Interesting window shaping up

With the season barely just finished, obviously it’s far too early to start speculating on who might be leaving….but what the hell.

Reading some of the comments in the last 48 hrs (Poch and others), the summit with Uncle Joe and DL…I think it’s shaping up to be quite an exciting summer.

Some random guesses, based on the mood music:

Rose: Staying

Dembele: Leaving

Toby: Staying, maybe, after all?

Llorente: Leaving

If we get Toby and Rosey firing for next season, it’ll be like 2 new signings!


Levy has done things a little differently these last 2 windows:

  1.  €40m odd for a Centre Back?  Fakinel.
  2.  Spending some dough on a player we needed in January?  Cor.


I’m going to stick my neck out and say that I think we will have a decent +ve Net Spend this summer.  I know, I know…I’m deluded, right?

Well, we can always just jump out if it gets too much.

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 matter who finds themselves fortunate enough, in any given season, to be the stewards, manager or players of the best club in the world. COYFS!

  • spurandy 16/05/2018 at 3:06 pm

    The Tobes is 50/50 to stay for me. I don’t think it’s just about money probably a mixture of that and winning baubles . We might get near his money aspirations but the trophies are in the unknown at the moment. He’s only got one last shout so does he take a punt on us or go somewhere that has a much better trophy haul history.
    If Rose can regain his old form I’d keep him. I know he’s caused problems but on his day he’s damn good. Just depends whether he can get it back, Poch probably the best bet to see it.
    Dembele still a rock for me (sorry Taff) would hope to get at least another season out of him even if he can’t play all the games.
    Would love to move Sissoko on, obvs but can’t see it happening easily unless it’s at a significant loss which Levy might veto.
    Apart from that I’d get Aguero, Martial and this Delight geezer who I’d never heard of or seen him play.

  • 61SpursNut 16/05/2018 at 3:13 pm

    I am of the opinion that your opinion concurs with my opinion. I too forsee a substantial net spend and a goodly increase in salaries.

    Am I right in assuming that gate receipts for next season will be pusing £100m? Ball park figure maffs rule!

  • Flat Oeuf 16/05/2018 at 3:23 pm

    If the rumours that Son is to be converted into a ‘Striker’ are true, then we will need another attacking midfielder. Personally, I’d rather see Lamela up top than Son, as at least Sonny can go past a man.

    I think our most important purchase this year is in Central Midfield. I see Dier and Victor sharing the DM position but I think we need a robust yet creative CM next to them to take us to the next level…that will be velly expensive.

    • UnkleTaff 16/05/2018 at 3:46 pm

      Barkley might be surplus to requirements at Chelsea once the new manager’s installed. He’d fit the bill nicely as far as I’m concerned. As would Jonjo Shelvey.

      And I hope Villa get promoted and that Onomah stays with them for another year. Be interesting to see how he fares as a DM against PL opposition. He’s definitely one to keep an eye on for the future.

      • caspurs 16/05/2018 at 6:08 pm

        Barkley and Shelvey? I think we should be aiming a tad higher than those two…

        • Jonspur 16/05/2018 at 7:45 pm

          Coughs and Splutters

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

          Both technically gifted, Premier League-proven players. Both would enrich our squad and give us more options from the bench.

          As would Zaha.

  • Freund or Foe 16/05/2018 at 4:01 pm


    • Freund or Foe 16/05/2018 at 4:02 pm

      Yay! I’m Fofty again!!!!

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 16/05/2018 at 7:47 pm

      Just got mine tesed this morning

  • Jonspur 16/05/2018 at 4:12 pm

    Apparently she’s a Spurs’ fan, but hates everything about the club.

    • spurandy 16/05/2018 at 5:15 pm

      Including Botchetino.

      • Jonspur 16/05/2018 at 6:13 pm

        Hating Botch is so last … yesterday. Check back tomorrow for an update.

        • Flat Oeuf 16/05/2018 at 6:32 pm

          24 whole hours?

  • spurandy 16/05/2018 at 6:00 pm

    Standard reporting that Son has been playing the last 6 weeks on painkillers which might explain why he’s been a bit off the boil recently.

  • Flat Oeuf 16/05/2018 at 6:29 pm

    Just testing signing in for the outside. Ignore me, as if that’s even possible.

    • Flat Oeuf 16/05/2018 at 6:30 pm

      Well that kinda worked

      • 61SpursNut 16/05/2018 at 6:34 pm

        I just got a spam email from some rogue bloeugster. Should I be concerned?

        • Flat Oeuf 16/05/2018 at 6:35 pm


    • spurandy 16/05/2018 at 6:31 pm

      Who said that……?

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 16/05/2018 at 7:48 pm

        Winston Churchill

        • 61SpursNut 16/05/2018 at 8:27 pm

          Yay, Ronny’s in da house!

  • Flat Oeuf 16/05/2018 at 6:37 pm


    Standard reporting that Son has been playing the last 6 weeks on painkillers which might explain why he’s been a bit off the boil recently.

    The more I analyse our season, the more impressive it looks. No Toby, No Rose, Walker sold. No Wanyama. Both Son and Kane variously latterly crocked. Dele scoring 50% less goals.

    Great CL showing, FA Cup SF, 3rd place

    Nothing short of excellent, really.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 16/05/2018 at 7:49 pm

      Fuck one day on here and look what youve become

      • 61SpursNut 16/05/2018 at 8:40 pm

        Whatever you do, don’t disagree with him.

  • caspurs 16/05/2018 at 7:01 pm

    I’m experiencing the blog jumping around as I scroll through, get to a comment and it randomly flits to another comment either up or down, it wasn’t doing it before FoF did something, I’m sure of it…

    • Freund or Foe 16/05/2018 at 7:05 pm

      I take full responsibility for everything. Levy, the stadium, Trump, Palestine, Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray, South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio
      Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television, North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe, Rosenbergs, H-bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom, Brando, “The King and I” and “The Catcher in the Rye”, Eisenhower, vaccine, England’s got a new queen, Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye.

    • Flat Oeuf 16/05/2018 at 7:05 pm

      I have switched from using it on Safari to Chrome and it’s much more stable.

      I also followed instructions here, so this might have sorted it:

      • spurandy 16/05/2018 at 7:07 pm

        Find Chrome better than WordPress app. The latter doesn’t seem to auto refresh.

      • caspurs 16/05/2018 at 7:08 pm

        But I have Safari set up just how I like it… : (

        • Flat Oeuf 16/05/2018 at 7:12 pm

          Can you do the cache clear thingy on Safari without blitzing everything?

          • Caspurs 16/05/2018 at 7:23 pm

            I think I need to make an appointment with the genius bar, that’s all I’m saying.

          • 61SpursNut 16/05/2018 at 8:28 pm

            Yes. I’ll send you an email later.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 16/05/2018 at 7:50 pm

      His golf ball hit the telephone lines

      • Freund or Foe 16/05/2018 at 7:58 pm


  • spurandy 16/05/2018 at 7:03 pm

    Like the layout with latest comments at the bottom, auto erotic refresh, and New posts highlighted. Well done to Flat Oeuf and Taff.

    • caspurs 16/05/2018 at 7:06 pm

      I already feel safer now my comments are in a box, you can never be too sure..

  • Ufluckinplic 16/05/2018 at 7:08 pm

    Testing, testing, ein, zwei, drei

    • Freund or Foe 16/05/2018 at 7:09 pm

      It’s Mr bloody Plick!!! Good to see you here dude.

      • Ufluckinplic 16/05/2018 at 7:11 pm


        • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 16/05/2018 at 7:51 pm


          • Freund or Foe 16/05/2018 at 7:53 pm

            It’s Bloody Ron too! I’m so happy, and rather emotional.

    • Flat Oeuf 16/05/2018 at 7:09 pm

      Ya! Ya! Ya!

      • Ufluckinplic 16/05/2018 at 7:12 pm

        Right when does the abuse start 😁

        • Flat Oeuf 16/05/2018 at 7:14 pm

          You’re banned.

          • Freund or Foe 16/05/2018 at 7:17 pm

            Hey! I wanted to be banned first!!

            • Caspurs 16/05/2018 at 7:19 pm

              Well who’s fault is that?

            • Freund or Foe 16/05/2018 at 7:21 pm

              Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev
              Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc
              Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dacron
              Dien Bien Phu falls, “Rock Around the Clock”
              Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn’s got a winning team
              Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland
              Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Krushchev
              Princess Grace, “Peyton Place”, trouble in the Suez

            • Flat Oeuf 16/05/2018 at 7:25 pm

              What the actual?

            • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 16/05/2018 at 7:53 pm

              Dacron Ffs a man has to make a living….

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 16/05/2018 at 8:30 pm

            That not abuse its contradiction!

            • Jonspur 16/05/2018 at 8:37 pm

              No it isn’t.

    • spurandy 16/05/2018 at 7:23 pm

      • Freund or Foe 16/05/2018 at 7:28 pm

        Not working

  • Freund or Foe 16/05/2018 at 7:31 pm

    We want our gifs
    Images and gifs
    I just don’t think you understand
    We had ’em “over there”
    Without ’em I feel bare
    We want images and gifs

    • Freund or Foe 16/05/2018 at 7:35 pm

      Or is it working for everyone else, but not me? Wouldn’t be the first time.

      • SpurAndy 16/05/2018 at 8:01 pm

        Not working for me, its a concipracy

    • Jonspur 16/05/2018 at 7:47 pm

      We> Want. Our …

  • Jonspur 16/05/2018 at 7:48 pm




  • Jonspur 16/05/2018 at 7:48 pm

    Freund or Foe

    Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev
    Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc
    Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dacron
    Dien Bien Phu falls, “Rock Around the Clock”
    Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn’s got a winning team
    Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland
    Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Krushchev
    Princess Grace, “Peyton Place”, trouble in the Suez


    • Freund or Foe 16/05/2018 at 7:51 pm

      Good work. Didn’t expect you to get that for The Longest Time.

      • Jonspur 16/05/2018 at 8:01 pm

        Oh oh oh oh. For the longest time?

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 16/05/2018 at 8:06 pm

    Flat Oeuf
    What the actual?


    Billy Joel we didnt start the fire

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 16/05/2018 at 8:08 pm

      Anyone remember Johnny Ray?

      • Freund or Foe 16/05/2018 at 8:11 pm

        Sugar Ray, Ray Clemence, Stingray, Ray of the Rovers, Ray Reardon, It’s A Shame About Ray, yes.
        Johnny Ray, no.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 16/05/2018 at 8:29 pm

      Zanzibar..the one about Vietnam…Allentown… loved the all and if course Leningrad

      • Freund or Foe 16/05/2018 at 8:37 pm

        Stormfront is a great album. Shameless is my fav song, though they’re all pretty good.

        • Jonspur 16/05/2018 at 8:42 pm

          Stormfront is my favourite weather system I’m ashamed to say, although I like all weather systems.

          • Freund or Foe 16/05/2018 at 8:56 pm

            You have favourites? Cloudy with a chance of meatballs will be very upset.

            • Jonspur 16/05/2018 at 11:04 pm

              Oh well, every cloud has a silver lining.

  • Jonspur 16/05/2018 at 8:18 pm


    Anyone remember Johnny Ray?

    I remember Ray’s Johnies – unreliable, lots of punctures – Durex bought them out.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 16/05/2018 at 8:25 pm

      Must be a Spam supporter.Probably blew them up too….

      • Jonspur 16/05/2018 at 11:07 pm

        The only childrens’ entertainer who models animals out of condoms.

  • 61SpursNut 16/05/2018 at 8:29 pm


  • SpurAndy 16/05/2018 at 8:35 pm

    Yay, there’s a Ronstar in the house 👍!

  • SpurAndy 16/05/2018 at 8:45 pm

    Here’s a bit of fun (subjective), I got 5.

    World Cup: How many of England’s Brazil 2014 squad can you name? –

    • UnkleTaff 16/05/2018 at 9:05 pm

      Twelve. F*cked if I could remember either of the full backs.

  • UnkleTaff 16/05/2018 at 8:55 pm

    Fakinel! Who left the back gate open?

    • Freund or Foe 16/05/2018 at 9:01 pm

      I am beri beri appy.

  • Flat Oeuf 16/05/2018 at 9:06 pm


    Fuck one day on here and look what youve become

    Welcome Ronwoldo!

    Great to have you and everyone here.

  • UnkleTaff 16/05/2018 at 9:10 pm

    Looking good, Fanny.

    Thankfully the “New” post indicator means I can now uncheck the “Notify me of new post/comment” boxes.

    • Flat Oeuf 16/05/2018 at 9:11 pm


      • 61SpursNut 16/05/2018 at 9:48 pm

        Did you get my text(s) about your cache?

        • Freund or Foe 16/05/2018 at 9:50 pm

          Oeufmeister is one hell of a cache.

        • Flat Oeuf 16/05/2018 at 10:05 pm

          Yes, thanks pal

        • Jonspur 16/05/2018 at 10:47 pm

          I just cleared my cache.

  • Freund or Foe 16/05/2018 at 9:59 pm

    Apparently she’s a Spurs’ fan, but hates everything about the club.



    • Jonspur 16/05/2018 at 10:46 pm

      Not for me thanks. I prefer the regular crack, the stuff that gives one at least a moment of euphoria.

      • Freund or Foe 16/05/2018 at 10:57 pm

        I prefer crack lights. Perforated filter makes all the difference.

  • Freund or Foe 16/05/2018 at 11:29 pm

    This is funny…

    “Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is set to sign for one more year at the north London club, despite fears he could quit.”

    So let me get this straight, Dan’s gonna rip up his existing deal with 3 years left and replace it with a new 12 month contract?

    Then you see the source of the info:

    The Sun reckon that they’ve managed to get the following, quite intimate information:

    “Although the Spurs chief accepts he got carried away with his post-match moments, he still wants assurances from chairman Levy before committing his future to the club.”

    “Poch believes Levy has been preoccupied with the building work at their 61,000-seater stadium at the new White Hart Lane.”

    “Levy himself has never put his head coach under pressure to bring home trophies — and Poch is convinced his boss is content with Champions League football.”

    No quotes.
    No “according to sources”.

    Don’t you just love Neil Ashton?

    • Flat Oeuf 17/05/2018 at 6:24 am

      Ashton sounds like someone has put his balls in a vice and is slowly but systematically turning the screw which, incidentally, is exactly what he deserves.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦🕎⚽🎷🎥 17/05/2018 at 6:32 pm

      You mean we have been right all this stuff aabout nothing.

      Seinfeld and Shakespeare would have a field day

  • McG 17/05/2018 at 7:13 am

    Hi all 🙂

    Great job whoever’s put this together, about time someone did, thank you! I’ll join in properly tonight when I’m home from work. Where’s the blog about how utterly shite our new stadium is??! 😉

    • SpurAndy 17/05/2018 at 7:17 am

      Mornin McG, good to have you aboard.

    • Jonspur 17/05/2018 at 7:32 am

      Thanks, but I can’t take all of the credit.

    • Freund or Foe 17/05/2018 at 8:19 am

      McG! howdy dude.

    • Flat Oeuf 17/05/2018 at 8:22 am

      Yeah, wotcha McG and welcome. Any complaints should be directed to the main man, JonSpurts.

      • Freund or Foe 17/05/2018 at 8:26 am

        Jon, I’m not happy about the growing traffic problems in Chelmsford. It’s all well and good building all these new homes and flats, but without road infrastructure improvements, it’s just leading to utter chaos, especially during rush hours.

        • SpurAndy 17/05/2018 at 8:33 am

          Yeah Jon, my cars not well. Wot yer gonna do about it Jon, a Jon? Can’t hear ya.

  • Caspurs 17/05/2018 at 7:13 am

    People have mentioned ********, does anyone have his deets, if not I may be able to message him (privately) via SSC. Also does anyone object to ******* being invited to this ere blog, I don’t have his deets (maybe someone here does?), the idea may be redundant as I don’t think it’s good form to tap up bloggers.
    Anyhoo, that’s enough of my early morning pigeon English forts, except where’s Ron gone, he was/is supposed to be on the night shift, isn’t he?

    • SpurAndy 17/05/2018 at 7:23 am

      Gday Cas, ********* was on the list but doubt if anyone has got his deets so you’re probably the only source to him. Personally have no probs with ******** but the others will need to ok of course.

    • UnkleTaff 17/05/2018 at 10:50 am

      You want to invite Jermaine Jenas to the blog?

      • Flat Oeuf 17/05/2018 at 10:51 am

        We’ve already got Jon.

  • Flat Oeuf 17/05/2018 at 10:15 am

    Morning All, I’m working on the site to fix a few things:
    1 .gifs
    2 The jumpy scrolly thing…I think this may have something to do with the ‘Like’ button which takes time to load as you scroll down and so the page jumps back.

    Also, I’ve done some discreet editing of a couple of posts as this site is currently visible and I want to protect our decency :O

  • Flat Oeuf 17/05/2018 at 10:16 am

    Will be posting debut blogs by Unkle Taff and the FoFmeister once the glitches are sorted

  • Ronwol1960-61 17/05/2018 at 11:26 am

    For me the pivoting position and most critical one is the CM. Its where Dembele player. this is THE engine room player. If there is room to spend this summer,thats the spot to cover with a World Class player.
    A second striker…..I’m happy to see even no second striker,to have the players run and find space. We were very fluid without a striker when Kane was injured.

    • Flat Oeuf 17/05/2018 at 11:34 am

      Absolutely agree, Ron. We need a better link player next to Dier/Wanyama, crucially with an eye for a longer pass. This will transform our side. Eriksen and he would be linking up in the middle of the field, swapping over and pulling opposition players out of position. I’d honestly spend 70% of any budget this summer on this player, assuming we keep most of the rest (bar Toby and Moussa).

      • Freund or Foe 17/05/2018 at 11:40 am

        Agree with your agreement.

      • UnkleTaff 17/05/2018 at 11:44 am

        In our penultimate game of the season Jonjo Shelvey was head and shoulders (tee-hee) the man of the match. He followed this up with another man of the match performance when Newcastle destroyed Chelsea on the final day.

        Premier League proven, I reckon he’d be an ideal partner for Eric Dier in the heart of our midfield.

        • Flat Oeuf 17/05/2018 at 11:49 am

          When he’s on his game, I think you’re right. He certainly caught the eye against us (didnt watch him vs Chavs)….but what’s his consistency like? I’d be interested to hear what the Newcastle lot think about him over a season as a whole.

          • UnkleTaff 17/05/2018 at 11:54 am

            Funny you should say that, I’ve just had a quick look myself. General consensus is that Lascalles was their player of the year but Shelvey wasn’t too far behind. When he plays well they play well.

            His performances merited a World Cup place in my opinion, but he’s not even a reserve (yet Jake Livermore is).

            • Flat Oeuf 17/05/2018 at 12:37 pm

              Well that’s good. At least they’re not gagging to get rid of him A la Sissoko.

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 17/05/2018 at 11:51 am

        Thumbs up to that Flat!

  • Flat Oeuf 17/05/2018 at 11:43 am

    Just to reiterate, it is worth going through this link below to solve any issues with the blog:

    Unfortunately, this does not apply to the content. Speak to Jon about that.

    • Freund or Foe 17/05/2018 at 11:46 am

      I’m content with the content.

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 17/05/2018 at 11:50 am

      Havent watched too much of him. Is he the one who was with Liverpool? He was tremendous against us for Newcastle.
      Still,I dont want to mention Kovacic but he would be the perfect player for us. Reminds me of a Mackay.

      • UnkleTaff 17/05/2018 at 11:57 am

        Yup. I remember being disappointed when he signed for Liverpool from Charlton as he was one of the hottest young properties around at the time. It didn’t quite work out for him at Anfield but he’s really flourished at Newcastle under Benitez. He’s an excellent distributor of the ball and, as I said, would be an excellent partner for Dier in the middle of the park.

        Puts in a real shift as well.

        • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 17/05/2018 at 11:59 am

          He seemed much more defensive at Pool….more aggressive and more defensive from what I remember.

  • SpurAndy 17/05/2018 at 12:42 pm

    I’d like to see ********* come in as I think he’d link very well with **. Also help out ******* with defensive duties. This would enable ******************* and * to stop **** being ****.

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 18/05/2018 at 3:11 am

      was he invited?

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 18/05/2018 at 3:12 am

        re ***

        • Flat Oeuf 18/05/2018 at 6:57 am

          Hi mate, we’re having these discussions offline. I’ll send you an email about it.

  • Ufluckinplic 17/05/2018 at 2:55 pm

    Where’s Horndog?

  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 18/05/2018 at 3:26 am

    My Home Screen of my page is shaking

    March 21, 2013 12:35 am



    So when I or anyone visiting my site scrolls past the first few posts it begins to shake and then shake so much you can not move or click on anything.

    The blog I need help with is
    March 26, 2013 3:32 pm



    There may be a technical conflict here – I’ve changed the post format of this post and this post from Status to Standard.

    Would you mind letting me know if this solves the shaking issue at your end? Thanks very much.

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    • Sniper 12/07/2018 at 4:32 am

      Twas just me fiddling abaat.

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