked if I know.

      • AntSpurs 18/09/2018 at 9:23 pm

        The refs have been a bit short on stop peach time.

        • stevo1987 18/09/2018 at 9:24 pm

          Peach out!!

          • AntSpurs 18/09/2018 at 9:36 pm

            Who’s taking the peach?

  • Frontwheel 2 18/09/2018 at 9:23 pm

    The difference in commentary is unbelievable,The gits had a goal rightly disallowed after the goalie nearly had his bollocks ripped off,yet doubt is being cast on the decision

    • stevo1987 18/09/2018 at 9:26 pm

      hat is your Gravatar depicting Mr Fronty. I can’t work it out.

      • stevo1987 18/09/2018 at 9:26 pm

        erm , that’s what is……

        • Frontwheel 2 18/09/2018 at 9:29 pm

          my foot whilst bathing in an orange filter,

          • Frontwheel 2 18/09/2018 at 9:30 pm

            obviously

            • stevo1987 18/09/2018 at 9:31 pm

              Hmm, I did think it was foot tbh.. But I couldn’t think why you would have that as your piccy.

              • Frontwheel 2 18/09/2018 at 9:33 pm

                its mysterious

                • AntSpurs 18/09/2018 at 9:34 pm

                  😂😂😂

                • stevo1987 18/09/2018 at 9:35 pm

                  I have some good pic’s of my right foot somewhere…..

  • AntSpurs 18/09/2018 at 9:37 pm

    It’s all in the bubbles the colour fade and the shadow, it must be done correctly, no room for error.

  • AntSpurs 18/09/2018 at 9:38 pm

    Peachy

  • AntSpurs 18/09/2018 at 9:38 pm

    And no knob sticking out the bubbles, that’s not mysterious.

    • stevo1987 18/09/2018 at 9:40 pm

      My surgeon said I had a very interesting foot. I just said it fucking hurts a lot.

      • AntSpurs 18/09/2018 at 9:48 pm

        What you got there Stevo ? From the accident ?

      • Fatty B 18/09/2018 at 10:14 pm

        My surgeon said I had a very interesting foot. I just said it’s nearer to 300mm, but thanks for the compliment.

        • AntSpurs 18/09/2018 at 10:15 pm

          I told the surgeon to step off

  • McG ⚽⚽ 18/09/2018 at 9:42 pm

    First time I think I’ve heard poch curse to the journo’s, if this is true…

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/mauricio-pochettino-my-players-not-13269621

    • Fatty B 18/09/2018 at 9:46 pm

      Poch In!

      • stevo1987 18/09/2018 at 9:48 pm

        Poch in Boots?

        • Fatty B 18/09/2018 at 9:55 pm

          A pig in a Poch.

          • AntSpurs 18/09/2018 at 10:10 pm

            Headline : it’s the Poch Mess Monster

            • McG ⚽⚽ 18/09/2018 at 10:12 pm

              Funniest post of the night!

              • AntSpurs 18/09/2018 at 10:17 pm

                Hehe cheers Maccy Gees, this feels much worse the Pool game as we hardly had a looked in. This one was fuckrees.

                • AntSpurs 18/09/2018 at 10:18 pm

                  😔

                  • AntSpurs 18/09/2018 at 10:19 pm

                    *hands on hips looking to the sky emoji.

                    • McG ⚽⚽ 18/09/2018 at 10:28 pm

                      Just stop fielding Winks Dier & Dembele at the same time. Not saying this is Winks fault either, but you hand the front foot to the opposition when we do this, it’s so blatently obvious too.

                    • AntSpurs 18/09/2018 at 10:35 pm

                      Yeah I think Lamela was tired , he worked tiresly as usual but as Winks not match fit. We felt comfortable to let them come onto us and I thought we looked sured enough to hold them out. This was the opposite to the approach at Watford where we tried to starve them higher up the pitch. With the 3 in the middle we should be able to contain which is what I thought Poch was doing looking for a draw against Pool. However the players aren’t mentally or physically upto it at the moment. We’re always slow starters so well find out groove but we have not learnt how to play this game yet.

                    • AntSpurs 18/09/2018 at 10:36 pm

                      Without the flying wingbacks.

      • McG ⚽⚽ 18/09/2018 at 10:11 pm

        I don’t want Poch out, but he seriously needs to fook off with the shite team selections & naff substitutions.

  • Frontwheel 2 18/09/2018 at 9:42 pm

    Sweet Jesus,Paris

    • Flat Oeuf 18/09/2018 at 9:43 pm

      Berry sweet

  • Sexy Beast 18/09/2018 at 9:51 pm

    Arrrrgh

  • Frontwheel 2 18/09/2018 at 9:51 pm

    This is officially a shit night

  • AntSpurs 18/09/2018 at 9:52 pm

    Hostia, go on Poch ! 😂

  • McG ⚽⚽ 18/09/2018 at 10:35 pm

    A double over psv, do inter at home & scape a draw in one of the Barca legs should do it. At least Barca will have qualified by the time we hit the Nou Camp!

  • HD 🇺🇸 18/09/2018 at 11:23 pm

    I hope the hysteria is over. We lost, get over it. The sun comes up tomorrow. We are not dead.

  • Carrigbawn 18/09/2018 at 11:32 pm

    So we lost. So what? It’s not the end of the world. It’s not life & death ffs. Fan(antic)s have no responsibility. They are always right because when they give their opinions it’s with the benefit of hindsight. We were the better side tonight. However Inter got the rub of the green. I reckon 9 times out of 10 Icardi’s wonder strike would have sailed over the crossbar or gone wide of the post. Tonight it went in. Our luck was out. The 2nd goal? We can’t defend crosses! With the benefit of hindsight (something the fan(atic)s posting on here are blessed with!) Pochettino shouldn’t have taken Kane off as he is good in the air defensively, something the subs, Winks & Moura are poor at (the fact they are midgets doesn’t help!)

    I can see Pochettino getting the sack if this bad run continues. Obviously he’s under enormous pressure and is very rattled (he’s behaving irrationally) and he doesn’t want to lose his £8m a year job, though he will have to be compensated (I doubt if Levy failed to put a limit on his compensation into his new contract so he wont get his £45m 5 year contract paid up in full). Will this bad run continue? Who can be certain though I think it unlikely. Still I’m not worried. I like to see Spurs win, but it’s not life and death as with some Spurs fan(atic)s. I wont have a sleepless night, like some on here, just because we lost. It’s only a football match! You can’t win them all! 🙂

    • Hartley 19/09/2018 at 12:17 am

      I’ll sleep tonight but you’re wrong. Inter played the full 90 minutes and won, we didn’t and we lost. Fuck all to do with wonder strikes or rub of the green and more about application and belief.

      • HD 🇺🇸 19/09/2018 at 12:48 am

        this ^

    • Syd 19/09/2018 at 1:31 am

      I don’t entirely disagree with you but I can tell you Moura is pretty good in the air. Winks not so much. I can’t understand the Winks substitution. Oh well, he might be better for the experience.
      Mind you the ball went to Dier and Davies and neither got off the ground and appeared to be marking each other and not the opposition.

  • merrance 19/09/2018 at 12:22 am

    it was the s**t kit, it made us look fat and cumbersome.If they made me wear that rubbish I was gonna be arksin for an xxl top and tuck the blue hippy band down my shorts,

    • Fatty B 19/09/2018 at 1:08 am

      God evensong Merrance.

      • Fatty B 19/09/2018 at 1:08 am

        *Good

        • Syd 19/09/2018 at 1:29 am

          Just sent you an email mate (I think)

          • Fatty B 19/09/2018 at 2:48 am

            Yep. Got it. Thanks. Watch this space.

  • TCY 19/09/2018 at 12:24 am

    Did not see the game so can’t say much. However the recent formations are obviously not working. And suddenly we can’t defend set pieces worth a damn.

    Better coaching should take care of both those.

    And whatever is going on at midfield isn’t working either.

    Still early doors. All is not lost—yet.

    COYMFAHS

  • Syd 19/09/2018 at 12:28 am

    merrance
    The rot started when tripps and toby were left behind. continued when we took our feet off the pedal by removing pamela and gained momentum when arry came off as now inter didnt have to mark him and could stream forward in droves I let our a groan of knowing that we had thrown it with the last sub, handed to them on a plate a great invitation for them to batter us.We changed the game for them. Poch has gone rogue.

    It had nothing to do with TRips or Toby. Ok, we are better for having them on the pitch, but the side we put on the pitch should have won. We simply cannot defend set pieces very well

  • Flat Oeuf 19/09/2018 at 4:24 am

    Was just thinking about Halibut. Wotcha pal! Hope you’re still fiercely battling those little fuckers…and winning!

    All strength and love from the Flat Oeufers 💪💙

  • Sniper 19/09/2018 at 8:48 am

    Naive. Lacklustre. Predictable. Wasteful. Unimaginative. Spursy.

    Gutted.

  • 89Spurs 👁 19/09/2018 at 9:01 am

    That’s the hat trick of loses. We should have it out of the system now. So it’s win win, win all the way.
    I hope!

    • UnkleTaff 19/09/2018 at 10:31 am

      Yurp. Brighton, Huddersfield and Cardiff next up in the league. Nine points from that lot would see us nicely back on track.

  • UnkleTaff 19/09/2018 at 10:17 am

    It’s at times like this you find out what you’re really made of. Life’s easy when everything is going according to plan.

    I’m convinced we’ll survive this blip (for that’s all it is) and be stronger for the experience.

    • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 19/09/2018 at 10:48 am

      I’m tending towards that belief as well. However this is new territory for Poch so can’t say I’m 100‰ confident on the basis it’s not happened before. In fact it all feels a bit pre-Pochified at the moment. Yesterday reminded me of us before Poch came in, very Spursy.
      All teams go through a bad run of form which can last a few games or a season and occasionally even longer. The top teams certainly do but they will usually win something in the good times. Im betting that the blips over and the good times are gonna roll again. Fingers crossed 🤞

      • 89Spurs 👁 19/09/2018 at 10:55 am

        I think that if the squad, are as one, then it’s easier to play through it, and come out a better side in the end. Then the results should flow.
        The last thing we need is a pessimistic attitude!

      • UnkleTaff 19/09/2018 at 10:57 am

        It’s a sad comment on modern football that whenever teams do go through a rough period these days the manager invariably gets the boot. Getting rid of Pochettino now would, I fear, do irreparable damage to the club. Missing out on a top-four place this season (not that I think for a moment this will happen) would be unfortunate, but sacking the best coach we’ve had in ages would be a disaster.

        • Chauvelin 19/09/2018 at 11:01 am

          A tad premature! And not something Daniel would do in the midst of the stadium saga, the last thing he needs is more uncertainty.

  • Chauvelin 19/09/2018 at 10:59 am

    My worry is that Pochettino came out after the United victory and more or less said the result flattered Spurs, we weren’t that good, we were fortunate they didn’t take their chances, we needed to improve etc etc.

    It was like he was a third party, analysing the team from the outside, almost like a pundit. As if he wasn’t integrally involved in the team ethos, was having some kind of ‘out of body experience’. Almost like he couldn’t affect the way things were going, other than to voice his concerns publicity and hope they would be taken onboard. By whom?

    It was very strange, and none of his press utterings since give me confidence he has a handle on things.

    Is Pochettino having his midlife crisis?

  • SpurAndy 🍒 🥧 19/09/2018 at 11:03 am

    I don’t get the feeling that the squad aren’t as one. Poch on the other hand seems to be far more defensive and exasperated than I’ve seen him before. Maybe he’s different behind the scenes with the players and maybe he’s trying the Moanhino/Fergy tactic of they’re all agin us, it’s us against the world boys. Or maybe he feels the players have taken advantage of his happy, smiling demeanour and he’s having to rattle their cages. I dunno but I do trust him to sort it out.

    • Chauvelin 19/09/2018 at 11:16 am

      It’s an odd and disturbing thing that for once, Pochettino isn’t expressing how together and happy everyone is. Previously he’s been very very calm, but not anymore.

  • Chauvelin 19/09/2018 at 11:25 am
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